Before the Darkest Hour
The northern range, including the mountains surrounding the Nath, is called the North Wall, or Nathaghal. This stretch of mountains and steep hills runs from Talath Pass on the west to the Nath Pass on the east, spanning a distance of more than 600 miles. The North Wall is divided by the Bandit Pass, which connects Halruaa with the Bandit Wastes to the north. The Nath Pass in the northeastern section of the country provides a corridor between Halruaa and Dambrath. Following the Mulhorandi invasion, with numerous village communities destroyed, and a even few Tower-holdings abandoned, Nathaghal foothills remain a bleak land scarred by war and in need of rebuilding.
Nathalgal foothills hold wizard-tombs from the time of the early Netherese settlers of Halruaa, and older still are the monumental building remains of Ilythiiri civilization. It is believed that somewhere in the area the ancient city of Nii`tar Hanash is buried, a mighty ilythiiri stronghold destroyed during the Sundering.
Even if it is the lowest of the three Walls, and its cliffs are the least formidable, it is perhaps the most dangerous of all Halruaan mountain ranges, Nathaghal is home to a number of predators, migrating gnoll tribes and bandits escaping Lapal, Dambrathi or Halruaan justice. Of late, the lower foothills act as a raiding base for the remains of the defeated Mulhorandi army that invaded Halruaa in 1372 DR.