The Derendale Chronicles
Dream Seers, The Dreaming and The Malachite Tower.
The Chief deity of the Dream Seers is Morai Heg, the crone, weaver of fate. It falls to her to see the fates of all mortals and gods planned out so that free will and chaos cannot triumph. Her fellow gods treat her with a wary respect, not willing to help her accomplish her mission or hinder her progress. Just as others of The 999,999 Gods of the World have physical forms that can be seen and destroyed so too does Morai Heg, manifested as a giant green crystal of Malachite.
It is this crystal which the Dream Seers protect above all else, even in times of conflict setting aside all rivalries to protect the goddess. The crystal is homed in the Verdure Tower, the traditional home of the Dream Seers. The towers only protection is its isolation, and the wizards who keep it hidden. The culmination of the Dreaming Quest is entering this tower, those who leave it become Dream Seers.
A Dream Seer is a powerful wizard, prophet and collection of wayward souls. Using the raw magic of the ‘Dreaming’ (Believed by the disciples of Morai Heg as the realm of the unhindered gods) to maintain a balance between good and evil, freedom and control. Each is the representative of their forefathers race, using their talents to ensure future success and survival for their peoples. It is in this aim that Dream Seers most often come into contact (and conflict) with their peers.
Just as likely to seek war as to create peace a Dream Seer listens and watches the skein of fate manipulating hundreds of futures for a favourable outcome. Dream Seers have been responsible for the murder of infants as well as the stopping of genocides all in the name of the fickle fates. All the good and ill they do is all to serve the future generations of dreamers and stave off the apocalypse, a time when the gods will run rampant consuming all in fire and war.
To use the power of the Dreaming is very taxing on mind and body. The payment for the manipulation of fate is years of the users life, draining his/her life-force so that they can influence the lives of others. The body of a Dream Seer often changes because of this, as their spirit/s join with that of their new host, to further their far reaching aims. If a Dream Seer is to truly die it is a poor omen for the future of their race, as the meddling of their fellow seers has no further obstacle.
When a new Dream Seer is born they are at their most powerful, given a temporary mastery over the skein of fate to establish their place and that of their peoples in the world.