Looking for ‘Situation’ ideas
For my current campaign, since I seem to be perennially short of time to just sit and brainstorm these days, I wonder if you can help.
Here’s the situation: The PCs are heading upriver in a magic god-boat full of soldiers they rescued from captivity. The lands around are war torn. Before they get too far there will be a lot of other river traffic, mainly related to military supplies - food, clothing, weapons, siege equipment, all heading upriver. Ahead of them is a small city on the left bank, and a little further past that a Fort, garrisoned by the people they consider the enemy. The Fort is a transshipment point from river to caravan. To the west, raiding bands, enemies of the garrison. To the east farmlands hastily being harvested with grain heading to the Fort. Here there is a general that the PCs would like to recruit to their own cause (basically one of rebellion)
Before they find the general, I’d like to have a situation at either the town or the Fort. They are under the same king, but theres no specific relation between them.