During our first play last night we had the following situation. The wife took her turn as normal recruiting and farkled out. She then wanted to play Gauntlet of Seeking, Use: Anytime, Effect: You can look through the Magic Item draw or discard piles and play any item of your choice immediately,.....
She wanted to play Belt of Giant Strength, Use: Start of your turn
You may enter the Dragon's Keep with 500 less soldiers than necessary.
My version is that she could not do it since she had taken her turn and she had to play immediately and not put it in her hand.
Her version was she could enter the Dragon's Keep and attempt to defeat the Dragon.
In this case, she would now be in the Dragon's Keep (provided she had at least the 4,500 + using the belt), but she can not fight the dragon until her next turn as she already performed recruitment. The bonus to her action is that while in the Dragon's Keep, though she has less than 5,000 soldiers, she gets to remain there and battle the dragon on her next turn (and cannot be brawled or kicked out if other abilities / effects lower her soldier count). Thanks...R.J.