Templeton continued using his disguise self spell to appear as One-Eyed Shiver and walked through the Temple of the Crushing Wave freely. He found that around the corner from the room with the reavers and cleric there were more reavers stationed on guard. There was also a water knight who dove into the water and swam away mounted on a huge shark.
Templeton hatched a plan to deal with many of the cultists on his own terms and far away from the earshot of those that could come to their aid. Wearing the Illusory guise of One-Eyed Shiver, he entered the room with 4 reaver cultists and a cleric. He told one of the reavers that he had to come with him to help move some rubble near the entrance from a cave in. After some complaints the reaver followed orders and followed Templeton to the main entrance. The reaver said he was a bit afraid of the demon dogs but Templeton persuaded him to go inside.
As the reaver stepped warily into the room, Templeton shot him in the back with his heavy crossbow and shut the door. Brenn then ran down and cut into the reaver and Badding did likewise. The poor cultists was dead before Quintus could give him any of Tempus’ blessings and for that he was deeply disappointed. Quintus dragged the body out of sight and Templeton used his prestidigitation spell to clean up the blood.
The plan worked so well, Templeton returned to the room and told the 3 remaining reavers that they had to come help. The cave in was more expansive than he had previously thought. There was a lot of grumbling and the cleric who stayed behind snickered, but the 3 reavers came with Templeton up to the ambush point. After they entered, Templeton shot one of them in the back and slammed the door shut. Templeton took the immovable rod out to block the door but before he could activate it, the reavers tried to push the door open. Templeton used his small frame to try and keep the door from opening but was easily overpowered by the ravers.
All three reavers cut deep into Templeton with their nasty spiked swords. Surrounded an din trouble, Templeton cast invisibility and slipped away down the hall. Fearing they would attract attention with the open door by calling for help, Quintus wisely laid down an area of silence. Puck then sealed off their retreat with a wall of fire. The three reavers burned from the wall of fire and then moved into the room to escape the flames. There they were met by Quintus, Badding, and Brenn who carved them up with Puck lobbing in fire bolts. Templeton patiently waited in the silence as he could not see through the wall of flame. If anyone came through that wall he was going to fire on them, but no one did. Quintus was rightly satisfied as this time he got to spread Tempus’ love quite profusely with his greatsword.
With all the reavers taken care of, the party worked their way down to deal with the lone priest. Templeton made sure the coast was clear and everyone gathered around the doors. As one they burst into the room and pounded on the cleric. The only thing he was able to do was protect himself with a shield spell before he was pummeled quite rightly into the arms of loving Tempus. A quick search found 30 GP on the cleric. The Master Party Treasure List was updated.
The party then turned their attention to the remaining reaver guards around the corner. An initial plan was hatched to lead them into the prison with party members chained up in illusory irons but it was not entirely decided upon as yet.