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\columnbreak ### Encounter setup This encounter can take place in any sort of forest, while the players are sleeping during the night or walking down a trail. Set up the encounter with the following text:
You hear the wispy sounds of a wooden flute playing in the distance. It gets closer and closer to your location until a small man with a long, braided beard and cloven-hoofed feet appears, dancing and playing. He stops for a moment and smiles at your party, then continues playing.
### The Dance It is at this point that you should begin playing wooden flute music from your computer or handheld device. Make sure it is solo and very repetitive and keep it playing while you narrate the creature getting in each character's face. The first player to engage with the Korred will run afoul of its Dancing Defense.
If none of your players bite at the provocation, have the Korred follow them for a while. Reward your players with 1/4 XP if they guess that the best thing to do is leave the creature be. ### Battle Tactics The Korred is happy to use its Dancing Defense to ensnare the party in a deadly conga line as long as it hasn't been hurt. #### Damaged Once damaged by a character it will use Command Hair to try to ensnare the aggressor so they cannot do more damage, continuing to dance and play. If that does not work and it is hit again, it will stop playing and employ its Laugh attack. #### Less than 10 HP If brought down to less than 10 HP it will try to bargain with the players, if they can speak the same language. If not, it will cast Meld into Stone or Transmute Rock to Mud to try to escape. If it can escape and find a perch looking down on the players, it will throw rocks from above until threatened again. #### All players unconscious If all of the players succumb to the dance of the Korred, they will eventually fall unconscious. They may wake up with money stolen, encased in stone, shaved heads, or some other suitably embarrassing situation. Feel free to have a Druid or a party of Elvish scouts find them at their lowest point.
Forest Encounter | Korred Flautist