5e DnD Forest Encounter

The woodlands are full of life, with greenery and beasts at every step. It is home to feral druids, cavorting fey, beast hunters and primordial creatures best left alone.

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combatbandit

A band of bandits

4 Bandits
1 Spy

At an exposed outcrop. there are gnoll tracks less than an hour old
They are guarding a location
In a fight they single out any obvious spellcaster
Possibly... during the fight someone sees an omen or portent
Difficulty... 600 Deadly

combat

A group of blights

3 Vine Blights (Monster Manual p.32)
2 Twig Blights (Monster Manual p.32)

At a large clearing and a sparkling stream. there is an intact coracle
They are following a trail or guide
In a fight they all attack the same foe
Difficulty... 700 Deadly

Crysania is a happy human knight with a smoking pipe. She likes making impersonations and has a bet for one of the PCs
At an obelisk and a muddy pool. there is writing here in Draconic
They are scouting the area

hazard

Several corpses infected with disease (DMG pg 257)
At a patch of purple flowers near a shallow stream and a patch of ivy-covered plants. it is wet

hazard

a fire breaks out
At a brook flowing into a slow river. there are goblin tracks less than a day old