D&D Random Encounters for 5E - Coastal

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.
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 an impressive waterfall into an overgrown lake (it is protected by a nearby druid)
They are watching something out at sea
In a fight they run away as fast as they can if things go badly
Possibly... they have a pair of Slippers of Spider Climbing
Difficulty... 200 Medium

At a pile of debris by a stack of sand (close by is an unlit campfire)
They are playing in the water
In a fight they attempt to attack from hiding
Possibly... they have a pair of crystal dice depicting different numbers of sea creatures (150 gp)
Difficulty... 300 Hard

At a strange tower (there is a smell of something briny)
They are skipping stones
In a fight they use ranged attacks on the nearest foe
Possibly... they have cartographer's tools
Difficulty... 450 Deadly

At a broken cliff. There is a muddy stream with a narrow sea cave entrance (snow is falling)
They are washing in the water
In a fight they focus all their attention on the foes with least armor
Possibly... they have a treasure map with directions written in Goblin
Difficulty... 300 Hard

At an area of fens (there is an overturned coracle)
They are gilled (can breath underwater)
In a fight they attack whoever is largest
Difficulty... 300.0 Hard