Sol Cluster

The Sol Cluster is the term given to the universe that Dreamwalkers exists in. The Sol Cluster contains the physical observable universe that humans have explored as well as the numerous dream worlds spawned from humanity. The Great Spirit oversees the happenings and structure of the Sol Cluster.

It is not known if any extraterrestrials exist in the Sol Cluster. Every single entity within the Sol Cluster no matter how alien in appearance can trace its origins back to Earth. It is also not clear whether the World Tree and spirits came before humans or the other way around.

Structure

The Sol Cluster is centered around the yellow main sequence star Sol from which the Sol Cluster is named. Sol is orbited by eight planets as well as numerous dwarf planets, planetoids and asteroids. The third planet Earth is where the World Tree is found. This World Tree connects the different dream worlds together and provides paths that a dreamwalker can travel. It is not known whether the Sol Cluster extends to only the solar system or the entire physical universe. Distances in the Sol Cluster when it comes to dreamwalking are considered relative.

The Sol Cluster is generally divided into two spheres comprised of positive and negative emotions respectively – the Realm of Light and the Realm of Darkness. The Realm of Light consists of areas that the World Tree has contact with. The light is associated with the emotions of hope and optimism. Beyond the Realm of Light is the Realm of Darkness from which unpleasant emotions such as fear and uncertainty are associated. It is also the realm from which dark spirits are able to enter the Sol Cluster.

The Realm of Light and Realm of Darkness are interwoven together with a structure like a sponge. Many smaller pathways known as dark corridors exist that a dreamwalker can travel through to remain hidden from the light. However, immersing oneself in the Realm of Darkness is incredibly dangerous as one becomes flooded with negative emotions and nightmares. It takes intense mental discipline to be able to withstand the effects of the Realm of Darkness.

Dark corridors, while usually only large enough for a single human or other similarly sized entity to pass through, can sometimes swell in size to become a Rupture. Ruptures are enormous dark corridors that herald the invasion of dark spirits across all worlds of the Sol Cluster before eventually consuming everything within the Realm of Light. There have only been two Ruptures in the history of the Sol Cluster – once during the war between the Zula and Goar and another during the War Between Gods in 1999.

Dream worlds

Dream worlds are the term used to describe parallel universes and pocket dimensions that formed as a result of human magicks and blue sap. The term of “dream world” caught on to not only refer to dreams, but also worlds that bend the laws of reality. As such, “dream” tends to refer more to “impossible” or “fantasy”. Essentially, any universe that does not necessarily follow the same physical laws as Earth.

There are thousands of dream worlds that are connected to Earth and the other planets. Dream worlds orbit their planets like smaller satellites. The physical distance between dream worlds and their anchor planet is considered irrelevant as it works differently from standard Euclidean geometry. However, dream worlds do have a proximity to the Realm of Light and the Realm of Darkness. A dream worlds distance to either realm is often an indicator as to the emotional atmosphere of the dream. Dreams that are well within the Realm of Light tend to be positive and happier. However, dreams that are close to or inside of the Realm of Darkness are highly vulnerable to dark spirit invasions.

Magic

The fundamental forces that allow for dreamwalking magic in the Sol Cluster are rooted in projections of various human emotions, thoughts and concepts. Magic in the Sol Cluster is generally divided into three schools: Environmental, Perception and Spatial. The blue sap of the World Tree is thought to be the primordial form of magic waiting to take shape into one or more various forms.

Environmental

Environmental magic involves the manipulation of physical attributes. It is divided into four elements. They are the raw forces that comprise a dream world’s appearance. Wielding the different types of magic requires experiencing and controlling the associated emotions. Environmental magic can be used in conjunction with spatial magic to apply positive or negative connotations, but the emotions associated with environmental magic do not carry any inherit positive or negative connotations in of themselves.

  • Fire – Fire represents knowledge and passion.
  • Wind – Wind represents freedom and exploration.
  • Water – Water represents grace and finesse.
  • Earth – Earth represents strength and nature.

Perception

Perception magic controls how real or imaginary an object is. Perception is much more logically and mathematically oriented than the other schools of magic. As such, perception magic was the first to be understood by the scientific community during the creation of the Dreamwalking Thesis.

  • Illusion – Making reality unreal. Illusion is used to create more fantastical, whimsical dream worlds.
  • Conjuration – Making the unreal a reality. Conjuration brings fantastical elements into reality and binds them more closely to the laws of physics.

Spatial

Spatial magic uses the raw primal opposing forces that are the Realm of Light and Realm of Darkness. Becoming a master of one is difficult, but mastering both is considered legendary. However, both forces are considered the root of the moral framework. Spatial magic can be used to apply “flavor” to environmental magic, but are frequently seen in their raw forms.

  • Light – Light represents optimism, hope and what is seen. Light magic is considered ideal and virtuous as mastery of it is a path to finding inner peace. Light magic is the key ingredient to normal dreamwalking.
  • Dark – Dark represents solemnness, acceptance and what is hidden. Dark magic is highly feared because of how much it deals with the occult and negative emotions. Dark magic is the key ingredient to nightmarewalking.

Dreamwalkers

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Mortals
Maria MartinesElvira MartinesLeopoldo MartinesMorley CalaveraDaphneValentineKakashiXavier MartinesJesusita MartinesGabriela OreMariposa CalaveraPholusMedusaArachneKyoko FujiwaraHanzo KusanagiTsuki FujiwaraShiroKilroy RobertsNicodemus SmithCharlotte BeaumontKaren KleinerArietta FeyTheodore BurnsFelicia SilverDan the DolphinLeah CampbellOliver OreBella Ore Lewis BeaumontMagneAmie Garland Kilroy M. Roberts

Known Gods and Spirits
Great SpiritVernietigenNephilim (Arba, Jira) • OsirisAmmitCoyoteKokopelli XiuhFire SistersZeusHadesPrometheusAthenaThorLokiEitriBrokkrSkrymirFenrirMauiUrielLuciferTauKarenaTeju JaguaDraylin ErdoPraxisHenkle OsbornKrystal Ravenhunter

Monsters
PumpkinBogeymanGriefeaterHateeater

Dreamwalking Orders
Ahona GuardiansArcadian OraclesSeidhrYumekageOrder of St. JulianAnakim Children of Maat

Organizations
SomniLabsMechtaSomniCorpsAwakenedMartines Academy of Supernatural PhenomenaPhoenix Psionics

Species
HumanSpiritDark spiritZulaGoarDragonDwarf

Physical Worlds
EarthThe Moon
Dream Worlds
Sol ClusterCitadel of Eden (World Tree) • ZionDuatTalsohuArcadiaElysian FieldsUnderworldTartarusPurgatoryYggdrassilJotunheimNidavellirNiflheimVanaheimHelheimAlfheimAsgardMuspelheimLibertaliaMaluhiaMobius (Temple of Golgotha) • Toy BoxAkupara’s WorldGastrolysiumKageshiYumekage Island

Objects
Dreamwalking ThesisBlue sap

Terms
AmberstoneDream corridorDream scenesDreamwalkerRealm of LightRealm of Darkness

Cultures
Ahona peoples

History
TimelineAhona Empire

Events
First RuptureSecond RuptureFinal RuptureInfinite Tournament