While DMing for DnD Encounters, I had an interesting rules concern come up, that I can't see handled in the rules specifically. We always assumed that when a character or monster goes unconscious via hitting 0 HP, that any marks applied by that creature ended (after all, the creature is no longer threatening, if they're out of the battle like that!)
One of the players, playing the Battlemind, insisted that their mark should stay active and effective while they were dying. The power in question is Battlemind's Demand, which reads:
Effect: You mark the target until you use this power again or until the end of the encounter.
Which is correct? Does a mark applied go away when a monster or PC is incapacitated? For that matter, does the mark drop when they are dead, or only when the normal end of round/end of encounter/other mark applied conditions are met?
I went with the decision at the table that the mark dropped--as otherwise, I can see monsters specifically including downed enemies in bursts and blasts just to avoid the penalty--or even deciding that the best tactical decision is a coup de grace, to remove the mark once and for all. If the mark is supposed to stay up--how do you handle it, tactically?