While petrified is the character aware of its surroundings or the passage of time?
In our last session, the entire party except for an NPC got petrified. Instead of killing them off, I'm going to have the NPC spend the next several years searching for a way to undo the petrification. When he finally returns will the characters have any idea how long it as been? Will they have been aware of anything happening in the room they're in?
Thanks in advance.