An NPC has taken a dirt nap for the first time in my campaign.
Name: Koya Mvashti
Classes/levels: Cleric of Desna 10
Adventure: The Empty Throne
Location: Mikado Cemetery on the Imperial Shrine
Catalyst: Really angry Shadows
The Gory Details: I killed an old woman who just wanted to see the sights. Desna forgive me, I'm a monster. :D
My group was almost to the tombstone shaped island when they got jumped by the Shadows there (who I had hissing and cursing about 'false Emperors' and 'injustice'). They got a couple of people but I rolled pretty low for the Strength Damage. That is, until Koya. I took 7 off her Strength of 5. Instant dead NPC. This was almost an exact repeat of how I killed a PC in the Shadow Maze back in Sakakabe.
Shadows man. They're harsh.
I thought when Str or Dex are reduced to 0 you become helpless not dead, it is loosing all your Con that kills you. (unless of course I am remembering the wrong rule set, it happens)