Totally Not GG
EVERYONE KNOWS THIS ENCOUNTER, REDO
Have the PC’s or scout make a DC 15 Perception Check to find the valley. If the whole group fails, roll a random encounter instead, as they were unable to find the “hidden” grove.
A single tree is planted in a beautiful hidden valley with a scroll of Grove of Respite and a note emblazoned with the symbol of Gorum’s Gambit which reads “Enjoy your well earned rest, your competition will be stiff.”
The single tree is actually a Advanced Hangman Tree bent on devouring the PC’s. It waits until nightfall and begins grappling from surprise when the weakest (apparent lowest STR) PC begins their watch.
Within the trunk of the tree are 3 potions of overland flight (see J09, 15 daggers, and a note of apology containing yet another scroll of grove of respite.