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The Man Who Ate a Phoenix
In short, when I put the player in a situation after we returned from hiatus, the best solution he had was to sacrifice himself on the alter he was currently being sacrificed on. Last minute flipping the bird payed off in stunning dividends and left me scrambling on how to handle this unexpected turn of events. In the short term it decimated the fire cultist population and sent the leader hiding in his hole. In the long term it meant the Earth Temple was going to seize this opportunity to wipe out fire for good. Also in the short term, the PC's had some vengeful fire salamanders to deal with.