The Lost Mine of Phandelver
A gang of thugs with a short-but-terrible reign in the frontier town of Phandalin. The Redbrands’ leader, a wizard known as Glasstaff, was driven off and the highwaymen slain by a trio of adventurers hired by Gundren Rockseeker, a dwarven entrepreneur attempting to reopen the fabled mine of Phandelver’s Pact.
It was also uncovered by Gundren’s trio that the Redbrands were hired by a villain of growing infamy known only as The Black Spider—specifically to drive people away from the town and the mine.
The adventurers know the Black Spider wants them out of the picture, but the score is settled with the Redbrands, and that’s one less threat to Phandalin (which does not go unnoticed in the town).