6 Random Beats from All Plots

Chain of CommandA guard captain and the travelling merchant have a pleasant lunch. Their talk seems to be all business, and somewhat less than legal.
Thug LifeA bard is warned about paying his fair share of "insurance" by a blowhard band of thugs.
Vanished ThievesThe Thieves Guild is fortifying their turf because they've lost crew. Nobody lost had pulled any large jobs and all went missing near the darkest parts of olde town.
An Offal TrailA trail of offal leads to a underground lab that is defended by ghoulish cult guards.
The Missing GirlRumors circulate that a shopkeeper's daughter has gone missing.
The Bloody MerchantA shopkeeper is found badly beaten behind his shop. He blames himself for taking out the trash so late and will not press charges.