Lost Mine of Phandelver
Dwarven Patron of the Phandalin Expediiton
In the city of Neverwinter Gundren hired the heroes to bring a wagonload of provisions to the rough-and-tumble settlement Phandalin, a couple of days south east of the city. He was clearly excited, and more than a little sensitive about his reasons for the trip, saying only that he and his brothers and found, “Something big.”
He then set out ahead of the heroes, along with a warrior escort named Sildar Hallwinter, claiming he needed to arrive early to, “Take care of business.”
After rescuing Sildar from the Cragmaw goblin tribe’s hideout, Sildar informed the heroes that Gudren and his brothers located the entrance to the long-lost Wave Echo Cave, site of the mines of Phandelvers Pact.
Sildar went on to say that he overheard his captors talking about how Klarg was ordered to waylay Gundren from someone called the Black Spider. And that Gudren had a map showing the secret location of Wave Echo Cave.
The Rockseeker brothers have restored mining operations in Wave Echo Cave, and oversee the Forge of Spells.