5e DnD Desert Encounter

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 [dnd5e] [encounters] [Desert]

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They are pulling a cart or other vehicle but there is no driver
At a low cliff. There is a sluggish stream. currently there is thunder and lightning
They are are looking for somewhere to die

At a discoloured stream. someone has left a rusty scimitar
They are playing in sand
In a fight they work together to focus on the most heavily armored foes
Possibly... during the fight someone strikes an ally accidentally
Difficulty... 250 Medium


1 Jackalwere (Monster Manual p.193)
3 Jackals

At a group of abandoned tents with an unusual statue. heavy rain is falling
They are herding domesticated beasts
In a fight they run and hide if things go badly
Possibly... during the fight a beast comes to investigate
Difficulty... 130 Easy

Harbek is a retired dwarf cultist with a brightly patterned shield. He likes to make things with their hands and is currently ranting at a friend
At a shrine to a forgotten power surrounded by cracked earth
They are looking at a wanted poster

At a shrine to a power of dragons. there is a bloodstained hat
They are exploring a ruin
In a fight they act in a disciplined manner
Difficulty... 100 Easy