I have all of the portals open except the 4 in the middle. I have gotten all the cards available currently and have no idea where to go. Seems like I need to be able to smash rocks in order to uncover new areas. Any help would be much appreciated.
That is how you move the statues, yes. Maybe I'm misremembering what order things happen in. If you have 36 cards, there is a 36 card gate for you to open, you get to it by an exit in the northwest section of the main field area (where Mitra and the shopkeep are)
Nice, I just fought and defeated the sage but now am stuck in the garden/snow area. Can't get over a chasm in the snow place and my path is blocked at the garden by a plant thing (The Briar?!). West side blocked off by some traffic cone looking thing. Been walking around for like 2 hours trying to figure it out.