The grovetender spires cannot be counted when determining narora influence as per the scenario rules. Additionally, while they are faction spires controlled by the narora, they are not narora spires, meaning these grovetender spires do not grant bonus CP during the later Prep Phases. These spires do still count towards the player's spire limit.

Note, the narora do get the Source from any units that the grovetender spires defeat and they can be upgraded by the narora.