Eater of Dreams
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One thing that is prevalent in the majority of Earthland's population is dreams, and indeed, this curious psychological phenomenon is prevalent in the minds of most individuals and beings: A key to one's subconsciousness, inner thoughts, and deepest desires. Dreams are able to tap into parts of people they didn't even know existed, which is what makes the ability to manipulate and enter them a most terrifying power. Over the ages, there have been stories and tales of demons that lurk in dreams, turning them into nightmares and feeding off their hosts, bearing names such as Baku, Night Hag, Batibat and even, the notorious Sandman. It is said that some form of sinister beings are able to slip into to minds of their dozing victims, rifling their restful minds with a dream of their choosing, all-the-while draining their life force and magical energy when doing so, and from each host, claiming a snippet of their power for their own by eating the dreams it manifests. They accumulate monstrous levels of power until finally, they slip into a mind that it cannot escape. Trapped in their new host, this person feeds off the demonic essence and has claimed its dark power for their own.
☽ Dreamcaster ☾
So much magical power and lifeforce have been absorbed during the Dreameater's existence that it has been able to harness and alter the energy to create a new type of magic entirely. Magic that only its kind is able to wield, made entirely of a millennia's worth of its victim's dreams and nightmares. This dark magic is frightfully powerful and quite difficult to control. This user gains access to a new magic type called "Dreamcaster" and is able to use this magic type to create new magics embedded with this magic type. Dreamcaster type magic is the manipulation of all the power accumulated from the dreams eaten by the demon and released into the magics of its new host. This magic type is a much more powerful version of Ancient, Caster and Lost with benefits unique to the wielder. The benefit levels for Dreamcaster Magic are specified below:
- Solitary: +50% to MP Cost Reduction, +50% to Spell Damage, +3 posts to max spell durations
- Primary: +30% to MP Cost Reduction, +30% to Spell Damage, +2 posts to max spell durations
- Auxiliary: +15% to MP Cost Reduction, +15% to Spell Damage, +1 posts to max spell durations
☽ Sweet Dreams are made of this ☾
Able to manipulate the minds of those who seek to pay for their work, the wielder is able to earn greater rewards from the jobs they do, not least due to the ability to sweeten their deals through cognitive manipulation. This ability gives the user a 100% increase to all jewel rewards from jobs they complete. Alternatively, this perk can be split with others in their job, for a 50% increase to all jewel reward from the job they have completed to all those who complete the job along with the user.
☽ Dream Hunter ☾
The accumulation of energy and life force over time has exposed the Dream eater to many magics over its existence, and as such, permits its wielder to use an expanded repertoire of magical knowledge to manipulate and control. As a result, the user gains an additional advanced spell slot for one of their magics that ranks with them up to H+ rank. Further, the user also gains the ability to sacrifice one of their H rank spell slots within one of their magic to gain an H+ advanced spell slot within the same magic. Additionally, the user also gains 3 additional user rank spell slots for one of their magics which rank with them up to S rank. All of these additional spell slots, regardless of the spell type, will have a hazy energy that lingers around them and leave the victims feeling slightly drowsy when struck.
☽ Ultimate Nightmare ☾
Once the wielder of this Lineage has reached H Rank, they gain the ability to unleash this dark spell once per thread. Accumulating all of the nightmares that have been eaten over the centuries, it releases the energy in a massive burst. This burst of damage deals 1.5x H+ Burst Damage, moving at H+ Burst speed and up to burst range for a duration of one post. As Dream Eaters are able to break into the minds of those their magic comes into contact with this spell can not only pierce through any defensive spell, including those that cannot otherwise be pierced, it will also immobilize anyone it comes into contact for one post, sending them into their version of the 'ultimate nightmare', momentarily filling their minds with visions of their greatest fears and untold horrors that emanating from their own inner darkness [Requires OOC permission for mind-altering and fear to be used on Players, player-owned NPCs and Event NPCs]. Additionally, this spell, nor its effects cannot be negated by any magic whatsoever and is not affected by counter-effects.
☽ Astral Dimensions ☾
The wielder of this lineage is able to create an overlap between the real world and dreamscapes. As a result, once per thread, they can affect the surrounding area with their dream magic, the space around them becomes hazy and vibrant with dreamlike lucidity. This stretches out for User Rank AoE range (Capped at H Rank) and activates at User Rank AoE speed (Capped at H Rank). Whilst this does not deal damage, anyone within the range of the spell will receive a user rank active debuff to both their movement speed and spell speed, whilst the wielder and the allies of the wielder receive a user rank active buff to both their movement speed and spell speed. This ability lasts for the user ranked max duration (Capped at H Rank) and is able any to pierce any shield. The wielder themselves will also receive a base increase to their movement and spell speed of 50% each although this increase is passive.