Content of the article: "I had to leave a session early and someone else played my character up to near death (2nd death saving throw). What do I do?"
I'm in a bit of a tough spot at the moment with my campaign (Rise of Tiamat). I've been playing this same character for about 4 years now so there's some emotional attachment to him. Lately I've had to be up a lot earlier than usual for work because of COVID (my shifts start at 7AM) so I either won't play if it's a late start or I'll play as much as I can and leave early to go to bed. I've mentioned this to the DM because it sucks but there isn't much I can do. The group usually gets going around 9PM so I can't ever play a full session with that little sleep (I work in a laboratory and can't do my job properly if I'm tired).
Anyways, over the last 3 sessions we've been in a tight situation where we've been confronted by an evil king and our group is trying to sort out how to tackle the situation. I haven't been a part of very much of this because I've needed to sleep for work but I try my best. Last session, I had to leave early and one person from the party wanted to keep playing my character to keep the flow of the game going. We sometimes do this with characters but we don't do anything drastic with them when the human player is absent. I didn't think much of it at the time and figured the same would happen here. He specifically asked "any direction for your character?" and I said "chaotic neutral," fully expecting this to mean my character wanders off into the bush and is gone for a while. I wake up the next morning to find that he used my player to confront the king to cause a distraction and engage in direct dialogue with the king, which promptly led to him attacking my character and knocking him unconscious. He rolled and failed one of my death saving throws. That's where the session ended.
I'm pretty pissed off that a character I've tried really hard on over several years is now teetering on the brink of death because of another person's recklessness. I'm especially pissed off because that isn't in line with my character's personality and isn't what I would consider "chaotic neutral." I personally would never have done this with someone else's character if I was in that position. What should I say at the next campaign? I really have no choice at this point but to roll and hope that my character survives but I really don't like the odds that I'm facing.
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