Can a Dracolich possess a reptileman corpse as its host and if so what happens when the reptileman is revived? [on hold]

I DMed a game about two weeks ago where one of the players who played as a Lizardman was killed and possessed by a Dracolich. Another player used Ressurection and since the Dracolich retains its host’s type, allowed the spell to bypass the Undead typing. The lizardman player was revived. What happens now? Is the Dracolich kicked out of the body? Do they share control?

What happens when a True Polymorphed Simulacrum is affected by Dispel magic, but only the Simulacrum spell is dispelled?

Something very weird happened last Sunday night in my Tier 4 gaming session : a player had a simulacrum that was True Polymorphed (into a Red Abishai) for more than an hour (became “permanent”). A foe casted Dispel Magic at 3rd level on the True Polymorphed Simulacrum, and succeeded the DC17 check for Simulacrum, but failed the DC19 check for True Polymorph.

I ruled that it became an actual, real, independent (free-will) creature (here, a Red Abishai), but I’m not sure if that was correct.

What happens when a True Polymorphed Simulacrum is affected by Dispel magic, but only the Simulacrum spell is dispelled ?

What happens if you Dissonant Whispers a Hydra?

A Hydra gets extra reactions which “can be used only for Opportunity Attacks”. Dissonant Whispers forces a creature to consume its reaction to do stuff one cannot ordinarily do with a reaction.

Can Dissonant Whispers spam force a hydra to consume its reactions running away, or will the creature not have to spend its reactions on running and remain able to use them for opportunity attacks?

Mount / unmount storage device what happens to files

I have problems understanding the following.

In /etc/fstab I’ve mounted an external storage volume with:

//xyz.backup.com/backup /home/me/external_backup_volume cifs user=xyz,password=xyz,users 0 0 

Daily I’m syncing files from a local folder to the mount point:

rsync --progress -arnz /backup /home/me/external_backup_volume 

When I unmount /home/me/external_backup_volume I still see subdirectory and folders. Are the files still available even when the backup storage is unmounted? From ls -al it looks like but If I check df with the drive mounted and not the local disc usage of /dev/md2 does not change:

me@Ubuntu-1804-bionic-64-minimal:~$   df -h Filesystem                       Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev                              16G     0   16G   0% /dev tmpfs                            3.2G  1.1M  3.2G   1% /run /dev/md2                         436G  105G  310G  26% / tmpfs                             16G  8.0K   16G   1% /dev/shm tmpfs                            5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock tmpfs                             16G     0   16G   0% /sys/fs/cgroup /dev/md1                         488M  204M  259M  45% /boot tmpfs                            3.2G     0  3.2G   0% /run/user/1000 //xyz.backup.com/backup          100G   46G   55G  46% /home/me/external_backup_volume  me@Ubuntu-1804-bionic-64-minimal:~$   umount /home/me/external_backup_volume me@Ubuntu-1804-bionic-64-minimal:~$   df -h Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev             16G     0   16G   0% /dev tmpfs           3.2G  1.1M  3.2G   1% /run /dev/md2        436G  105G  310G  26% / tmpfs            16G  8.0K   16G   1% /dev/shm tmpfs           5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock tmpfs            16G     0   16G   0% /sys/fs/cgroup /dev/md1        488M  204M  259M  45% /boot tmpfs           3.2G     0  3.2G   0% /run/user/1000 

So why do I still see the files when the drive is unmounted?

What happens when an Ephemeral takes Bashing damage equal to their Corpus?

The Chronicles of Darkness manual states:

Physical attacks on a Manifested entity that would normally cause lethal damage only cause bashing damage unless the attack utilizes the entity’s bane. Despite appearing to the naked eye and being solid, a Manifested spirit, ghost, or angel doesn’t have any internal organs to injure.

I’m imagining a situation where an angel is taking multiple Lethal attacks each round, which cause only Bashing damage. What happens when the angel’s Corpus track fills up with Bashing damage?

  • Do they have to make a reflexive roll to stay conscious?
  • Do the subsequent Lethal attacks then act as Lethal?
  • If that track gets filled again, do they take Aggravated damage?

I am trying to determine if any attack that does not involve their Bane can stop (even temporarily) an Ephemeral.

What happens when an Ephemeral takes Bashing damage equal to their Corpus?

The Chronicles of Darkness manual states:

Physical attacks on a Manifested entity that would normally cause lethal damage only cause bashing damage unless the attack utilizes the entity’s bane. Despite appearing to the naked eye and being solid, a Manifested spirit, ghost, or angel doesn’t have any internal organs to injure.

I’m imagining a situation where an angel is taking multiple Lethal attacks each round, which cause only Bashing damage. What happens when the angel’s Corpus track fills up with Bashing damage?

  • Do they have to make a reflexive roll to stay conscious?
  • Do the subsequent Lethal attacks then act as Lethal?
  • If that track gets filled again, do they take Aggravated damage?

I am trying to determine if any attack that does not involve their Bane can stop (even temporarily) an Ephemeral.

What happens when an Ephemeral takes Bashing damage equal to their Corpus?

The Chronicles of Darkness manual states:

Physical attacks on a Manifested entity that would normally cause lethal damage only cause bashing damage unless the attack utilizes the entity’s bane. Despite appearing to the naked eye and being solid, a Manifested spirit, ghost, or angel doesn’t have any internal organs to injure.

I’m imagining a situation where an angel is taking multiple Lethal attacks each round, which cause only Bashing damage. What happens when the angel’s Corpus track fills up with Bashing damage?

  • Do they have to make a reflexive roll to stay conscious?
  • Do the subsequent Lethal attacks then act as Lethal?
  • If that track gets filled again, do they take Aggravated damage?

I am trying to determine if any attack that does not involve their Bane can stop (even temporarily) an Ephemeral.

What happens when an Ephemeral takes Bashing damage equal to their Corpus?

The Chronicles of Darkness manual states:

Physical attacks on a Manifested entity that would normally cause lethal damage only cause bashing damage unless the attack utilizes the entity’s bane. Despite appearing to the naked eye and being solid, a Manifested spirit, ghost, or angel doesn’t have any internal organs to injure.

I’m imagining a situation where an angel is taking multiple Lethal attacks each round, which cause only Bashing damage. What happens when the angel’s Corpus track fills up with Bashing damage?

  • Do they have to make a reflexive roll to stay conscious?
  • Do the subsequent Lethal attacks then act as Lethal?
  • If that track gets filled again, do they take Aggravated damage?

I am trying to determine if any attack that does not involve their Bane can stop (even temporarily) an Ephemeral.

What happens after a creature of the chosen type penetrates my Magic Circle?

The Magic Circle spell description says:

  • The creature can’t willingly enter the cylinder by nonmagical means. If the creature tries to use teleportation or interplanar travel to do so, it must first succeed on a Charisma saving throw.
  • The creature has disadvantage on attack rolls against targets within the cylinder.
  • Targets within the cylinder can’t be charmed, frightened, or possessed by the creature.

What happens after a creature of the chosen type penetrates my Magic Circle? Does a character lose the other protections of the Circle for that creature?

I had always assumed no. I thought the creature could then try to knock or drag them out of the circle, but those attempts would still be made at disadvantage. And as long as they remained in the cylinder the character would still be immune to the creature’s charm, frighten or possession attempts.

An answer to a question about an inverted Magic Circle made me doubt my understanding. It made it sound that it is the barrier (the surface of the cylinder) that provides those defenses not just the state of being inside the field defined by the cylinder. I think my confusion lies in that the rules text doesn’t say something like, “As long as the creature is outside the circle it has disadvantage…” or “…can’t be charmed, frightened, or possessed by the creature as long as it is outside the circle.” The only criteria I see is that the targets have to be in the cylinder, nothing about where the creature is.