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Yes The key is in the passage you quote: It moves as you direct it, ... which in my opinion needs to be read: It moves as and when you direct it, ... You direct the movement of the mount and can take your action and possible bonus action at any time during that movement. The mount can also take its action (limited to Dash, Disengage and Dodge) ...


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Yes. Unlike in previous editions of D&D, a creature's initiative in 5e is an ordinal (e.g "third turn in the round") rather than a numerical score (e.g. "Dexterity check total of eleven"). Because initiative is an ordinal, the "Controlling a Mount" rule works as follows: A combat is in progress. Applejack the Warhorse's initiative is the sixth ...


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No. It means that they share an initiative, you pick who goes first. Technically at the beginning of when this happens, and then it stays that way until the combat is over or the ridership is transferred, since there is no delaying by RAW. I'd imagine however, that many games house rule this so that they can take their turns interspersed.


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Personally, I would use the shove rules for this. The mount is trying to throw the players off, while the players are trying to stop that. The creatures roll their strength (athletics), which the players counter with either strength (athletics) for holding on through sheer strength, or dexterity (acrobatics). If you want to warn the players, you could roll ...


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Applicable rules There is no need for house rules; the RAW cover this, albeit very harshly. A willing creature ... can serve as a mount The creature is not willing, therefore you fall off. Furthermore, the PHB also says: If your mount is knocked prone, you can use your reaction to dismount it as it falls and land on your feet. Otherwise, ...


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If there are saddles involved I would keep the DC 10 Dex check. If there are no saddles then I would go up a level of difficulty with a DC 15 Dex check. As couple of points Start off by describing the mounts going crazy in the air and the party making DEX Check. If you feel generous make a secret Insight check for individual members to notice their mounts ...



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