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If I have been swallowed by a Froghemoth and it is hit by fireball, do I take damage?

The question is very similar to Is a Mummy still inside its sarcophagus affected by a fireball hitting right over it?, but the answer given really isn't that clear and there are several creatures that swallow like the Froghemoth does. It would be good to have a ruling for how much cover being swallowed gives you.

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This isn't directly from the Froghemoth, but I think the wording on most Swallow abilities is more or less the same, so I'm using the Giant Frog as an example:

Swallow.

The frog makes one bite attack against a Small or smaller target it is grappling. If the attack hits, the target is swallowed, and the grapple ends. The swallowed target is blinded and restrained, it has total cover against attacks and other effects outside the frog, and it takes 5 (2d4) acid damage at the start of each of the frog's turns. The frog can have only one target swallowed at a time.

The emphasis is mine. The swallowed creature should have total cover against anything going on outside the frog, including being immune to Fireball.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Why would total cover protect you from fireball. The description of total cover specially says A target with total cover can't be targeted directly by an attack or a spell, although some spells can reach such a target by including it in an area of effect.. I read that to say specifically total cover does not protect you from AOE effects if you are in the area of effect. \$\endgroup\$ – Steve Bauer Feb 19 '18 at 7:48
  • \$\begingroup\$ I assume creatures with total cover have the same benefit as half-cover if they're within the AoE. Half-cover states: "A target with three-quarters cover has a +5 bonus to AC and Dexterity saving throws." \$\endgroup\$ – V2Blast Feb 19 '18 at 7:51
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    \$\begingroup\$ @SteveBauer this might have to be a separate question, but Total Cover protects you from area spells -> A spell’s effect expands in straight lines from the point of origin. If no unblocked straight line extends from the point of origin to a location within the area of effect, that location isn’t included in the spell’s area. To block one of these imaginary lines, an obstruction must provide total cover. \$\endgroup\$ – Erik Feb 19 '18 at 7:52
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    \$\begingroup\$ How fireball works around corners is answered here: rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/93050/… \$\endgroup\$ – Steve Bauer Feb 19 '18 at 8:01
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    \$\begingroup\$ If the frog had its mouth open, perhaps the around the corner rule applies...lol. \$\endgroup\$ – MarsJarsGuitars-n-Chars Feb 19 '18 at 18:32

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