The Lost Mines of Phandelver
Dwarf that hired you lot
Gundren Rockseeker is the dwarf that hired the party to escort supplies to Phandalin and is one of three Rockseeker brothers. The three Rockseeker brothers (Gundren, Tharden, and Nundro) recently found an entrance to the long-lost Wave Echo Cave, site of the mines of the Phandelver’s Pact. Gundren had a map showing the location of Wave Echo Cave but both he and the map were taken in a goblin ambush, led by Klarg the bugbear on orders from someone or something named the Black Spider. Based of information given from Sildar your only lead to Gundren Rockseeker is to a place called Cragmaw Castle.
Gundren Rockseeker asked you to bring a wagon load of provisions to the rough-and-tumble settlement of Phandalin, a couple of days’ travel southeast of the city. Gundren was clearly excited and more than a little secretive about his reasons for the trip, saying only that he and his brothers had found “something big,” and that he’d pay you ten gold pieces each for escorting his supplies safely to Barthen’s Provisions, a trading post in Phandalin. He then set out ahead of you on horse, along with a warrior escort named Sildar Hallwinter, claiming he needed to arrive early to “take care of business.”
Very early in your adventure your group found the dead horses of Gundren Rockseeker and Sildar Hallwinter with neither of the riders nearby. Finding only Sildar Hallwinter in the cave, Gundren’s fate is unknown.
You do not know where Gundren is or if he is even alive, your only lead is a place called Cragmaw Castle