Gnx486 wrote: Well technically the mirror was an inanimate object powered by a living being who used that object to communicate. But yeah, I do think the temple is the same in that sense. Same with the Desert Glass. It seems like there were a few corrupted gems that, either instead of or after turning into monsters, were repurposed as power sources. There's kind of a cold logic there, if it's true. Like "Well we can't heal them, might as well make them useful". Like prison labor or something.
That's cruel, but it does make sense!