DM: You come to a clearing in the forest; ahead of you see the
Elf: Hmm, I check around to see if there is any way across the moat.
DM: The moat surrounds the castle completely.
Wizard: Is there a drawbridge?
DM: Yes, it is ancient and rotten.
Wizard: Do I see any way to bring down the drawbridge?
DM: (rolls some dice) …No.
Fighter: Let's Swim across!
Everyone else but DM: NO!
Elf: Have you never played these games before? Jeeze!
Wizard: I say we wait until nightfall, then the elf can use her bow to shoot an arrow with a rope around it in through a window, or something.
Wizard: We all rest until nightfall. Fighter, you stand guard.
Fighter: I still don't see why we just don't swim across…
DM: Night falls in the cursed woods. You hear the distant howling of a wolf.
Fighter: While they are resting... I pee in the moat.
Everyone else but DM: WHAT?! NO! What's wrong with you?
DM: No, you're all resting, remember? You can't stop him.
Fighter: No wait! I mean- I don't pee in the moat!
DM: Too late! A huge water elemental rises from the moat! A swirling vortex of frothing foamy surge rises to its full height and barrels down on you!
Water Elemental: HOW DARE YOU DEFILE ME! YOU SHALL PAY FOR YOUR IMPUDENCE WITH YOUR LIFE MORTAL!
DM: (Rolls some dice) Ok Fighter is unconscious and drowning inside the water elemental.
Wizard: Are we awake yet?
DM: Yes, the water elemental is very loud.
Wizard: I cast fireball!
DM: The water elemental roars in pain. Inside the water elemental you can see the unconscious Fighter being scalded by the boiling water.
Wizard: (Sharp inhale through teeth) Sorry.
Elf: (rolls dice) I fire my +3 arrows at it!
DM: You want to fire your bow at the creature, made out of liquid, that has your friend inside?
DM: (Rolls dice) One of your arrows hits the scalded, unconscious, fighter.
Elf: (Sharp inhale through teeth) Sorry.
DM: The water elemental surges forward, (Rolls dice). Elf in now engulfed inside the water elemental, next to the bleeding, scalded, unconscious, fighter. The Water elemental turns toward Wizard.
Elf: Blurbble! Blubble!
Wizard: Um, hmm. I have a wand of lightning, no that's no good. A wand of cold…Aha! My wand of teleportation! I zap it at the Water elemental!
DM: With a flash of Mystic energy, the water elemental disappears with your friends still swirling about inside of it.
Wizard: I zap the wand at myself.
DM: You are mystically transported (rolls dice) Back to the town!
Wizard: Sweet! I head over to the blacksmith's!