Gurden Rockseeker is eldest of the Rockseeker brothers. He has the heart of an adventurer but the head for commerce. Always ready with a genuine laugh and listening ear, he’s a dwarfs dwarf.
He and his brothers formed the Three Picks Delving Co. years ago and have parlayed success after success into a thriving mining, salvage, and treasure finding operation. Based in Neverwinter, the brothers range far and wide seeking out profit. With increased hostile activity on the roads and trails around Neverwinter, they have taken to hiring young up-and-coming adventurers to escort their goods to the outlying villages.
This is where you come in. While in Neverwinter recently, you were part of a team hired by Gundren to escort a wagonload of equipment to the town of Phandalin, on the outskirts of Neverwinter Wood. This should be a simple task, and the most trouble you expect would be a small roving band of goblins or kobolds, nothing you cannot handle.
Gundren has promised that the proprietor of a shop in Phandalin, called Barthen’s Provisions, will pay each of you 10gp for your troubles when you bring the wagon to him. You set out along The High Road, making good time, and turn eastward at the Triboar Trail.
And that is where our tale begins…