Tyranny of Dragons
Wave Echo Cave
More than five hundred years ago, clans of dwarves and gnomes made an agreement known as Phandelver’s Pact, by which they would share a rich mine in a wondrous cavern known as Wave Echo Cave. In addition to the mineral wealth, the mine contained great magical power. Human spellcasters allied themselves with the dwarves and gnomes to channel and bind that energy into a great forge (called the Forge of Spells), where magic items could be crafted. Times were good, and the nearby human town of Phandalin prospered as well. But then disaster struck when orcs swept through the North and laid waste to all in their path. The mine was lost and the town destroyed.
Recently the town has been resettled and the mine has been recovered. Efforts are now underway to make the mine operational once again.