After being tasked with following and investigating the Cult of the Dragon , the heroes joined up with a caravan leaving Neverwinter, headed south to Waterdeep and points beyond. In this caravan were several wagons operated by the Cult, and the heroes fought against their immediate instinct to destroy the Cult members, and attempted to learn all they could about the Cult’s intentions.
After some time on the road, the caravan was waylaid by hobgoblins of The Red Hand, who demanded their “cut of the treasure” from Scallen, the apparent leader of the band of dragon cultists. However, all the hobgoblins received was death after a valiant defense by the heroes.
A short while later, the heroes rescued a badassed dwarf named Ocktar the Conqueror, whom they found buried up to his neck in the middle of the road.
Diverting from the main caravan, the heroes headed for Phandalin, meeting some dangerous Earth Elementals along the way. Once in Phandalin, they delivered the goods from Neverwinter, and rid the town of some unsavoury gamblers at the Stonehill Inn.