In my latest adventure, the PCs didn't fare so well against the final villain (a necromancer), and now one of the PCs has been captured.
I hated to split the party in this way, but the only other alternative I could come up with on the fly was a TPK. Any suggestions on creative ways to handle a captured PC?
My ideas so far:
- party rescues their friend in time (still unconscious)
- party returns to find a necromantic ritual involving their ally in progress
- party returns to find their ally already raised as undead (ally then fights against the party... possibly the party can figure out a way to reverse the ritual)
The party is quite battered already, so they'll need to take at least a few minutes to regroup. Any other ideas?
Update: the party consists of a fighter, rogue, mage and cleric. The cleric has been captured.