you are right, I made a mistake going into decline while occupying the altar of souls, I was taking it with my new race so I could start using it. if I had been playing smarter I would not have had to go to that extreme.
Thanks for the quick response, helped us finish our game.
If by mistake you mean incredibly intelligent move than yes going into decline when your tomb race occupying the Alter of Souls was a giant mistake.
Your only TRUE mistake was not reading the rules thoroughly enough
SWU Rulebook Page 14:
SWU Rulebook Page 14 wrote:
The Altar of Souls
At the end of each of his turn, the player whose troops occupy the Region containing the Altar of Souls may discard a single of his In Decline tokens in the Region of his choice to collect 3 bonus Victory coins at turn’s end. The Altar functions even when the troops that occupy it are In Decline.