Xantari's Night Below
The area on the map shown as New Mire was, until two years ago, good fanning land. The first year, the soil here grew waterlogged, until the roots of plants rotted in the ground. This year, the problem is even worse. Cutter Brook has not flooded, nor does the water in it seem foul or bad to drink, yet the affected area has almost doubled its size.
The cause of the waterlogging is a mystery the locals desperately want solved. Unable to grow crops in the soggy ground, they have been reduced to buying feed for their animals and themselves and are threatened with destitution*
*Our intrepid adventurers have solved the root of this problem. There is a small group of goblins who had a malfunctioning Ring of Water Elemental Control that was shunting water from the Elemental Plane of Water into the area. This ring is now located at Eelhold, used to keep the Water Elemental there in check. The waterlogging has stopped and should resolve itself in a year or so.