Expedition to Wave Echo Cavern
The year is 1485 DR – “The Year of the Iron Dwarf’s Vengeance”
Our story takes place in a world commonly known as Faerûn. Here on Earth, it’s more commonly called The Forgotten Realms.
During our adventure your group will encounter individuals with their own personal motives, formal groups backed by local houses who hold power, and secret organizations working to overthrow power centers. As your group grows in power and influence, influential individuals and organizations will take notice and will likely plot against your interest. Likewise, your actions will forge a unique history of the realms.
The Forgotten Realms is filled with thousands of interesting locations, people and events that date back thousands of years. It can all be overwhelming upon first sight. But we’ll take it slow and focus on your immediate surroundings. I hope the information contained within these pages will help inspire you to create an interesting background story for your character and to enhance your immersive experience when we play.
To get a jump start on the region take a look at the Wiki page (see link to the left) to become familiar with locations and events. Of course, you won’t necessarily need this information to play, but it can add a lot to the overall experience of game play.
Our adventure revolves around a lost mine better known as Wave Echo Cave. The closest town is called Phandalin. More than 500 years ago this cave was a great source of wealth. In addition to its mineral wealth, the mine contained great magical power. Human spell casters allied themselves with the dwarves and gnomes to channel that energy into a magical forge where magical items could be crafted. However, disaster struck when orcs swept through the north and laid waste to all in their path. The powerful force of orcs was reinforced by evil mercenary wizards who attacked Wave Echo Cave to take its riches and magical treasures. Human wizards fought alongside the dwarf and gnome allies to defend it. In the end, they failed. Few survived the battle, cave-ins, tremors, and the location of Wave Echo Cave was lost. The town of Phandalin was abandoned.
In recent years, people have slowly been resettling the town. Phandalin is now a rough-and-tumble frontier town filled with danger and adventure. For centuries, rumors of buried riches have attracted treasure seekers and opportunists to the area around the small mining town of Phandalin, but no one has ever succeeded in locating the lost mine.