Your most horrible death?

The Cathedral of Attnam > General IVAN Discussion

# Dec 4, 2007, 8:33 pm Hide


On IVAN, I had gotten very close to fighting Elpuri. Having struggled so hard to get this far, I was being rediculously careful... Too careful. I stumbled across Vladimir The Giant Carnivorous Mutant Bunny, and foolishly, hit him with a Wand of Striking.

It didn't end well.

I suppose this teaches me to look at the enemies closely, instead of being Zap-Happy.
# Dec 4, 2007, 10:18 pm Hide


Hmm, there are so many. I think the worst ones would have to be when I get to GC9, thinking I'm ready to take on Elpuri, but when I get there the mystic dark frog teleports away my body armor / weapon / ESP ability. So with the first two I'm pretty much helplessly torn to shreds, and with the last one the mystic dark frog usually electrocutes me to death (at least in the past, when I didn't used to get a cloak of elec. res.) while I blindly flail about hoping to get a lucky hit and kill it.

I know, I should eat floating eye flesh or something to make it more permanent, but unless there's one on GC8 I can't be bothered to go looking for one. Or, the other bad ones are where you think you're good enough for GC9 but you really aren't, even with all of your equipment.
# Dec 5, 2007, 12:13 pm Hide


I've tried repeatedly to take on on the mages and necromancers in the octiron room beyond the portal - it's never gone well. Half the time I don't even get the damn door open before I am killed by repeated explosions and zaps. Has anyone ever cleared it or do you just teleport to the stairs and move on?
# Dec 5, 2007, 12:22 pm Hide


I've only been there twice. The first time I was pretty much instantly destroyed, the second time I started fighting my way through and then I thought better of it and just teleported to the stairway.

The middle level is the hardest (the one where they're all stuffed into one tiny room). The third level is actually pretty easy, and it's safe to take your time and clear it out, as is Oree's Lair.
# Dec 9, 2007, 10:50 pm Hide


Probably getting one shotted by Shererax. I thought I could take her and got utterly owned.

Although that made sacrificing Ivan to her so I could escape my next game all the more satisfying.
# Dec 20, 2007, 7:20 pm Hide


In my furthest game, I was doing well. In excess of 100hp... many scrolls and items... though no food. I ate the corpse of a mutant ass to stave off hunger.

Near the end of the level I saw a giant cat, and moved in for the kill.

"You polymorph into a small carnivorous rabbit!"

# Dec 20, 2007, 9:57 pm Hide


Oh, let's, I know! I have two:

1-I tried to kill Kenny in the beginning, and, um, Kenny killed me. Stupid dog.

2-I was doing alright in UT1, but, I ended up getting nut-shotted by headless zombie. Just my luck.
# Dec 21, 2007, 12:20 am Hide


I almost completely cleared that mage room past the portal once.

Then one of them destroyed one of my legs, so I ran like hell. >_>
# Jan 2, 2008, 3:16 pm Hide


I've got a bunch.

One was where I was drinking out of a fountain and a dark frog popped out and befriended me.

Later on in UT2 or 3, the Dark Frog was fighting something off screen and I ran in to help. The attacker took my leg off, and I was dissolved in Dark Frog blood.

Another one was where I was completely raped by a pack of blink dogs in UT2.

And of course, my favorite, I was attacked by an entire company of Kamikaze Dwarves. In UT3. I wish I was joking.
# Jan 5, 2008, 1:42 pm Hide


I believe you man. I got attacked by Ischaldirth on UT2 once. I just kind of laughed when I saw the death message.
# Jan 6, 2008, 1:53 am Hide


Well, this one's embarrassing, actually. I was doing good in UT, until I lost my arm. Then, I prayed to a god. I got an Ommel Hair arm, and began kicking butt. Then, I somehow got killed by nutshot from a kobold with a balsa spear. That's sad, to be able to kill hedgehogs and zombies with ease, only to get my balls torn to shreds by a spear made of a weak wood.
# Jan 8, 2008, 9:14 pm Hide


Alot of the time i'll get to ut2 and get blown up by one of those kamakaze dwarfs (I think that's what there called).
# Jan 11, 2008, 3:02 am Hide


Bleh. Probably either one of my zero-point 'in soviet russia kenny kills YOU' games, the game where a lucky as shit hedgehog beheaded me in UT1, or my most recent game where even having a cloak and a ring with fire resistance, as well as having arcanite plate mail on UT2, were not enough to save me from the ravages of a big mine + a nearby normal one. At least in the last case I have a chance of benefiting from the experience.. T_T

BTW, if you're curious how I got arcanite plate mail on UT2, it was a gift from Atavus... I really liked the way that game was going. *sniffle*
# Jan 11, 2008, 3:42 am Hide


Don't underestimate big mines. Just don't. On another note, in case you didn't know, enchanting fire resistance cloaks makes them more effective.
# Jan 11, 2008, 8:18 am Hide


Well, you see, the part that makes me feel really stupid is that I had a ring of searching, and that not too long before splatting I'd said to myself to be careful not to think I'd found all the mines in the minefield even after I'd seen and grabbed everything in it. Then I actually finish, sigh in relief, take a few steps and... "You hear a faint thump." It was almost like a scene straight from a sitcom or Saturday morning cartoon.

Also, thanks for the enchanted cloaks tip, though I found it in another topic not too long after finding this site. ;_;
# Jan 12, 2008, 2:07 am Hide


This one is so retarded. I was running around GC2, and was doing awesome. I was doing a run through a room for purposes of finding useful items. Suddenly, the game stops. It says "You hear a faint click underfoot. You look down to see that you stepped on a HUEG MIEN! LOLZ! SUX2BU!" I basically went "Ah, fuck!" and I hit the spacebar to continue, hoping I could teleport away. No such luck. The mine exploded and completely raped me. Destroyed most of my items, and broke my wand of mirroring. Suddenly, I'm surrounded by doors. I'm still alive! Then my character just drops dead. How'd he die?

Burned to death by a lit scroll.
# Jan 12, 2008, 1:14 pm Hide


Haha, burning scrolls hurt you?
# Jan 12, 2008, 5:45 pm Hide


...Not in the version I have. Is that in LIVAN or something? Or maybe a wand of fireballs exploded.
# Jan 13, 2008, 12:05 am Hide


I rechecked. I just died from the landmine. GC2 is as far as I've gotten.
# Jan 25, 2008, 11:44 pm Hide


I had one in LIVAN where I was doing great,had all sorts of stuff,but little did i know you shouldn't carry around around a mustard gas grenade without the intention of using it quickly.The slave I picked up in Attnam stepped on a big mine in GC 4.That's not what killed me though.The slave was instantly raped,but I had a cloak and ring of fire resist.the explosion barely hit me,but it was apparently enough to set off THAT damn mustard gas grenade.

"Norrock,killed on GC 4 from fatal exposure to mustard gas."

Damn you Victor the slave.
# Jan 27, 2008, 2:13 am Hide


Mine involved my brother turning off the power to my computer on accident. Not really in the exact spirit of things, but it was indeed infuriating.
# Jan 27, 2008, 9:52 am Hide


I've got two.

First was when I played IVANT and found Dagron as a random spawn (bug ^^) I had 3 life savings, so I was pretty comfident. By dual wielding Saal'Thul and Vermis I hitted him couple of times and then my Vermis teleports him away. Nice tactic I felt. Well, after 5-6 teleports I used stetoschope on him to see how much HP did he have. 68/2000! OMG! I quickly switched off my Vermis, so i wouldn't teleport him away. Got one hit on him and... Blam! Beheaded. Funny thing was that i had AoLS on, and 2 on inventory, but it didn't activate because i ended having no neck! *sigh*

Second one was so horrible that i almost deleted IVAN from my comp. I was damn lucky, and had these safely in my chest:

1 Scroll of Enchant Weapon
10 Scrolls of Enchant Armor
3 Scrolls of Harden Material
5 Scrolls of Charging
5 Scrolls of Taming
2 Scrolls of Repair
3 Wands of Mirroring
2 Wands of Cloning

I also had couple of strikings, lightnings, many healing liguids etc.
Then I wen't to GC5. I couldn't find stairs anywhere, and had hard time staying alive. Whoops, enner in front of me. Aaah crap all my wands are in box *looks for them* When I got them, enner was standing in front of me. Oh crap. I ended up being 1 or 2 shotted by scream. *gg*

But what can I say? IVAN is cruel.
Mammoth post o.O
# Jan 27, 2008, 10:21 am Hide


Speaking of Mammoths,I just got pwned a little while ago when I was on UT 2 and I found a wand of polymorph...I saved it,went to Jenny on UT 3,and zapped her with it.She turned into a goddamn mammoth.It stopped the plants from spawning as I recall,but started the brutal face-chewing from the mammoth.Needless to say,I died.
# Feb 5, 2008, 11:04 pm Hide

The Obsidian Knight act 2

Not really the most worst death Ive had, but definably the most depressing.

I found a vermis on UT2, and after kicking Jenny's ass, I left and delivered the note to the high priest, and went down to the gloomy caves, where I immediately found another vermis, and dual wielded them until I got eaten by a puppy while trapped in a spider web.
# Feb 6, 2008, 2:19 am Hide


Apple -- Did you have any armor worth enchanting? CoFR, gauntlets or boots of statboost, belt of carrying, helm of statboost, decent armor? Generally speaking if you have anything worth enchanting there's no real reason to have more than 5 of any given type of scroll (HM, EA, EW), since that's as many as you can clone/mirror at a time.

Regardless... ouch. :/