To stave off recruitment of trolls to Yakupinyage’s nascent army—-as well as to feed their insatiable desire for alchemical components—-the group decided to attack a group of trolls found on the road. The fight was pretty brutal as the trolls appeared to be elementally-touched and were very good at hiding in the rocks. They ambushed the group with thrown boulders. However, after a nasty fight they were finished off and harvested. Off in the distance, Yakupinyage’s castle could be seen, floating.