Phandalin is built in the ruins of a much older settlement. Hundred’s of years ago, Phandalin was a thriving human town whose people were firmly allied with the dwarves and gnomes of the Phandelver’s Pact. However, the same mercenaries that sacked the mine at Wave Echo Cave, laid waste to the settlement, and Phadalin was abandoned for centuries.
In the last three or four years, hardy settlers from all over the realm have begun the hard work of reclaiming the ruins of Phandalin. A bustling frontier settlement has grown up on the site of the old town, and is now home to farmers, woodcutters, fur traders, and prospectors drawn by stories of gold on the foothills of the Gold Mountain.
Unfortunately, more than a few bandits and brigands have settled here as well, taking advantage of the fact that the area has no local authority to chase them off. A gang known as the Redbrands has controlled Phandalin, extorting and bullying everyone in town. The gang is led by a mysterious figure known to the townsfolk as Glasstaff.
Toblen Stonehill – owner of the Stonehill Inn
Elmar Barthen – owner of Barthen’s Provisions
Daran Edermath – retired adventurer