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    Halfling in the Playground
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    Default [SOD] Xykon's ring

    Calling it now, the reason Xykon had the ring that
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    protected him from Right-Eye's positive energy Sneak Attack dagger
    was because
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    Serini had a similar dagger when he fought her. Either she hit him with an unexpected Sneak Attack during the fight and afterwards he decided to patch up that weakness for the future, or he bought/crafted the ring in advance knowing he'd be facing an epic-level rogue and that positive energy Sneak Attacks are the only good way she has of seriously threatening him.

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    OrcBarbarianGuy

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    Default Re: [SOD] Xykon's ring

    Sounds plausible

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    Aren't undead immune to
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    sneak attacks
    already?
    The best way to get information isn't to ask a question, it is to post the wrong information and wait for someone to correct you (often angrily).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Defiantnight View Post
    Aren't undead immune to
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    sneak attacks
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    Right-Eye, a goblin Rogue, acquired a dagger infused with positive energy that, alledgedly, allowed sneak attacks on undead creature for the purpose of killing Xykon.
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    the Vector Legion [is the IFCC's new pawns], mark my words. Way too much unfinished business there and they already know about the Gates.
    I'll take that bet.

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    Yup. I do wonder how Xykon's ring works if it exists. Possibly a custom item,


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    granting the most powerful version of Fortification (normally only found on armour) and positive energy resistance as well.
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    Sauron had a more interesting ring. I bet that chaps Xykon's adze.
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    Default Re: [SOD] Xykon's ring

    Feels plausible to me, especially because it feels like Xykon is the type who needs to learn certain lessons the hard way. Even if Serini never got close to killing him, it'd make more sense that he'd learned from the encounter and got the ring afterwards, rather than planning ahead.

    Xykon's style is very "kick-in-the-door": I don't see him planning ahead for a measly rogue, even an epic-level one. "Sneak Attacks don't work on me, I can handle this on my own" and then suddenly "goddamn it, I forgot how much pain tends to hurt!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by KorvinStarmast View Post
    Sauron had a more interesting ring. I bet that chaps Xykon's adze.
    If you need some craft jewelry to get ultimate power, you never had it in the first place!

    Plus he let it get stolen by a halfling, the chump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dire_Flumph View Post
    If you need some craft jewelry to get ultimate power, you never had it in the first place!
    Well that's the point, he was stealing the Elves' power.

    Plus he let it get stolen by a halfling, the chump.
    No, he didn't, a man sawed his finger off his corpse after impaling him on a broken sword.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
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    the Vector Legion [is the IFCC's new pawns], mark my words. Way too much unfinished business there and they already know about the Gates.
    I'll take that bet.

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    Default Re: [SOD] Xykon's ring

    Quote Originally Posted by Dire_Flumph View Post
    If you need some craft jewelry to get ultimate power, you never had it in the first place!
    That's a Xykon sounding qoute.
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    Plus he let it get stolen by a halfling, the chump.
    It was cut from his hand by a king wielding a magical sword.
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    (paraphrased) Rulings are not 'House Rules.' Rulings are a DM doing what DMs are supposed to do.
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    Agency means that they {players} control their character's actions; you control the world's reactions to the character's actions.
    Gosh, 2D8HP, you are so very correct
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    Self-deception tends to have a low target number
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    Quote Originally Posted by KorvinStarmast View Post
    Sauron had a more interesting ming. I bet that chaps Xykon's adze.
    FTFY ............
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