Lost Mine of Phandelver
The frontier town of Phandalin is built on the ruins of a much older settlement. Hundreds of years ago, the old Phandalin was a thriving human town whose people were firmly allied with the dwarves ad gnomes of the Phandelver´s Pact. However, the game orc horde that sacked the mines at Face Echo Cave 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 frontier settlement has frown 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. There´s an inn, a town hall, a shrine, general stores and trading posts, and a few other homes and businesses.
Unfortunately, more than a few bandits and brigands have settled here as well, taking advantage of the fat that the area has no local lord or authority to chase them off. A gang known as the Redbrands has controlled Phandalin for the past two months, extorting and bullying everyone in town. The gang is led by a mysterious figure known to the townsfolk as Glasstaff.
The town of Phandalin has an inn called The Stonehill Inn , and it´s the best place in town to eat and sleep if you ask Toblen Stonehill, the innkeeper. It is an modest, newly built roadhouse of fieldstone and rough-hewn timbers, in center of town. Toblen Stonehill is a native in the town of Tribal to the east. He came to Phandalin to prospect, but soon realized that he knew a lot more about running an inn than he did about mining.
More will come…