As the story begins, our heroes regroup and prepare to continue their journey to Phandalin. The group returns to their original wagon with Sildar and complete to journey to Phandalin. On arrival, the party splits up, some to secure lodgings and others to drop off their wagon of goods. After dropping off the wagon, our adventurers make their way to the Lionshield Coster and speak with the master of the trading post, a human woman by the name of Linene Graywind. The group tells her of a shipment they found stolen within the goblin hideout, and she offers to reward them if their information is true. At this same time, other members of the party stumble upon a group of ruffians who go by the name of the Redbrands. Narrowly avoiding confrontation, they meet with the rest of the party at the Stonehill Inn. There they meet a retired adventurer, an old half-elf by the name of Daran Edermath. Daran tells the party of the trouble that the Redbrands have caused, and asks their aid in teaching the bandits a lesson. The party accepts, and the scene fades as the party squares up agains the Redbrands in front of the Sleeping Giant taphouse.