D&D Random Encounters - Mountain

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.
Mountains encounters bring visions of snow-topped crags, mighty waterfalls, verdant valleys and cloud castles. They are the home of proud highland tribes, avian predators and mighty giants.

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At a foreboding bridge over a stream (there is an expensive tent)
They are being careful not to trigger an avalanche
In a fight they attack whoever looks most dangerous
Possibly... they have jeweler's tools
Difficulty... 200 Medium


1 Druid named Banter (tiefling)

At a thatched farm (the area is cursed ground)
They are are lost in the area
In a fight they combine ranged attacks at larger foes
Possibly... during the fight a secret door opens
Difficulty... 450 Deadly


A cauldron (group) of bats

3 Bat Swarms
1 Giant Bat

At a shallow pool with several copper coins surrounded by mud (there is a rainbow)
They are marked by a deity of endurance
In a fight they run away as fast as they can if things go badly
Possibly... they have a Potion of Gaseous Form
Difficulty... 400 Deadly


1 Peryton (Monster Manual p.251)

At a fence at the top of a cliff (it is protected by a spirit)
They are being careful not to trigger an avalanche
In a fight they run away if things start going badly
Possibly... they have a Cloak of Elvenkind
Difficulty... 450 Deadly


A group of kobolds

4 Kobolds
2 Winged Kobolds (Monster Manual p.195)
1 Flying Snake
1 Giant Rat

At a pair of wide cave entrances (it is desecrated ground)
They are are searching for the PCs
In a fight they used ranged attacks and maintain their distance if possible
Possibly... they have a pair of Eyes of the Eagle
Difficulty... 625.0 Deadly