Council's dilemma — When Orchard Elemental enters the battlefield, starting with you, each player votes for sprout or harvest. Put two +1/+1 counters on Orchard Elemental for each sprout vote. You gain 3 life for each harvest vote.
Unlike the will of the council cards from the original Conspiracy set, where a majority of votes determined what happened, each vote made for a council’s dilemma card adds to the ultimate effect.
The effects of each council’s dilemma ability happen in the stated order. First the vote occurs, then the first effect, and finally the second effect.
Because the votes are made in turn order, each player will know the votes of players who voted beforehand.
You must vote for one of the available options. You can’t abstain.
If a creature with an enters-the-battlefield council’s dilemma ability leaves the battlefield before that ability resolves, players can still vote for any option that would put +1/+1 counters on that creature, even though—or perhaps especially because—those votes won’t generate an effect.
No player votes until the spell or ability resolves. Any responses to that spell or ability must be made without knowing the outcome of the vote.
Players can’t do anything between voting and finishing the resolution of the spell or ability that included the vote.