So me and some buddies i met online are playing a game of shackled city twice every month, and the past few sessions... well lets say my Paladin is not having a good time.
Session before last, a giant umber hulk burst its way out of a wherehouse the group was passing and started tearing up the place. The fight went as one would expect, we hit it, it hit us, several of us, my paladin included got hypnotized by it's eyes, and so forth.
Well apparently Mr. hulk was not particularly fond of the smite evil i had just used against it's toes, and proceeded to use what i can only imagine was a "smite good" ability, as the next thing i know, his claws are glowing, he swipes me once with each claw and then chomps down on me with his humongous pincers, and my full sixty eight hitpoints go aaalll the way down to five. My armour is now a cage, a massive hole going right through my chest plate, and i am in terrible pain. It takes a second strongest party member and a bear-form druid to peel me out like a banana and free me. The guys who came to investigate the happening were as surprised as i was that i survived.
luckally we were on our way to pick up some freshly forged new masterwork fullplate for me when we were attacked. The fancy cape one of the elves forced me to buy however was ruined. Ahh well, got an even nicer one made out of red dragon hair later on.
Next session! We fight a red dragon! Fortunately not one that my cape was made from, but it unfortunately did not land to fight us in melee, i did not have a ranged weapon, and it repeatedly attacked (mostly me) with breath and fly-by attacks, reducing me to i believe between eight and three hitpoints, and nearly killing my new horse twice.
A little later on in the same session! We descend some stairs into the underdark, and we get attacked by a hydra! it first attacks our rogue in the front of the group as she was looking for traps, however it's icy bread weapon was wide enough to hit me following slightly behind her. Needless to saw we engage, and once again, my poor paladin proceeds to get the stuffing knocked out of him. at one point all seven heads attack me, and I’m down to my last ten or twenty hitpoints and desperately need a heal, but not only am i longshadowed, making healing spells less effective on me, but our healer just HAPPENS to be waaay up the stairs attacking the hydra from a range. We manage to kill the hydra, but for some reason it explodes after death, my paladin being one of the few in range, is hit, tossed into a wall, and sent down to about negative twenty hit points. the only reason he is alive is because the DM took pity on me and gave me a fort save to live, wich i luckally passed despite a low roll.
Oh! And lets not forget shortly AFTER that, where my paladin gets grappled and almost eaten by an ettin.
Two sessions, four times almost dead.
I'm starting to think he may have chosen the wrong god:P