D&D 5E Encounter

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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Baern is a bald male dwarf thug with rough hands. He has little patience for games and is currently laughing at something
At a patch of yellowish vines near a collapsed sinkhole and a pile of ivory
They are making a new home or lair

hazard

An area of dead magic (functions as antimagic field spell)
At an exposed outcrop

hazard

Snow (heavy precipitation, DMG pg 110)
At a stream meeting a shallow river which is blessed by a power of death

Betha is a bad-smelling half-elf cult fanatic with long leather gloves. She has A strong sense of honor and is currently looking at a constantly-vibrating rod
At a circle of ice columns. nearby is the fresh corpse of a frost giant
They are foraging for food, plants or herbs

Rangrim Lowdelver is a slender dwarf noble with scarred arms. They are rude to others and seek ancient elven lore
At a cliff of clear ice with a pool of slippery ice. snow is falling
They are patrolling the area