D&D Random Encounters for 5E

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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At a half-submerged metal statue surrounded by plants (close to a meadow of overgrown grass)
They are exploring area
In a fight they attack whoever is causing them the most pain
Possibly... during the fight A sinkhole opens!
Difficulty... 450 Deadly


1 Ape

At a reddish stream fed by a spring by a sacred spring (there are recent tracks of something large nearby)
They are investigating ruins
In a fight they used ranged attacks and maintain their distance if possible
Possibly... they have an Alchemy Jug
Difficulty... 100 Easy

At an area of cultivated heath. There is a pool with a dusty portal (there is a hidden cache with a suit of Admantine Armor)
They are near their home
In a fight they focus on any obvious spellcaster
Possibly... during the fight a non-combatant stumbles into the area
Difficulty... 450 Deadly

At a waterfall into an overgrown lake and a powerful brook (there is a handcart)
They are starting a celebration
In a fight they try to capture anyone with religious icons
Difficulty... 450 Deadly

At a mound of wood by a patch of damp vines (close by is a ruined road)
They are displaying the symbol of a power of love
In a fight they swarm the most visible foes
Possibly... during the fight something isn't where it is supposed to be
Difficulty... 600 Deadly