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Benign Encounters


  1. After some guards get in a villager flees the establishment as fast as he can.
  2. A waitress drops a tray of glasses with a loud crash.
  3. Bar fight breaks out and someone casts an area effect spell.
  4. Beggar comes in and gets violently thrown out.
  5. Caravan has a rest stop at tavern
  6. Dwarf tossing competition going on entrance 1 pp
  7. New bouncer interviewed. Tough looking PC invited to help to see if candidate bouncer could eject PC.
  8. Shortly after the PCs are seated, a man comes back into the place, and approaches their table, asking for their help in finding an item he believes he dropped/left behind at their table.
  9. Someone gets sick.Really sick.
  10. Two of the barmaids get catty over the bartender.


  1. A makeshift raft one person alive
  2. A rogue wave crashes upon deck.
  3. A rogue wave travels under the ship, lifting it then dropping it.
  4. A sailor who 'plays a little bit of flute' challenges a pc bard to a music contest...and wins.
  5. All the vermin on board ship suddenly throw themselves overboard and drown - no one can figure out why (can become a plot hook for something grim, if you like).
  6. Ropes or rigging come loose
  7. Saint Elmo's fire in the masts.
  8. Ship tilts to one side inexplicably, corrects itself before anyone can find out why
  9. Ship's boat, 3 people all alive.
  10. Sudden calm and fog with sounds of drunken laughter coming from all quarters.


  1. Hatched eggs below abandoned nest
  2. Large insect moult
  3. Large splatter of bird droppings
  4. Patch of vines strangling a tree
  5. Rats are rummaging through PCs' food
  6. Sandstorm
  7. Skunk smell
  8. Stench of feces
  9. Stung by a bee
  10. Wolf/dog tracks

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