Alternative Encounter Builds

Use these alternative encounter builds to run Secrets of the Greenwold adventures for higher level groups.

Simply replace the creatures in the listed encounter with the ones given here. The quantity of each creature type is listed after the creature name.

Caravan of Peril

Level 2 Encounters

Glimmerberry Bush: Pixie

Trapdoor Spiders: Giant Spider x1

Waylaid by Bridgands: Thug x3

Worg!: Worg x2

Unforgiving Elves: Scout x3

Slumbering Owlbear: Chuul x1

The Lost Knights: Animated Armor x12

Abandoned Wagon: Swarm of Insects (Wasps) x2

Webbed Path: Giant Spider x2

 

Surprise Dinner Guests

The Wolves: Worg x3

The Goblins: Goblin x2; Goblin Boss x1

The Ogre: Ogre x1

Into the Woods: Goblin x2, Werewolf x1

Level 3 Encounters

Glimmerberry Bush: Pixie

Trapdoor Spiders: Giant Wolf Spider x1, Giant Spider x1

Waylaid by Bridgands: Thug x5

Worg!: Worg x2

Unforgiving Elves: Scout x4

Slumbering Owlbear: Bulette x1

The Lost Knights: Animated Armor x12

Abandoned Wagon: Swarm of Insects (Wasps) x2

Webbed Path: Giant Spider x2

 

Surprise Dinner Guests

The Wolves: Worg x5

The Goblins: Goblin x5; Goblin Boss x1

The Ogre: Ettin x1

Into the Woods: Hobgoblin x2, Werewolf x1

Glimmerberry Bush: Dryad

Trapdoor Spiders: Giant Spider x2

Waylaid by Bridgands: Bandit Captain x1, Thug x4

Worg!: Worg x2, Dire Wolf x1

Unforgiving Elves: Scout x5

Slumbering Owlbear: Wyvern x1

The Lost Knights: Animated Armor x12

Abandoned Wagon: Swarm of Insects (Wasps) x3

Webbed Path: Giant Spider x3

 

Surprise Dinner Guests

The Wolves: Dire Wolf x4

The Goblins: Goblin x5; Goblin Boss x2

The Ogre: Hill Giant x1

Into the Woods: Hobgoblin x3, Werewolf x1

Glimmerberry Bush: Dryad

Trapdoor Spiders: Giant Spider x3

Waylaid by Bridgands: Bandit Captain x2, Thug x5

Worg!: Worg x3, Dire Wolf x1

Unforgiving Elves: Spy x5

Slumbering Owlbear: Abominable Yeti x1

The Lost Knights: Animated Armor x12

Abandoned Wagon: Swarm of Poisonous Snakes x2

Webbed Path: Ettercap x1, Giant Spider x3

 

Surprise Dinner Guests

The Wolves: Dire Wolf x2, Winter Wolf x2

The Goblins: Bugbear x4, Bugbear Chief x1

The Ogre: Frost Giant x1

Into the Woods: Hobgoblin x4, Hobgoblin Captain x1, Wereboar x1

Glimmerberry Bush: Dryad

Trapdoor Spiders: Giant Spider x3

Waylaid by Bridgands: Berserker x4

Worg!: Dire Wolf x3

Unforgiving Elves: Bandit Captain x1 Spy x4

Slumbering Owlbear: Young Red Dragon x1

The Lost Knights: Animated Armor x12

Abandoned Wagon: Swarm of Poisonous Snakes x2

Webbed Path: Ettercap x2, Giant Spider x3

 

Surprise Dinner Guests

The Wolves: Winter Wolf x3

The Goblins: Bugbear x6, Bugbear Chief x1

The Ogre: Fire Giant x1

Into the Woods: Hobgoblin x4, Hobgoblin Captain x1, Werebear x1

Glimmerberry Bush: Faerie Dragon (violet)

Trapdoor Spiders: Giant Spider x2, Phase Spider x1

Waylaid by Bridgands: Berserker x5

Worg!: Dire Wolf x4

Unforgiving Elves: Bandit Captain x2 Spy x3

Slumbering Owlbear: Behir x1

The Lost Knights: Animated Armor x12

Abandoned Wagon: Swarm of Poisonous Snakes x3

Webbed Path: Ettercap x2, Giant Spider x3

 

Surprise Dinner Guests

The Wolves: Winter Wolf x4

The Goblins: Bugbear x4, Bugbear Chief x2

The Ogre: Fire Giant x1

Into the Woods: Hobgoblin Captain x3, Werebear x1

Glimmerberry Bush: Faerie Dragon (violet)

Trapdoor Spiders: Giant Spider x2, Phase Spider x1

Waylaid by Bridgands: Berserker x7

Worg!: Winter Wolf x2

Unforgiving Elves: Druid x1, Veteran x2

Slumbering Owlbear: Young Red Shadow Dragon x1

The Lost Knights: Ghost x12

Abandoned Wagon: Swarm of Poisonous Snakes x3

Webbed Path: Ettercap x3, Giant Spider x3

 

Surprise Dinner Guests

The Wolves: Winter Wolf x4

The Goblins: Hobgoblin Captain x2, Hobgoblin Warlord x1

The Ogre: Stone Golem x1

Into the Woods: Hobgoblin Captain x4, Werebear x1

Glimmerberry Bush: Faerie Dragon (violet)

Trapdoor Spiders: Giant Spider x2, Phase Spider x1

Waylaid by Bridgands: Berserker x8

Worg!: Winter Wolf x3

Unforgiving Elves: Druid x1, Veteran x3

Slumbering Owlbear: Young Red Shadow Dragon x1

The Lost Knights: Ghost x12

Abandoned Wagon: Swarm of Poisonous Snakes x4

Webbed Path: Ettercap x5

 

Surprise Dinner Guests

The Wolves: Winter Wolf x5

The Goblins: Hobgoblin Captain x2, Hobgoblin Warlord x1

The Ogre: Behir x1

Into the Woods: Hobgoblin Captain x1, Hobgoblin Warlord, Werebear x1

Glimmerberry Bush: Faerie Dragon (violet)

Trapdoor Spiders: Giant Spider x3, Phase Spider x1

Waylaid by Bridgands: Berserker x5, Gladiator x1

Worg!: Winter Wolf x3

Unforgiving Elves: Druid x1, Veteran x4

Slumbering Owlbear: Adult Black Dragon x1

The Lost Knights: Ghost x12

Abandoned Wagon: Swarm of Poisonous Snakes x4

Webbed Path: Ettercap x4, Phase Spider x1

 

Surprise Dinner Guests

The Wolves: Winter Wolf x6

The Goblins: Hobgoblin Captain x3, Hobgoblin Warlord x1

The Ogre: Storm Giant x1

Into the Woods: Hobgoblin Captain x3, Hobgoblin Warlord x1, Werebear x1

Splendor of the Sewers

Level 4 Encounters

Rats!: Swarm of Rats x5

Search Party: Thug x2 + Wolf

Creeping Crawlie: Hook Horror

Sewer Dwellers: Spy x2 + Bandits x4

Belligerent Oozes: Gray Ooze x5

Inquisitive Otyugh: Chasme

Old City Abominations: Giant Spider x4

Settling Basin: Giant Toad x3

Forgotten Catacombs: Skeletons x4 + Warhorse Skeleton

 

The Forgotten Abbey

The Nursery: Hook Horror

The Entry Hall: Thug x2 + Scout

The Barracks: Thug

The Great Room: Thug x2 + Scout x2 + Spy x2

The Chapel: Incubus

The Sacristy: Water Elemental

Level 5 Encounters

Rats!: Wererat + Swarm of Rats x2

Search Party: Thug x3 + Dire Wolf

Creeping Crawlie: Chuul

Sewer Dwellers: Spy x5

Belligerent Oozes: Ochre Jelly x3

Inquisitive Otyugh: Grick Alpha

Old City Abominations: Grick x4

Settling Basin: Giant Toad x5

Forgotten Catacombs: Minotaur Skeleton x2

 

The Forgotten Abbey

The Nursery: Chuul

The Entry Hall: Spy x2 + Wererat

The Barracks: Spy

The Great Room: Spy x3 + Wererat x2

The Chapel: Mage

The Sacristy: Cloaker

Level 6 Encounters

Rats!: 

Search Party: 

Creeping Crawlie: Otyugh

Sewer Dwellers: Spy x6

Belligerent Oozes: Ochre Jelly x3

Inquisitive Otyugh: Aboleth

Old City Abominations: Grick x4

Settling Basin: Swarm of Poisonous Snakes x3

Forgotten Catacombs: Minotaur Skeleton x2

 

The Forgotten Abbey

The Nursery: Otyugh

The Entry Hall: Spy x2 + Wererat

The Barracks: Spy

The Great Room: Spy x3 + Wererat x3

The Chapel: 

The Sacristy: 

Level 7 Encounters

Rats!: 

Search Party: 

Creeping Crawlie: Otyugh

Sewer Dwellers: Bandit Captain x2 + Spy x3

Belligerent Oozes: Ochre Jelly x4

Inquisitive Otyugh: Remorhaz

Old City Abominations: Grick x5

Settling Basin: Swarm of Poisonous Snakes x4

Forgotten Catacombs: Minotaur Skeleton x3

 

The Forgotten Abbey

The Nursery: Otyugh

The Entry Hall: Spy x2 + Wererat

The Barracks: Veteran

The Great Room: 

The Chapel: 

The Sacristy: 

Level 8 Encounters

Rats!: 

Search Party: 

Creeping Crawlie: Otyugh

Sewer Dwellers: Bandit Captain x3 + Spy x3

Belligerent Oozes: Ochre Jelly x4

Inquisitive Otyugh: Beholder

Old City Abominations: Grick Alpha + Grick x2

Settling Basin: Swarm of Poisonous Snakes x4

Forgotten Catacombs: Minotaur Skeleton x3

 

The Forgotten Abbey

The Nursery: Otyugh

The Entry Hall: Veteran + Wererat x2

The Barracks: Veteran

The Great Room: 

The Chapel: 

The Sacristy: 

Level 9 Encounters

Rats!: 

Search Party: 

Creeping Crawlie: Chasme

Sewer Dwellers: Bandit Captain x5

Belligerent Oozes: Ochre Jelly x5

Inquisitive Otyugh: Beholder

Old City Abominations: Grick Alpha + Grick x2

Settling Basin: Green Hag x4

Forgotten Catacombs: Minotaur Skeleton x4

 

The Forgotten Abbey

The Nursery: Chasme

The Entry Hall: Veteran + Wererat x2

The Barracks: Weretiger

The Great Room: 

The Chapel: 

The Sacristy: 

Level 10 Encounters

Rats!: 

Search Party: 

Creeping Crawlie: Grick Alpha

Sewer Dwellers: Bandit Captain x6

Belligerent Oozes: Black Pudding x3

Inquisitive Otyugh: Beholder in Lair

Old City Abominations: Grick Alpha + Grick x2

Settling Basin: Green Hag x4

Forgotten Catacombs: Minotaur Skeleton x4

 

The Forgotten Abbey

The Nursery: Grick Alpha

The Entry Hall: Veteran + Wererat x2

The Barracks: Weretiger

The Great Room: 

The Chapel: 

The Sacristy: 

The Riddle of Grayhaven

Level 5 Encounters

Market Run: Thug x3 + Dire Wolf

Pursuit Chart: Scout x5 / Veteran x2 / Clay Golem

Lady Penelope: Githezerai Zerth + Hippogriff

Hired Thugs: Veteran + Thug x3

Wolfguard: Dire Wolf x4 + Spy

Religious Order: Acolyte x4 + Priest x2

Animated Furniture: Flying Sword + Animated Armor x2 + Rug of Smothering x2

Territorial Plants: Vine Blight x2 + Awakened x2

Living Nightmares: Quasit x3 + Scarecrow x2

Noble & Guard Beast: Knight + Basilisk

Retired Knight: Mage

Pontiff of War: Mage

Wizard with Familiar: Findazzle + Faerie Dragon x2

Druid with Feral Pet: Druid + Giant Toad x2

Cultist with Dark Servants: Cult Fanatic + Imp x2

Traps & Wards:

 

The  Royal Chapel

The Nursery: 

The Entry Hall: 

The Barracks: 

The Great Room: 

The Chapel: 

The Sacristy: 

Level 6 Encounters

Market Run: Thug x3 + Dire Wolf x2

Pursuit Chart: Veteran + Scout x2 / Wereboar x2 / Stone Golem

Lady Penelope: Assassin + Pegasus

Hired Thugs: Veteran x2 + Thug x3

Wolfguard: Dire Wolf x4 + Veteran

Religious Order: Acolyte x3 + Priest x3

Animated Furniture: Flying Sword + Animated Armor x2 + Rug of Smothering x2

Territorial Plants: Shambling Mound + Vine Blight

Living Nightmares: Quasit x3 + Scarecrow x3

Noble & Guard Beast: Knight + Red Dragon Wyrmling

Retired Knight: Blue Slaad

Pontiff of War: Drow Mage

Wizard with Familiar: Findazzle + Faerie Dragon x3

Druid with Feral Pet: Druid + Giant Toad x3

Cultist with Dark Servants: Cult Fanatic + Imp x3

Traps & Wards:

 

The  Royal Chapel

The Nursery: 

The Entry Hall: 

The Barracks: 

The Great Room: 

The Chapel: 

The Sacristy: 

Level 7 Encounters

Market Run: Thug x3 + Dire Wolf x2

Pursuit Chart: Veteran + Scout x2 / Wereboar x2 / Dao

Lady Penelope: Gray Slaad + Pegasus

Hired Thugs: Veteran x2 + Thug x3

Wolfguard: Dire Wolf x4 + Veteran

Religious Order: Acolyte x3 + Priest x3

Animated Furniture: Animated Armor x3 + Rug of Smothering x2

Territorial Plants: Shambling Mound + Vine Blight x2

Living Nightmares: Poltergeist x3 + Scarecrow x2

Noble & Guard Beast: Knight + Basilisk x2

Retired Knight: Assassin

Pontiff of War: Drow Priestess of Loth

Wizard with Familiar: Findazzle + Faerie Dragon x4

Druid with Feral Pet: Druid + Giant Toad x4

Cultist with Dark Servants: Cult Fanatic + Imp x4

Traps & Wards:

 

The  Royal Chapel

The Nursery: 

The Entry Hall: 

The Barracks: 

The Great Room: 

The Chapel: 

The Sacristy: 

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