How exactly is a Standalone created?

So if I “cloned” the Vault Template that came pre-installed on stock QubesOS, is that clone sharing the root of the Vault Template or was that clone a creation of that Template into a new Standalone?

I ask from reading over this,

A standalone is a type of qube that is created by cloning a template. Unlike templates, however, standalones do not supply their root filesystems to other qubes.


Vault is an appVM.

My bad …

I no longer know what you are asking, or what answer will satisfy you.
Take some time to be clear about what you are asking before posting.