I've got some plot to write and my creative juices (ickh) have run dry. So throw some ideas at me and lets see what sticks.
The scenario: A bunch of young magi set off from Nicaea to a covenant just outside Ankara. The journey is about 166 miles (or 266km for those that work with sensible measurement systems), so its quite a hike. I'm predicting that there should be reasonable roads for much of that distance, but certainly lots of room for off roading, especially as they get nearer the covenant which is up in the Anatolian mountains.
I need some encounters or scenarios to happen to them enroute, mainly as a way to bulk out this section of the campaign so that they can appreciate exactly how far away their covenant is, bond together on the road and, for the new players, get used to the system in a limited environment. Each encounter shouldn't be too long or too deadly, but foreshadowing to future plot is acceptable. Some of this area is also scaintly populated so enocunters with magical beings are not unheard of, and some of it is close enough to people (yet far enough away from big cities) that faeries are also possible.