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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At a sheet of ice with a crack running through it. It is associated with dark magic. there are fresh tracks of another creature nearby
They are fleeing a natural disaster or other event
In a fight they attack whoever is nearest
Difficulty... 450 Deadly

combat

1 Will-o'-wisp named Redcloak

At a deep ditch by an ice arch with icicles hanging from it. a mist is forming
They are hunting for someone
In a fight they attack at random
Possibly... during the fight scavengers are attracted by the fighting
Difficulty... 450 Deadly

At a patch of pretty cotton grass and a covered ditch. the sun is shining
They are foraging for food, plants or herbs
In a fight they run away as fast as they can if things go badly
Possibly... during the fight a beast comes to investigate
Difficulty... 600.0 Deadly

Grrmmballhyst Balasar is a volatile male dragonborn gladiator covered in battle scars. He is upbeat about everything and is being hunted by a bounty hunter
At an area of yellow berries. There is a fading campfire. the sky is filled with an aurora
They are chasing or being chased by something

At a plateau of melting ice. It is influenced by the shadowfell. an avalanche ice and snow is happening
They are partway through a journey or migration
In a fight they attack whoever is nearest
Difficulty... 600.0 Deadly