• While hiking through a snowy mountain pass, the PCs stumble across the mauled body of an orc. A dismembered, flickering tentacle is latched to his chest.
     
  • A pub owner is offering bounties on rare creatures. He distills their remains into his homebrewed alcohol.
     
  • A long-dead dwarven cleric has spilled out of a broken cask of ale. His resurrection heralds the rise of a great evil.
     
  • A massive murder of crows has invaded the surrounding farmlands. A speak with animals spell reveals only one word: Death.
     
  • It has been discovered that dragons produce a valuable  ambergris-like substance. The realization  has brought an onrush of adventurers seeking their fortune leading to quarrels and death.