1. If a guarded objective comes up post questing per the quest mechanic and the subsequent treachery card resolves leaving it unguarded can I claim it as I have quested successfully in order to trigger the mechanic or must I wait and grab it only when I have just quested successfully as a sort of immediate response? Hope that makes sense.
EDIT: Oh, sorry, didn't see the "post questing" part. Are you, since we're talking HFG, referring to 1B's Forced? In that case, no, you have to wait until the questing phase of the next turn to be able to claim it.
2. If I have an uguarded objective in the staging area but need to claim it before moving on to part three of HfG (or else I can't progress) and I have enough progress to get to stage three at the same time, how does the timing resolve? Can I claim the objective before going on or does the quest flip up before grabbing the objective forcing me to reset the second stage because I don't have the objective needed? Or is does this happen simultaneousl and I get to decide?
Questing successfully response trigger is met when WP > threat, but before any progress is placed, so you can grab the Objective the very turn you'll complete stage 2, just before you hit stage 3.