The frontier 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 and gnomes of the Phandelver’s Pact. However, the same orc horde that sacked the mines at Wave Echo Cave laid waste to the settlement, and Phandalin was abandoned for centuries.

In the last three or four years, hardy settlers from varying nearby cities 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 home now to farmers, woodcutters, fur traders, and prospectors drawn by stories of gold and platinum in the mountains. The people of Phandalin came to the town knowing that they only had themselves to rely on.

The town has no functioning government, but the townsfolk elect someone to serve as townmaster each year to serve as a judge in minor disputes and keep records. Currently the town is (rather ineptly) run by Town Master Harbin Wester. Though the town has no guard to speak of, the town rallied together in times of need.

Unfortunately, more than a few bandits and brigands have settled here as well, taking advantage of the fact 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 the whole town into submission. The gang is led by a mysterious figure known to the townsfolk as Glasstaff.

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