in the abbey zones you can do 2 things
1. not pay to get the Abbesses
2. put all of your amanuensis behind your screen or make them knowledge.
can you do both 1 and 2 or you must choose just one?
You can do both on the same turn, but you tend do them at different times. IE, Spend a few actions to move to an abbey, so you put your green cubes behind the screen. Then you spend another action to take a yellow cube, you're in an abbey so it's free. You adjust the order to be the most efficient.