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On the roads and rivers of the Realms…

Five hundred years have passed since the Phandelver’s Pact was forged along the Sword Coast North, and on this far-flung edge of civilization the world has moved on. History has fallen to dust, and few now remember that dwarven clans once shared a rich mine and magical secret in a vast and wondrous cavern with Northern mages. What they forged there, and the beating heart of the nearby town of Phandalin, was swept away in the disasters of an age now past, when orcs laid waste to nearly all the North, and the very Sword Mountains themselves were rocked with primordial eruption.

Battles that are now mere myth in the lore of sages were fought for the prize of the Pact, but amid the echoing waves of war and magic the very earth was broken, rendering all records of location useless in face of tremors and cave-ins…as more and more fragments of knowledge milled away with the passing years, seekers of the legendary mine and its arcane treasure dwindled, until none remained. But the world has continued to move on; people have resettled the area, and Phandalin lives once more as a frontier town, hard and enduring in the face of the elements and dangers of the savage North. In the hearts of some few dwarves, those long-lived folk of mountain halls, the story of the Phandelver’s Pact even still burns, a prize bright and ever closer, now…

But the web spun about the cavern’s lost fate is vast and complex indeed, and a spider may yet wait in the dark, patient and deadly…

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