King Grol was a bugbear and leader of the Cragmaw tribe of goblins, bugbears, and hobgoblins operating in the Neverwinter Wood and the Triboar Trail.[1]


In 1491 DR,[note 1] he was stationed within Cragmaw Castle.[1]



  1. Pages 30‒31 of Lost Mine of Phandelver describe the eruption of Mount Hotenow (1451 DR) as occurring "30 years ago", which would place the adventure in 1481 DR. However, pages 103 and 179 of Acquisitions Incorporated, a later source, state that the events described in the adventure happen five years after both Lost Mine of Phandelver and Princes of the Apocalypse. Since the latter is explicitly set in 1491 DR, and considering this answer by Ed Greenwood about dating the adventure, this wiki will use 1491 DR for events related to this sourcebook.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Wizards RPG Team (2014). “Lost Mine of Phandelver”. Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 40–41. ISBN 0786965592.
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