Wrath of Hekaton
A rough-and-tumble frontier town
Phandalin was originally a farming community. The orcs of the realm of Uruth Ukrypt (“Home of Uruth”) had destroyed all game in their realm, and, in search of food, they turned on the human settlements in the area, raiding them. Phandalin was one of these settlements, and in 951 DR, it was overrun and then abandoned.
Sometime in the 1400s DR, settlers from Neverwinter and Waterdeep resettled the ruins of Phandalin. Phandalin became a frontier settlement of farmers and prospectors looking for wealth in the Sword Mountains. Soon after, it was adopted as a satellite outpost to the Lord’s Alliance.
Phandalin has no permanent government. The townsfolk annually elect a townsmaster. The townsmaster serves as a judge and mediator, and also keeps the records that need to be kept.
Places of Interest
Stonehill Inn: A modest inn that is run by a short, friendly young human male named Toblen Stonehill. Toblen came from the east of the Triboar, seeking the opportunity in prospecting like many others. He soon found that he knew more about running an inn than mining, and so he established the inn.
Barthen’s Provisions: The biggest trading post in Phandalin, it stays open from sunup to sundown. It is run by a lean and balding human male of fifty years with a kindly manner named Elmar Barthen.
Edermath Orchard: An orchard field with a simple cottage belonging to a silver-haired half-elf named Daren Edermath. Daren is a retired marshal in the lands of the Dragon Coast. When he retired, he returned to the Neverwinter region which was his original home.
Lionshield Coster: A weapons and armor supplier owned by the merchant company, Lionshields. The master of this post is a sharp-tongued human woman of thirty-five named Linene Graywind.
Phandalin Miner’s Exchange: A trading post where miners have their finds weighed and paid out. The townsmaster’s records are kept here. The exchange is run by an ambitious and calculating human woman named Halia Thornton. Halia makes no secret of the fact that she believes she should Phandalin’s first official governor.
Alderleaf Farm: A simple farm run by a wise female halfling of forty-five named Qelline Alderleaf. She is long-time friends with the druid, Reidoth.
Shrine of Luck: A small shrine made of stone taken from the ruins. This is Phandalin’s only temple. It is dedicated to Tymora. The temple is in the care of a zealous young elf, Sister Garaele.
The Sleeping Giant: A rundown, dirty, and dangerous watering hole. It is frequented by the Redbrands, a local bandit group. The tavern is operated by a surly female dwarf named Grista.
Townmaster’s Hall: A small building that works as the town’s council building. It also houses a small, but serviceable jail in the cellar. It is run by the townsmaster, Harbin Wester.
Tresendar Manor: More of a castle than a manor, this ancient building was abandoned after the orc raids in 951 DR. The whole property has been taken over by the Redbrands.