A strange old man approaches the party and hands them a treasure map that shows the location of a nearby treasure. Immediately after handing over the treasure map he fades into the wind without muttering a word.
Shortly after a new well was dug near a town, many of the townspeople began hearing whispers coming from it. Those who can hear the whispers say that they invite them to jump into the well.
Someone has released a hoard of rust monsters into a large city and the monsters are destroying all of the tools and weapons crafted by the blacksmiths.
The party discovers an ancient book that lists the names of thousands of people and how they died. The next time they open it they see an entry written for each of them.
A tinkerer runs into town frantically yelling about a contraption gone wrong. Shortly afterwards a massive golem reaches the town and begins destroying everything.
A local brewery hosts a drinking competition to see who can drink two tankards of their ale the fastest. Shortly after the competition, everyone who drank the ale begins to fall unconscious on the ground.