In 2370, Captain Jean-Luc Picard learned from Ihat that a sign was needed for building the temple. Picard convinced Ihat into giving him the sign. Before Ihat could fully describe the sign, Masaka intervened, killing Ihat. Then, Picard acquired the rest of the sign from an old man. The sign was, "A line, as the unending horizon. A curve as the rolling hillside. A point as a distant bird. A ray as the rising sun."
Later, the sign was accepted by the D'Arsay archive transformative program, which recreated the temple aboard the USS Enterprise-D. This action got the attention of Data, who was playing Masaka. In the temple, Masaka was confronted by the moon god Korgano, as played by Picard, who successfully convinced Masaka to rest. The temple disappeared afterwards, as the starship's interior spaces returned to normal. (TNG: "Masks")