Saturday Morning D&D
Phandalin had no functioning government, but the townsfolk elect someone to serve as townmaster each year. The townmaster serves as a judge in minor disputes and keeps any records that need to be kept.
The current townmaster is a male human banker named Harbin Wester – a fat, pompous old fool. Completely intimidated by the Redbrands, he claimed they were “just a mercenary guild, and not all that much trouble, really.”
The townmasters hall has a small but serviceable jail in the cellar. The jail consists of two cells, and Harbin carries keys to the cell doors.
Orc Trouble; Harbin is looking for someone to head south on the Trilboar Trail, where travelers have reported trouble with a bandit group of Orcs near Wyvern Tor. He offers 100gp to any group that can take care if the problem.