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Upper Planes Encounters for D&D
D&D Encounters Collected Encounter Tables

Upper Planes Encounters for D&D

Duncan Thomson
Three lions with radiant manes approach you without fear. You recognise glowing symbols of a deity of life which spill from their mouths when they roar. Are they warning you? Are they guides?

Simple market encounters from Collected Encounters.

Tables for Market Encounters (levels 1-4 & levels 5-10), Encounter Details and Upper Planes Creatures.

[art by Matsya Das]

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The Upper Planes are places of celestials and angels, of noble deeds, radiance, life and honour.

In the Great Wheel Cosmology these planes include Arcadia, Mount Celestia, Bytopia, Elysium, the Beastlands, Arborea and Ysgard.

Upper Planes Encounters (Levels 1-4)

1d20Upper Planes Table lvl 1-4
1 1d3 githzerai monks or roll on Planar Travelers lvl 1-4
2 1d3 pegasi or 1d2 celestial swashbucklers (VGtM)
3 1d4 celestial lions or roll on Upper Planes Creatures
4 1d3 griffons or1 dryad with 1d4 pixies
5 2d4 blink dogs or roll on Celestials lvl 1-4
6 1 priest of life with 1d4 guards or the sky is filled with swirling colors
7 2d4 aarakocra or 1d2 celestial veterans
8 1d4 giant eagles or roll on Upper Planes Creatures
9 2d4 sprites or 2d4 giant owls
10 1d3 centaurs or 1 good-aligned bard (VGtM)
11 A programmed illusion welcoming all visitors or 1d6 deep gnomes
12 1d2 berserkers on celestial warhorses or 2d4 celestial giant badgers
13 1d2 celestial giant elks or roll on Upper Planes Creatures
14 1 celestial ghost guide or 1d4 animated armors
15 1d3 dragon wyrmlings (any metallic) or 1d2 celestial archers (VGtM)
16 2d6 flumphs or 1d4 pseudodragons
17 1 helmed horror or 1d6 celestial giant goats
18 2d4 flying swords or roll on Upper Planes Creatures
19 1 couatl or 1d2 celestial knights (fly 30 ft. )
20 1 unicorn or 1 celestial werebear

Upper Planes Encounters (Levels 5-10)

1d20Market Encounter Table lvl 5-10
1-2 1 genie (any type) or roll on Planar Travelers lvl 5-10
3-4 1 young dragon (any metallic) or 3d6 giant eagles
5-6 1 guardian naga or there is a rainbow with a portal at the bottom of it
7-8 1 deva or roll on Celestials lvl 5-10
9-10 1 couatl and 1d6 celestial will-o'-wisps or 1 celestial champion (VGtM)
11 A light that blinds all who look on it or 1d6 archers (VGtM) on pegasi
12 1d3 veterans on unicorns or 2d4 celestial martial arts adepts (VGtM)
13 1d2 good-aligned cloud giants or 2d4 centaurs
14 1 knight on a young silver dragon or 1d4 celestial werebears
15 1d2 treants or 1d6 celestial helmed horrors
16 2d6 pegasi or 1d4 celestial triceratops
17 1 good-aligned mage with 1d6 pseudodragons or 1 diviner (VGtM)
18 1d2 celestial mammoths (fly 40 ft.) or 1 celestial gynosphinx
19 1 djinni or 1 celestial war priest (VGtM)
20 1 adult dragon (any metallic) or 1 ki-rin (VGtM)

Encounter Details (Levels 1-4)

Use 1d10 for beasts and non-sentient creatures.

1d20They are... (or one is...)
1 in a good mood
2 in an area of primeval forest (or large bright flowers)
3 in need of help
4 relaxing
5 near a spectacular waterfall (or a tall stone archway)
6 marked by (or bearing symbols of) a good deity
7 guarding the area
8 wary (or frightened) of strangers
9 watching a rainbow
10 in a ring of golden mushrooms (or a warm pool fed by hot springs)
11 studying recent signs of visiting fiends (or slaads)
12 watching images of mortals in a pool (or on a shiny surface)
13 dancing and singing or discussing philosophy
14 picking fruit from a tree
15 telling a story of past deeds
16 helping someone or considering a question of honor
17 attending a wedding (or a grand ritual)
18 ready to offer aid
19 making a thing of beauty
20 carrying a ring of shooting stars or a potion of heroism

Upper Planes Beasts (Levels 1-4)

1d20Upper Planes Beasts lvl 1-4
1-2 1d4 giant eagles or 1d6 celestial warhorses
3-4 1d3 celestial polar bears or 1d2 dragon wyrmlings (any metallic)
5-6 1d3 pegasi or 2d4 celestial wolves
7-8 1d4 celestial lions or 1d3 psuedodragons
9-10 2d4 giant owls or 2d6 flumphs
11-12 1 couatl or 1d2 owlbears
13-14 2d4 blink dogs or 2d4 celestial axebeaks
15-16 1 celestial elephant or 1 helmed horror
17-18 2d4 flying swords or 2d4 celestial giant badgers
19-20 1d2 celestial giant elks or 1d3 centaurs

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