From the Introduction:
The adventure starts in the town of Lolling Green, a small farming village on the edge the great woods. Recently, a group of evil gnomes took up residence outside the town, harassing the people and capturing the town’s most productive lumber mill. The
town council put a bounty of 100 gold payable to anyone who can recapture the mill.
Simon Small, the overworked head of the town guard, is the point of contact. The town guard currently is overworked just keeping
the gnomes from stealing everything in town. So while he wants to take back the mill, he can’t spare any of the guards to do so.