5e D&D Combat Encounters

Combat Encounters include creature groups, hazards and lone npcs. Maybe a lost lizardfolk, a forest fire or a talkative druid

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combatshadow

2 Shadows led by one named Tanga the Butcher

At a patch of pretty thistles surrounded by bracken (there is the skull of a beast)
They are are patrolling the area
In a fight they attack whoever is causing them the most pain
Possibly... they have a Javelin of Lightning
Difficulty... 300.0 Hard

At a mostly-built citadel (by a worn trail)
They are being noisy
In a fight they attack whoever is largest
Possibly... they have a colorful pavilion tent that can fit 50 people. Decorated with images of desert creatures.
Difficulty... 450 Deadly

combat

A group of blights

2 Needle Blights (Monster Manual p.32)
1 Vine Blight (Monster Manual p.32)
2 Twig Blights (Monster Manual p.32)

At a sacred spring near an abandoned small monument (nearby is a crumbling tomb)
They are injured in some way (not at full health)
In a fight they used ranged attacks and maintain their distance if possible
Possibly... during the fight the weather changes for the better
Difficulty... 500 Deadly

At a lonely hut (there is a pile of bricks)
They are resting
In a fight they fight to the bitter end
Possibly... they have a Dagger of Venom
Difficulty... 450 Deadly

combatdruid

1 Druid named Donoa Fiddlefen (female gnome)

At a mesa (by a minecart and thatched minecart tracks)
They are fleeing a nearby danger
In a fight they quickly retreat and try attacking again from range
Possibly... they have a Cloak of Protection
Difficulty... 450 Deadly

combatcriminal

1 Spy named Dona (human)

At a crossing of unstable stepping stones over a river and a pool with something shiny (there is a charred rowboat)
They are larger than normal (extra health)
In a fight they run and hide if things go badly
Possibly... they have 1d4 Potions of Healing
Difficulty... 200 Medium

At a narrow path. There is an old small monument with a reed-filled pond (there is a strong stench covering the area)
They are telepathic
In a fight they run and hide if things go badly
Difficulty... 200 Medium

At a mound of coins (heavy rain is falling)
They are telepathic
In a fight they keep away from the most heavily armored foes
Possibly... they have a climber's kit
Difficulty... 700 Deadly

combatwarrior

A group of warriors

6 Tribal Warriors
1 Guard

At a few precarious ladders leading up a slippery cliff (which has a programmed illusion involving a herb garden)
They are training a pet
In a fight they make good use of the terrain
Difficulty... 437.5 Deadly

At an imposing cliff (which is touched by earth magic)
They are investigating a dead body
In a fight they attack whoever is causing them the most pain
Possibly... they have a Quaal's Feather Token - Swan Boat
Difficulty... 450 Deadly