Don Antonio was my first sanctioned HM character. Despite his poor Constitution (9,) I decided that he'd be a good swashbuckler and he was. Then came the National Tournament in February, 2005....

I made it through the first 2 rounds. Almost bit it in the second, but I helped pull of the win for table.

Round 3...oh, Gawd! Poor Antonio was hit (along with the rest of the party) by a spelljacked bttle-mage using X-Ray vision to shoot fireballs into the hallway we were in. Next round, Antonio was hit by swidewinder magic missilies. He never saw who killed him....:(