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This rough-and-tumble town consists of forty or fifty simple log buildings, some built on old fieldstone foundations. More old ruins -- crumbling stone walls covered in ivy and briars -- surround the newer houses and shops, showing how this must have been a much larger town in centuries past. Most of the newer buildings are set on the sides of the cart track, which widens into a muddy main street of sorts as it climbs toward a ruined manor house on a hillside at the east side of town.

The journey from Neverwinter to Phandalin heads south along the High Road to the Triboar Trail, which heads east.



• 1 History

• 2 Key Locations

• 3 Important NPCs

• 4 Appearances


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 and gnomes of the Phandelver's Pact. However, the same ore 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 the cities of Neverwinter and Waterdeep 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 foothills of the Sword Mountains.

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 everyone in town. The gang is led by a mysterious figure known to the townsfolk as Glasstaff.

Key Locations

• Alderleaf Farm: a local farm

• Barthen's Provisions: the largest trading post in town

• Edermath Orchard: a local orchard

• Lionshield Coster: a modest trading post with links to Yartar

• Phandalin Miner's Exchange: a trading post where local miners have their valuable finds weighed, measured, and paid out

• The Shrine of Luck: Phandalin's only temple, a small shrine to Tymora, goddess of luck and good fortune

• The Sleeping Giant: a run-down taproom

• Stonehill Inn: the only inn in town

• Townmaster's Hall: the only civic building in Phandalin

• Tresendar Manor: an ancient castle, long abandoned

Important NPCs

• Daran Edermath: orchard keeper and Order of the Gauntlet agent

• Elmar Barthen: trading post owner, Barthen's Provisions

• Sister Garaele: elf cleric of Tymora and Harper agent

• Gundren Rockseeker: dwarf entrepreneur from Neverwinter

• Halia Thornton: owner, Phandalin Miner's Exchange and Zhentarim agent

• Townmaster Harbin Wester: the man in charge of Phandalin

• Linene Graywind: trading post owner, Lionshield Coster, and Zhentarim agent

• Qelline Alderleaf: local farmer, Alderleaf Farm

• Sildar Hallwinter: Lords' Alliance agent

• Toblen Stonehill: innkeeper, Stonehill Inn


Phandalin is the key location for part 2 of the Lost Mine of Phandelver Starter Set adventure.