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How I Defeated A Rakshasa Solo Because The Dungeon Master Forgot How Druids Work

April 19, 2020 All Things DnD
All Things DnD's Story Dungeon
How I Defeated A Rakshasa Solo Because The Dungeon Master Forgot How Druids Work
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All Things DnD's Story Dungeon
How I Defeated A Rakshasa Solo Because The Dungeon Master Forgot How Druids Work
Apr 19, 2020
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I‌ ‌applaud‌ ‌the‌ ‌DM‌ ‌for‌ ‌owning‌ ‌his‌ ‌mistake‌ ‌and‌ ‌rolling‌ ‌with‌ ‌it.‌ ‌Being‌ ‌able‌ ‌to‌ ‌improvise‌ ‌and‌ ‌change‌ ‌the‌ ‌narrative‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌fly‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌sign‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌great‌ ‌DM.

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I‌ ‌applaud‌ ‌the‌ ‌DM‌ ‌for‌ ‌owning‌ ‌his‌ ‌mistake‌ ‌and‌ ‌rolling‌ ‌with‌ ‌it.‌ ‌Being‌ ‌able‌ ‌to‌ ‌improvise‌ ‌and‌ ‌change‌ ‌the‌ ‌narrative‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌fly‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌sign‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌great‌ ‌DM.

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Welcome to all things D and D Story dungeon, where we share amazing Dungeons and Dragons stories with you every two days. Now heading inside the dungeon we have how the diem forgot how drew its work, turning certain defeat into victory. Hello, all this story is just one of many potential stories I could tell from a campaign I've been playing in for about two years. Run by a. D. M. Who has also been my best friend for over a decade. I tell this story not to embarrass him as a dungeon master, but rather to simply share a hilarious story from the process that occurred from a mistake he unknowingly made that we both enjoyed immensely afterwards. In order to best understand this story, I feel I must provide some background. As to the story being told in the original world, the D. M it created the party was an ensemble of characters called The Queen's Men, who were recruited by the Kingdom of Olive are to sail around the world of a union on various missions to assemble in international alliance against the dark forces of the house in islands. Because the campaign was and still is going on, with many of our characters receiving detailed story arcs in development every now and then. A player would retire their character when they felt that their contributions to the main campaign were over in order to inject some new blood and character dynamics to the party. However, because the D. M wanted all our player characters present for the finale yet to come are retired characters could live on inside stories and solo adventures, also built by the D. M alongside our main campaign. It is from one of these solo adventures that this story comes from. My character name is Wild Heart Freeborn, a wood elf druid who hails from Mysterious Island, lost a time named Tempus. I'll created by the gods is something of a last bastion for the early prehistoric life that were almost wiped out when the big, bad evil guy of the campaign, the Demon Lord Randich, was last defeated by the gods Millennia ago, Tempus I'll was basically the Jurassic Park of the campaign, where dinosaurs and other powerful monsters and magic could be found to keep an incredibly long and complex backstory brief. Wild Heart was kidnapped and taken from the island by the villains of the campaign and taken to Val, a bar where he was subsequently rescued by and joined the soon to be queen Zeman. He elected to aid them in their missions and travels while simultaneously trying to find a way home back to Tempus and to his adopted father and ruler of the island, the Bronze Dragon Honor Wing. Eventually succeeding and saving the island from an invasion by demons and other dark forces led by the descendant of a nation enemy of Tempus. Wild Heart was forced to destroy the time barrier that Kathy Island hidden from the rest of the world. It was at this point he separated from the Queen Zeman and stayed on Tempus to protect it and all life on it from a world they knew virtually nothing about being named the New Lord protector of Tempus, Ill. After his dragon father died in the conflicts, Wild Heart carried on and dealt with many threats, including high all trespassers, a lesser god of decay and death, and several other natural disasters. His biggest challenge came, however, when a new threat, a shape shifting rock shots a calling himself the Shaw infiltrated Tempus on a mission for the big, bad evil guy in exchange for immortality. We would find out later that the Shaw was essentially a big, bad evil guy in his own right, having been plaguing opinion for millennia and being directly responsible for events that led to the creation of several future Queen Zeman. After giving my character the runaround several times, causing chaos and taking many lives in his evil pursuits, the almost literal game of cat and mouse finally came to a head when Wild Heart finally caught him. Trying to masquerade, is one of his trusted confidants and wound up facing off with him, one on one in the throne room of his palace, high above the jungle canopy in a gigantic redwood tree. Originally, it was the Diem's plan to force Wild Heart into making a costly deal with shot in order to protect his home, making it look like a had no chance to defeat him. As I was only level 11 at the time and by myself, Wild Heart eventually made an agreement with Shaw, but cleverly left out that the Shaw was allowed to leave the island in peace and immediately attacked him. Once negotiations were over, it was a brutal confrontation as wild heart. In the form of analysis, Horace and the Shaw traded vicious tooth and claw attacks with each other. Despite this, the only one seemingly getting hurt was wild Heart, as the Shaw showed no real evidence of injury despite what I was putting him through. The first signs of the miscalculation, the D A made, eventually triggering one of many unique powers I had received on my ascension to the throne. Wild heart shape shifted into a young adult Bronze Dragon to continue the fight and found some success, using his breath attacks and doing what appeared to be actual damage as the Shaw rolled out some new tricks, including summoning a beholder to the fight as I likewise received some backup in the form of several druids and warriors of my people who came to help, it seemed like the fight would never end. It was then that everything went wrong or the D M. At first, it looked like the show had gained the upper hand on Wild Heart as he managed to mind control wild heart Sister I in months as she joined the fight in her own dragon form. The two of them battered me pretty badly, and I was at the verge of being forced back into my elven form and effectively dead. Getting scared, I asked the D. M if the shawl looked mortally wounded. As by this point, I had easily done a couple 100 points of damage combined to him. At least he and for me that while my lightning breath had damaged him, he seemed to be relatively unharmed. Otherwise, out of curiosity, I asked the D. M if he had been taking into account that all of my attacks were doing magic damage. Despite the fact that we were conducting this battle over text, I could practically hear my diem's jaw hit the floor. See Wild Heart was a druid who had taken the circle of the moon path. In order to facilitate his ability to transform into the dinosaurs and other mighty beasts that roam Tempus Circle of the moon, Druids gain an additional feature at six level called Primal Strike, which dictates that all attacks in beast form Countess magical for the purposes of overcoming resistance and immunity of physical damage. The exact thing the D M had bestowed onto the Shaw. After realizing his mistake, the D M had to take a break to do the math and crunch the numbers. Eventually, upon resuming, he told me that by this point in the fight, I had actually done enough damage to defeat the Shaw several times over and was in shock both that he had forgotten this trade and that one of his bosses again underestimated the party. A recurring but hilarious issue several of his villains had up to that point. We eventually agreed that the show was definitely bloodied and didn't have much left in him. This was when the epic conclusion to the battle kicked in by this point Wild Heart was penned in Dragon Form under the claw of his dragon sister, with the Shaw standing on her back loading over his assume victory. Thankfully, I had still just long enough to recharge my lightning breath, and I told the D M I wanted to use it. He allowed it, but required me to make a Dex check to properly aim the attack. Given my compromise position and aiming past Diana to shoot him off her back, I rolled fearing the worst. It was a natural 20. My breath attack precisely hit its mark and with a near Mac's damage role, dealing almost 100 points of damage, with the Shaw also failing, his deck saved to avoid the breath. The battle was over. It was declared that my breath blasted the show off my sister's back, ending his control over her. He sailed over the nearby balcony edge, plummeting hundreds of feet to the ground below. I got out from under eye Emma's grip to fly after him and witnessed his incinerated body falling through a dimension door. The shock conjure with the last ounce of his ability swearing vengeance the entire time. Wild Heart had one and protected his island once more. While this was not the end of Wild hearts solo adventures, it was definitely the most epic inclusion to one. He sat so far to my shock. I found out later in the campaign that the show had survived this encounter as Wren. Dick had given him one resurrection for not failing at every one of his missions. The current generation of the Queen's men has just exposed him, once again, disguised as a prominent I Elvin, official And next session I will have the pleasure of dispatching him once again with my other character. An insane changeling gesture named Ruse. Caprice in summary, What could have been my greatest loss is a player in Dungeons and Dragons became one of my greatest victories. All because the d m didn't read the fine print. I just want to clarify once again that I love my d. M. And none of these adventures would have been possible without him. But that doesn't mean I can't talk about a time when his miscalculations allowed me to win the day. Thanks for listening. Thanks for listening to own things D and D Story done, Jim. We'd love to have you subscribe and review us on iTunes and Spotify catch our new episode exactly after two days until next time