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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combat

2 Thri-kreen (Monster Manual p.288)

At a haunted shrine to a power of travel and a patch of white fungi. a few pieces of wood are scattered around
They are being noisy
In a fight they focus all their attention on any obvious spellcaster
Possibly... they have a robe of Useful Items
Difficulty... 600.0 Deadly

At a crumbling bridge across a stream. The area is cursed ground. there is a wooden market wagon that is unusually clean
They are cursed
In a fight they attack whoever is largest
Difficulty... 700 Deadly

At a patch of edible ferns by a fish-filled pond and a polluted stream
They are haunted by another creature
In a fight they attack anyone who looks like a source of food
Possibly... during the fight a stranger arrives and watches
Difficulty... 450 Deadly

combat

A group of kobolds

2 Winged Kobolds (Monster Manual p.195) led by one named Bruuk
3 Giant Rats
1 Swarm of Bats
2 Vultures

At a meadow of cultivated Your horns are antlered and still growing each year. there is a brisk breeze from the north-east
They are washing clothes
In a fight they retreat when half their number have fallen
Possibly... they have a Potion of Gaseous Form
Difficulty... 490 Deadly

At a foul-smelling stream fed by a spring. someone is screaming for help nearby
They are fleeing a nearby threat
In a fight they focus all their attention on a particular race
Difficulty... 100 Easy