During our game last night, we had a serious disagreement about the interpretation of the Salladhor Saan house card. Forgive me that the game is at my friend's house, so I don't have it to get exact names and wording.
Background: My friend was playing Martell, I was Baratheon. He attacked me in a sea territory. I had a support order on an adjacent sea territory I also owned, and used that ship to add to my defenses. I played my Salladhor Saan house card. The text reads (paraphrase as best I can remember):
"If you are being supported in this combat, the combat strength of all non-Baratheon ships is reduced to zero."
Two points of argument came up:
1) I feel that "being supported" means if you have forces on your side that resulted from ANY support order, including your own. My friends playing Lannister and Stark disagreed and thought it meant another player had to be supporting me for the card to take effect.
2) I read it as my Martell opponent's ships all now have zero strength, which would have given me the victory, and if there had been any other player's ships involved on his side or mine, they would also be reduced to zero. Lannister and Stark players read it all as one sentence and think it means if they gave me support, the card would make their ships zero, and does not have any effect on your opponents ships (as in other words, there is an implied your in the second clause so that it's "YOUR non-Baratheon ships is reduced to zero." Needless to say, I strongly disagree with that interpretation (and I think it's worth noting that Martell, the person who was actually affected by this, agreed with me). They argued, correctly, that not all House cards actually benefit you all the time, and that some used at the wrong time can actually hurt you. One of the challenges of the game is selecting the right card at the right time.
To further bolster my argument, I pointed out that the character is Salladhor Saan-the pirate. My theory is the reason it reduces my opponent's strength is the pirate on my side is off raiding all his ships and sinking them. Stark countered that argument by saying that a pirate is loyal to no one and can't be trusted, which might be why playing him could actually hurt me.
Who is correct?