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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A group of fey

1 Dryad
1 Sprite

At an old sapling surrounded by short grass (there are several rocks)
They are training a pet
In a fight they keep away from the most heavily armored foes
Possibly... they have a Sending Stone
Difficulty... 375.0 Hard


1 Druid named Ibo Nucklestamp (male gnome)

At a ruined farmstead and a deep brook (by a lonely hill)
They are guarding the local area
In a fight they used ranged attacks on larger foes
Possibly... during the fight a stranger demands that both sides join together to fight a greater threat
Difficulty... 450 Deadly


A group of kobolds

4 Kobolds
1 Giant Poisonous Snake

At a cave entrance sheltered by a hedge and a cairn (there is the remains of a badger)
They are chasing herd animals
In a fight they focus on anyone with religious icons
Difficulty... 300 Hard


1 Berserker named Kethra Brightwood (female human)

At a deep gorge and a pile of rocks (there is a shallow pond)
They are foraging for sustenance
In a fight they avoid anyone with religious icons
Possibly... during the fight someone sees an omen or portent
Difficulty... 450 Deadly

At a vegetable garden and a patch of moss (nearby is a barren conifer tree)
They are sheltering from adverse weather
In a fight they attack whoever looks most dangerous
Possibly... they have jeweler's tools
Difficulty... 600.0 Deadly