**first encounter at Stonehill Inn
Read to players: In the center of town stands a large, newly built roadhouse of fieldstone and rough-hewn timbers. The common room is filled with locals nursing mugs of ale or cider, all of them eying you with curiosity.
Toblen – came to Phandalin to prospect for gold, but realized he knew a lot more about running an inn than mining, so he took the opportunity to establish an inn.
Upset the Redbrands have been allowed to terrorize the town. Harbin Wester (townmaster, Zap) has done nothing to curtail them. He tries not to stir up trouble to keep his wife and family safe (Redbrands have been known to terrorize families).
Stonehill NPCs & rumors:
*Narth, old farmer – Sister Garaele (cleric, spy, Faye) recently left town for a few days and returned wounded and exhausted.
*Elsa, gossipy barmaid (think Liz Lemon doing South african) Daran Edermath the orchard keeper, is an old adventurer
*Lanar, a miner “Orc raiders have been seein on the east end of Triboar Trail. The townmaster is looking for someone to run them off”
*Trilena, innkeepers’s wife – Thel Dendrar, a local woodcarver, stood up to the Redbrands atenday ago when they came by his shop and leered at his wife. The ruffians murdered him. Several townsfalk saw it happen. The Redbrands grabbed his body, and now his wife, son, and daughter are missing too. (they are in the Redbrand hideout)
*Pip, Toblen’s son (Frye) Qelline Alderleaf‘s son Carp said he found a secret tunnel in the woods, but the Redbrands almost caught him!
*Freda, weaver – The Redbrands hassle every business in town except the Miner’s exchange. They want no trouble with Halia Thornton who runs it.