The Silver Path is literally that: a path which leads from one end of a trod to the other. If the travelers along the path do not deviate from it, they greatly increase their chances of reaching their destination unharmed. The Silver Path not only acts as a guide, but as a protector as well. Chimerical monsters must expend Glamour to attack those on the path. More intelligent chimera realize this and devise many deceptions to trick unwary changelings from the path.
While traveling the Silver Path, changelings are safe from many of the Dreaming's greatest threats, but staying on the Path is not always easy. The more intelligent nightmares may attempt to force, frighten, lure or trick travelers into leaving the path. At other times the path may be blocked, guarded or obscured, requiring the traveler to overcome various challenges in order to proceed.
Those who venture off the Silver Path may be able to find it again, but given the dangers of the Dreaming it is extremely unlikely they will survive long enough to do so.