Phandalin

History

The frontier town of Phandalin is built on the ruins of a much older settlement. Hundreds of years ago, Phandalin was a thriving human town whose people were firmly allied with the dwarves and gnomes of the Phandelver’s Pact. An orc horde laid waste to the settlement, and Phandalin was abandoned for centuries.
In the last three or four years, hardy settlers from the cities of Neverwinter and Waterdeep have begun the hard work of reclaiming the ruins of Phandalin. A bustling settlement has grown up on the site of the old town, and is home now to farmers, woodcutters, fur traders, and prospectors drawn by stories of gold and platinum in the foothills of the Sword Mountains. Unfortunately, more than a few bandits and brigands settled here as well, taking advantage of the fact that the area has no local lord or authority to chase them off. Until recently, a gang known as the Redbrands has controlled Phandalin, extorting and bullying everyone in town in exchange for their ‘protection’. The gang was led by a mysterious figure known to the townsfolk as Glasstaff. Fortunately for the townspeople, a band of adventurers was able to kill every member of the gang, including their leader.

People of Interest

Name Role Known Affiliations
Toblen Stonehill Innkeeper
Elmar Barthen Merchant, Barthen’s Provisions
Daren Edermath Farmer Retired Adventurer
Linene Greywind Merchant, Lionshield Coster
Halia Thorn Moneycounter, Phandalin Miner’s Exchange
Sister Garaele Cleric of Tymora Harpers
Grista Barkeep, Sleeping Giant Inn Redbrands
Sildar Hallwinter Agent Lord’s Alliance

Places of Interest

Tresendar Manor – More of a castle than a manor, it was an ancient building that was abandoned after the orc raids in 951 DR. The dragonborn paladin Barash “Earbender” Kimbatuul possesses a deed to the estate, which is surprising considering that the Tresendar family were all human.

Phandalin

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