Lvl 30, Dlvl 29, Human Knight, petrified by a cockatice
This was my absolute best game ever. I could cast Identify with a 0% fail rate. I had finally found some gauntlets of power, it was rocking. I sacrificed and got Grayswandir. I had run into about 6 nurses in various places and got my hp up over 300. Via several sucubi I was level 30 before I went past the Valley of the Dead, where I died on the first level thereafter.
There's a priest of Moloch in the valley and I wanted his robe as a backup. There happened to be a Jabberwock standing next to him when I saw him the second time. I slipped my ring of conflict on and he was gone in a hurry. I was wearing green dragon scale mail as it was the only kind I had found so far. The a silver dragon finally dropped some scales.
This was gonna be the one. But that frickin' cockatrice got me. Bummer.