D&D Random Encounters for 5E - Hill

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.
Hill terrain covers a range between farmed valleys, rugged moors and mountain foothills. Encounters can occur among mossy rocks, by a stone circle or in an abandoned hill fortress. Often between mountains and plains, civilisation and the wilds, they are the home of vigilant sentries, monstrous raiders and beasts domestic or wild.

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At a hedge of razorvine surrounded by long grass (nearby is a strange shrine to a power of life)
They are mutilated in some way
In a fight they attack whoever is nearest
Possibly... they have a Potion of Diminution
Difficulty... 300.0 Hard


1 Priest named Lacsweet Farthingale (halfling)

At a grassy hill. There is a patch of enchanted blue berries with a well (slighty hidden is a book)
They are searching the area for sustenance
In a fight they make use of a potion of healing
Possibly... they have a Figurine of Wondrous Power - Silver Raven
Difficulty... 450 Deadly

At a squat small monument (there is a patch of brambles with ripe berries)
They are sheltering from bad weather
In a fight they run away as fast as they can if things go badly
Difficulty... 300 Hard


5 Tribal Warriors led by one named Torbera Goldcrag (dwarf)

At a crumbling mine entrance (there is the diseased corpse of a goat)
They are infected with a disease
In a fight they focus on the most dangerous warrior
Possibly... during the fight a wall, tree or building starts to collapse or fall
Difficulty... 250 Medium


1 Spy

At an enchanted road (there are howling winds)
They are hiding from a nearby threat
In a fight they use ranged attacks on the nearest foe
Possibly... they have an Elixir of Health
Difficulty... 200 Medium