Dungeons: The Dragoning
The frontier town of Phandalin, southeast of Neverwinter at the base of the hills around the Sword Mountains, is a relatively new settlement. It is only four years old, though it is built on the ruins of a much older settlement built close to the then prosperous mine of the [[Phandelver’s Pact]]. The old town and the mine were destroyed by orcs around five hundred years ago. The current town revolves around miners working in the Sword Mountains, but has also become home to farmers, woodcutters, and fur traders.
While in times past the town’s relative proximity to Neverwinter might have gained it some protection, the devastation that came to that city after the explosion of Mount Hotenow 30 years ago has caused the people of Neverwinter to turn inward. The people of Phandalin came to the town knowing that they only had themselves to rely on.
The town has no functioning government, but the townsfolk elect someone to serve as townmaster each year to serve as a judge in minor disputes and keep records.
Map of Phandalin