The party received a divine quest from Baervan Wildwanderer, the gnomish god of Gerbo.
They were sent to a human village (Sodden) far to the west where a former druid had turned to a path of great evil and begun worshipping Urdlen, enemy of Baervan.
The party arrived in Sodden to discover it’s inhabitants murdered and the town overrun with giant plants and Mycondids. Fighting their way into a massive mole hill the party confronted Rethis, a foul deep gnome druid, the creature behind the massacre.
After defeating him they found two notes, One from the mysterious “R” charging him to destroy the town and another from a representative of the elves called “Shattered Hand.”