The company and Sildar make their way to Phandalin. Upon arriving, they visited Barthen’s Provisions to drop off the supplies Gundren had hired them to transport. From there they visited Lionshield Coster to drop off recovered goods they had found in the hideout.
Once that was done, they visited the Stonehill Inn where they met a new friend. The bard, Borivick von Jorchshinham was playing in the common room of the inn. Sadly, while no fuss was made about the presence of the half-orc, it seems that the locals took a dislike to the dragonborn in the company as they were asked to stay outside.
Not long after the half-orc had purchased a round of ale for everyone in the inn, Adrin the wizard decided to cast a light spell on the the strings of the bard’s lute. The proprietor, one Toblen Stonehill, took exception to the public display of magic and asked the wizard to leave. After going outside, the wizard used mage hand to rattle the front door of the inn. This angered the innkeeper, and he sent his bouncer, a half-ogre, to deal with problem. The wizard learned that it is not wise to mouth off to a half-ogre carrying a club.
The next day, the bard joined the company and they went in search of clues to many of the rumors they had heard the night before. One led them to the Sleeping Giant tap-house. Several members of the Redbrand Ruffians took exception to the visit and attacked the company members. All ruffians were killed.
After finishing their visit with the tap-house owner, the company went to the woodworker’s house. Picking the lock they searched the place, but found nothing of value and no real clues.