I find the use of telekinesis on objects confusing, and I'm trying to DM for a PC that recently found a ring of telekinesis and often confuses it for a ring of levitation (that's literally what he keeps calling it by mistake)
You can try to move an object that weighs up to 1,000 pounds. If the object isn’t being worn or carried, you automatically move it up to 30 feet in any direction, but not beyond the range of this spell. If the object is worn or carried by a creature, you must make an ability check with your spellcasting ability contested by that creature’s Strength check. If you succeed, you pull the object away from that creature and can move it up to 30 feet in any direction but not beyond the range of this spell. You can exert fine control on objects with your telekinetic grip, such as manipulating a simple tool, opening a door or a container, stowing or retrieving an item from an open container, or pouring the contents from a vial.
I read a lot about moving objects but I don't see anything about holding them in place. The closest I can see would be the fine control, specifically pouring a liquid because to me that says you're floating the vial and slowly turning it... but can fine control be exerted on objects closer to the 1,000 pound limit?
Could the party load themselves into a wooden cart or similar object and be lifted into the air to reach a window, and then be held there long enough to safely disembark?
If yes, can the caster be counted among the passengers, or must he remain on the ground?
I could easily houserule this to fit my needs but I would like to hear how others would deal with situations like this.