I have a character turned to stone by a medusa. The mage in the party has a polymorph other spell in her repertoire. Can that be used to restore to flesh (in a different body, I suppose) a person turned to stone?
I guess one of the fundamental questions that needs to be answered is, is a person dead when turned into stone, or merely in some kind of stasis (paleogenics instead of cryogenics, I guess)?
In the real world I would say someone is dead when turned to stone, but what about in a magical world? If I recall correctly, Monster Manual I referred to medusa victims as "living stone"- whatever that is. Of course, I could be wrong about MMI - I can't find a copy. But even if I did find that phrase - would it matter? "Living stone" is not alive in the real world. I'm confused.