What spells could cure a stroke? [closed]

Last session an NPC suffered a significant stroke, with the typical symptoms of partial paralysis of one side of the body, drooping face on that side, slurred speech, and so on. However, a stroke doesn’t inflict a mechanical condition that could be cured by lesser restoration. Because it isn’t necessarily a disease, either (no contagion, no real cure), it wouldn’t be affected by heal or a Paladin’s Lay on Hands. Greater restoration lists a specific list of “debilitating effects” that it can cure, which might leave it out.

Can any magic or class feature restore this NPC’s vitality, short of a wish spell?

To clarify, I am the DM, so I am looking for advice on possible “your DM decides what works” resolutions.

What could be the cause for my high disk IO latency (from sys.dm_io_virtual_file_stats DMV)?

These are the results from querying the sys.dm_io_virtual_file_stats DMV. (I add some calculated fields for clarity).

DM IO Virtual File Stats

I’m finding certain basic operations in Database 7 are bottlenecking core operations I have running in Database 6.

For example, I have a table in Database 7 that isn’t used anywhere, and has a lot of rows (about 300 million). In Database 6, a bulk insert of hundreds of thousands of records is happening every hour throughout the entire day. If I run a simple SELECT COUNT(1) FROM Database7.dbo.UnusedTableInDatabase it takes about 10 minutes to return, and it appears to eat up a lot of the server resources, IO in particular. My continuously running bulk insert job on Database 6 crawls to almost a halt and a backlog starts to build up.

One thing I know is Database 7 has it’s data and log files on the same logical drive. Database 6 is appropriately setup so that it’s data and log files are on separate drives.

Where should I start digging next to try to resolve these issues?

What’s the largest creature a swarm of stirges could kill in one round?

I have been working on the challenge of designing encounters that must be passed with other talents besides combat. One of those potential encounters is an area like a cave filled with hundreds of tiny, flying creatures like stirges.

To low level characters, such a swarm could require new solutions other than a single combat. A large number of these creatures could potentially attack in one round by swarming and covering every part of an enemy’s body.

It would be great to show the power and danger of this swarm by showing a big creature getting attacked by the swarm, drained and killed in just a round.

It would be nice if that scene fit the actual rules of the game.

Tiny creatures are described as taking up 2.5’x2.5′ on a battlemap. Four tiny creatures can fit into a single battlemap square. But this doesn’t address the opportunity of three dimensions made possible by flying and which creatures in the square get to attack. Additionally, some large or very large creatures have fewer hit points than others and so could more easily be taken down by the swarm of stirges.

What is the largest creature from the game that stirges could realistically kill (i.e. 50% chance or higher) in one round using the standard combat rules of the game and existing published creatures?

Could Nightwalker kill Juiblex?

Nightwalker has feature “Life Eater”. It says

A creature reduced to 0 hit points from damage dealt by the nightwalker dies and can’t be revived by any means short of a wish spell.

Juiblex has feature “Regeneration”. It says

Juiblex regains 20 hit points at the start of its turn. If it takes fire or radiant damage, this trait doesn’t function at the start of its next turn. Juiblex dies only if it starts its turn with 0 hit points and doesn’t regenerate.

Imagine that Nightwalker hits Juiblex and reduces his HP to 0. What happend? Would Juiblex be dead or he could regenerate?

[ Law Enforcement & Police ] Open Question : In real life, could a burglar use the Home Alone method to rob houses?

In the original movie, Joe Pesci played a burglar who disguised himself as a police officer, and had the following conversation with Macaulay Culkin’s on screen father: Joe Pesci: “I’d like a word with you sir.” Mr. McCallister: “Am I under arrest or something?” Joe Pesci: “Oh no not at all sir, it’s Christmas time, there are always a lot of burglars around the holidays, and we’re just making sure everyones taking the proper precautions, that’s all.” Mr. McCallister: “Oh yes, well we have automatic timers for our lights, dead bolts for our doors, we can’t be too careful if we’re spending the holidays in Paris.” Joe Pesci: “Ah, you’re taking a trip to Paris?” Mr. McCallister: “Yes, we plan to leave tomarrow morning.” Joe Pesci: “Well don’t worry about your home, it’s in good hands.” *Flashes his shady gold tooth smile* Then he knew exactly when the house would be vacant, he knew exactly what they’d be up against when they enter the house, and he knew that none of the neighbors would spot him, because he already had the same conversation with those neighbors who told him of their own holiday travel plans. As long as the burglars don’t run into a crafty kid with a tarantula, could burglars use this method in real life? Dress up as a police officer and get all the information right from the horses mouth?

Where could exit button be removed during onboarding process?

My company is re-designing the on-boarding process for Emergency Service within the app. The process as follows:

Page 1: Intro of Emergency Service Page 2: TOS Page 3: Permission Needed from user Page 4-9: Collection of personal/medical data from users for emergency service in the case of emergency situation

There’s an exit button from page 1-3 but not on page 4-9 onwards. However, “Back” button is presented from page 4-9.

My rational to remove exit button from Page 4- 9 as follows: 1. Users have 3 opportunities to exit the process in the beginning 2. Checked other 20 apps and found that all of them have no exit button after you agree on TOS and then start asking for your detailed information

Could anyone chip in or validate the user experience on lack of exit button after Page 3?

Any feedback is appreciated.


Schemes/ Mechanisms that could provide one time decryption?

I am quite familiar with most of the common undergrad/grad security foundations; but I couldn’t find anything related to this scenario:

A scheme/system where a piece of data can only be ‘decrypted’ AND read only once (potentially in a computer program).

Is it even possible? I have heard such things are there in the ‘hardware world’ (?). If my question is imprecise/incomplete, I’m willing to update. But I am actually interested in a generic design/protocol at the same time.

How could a mobile banking app be hacked?

My phone got stolen, and sent back to where it was stolen a day after. At the moment of stealing, the phone was locked. When I received it back, there was no money left in my bank account.

The Banking app needs my fingerprint or a password to unlock. The passwords used for the banking app and the phone are different.

I assume there’s no password caching for banking apps, since the app requires the password every time. Also, the account is most likely blocked if many attempts are made to unlock it.

What are the possible ways the hackers could have cracked into the phone and then the app?

My device: iPhone 7  Banking-App: Sberbank