After recovering from a rather fierce battle with giants the group was divided, Thoradin wished to return to Kraghammer and report that a patrol of giants had come so close to the city. Naesala joined him and they both rode off on Nevenir, Naesala promising to return as soon as she could.
Continuing towards the mountains Regis, Solomon, Will, Dhurrin and Derriah recognised the smell of trolls and sent the infamously stealthy halfling to scout it out. Utilising the stone of sending they coordinated an ambush for the lone troll that Regis saw. Unfortunately after he ran out of SMS credit Regis spotted another 5 of the beasts, one of which with 4 arms and the ambush became a heated battle (quite literally). With liberal use of evocation magics, fire arrows and godly protection the heroes took down several of the trolls. Dhurrin was quite outclassed, only managing to evade the trolls long enough for the battle to be over.
After a short rest the party continued towards Cloud Peak and ran into a statue depicting a terrified warrior looking downwards in horror. Will recognised this as the work of a basilisk and using powerful magic turned the warrior back to flesh. The man, a huge 8 foot humanoid that no one recognised, was panicked but was calmed down by Solomon who managed to communicate telepathic images to him. They learnt that the giant man was part of a wandering tribe of humanoids that lived in the mountains and that basilisks live in one of the mountains to the west. The tribesman then left, leaving the party with a decision: do they hunt down and destroy the dangerous threat or continue onto their objective; hoping that the creatures don’t attack them later on.
Pressing on towards the group encountered a ruin which lead into the side of the mountain. Opening his senses the paladin felt the presence of Celestial beings and upon further inspection of the ruins two ghostly apparitions of the same build as the tribesman from earlier appeared. A brief discussion in orcish between Solomon and one of the spirits quickly led to battle, with Solomon being cut down in brutal fashion by the biggest of the apparitions. Another two Celestial beings attacked and the battle was almost lost, but a rather clutch mass cure wounds casting from Will allowed the group to outlast the enemy.
Admitting the groups victory one of the spirits warned the party that they were entering a place of great peril within the mountain and vanished. In the aftermath of the battle Derriah found that one of the apparitions had left behind its massive weapon, a great axe that glistened with cold energy.