Let's share some of the fun/crazy/random/wonderful stuff happening in your playthrough. :) Mark any story stuff as spoilers etc etc.
I had just exited Grand Soren when I saw a burning cart surrounded by goblins down the road. Goblins at this point are easy XP for me, so I ran into the pack and started killing them off. I had killed about half of them when I hear a flapping noise ominously getting closer. Right before I could figure out what that was, a griffin comes out of nowhere, swoops right into the burning cart, destroys it and takes off again. And never returned.
Griffins are half lion and half eagle, but I'm pretty sure there's some UAV in there too, because I just got the Dragon's Dogma version of a drone strike.