Re: Rules queries flagged from our last game
1) No, as with the Protestant (who also has to target a zone) it means that he loses any bonuses he has that are related to being in the right zone. Specifically, it's usually tie breaking. If you do your attempts outside of the chosen language zone generally you lose ties.
2) This one is in the FAQ, so I'd look it up, but I'm pretty sure it's the power.