Great Awakening

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The Great Awakening

The name of the first inhabitant of Cloudsbreak to achieve Awakening has been lost to antiquity, but imagine the thrill and the terror they must have felt upon achieving it. Suddenly, through a dream, they were pulled from their physical body and into a realm where they existed only as purest spiritual essence. This new realm was a place of psychic chaos, where the raw emotions of all who sleep churn endlessly. Over time, the Awakened learned to manipulate the essence of the dreamstate. One, Gerriel Endeth, used it to form an outer skin... a shell to contain and protect her personal essence, and so the first Dreamer was born. Many others soon followed. Now, with cohesion of form, these Dreamers could exist within the dreamstate collectively and for long periods. The fear of being swept away by waves of consciousness was lessened. The dreamstate became a meeting ground for those who had achieved the Awakening. The impact of this upon Cloudsbreak was enormous. For the first time in known history the scattered peoples of Cloudsbreak could meet and intermingle, trading knowledge, histories and opinions. Within Cloudsbreak, those who had attained Awakening were seen as holy men or shamans. Some, like the legendary Rek Nektu, rose to great power among his people almost overnight when he achieved Awakening. Others, like the Trinity Brotherhood, kept their dreaming a secret from the rulers of their lands until they'd built a powerful network of spies in the dream. Soon every culture and society was transformed by the mere presence of these Dreamers. For a people to have a Dreamer living among them was a special thing, because this Dreamer could bring them news from far off lands and also try to teach the Awakening to others. But the dreamstate was still dangerous, an endless dimension of pure psychic power. The Dreamers who would one day be known as the Master Dreamwrights had learned to create a cohesive shell for their essence. Now they began to develop other disciplines... higher workings of the mind, which allowed them to create solid matter of the raw essence of the dreamstate. Eventually they grew strong in these disciplines and began building a permanent refuge: Underlight.

The Great Re-Awakening

IC: The event known as The Great Re-Awakening happened just after the Sect of the Prudent was opened and a few days before the Emancipators of Men was opened. Before this event only a few sparse dreamers had made their way to the city of dreams for the last several hundred years so the day in which 30 plus new dreamers found their way to the city was a special occasion. More has happened in the city of dreams since this event than has happened in the last thousand years.

OOC: This event is also known as the Launch day of Shades of Truth on October 12, 2007