On the morning the full moon’s third day, the party prepared for attack deep within Mount Gamemnon. The Azers had spent the night working and building walls and traps to slow down the Fire Giants, while Luvais Ziegler prepared a Symbol of Pain to weaken the Giants, and a Symbol of Sleep to hopefully put them asleep. Stationed with the Azers, the Giants broke an opening through the wall, where Hell Hounds could jump through, which immediately set off the Symbol of Sleep, putting all but two of the twelve asleep. Three Giants came through, unaffected by the Symbol of Sleep, requiring the party focus on pure violence against them.
A few Azers were slain in the assault, including the wolf Animal Companion of Silas, Rufus. realizing more Giants were waiting coming, the party decided to bring the fight to them while the Azers rebuilt defenses, leaving an opening should they need retreat. The sight which struck their eyes was one of a vicious combination of traps sprung and violence, as corpses of Hell Hounds and Fire Giants lay around them being devoured by swarms of rats/spiders and Dretchs (which disappeared one by one, having been summoned by someone’s magic). In the silence, 4 invisible presences were heard, which were challenged.