Edermath orchard caretaker
Daran is a half-elf in his later years, with silver hair and kind eyes. The party originally ran into Daran at the Stonehill Inn while looking for lodging. He told them of the Redbrand Ruffians and how they have been harassing the town.
After defeating the Redbrands in their hideout under Tresendar Manor (a dilapidated mansion), the party returned to Daran to inform him of their actions. He thanked the party, and then told them of some goings-on at the Old Owl Well, a ruin North-East of Phandalin.