As I searched for the Rockseeker brothers, I talked with the town’s folk about how things would change if you stood up for yourselves, and banded together against the Red Brand gang. I got no support from them. I also told them that some day soon hero’s, like me, would free this town of their grasp.
On the third day of hanging around Phandlin my comrades showed up. They told be that Gundren had been taken by a group know as the Black Spider. I informed them of the local problem with the Red Brand Gang.
Eger to take care of the thugs we head over to their hangout, the Sleeping Giant. We make quick work of them and two are put to sleep and tied up by Zhethog. We take the thugs to the Townmasters Hall, were I knew they had jail cells. To town master Wester surprise we bring in two Red Brand thugs. He is distraught, saying we have doomed the town and the Red Brand will make it much worse for the people of Phandlin. Hero’s that we are, we insure Wester that the Red Brand gang will be taken care of. I persuade him to give us 200gold to eliminate the gang.
I bring the group to the manor where I had seen the Red Brand go. We proceeded to clear out their hideout and in doing so chased off their leader, a magic user named Glass Staff. In his belongings we found out he is associated with the Black Spider. An alchemy lab set up to make invisibility potions, And a glass staff.
We head back to town victorious. Worried about Sildar we visit the Stonehill Inn where we find a well-rested Sildar. We tell him that we took out the Red Brand in one fail swoop, and Wester in the Townmasters Hall is watching that two of the thugs. Upset with the way the town is being run he immediately heads over there to confront Wester.