. . . on the interstate as HC on bnet."
Man, Cy, have you ever got that one right!
Emerald_Eyez, level 77HC East Trapper, fell victim to both a three boss pack Durance 3 foyer (Two packs of dolls I finally figured out, and a Ghoul Lord Pack) and my son asking me something about Silver Dragons at about the same time.
Red ball full to empty . . . just like that. Wow, 1000+ HP sure goes fast these days. :P
I'm still not sure what killed me, but I did watch the screen long enough in disbelief to see
Fanat Aura (Ghoul Lord)
I am guessing an extra strong might have been in there too, I really can't say.
She took with her, in startled disbelief:
One Raven Frost (I had found it on Rakanishu)
One Smoke Serpentskin Armor (That is what I am gonna miss most)
a +2 Assassin skills katar
Three socketed topaz crown
Some neato boots
Odd rings here and there
Iratha's Set in the stash. (DOH use a mule, you ass . . . assin!)
The Homeosu's Curiass that I was holding for a Paladin. Why hold when you can transfer? Lazy! Doh!
A few other nice odds and ends, including a Coronet with +98 life and +54 mana.
Sigh, I don't mind dying if it's my fault, but I am not sure what caused this. Maybe seeing a doll pack should have induced an Esc and Save Exit. Hard to say.
But in truth, this is a cautionary tale about MFing for grins. I had probably done, in the past week or two, about 20 Meph and 12 or so Pindleskin Hell runs, looking to find interesting stuff. Had not found much beyond the Unique Bastard Sword, twice.
Well, greed really has its own price.
Gonna miss old Emerald_Eyez. I really enjoyed the life of an HC Trapper, who was working slowly toward 80 and an attempt at the Hell Ancients. Guess Baal will never get to meet her, darn his bad luck!
Her Merc's Strength Lance kept him alive in almost every and any circumstance, save Cursed ES EF foes.
After I saved and exited, I went off to play Boggle with my son and daughter. Mucho laughter ensued. Maybe I should have been playing Monopoly with them instead of hunting for bnet treasure, and maybe Someone was sending me a message via Bnet.
But I sure would like to know just what it was killed her, a Stygian Doll said the screen, besides my own greed and slight inattention at just the wrong moment.
Or maybe that was all it was.
It just happened to fast for me to follow.
"Wham, Ban, you dead, Ma'am!'