D&D Random Encounters for 5E - Swamp

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.
The mists of the swamp hide many things, from the ruins of civilisations to shifting currents. Frogs and reptiles of all kind are found here, living alongside lizardfolk and snake-like abominations.

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At a barren hill (the area is associated with a dangerous mutant snake)
They are hiding from something
In a fight they combine ranged attacks at the most heavily armored foes
Difficulty... 450 Deadly

At a patch of tended reeds and a half-submerged metal statue (rain is falling)
They are stuck in mud
In a fight they run and hide if things go badly
Difficulty... 450 Deadly


A group of lizardfolk

1 Lizardfolk
1 Giant Lizard
1 Giant Frog
1 Lizard

At a few mossy trees surrounded by leaves (there are several tree stumps)
They are harassed by another creature
In a fight they all attack the same foe
Possibly... they have a book about rare swamp insects and how to identify them (150 gp)
Difficulty... 420 Deadly


Druid(s) and allies

1 Druid named Bodill Greybrow (dwarf)
3 Rats

At a patch of berries (close by is a low wall)
They are resting
In a fight they swarm foes with expensive looking gear
Possibly... during the fight enemy reinforcements arrive
Difficulty... 480 Deadly

At a few stunted trees and a haunted griffin statue made of ivory (there are several tree stumps covered in brown fungi)
They are following a light
In a fight they attack whoever is nearest
Possibly... they have 1d4 Potions of Healing
Difficulty... 150.0 Easy