Sometimes an Orcish Chieftan is present.
This will raise troop losses (0.06) and raise exp by 2x.
A minimum quantity of military equal to your own land must be sent.
Even if the chieftan isn't located, you have 25% higher shot at magic if for send extra troops.
Sometimes they can be extra docile, and you can herd them to your farmlands, and their poop is great fertilizer, and this leads to 200% Harvest boost for days.
It's possible the dragons will get word of our party, and flee before our arrival.
If they do, we get no land, 3x gold, no exp, no troop losses, and 4x extra rolls at magic items.
Sometimes the vampires are scholarly and have a collection of books and scrolls.
Plus six item rolls instead of four.
Sometimes lycans are infected with Bloodless, and it transfers to your troops. You may also find a Frenzy Scroll, Vengeance Scroll and/or bloodless scroll. Frenzy scrolls take two forms, a defensive duration spell, and a one time use attack spell. The attack boost will show on your military status page, the defensive boost will show on my stuff or run turn.
With Giants, it's good to have a character (with an asterisk *) who is high ranked.
A Giant King can be encountered, and the creature is usually carrying an artifact.
But you must use one of your top characters to kill the giant kind.
Ancient legend talks about a time when spiders controlled the destinies of mankind.
A web of almost infinite possibilities in motion is encountered sometimes.
This is in general a good thing.
You will find 1-3 Diablo's Toenails with this thread of fate.
Your return time will also be cut in half.