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.

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A group of sylvan creatures

2 Giant Owls
1 Satyr with Panpipes (Monster Manual p.267)

At a wide ditch (there is a totem warning of danger)
They are bearing symbols of a power of fortitude
In a fight they surrender if things go badly
Possibly... during the fight liquid spills to make an area slippery
Difficulty... 400 Deadly

At a waterfall into a reed-filled lake. There is a few tall trees with a blue mushroom ring (near a steep slope)
They are waiting for someone
In a fight they attack whoever is nearest
Possibly... they have a Potion of Vitality
Difficulty... 300.0 Hard


2 Half-Ogres (Monster Manual p.238) led by one named Nosha the Fearless

At a meadow of enchanted purple grass and a collapsed tomb (a few large stones are scattered around)
They are are patrolling the area
In a fight they focus on anyone with religious icons
Possibly... they have 15 x Ammunition +1
Difficulty... 600.0 Deadly

At a bridge (which is sacred to a power of tyranny)
They are investigating ruins
In a fight they attack whoever looks most dangerous
Possibly... they have a vial of drow poison
Difficulty... 700 Deadly


1 Ice Mephit
1 Aarakocra (Monster Manual p.12)

At a group of carved saplings and a body hanging from a tree (close by is pile of logs)
They are starting a migration
In a fight they quickly retreat and try attacking again from ambush
Possibly... they have a Potion of Diminution
Difficulty... 225.0 Medium