Balerion

Rules FAQ

  • Since Balerion cannot be killed, he cannot be chosen for any effect that would kill him, including claim. If Wildfire Assault is revealed, you are not compelled to choose him as one of your 3 characters (nor are you compelled to choose the Cat trait for Vanquish the Unbelievers).

  • You cannot use Balerion to discard gold from a player’s gold pool.

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Vargo Hoat

Rules FAQ

  • Vargo’s reaction is used in the same reaction window as Favors From the Crown, after the bestow keyword is resolved.

  • You can use Vargo’s reaction to put gold on an opponent’s card if you like (for instance, Wex Pyke). This happens after that card’s controller has chosen the amount of gold for bestow.

  • Vargo Hoat only gains the keywords that are present at the time you trigger him. He only gains one instance of each keyword, even if the chosen character is gaining that keyword from multiple sources. If the chosen character gains or loses additional keywords at a later point (or if it is removed from play), Vargo remains unaffected.

  • Since Vargo’s Action does not require you to “choose” a target, opponents will need to decide whether to use a cancel or not before they know which character you intend to move gold to.

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Ser Emmon Cuy

Rules FAQ

  • The claim value on your revealed plot card will remain raised even if Ser Emmon Cuy is killed by his own ability or subsequently removed from play by another effect. Saving him from being killed will not affect the resolution of the pre-then aspect of the effect either, the claim value will still be raised.
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Orton Merryweather

Rules FAQ

  • You can immediately use Orton’s reaction after you marshal him.

  • Putting a card into play does not constitute marshaling or playing that card.

  • If you play The Council Consents, the event is placed in the discard pile before the reaction window opens, so you can immediately take it back to hand with Orton. The reaction window to winning an challenge by 5 or more STR is still open, so if you use Orton to take back a different event (for instance, Doran's Game), you can play that event immediately.

  • If Orton leaves play due to Valar Morghulis or another effect that targets all characters in play, the Spy that is put into play will not be affected by that and will remain in play.

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Haldon Halfmaester

Rules FAQ

  • If the revealed card is Aegon Targaryen, you must put him into play if you can. You cannot put him into play if there is a copy in your dead pile, if a copy you own is in play under another player’s control, or if Barring the Gates is revealed. In that case he would simply remain on top of your deck. If he enters play as a duplicate, you cannot trigger his reaction.

  • If you put Aegon Targaryen into play with this effect, he is not an eligible choice for the card you place 1 gold on. You must choose a different character.

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