5e DnD Coastal Encounter

Coastal encounters bring visions of sandy dunes, steep cliffs, pebble beaches and tidal caves. Maybe encounters take place in a ruined lighthouse, haunted shipwreck or abandoned nest.

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At a sunken hut. there is a briny smell
They are making a lot of noise or on patrol
In a fight they focus all their attention on a particular race
Difficulty... 150 Easy

At a mass of stinking, rotting seaweed and a part-buried wooden shack. there is bright sunshine
They are ending a journey or migration
In a fight they run away as fast as they can if things go badly
Possibly... during the fight friendly reinforcements arrive
Difficulty... 600.0 Deadly

At an unusual tomb surrounded by pebbles. there is a salty smell
They are near their home
In a fight they run and hide if things go badly
Difficulty... 200 Medium

At a pile of large rocks. It has a splendid view
They are stalking or being stalked by something
In a fight they focus on the most heavily armored foes
Difficulty... 437.5 Deadly

At a three overgrown saplings and a sea stack. there is a rainbow
They are waiting for something or someone
In a fight they attack anyone who looks like a source of food
Difficulty... 200 Medium