I'm a little unclear on his response exactly.
It says: After Brothel Guard stands, choose and kneel a character unless its controller kneels 1 influence or pays you 1 gold. If he or she does, instead claim 1 power for your house.
So does that mean after it stands I get to kneel 1 character.
My opponent then chooses to either 1) pay me 1 gold 2) kneel 1 influence 3) nothing.
So in options 1 and 2 the character isn't knelt but I get one power for my house.
Do I still get the one gold or the influence still knelt because I got power instead?