In our last game, the Mammodon Barbarian, Yig, died. He fell to cultist spearmen in the depths below the swamp. At the gates of death, he wrestled with Ymir, god of all the ancient tribes, for the right to live. Ymir snatched away his soul’s rune and said “You’re mine, now, little calf, but go back to the world, for I am not done with you. I will see you in time.”
Yig’s player rolled a -6, so this wasn’t a bargain, this was Death saying “get back out there and finish your quest but remember, you’re done when I say you are.” Yig is tasked with finding an artifact, the key to the Dragon Graveyard, and now, he’s a dead thing, walking a dark path.
The game took a strange and awesome turn.