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*Looks in todays AOW newspaper* Hmmm.... noone died today. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

Cheliax

The calm before the storm.....


Onrie wrote:

Player name: Lazlo Largefeet

Adventure: SoLS
Reason: very bad luck...times 3
So Lazlo was the new cohort of Sereph the wizard that they got in Magepoint. After meeting with Manzorian, he knew he got into something to big.
They got In O.K. but in the room with the three swords and wormcaller, he was hit by one to many evocations of the worm and got to negative 44
So the druid reincarnated him and he became Lazlo the orc, but Lazlo the orc bet his fate from a discorprating dive in the room across the hall.
Then there was Lazlo the Kobald, he died by standing in front of a hungry overworm. That was -50 I think after a 140 something crit (power attack)
Fortunatly, Lazlo the elf was able to finish the adventure unharmed...

Player name: Lazlo large feet

Class: rogue
Adventure:LoLR
Catalyst: Impaled by the nightmare beasts tusks on a 80 dmg crit...
He was reincarntad as a gnome
Player name: Sereph
Class: wizard
Adventure:LoLR
Catalyst: Kreekie
She got a nice sneak during the roper fight...


PC Name: Hargen, Half-Orc Fighter 15
Adventure: Library of Last Resort
Location of Death: Last Resort
Catalyst:
-Tilagos Girallon
-Doomshroud Night Twist
Long Description: Moving up to attack the Girallon, Hargen was unlucky--it had Combat Reflexes. Wounded when it full attacked, he died the next round. And was instantly reincarnated as a half-elf.

The night twist killed him with weird. Reincarnation turned him into a goblin. This meant Hargen had no equipment that fit him, and he would surely die again.

When Darl Quethos attacked the party, Hargen died to a full attack by the efreeti noble. He was temporarily raised by the paladin, and later reincarnated as an elf--a terrible blow to his hit points, but at least he was Medium.

PC Name: Hargen, (many races) Fighter 17
Adventure: Kings of the Rift
Location of Deaths: Undercity, Carrion Pit
Catalyst:
-Necrozyte
-Mother Worm
-Mother Worm again
Long Description: Hargen came into this adventure an elf. After a full attack from Necrozyte, including a smite good, Hargen was dead again. He was instantly reincarnated, rolling a 63... halfling! Stuck with no Small equipment again.

Later, the Mother Worm moved up and paralyzed him. Next round, she killed him and the druid's animal companion. Hargen was instantly reincarnated. Rolled 63... halfling!?

Getting up to fight again, Hargen ended up taking the last swing of the worm's full attack, most of which were against a pile of earth elementals. He died and was instantly reincarnated. This time he let the druid roll. Rolled... 63. Halfling.


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superpriest wrote:

rolling a 63... halfling! Stuck with no Small equipment again.

Rolled 63... halfling!?

This time he let the druid roll. Rolled... 63. Halfling.

Now I've heard of the dice having a repeat phase but that has got to be one of the oddest. A d100 roll and a 63/halfling three times like that? Two words my friend: new dice. Good luck getting him to the end as something other the a halfling.


63/Halfling=why I always like to have a cleric along on a high-level published adventure. I love druids, but . . . they are a bit suboptimal as primary healer.


Player name: Shadow
Class: 8th-lvl halfling rogue
Adventure: HoHR lower level
Catalyst: Stubbornness and a nasty doppelganger guard

They broke rule #1 - don't split the party, particularly in a mirror maze designed to do just that, with three dopp guards roaming around. The dopps took advantage of the sliding mirrors constantly, getting surprise and flanking over and over. For some reason, the halfling rogue thought he could take one of them on his own ("Toe-to-toe - and I got big toes"). The guard's reply: "They call me...Mister Crit."

Three crits later he was hobbit puree. Doppelgangers see through Feint maneuvers real well.

It took them three hours to clear the maze and find the door to Telakin's lair, which was only 10 feet from where they started.


andrew berthiaume wrote:
*Looks in todays AOW newspaper* Hmmm.... noone died today. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

We start HOHR tonight, though I don't expect anyone to die just yet, it will probably occur in this particular adventure.

Now taking bets on who buys the farm:

1) The half-orc Cleric
2) The dwarven Psionic Warrior
3) The halfling Duskblade
4) The human Wizard
5) All of the above

Cheliax

Festivus wrote:

Now taking bets on who buys the farm:

1) The half-orc Cleric
2) The dwarven Psionic Warrior
3) The halfling Duskblade
4) The human Wizard
5) All of the above

Give me 20 on number 3 please :)


Oh gee....
Rather than list names (too many) I'll give a body count (No, I am not a sadistic DM and even try to fudge rolls from time to time.)
*Whispering Cairn- Deaths = 0
*Three Faces of Evil- Deaths = 4 (In the first room of the hextor wing two, seperate forays, 2 deaths per foray)
*Encounter at BW- Deaths = 1 (Crit vs Wizard by Lizard King)
*HOHF- Deaths = 1 (Vs Telakin)
*Champ's Belt- Deaths = 3 (Apostle of Kyuss in the arena)
*GOW- Deaths = 5 (Ilthane-2, Salamander-1, Air Elems.-2)
*Spire of Long Shadows = 5 (Nezzarin-1, Kelvos -3 Overworm-1)
Getting ready to start Redhand and already up to 21 PC deaths. Wish I had more story continuity.. Tend to have a problem with characters being raised more than twice.


Rakshaka wrote:

Oh gee....

Rather than list names (too many) I'll give a body count (No, I am not a sadistic DM and even try to fudge rolls from time to time.)
*Whispering Cairn- Deaths = 0
*Three Faces of Evil- Deaths = 4 (In the first room of the hextor wing two, seperate forays, 2 deaths per foray)
*Encounter at BW- Deaths = 1 (Crit vs Wizard by Lizard King)
*HOHF- Deaths = 1 (Vs Telakin)
*Champ's Belt- Deaths = 3 (Apostle of Kyuss in the arena)
*GOW- Deaths = 5 (Ilthane-2, Salamander-1, Air Elems.-2)
*Spire of Long Shadows = 5 (Nezzarin-1, Kelvos -3 Overworm-1)
Getting ready to start Redhand and already up to 21 PC deaths. Wish I had more story continuity.. Tend to have a problem with characters being raised more than twice.

Your my new hero.


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Player name: Ragaust
Class: 1st level human fighter
Adventure: Whispering Cairn
Location of death: Whispering Cairn room 7
Catalyst: Mad Slasher & Acid Beetle Swarm combo
Date: Sunday, Reaping 2nd, 595 C.Y.
Campaign game session #1

Player name: Jordanus
Class: 1st level human warmage
Adventure: Whispering Cairn
Location of death: Whispering Cairn room 7
Catalyst: Mad Slasher & Acid Beetle Swarm combo
Date: Sunday, Reaping 2nd, 595 C.Y.
Campaign game session #1

Long description: Upon pushing the sarcophagus towards the green lantern, a horrible rumbling was heard, much louder and more stressful than the earlier one. Ragaust ventured down the tunnel to see if anything was blocking a cylinder from rising in this passage. Whatever strain the mechanism was under was not visible, but was enough to cause the floor to cave in very nearly beneath his feet. Ragaust leapt to momentary safety and could see nothing from the cloud of dust that erupted from the newly formed pit. The rest of the party called out to see if he was all right and were answered by Ragaust running back towards them warning that he heard the skittering of thousands of insects climbing up the pit. The party quickly threw down some oil ahead of them, but the swarm of beetles crawled through it before the party could light it. Also climbing up the pit was the most aberrant creature the any of them had ever seen. It looked to be a spider the size of a large dog, but its body was almost entirely composed of a solitary eye and all six of its legs ended in sharp knife-like points. Though the party managed to light the oil, this hideous creature scampered quickly through the burning space.

And then tragedy set in. The battle was quick and deadly. Krase, the swordsman, and Ragaust were swarmed by beetles, which in addition to biting furiously, exuded some sort acidic trail on anything and anyone they crawled on. Both Krase and Ragaust were quickly overcome with nausea and scrambled to get clear of the thousands of diminutive insects. Jordanus cast a spell to light the swarm on fire (the beetles were covered in the oil they crawled through), but to his horror the now flaming swarm of beetles moved to him and were soon crawling all over him. Jordanus collapsed in a heap beneath the swarm. His sacrifice was not in vain however as the swarm soon dissipated from the flames consuming them. The horrible spider-like creature ran down and killed Ragaust and very nearly would've killed Krase if not for priest of St. Cuthbert, Calvin, regaining his courage and making a valiant attack. The horrible creature retreated back down the pit from which it emerged. Krase and Calvin carried the bodies of their compatriots out of the Whispering Cairn and all the way back to Diamond Lake, arriving shortly after nightfall.


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Player name: Calvin
Class: 3rd level human cleric of St. Cuthbert
Adventure: The Three Faces of Evil
Location of death: Citadel of Hextor room 2
Catalyst: Dire Boar's high damage output
Date: Godsday, Reaping 11th, 595 C.Y.
Campaign game session #9

Long description: After killing the last of the fanatical cultist the adventurers heard a horrible sound. Rounding a corner in the 10 foot wide corridor to the east an immense boar began to rush towards them.

Selmaug the wizard quickly murmured an arcane phrase and gestured at the animal. A scorching ray of flame shot from the mage's fingertip and struck his foe. Selmaug immediately stepped behind his friends. The boar seemed only the more enraged as it charged into Calvin, tearing a hole in his chainmail with its great tusks. The scoundrel, Eryll, moved to the boar's far side and slashed at it with the magical shortsword he found in the Whispering Cairn. The wild thrashings of the boar made the attack fail. Suddenly a loud hum was heard as Ballard, the mindmage, pointed at the creature and a bolt of electricity shot at it. The boar grunted in rage. Calvin called upon St. Cuthbert to grant him the strength to defeat the beast (Strength Domain ability) and swung mightily with his mace at the boar. Krase stepped forward and slashed at the creature with his two-bladed sword but found the creatures thick hide difficult to penetrate.

Selmaug pointed his wand at the beast. Two blinding bolts of eldritch energy shot from the tip of the wand and struck the boar's hide as if they had been launched from a crossbow. The boar lashed out at Calvin. The tusks found the damaged area of Calvin's armor again and nearly disembowled the unfortunate priest of St. Cuthbert. Calvin's lifeless corpse was thrown unceremoniously to the ground.

The rest of the battle was just as brutal and bloody, but the beast was finally bested.


PC Name: Mortelus 'Bones' Feng (Lvl 6 Human Male Wizard/Pale Master (5/1))
Adventure: Blackwall Keep
Location of Death: Swamps on the way back from the Lizardfolk Lair
Catalyst: Failed will save vs. Harpies

Long Description: Mortelus or Bones to all who knew him was a necromancer and the glue of the party. It was he who kept the Barbarian and the Monk from ripping the party apart. He was also known to greatly stack the cards in the favor of the party with some strategically cast Rays of Enfeeblement. He met his end on the way back from the Lizardfolk Lair. The party had dispatched the king and body guard, negotiated a truce with the shaman, and left with the dragon egg. In the swamp, tragedy struck as the party was descended upon by a pack of harpies and most of the party fell under the effects of their song. It was at this point the Bones, while trying to get to the harpy who had entranced him, walked into a pool of water and drown. To make matters worse the person carrying the egg dropped it and worms were everywhere and thus infected Bones. The party, after pulling Bones' corps from the water, was forced to fight the zombie he had become.

What a way to go! I couldn't make a roll to save my life, literally. At one point I needed to roll a 5 on a concentration check to get myself out of the water. I rolled a 4! What a slap in the face that was. Some days the dice gods just aren’t with you.


PC Name: Kai (Cillian), half-elf (high) ROG 3 / RNG 3
Adventure: Encounter at Blackwall Keep
Location of Death: Lair of the Lizard King
Catalyst: Spurning Rudd's gift, and standing next to Shukak when the Lizard King confirmed a crit.

Long Description: Kai tempted fate first during negotiations with Hishka when he, not trusting the shaman, tried to sneak behind Hishka around another hallway. This led him within the reach of an assassin vine. Barely escaping this encounter with his life, by the luck of Rudd (and the grace of the DM), the party hid in a rope trick to prepare to confront Shukak. The next day, when trying to defeat Shukak, Kai tumbled into a flanking position. Shukak, seeing Kai as the weakest character in reach, attacked Kai with his flaming greatsword (I swapped weapons to something a PC could make use of) scoring a couple of hits, at least one critical, and sending Kai to his eternal reward.


TPK

Hall of Harsh Reflections.
Cause: Holy &*%$ ^*@# that mind flayer is nasty.

Well the Mind Flayer in the end of the Hall of Harsh reflections basically TPKed the party in 2 rounds. Round 1, Mind blast, half of the party stunned. Round 2, another mind blast, which stunned the other half of the party. Round 3, the mind flayer happily begins eating brains....and could eat every bodies before the mind blast wore off as I rolled high on how long they were stunned ....I ended it there.

R.I.P
Syber 8th level warforged fighter
Uther 8th level warforged wizard
Krull 8th level shifter scout
Thorsen 8th level shifter Dargon shaman
Aquateri 8th level Assimar bard.

This is my second TPK in the AP, I'm thinking "holy crap why so nasty?"

Andoran

Character Name: Cairn
Class: Fighter 3/Swashbuckerler
Race Human
Adventure: Encounter at Blackwall Keep
Location of Death: Lair of the Lizard King
Catalyst: Cairn's player "loaning" the character to his 17 year-old dumb a** brother in law. Cairn ran off on his own and tried a bull rush without the improved bull rush feat. One AOO and one coupe de grace later, Cairn ended up beheaded and the lizard king's lunch.


gundark wrote:

TPK

Hall of Harsh Reflections.
Cause: Holy &*%$ ^*@# that mind flayer is nasty.

Well the Mind Flayer in the end of the Hall of Harsh reflections basically TPKed the party in 2 rounds. Round 1, Mind blast, half of the party stunned. Round 2, another mind blast, which stunned the other half of the party. Round 3, the mind flayer happily begins eating brains....and could eat every bodies before the mind blast wore off as I rolled high on how long they were stunned ....I ended it there.

R.I.P
Syber 8th level warforged fighter
Uther 8th level warforged wizard
Krull 8th level shifter scout
Thorsen 8th level shifter Dargon shaman
Aquateri 8th level Assimar bard.

This is my second TPK in the AP, I'm thinking "holy crap why so nasty?"

Hmmm. I didn't think all those metal wires in a warforged brain would be so tasty for a mindflayer. Did this happen on the first encounter with Zyrxog? If not, they should have been forewarned and thus fore-armed. Zyrxog is nasty, though, and has resulted in more than one TPK. I guess you'll have to start part III with a team of unsuspecting contestants who come to Greyhawk for the Champion's Games . . .

But then again, maybe Zyrxog didn't have room for all those brains in his tum-tum. One poor sacrificial victim died, the others are languishing in his prison, guarded by zombies and drow, their equipment stashed in Zyrxog's lab somewhere. The dead PC's replacement is among the other prisoners in there with them.


1st death of the Ivory Cudgels:

Player name: Amber
Class: 4th-lvl human rogue
Adventure: The Three Faces of Evil
Catalyst: A web, a mage and a summoned monster.

The party, having made it into the Temple of Vecna and defeated the allip, was having problems with a web spell cast by an acolyte. Only the rogue and paladin made their saves and were near the front edge. Then the Faceless One summons his huge centipede.

The rogue gets critted by the centipede and drops from a magic missle from the acolyte. The paladin drops soon later, but self-stabalizes. The ranger and cleric eventually free themselves of the web, and after a 46-round long battle, kill the accolytes, the summoned centipede and dire ape, and drive off the Faceless One (who was hurt and out of spells). Unfortunately, it wasn't soon enough to save poor Amber.


gundark wrote:

Body count so far....

272 deaths

Whispering Cairn- 90
3 faces of evil- 90
Encounter at blackwall keep - 15
Hall of Harsh reflections- 23
The Champion's Belt-16
A gathering of Winds- 4
Spire of long shadows- 7
Library of last resort- 11

Other (side treks, random encounters,etc) - 17

Now this number might be off a bit. I counted from that last body count update rather than start from the begining, also some of the deaths where a bit unclear where they happened.

I have been surprised how deadly the first two in the series have been (90 kills each)

Your players went through 90 characters not once but twice, that is some group of players, you think they'd be so sick and tired of rolling up characters coming up with names. The whispering cairn would be feared for miles having taken that many lives!


oji040870 wrote:
gundark wrote:

Body count so far....

272 deaths

Whispering Cairn- 90
3 faces of evil- 90
Encounter at blackwall keep - 15
Hall of Harsh reflections- 23
The Champion's Belt-16
A gathering of Winds- 4
Spire of long shadows- 7
Library of last resort- 11

Other (side treks, random encounters,etc) - 17

Now this number might be off a bit. I counted from that last body count update rather than start from the begining, also some of the deaths where a bit unclear where they happened.

I have been surprised how deadly the first two in the series have been (90 kills each)

Your players went through 90 characters not once but twice, that is some group of players, you think they'd be so sick and tired of rolling up characters coming up with names. The whispering cairn would be feared for miles having taken that many lives!

That was the last complete body count of this thread, it hasn't been updated yet, but I have seen people definitely add to it.


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Is it bad this is one of my favorite threads in the AoW AP forum? :D

Cheliax

I am waiting for my chance to add some names to this very thread. I thought that I finally had a death when a summoned fiendish ape(courtesy of Theldrick in TFOE) took a bite out of our ranger's throat but I made a mistake with the crit damage(rolled x3 instead of x2 on a bite) so the ranger lived to fight another day :( We are getting ready to start HOHR this week though, and from the looks of this thread we might be having our first death. Mind blast anyone??......


Lilith wrote:
Is it bad this is one of my favorite threads in the AoW AP forum? :D

I don't think it's bad. These posts have really helped me with the sense of a "shared experience" by seeing how many of us have struggled through the same encounters.

After all, miser loves company. :)

Grand Lodge

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PC: Relnick, dwarf fighter 3rd
Adventure: Three Faces of Evil
Location of Death: Horseshoe Cavern
Catalyst: Unquestionable Heroism and NO Party Backup

The enlarged Cleric/Fighter boosts Relnick into the crack in the wall to go after the grimlock spotted in there. Relnick goes toe-to-toe with a raging female grimlock barbarian. Two rounds later he is unconscious and bleeding. The party takes too many rounds to get up there to save him. The grimlock finishes him off, as the rage ends. She buffs and heals with potions and is ready for the next victim.

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Just because I had the time...new updated body count from the last one done. As the other poster said, could be off as I only did it from last count.

Whispering Cairn- 96
3 faces of evil- 111
Encounter at blackwall keep - 20
Hall of Harsh reflections- 36
The Champion's Belt- 22
A gathering of Winds- 9
Spire of long shadows- 15
Library of last resort- 13
Kings of the Rift- 1

Other (side treks, random encounters,etc) - 21

Thats a lot of dead characters...my personal body count thus far is:

The Whispering Cairn - 0
The Three faces of Evil - 3

Half Orc Barbarian reincarnated as an elf, character retired.
Human Scout reincarnated as an elf, still in play.
Dwarf Fighter still dead, but plans for reincarnation.


oji040870 wrote:
gundark wrote:

Body count so far....

272 deaths

Whispering Cairn- 90
3 faces of evil- 90
Encounter at blackwall keep - 15
Hall of Harsh reflections- 23
The Champion's Belt-16
A gathering of Winds- 4
Spire of long shadows- 7
Library of last resort- 11

Other (side treks, random encounters,etc) - 17

Now this number might be off a bit. I counted from that last body count update rather than start from the begining, also some of the deaths where a bit unclear where they happened.

I have been surprised how deadly the first two in the series have been (90 kills each)

Your players went through 90 characters not once but twice, that is some group of players, you think they'd be so sick and tired of rolling up characters coming up with names. The whispering cairn would be feared for miles having taken that many lives!

oh man thank you, I needed a really good laugh. As has been pointed out those were the totals of the thread, not the xp of my group.


Peruhain of Brithondy wrote:


Hmmm. I didn't think all those metal wires in a warforged brain would be so tasty for a mindflayer. Did this happen on the first encounter with Zyrxog? If not, they should have been forewarned and thus fore-armed. Zyrxog is nasty, though, and has resulted in more than one TPK. I guess you'll have to start part III with a team of unsuspecting contestants who come to Greyhawk for the Champion's Games . . .

But then again, maybe Zyrxog didn't have room for all those brains in his tum-tum. One poor sacrificial victim died, the others are languishing in his prison, guarded by zombies and drow, their equipment stashed in Zyrxog's lab somewhere. The dead PC's replacement is among the other prisoners in there with them.

yes the MF didn't eat the WF. But the fighter was slowed due to Octipins and the wizard had 0 chance for getting through his SR.

Later I realized that the DC for the mind blast was 20 not 23, that might have made some difference.

BTW rather than reroll new characters we reset the fight. They'll be squaring off with him next week.

Andoran

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We almost had a 4th character death in our group last session. The Barbarian was almost taken out by the buffed and blurred half-orc cleric from the Hextorian (Church of Eternal Night from Kalamar in my campaign). He was healed by the party cleric in the last round when he was hitting -10.

I wonder if one catalogued all the near-death experiences on top of all the actual fatalities if one could come up with a survivability matrix for Age of Worms characters.

I can see it now:

DM: "You want to play a gnome wizard? Okay, but I feel obliged to tell you that gnome wizards have only 23% chance of surviving to the fifth installment of the campaign..."


Chalk up a couple character deaths in the Champion's Belt! Our intrepid Kenku Urban Ranger/rogue tried to go toe-to-toe with the Akilith demon and lasted about two rounds before departing for that big bird nest in the sky.

Strangely enough, Auric's flesh golems took down our Half-giantess Psychic warrior. They charged in, attacked once, then on the next round all three of them hit her for a total of 80+ points of damage. Ouch.


Deceased: Joram, Monk15th of Cuthbert

Adventure: Library of Last Resort

Cause: Rushing the Night Twist with a scimitar

His chopper worked pretty well on the half-fiend treant minions, but Joram's luck ran out when the Night Twist hit him twice in the head with it's massive limbs in a single round.
The player's quote: "Yeah...I'm well under zero(HP)!"


Deceased: Skeeter, 8th level pixie rogue

Adventure: HOHR/Champions Belt

Catalyst: A real nightmare

Drow priestess on nightmare-back (backed up by an octopin) blows a hole in their inn room wall. Sprite tried to go invisible, but the nightmare sees into that plane and goes after him. Warmage starts some sleet storm that last eight rounds, blinds everybody but the octopin, who can see through anything. Much fruitless hacking and slashing ensues.

Eventually the drow remounts the nightmare and saddles up the octopin with her (to this point, six rounds in, the PCs still hadn't seen the octopin). The pixie flies out after them, visible. The drow instructs the octopin to point out any enemies in the sleet storm, and she casts Confusion successfully on the pixie, then flies above the sleet. On the 2nd round, the pixie is forced to attack the nearest being, which was the drow. In retaliation, she casts Hold Person on him, he fails the save, and falls 50 feet. That nearly gets him, but then the warmage cast Ice Storm, which hits the drow but also the pixie. T-t-t-t-t-that's all, fey.

Funniest part of the evening was the fighter, blinded, climbing up on the roof naked, sword in hand (nobody had armor on). The sleet storm ends (finally), and he attempts to dive off on the drow. A nice one on the Jump check, and his friends see his naked ass screaming by on the way to the ground, where the nightmare stomped him. Almost had my second scalp there.

I probably broke 99 rules in this battle, but it was fun.


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wampuscat43 wrote:

Funniest part of the evening was the fighter, blinded, climbing up on the roof naked, sword in hand (nobody had armor on). The sleet storm ends (finally), and he attempts to dive off on the drow. A nice one on the Jump check, and his friends see his naked ass screaming by on the way to the ground, where the nightmare stomped him. Almost had my second scalp there.

LOL. Someone should make a forum for funny D&D moments like this LOL


PC Name: Gorag, half orc cleric
Adventure: Hall of Harsh Reflections
Location of Death: Sodden Hold, jail area
Catalyst: Flanking is bad, Coup de grace is worse... mmkay
Long Description:
Cleric managed to get himself into a bad spot of being flanked by two doppels, plus my dice were white hot that night, rolling and confirming crit after crit after crit. Once he went down one of the doppels went for the kill via coup de grace, and rolled max damage. Cleric missed his save (I think it was even mathmatically impossible for him to make it).

Andoran

PC Name: Windra
Class: 7th Level elf sorceress.
Adventure: The Hall of Harsh reflections
Location of Death: Telakin's Hall.
Catalyst: Windra missed two reflex saves and took full damage from 2 8d6 fireballs when they were cast by Telakin in Valdagan form.

The party went into Telakin's Hall where they encountered Telakin in Allustan. After everything the party had been through, they attacked immediately, with Windra opening up with a lightning bolt. Telakin responded with fireballs, one he cast and one from a scroll. He hit most of the party but everyone else made their saves. By the time the second fireball was done, Windra was a -13.


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Deceased: Rork the Half-Orc Barbarian
Adventure: 3FoE
Epitaph: "Rork make things go splat. Now thing male Rork go splat."

Rork died a heroic death, impaled on the tusks of a dire boar. 30 points of damage in one hit. Owie...

Osirion

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Our group just starting running AoW and we had our fast casualty last night at the hands of the Lurking Strangler in area 13 of The Whispering Cairn. Bart Smellifeat was a 1st level wild dwarf cleric of Moradin, and he had big dreams very big dreams. The Strangler had moved from area 10 to area 13 when the PC's fled from it after it put one of them to sleep. The group encountered the Earth Elemental and the Strangler in area 13, and when Bart failed his save and started "counting sheep' Artophanx the Earth Elemental was all the distraction the Strangler needed to put Bart under...six feat under.


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PC Name: Meepo the Great
Class: 6th Sorcerer/2nd Dragon Disciple Kobold
Adventure: The Champions Belt
Location of Death: Arena Day 4 (Madtooth)
Catalyst: Meepo cast instead of running when Madtooth approached. Being the smallest bite sized morsel he was improved grabbed with the tounge and swallowed. A fitting death for a sorcerer who uses acid spells... death by stomach acid.


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PC Name: Allastar
Class: 9th Level Grey Elf Wizard
Adventure: The Champions Belt
Location of Death: Arena Day 5 (Auric's Warband)
Catalyst: Auric flew across the arena directly toward Allastar. Allastar very cleverly attempted to use telekinesis to fling Auric above the 30 foot mark for the quick DQ, but Auric saved. Auric closed and crit with the greatsword. On the following round Auric requested Allastar take a knee to which he was told "Give me your best shot..." Auric did.


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The PCs are currently fighting Telakin and his guards. It's looking grim right now :)

Deaths so far:

PC: Angel, tiefling rogue
Adventure: Whispering Cairn
Location: Land Farmstead
Death: Ran up to use his oversized sword (monkey grip) on the owlbear. He got in a great hit, but the following full attack killed him. He was buried (illegally) in the Diamond Lake cemetary.

PC: Ethrain, elf monk
Adventure: 3 Faces of Evil
Location: Temple of the Mockery
Death: After tumbling into position to attack Theldrick, he was flanked by two troglodyte zombies. He was dying after two hits from the zombies. Theldrick cdg'd him because of some earlier insults. His body was delivered to the Twilight Monastery.

PC: Helrak, dwarf fighter
Adventure: 3 Faces of Evil
Location: Temple of the Mockery
Death: With most of his 8 member party out of the fight, Helrak went toe to toe with a fully buffed Theldrick. And he was winning! Then Theldrick got a crit and it was all over. Helrak was returned to House Kundarak.

PC: Morgan, human warmage
Adventure: Hall of Harsh Reflections
Location: Streets of Sharn
Death: Half the party was involved trying to keep the paladin from being kidnapped by some Inspired agents. Morgan concentrated on the chimera that was killing the parade crowd. Flying to the top of a nearby building, Morgan badly injured the beast with a scorching ray. The chimera then flew up to grapple Morgan and start tearing him apart. The rest of the party scrambled to help, with the pegasus (paladin mount) and summoned dire wolf getting there first. The cleric archer yells out "Do you want me to try to shoot it off of you?"
Last Words: "Go for it!"
Resurrection Failed (home rule). His ashes are being carried in a urn by the paladin.

PC: Loxi, human cleric (yes, the one that shot Morgan)
Adventure: Hall of Harsh Reflections
Location: Sodden Hold
Death: After being thrown in the water by the invisible stalkers, she air walks back up and gets criticaled.
Reincarnated as an elf.


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Can't be forgotten...

PC Name: Gazna
Class / Race: 5 Druid / Lizardfolk
Adventure: Hall of Harsh Reflections
Location of Death: Octopus Room
Catalyst: Saw the Octopi and swam away. Not quite fast enough. Pummeled by
all 8 tentecles and dragged below. Death comes swiftly.


PC Name: Shane
Class / Race: 2 Rogue / Human
Adventure: Whispering Cairn
Location of Death: the True Tomb
Catalyst: In fight with Wind Warriors, tried to tumble away after attacking. Hit one and did some damage. Tumble roll comes as one, AoO from Wind Warrior is a critical for 21pts of damage (maximum being 22). Rogue goes from 8 hitpoints straight to -13.

And in Whispering Cairn as well, 'almost death'

PC Name: Alfray
Class / Race: 2 Fighter / Human
Adventure: Whispering Cairn
Location of Death: the True Tomb
Catalyst: Fights against Wind Warriors and is knocked down. When bleeding, a wind blast kills him.

Two rounds later strange substance that Filge had prepared from dead Kuyss worm and had injected to Alfray (as means to take him out of batte), kicks in. Alfray starts to 'live again' but is a bit changed. Nonetheless he pummels the Wind Warrior and must learn to live as undead version of his old self.


Death number two came during last week's session.

Name: Dresden
Race/Class/level: half-elf wizard 9
Adventure: Champion's Belt
Location: Apostolic Scroll Chamber
Catalyst: Ulgurstasta Breath Weapon

So, the party dropped (but didn't kill) Bozal Zahol within one round with a well-placed fireball and a volley of arrows from the arcane archer. They brought him back to consciousness to question him about the scrolls. He dropped the force shell around the ulgurstasta and taunted them. They proceeded to kill him and open the doors to the chamber. After some tough fighting, Dresden was dropped by the ulgurstasta's breath weapon and rose as a spawn of kyuss the next round. The party cleric turned all the undead in the chamber, destroying them...which included the now undead wizard. The party toasted to his memory, swore revenge against the Ebon Triad and Katashka-Kyuss, and divided his loot. He will be missed.


PC Name: Crunk
Class / Race: 8th level ogre barbarian
Adventure: Champion's Belt
Location of Death: The Arena
Catalyst: Who gnew the gnoll was such a head-gnocker?

First round of the Belt. Allustan's Caravan hung back a round, letting the Sapphire Squad (who they'd made a deal with) charge diagonally across the arena towards Arcane Auriga, who promptly shot them full of holes. The gnolls of Badlands Revenge attempted to charge the Sapphires with little effect.

Second round the Caravan emerged from their Leomund's Tiny Hut to the jeers of the crowd. The ogre led the charge, with a hireling cleric close behind in case he got into trouble. He did, as the gnolls turned and charged out of the dust, attacking the party fighter.

On the third round the ogre charged between two gnolls, giving up an AoO in order to (hopefully) use his Cleave feat. This proved disastrous, as in rapid order the gnoll criticaled the AoO to the tune of 62 points of damage(!), Crunk missed with his only swing, and the same gnoll finished him off on his turn.

Crunk, who was a replacement character for one that died last week, had a combat career of 17.9 seconds. He was also our tenth death, involving nine characters and five players, since we started the AoW.


OK, now I gotta add to this gallery of horror:

PC Name: Chivalrian
Race / Class: Elfish Ranger 3
Adventure: Three Faces of Evil
Location of Death: Temple of Hextor, Guard Room
Catalyst: Longbows are no good in narrow passages.

Circumstances: Tiefling guards beat the sh*t out of the whole party. The rest got captured and should have been sacrificed to the Ebon Aspect. Didn´t work out.

PC Name: Lia
Race / Class: Halfling Rogue 4
Adventure: Three Faces of Evil
Location of Death: Temple of Hextor, Battle Temple
Catalyst: Divine Summon Monster III

Circumstances: The revenge assault on the Hextorites was more successful than the first meeting, but the fiendish ape that Theldrick summoned ripped the party rogue apart.

PC Name: Xeraph
Race / Class: Elfish Ranger 7
Adventure: Hall of Harsh Reflections
Location of Death: Underwater passage in the Sodden Hold
Catalyst: Curiosity
Last Words before going on an extended dive: "Chicken!"

Circumstances: The rogue dove done the shaft in the Sodden Hold and then came back up, claiming that it was too dangerous to simply go on. The ranger (replacement of Chivalrian, s.a.) took the everburning torch, called her a chicken and claimed that real adventurers have to be curios about such things as underwater passages. Then he dove to meet his death in the form a couple tentacles of a giant octopus. The rest of the party (after noticing a cloud of blood ascending the watery shaft) agreed with the rogue about the danger of the shaft and left the Sodden Hold... :o)


Seeing the two 'deaths by octopus' in HoHR above, I have to grind my teeth. I had a beefed up version of the octopus (with stunning fist!) ready to smack my 8 PCs around (though hopefully not kill them).

The druid changes into a squid and is made invisible by the bard. The invisible squid jets away from the octopus when he sees it, changes back into a halfling on the platform, and pulls the lever. The octopus looks for the druid by touch, but can't find him because he is now an invisible pelican flying around above the platform. As the water level goes down, the octopus retreats :(

I was impressed by the players' creativity, but I really wanted to use that octopus!


Vorpatril wrote:

Seeing the two 'deaths by octopus' in HoHR above, I have to grind my teeth. I had a beefed up version of the octopus (with stunning fist!) ready to smack my 8 PCs around (though hopefully not kill them).

The druid changes into a squid and is made invisible by the bard. The invisible squid jets away from the octopus when he sees it, changes back into a halfling on the platform, and pulls the lever. The octopus looks for the druid by touch, but can't find him because he is now an invisible pelican flying around above the platform. As the water level goes down, the octopus retreats :(

I was impressed by the players' creativity, but I really wanted to use that octopus!

The players still have to get back out again! If they don't find the secret door that Zyrxog enters by, they've got to pull the lever atop the platform and run/swim across to the barrel elevator. Even if they get to the barrel, the octopus can squeeze down the passage after them and reach up to pluck his dinner off the top of the barrel. Yum yum!


There's no way they will pull that lever again :). They would keep everything dry and use their rope of climbing to get out.

Anyway, I'm going to let them see Zyrxog's secret door because I WANT them to go in the sewers. Hopefully, they'll be mad that Zyrxog mindblasted a few of them and got away.

sorry for the minor threadjack...

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PC: Karl Hammerfist FTR 3 Cleric 1
Adventure: Three Faces of Evil
Location of Death: Dark Cathedral
Catalyst: Going toe-to-toe with the Ebone Aspect

The scout Alex, being the only guy with a magic weapon (strenght bow) that is doing damage to the Ebone Aspect, keeps it busy while the rest set up. The Ebone Aspect catches Alax and nearly has him dead. Karl jumps in between Alex and the Aspect. The Ebone Aspect uses Bloodthirst of Erythnul, gets a critical hit with the bite and scores hits with all three claws, takes Karl to one hit point in a single round. Karl runs as the paladin, Wilhelm, intercedes. The Aspect redirects the Standard of Hextor (which was on Alex until he ran out of range) onto Karl and drops him to -9 in one hit. Karl expires on the next round.

A glorious sacrifice, which shall go rewarded.


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Hmmm... 25% of AOW PC deaths from bad save rolls... 25% good NPC rolls... 5% to save the rest of the party and the last 30% to classic player overconfidence. No offence to those players.

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