An ancient runic obelisk has emerged in the area. The constant pulsing of energy will attract fortune seekers and scavengers of all kinds.
A paramilitary plane crashed into this area, dumping its precious cargo at the mercy of fortune seekers. A strange portal opened right in the impact area.
A coded message was left seemingly unattended on the doorstep of a structure hidden in a strange pest vegetation.
The characters find themselves prisoners of a larger and better equipped group of criminals. A fortuitous event will free them from the yoke of their oppressors.