As the party enters the village of Verde, they stop to rest and get some supplies. They notice that the villagers speak of the earthquake that happened earlier, and how the World Tree, Yggdrasil, is now wilting because of the sky turning dark. While talking to some of the villagers, the party learns of a famous dancer who marked Verde off her sights because of some unknown incident. Then the party learns about Mazewood, an enchanted elven settlement wherein most who wander within its sight lose their direction and remain entrapped within the enchantment. Finally, the party hears talk of an old man that the villagers seem to despise every time he comes inside the village because they seem to blame him for the darkness that has struck Verde. The party learns of his home in the outskirts of the village and as such, go on to investigate his connection with the wilting of the World Tree.