With no local lord or powerful authority within the small town, the Redbrands were able to harass the farmers and prospectors for two months. Many were afraid of standing up to the bandit group, including the townsmaster, the closest thing to local authority Phandalin had, Harbin Wester. Apart from terrorizing the local populace, the Redbrands enjoyed drinking at the Sleeping Giant tavern.
The Redbrands mostly consisted of humans, male and female, although a handful of halflings were also in the bandit group. Each Redbrand wore a simple, dirty scarlet cloak. The cloaks were used to stop the undead in their hideout in Phandalin from attacking them.
- Iarno Albrek was the direct leader of the Redbrands.
- Nezznar was the true leader, directing Iarno's actions.