Holy crap, tonight was almost cataclysmal for the party. Without going into a lot of details, the party went from 5 perfectly healthy individuals (carrying the body of their now dead and hopefully soon not-dead healer) to 2 healthy-and-running-away individuals, 1 severely-abused-and-in-a-bad-position individual, and two all-but-dead-and-no-hope individuals, all in the space of two rounds of combat. If they hadn't done something good earlier (which gave me a way to salvage the situation), we'd have 3 more dead, and two lost in an area they probably wouldn't survive alone.
Sheesh. It was insane. If the party was as disheartened as I was, it had to suck.