On Second Thought...
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 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.
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