Iarno "Glasstaff" Albrek
A short, light haired human wizard in his thirties. Once a wizard of the University of Neverwinter and member of the Lords’ Alliance (along with Sildar Hallwinter). Iarno Albrek seized an opportunity in Phandalin to line his own pockets. Originally tasked with setting up a constabulary, the mage instead assembled a group of outlaws and local ruffians, The Redbrands, to secure his own position in town. He took the alias of “Glasstaff” to protect his identity.
Iarno wielded a Staff of Defense
He got his name for wielding a staff made of glass.
A letter found in Iarno’s personal belongings revealed his true goal was to control the town of Phandalin, and put a quick end to anyone looking for Gundren Rockseeker or Wave Echo Cave. The letter also showed that Iarno was linked to the one known as the Black Spider. The letter read as follows:
My spies tell me that strangers are due to arrive in Phandalin. They could be working for the dwarves. Capture them if you can, kill them if you must, but don’t allow them to upset our plans. See that any dwarven maps in their possession are delivered to Cragmaw Castle with haste. I’m counting on you Iarno. Don’t disappoint me.