I had to learn how to summon Fire Golems to help keep me and my party warm. I have managed to endure the abject cold since then. Now I have managed to reach the Arreat Summit. The view looks quite nice from up here; now the clouds no longer obscure the view of down below and I can see quite the valley down there! Also, there appears to be a series of decrepit forts and battlements. I don't remember their layouts; apparently I never went to that part of the mountain range.
Overall, I must be getting rather close! I had no idea that Demonhide Gloves would protect better than Greaves. Whereas I felt like a lanky middle-schooler upon arrival at the Rogue Encampment, I feel like a military colonel now that I'm way up here, far more powerful than I have ever been before!
Soon, I must face Baal himself and the end of Evil's reign on our world will arrive!!! (At least for the meantime. I have had dreams that in 20 years, evil shall lurk the world again!. I hope to stay alive during the coming two decades of immense world peace, so that I can defeat more supernatural adversaries and the one responsible for their inevitable resurrection.
Please pray that I do well in the coming final battles ahead. --ENG 12:08, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
Those statues animate into real guardians. They decimated my platoon of minions in quite a hurry! Despite resummoning my Fire Golem and trying to take them on manually, my potions ran out (save for a lone Super Mana Potion) and I had to jump back through the Town Portal. As I cast my escape, the Ancients suddenly became statues again. Apparently they needed a rest as well. When I replenish and repair, I will return mightier than I was the first time. I WILL enter the Worldstone Keep! --ENG 12:25, 26 January 2009 (UTC)