Our heroes began their adventure in the City of Neverwinter, where they hired on to Gundren Rockseeker’s caravan as guards. Gundren spoke of the legendary Wave Echo Cave, a ancient mine full of magic and riches.
Soon finding Gundren’s cart destroyed in the roadway, the heroes began a pursuit that led them to a hideout of the Cragmaw goblins. After rescuing Sildar Halwinter and acquiring a small friend named Klerg, the heroes arrived in Phandalin.
After making short work of local mercenaries The Redbrands, the heroes searched for Gundren and had several adventures in the area, including an meeting with Hammen Khost at Old Owl Well, and a harrowing encounter with hordes of undead and a black crystal at a Temple of Lathander.
Gundren informed the heroes of the location of Wave Echo Cave, and they wasted no time in clearing the cave of its inhabitants. There the heroes captured the menacing dark elf Nezznar, The Black Spider.