What are some small quests to give a city some more life? I need something to keep my players busy for a night. The game starts on a harvest festival and will end with either an award ceremony or an execution depending on how they make it though the night.
Simple courier jobs, stuff from point A to point B.
Mundane craft assistance odd-jobs.
Help an injured civilian back home through a tough neighborhood.
Retrieve some herbs or minor ingredients or reagents for an alchemist or magician in town from outside the walls/down the road/in the woods.
A monster summoned on Halloweed-equivalent has been eating/disappearing people after running out of its summoners bodies. They could have been kids who were playing, but got it right enough.
There's going to be a huge robbery that they will either take part in or foil. If they take part and fail there will be a public execution that will kick off the main campaign. If they foil the robbery the same event will happen but at the medal ceremony.
On the night of the festival, spirits and restless and you can summon whatever fits your game in the cemetery
That bigwing NPC they wanted to see? At the gala.
Have fun getting yourselves in though, murderhobos.