Rappan Athuk brought down three more PCs tonight. We just finished playing a half-hour or so ago. It was a rough one. The PCs went down the well, which was warned against from the start. That being said, come on, when you tell anyone "don't do that" it only entices them more. I'm amazed they held out this long.
What is particularly rough about tonight's game is that two of the three PCs to drop had been around for a while. Plum Blossom (Dave the Knave's monk/rogue) and Jocelyn (Jim's ranger) had been kicking around in the game for three years or more. The third, Bonnie's cleric/fighter/hunter of the dead, had been around for quite some time as well.
Despite this, it was a hell of a night of play. The party put up a valiant fight and did what they could. They cut their losses and bailed, but only at the last moment. More than that, it was a fun night. As bloody as it was, the players were laughing and carrying on just like any other session. The usual dick and fart jokes abounded.
I commend my players. I know this loss stung. Jim, Dave, and Bonnie put in a lot of hours in getting those PCs to their current levels. But did they gripe and moan? Nope. My group is awesome. They really are.