Root Resources are the resources that have limited but very specific potential.
Root Resources cost resources or specialty resources to play and in return you gain four special root resource tokens to spend on Strategies or whatever.
The "tokens" on the bottom are one time use.
You may place a coin on it or, simply rip it off.
Once the spot is used however, that card does not have the ability to create more of those tokens.
Again, The Root Resource card creates four (4) total tokens.
If you decide to commit the token, you may spend it to bring out whatever other type of card the root resource supports.
Once a token is spent from a card, it is non-refundable.
If you are ripping off the tokens and the card is discarded: once the game is over, throw that card away and print another one.
Sorry for the art selection. If you have any leads on where to collect more on this dead religion, let me know.