Challenger of the Ancients
Sildar Hallwinter is a human male of nearly fifty years who holds a place of honor in the famous Griffon Cavalry of the great city of Waterdeep. Sildar met Gundren Rockseeker in Neverwinter and agreed to accompany him back to Phandalin with Gundren’s hired escorts, the original Masters of Cool (Alistair Theirin, Allanon Rahl, Ryza Hyperion, and Ryu) . Along the way he was captured by a group of Cragmaw Goblins, who were after Gundren and his incredibly valuable treasure. He was taken to the Cragmaw Hideout, and held prisoner until he was rescued by the Masters of Cool, who escorted him to Phandalin.
Once there, Sildar began looking for Iarno Albrek, a fellow member of the Lords’ Alliance, who disappeared while exploring the area around Tresendar Manor about two prior, shortly after arriving in Phandalin. Unbeknownst to Sildar, Iarno created the Redbrands, installed himself as their leader, and took the alias Glasstaff to conceal his identity. Sildar was dismayed when he found this out, but somewhat relieved that he had at least discovered what had become of his former companion. He was also glad that Iarno’s shenanigans were put to an end, though he would have much preferred to bring the man in to stand trial than a beheading.
As an agent of the Lords’ Alliance, Sildar’s goal is to bring law and order to Phandalin. As such, he offered a 500 gp reward to anyone who can locate Cragmaw Castle and defeat or drive off the tribe’s chieftain. Sildar suggested that interested parties might find the castle by searching the lands around the Triboar Trail for raiding parties.