Rules FAQ:

  • Using the Reaction ability on this card (and other similar cards) is not considered to be 'playing an event'.

  • The effects of the Reaction ability can be cancelled by The Hand's Judgment and similar cards. (Source)
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It's a great card, on first glance. Unfortunately Clash of Kings is a better card in my opinion. First of all it triggers in defense as well as in offense, also when you are behind you have +1 Initiative +2 Gold +1 Reserve compared to the Rise of the Kraken. The trigger of the card is also easier to fulfill. On paper it looks better because of the 2 Claim value, in practice it often left me alone when i needed to play catch up. I strongly recommend playing with Clash of King instead for afromentioned reasons, by the time you can trigger the Kraken card 2-3 times unopposed without needing money to build your board chances are you're already winning.

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Rules FAQ:

  • If claim is 0, no characters are chosen to satisfy claim.

  • If claim is 1 and two Spearmaidens have targeted two different characters, any one of them must be chosen to satisfy claim.

  • If claim is 2 and two Spearmaidens have targeted two different characters, both of them must be chosen to satisfy claim.
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Rules FAQ:

  • In order for you to trigger Jon's ability, there must be an eligible target in play (a kneeling unique Stark character). Note that in this case, the target does not need to be under your control.
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Rules FAQ:

  • You can play this card targeting a character that cannot be knelt (already kneeling, or Ygritte). That character would still be affected by the "cannot stand" part of the effect.

    (This is similar to how you can play Waking the Dragon at a standing character to save it from Tears of Lys.)

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