The party heads towards Phandalin, with Kosef the Human Wizard and Haraldo the Half-Elf Ranger, along with Sildar.
They delivered the promised goods to Barthen’s Provisions, as well as the recovered stolen goods to the Lionshield Coster. They boarded for the night at the Stonehill Inn, where they met and conversed with a wide variety of locals. The next morning, they escorted Sildar to the Town Masters hall, where he quickly replaced the current mayor, the incompetent and horribly fat Harbin Wester.
They explored the town, and soon their quest log was full. Dealing with the Redbrands, locating a goblin castle, finding a missing mage, asking a banshee for a favor, looking into reports of undead, driving off or killing rampaging orcs, meeting a local druid, exploring a hole in the woods…the list seemed to keep growing.
The party finally decided to deal with the Redbrands, and they clashed outside the Sleeping Giant taphouse. They were unprepared for the ruffians’ brutal savagery, and Gronch went down under a hail of blows. Fortunately, a surprise attack from Elrond after a brutal assassination turned the tide of the fight in their favor.
Following a lead about a “hole in the woods”, the party discovered a secret entrance underneath Tresendar Manor, and clashed with a horrid Eye Monster, who dropped Elrond in a wave of pustulence & decay. Finally defeating the beast, they withdrew through the secret tunnel to rest and regroup.