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Feywild Non-Combat Encounters, NPCs and Hazards for 5e
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Feywild Non-Combat Encounters, NPCs and Hazards for 5e

Duncan Thomson
"A vain ogre is making themselves beautiful in a pool. They ask the group to accompany them to a feast of the fey"

Tables for Non-Combat Encounters, Quick NPCs and Hazards & Obstacles for the Feywild. Result is from Feywild Non-Combat Encounters.

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Feywild Non-Combat, NPCs & Hazards

The Feywild is has many enchantments, tricksters and fey that provide dangers outside of combat. A talking but lonely beanstalk or a lost commoner far from home, searching for their goats. Meet NPCs from a satyr piper with a rivalry with a unicorn to a dancing hag cursed to help all they meet. Deal with grasping vines, hallucinogenic mists and unexpected blizzards.

There is a 5e Feywild random encounter generator at ChaosGen. A pdf of these and other Feywild tables is at the DM's Guild as Feywild Encounters

Feywild Encounters Random Tables on DM's Guild Unusual Encounters Bundle on DM's Guild

Feywild Encounter Tables - creatures | locations | non-combat  | enhancements

Feywild Non-Combat Encounters

1d8+1d12Feywild Non-Combat Encounters
2 Three dryads have gifts of seeds they say will grow into magic trees
3 A friendly troll offers to help people across a dangerous bridge
4 Several confused ankhegs fire globs of glitter instead of acid. They dig tunnels that glow and seem incapable of harming creatures
5 A centaur and a sprite are engaged in a contest of wits try to involve the characters as judges or helpers
6 A talking toad with toad-fey (bullywug stats) servants wants to sing them a song of a legendary fey, The Monarch of the Marsh.
7 Several pixies try to replace gear of the group with flowers, leaves, small cute animals and other things of the Feywild
8 An elven noble falls in love with a character at first sight. They send fey and beast messengers with tokens of flowers, leaves and fruit.
9 A vain ogre is making themselves beautiful in a pool. They ask the group to accompany them to a feast of the fey
10 Three satyrs are having a contest using several musical instruments. The organize any watchers to help support them in a group round
11 A commoner entered a strange mist and is hunting for their goats
12 An owlbear has a saddle and looks at group with a hopeful look
13 A weaponless dragonborn veteran talks of the freedom in pacifism
14 A talking beanstalk (animated tree stats) offers magical beans in return for songs, stories and laughter.
15 A grimlock is lost from the Shadowfell, confused and frightened. Someone has turned its weapons into flowers.
16 A friendly green roper helps creatures navigate steep slopes and tall trees with it's long strands. Many glowing insects live on it
17 An ancient treant is dying and asks for a final story before it goes
18 A yeti with butterfly wings (fly 30 ft) is trying to join a fey court
19 A lamia is making charms of leaves, feathers and bark. They give several to the group and tell of the great powers they possess.
20 A few orcs have been charmed by a fey. They are gardening and performing other domestic tasks while singing a ballad.

Feywild Quick NPCs

1d4+1d6 Feywild Quick NPCs
2 Kiti is a gullible druid with hands of leaves and a colony of cute rodents living about them. They ask many questions about cities
3 Jheri is a jolly knight mounted on an purple axebeak. They don't take anything seriously and never sleep in the same place twice
4 This youthful mage (or enchanter - VGtM) and wears a sparkly green tiara. Nemeia's spells often emit light instead of intended effect. They are studying insects of the Feywild and keep several in jars
5 Damson is a sly satyr piper who carries a shield with rainbow patterns. They are obsessed by an ongoing rivalry with a musical unicorn
6 Cade is a serious elven scout with a glowing bow. They are obsessed with archery but complain of fey always playing tricks on them
7 Tibor is a chatty noble in clothes fashionable long ago. They worry about family and hope to go home. But another feast always awaits.
8 Finellen is a dancing green hag with a broom of glowing strands who sings constantly. They are cursed to help everyone they meet
9 Sergiu is a scarred forest gnome priest who makes clockwork animals. They are looking for a way to visit the Shadowfell for a special project
10 Morana is a slight assassin with all kinds of herbs. They are searching for rare poisons. When excited or stressed they turn into a badger

Feywild Hazards and Obstacles

1d8+1d12Feywild Hazards and Obstacles
2 A few items belonging to the party animate and try to crawl away
3 A phantasmal fog (treat as weird spell)
4 A glowing tree that constantly firing off lights that act as faerie fire
5 An thicket of spikes (treat as spike growth spell)
6 A blizzard is starting or thunder and lightning
7 A tar pit which is a portal to the Shadowfell (or elemental plane)
8 A whispering (or glittery) mist descends around party
9 Green fungi with sparkling spores that cause hallucinations (or fear)
10 Heavy rain (or snow) (Heavy Precipitation - DMG pg 110) or there is blinding sunshine
11 Sounds of a hunt nearby or writhing grass (treat as entangle spell)
12 Continuous sleet (treat as sleet storm) or shrieking winds (Strong Wind - DMG pg 110)
13 Several reaching vines (treat as grasping vine spell)
14 A warm breeze that whispers phrases in Sylvan or an area of thick webs (DMG pg 105)
15 A reddish mist that make creatures sleepy (or laugh constantly)
16 An area of magical thorns (treat as wall of thorns spell)
17 A bush with orange berries that are poisonous if eaten. Last 2d4 hours if picked
18 A pool with a whirlpool is concealed by a hallucinatory terrain (or mirage arcana)
19 A carved tree (or talking waterfall) that can cause a curse (or geas)
20 An area where any unattached object floats slowly around

More Encounters

There is a 5e Feywild random encounter generator at ChaosGen. A pdf of these and other Feywild tables is at the DM's Guild as Feywild Encounters

Feywild Encounters Random Tables on DM's Guild Unusual Encounters Bundle on DM's Guild