Cept that I think they mentioned a few strips back that they're already about as high as they can go. It's why they have to go through the pass in the first place. Of course, this would also suggest some kind of double cross by one of the other deities and their followers. Unlikely that ice giants would be working directly for Darkon. I suppose that Xykon might have sent them, but that would suggest he's organized and somehow managed to guess that of all the different ways the OOTS could be coming after him, it would be a flying ship through this particular pass (which isn't even the most direct route to where he is. Which kinda leaves one of the deities that voted to end the world sending some ice giants after them to stop them from stopping "the plan".
Or it's a random encounter. Which, if you all recall, they want/need. What's the treasure type for ice giants?
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