D&D Random Encounters

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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A group of kobolds

6 Kobolds led by one named Blizagrok the Rat
1 Scorpion

At a shallow pond surrounded by heath (nearby is an area of decaying orange fungi)
They are near their lair
In a fight they swarm the foes with least armor
Difficulty... 320 Hard

At a cliff with a large nest on a ledge (the area is in an area affected by a mirage arcana)
They are being chased by something
In a fight they attack whoever is nearest
Difficulty... 450 Deadly

At a hidden canal (nearby is body hanging from a scaffold)
They are spying on something
In a fight they surrender if things go badly
Possibly... they have a pair of Slippers of Spider Climbing
Difficulty... 300 Hard

At a fenced citadel (the area is in the area of a forbiddance spell)
They are trying to steal something
In a fight they run away as fast as they can if things go badly
Possibly... during the fight it gets windier
Difficulty... 500 Deadly


1 Displacer Beast (Monster Manual p.81)

At a clear stream surrounded by flowers (there is the potent scent of sweat)
They are serving a local monster
In a fight they fight to the bitter end
Difficulty... 700 Deadly