The Heroes of Phandalin
Originally a farming community, Phandalin was a human village located northeast of Leilon, where the road that ran from the High Road to Triboar faded into a dirt trail. The orc hordes of the North had destroyed all game in their region, and, in search of food, they turned on the human settlements in the area, raiding them. Phandalin was one of these settlements, and in 951 D.R., it was overrun and then abandoned.
In the 1460s DR, settlers from Neverwinter and Waterdeep began resettling the ruins of Phandalin. Phandalin has slowly begun building itself up as a frontier settlement of farmers and, primarily, prospectors looking for wealth in the Sword Mountains.
The town has no truly functioning government; however, the townsfolk annually elect a townmaster. The townmaster serves as a judge and mediator, issues and rewards bounties, and also keeps any records that need to be kept.
The current townmaster of Phandalin is Mayor Harbin Wester.