A little from Column A, a little from Column B.I hope the Ranger's player was kinda aware of what was gonna happen. Cuz that kinda sucks if you killed the character totally out of hand.
Having your character die at the hand of a resurrected former PC now in thrall to an evil god trapped in Hell and having your death be the key that releases said god from Hell is always going to suck.
However, the characters are 20th level and at this point death is but a speed bump. The ranger will be back. And he'll be pissed.
I like to think that after almost four years playing together in this campaign there's a little bit of trust.