While setuping the game, the four parchments are placed near the four temples of the same color. When an explorer occupies a temple, he can seize the parchment (in addition to the artefact, if present). When a player posesses a parchment, he can use it as a die of the specified value to conquer a territory - however, a parchment cannot be used as defense on a territory. When a player uses a parchment, it is returned to the temple where it was found. If, during phase 1, a player owns an explorer on a temple where a parchment has been returned, he’s allowed to take it. If an explorer leaves a temple where he found a parchment, the player keeps it until it is used. A parchment can be looted as an artefact in a base camp.