Most gargoyle flight takes place at approximately head height. Rivers and mountains block the path as effectively for a flying gargoyle as for a walking or mounted human or elf.
Gargoyles can, however, fly over some rivers and mountains in Ter Mur and a few areas in Underworld and the Stygian Abyss.
Flight paths are marked with pairs of sparkles, visible only to gargoyles. Two examples of these are the mountain pass to Singularity Shrine and a river crossing to a small island in the center of the river North West of the Royal City. Both of the areas these paths lead to can also be reached by use of the teleport spell.
The Aerial Path
An addition to these simple crossings is the more spectacular, much higher, aerial flight path; allowing a gargoyle to fly over mountains, rivers, the heads of the beasts of Ter Mur and even over the void.
Launch yourself into the Ter Mur skies from the top of one of the eight flight towers, between the sparkles, to begin your journey along the narrow, unseen corridor stretching from tower to tower.
Do not deviate from the route when over land, or you will fall from the lofty passage back to normal head height. Over water, mountains or the void an invisible barrier will prevent you from suffering this fate. The dotted line on the Ter Mur Map shows the route, towers being shown by the icon
Each tower has 2 pairs of sparkles, arrive through one pair, depart through the second pair. Flying always in a straight line.
There is just one deviation from this. At a point roughly three quarters of the way down the Eastern arm is a small bend in the route. You will find your path blocked:
Flight Paths Mapped
In addition to the river crossing and passage to the shrine illustrated above there are five other paths, all in the Northern part of the facet, illustrated by blue dotted lines on the map below
Three paths exist in Underworld, all crossing water, again marked on the map by blue dotted lines
In total there are six paths in the Stygian Abyss. Three of these are shown in the video above and trace a path from the Cavern of the Discarded, skirting the northern fringe of the snake infested area leading to Medusa’s Lair and finishing at the Passage of Tears mini champ