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Your ability scores don’t really match your character description. You have little-to-no use for that Strength, that I can tell, and it sounds like your Charisma really ought to get an 18, since you’re staying on the back lines and focusing on song and spell. Also, please consider my general recommendations for the bard class, as I’m going to avoid ...
If you can play with no hands, you should be able to play with one hand.
Pan flutes vary in size, as a simple Google image search reveals. Depending on the style, it might require one or two hands. A simple 4 or 5 pipe flute is certainly designed for single hand use, while a 20 pipe flute may not be reasonable to use in a single hand. In extreme circumstances, you might even argue it occupies a shield slot.
It was your call to make as DM, and you have valid grounds on which to make it There is a RAW reason this doesn't necessarily work on a stirge: it says that it works via us[ing] your wit to distract, confuse, and otherwise sap the confidence and competence of others. As I imagine you judged, a stirge is pretty impervious to distracting or confusing ...
There is no RAW reason to suggest it doesn't work. Despite the flavor being used "use your wit to distract, confuse, or otherwise sap confidence", the only restrictions placed on this spell are : The creature is immune if it can’t hear you or if it’s immune to being charmed." Furthermore, the Bard's abilities are generally described as hiding magic beneath ...
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