Lost Mines of Phandelver
Gundren Rockseeker is a dwarven business man, his business interests are many and varied but recently involve an unknown source of potential revenue near Phandalin. Working with his brothers Tharden and Nundro, and a veteran warrior named Sildar Hallwinter, Gundren decided to recruit help from Neverwinter.
’Citizens of the Sword Coast!
Gundren Rockseeker here – Entrepreneur Extraordinaire. You represent the beginning of a grand adventure. I need hardy, skilled, profit-led and competitively-priced individuals to join me in Phandalin where my brothers Tharden, Nundro and I have stumbled across something big…definitely. We are so confident in this opportunity that I am willing pay the grand sum of 10 gold dragons to any who help bring supplies from Neverwinter safely to Barthen’s Provisions in Phandalin.
To those who are willing I invite you to meet me in the Driftwood Tavern for the opportunity of a lifetime. For one day you’ll be saying, "Poverty? What’s a poverty? And then you can thank me, Gurden Rockseeker, for bring the generous and humble employer you will have undoubtedly grown to love!
G.R – EE (Entrepreneur Extraordinaire)’
Gundren went missing, presumed uncomfortable, shortly after hiring the Talons of Tresendar, having been ambushed en-route to Phandalin by the Cragmaw goblins. A mere tenday or so later, Gundren was rescued from certain scandal by the Talons and returned saftely to Phandalin. Luckily he escaped from the fearsome King Grol with his map to Wave Echo Cave still in hand.
On Greengrass, he promised the group a 10% share in the profits Mine of Phandelver if the clear the mine of ‘undesirables’ for him. Upon clearing the mine, Gundren quickly moved in to the mine and hired on a number of dwarves to help him restart it.
On the morning of Mirtul 24, Gundren brought a score of his toughest workers to help the beseiged town of Phandalin. Although they arrived too late to stop the bulk of the looting and pillaging, the arrival of the dwarves forced the raiders to retreat back to their camp.