My first worthwhile PK story As promised, here's my first good PK story in following up with my "My first PK" thread, which was very helpful in the making of my characters. Now, as most people will recall, my first PK character was a charge paladin named StAnselm. He's still alive and well and has a couple of ears in his stash, but after doing some more studying of builds, I decided that I would in fact try out Sip's DTalon build because I am infinitely more familiar with assassin than I am with pallys (Anselm was my first, and possibly last paladin). As always with me, the name proved to be the hardest thing to decide upon, and at first I thought it'd be cool to make a sin named "Tai-Chi," since I happen to do Tai Chi and love it. But it looked cheesy in font, so I renamed her "WhiteCrane," after my favourite Tai Chi move. Well, now for the story. I was checking some games and I discovered a level 30 something necro and a level 27 paladin in a game with no clue as to where they'd be playing. Can't even remember the game's name, it might have been giberish. So I enter the game and right away the necromancer parties. I accept and check my party screen to see where they are and which act I should be in. Oddly enough, the necro was in the Ancients' Way, while the paladin for some reason was in Tal's Tomb. I decided that the necromancer would be easier to kill, so I go to act 5 and announce "Wild Crane Spreads Its Wings," and then I hostile. They don't leave the game. I wait the 10 seconds on the waypoint and then jump to the Ancients' Way. The first thing I noticed which seemed amiss was that there were a lot more monsters than I expected. I plow through them, trying not to attack any of them (I don't want to hit 26), in hopes of finding the necromancer, but there are monsters everywhere. And then it hits me - I remembered seeing a portal from the Throne! The necro must have been working his way backwards. So I warp back to town and sure enough he's sitting there with his minions patiently waiting for me to leave. The most he did was tell the paladin "You might want to TP, there's someone hostile in the game." So that left the paladin. I hit Lut Golein but he's not there, I guess he figured I wouldn't find him in the right Tal's Tomb. Well, I warped over to the canyon and ran down to the last tomb, popped in, saw monsters, ran to the next one. It was eerily quiet, so I checked it out a bit further and discovered some corpses. This was the right tomb. I followed the trail and discovered my target, a little red X. He was standing still in a room, like he was waiting for me. It had crossed my mind that he might be a charge pally PKK, but I decided I'd go for it anyway. I entered the archway to his room and DF'd into him, taking his life down by a third of a notch, and then kicked for all I was worth. He never knew what hit him. But here's the kicker (pardon the pun), seconds after the message "Paladin was slain by WhiteCrane" displayed on the screen, the message "I think he's headed your way" appeared from the necromancer. :lol: I collected my new ear, TP'd to stash it and then typed in "Wild Horse Divides The Mane," another favourite move that just sounds so scary in light of what had just happened. Now at this point, the pally was laughing about having died and the necromancer was pretty much like "Oh. Damn." But I decided that rather than be spiteful about it, I'd be a good sport, and so I asked if they'd had loot on since if they did, I'd leave and he could get his stuff back. This wasn't the case, so I asked him what he'd lost thinking I could spare some low level items just to get him back on his feet, but despairingly, he merely replied "Everything," and then went on a pity rant about how he was new to hardcore and didn't have anything. I felt bad, so I asked him he'd lost anything specific that I could replace. I guess he thought I was making fun of him, because he became pretty sour and started slinging the usual insults. The funniest one was "You're not even hardcore." I told him nevermind then, and soon after he left. The necro followed shortly. I ran back to my stash and smiled at my new level 27 paladin ear.