This is a scene from my college days, where the party has reached the climax of the ever-popular series of adventures ending up in the Demonweb Pits. What made this scene so memorable for me was that after TWO YEARS worth of adventures leading up to this moment, it all came down to the throw of one die. Lolth was cornered, ready to flee through a magical mirror, abandoning her power but surviving to fight another day. The paladin Daniel had dogged her for days, and was intent to slay her permanently. One hit would do it, a hit that was virtually guaranteed...IF he made the initiative. (Tension surrounds the table.) He lost; Lolth escaped, and Daniel took off his helm and bowed his head. A very graceful reaction for a disappointed paladin (and of course, the player). Here Daniel tosses his helm as a prelude, a bit of artistic license on my part.