Your most horrible death?

Apr 12, 2008, 9:28 pm
#51
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I hate the inner beast, he always gets me, ALWAYS!
Apr 20, 2008, 2:04 am
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Ah, the cruelty of IVAN. I was at the wolf level, and was just clearing the place before letting the wolves out from their locked room. Just in case I prayed for Nefas, getting a mistress.
After this, I went to kick the door open. Couple of kicks and wham! Booby trap exploded. Well, you might think that how could someone possibly die to that?
Well, the story didn't end just there. The explosion broke my Wand of Teleportation, teleporting me inside the chest room inside the rock. Cheers, I found the chest!
The next thing I mentioned was a big mine under my feet. This explosion wouldn't have killed me yet, but another big mine next to me did as it exploded at the same time.
Apr 20, 2008, 11:24 am
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Not my most horrible for sure, but a recent bad one:

I attempted UT3 and retreated to UT2 after Genetrix nearly killed me. Then I spent a shitload of time polypiling and enchanting and hardening my gear, and finally returned to UT3. I had two chameleon whips, and so far neither one had polymorphed anything it hit. Back on UT3, I hit a kobold which promptly polymorphed into an iron golem. Pretty shitty, but also pretty easy to outrun, so I started retreating. Then suddenly a carnivorous plant popped out, blocking my way. The iron golem was still a few steps behind so I had time to kill the plant and continue on my way... or so I thought. The whips decided to activate again, and turned the plant into a phoenix feather golem. Stuck between two golems I decided to just drink my sulphuric acid rather than get beaten to a pulp
Apr 20, 2008, 12:51 pm
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If I'm correct, chameleon whips polymorph stuff less if Scabies hates you. I only take chameleon whips when I'm lawful, and it seems to work.
Apr 20, 2008, 5:15 pm
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The more you use them the more scabies likes you AFAIK. Same with Whips of Thievery and Cleptia.
Apr 25, 2008, 4:23 pm
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I dunno about horrible, but it was pretty frigging hilarious. I was on UT 2 when a rat bit my head off. Because I was wearing an amulet of esp, I got the removal message "You feel a strong urge to remain yourself" (or something like that) in between the "Your head is severed" and "You are dead" messages.

I took a screenshot, I'll try and upload it over the weekend.
Apr 25, 2008, 5:54 pm
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That is pretty hilarious. Wearing an AoLS and then getting decapitated by a rat. Death awaits you with big sharp pointy teeth
Apr 27, 2008, 1:33 pm
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Managed to get permanent (or at least pretty long lasting) polymorphitis going without polycontrol... Ran into the lowest carnivorous plant, and of all things get turned into a human flesh golem. 0 endurance, 6 hp. Instantly pegged me in the head, making it fly off >_>;

Edit: had an AoLS on at the time too... anything with a neck and I woulda revived
May 6, 2008, 4:49 am
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I hope I didn't get you angry with my questions. Thanks for your patient answeres and I try to read all the topics when I have more time. Okay, I accidently deleted Ivan and highscores before and I'm sure I had some better deaths, but here is some I have had recently:
I had cloak of invisibility when I stepped into GC 6. Level was full of nasty golems and other hard enemies so I decided to get into GC 7 as soon as possible. Suddenly I saw veteran kamikaze dwarf of mellis, but of course it couldn't see me. Then suddenly electric burst ripped the cloak in pieces and I was visible again. Dwarf was still two steps away from me, so I tried to zap it with wand of striking which I had used to kill Enner. Of course it didnt work anymore. One step and I would be dead but I had wand of teleport which I had also used couple of times. I could have applied it, but no I had to zap dwarf and yeah nothing happened...
My most horrible death in drawen minefield was when I went there with two mistresses. I had clone too, but I left it in level before. I thought he can survive since he is the "original". Anyway first mistress hit the mine pretty close the exit and died. Me and the another mistress continued deeper. My ring of searching found mine, but I didn't step away from it, I decided to go past it. Of course damn mistress stepped on mine. Suprisingly I was still alive after explosion, but my HP was low. I remembered seeing bottle of healing liquid before and went back. I thought I was lucky when I got next to healing liquid bottle without encountering more mines/enemies. I stepped in same square with bottle so that I could have drinked it, but of course there had to be one more mine...
One of my many polymorphing deaths was when I polymorphed rocks into better stuff. Wand didn't zap anymore, so I decided to break it. First I used wand of fireballs with walls to get more stuff to polymorph. I stepped middle of rocks and breaked the wand of polymorphing. I polymorphed into a large spider and was so suprised that I accidently stepped one step right. Broken bottle of poison wouldn't have caused any problem to me in my normal form, but to spider it was deadly.
May 6, 2008, 6:09 am
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x) That third one is hilarious... And no, we didn't get angry. Asking is not only accepted, but adviced.
May 6, 2008, 12:38 pm
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Quote
x) That third one is hilarious... And no, we didn't get angry. Asking is not only accepted, but adviced.
Thanks, I have hundreds of questions...
Just kidding, but if something comes in my mind I will ask it.
May 13, 2008, 4:06 pm
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I have, found, a new most horrible death.



UT1, basic, unleveled stats, barely any decent armor.

A kobold with -vermis- pops up. I lasted 3 stabs >_>

Edit: It happened again.
May 14, 2008, 2:51 am
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Haha, ouch. That's as bad as a skeleton with a mithril two-hander
May 14, 2008, 4:31 am
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I had the same thing on UT2, and had 4 bones on the same level.
May 14, 2008, 9:18 am
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Remember my story of a Turox-happy skeleton in UT? Heh.
May 22, 2008, 12:49 pm
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Well I would say..

1. With a good character and two angels to aid (cloak of electricity resistance +5 i think) in the zombie level a master necromancer which I couldn't see beheded me with a burst of lightning. It was horrible because although I had Amulet of Life Saving I didin't had my second life as he destroyed my head. :S I guess the electricity resistance didn't cover my head also...

2. Polymorphed into a cave bear in UT2 (500hp) and when entered UT3 Izzy appeared and owned me completly.
May 23, 2008, 12:08 am
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Woah... that second one is... pretty horrific...

I had good gear in UT5, and downed enner easily. I had Neerc-Se'Ulb +13, crappy belt of carrying +3-5, Phoenix Feather boots and gloves of strength +8, Meteoric Steel Helmet +5, AoLS, AoESP, Cloak of Fire Res +6, some rings and a Phoenix Feather Armor of Great Health +8. It became my doom.

Once carelessly stepping down the stairs, (I hadn't taken off my body armor --> +200hp.) and spawned Danny. Freaked out, and ran upstairs, he followed. Zap! Teleported myself away, and had an idea. Since I had about 30 int, wand of polymorph and ring of polycontrol, I polymorphed myself in Danny. After all, my gear was better.
But dumbass me didn't remember that once you poly, you don't have any of the past weapon skills! So, he totally ripped me apart.
May 23, 2008, 4:38 am
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So i guess you learned the lesson...

Do not use an armor of great health, as it actually means great enemies xD

Here go two more:

Killed by a phoenix feather golem's dirty attack below the belt in UT2 (can't explain why it spawned such a powerful monster, guess I was polymorphed before or something).

Electrocuted by his own thunder hammer in UT2.
May 24, 2008, 5:40 pm
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I had such an awful death.

A giant magpie stole my wand of invisibility so I decided to go after it figuring I would be able to kill it like the last time I faced one of them. Boy was I surprised when it morphed into some sort of bad ass female warrior and cut off my right arm and leg. After a little bit it changed back to it's true form and flew away.

By this point I was ridiculously injured and exhausted and starving. As I was trying to make my way back to the surface I got stuck in a spider web and starved to death.

Oh boy! What a horrible way to die.

The last character I played with ran into the ghost of this guy and died after being touched by them two times.
May 24, 2008, 7:38 pm
#70
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That reminds me of something...

"The ghost of Michael Jackson touches you in the groin!"
May 24, 2008, 9:04 pm
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hahaha
May 26, 2008, 3:00 pm
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I had apretty funny early game death yesterday. I had a good character who trained Agi and Int/wis easily - he had a +1 Agi, +2 wis, and +1 int (and +2 Cha) just by sci talkig with the banana growers for the first 800 turns. this is the kind of char that get 50 Int/wis with ease. I went into UT after telling my puppy to "Stay!", and there was a fountain by the stairs. So I asked myself" Do you feel lucky? Well do ya, huh, punk?" and the answer was yes. I got a few stats boosts and then I got "an uncomfortable uncertainty" aboutwho i really was. So I kept drinking. Next a dark frog spawned and I thought "oh shit, no armour, no weapons, I'm fucked" but I actually beat him fairly easily. So I kept drinking. Fool. Then a conical green momo slime spawned and vomited acid all over me. I knew I was toast but I started wailing on the slime with my bare fists as the flesh melted from my bones. my arms and legs melted off and just when i thought i was doomed I morphed into a black unicorn. After a few swift kicks the slime exploded and I climbed the stairs and headed for the healer. Partway there i changed back to a legless one armed (grey-striped) human and rolled into the healers. 40 gp got me a couple of new legs but i only made it 4 more steps before my head dissolved.
May 26, 2008, 11:46 pm
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Haha, "rolled into the healers". Awesome death
May 27, 2008, 6:34 am
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xD Fluffy scores the first prize of the week!

EDIT: Ehh, I meant slob of course. Blame Fluffy for being too awesome. And me for being too slow for these kind of things.
EDIT2: bolb ---> slob. FÜCCKAMGOAJENB. Jab. Period. Now, move along, there's nothin to see here.
May 27, 2008, 9:09 am
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Ernomouse wrote
xD Fluffy scores the first prize of the week!

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