Far Beyond Faerun
Phandalin is a small rough and tumble mining settlement far southeast of Neverwinter along the Triboar Trail. The village only consists of roughly 40-50 wooden buildings with stone ruins laying around the outskirts of the town. The stone ruins are from several hundred years ago when Phandalin was a thriving mining colony that used the nearby Wave Echo Cave as a source of income and attraction.
The location of the mine was lost during the Orc raids that took place long ago, and since then a few adventurers have tried, but failed to find the mine said to contain the Spell Forge.