Small suggestion (AI skirmishes)

Something that I think would make the world feel much more alive would be to make it so that enemies can sometimes fight one another in the wilderness. A dark wizard might be attacked by a bandit, or a group of mercenaries might be ambushed by a group of bandits.
It’s pretty simple as these things go, and could be expanded on pretty easily, say if a player chooses to get involved and help one side they could be rewarded.

Npcs will already attack each other if they are the opposite rep. You would just need to lead one side to the other. On one occasion I have seen this happen without interference