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Benign Encounters

Tavern

  1. A full spittoon gets kicked over by accident
  2. A regular patron comes into the bar, and all the other regulars & staff call out his/her name ('Noooorm!')
  3. Argument breaks out between two ignoramuses over something the party actually knows about (i.e. whether it's ogres or trolls that regenerate, etc).
  4. Bar fight breaks out and an old enemy uses the opportunity to strike at the PCs
  5. Beggar comes in, begs at every table
  6. Drunken blacksmith passed out in his table.
  7. Local craft or merchant guild holds a meeting
  8. Someone gets sick.Really sick.
  9. The roof leaks into a PC's drink
  10. Two local merchants or craftsmen overheard conducting a mundane transaction and have a vocal disagreement about it

Water

  1. A makeshift raft one person, 2 dead
  2. A passing ship is sighted.
  3. Dead body floats by perfectly preserved
  4. Otters seen at play
  5. Peg-leg of a crew member breaks causing the owner to fall over.
  6. School of millions of small reflective fish at the surface of the water cross ship's path (probably jumping)
  7. Shark fin sighting
  8. Ships flags are ripped off in the wind no replacements can be found
  9. Something gets tangled/caught on the ship somehow.
  10. Whale sighting

Wilderness

  1. A rusty suit of armor
  2. A shadow passes across the ground
  3. Approaching lightning storm
  4. Dead, rotted, burnt, headless troll body
  5. Disabled wagon with nearby dead campfire
  6. Large beetle buzzes around head
  7. Many thousands of ants crawl
  8. Pair of small birds harass PCs
  9. Something stirs below the water's surface
  10. Sweet smell of honeysuckle
 
 

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