The Lost Mine of Phandelver
Former Leader of the Redbrands
Iarno is a short, dark-bearded human male. A former member of the Lords’ Alliance, Iarno seized an opportunity in Phandalin to line his own pockets. Originally tasked with setting up a constabulary, the mage instead assembled a group of outlaws and local ruffians to secure his own position in town. He took the alias of “Glasstaff” to protect his identity.
Iarno puts on airs of gentility and courteous manners, addressing his ruffians as “my good gentlemen,” and referring to sordid acts such as kidnapping or arson as “that unpleasant little business” or “those unfortunate events.” Beneath his genteel demeanor, however, Iarno is just as thuggish and arrogant as any Redbrand outlaws.
After the Redbrands’ hideout was trashed by a group of adventurers, Iarno gathered the surviving Redbrands to kill Helen Woodsoul, one of the few survivors of the adventuring group. Instead, another group of adventurers killed Iarno’s escorts, and captured Iarno. Now, Iarno is in jail in Phandalin, awaiting transport back to Neverwinter where he will be tried for his crimes. Iarno had a mysterious note on his person. It reads as follows:
My spies in Neverwinter tell me that strangers are due to arrive in Phandalin. They could be working for the dwarves. Capture them if you can, kill them if you must, but don’t allow them to upset our plans. See that any dwarven maps in their possession are delivered to me with haste. I’m counting on you Iarno. Don’t disappoint me.