6 Random Beats from All Plots

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.
A ReprimandThe blowhard thug talks with a travelling merchant. Something the merchant says turns the thug pale.
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.
Unwanted VisitorsApparitions rising from the sewers cause witnesses to lose their wits.
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.
An Offal TrailA trail of offal leads to a underground lab that is defended by ghoulish cult guards.