The Shade Isle Campaign
“Worship? Devotion!? Bah, those things are for the zealots down on the lower levels. They’ll do whatever I tell them to. And why shouldn’t they? For I have the ear of their god!”
Paracelsus Peregrine Pallidech was the Patriarch (i.e. High Pirest) of the Church of Acrefatum and a 10th level Chaotic human sage. His personal chambers were in the Acrefatum Rectory, but he usually remained up in the center chamber of the Keep of the Soul-Still, unless he was holding court down in the throne-room of the Palatial Fortress.
The adventuring company fought and killed the Patriarch, right before they destroyed the Soul-Still. During their brief chat, the Patriarch offered them jobs with the Abbey, which they summarily turned down (with extreme prejudice). The Patriarch also implied that he wasn’t exactly a true believer, but was in fact using the cult to further his own political and pecuniary ambitions.