The Traders' Trail runs at least partly through the duchy of Ellander. It is used by merchants and traders and so is prime territory for bandits.
"...And I met him again later on the Merchants' Trail, where, at Gildia's request, he slew a ferocious griffin which was preying on the caravans and thus saved the lives of many good people."
- pg.12, Blood of Elves (UK edition)
- "Geralt, the poet said suddenly, surely we won't head straight south? We'll have to make a detour to avoid Ellander and Hereward's lands, won't we? Or do you intend to continue with this show?
- No, Dandilion, I don't. We'll go through the forests and then join the Traders' Trail. Remember, not a word in Nenneke's presence about the quarrel. Not a word."
- - pg.276, The Last Wish (UK edition)