Lost mine of phandelver
Sildar Hallwinter is a retired human male soldier. Approaching his 50’s, Sildar has clearly had a long career in the martial world, and recently put this experience to use as a warrior escort for the entrepreneur Gundren Rockseeker. It has been revealed that Sildar’s real reason for joining the dwarf on his journey was to investigate what happened to a contact of his, named Iarno Albrek, who had travelled to Phandalin to help establish order there.
During Sildar and Gundren’s trip to Phandalin they were waylaid by a band of goblins known as the Cragmaw goblins. Upon being delivered to the local leader of the goblins, Klarg, Rockseeker was sent along with his map to the goblin kin in Cragmaw Castle and Sildar was left to languish in the Cragmaw hideout.
WHAT SILDAR KNOWS
Sildar is a kindhearted human male of nearly fifty years who holds a place of honor in the famous griffon cavalry of the great city of Water deep. He is an agent of the Lords’ Alliance, a group of allied political powers concerned with mutual security and prosperity. Members of the order ensure the safety of cities and other settlements by proactively eliminating threats by any means, while bringing honor and glory to their leaders and homelafds. Sildar met Gundren Rockseeker in Neverwinter and agreed to accpmpany him back to Phandalin. Sildar wants to investigate the fate of larno Albrek, a human wizard and fellow member of the Lords’ Alliance who disappeared shortly after arriving in Phandalin. Sildar hopes to learn what happened to larno, assist Gundren in reopening the old mine, and help restore Phandalin to a civilized center of wealth and prosperity. Sildar provides the characters with four pieces of useful information:
The three Rockseeker brothers (Gundren, Tharden, and Nundro) recently located an entrance to the long-lost Wave Echo Cave, site of the mines of the Phandelver’s Pact.
Klarg, the bugbear who leads this goblin band, had orders to waylay Gundren. Sildar heard from the goblins that the Black Spider sent word that the dwarf was to be brought to him. Sildar doesn’t know who or what the Black Spider is.
Gundren had a map showing the secret location of Wave Echo Cave, but the goblins took it when they captured him. Sildar believes that Klarg sent the map and the dwarf to the chief of the Cragmaws at a place called Cragmaw Castle. Sildar doesn’t know where that might be, but he suggests someone in Phandalin might know. (It doesn’t occur to Sildar immediately, but a captured goblin might also be persuaded to divulge the castle’s location.
Sildar’s contact in Phandalin is a human wizard named Iarno Albrek. The wizard traveled to the town two months ago to establish order there. After the Lords’ Alliance received no word from Iarno, Sildar decided to investigate.