The Black Spider
Mastermind behind the kidnapping of the Rockseeker brothers.
Little is known about The Black Spider. It is currently bankrolling the Cragmaws and presumably is ultimately behind the recent Redbrand uprising in Phandalin. The Black Spider is looking to find the lost Wave Echo Cave to unearth the lost spell forge and unleash greater magic and power to restore the conflict in Western Faerun.
Presumably he’s closely associated with the Red Hood.
The Black Spider was overwhelmed and murdered by a band of unwieldy adventurers with no conscience.