I'm quite curious what would happen in the scenario on a successful incapacitation of a flying mount and its rider mid flight. The spell specifically I'm considering using to to do this is Hypnotic Pattern who's exact description is bellow:
You create a twisting pattern of colors that weaves through the air inside a 30-foot cube within range. The pattern appears for a moment and vanishes. Each creature in the area who sees the pattern must make a Wisdom saving throw. On a failed save, the creature becomes charmed for the duration. While charmed by this spell, the creature is incapacitated and has a speed of 0.
The spell ends for an affected creature if it takes any damage or if someone else uses an action to shake the creature out of its stupor.
The three outcomes I see possible are:
- Only the mount is charmed.
- Only the rider is charmed.
- Both the rider and mount is charmed.
How exactly do each of these scenarios play out? Can the mount/rider actually do anything if the other is incapacitated? I'd imagine when the mount is incapacitated it won't be able to stay in the air and I'd imagine the rider is incapacitated they can't really control the mount.