Adventured to first town, fought a few baddies on the way there before giving some of my starter items to a local Elementalist. He promptly joined me on my adventure.
On our way to our next quest, I found a pear tree and started plucking away. After eating the pears, I accidentally hit Z which caused me to use "/eat 7" and 7 happened to be a stick. My companion then proceeded to clobber me to death with his flaming enchanted mace. I didn't even have a chance to draw my axe.
TL;DR Got clubbed to death by my only friend. 11/10 would die again.