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Update: My GM was kind enough to raise both myself and a few other players.

In the spirit of the same post from other threads, opening up a new thread for those that have passed on during Return of the Runelords.

Character name: Valentina Luisana
Class and level: Ranger (Freebooter) level 4
Description: Died while facing Corstela within the mansion of the Order of the Resplendent Peacock. Died by spell cast from Baraket that killed her and half the party.


Zethorn wrote:

Update: My GM was kind enough to raise both myself and a few other players.

In the spirit of the same post from other threads, opening up a new thread for those that have passed on during Return of the Runelords.

Character name: Valentina Luisana
Class and level: Ranger (Freebooter) level 4
Description: Died while facing Corstela within the mansion of the Order of the Resplendent Peacock. Died by spell cast from Baraket that killed her and half the party.

Before our next session, the GM decided that the ability used by the NPC was not used correctly so he wants to reply the scene. So, we have a reprieve till this upcoming Friday.

I'll keep you posted.


Erm, without saying anything spoiler-y, having the DM replay the scene would be wise - he is correct that Baraket was not adjudicated correctly first time through.


Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path Subscriber

Name: Ice Cracking in the Sunlight
Race: Merfolk
Classes/levels: Bard (dirge bard, sound striker) 6
Adventure: It Came From Hollow Mountain
Location: the Gryphine inn, Magnimar
Catalyst: assassination
The Gory Details: After multiple attempts on their life, the PCs went to bed in the Gryphine without overly tightening their security. Dith-ka, the bugbear assassin stealthily climbed through the window, snuck next to Ice and coup-de-grace her, killing her outright (less than 10 on the DC 24 Fort save).

Before the end of the night, Ice was raise from the dead at the Temple of Abadar, with costs entirely covered by the Sihedron Council as an apology for having booked them in the Gryphine in the first place.


Dracovar wrote:
Erm, without saying anything spoiler-y, having the DM replay the scene would be wise - he is correct that Baraket was not adjudicated correctly first time through.

Understand completely and thanks for keeping it spoiler-free.


Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path Subscriber

Name: Akkumsah
Race: Oread
Classes/levels: Monk 7/Occultist 1
Adventure: Runeplague
Location: outside the Gecko
Catalyst: Xanesha, of course
The Gory Details: The group was prepared for Xanesha's ghost, or so they thought. But a couple of attacks with a corrupting touch and Vital Strike (20d6) were too much for Akkumsah, who drop down to –15 hp. Her Constitution of 14 meant that she died on the spot. The cleric of Cayden Cailean used breath of life a second letter, as she was slowly drifting down to the Magnimarian Bay's waters below.

Xanesha is as deadly as she ever was, use with caution!

Dark Archive

I'm kind of surprised you managed to survive even two books with merfolk ._. I mean, thats long time on land on aquatic race

Scarab Sages

My group is heading to the Gecko next session. I have no idea how they are going to survive, even kited out with ghost touch weapons. I think their best best is the party necromancer and command undead.


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I'm kind of surprised you managed to survive even two books with merfolk ._. I mean, thats long time on land on aquatic race

Oh the merfold is doing perfectly fine. Fins to feet sorts it out without most of the time.

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My group is heading to the Gecko next session. I have no idea how they are going to survive, even kited out with ghost touch weapons. I think their best best is the party necromancer and command undead.

My group dealt with Xanesha thanks to the dirge bard merfolk who is able to use mind-affecting spells on undead. It took her something like 5 or 6 attempts but she eventually landed a terrible remorse that allowed everyone to pile up on poor Xanesha.

Hopefully, your PCs think about fleeing if it becomes too much for them. Their obvious benefit is that they all know Xanesha is around and is a ghost, so they can come buffed to the gills.

Scarab Sages

Name: Quasin
Race: Human
Classes/levels: Witch (Ashifta, Time Patron) 8
Adventure: Runeplague
Location: outside the Gecko
Catalyst: Xanesha
The Gory Details: The group decided to approach the Gecko from the top of the Irespan, and rappel down on ropes. After Quasin, being the only flier, as well as the one who misfortuned Xanesha became the number one target. One attack and failed save later he was well past his -Con.

Resolution

Later in the adventure:
As Quasin died, time seemed to stand still. A 5 year old girl holding what appeared to be a broken hourglass appeared before him speaking "You did not die here chrononaught." Time rewound itself, to just before Xanesha hit him, and instead she missed. The fight eventually ended with the Bard with a Bow reigning down (ghost Salt) arrows, and the Bloodrager bashing her with his Ghost Touch (courtesy of the Occultist) Earthbreaker.

I've decided that since I'm upping the difficulty of most encounters that the Steward's visits will all be in the form of "save a PC from death" as per book 4 and they get one per book. Although this encounter in particular was played exactly as written.


Olwen wrote:
The Gory Details: The group was prepared for Xanesha's ghost, or so they thought. But a couple of attacks with a corrupting touch and Vital Strike (20d6) were too much for Akkumsah, who drop down to –15 hp.

For the record: I am quite certain that Vital Strike and Corrupting Touch are incompatible, and thus my death illegal.

Then again, it is very much in character for Xanesha to cheat in order to kill PCs...


Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber

Name: Draegon
Race: Human
Classes/levels: Oracle 5 or 6
Adventure: It Came From Hollow Mountain
Location: the Gryphine inn, Magnimar
Catalyst: assassination
The Gory Details: After multiple attempts on their life, the PCs went to bed in the Gryphine without overly tightening their security. Dith-ka, the bugbear assassin stealthily climbed through the window, snuck next and coup-de-grace him, killing him outright.


Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber

Name: Seraphine
Race: Azlanti (sorshen clone)
Classes/levels: Arcanist 6
Adventure: It Came From Hollow Mountain
Location: Fiendish Temple
Catalyst: Fiendish Roiling Oil
The Gory Details: After seeing that piercing damage and bludgeoning damage were ineffective, the sword (slashing) wielding barbarian threw alchemist fire on the ooze, causing it to explode and burn. Seraphine stepped up to heal a front line fighter, triggering an attack of opportunity, crit threat, confirm, 2x HP took past negative con and Seraphine was a smoldering lump on the ground.


Nylarthotep wrote:

Name: Seraphine

Race: Azlanti (sorshen clone)
Classes/levels: Arcanist 6
Adventure: It Came From Hollow Mountain
Location: Fiendish Temple
Catalyst: Fiendish Roiling Oil
The Gory Details: After seeing that piercing damage and bludgeoning damage were ineffective, the sword (slashing) wielding barbarian threw alchemist fire on the ooze, causing it to explode and burn. Seraphine stepped up to heal a front line fighter, triggering an attack of opportunity, crit threat, confirm, 2x HP took past negative con and Seraphine was a smoldering lump on the ground.

Wow, those were some grisly deaths. Were both of them your characters or are you running the game?


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Zethorn wrote:


Wow, those were some grisly deaths. Were both of them your characters or are you running the game?

I am a player, but neither were my characters. The deaths are spread across two different players. I play a Halfling swashbuckler (the front line fighter in question that needed healing).


Name: Szarlej
Race: Human
Classes/levels: Cleric of Cayden Cailean 9
Adventure: Runeplague
Location: Kendall Plaza, during the Crimson Festival
Catalyst: The Peacock Phoenix
The Gory Details: While the rest of the party was fighting Peacock cultists down below, Szarlej flew high above the crowd and decided to take on the Peacock Phoenix single-handedly. A few bite and claw attacks later, Szarlej was very, very dead.

(The rest of the party paid to have him raised from the dead before the day was out.)


Name: Chiron
Race: Tiefling
Class/levels: Gloomblade Fighter 5
Adventure It Came Grom Hollow Mountain
Location: The Varisian Gulf
Catalyst: Death by Dunkleosteus
The Gory Details: Chiron and the party bard were tasked with investigating the rudder of the ship after a storm had damaged it. After a few moments, he got attacked by the Dunkleosteus, which bypassed a brace from Chiron due to it's huge size and Siphoning Bite. After a successful bite and grab, Chiron switched his Gloomblade to a heavy pick, stabbed the Dunkleosteus in the eye (crit), and nearly took it out in one shot. Unfortunately, thanks to the difficulty of fighting things underwater, the rest of the party wasn't able to do enough damage or stun the creature before it got to swallow our tiefling hero, killing him in the process.


Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path Subscriber

Name: Azriel
Race: Human
Classes/levels: Druid 12
Adventure: Temple of the Peacock Spirit
Location: The Dungeon of Fiery Fury
Catalyst: Dhanishti
The Gory Details: The group had tricked the asuras at the entrance of the prison into believing they were inspectors checking on the prison level. But when they eventually met inquisitor Dhanishti, who was managing the prison and associated torture chambers, she saw right through their bluff and called for the heroes' capture. Between the many attacks of the jailers and the many attacks of the inquisitors (along with their wide crit range), the druid Azriel eventually fell from multiple scimitar and kukri cuts.

He was promptly brought back to life by the cleric with a timely breath of life.

(And that's not counting the death that was prevented by the steward of Stethelos a minute later.)

Name: Akkumsah
Race: Oread
Classes/levels: Monk 11/Occulist 1
Adventure: Temple of the Peacock Spirit
Location: The Vault of Crimson Longing
Catalyst: a big rock hurled by a big giant
The Gory Details: The group stumbled on the two fire giants arguing with each other but these quickly focussed on the intruders. The battle was short and brutal and Akkumsah saw her strength quickly dwindling. After she dropped the first giant, the bard Ice protected her by turning her invisible. But that wasn't enough and one of the molten rocks hurled by the fire giant crushed her against the wall… would have crushed her against the wall, actually, because Pharasma intervened and melted the rock before it reached Akkumsah.

(She benefited from Pharasma's divine favor cast upon the group after they took care of the Pharasmins remains one level above.)

Scarab Sages

Name: Rozen
Race: Sea Elf
Classes/levels: Wizard 13/Archmage 1
Adventure: Temple of the Peacock Spirit
Location: The Dungeon of Fiery Fury
Catalyst: Dhanishti
The Gory Details: Having started a fight with every Asura in the dungeon at once Rozen, the squishy necromancer, decided to run up and vampiric touch Dhanishti. One full attack later, she was very very dead.

Fortunately the Keeper of Stethelos showed up to undo that little hiccup in the time stream, leaving Rozen only unconscious. Fortunately the rest of the party Killed the remaining Asura before Dhanishti got a second chance to kill her.


Name: Akkumsah
Race: Oread
Classes/levels: Monk 12/Occulist 1
Adventure: Temple of the Peacock Spirit
Location: Xanderghul's Resurrection Chamber
Catalyst: Two golems and a Mage's Sword
The Gory Details: After the party was done chatting with the resurrected Xanderghul, and vice-versa, discussion quickly changed to violence. Frontliner Akkumsah bore nearly all the attacks from the two golems and the Mage's Sword cast by Xanderghul. The flurry of attacks brought her beyond the gates of death within a few rounds, but the party's cleric was able to revive her immediately with a Breath of Life, and shortly thereafter the tide of the battle turned.


Name: Kaat
Race: Aasimar
Classes/levels: Striker 4
Adventure: Secret of Roderic's Cove
Location: The Underflume
Catalyst: Wanting to resolve things peacefully

Name: Adam Altin
Race: Aphorite
Classes/levels: Dragoon 4
Adventure: Secret of Roderic's Cove
Location: The Underflume
Catalyst: Wanting to resolve things peacefully

The Gory Details: Having swiftly got into a scrap in the ballroom they defeated several foes before calling for peace and asking to see their boss expecting Jana but getting Mozamer. He offered them a chance to join him or die, and they took offence to that restarting the battle. Through a horrific bout of bad luck Kaat proved incapable of even touching Mozamer and was swiftly cut down by his halberd, Adam persevered longer using his healing to sustain the group long enough to slay the rest of the foes, but even their combined might proved to be not enough to defeat the sinspawn and he was brutally slain defending them, at which point the rest of the party changed their tune and took the deal.

Scarab Sages

Name: Cora Dove
Race: Half Elf
Classes/levels: Occultist (Occult Historian) 14/Mythic (Guardian) 1
Adventure: The City Outside of Time
Location: White Death's Diadem
Catalyst: Stealing from Incariax

The Gory Details: Having snuck through Frozen Tears, one shot Lyraesia (well 2 shots, a Finger of Death and a Disintegrate), stolen her amulet, and infiltrated White Death's Diadem, the group was feeling very confident. They debated stealing the 50,000g worth of gemstones from Incariax, and decided they would wait until the last minute of the ritual to do so. With 1 minute left they pried out the gems. With the PCs being mythic I decided to have Incariax show up a bit different than the defaul scenario and rolled a d10 to determine how many rounds would be left in the ritual when he showed up, and got a 6. The PCs had to survive for 6 rounds while their witch finished the ritual. Cora, did an admirable job holding his attention for the first 4 rounds. Round 5, having realized that they had put over 400 points of damage into him, they decided to pause the ritual, and try and take him out instead. The next round Cora finally fell to Incariax's blows, fortunately she had Pharasma's boon, and much to Incariax's confusion, she ignored his fatal blow. The round after, they finished him off, absorbing his essence and hitting mythic rank 2.

Scarab Sages

Name: Rozen
Race: Sea Elf
Classes/levels: Wizard (Necromancer) 15/Mythic (Archmage) 2
Adventure: The City Outside of Time
Location: The Palace Miasmoria
Catalyst: Disintegrated by Belimarius

The Gory Details: After making an alliance with the Rune Giants to storm Belimarius's palace, the PCs snuck past the guards, and ambushed her in her court. After a long fought battle featuring lots of Prismatic spells, many reflected spells and attacks (Rozen managed to Polar Ray herself earlier), and unfortunate Maze (the bloodrager rolled a nat 20 to escape almost immediately) Belimarius is beginning to get fed up, and so double taps Rozen with disintegrates (I gave her MR1 so as not to get instagibbed by the PCs). Fortunately the party bloodrager finished her off next round, and scooped Rozen into a bag. Fortunately they have scrolls of True Resurrection from waaaay back in book 3.

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