Member of the San Francisco Game Group since 2005
This is a customized Bane Tower from the game Man o' War
3.) If an encounter is present but the hunters play the "Forewarned" card (play to immediately discard an encounter at your location) does this allow "Customs Search" to be played?
The Customs Search card would always be played first, and it can't be placed on a hunter who has an encounter to deal with. Forewarned only works against encounters, not against event cards.