It's scary that bandits would feel the need to work with Ogres, but why they wouldn't want people to know. Surely they would want people to know, proof of their power and strength. "There are bigger things in these mountains than me" the leader had said, and I don't think it was the Ogres he was talking about. 
The group were fortunate the girl Alyssa chose to change sides and cast her magics against the bandits. Apparently her and her brother have been working for the leader of the Bandits, a man she referred to as 'Kolic' under duress, apparently he found them useful and would keep one while the other was working for him, but apparently she has seen in them a way out for her and the kid.
It's going to be risky but they plan sneak into the Bandit camp and pull the young lad out.