Daran Edermath is a retired adventurer who lives in Phandalin in a tidy little cottage beside an apple orchard.
He is a fit, silver-haired half-elf well over a hundred years old.
On 1489 Tarsakh 26, Daran was convinced to replace Harbin Wester as the townmaster of Phandalin. The town rallied behind Daran, convinced that Harbin was either completely incompetent, or perhaps complicit, in the oppression caused by the Redbrands.
See also Council of Phandalin