I'm poking around the wealthy area north of the main city of Phlan and clearing out some building with black hands painted on the walls. Along the way I found various treasures, adding up to over 1500xp. This gives my new human cleric enough to get to 2nd level after only a few minutes of play. It will take significantly longer to get him up to 5th or 6th, but at least he has the possibility of getting the 6th, unlike the half-elf cleric I also have.
In this building I also found a page that is recorded as:
Journal Entry 53 - a list of monsters and persons, presumably people in this area or in the Temple of Bane area
Now, off to get this cleric levelled up to 2nd.