Adventures in Pangloss
Urmon Fellhammer's Journal
The black-bound journal is 150 years old and belonged to the dwarven adventurer Urmon Fellhammer. It details some of the history of the Phandelver Pact, Wave Echo Cave, and the Spellforge.
More than five hundred years ago, clans of dwarves and gnomes made an agreement known as the Phandelver’s Pact, by which they would share a rich mine in a wondrous cavern known as Wave Echo Cave. In addition to its mineral wealth, the mine contained great magical power. Human spellcasters allied themselves with the dwarves and gnomes to channel and bind that energy into the Spellforge, 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. A powerful force of orcs reinforced by evil mercenary wizards attacked Wave Echo Cave to seize its riches and magic treasures. Human wizards fought alongside their dwarf and gnome allies to defend the Spellforge, and the ensuing spell battle destroyed much of the cavern. Few survived the cave-ins and tremors, and the location of Wave Echo Cave was lost.
Fellhammer was a paladin on a personal crusade against the vampire Xyxor. While in Uruth, he heard stories of the mace, Lightbringer. This magical weapon was commissioned centuries ago by priests of Brahma but was lost when Wave Echo Cave and the Spellforge were lost. He set out to find it along side his companions—Jase Gumbleputty (a gnomish ranger and marksman) and Bolinda Plum (a human wizard and chef).
Fellhammer’s last entry indicates that his party intended to consult the “Ghost Witch of The Woods” for information.