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Benign Encounters


  1. A drunk patron passes out, falls to the floor, and his money pouch spills out
  2. A large group enters the establishment, filling up the remaining tables. They are celebrating something, and are quite noisy about it.
  3. A sly-looking patron catches the PCs' attention - they don't remember him coming in though
  4. Beggar comes in, begs at every table
  5. Dwarf tossing competition going on entrance 1 pp
  6. Local craft or merchant guild holds a meeting
  7. One of the PCs notices his biscuit has a few nibble marks on it already (either from a rat or a previous patron whose unfinished meal was recycled)
  8. Traveling doctor or dentist sets up temporary shop in tavern
  9. Two local merchants or craftsmen overheard conducting a mundane transaction and have a vocal disagreement about it
  10. Waiter flirts with a PC


  1. A barrel of something big and heavy accidentally falls and rolls across a deck (above or underneath/on lower deck).
  2. A rogue wave travels under the ship, lifting it then dropping it.
  3. Crewman goes missing for one day. Reappears like he never left. He has no memory of the time he was gone. The rest of the crew take no mind of it.
  4. Gull droppings land in someone's cup. Person doesn't notice or does notice and replaces the cup only to have the same thing happen again
  5. Meteor strike
  6. 'Rip van Winkle' effect - pull into port to find that you had arrived hours, days, weeks even years later after you expected to arrive.
  7. Rogue wave rocks ship
  8. Sea lions spotted
  9. Strangely shaped piece of wood floats past
  10. Waterspout passes nearby


  1. Bog
  2. Crow squawks repeatedly on approach
  3. Dark storm cloud approaches
  4. Hawk takes mole/mouse near party
  5. Large bird (heron) seems to follow you
  6. Large tree with face image in bark
  7. Patch of berried bushes
  8. Puddle/nearly dry watering hole
  9. Skunk smell
  10. Wild horses

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