The East Phandalin Company
Townmaster (mayor) of Phandalin
Harbin is a fat, pompous human banker in his fifties.
Phandalin has no functioning government, but the townsfolk elect someone to serve as town master each year, which is how Harbin Wester came into the role. Harbin used his expertise as a banker to convince the townsfolk to elect him, but as soon as the Redbrands moved into Phandalin he showed his true colours, insisting that they were “just a mercenary guild, and not all that much trouble, really.”
When Sildar Hallwinter arrived in Phandalin, he found the townmaster to be lacking in backbone, and exerted his influence to subvert power temporarily into his own hands.