Temples are powerful Structures that you can build in your Forest during your Day Phase. When you have a Temple in your Forest, you gain additional Trees on your turn and are able to draw Cultivation Cards.
BUILDING A TEMPLE (COST)
Building a Temple costs 2 Trees and 2 Manna. You return the Trees from your hand to your deck of Trees when you build a Temple.
You can build up to 5 Temples in your Forest. The Tree cost of a Temple increases by 2 for each Temple you have already built in your Forest:
2nd - 4 Trees
3rd - 6 Trees
4th - 8 Trees
5th - 10 Trees
BUILDING A TEMPLE (PLACEMENT)
Where you are allowed to build a Temple follows the same rules as growing a Tree:
(1) The Temple must be connected to a card of your color already on the board.
(2) The space on the board must be Fertile.
However, there is one additional rule:
(3) The space must be bordering at least 2 Trees of your color.
An Active Temple grants you the following bonuses:
(1) +1 Victory Point
(2) Draw +1 Tree in your Dawn Phase.
(3) If your Ancient is standing on top of a Temple, you are able to draw Cultivation Cards.
ACTIVE AND INACTIVE TEMPLES
Temples only grant their bonuses if they are Active. Temples are only Active if they are bordering at least 2 Trees of your color.
If at any point they are no longer Active, they are turned over until they are reactivated.
Temples are reactivated once they are bordering at least 2 Trees of your color again.
Can I build a Temple next to another Temple?
Yes, but only if both Temples are bordering at least 2 Trees. Temples do not count for this placement condition.
Is there any way to remove a Temple from the board?
No. Temples are Eternal, which means that they cannot be removed from the board.
Can I cut a player off from their Temple completely?
Yes! If you remove the Trees that connect the Temple to your opponent's forest and grow your own Trees in their place, you can cut your opponent off from their Temple. This is a devastating move to perform, so be careful you don't get caught!
Temples are Eternal, meaning that they cannot be removed or moved by any card of effect in the game.
Once you build a Temple, it isn't going anywhere.