The Quegian fever was spreading and three Quegian pirates infected by it were attacking anyone approaching the temple.
The high priestess is an old woman found in a cramped room reading through a sheaf of papers. Her assistant is Belandra.
She had sent for one Franklin north of Eggley but he hasn't shown up. When she learns the news from Devon that Eggley has been abandoned because the Collector disrupted the Festival of the Stranger, the high priestess instructs them to find him and say that he must come to the Temple to receive a payment. Indeed, when the Collector shows up he is put under torture to realise that he shouldn't cross Silban, and later rehabilitation (if he survives). She rewards the party some sovereigns for their help.