After spending a few months in Neverwinter. I was able to secure a job delivering a package to Phandalin. I set out for Phandalin with two of Gundrans brothers Tharden and Hundro. They talked secretly throughout the trip. They must be talking about the map, but choose not to include me in the conversation.
Once in Phandlin we agree to meet at the Stonewall inn later that day. I deliver the package, as promised, to a beautiful woman named Halia, she runs the Mining Exchange. As we finish our transaction there is a disturbance out side. There are two thugs harassing a woman. Halia tells me they are the Red Brand gang that has been strong-arming the town for months. And the local town master, Harben Wester, is useless and weak, refusing to help. She tells me they hang out at a pub called the Sleeping Giant.
I see this as an opportunity. I sneak up to the Sleeping Giant and wait till two of the thugs leave. I follow them to a large manor on the hill just east of the town. As they enter the front door i sneak around to the back. The place is run down. In searching the place and find a cellar door that leads to their under ground lair. After being found out i escape the cellar, and make my way back to town.
As arranged, i go to meet up with the Rockseekers. They never show up and the Inn keeper says he has never seen them. I spend the next few days searching for them and come with nothing. I fear the brothers have fell onto some foul play.