The Lost Mines of Phandelver
The frontier town of Phandalin consists of some forty or fifty simple log buildings, some built on old fieldstown foundations. Phandalin is built on the site of an older settlement, and old ruins surround the newer houses and shops. In the last three or four years, hardy settlers have been drawn to Phandalin by the stories of gold and platinum in the foothills of the Sword Mountains. The majority of the town inhabitants are farmers, prospectors, woodcutters and traders. Unforunately, a number of bandits and brigands inhabit the area, taking advantage of the fact that there is no local lord or authority to chase them off.
Most of the newer buildings in town are set off the main cart track that links Phandalin to the Triboar Trail, which widens into a muddy main street and town square of sorts.