So I've been playing with the idea of starting a thread like this and just waited for a while to see if one would pop up. If there has been a similar thread on the forums it's either been dead for a while (RIP) or invisible for me.
So here's what happened on my first play-through with both BG games consecutively (Probably 2006): I chose to be a druid, doing most things solo and stumbling my way through the saga, with an increasing number of reloads, which I tried to keep as low as possible.
BG II spoilers inside:
By the time I reached Firkraag in his dungeon, I had only just reached level 15 and gained the ability of Elemental Summoning for my first epic slot. Again, I did not have a clear idea of what I was doing. When initiating battle, I sent Sunnis, the Earth Elemental Prince (that's where I had started getting lucky) up front and decided that it would be a good idea to unleash all of his special abilities on the dragon.
So while I was in the back-row (spell-)slinging, Sunnis split the ground with a mighty earthquake. From the earth, another massive Earth Elemental erupted and lo! started battling my champion, the prince, who was now beset upon by two molochian opponents.
Of course, I did what any sensible gamer would have done with my amount of knowledge and heightened pulse-rate, and immediately paused the game to start hurling curses at the screen, ready to hit the re-load button, when something crossed my mind.
Just before this dungeon, I had been to the De'Arnise Keep and found a ring, which I was still carrying with me at that moment: The ring of Earth Elemental Control. After a short moment of "What have I got in my pocket?", I slipped the ring on my finger and, with trembling hands, tried to charm the rogue Earth Elemental that had appeared only moments prior (in-game time, that is). I... succeeded.
Under the weight of two mountains and many, many insect bites, even the majestic Firkraag collapsed and I emerged victoriously from my first confrontation with the beast. I've never been as euphoric after a battle as I was back then.
Now I would like to hear YOUR tales!
The idea behind this thread is to share cool stuff that probably didn't happen to anyone else, so I see at least one or two wild surges incoming.
I continue being thrilled by the possibilities IE-games have to offer and hope you feel the same.
Tymora shine on you. (Not that you'll need it)