I was having a successful Dual Wielding Communist Run when I opened a monster zoo on DL 5. I set about the usual pace of annihilation, a couple of AoE items thrown in and then retreat to a bottleneck around the corner to fight it out. After killing the first few enemies I went back to the main hallway to draw out some more and was struck by two charging Ancient Rutabagas in succesion. This sent me from full health of about 125 HP to death. In 2 turns. It was only after the death screen came up that I realized what had happened. Rutabagas were easy enough to deal with in melee at this point and I had seen them charge before so I knew they could do it, but turning the corner with them only a couple of squares away I had almost no warning. I think the charge is a really cool effect, but the damage should probably be toned down a bit. The only thing that has ever hit me for that much damage in that small a span of time is Dredmor himself. This put a real damper on my spirits as I was only two or three character levels away from constructing the Dwarven Atom Smasher.... sigh.