Hey all, next weekend my party is heading to Carceri - traveling from the 1st to the 4th layer ultimately - and I was hoping to pick the hive mind here for some interesting encounter ideas.
Already I have some basic introduction encounters - such as the party being drug into the struggle of an army perpetually backstabbing itself over capturing and holding a worthless keep in a sinking bog; a couple bored hucksters purporting to be cursed brothers protecting a rare well of pure drinking water on the 3rd layer but one is cursed to always lie and one to always tell the truth (in fact they are both liars and the well is poisoned but the game passes the time - they have a handful of similar schemes they play, but this happens to be the one they're doing when the PCs come by); and a group of Anarchs planning to pop the cork on a Harmonium prison. (The redundancy alone is worth cracking the thing open over)
What I need are a handful of brief encounters to add more flavor to the setting and help really distinguish it from some of the other miserable planes they've come across.
So, thanks in advance ...