D&D 5E Encounter - Desert

The desert conjures images of sun-blasted wastes, stark canyons and sandy ridges. Encounters may take place at a well-guarded oasis, a lonely mesa, among half buried ruins or in the bed of a dried up river
The desert conjures images of sun-blasted wastes, stark canyons and sandy ridges. Encounters may take place at a well-guarded oasis, a lonely mesa, among half buried ruins or in the bed of a dried up river.

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combat

1 Thri-kreen (Monster Manual p.288) named Frosttor

At a grove of palm saplings (close by is shallow waterhole)
They are digging up something
In a fight they run away if things start going badly
Possibly... they have a gold nugget (200 gp)
Difficulty... 200 Medium

At an isolated mesa (close by is wide depression)
They are marked by a death diety
In a fight they attack whoever looks most dangerous
Difficulty... 600.0 Deadly

At a waterfall in front of a cave-mouth (it is in the area of a hallow spell)
They are digging a pit
In a fight they attack whoever is causing them the most pain
Difficulty... 200 Medium

At an area of pretty desert flowers and a well (nearby is the fresh corpse of a mutant vulture)
They are marked by a death diety
In a fight they run and hide if things go badly
Possibly... they have a Spell Scroll of feign death
Difficulty... 120 Easy

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A group of gnolls

3 Gnolls
5 Hyenas

At an area of debris (which is disguised by a hallucinatory terrain)
They are bearing symbols of a sun diety
In a fight they all attack the same foe
Possibly... during the fight it gets windier
Difficulty... 700 Deadly