ETHAN I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE MOUSE!
Okay, since you asked so nicely :p. This was before my character died the first time (we have access to easy-ish resurrection, so he’s died several times, no biggie), and the party was like level 8 on average. I was obsessed with getting an intelligent pet mouse. Don’t ask me why, but I just had visions of fighting off enemies with it Despereaux style. Anyways. We had a summoner in the party who could cast awaken. So we do this on several mice, which took a while to catch btw, but none of them want to join a party of adventurers. And then. I roll. A. FUCKING. NAT. 1.
Now, my DM is diabolical at the best of times. And we’ve been annoying him for the past hour by trying to awaken a fucking mouse. So, he awakens the mouse by summoning a god damned (pun intended) demon into it. This demon then proceeds to wreck the party, leave my character with 3, 3! motherfucking Hit Points left, before it scurries off to god knows where.
And that’s the story of how a mouse almost killed what would become the party that saved the continent several times over.