Does the disadvantage on saves from Shadow Sorcerer’s Hound of Ill Omen feature persist beyond the first turn?

Shadow Sorcerer’s Hound of Ill Omen feature’s text reads:

…Additionally, while the hound is within 5 feet of the target, the target has disadvantage on saving throws against any spell you cast. The hound disappears if it is reduced to 0 hit points, if its target is reduced to 0 hit points, or after 5 minutes.

I’m curious if against any spell you cast refers to the action of casting the spell, or the condition of having been a spell that you cast in any tense.

The difference being that a spell like Hold Person would only get disadvantage on the first saving throw with the first interpretation, but on all following saving throws with the second interpretation.

The only comparable feature that I know of is Heightened Spell, a Sorcerer metamagic, that reads:

When you cast a spell that forces a creature to make a saving throw to resist its effects, you can spend 3 sorcery points to give one target of the spell disadvantage on its first saving throw made against the spell.

This feature is clear in its intent, that only the initial saving throw against any spell is affected and given disadvantage.

The lack of clarification on Hound of Ill Omen makes me wary of which way to rule.

Can an Arcane Trickster or Eldritch Knight who takes the Magic Initiate (Wizard) feat cast the first level spell they pick with their spell slots? [duplicate]

Can an Arcane Trickster or Eldritch Knight who takes the Magic Initiate (Wizard) feat cast the first level spell they pick with their spell slots, like a Bard who took Magic Initiate (Bard) can? Or the Wizard for that matter?

Both AT and EK uses the wizard spell list, so one could assume so, but can they?

First time role playing, how to I address this problem?

So I am brand new the role playing as I am really shy and normally don’t like to tell my stories to other. I am role-playing with my friend and her siblings and I have a problem. I have added my character into an already existing, huge lore, place. And my friend is trying to make my character do things that would not fit my narrative. For example my character has a boyfriend and this guy is very specific to her background as they are kinda tied together by fate through different lives. Every time my OC dies, she will meet her boyfriend in the next universe, her could be her lover, friend, or enemy. My friend forced me to break up with the OC’s boyfriend and now is trying to forcefully get my OC to date a girl. I told her this character is strictly heterosexual and honestly is really mainly attracted to her boyfriend but my friend will not listen. I have other OCs who are LGBTQA+, but she is so admit on the straight one. I don’t want to cause trouble but they are constantly forcing my OC to do things out of character that I have created because she is my character. And I don’t know what to do? I don’t want to be mean or cause drama but I am stuck!

ASI or War Caster for first feat? (Divination Wizard 4/Knowledge Cleric 1)

My rock gnome divination wizard recently leveled up to level 5 and I can choose between taking a feat and an ASI (I have a 1-level dip into knowledge cleric). I’m mostly looking to play a controller/debuffer in battle, so I’m a bit stuck since my spells require concentration (which War Caster helps with) but my save DC depends on intelligence.

Due to multiclassing requirements, my stats are a bit weird: 8 Str, 14 Dex, 14 Con, 17 Int, 13 Wis, and 9 Cha

So, should I go for an ASI or for War Caster (or maybe another feat like Resilient (Con) or Lucky)?

Thanks!

Does Flesh to Stone count the first saving throw?

Flesh to Stone states:

You attempt to turn one creature that you can see within range into stone. If the target’s body is made of flesh, the creature must make a Constitution saving throw. On a failed save, it is restrained as its flesh begins to harden. On a successful save, the creature isn’t affected.

A creature restrained by this spell must make another Constitution saving throw at the end of each of its turns. If it successfully saves against this spell three times, the spell ends. If it fails its saves three times, it is turned to stone and subjected to the petrified condition for the duration.

My reading of this is that the initial save against the spell counts as one of the failed saves so if the target failed an additional two saves it would be petrified. Is this correct or is the correct interpretation that the target must fail three of the subsequent saves to be petrified?

Is Deluge safe to use still when it’s not been updated since the first part of 2017?

https://dev.deluge-torrent.org/wiki/Download

https://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/deluge/windows/?C=M;O=D

The latest version of Deluge for Windows that can actually be downloaded and installed is deluge-1.3.15-win32-py2.7.exe from 2017-05-12.

That’s well over three years ago now!

They have been discussing the problems of releasing the new version for years, but nothing comes from it. Like so many slowly dying (but never quite gone) projects I’ve painfully witnessed in the last many years.

Doesn’t this more than likely make it extremely unsafe for me to be running this software on my machine? I feel as if it’s an open door to my machine, almost certainly containing unpatched exploits.

Yet the sad reality is that there are no alternatives. uTorrent is an ad-infested spyware nightmare since many years, and others… well, just like with browsers, I’ve given up on searching because there’s just nothing out there. Nobody seems to care one bit about the entirely desktop computer anymore.

Can I still use this ancient software? If so, how much longer?

Divide first n square numbers 1^2, 2^2, ……. n^2 into two groups such that absolute difference of the sum of the two groups is minimum [closed]

lets say Given input is n = 6 (n is as large as 100000) My task is to divide {1, 4, 9, 16, 25, 36} into two groups and PRINT these two groups

Possible Solution 1: dividing groups as {1, 9, 36} and {4, 16, 25} which gives abs diff as abs(46 – 45) = 1. So the minimum difference is 1 and the two groups are {1, 9, 36} and {4, 16, 25}

Possible Solution 2: Another Possible Solution is dividing groups as {9, 36} and {1, 4, 16, 25} which gives abs diff as abs(45 – 46) = 1. So the minimum difference is 1 and the two groups are {9, 36} and {1, 4, 16, 25}.

If there are multiple solutions we can print any one. Iam trying to solve it using https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/divide-1-n-two-groups-minimum-sum-difference/ but its not working.

I know that min difference is always 0 or 1 for n >= 6 but how to divide them into two groups.

And can we extend this problem to cubes, fourth powers, so on. if so what is the strategy used