Probably took him that long to figure out a good answer. In the end "Its in there" proved to be the best he could come up with.
No, it's not. However, I believe if you have multiple items, the effect applies to the troops that it applies to.I have a question. It may or may not have already been explained. I would open a support ticket but I thought Id come here first.
If your stacking a village and you have multiple weapons in there, let's say 4 Bonfires. Is the effect multiplied 4x ?