D&D 5E Encounter

Encounters might be a meeting with a patrol of guards at an old shrine or a familiar looking for aid. It might be an ambush in the wilderness, a stand-off in the city or a monster in the Underdark. [dnd5e] [encounters]

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At a narrow cave entrance by a sparkling pool. someone is shouting for help nearby
They are near their lair
In a fight they attempt hit and run tactics
Difficulty... 150.0 Easy

hazard

Snow (heavy precipitation, DMG pg 110)
At a hidden tunnel entrance surrounded by permafrost

Chumbyxirinnish Jheri is a tenacious dragonborn acolyte with colorful tattoos. She loathes bullies and has has bad news for one of the PCs
At a temple of a power of trickery with a patch of dead moss
They are performing a ritual

They are caught in a trap and can't escape
At a cliff with steps cut into it. The area is touched by shadow magic. there are insect tracks that look fresh
They are guarding the local area

At a few concealed cave entrances. There is a patch of damaged sedge. A white (or bright red) fur-lined tent
They are patrolling for threats
In a fight they retreat when half their number have fallen
Possibly... during the fight a non-combatant stumbles into the area
Difficulty... 437.5 Deadly