There's a theory: if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There's another theory: this has already happened.
so when you go to a location that is occupied by the neutral token you need to pay(discard) a card then that token transfers to a
random location (roll d6 if only have 6 locations, d8 if 8 locations etc) location of the paying player's choice
I'd much rather prefer that the paying player gets to pick the location. More strategy, no fiddliness with varying numbers of locations and odd-shaped dice.