Dream Weave

” You want to know about the Dream Weave? It’s an old form of magic… outdated… but primal, with its own kind of power, yes indeed. Most of those who were able to tap into this special power were shamanic types, ones with magic in their blood. No learned mage could ever cast with it, or at least none were ever very good at it, as I recall. It hinged on the user being able to enter a sleep-like, dreaming state, while still managing to stay alert enough to perform their verbal and somatic components. The orcs seemed to have the most luck with it, if you can believe that, and the elves couldn’t manage it at all, of course, seeing as they don’t sleep like you or I. The way the magic would function is by manipulating the target through their dreams, pulling their consciousness into the weave from beneficial to extremely harmful ways, the magnitude of which was determined by deeply the subject was pulled into the dream weave. It was almost always first used to lull its intended targets into a sleeping, dreaming state, which was a function of the magic that solved the problem inherent with all of its other functions, that they could only affect a dreaming target. The magic was not widely used in tandem with other forces, partially because while they were dreaming the caster could not move and needed others to protect them, but also because the majority of Dream Weavers were orcs and well, they just aren’t the brightest of the earth’s creatures, it’s been proved… It also had to do with the likelihood of a target waking when being approached or attacked while in the dream weave, as the magic was known to give those connected to the weave a precognitive sense that alerted them to impending danger. There are almost no remnants of this long-forgotten magic left, owing largely to the territory wars that caused a severe decline in orc population and were entirely responsible for the founding of the [[Half-Orc Nation]] which forced out most of the human and orc tribes, driving the latter farther up into the freezing north. To my knowledge there isn’t a single mage today who claims to be a Dream Weaver… What’s that? Do I know any Dream Magic? Well everybody knows Mama C likes to think she knows a little something something when it comes to every kind of magic… “

—An excerpt from The Calibashan Mage’s College Guide To Magic, quote originally credited to Mama C(A local and founding member of the school), faithfully transcribed by her eldest son.

Dream Weave

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