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100 Strange or Unusual Encounters for Fantasy Cities II

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Characters do not spend all of their time wandering the wilderness or traipsing through dungeons; they will also spend some time in urban areas, from villages to cities. Rather than having such experiences be glossed over, this supplement lists 100 different encounters that the characters could have in an urban area, especially a city.

Many of these encounters have deeper stories than might be noticed at first glance, should the characters decide to investigate. These encounters can be used to make a city seem like a living place and many are potential adventure hooks, if so desired.

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  • A woman with the martial bearing of a cleric can be seen at the top of a windmill, hanging out through a window. The cleric is under the delusion that she can fly, and will soon plummet to her death unless stopped. This delusion is the result of the actions of a robed man at the bottom of the windmill, watching the cleric with others. Although he is hiding his feelings, the man, an illusionist, is highly entertained by the proceedings. The illusionist is a cruel man who enjoys causing the death or injury of others; in this case, the female cleric. She has been affected by a combination of drugs and the illusionist's spells, and has lost touch with reality. This is a new combination the illusionist is attempting to see how it goes.
  • Bound with extensive magically-wrought chains is a winged sphinx. The sphinx is not making any sort of fuss about its bindings, acting strangely subdued. It is being transported along one of the wider streets of the city, where it will be taken to an auction and sold. What isn't known to most is that the sphinx is only subdued through magic. There is a decorative collar around its neck that is keeping it biddable. Should the collar come free, or its magic be negated, the sphinx will rapidly escape and go on a rampage through the city.
  • Down a side street, a halfling wearing the tabard of a martial order is with an elf who is dressed in rags. They appear to be looking through the detritus in the alley for something. The elf, a knight from the same order as the halfling, has recently escaped from imprisonment with the help of the halfling, and they are looking for something that the elf hid in the alley before she was captured. The elf was investigating a slaving group and, when she realised that her cover was blown, hid some of the evidence she had discovered, so that it wouldn't be lost when she was captured.
  • Fastened to a hitching post outside a tavern is a huge centipede. It is hitched in the same manner as a horse would be and, indeed, there is even a saddle on the back of the centipede. It is the mount of a smaller individual who is currently inside the tavern. Although the centipede appears quiescent, if not tame, passers-by are steering a wide berth and a few individuals decide that they will go and get a drink elsewhere. It seems only a matter of time before the centipede's owner is called on to remove his steed, given the loss of custom and how people are avoiding it, and many do not want to be around when that happens.
  • Five people in the uniform of the city watch are standing in a rough semicircle about a man with the bearing and manners of a fighter. The fighter is at the edge of an overlook that stands above part of the city, and has clearly got nowhere to go to. His demeanour is of one significantly more experienced than the watchmen. They are here to arrest the fighter for selling stolen goods, and are clearly nervous about his level of skill and have drawn their weapons. The situation has the potential to deteriorate dramatically, and it's all based on a mistake, for the fighter is not actually the individual the watch is looking for; they've made a mistake, due to a rather vague description of their quarry, and are trying to arrest the wrong person.

One page is the front cover and one the front matter.

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