Lost Mines of Phandelver
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. Along the way he was captured by a group of Cragmaw Goblins, who were after Gundren and his incredibly valuable map to a secret location called the Wave Echo Cave. He was taken to the Cragmaw Hideout, and held prisoner until he was rescued by the hired escorts.
He was found in a sad state, having been beaten and tortured by the goblin tribe holding him, and was unable to even clearly recognize the caravan escort through his swollen eyelids. Once released, he was given a goblin’s scimitar and asked the party to escort him back to Phandalin for 50 gp (though he had no money on him, he was absolutely confident that he had the means to secure a loan for payment once in town). Since the party was curious about what lie in the unexplored areas of the mine, he agreed that the bandits would surely continue to raid and ambush, and made his way to the goblin campfire in the blind just outside the entrance, waiting for the party to conclude their business inside.
Once he returned to Phandalin, he asked the party to meet up with him later at the Stonehill Inn for payment, before he meets with the townmaster Harbin Wester.