I like the idea of nightmares waking up screaming about me, for a change.Born from the horrors of the Dreaming Plague, Dream-Eaters have faced nightmares in their domain and come out victorious. Every Dream-Eater have slain one of the terrible Shrikes in their dreams, earning their name and title through a trial of terror and otherwordly scars. Known only within Patala, Dream-Eaters are both honored and feared, with superstition and legend already forming around figures who's deeds are still less than a month old.
My mind is a blade. I can cut any foe.Chasing the Shrikes back to their domain began as a desperate gambit. Flitting between thought and tangiable, the Shrikes that came with the Plague of Dreams were difficult to strike and could easily escape when in trouble. Even worse, they would sometimes hide in the very minds of those who had fought them, re-emerging again when they were unprepared to wreck terrible vengeance.
In other words, I'm not trapped in here with them... They're trapped in here with me.A few, desperate defenders made a gamble that they could control their fears and dreams, and slay the Shrikes that haunted them. Of the seven who sought the Shrikes out in their slumber, dreaming together at the center of the plague, only four would awaken. Two would die, and one remains in torpor still, unchanged by time.
Chasing the Shadow
Easy, all you have to do is not die.What was once a gamble has now become strategy, though no less desperate. A small, growing group of brave souls take the plunge into dreams to fight the terrors within in a rite that has become known as Chasing the Shadow. Deep in Patala, hopeful dream-eaters descend into the Singing Pit to train, practice, and occasionally be devoured by the horrors of their mind.
After the Plague, mankind have begun to take its first, fumbling step into a place beyond unknown. As they pierce the veil of slumber and peer into what lies outside its limits, something has begun to change and stir among the Dream-Eaters, and perhaps all dreamers.
Chasing the Shadow
An experiment and trial in equal parts, where the brave or foolish enter the darkness of the mind to fight manifest nightmares
Shrikes, the Thought-Eaters Nightmarish moth-things that live somewhere between reality and nightmares, Shrikes haunt the caverns of Patala on rainbow wings. As humanity have entered Patala once again, so too have the Shrikes awoken from ancient slumber. They hunger. Read More About Shrikes
Plague of DreamsThe plague began with dreams, shared between the slumbering minds of Patala. In them, unsure and unguarded, every secret and scheme, every illicit affair or true feeling was brought to the surface. People learned what was truly in the heart of their fellow kin, and violence followed. With the plague came the Shrikes, drawn to the song of nightmares and the feast of shared dreams. Only through great bravery and greater sacrifice was the Shrikes and their dream-infesting presence banished from Vicitra... For now.
Plague of Dreams
A plague of collective dreams that soon turned into a living nightmares and invited monsters into the minds of every dreamer afflicted by the Plague.
The Singing PitEstablished after the Plague, the Singing Pit is an abyssal cavern ringed with Thought-Metal and filled with a cloud of incense. The Pit is a place of meditation and horror in equal measure, the Singing Pit acts as a center of experimentation, training, and often battle. Mankind is treading grounds unknown, paying a great price in blood for every lesson they learn within the Singing Pit.
The Singing Pit
There, in the darkness, surrounded by singing metal and dreaming choir, the brave and foolish train and experiment with ways to fight within their own dreams.