As the title says, I was loading into the portal and was infinitely loading before restarting the game to a surprise of no character.
Edit- I understand it was a risky move to enter the portal with such small timing on the enemy’s shots, but I also know some things are server/client sided. The hp/death would have happened on the server side thus taking the shots first while on my client side it appears that I clicked the portal earlier (when slowed down) and the game would choose its timing first. I am not sure if the game operates this way though so anyone can correct me, that is the extent of my knowledge of it.
Paladin’s death on 7/5/22 around 10 pm MST