Post-Iron Shepherd Battle Options

Thanks to @LornArt_ for this art piece!

Following their first encounter with the Iron Shepherds, the Mighty Nein find themselves with new trials and difficulties ahead of them. In particular, there is one tribulation the party can approach in multiple ways. Ask not for whom Jester’s bell tolls…

...it tolls for MollyThanks to @oddthesungod for this art piece!

On Talks Machina this past week, Taliesin and Matt discussed Molly’s death in no uncertain terms: Molly is dead. They are prepared to bring in a new character for Taliesin to play at some point. Taliesin was asked about the possibility of Molly coming back as a Lingering Soul, and both Taliesin and Matt eliminated that as an option. Their discussion, however, didn’t include what the remaining members of The Mighty Nein might do to try to affect change in the current situation. Here are some of the options at their disposal.

Thanks to @midnigtchan for this art piece!

  1. Molly is dead. The remaining Nein bury his body/leave his body outside/cremate him and move on. Molly remains dead.
  2. Molly is dead. The remaining Nein bury his body, move on, come back, dig up Molly, find a cleric, resurrect him. Molly the Blood Hunter returns.
  3. Molly is dead. The remaining Nein bury his body, move on, find a cleric, dig up Molly, resurrect him. Molly the Blood Hunter returns.
  4. Molly is dead. The remaining Nein bury his body, move on, find a cleric, but take too long and are unable to resurrect him. Molly remains dead.
  5. Molly is dead. The remaining Nein find a cleric and attempt a resurrection, but it fails. Molly remains dead.
  6. Molly is dead. The remaining Nein attempt to find a cleric, but do not. Molly remains dead.
  7. Molly is dead. The remaining Nein find a druid and reincarnate Molly. Molly the Blood Hunter returns, but potentially not as a tiefling.
  8. Molly is dead. The remaining Nein find a druid and attempt to reincarnate Molly, but it fails. Molly remains dead.
  9. Molly is dead. The remaining Nein load up his body on a horse and carry it with them. They find someone to resurrect Molly. Molly the Blood Hunter returns.
  10. Molly is dead. The remaining Nein load up his body on a horse and carry it with them. They don’t find someone to resurrect Molly. Molly remains dead.
  11. Molly is dead. The remaining Nein load up his body on a horse and carry it with them. They find someone to cast Gentle Repose on him. They ensure that salt and copper components remain on his eyes until someone can cast Resurrection or Raise Dead on him and have the ritual succeed. Molly the Blood Hunter returns.
  12. Molly is dead. The remaining Nein load up his body on a horse and carry it with them. They find someone to cast Gentle Repose on him. They are unable to keep the salt and copper components on his eyes, but still find someone to cast Resurrection or Raise Dead on him and it succeeds. Molly the Blood Hunter Returns.
  13. Molly is dead. The remaining Nein load up his body on a horse and carry it with them. They find someone to cast Gentle Repose on him. They are able to find someone to cast Resurrection or Raise Dead on him, but the ritual fails. Molly remains dead.
  14. Molly is dead. The remaining Nein load up his body on a horse and carry it with them. They find someone to cast Gentle Repose on him. They are unable to find someone to cast Resurrection or Raise Dead on him. Molly remains dead.
  15. Molly is dead. The remaining Nein either bury his body or take it with them. He claws his way back from death as a revenant. Molly the Blood Hunter returns for now.
  16. Molly is dead. The Mighty Nein bury his body and move on. He claws his way back from death as a revenant, but in the nearby corpse of Lorenzo’s druid. Molly the Blood Hunter In the Body of Dwelma returns for now.
  17. Molly is dead-ish. The remaining Nein bury his body and move on. Whatever woke him from his dead-not dead state two years ago kicks in again and he emerges from his grave. Like the first time it happened, he does not remember the past two years, and sets off on his own.
  18. Molly is dead-ish. The remaining Nein bury his body and move on. Whatever woke him from his dead-not dead state two years ago kicks in again and he emerges from his grave. Unlike the first time it happened, he remembers the past two years, and sets off in search of The Mighty Nein.
  19. Molly is dead-ish. The remaining Nein bury his body and move on. Whatever woke him from his dead-not dead state two years ago kicks in again and he emerges from his grave. Unlike the first time it happened, he remembers the past two years, decides that’s not the life he’s interested in, and sets off on his own.