Tresendar Manor – Area 12


The walls of this bedchamber are covered with drapes of scarlet cloth. The furnishings include a small writing desk with matching chair, a comfortable-looking bed, and a wooden chest at the foot of the bed.

The room is currently empty. Decide what you will do here before clicking the spoiler box below to reveal possible actions you might wish to take.

Possible actions and outcomes

1. Search the desk

You find a letter:

Lord Albrek,

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.

The letter is signed with a symbol of a black spider.

2. Examine the desk closely

If you examine the items on the desk, you pick up telltale signs (such as still-wet ink on a parchment) that someone was here just now…

3. Search the room for treasure

The foot of the bed contains 180sp, 130gp, and a silk pouch containing five carnelians (10gp each), two peridots (15gp each), and one pearl (100gp).

4. Search the east wall for secret doors.

Make a DC 10 Wisdom (Perception) check with advantage. If you succeed, you notice a slightly open secret door.

If you do not actively search for the door, but are standing 10 feet from the northeast corner, you can still notice the door if your passive Perception score is 10 or higher.

Click here for the updated map if you are successful.

5. Realise that someone has escaped through the secret door

If you performed number 2 and 4 and come to the conclusion that whoever was here escaped through the secret door, you may wish to give chase. However, be mindful of the creature living in Area 8 (detailed below).

Decide which rooms you might search in order to catch up to him.

If you took your time searching this room, he will be gone.

Otherwise, you have 1d4 chances to guess which room he is currently at (refer to the map on page 21).

He is currently in [Area 1]

If you catch up with him, go back to Area 12 on the main article.


Note that once you go back to Area 8 again, you will be ambushed by the resident creature there.

Turn to page 60 in the Lost Mine of Phandelver adventure booklet and use the very first creature on that page.

If you’ve killed this creature already, there’s no need to resolve this encounter.

Once you’ve defeated the creature, click the back button on your browser to return.