The valiant heroes explored the massive cavern from top to bottom and cleared the fungal infestation taking hold of the upper levels. They also managed to complete a mission for a very unusual elemental creature occupying a pool of magma and managed to get a scroll that would weaken The Plague Bearer for when the party must inevitably face them.
Using information obtained by a dying paladin, they now seek an artifact belonging to Obad-Hai, a neutral god of nature, to assist in destroying The Plague Bearer once and for all. The artifact is said to be in the care of a hermit living in a deep forest between a grove and a lake. Where could that be?