I was so amused by the results of tonight's little session that I felt the need to post here.
I decided to play a quick trip into the Silvered Pane dungeon, and began rolling up a new human warrior forthwith. A human warrior who ended up with 3 Charisma. If I was feeling like living in the lap of de-luxury I could have TARO'd, but 3 Charisma is just too much fun to imagine. Outfitted with a sax, a buckler, a loincloth, and a faeces-covered rat on a stick tucked in his waistband for provisions, Filthy Ferdinand ventured forth into the mirror!
Upon rolling an 11, he landed in a gruesome torture chamber with a weeping maiden begging him to free her. But what does a clod with IQ 7 and CHA 3 know about rescuing damsels? Filthy Ferdinand stared stupidly at the purported "maiden" as she put on her show until, frustrated with Ferdinand's total insensibility, she decided to just take the easy route and bamboozle him hypnotically - an easy feat against that 7 IQ!
Now, once she latched onto Ferdinand with her soul-sucking kiss it looked like it was all over. Ferdinand had a 13 Strength, respectable enough, but a third level saving throw didn't look like it was in the cards. So, naturally, on the very first roll to break free, a DARO gave him just enough of a margin of success to escape!
So, a soulsucker kissed this man with a Charisma of 3, but the clinch was immediately broken up...it seemed natural to me to rule that the monster was currently (in between dry heaves) regretting kissing an adventurer who considers befouled rat carcasses a suitable daily nourishment. A ready opportunity for Filthy Ferdinand to strike! Several swipes of the sax and a few extra kissy faces from his troglodytic visage to throw the monster off its game, and the soulsucker was laid low. A triumph for Filthy Ferdinand...and an object lesson on the advantages of having no social graces whatsoever!