Oneiromancy

Oneiromancy is, by strict definition, divination through dreams, though in practice, the term is used to describe any manner of dream magic. Though rare as either a science or a magic since the passing of the Night Elves (the undisputed masters of the discipline), it is still practiced by unorthodox scholars (see A.R.C.A.N.E., Lenny the Nose), exhibited as entertainment (see House of the Silver Key). Dragons are sometimes said to speak through dreams, and many have reported receiving messages from the Great Gold Wyrm in their sleep.

  • There were once many fields of study and practice relating to dreams, though vanishingly few are currently anything more than a histrorical footnote. Some of the remaining fields include proper oneiromancy (dream divination), oneironautics (travel through dreams), shared dreaming and dreamscapes, dream incubation,
  • Some say that “true” dreams can be separated by “false” ones by examining the entrances and exits. Truth always lies beyond gates of horn, while falsehoods hide behind gates of ivory.
  • During the 9th Age, there was a renaissance of oneiromantic fields related to creating physical items, realms and even beings and consciousnesses, from dream stuff. In the ages since, creatio ex oneiro has been considered controversial, purely theoretical, or even outright impossible. Still, every so often, someone claims to wield a sword that was made in a dream, or a young athlete with strange mannerisms washes ashore, claiming to hail from a land only heard of in a dream shard among locals.

Oneiromancy

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