D&D Random Encounters for 5E - Road

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.
A highway connecting two prominent cities, an ancient trail through sylvan woods or a road built by dwarves and now used by local tribes. Meet desperate brigands, friendly pilgrims, hungry mercenaries and locals herding goats

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At an enchanted inn (near an area of rubble)
They are making a map
In a fight they used ranged attacks and maintain their distance if possible
Possibly... they have a Cloak of Elvenkind
Difficulty... 450 Deadly

At a sheltered mansion. There is a few twisted trees with a pool (near a canal)
They are partway through a journey
In a fight they coordinate attacks on foes with ranged weapons
Possibly... they have 1d3 Quaal's Feather Tokens - Swan Boat
Difficulty... 300 Hard

At a body hanging from a tree surrounded by rubble (there is the scent of something bitter covering the area)
They are stealing domesticated beasts
In a fight they surrender if things go badly
Possibly... they have a Potion of Animal Friendship
Difficulty... 150 Easy

At an isolated well near a hidden tunnel entrance (there are boar tracks less than an hour old)
They are being noisy
In a fight they surrender if things go badly
Possibly... they have a set of dragonchess with silver pieces (250 gp)
Difficulty... 700 Deadly


3 Giant Goats which are domesticated

At a grim shelter and a patch of thorny bright fungi (near a sheltered campsite)
They are investigating a dead body
In a fight they run and hide if things go badly
Possibly... during the fight a messenger on a mount tries to around or through the combat
Difficulty... 600 Deadly