High in the clear blue sky, the mid-afternoon sun shone down upon the tall, golden grass of the vast, open prairies. The chirping and droning of insects could be heard from within the grass as the breeze swayed its maize-high blades to and fro. The grassy plain stretched as far as the eye could see. The only evidence of civilization present was a dirt road, about three meters wide, which cut straight through the prairies.
The path existed for almost a thousand years, once a heavily traveled route by many, both sapient and bestial; trade flowed heavily through this trail. Overtime, it was bypassed to save travel time between two cities, and was nearly forgotten. Now, only the local wildlife and the occasional hiker or motor vehicle use it, as evidenced by the numerous tracks imprinted in the dust.