The Ser Davos Seaworth card says:
"Response: Save Ser Davos Seaworth from being killed, then pay 1 gold or return him to his owner's hand".
I have two questions about this interpretation:
1. Can I just declare my intention to save Ser Davos, or do I need to play some other card that allows me to save him? Based on what I've read in this forum, I believe it is the former, but the wording is ambiguous and has been the source of several arguments between me and my opponent.
2. What happens when Ser Davos is saved and I pay one gold? Does he remain in play? If this is the case, can be he used to absorb many military challenges? For example, my opponent played a plot card that enabled her to issue two military challenges. I defended with Ser Davos and lost, declared my intention to save Ser Davos, paid one gold, and kept him in play. I repeated this for the second miltary challenge. Is this allowed?