Consecrated in Blood
A small town lost in the gap between civilisations, Phandalin was once a large trading center for miners from the nearby Dwarven holds – including Wave Echo Cave. At its height, the population of Phanadlin was close to five thousand, but then its golden age came to an abrupt and brutal end five hundred years ago. Razed completely by the passing Orc invasion force, the entire population was either slaughtered or sold into slavery.
In the past four or five years, settlers have returned to the ruins of this older settlement and attempted to reclaim the town. Today, less than a hundred people call Phandalin home, and there is no established law or order in the town. Capitalising on this, the Redbrands have installed themselves as the latest masters of Phandalin.