D&D Random Encounters for 5E

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.

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level: terrain: sources: type:

At a sea of slow-moving mud (the area borders a plane of water)
They are close to giving birth
In a fight they focus on foes with expensive looking gear
Difficulty... 450 Deadly

At a pile of debris by a shrine to a power of harvest (there are recent tracks of more creatures nearby)
They are injured in some way (reduced speed)
In a fight they fight to the bitter end
Possibly... during the fight someone sees an omen or portent
Difficulty... 500.0 Deadly

At a deep pond and a few fruit trees (there is a rainbow)
They are stalking something
In a fight they attack whoever is largest
Possibly... they have a pair of Eyes of Charming
Difficulty... 700 Deadly

At an isolated bridge (there is an inquisitive swarm of butterflies in the area)
They are guarding the local area
In a fight they run and hide if things go badly
Difficulty... 600 Deadly

At an area of damaged seaweed. There is a well with a shallow depression (near a newly-built burial ground)
They are making a new lair
In a fight they work together to focus on foes with ranged weapons
Possibly... they have a poisoner's kit
Difficulty... 600.0 Deadly