A Sea of Troubles
Phandalin is a human village located northeast of Leilon, where the road that runs from the High Road to Triboar Trail faded into a dirt track. It was raided by orcs in the past and was abandoned for centuries.
The Rockseeker brothers eventually rediscovered the mines there, which contained a powerful relic called the Spellforge that an evil drow known as The Black Spider attempted to take over.
He was stopped by a group of adventurers and brought to justice.
The town and its mine have been restored to glory after one of those adventurers, Roberto Brightwater, was elected ruler in place of the old townmaster.