Lost Mine of Phandelver
The Redbrands are a group of mercenaries and brigands that, in approximately 1481 DR, had settled in the resettled frontier town of Phandalin near the Triboar Trail and the Sword Mountains.
With no local lord or powerful authority within the small town, the Redbrands have been able to harass the farmers and prospectors for months. Many locals are afraid of standing up to the bandit group, including the townsmaster, the closest thing to local authority Phandalin had, Harbin Wester.
Each Redbrand wear a simple, dirty scarlet cloak and have a hideout beneath the abandoned Tresendar Manor. They are led by a mysterious leader, known simply as Glasstaff.