Dawn, 6 Verdil 973 IR
The Copper Crosier
Port Hope, Mereflow Valley
You can tell that the Crosier is a high-class establishment because you are wakened by the silvery peals of a bell, and a cultured voice calling through your bedroom door, "Good morning! This is your call to waken, honored guest. Breakfast will be available in the dining room for approximately the next two hours." This is comparatively genteel; the staff at the Pickled Troll back in Golden Sheaves would just walk down the hall clanging an old cowbell and shouting that it's daylight and time to get up.
Once you're up and have had the time to eat, head around the corner to the bathhouse to get clean, and otherwise prepare for the day, it's basically time for you to get over to the Temple of Derena, since that's where the interests of the Bastards, the survivors of Morville, and possibly the city-state of Port Hope all seem to draw to a shared locus.
The temple is already well awake by the time you arrive, and its huge bronze-plated doors stand open. Once you step inside, a junior priestess steps over to see what you need; the majority of your party recognizes her, vaguely, from your previous visits to the temple; Garren actually remembers her name; she's Sister Ioana, and he doesn't really know her well because she's considerably junior to him, and likely to advance up their faith's administrative track instead of becoming a militant priest like him. In any case, she looks unsurprised by your request to speak to the Temple-Warden at his earliest convenience, so it's likely that she also remembers you. Inviting you to wait for a moment, she bustles off to see if the head priest's schedule permits you to see him.
When she returns, there's a young male acolyte, whom Chuul remembers from his last trip to Port Hope. Viencent. Ioana announces that the Temple-Warden will see you immediately, and the youth leads you deeper into the penetralia of the Moon's House.
The chief priest of the local Church of Derena is elderly, but still compactly muscular and tough-looking for his apparent age—probably somewhere in his early sixties. He's had the good fortune to keep a full head of hair, which is a dark grey color that is starting to be shot with silver. He's no beauty, but between his physical fitness, weathered face, and age, he manages to pull of "distinguished" pretty well. Once you arrive, he stands up to greet your party with a reedy tenor voice, "This is an unexpected pleasure, Master Chuul! And Moonguard Baur is with you? Most excellent to see you again, Garren. Sit down, by all means, sit—" He pauses as the full size of your group becomes evident, but recovers smoothly, "Viencent, please fetch some extra seating. I think Vigilant Cors probably can spare some of his for awhile."