Certain fey, magical beasts, dragons, and giants revel in bloodshed and kill for no reason but pleasure or simple greed. Others follow the maxim “might makes right” and fight to determine leadership.
1. The party stumbles upon a firbolg warrior or faerie knight in the wilderness, who challenges them to ritual combat on sight; victory determines whether the PCs’ wish to pass through will be heeded.
2. A linnorm tries to devour the party and claim their treasure.