How the Party Actually Tried To Get My Character
Killed In Game
I’ve been playing D&D for a decent while.
just two years, nothing too special.
But during those two years I have never felt
so betrayed than in this game.
For a few months I had been scrolling around
a discord LFP server and found this new game
with the 5e system, since it’s the one I
am comfortable with.
For the first session I was a few minutes
late which I felt kind of ashamed of, especially
since I always said in the discord server
“I’ll be on time”, but to my surprise
the people in the voice chat seemed really
nice and understandable.
We start the game.
We all introduced our characters: we had a
human sorcerer, human fighter, human paladin,
and an elf — it was either a wood elf or
eladrin, I can’t remember.
Then there was a bard, and me being a half-elf
drow variant rogue.
I’ve always wanted to play a rogue but in
every group I’ve played with there was always
at least one.
I felt like this time, it was my chance to
When in game our characters met, my character
got a few “odd” looks from both NPCs and
some other PCs, especially the bard, which
I fully expected since drow in general don’t
have a “good name” and my character in
general looked a little “shifty”.
During our games I was kind of an intelligence
gatherer, feeding important info to our party
I never believed in “Lone wolf rogues”
so I always told my party what I’m going
to do, with what I hope to accomplish.
I told my party EVERYTHING, since I wanted
to earn their trust as both a player and a
While in combat some of the other players
seemed to almost always mistake me for a full-drow,
saying, “Don’t you have disadvantage on
We’re in sunlight!” and me and the DM
always had to remind them that I’m only
“half-drow” and they don’t have Sunlight
Fast forward a few sessions, at this point
we were level 5, and we discovered that the
sorcerer has some draconic heritage and some
half-dragon is trying to kill him.
This half-dragon managed to ambush us with
some wolves while we were trying to sleep
in our camp, but we left the bard on watch
and he spotted them.
He managed to warn us in time.
When combat started we were not doing well,
bad rolls all around.
The fighter even chipped his sword on his
3rd nat 1.
With some quick thinking I used the Darkness
Half drow gets it as feature at 5th level
and used it to our advantage to run, but unfortunately
we had to leave most of our gear behind, at
least the stuff that wasn’t on our person.
When we thought we lost them, to my surprise
the paladin described himself grabbing me
by the collar and trying to lift me up, saying,
“What sort of magic was that huh!?
You practice dark magic?!”
I tried to reason with him saying stuff like
“Look, apparently, most drow can do that,
and apparently I can too.
Hey man, the last thing we need to do is fight
Get a grip!”
After a long conversation the rest of the
party wanted to have a private voice chat
while I scouted ahead to search for any more
danger or a nearby town or shelter.
In between sessions I get messages from the
DM, each making him sound a little bit worried
He asked things like “What’s your alignment
Really?” or “Hey man, what’s your AC and
Fast forward a few sessions we were again
fighting the half dragon again in a town square,
but this time we were prepared and a little
bit stronger and had an NPC who was “okay”
Long story short, we won, but during that
fight I went down taking too many hits from
Meanwhile, the bard keeps on casting Healing
Word on either himself, the fighter, or paladin.
I didn’t want to be rude and ask for healing
so I just waited.
Alas, by the time combat ended I almost died
— two fails but 3 saves on my death saves.
Instead of trying to heal me or popping a
potion in my mouth the party decided to interrogate
the basically dead but barely alive half dragon.
The sorcerer spoke: “Why are you trying
to kill me?!
Who sent you?!”.
However, the half dragon was basically drowning
in his own blood and the DM tried his best
to do an impression of it, his last words
Drrra…” and then he died.
During this time the DM had our NPC put one
of my own healing potions in my mouth, waking
me up to see the party gathered around a corpse.
The paladin says, “Drra?… is he talking
Drow?…” and the paladin points his sword
at me, saying, “I knew we couldn’t trust
Being legitimately confused, I said, “Um…
The whole party had an argument about who
sent this half dragon and it somehow got pinned
I tried to defend myself but the players kept
“We cannot trust him!
He always sneaks around and keeps secrets!”
“What are you guys talking about?
I’ve told you guys everything I know.”
“Um, you 100% do NOT tell us everything.”
That last line kinda made me felt frustrated.
So I described to everyone how.
I take out my shortswords and daggers and
threw them down on the ground and simply walked
up to the paladin, and say, “If this doesn’t
earn your trust, you ca-” Literally before
I can finish he rolls to attack.
He missed and combat started… again…
The other party members joined in and I assumed
they were going to try to stop the paladin.
They were trying to “stop” me.
I was up first and so I picked up my shortsword
disengaged and did a dodge action.
Long story short, it was a 4v1 odds against
me and I was low on hp.
I somehow managed to survive by just dancing
around them with Disengage and took dodge
actions as my action.
I DID NOT want to kill another PC, even if
they were trying to kill me.
Lucky for me, my AC was decently high and
I could block most attacks with the Defensive
Duelist Feat I took.
But I knew I couldn’t survive any longer…
After seeing all odds against me, the DM steps
He says the NPC is joining initiative and
describes how he reaches into his bag and
blows a loud horn, then steps in between me
and the rest of the party, trying to reason
with them and explain how I would never do
Now, a little backstory on our NPC.
Well, he was apparently a former captain of
the guard, and the horn he blew was to call
Only I knew this since I remember him telling
us and, judging by the way how the others
didn’t really care, they don’t remember.
On my turn the DM says: “You get inspiration”.
Wait, no, I don’t give him inspiration!”
DM: “It’s a DM inspiration, not bardic;
he can reroll a dice if he wants now.”
Sorcerer: “That is not a thing!
You made tha-”
DM: Quotes the page number on both the DM
Guide and Playershand book.
Soon after, I get a message from the DM: “I’ve
I honestly didn’t want to do it but I attacked
the paladin first.
He went down in one hit thanks to the sneak
attack and since no one took time to heal
themselves, and the fact that the bard used
his last two spell slots on himself and the
sorcerer, everyone was pretty low on hp.
Some town guards came into the scene, demanding
everyone to put their weapons down.
The fighter refused and was unceremoniously
The sorcerer and bard didn’t put up a fight
and got arrested.
DM says, “End of session…
I want to talk to the 4 of you in another
I was… so… confused…
The next day I saw that in the discord the
4 players were not there.
And the DM messaged me, explaining that the
human players all knew each other each playing
Chaotic/Lawful Neutral and suspected that
I was some sort of evil person since in the
fighter’s backstory he was literally stabbed
in the back by another rouge, the sorcerers
parents were enslaved by drow, and the paladin
hated any “dark magic” and vowed to destroy
any and all of it.
Thinking I had some dark magic in me, they
were plotting to kill me and even convinced
the bard to get in on.
The DM tried to convince them to not do it
and they said they wouldn’t, but did anyway.
He also said the half dragon’s last word
was supposed to be “Drajin” which was
the sorcerer’s father and didn’t think
anyone would misunderstand that as “Drow”.
The DM apologized, saying he should’ve told
me sooner or did something sooner and said
he is going to make things up to me by “rebooting”
the campaign with new people.
Which I am still playing today.
It sounded like a group of bullies wanting
to ruin a game for someone else.
There is roleplaying and being mean.
At least now the player is in a better group
and isn’t trying to get killed for no reason.
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