The above room is actually in the Parrian Guildhouse of the Astrologers Guild. I find it interesting that in an order as small as Orthwein's, the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing. Polgara does not know that someone in one of her Patron's guilds, and presumably a citizen of her Patron's city, is using a Palantir to do something (and she does not know what either) in her Patron's Temple.
I believe this to be indicative of serious problems. Even though my order numbers some 4 or 5 times that of Orthwein, my followers do not have misunderstandings or communication failures of this nature.
Mephisto, gof of the night