During a recent game, I had one investigator with Agoraphobia (lose 1 Sanity if in a street area during the Upkeep Phase) in a street area after the Movement Phase who had only 1 Sanity. During that Mythos Phase, the Ancient One awoke. After checking the rules, FAQs, and forums, I'm satisfied that she would lose the last sanity during the "Investigators Refresh" step. Knowing that, I have two questions:
1. Since she lost her last Sanity after the Final Battle started, is she devoured? The AH rules states "Any investigator reduced to 0 Sanity or Stamina by the Ancient One’s attack is devoured." Technically, it wasn't the Ancient One's attack that did it, but her Madness card. So, is she devoured, or can I draw another Madness, restore all Sanity, move to Arkham Asylum, and continue battling?
2. When can investigators trade during the Final Battle? Assuming she's going to be devoured because of Agoraphobia during the Upkeep step, can I give away all my items before that takes effect? (We were battling Abhoth, so giving away all items would help my fellow investigators.) The AH rules states "Finally, they may trade items among themselves as if they were in the same location" as the last sentence of the Investigators Refresh step. But then in the AH FAQ, it sates that "Investigators get a full Upkeep Phase." So we get the full upkeep, but when can trading happen? Before? After? Anytime as during the Movement Phase of regular gameplay?