Brand new player with an odd question that I have doubts will happen, but would still like to know.
Say that there is a late game power struggle. A player that you support this round is helpless and this victory will let the opponent win. They are deadly, but you can't let them win. So you throw in 2 characters to stop them. One badass and some fillers. This successfully shuts down the power challenge, but without deadly, you get shafted with the bill of one fresh corpse. Is that your call? The ''defending player" decides who dies from deadly challenges. You are the winner, but do you take the title of "defending player" from the player that was under attack and was at risk of the enemy claim value? Who decides who dies? Is it you, the protector of the realm, or Littlefinger, the snake you saved that decides that Ned Stark should die rather than your 1gold/1strength faceless, Tully soldier?