Sometimes, you’re not sure how you end up in a place. Sometimes, it just happens that life carries you to a destination. Or perhaps that’s just life’s way of leading you to the beginning of a new adventure.
However you view it, life has brought you to Neverwinter, the Jewel of the North, a grand city on the Sword Coast of Faerûn. It was there you came to know the dwarven merchant, Gundren Rockseeker. He was a fine fellow and through his connections managed to provide you work (and coin) from time to time. Perhaps not enough to live the lavish life, tis true, but enough to live comfortably. It was no big surprise when he contacted you again.
Meeting in his office, Gundren speaks to you as he stuffs his pack, preparing to travel:
I’m in a we bit ‘o hurry, an’ I’ll be headed south with me pal Sildar this evenin’. Come the morrow, load up the wagon with all the supplies in me warehouse and head south. Deliver everything to Barthen’s Provisions in Phandalin and ye’ll receive 10 gold apiece for yer troubles. I’ve already made arrangements with Elmar – he runs the shop and is expectin’ ye.
Do this fer me, and I’ll have more work afterward. Tis an easy enough job, jus’ mind the bandits on the road and ye’ll be fine. What do ye say?