Sildar met the party for the first time when he was rescued from a goblin hideout on the road to Phandalin. He was travelling to Phandalin with his companion, Gundren Rockseeker, when they were ambushed by goblins. Sildar was on his way to Phandalin to track down a Lord’s Alliance defector named Ilarno who had been sent to Phandalin previously to establish order on behalf of the Lord’s Alliance.
He left Phandalin and returned to Neverwinter with the heroes once the goblin and cultist threat had been eliminated. After a brief stay in the city, the Lord’s Alliance dispatched him to the city of Baldur’s Gate to assist the guild with reported troubles involving the Cult of the Black Star.