"Daran Edermath was a retired adventurer who lived in a tidy little cottage beside an apple orchard. A fit, silver-haired half-elf well over a hundred years old, Daran was a fighter who served as a marshall and herald for many years in the lands of the Dragon Coast, far to the southeast. Upon retiring, he returned to the Neverwinter region, his original home.
Daran was a member of the Order of the Gauntlet**, a devout and vigilant group that seeks to protect others from the depredations of evildoers. The order is always vigilant, ready to smite evil, enforce justice, and enact retribution against any who try to subjugate or harm others. Though no longer active in the order whilst living out his retirement in Phandalin, he kept an eye on happenings around the small town.
Edermath, having retired, makes his own Phandalin cider, some of which he sells to the Stonehill Inn.