Here, There, or Yonder taps character, and (if roll is high enough and appropriate ally is in player's hand) the ally is played under control of the character.
The character does not play the ally and untapped site is tapped in result of the event, not in result of playing ally at the site.*
Bounty of the Hoard allows to play major, or minor item at appropriate site.
Hoard Well Searched allows to play major, or minor item.
If to omit a standard procedure of playing an item then the item would be played on table.
But nothing in texts of Bounty of the Hoard, Hoard Well Searched allow to omit the procedure.
The procedure itself is phase-agnostic (there is nothing particular in site phase that would allow a character to tap and take played item under its control). But both cards are limited by their texts to be played only in site phase.
"The length of the site path from this Haven to the site at which the faction can be played must be two or less (this must be verified by an available site card)."
If to assume that Old Road allows to play a faction at
, then the text does not make a sense. Because now a some faction may be played at
it would turn out that "The length of the site path from this Haven to the site at which the faction can be played**" is always zero. This effectively would allow to make attempt to bring any faction into play.
So no. The faction cannot be considered to be played at this
Theo wrote: ↑
Sat May 19, 2018 4:17 pm
Certain resource cards may only be played if specific required conditions exist.
Because not restricted by its text a resource short-event may be played in any phase of its player turn, any action that happens in its result may happen in phase in which the event is played.
I would not expect from most resource short-events, and resource permanent-events a containing of phrase "playable in any phase". This would be absurd redundancy.
Some of them are limited to site phase even if they allow to play resource normally playable only in site phase.
Some words about A Chance Meeting, We Have Come to Kill.
Unlike factions, items, allies, that may be played only in site phase, factions, playing a characters is not limited by rules to organization phase.
Rather characters may be played in organization phase without need to use other effects.
The difference is theoretical. In practice an event, or effect that is not limited to given phase and that has result that faction, item, ally, character is immediately played, may be used in any phase of its player turn.
*) this means that Here, There, or Yonder allows to play minion ally under control a character at hero
**) "can normally be played" instead "can be played" would leave some room for interpretation. It may be target of some errata, but not the one proposed by me.