The land of Moroni is described as being “in the borders by the seashore”. It became a stronghold for the Lamanites during their conflict with Moroni 1. The city of Moroni was built during a time of Nephite prosperity; it was located “by the east sea…on the south by the line of the possessions of the Lamanites”. Amalickiah and the Lamanite armies took possession of the city during a time when Moroni was resolving internal conflict with the king-men. The Nephites who fled from the city of Moroni traveled to the city of Nephihah. The city of Moroni was sunk into the depths of the sea during the calamities that attended the death of Jesus Christ.