Will M. Baker
Level 3 Tempest allows me to keep the Tempest in play for the next hand if the VP of the just defeated card is less than 4. How does that play out when the Swarm is the defeated card? Do I have to simply note that I have 2 or more Swarm in my deck which would be over the cap to use the Tempest benefit?
The Swarm (and Horde) have no VP value until the end of the game. Treat them as if the VP value is blank (which is different from 0). Therefore Tempest does not get the Spoils effect vs. Swarm.