Dröm: Land of Dreams

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    • The dreamworld, known by its citizens as Dröm, is an ever-changing expanse of islands. The main island is vastly different from the rest. It is the living place of the citizens when they aren’t 'working,’ as well as where the dreams are organized and distributed. The main island works to maintain the delicate balance between dreams and nightmares, which can be upset by the smallest problem.

      Three different creatures inhabit Dröm. Óneiro, Nightmares and Bermimpi. Everyday is a constant battle for survival in Dröm. In order to survive, Óneiro must be chosen to help create a dreams on the islands. The Óneiro are the actors, and the islands, the stage. Every single person you see in your dreams? Those are the Óneiro. Without work, they simply fade away, just like forgotten nightmares do. However, getting chosen to create a dream is not an easy task, and millions of Óneiro die every day. Only those lucky enough to be chosen to work in a recurring dream, work for one of the council members (as maids/secretaries) or in Central, which decides which dreams are distributed to who, get to live without the fear of disappearing (although there is still the fear of being fired).

      Each Óneiro is accompanied by a familiar called a Bermimpi. These creatures can take almost any form, from a tiny mouse, to dragon, but can be no larger than a small bear. Bermimpi are connected to the Óneiro, and their lives are tied to each other. If an Óneiro dies, then so does a Bermimpi. Óneiro who lose their Bermimpi eventually go crazy and become nightmares.

      Nightmares are creatures that invade dreams and corrupt them. Each one has a unique special ability that helps it survive. Some of these abilities allow the Nightmare to warp the setting of the dream. Others help them directly terrorize the Óneiro and dreamers. Óneiro can become nightmares after losing their Bermimpi, or becoming corrupted and can also be created by dreamers. Nightmares only survive as long as they are remembered, or until they are destroyed by Central.

      Special bridges lead out of the main island and into various smaller islands, encased in small protective bubbles, blocking out the Nightmares and hiding the environment of Dröm with its artificial weather. It is there that the dreams work, performing for the small, one-time dreams. Perhaps they would be forgotten by the dreamer, in which case the dream’s island will quickly crumble. It would soon be as though the island did not exist there at all. However, sometimes, the dreams are not forgotten. Rather, they’re simply abandoned, to be remembered on occasion. The Óneiro will find no reason to go back to that island anymore, but there they stay, silent and empty.

      Those are not the only two possibilities for dreams. They do not need to be destroyed, nor do they need to be abandoned. On occasion, dreams are dreamt more than once, and by more than a single person. In this case, they become recurring dreams. The islands of recurring dreams are large, and will stay there forever. These islands are much different from the islands of regular dreams. For recurring dreams, the island is split with barriers, each section being a different dream for a different dreamer. No one should be able to cross the barriers, to keep the dreams running smoothly. The islands of recurring dreams are quite intricate systems.

      However wonderful they may be, though, these islands can become quite dangerous. You see, with their larger size comes more weaknesses. While nightmares would be hard-pressed to find an entry way into the smaller dreams, they have the time to find the weaknesses that islands of recurring dreams are bound to have. It is for this reason that dreamers often find themselves with recurring nightmares.

      co-mod: @Nougat

    • For years, the majority citizens have not only lived in constant fear of disappearing, but also in poverty, while the top 1% (namely, the Council members and overseers of the recurring islands) live in complete luxury. However, recently things have been changing. One of the council members has decided that the corruption in Dröm has to change, and has decided to do this by completely destroying the current system, before implementing his own ideal government. Because of his actions, Dröm has been thrown into absolute chaos as the number of powerful Nightmares has increased dramatically. Not only that, these creatures which were once thought to only work alone, have suddenly banded together and have been invading dreams at an unprecedented rate as someone of power helps them get past the once impenetrable shields. And although the council members are aware of a traitor in their midst, they still have no idea who it is.

    • [BCOLOR=transparent]1 per person (for now), not including nightmares[/BCOLOR]
      [BCOLOR=transparent]Dream Council[/BCOLOR]
      [BCOLOR=transparent]The rulers of the dream world. Lately though, they don’t do anything but sit in their fancy houses and enjoy life.[/BCOLOR]
      [BCOLOR=transparent]Each council member oversees one of the recurring dream islands. They are in charge of keeping everything in their respective recurring dream in order. Making sure that dreamers don’t end up in each other dreams and purging any nightmares that happen to form (most of this work is left to other Óneiro who work for them so they don't have to do anything). They also get to choose which Óneiro get to work for the island permanently (usually as servants for the overseers). (Others are chosen through normal methods)[/BCOLOR]

      Recurring Dreams:
      1 Teeth Falling out
      2 Trapped
      3 Falling/flying - reserved
      4 Drowning - reserved
      5 Public Exposure - Ikelos Erebus Dolion

      [BCOLOR=transparent]One of the Dream council members will be the traitor that is trying to take control of Dröm. For those interested in this position, make your application and then PM either me or @Nougat.[/BCOLOR]

      [BCOLOR=transparent]Nightmares (limit 10) (for now)[/BCOLOR]
      [BCOLOR=transparent]Spots Left: 6[/BCOLOR]
      [BCOLOR=transparent]Boogeyman - strongest nightmare, currently inactive should have a power that makes him both scary and allows him to hide (be creative!)[/BCOLOR]

    • [BCOLOR=transparent]3 Character Limit[/BCOLOR]
      [BCOLOR=transparent]Please wait to be approved before RPing[/BCOLOR]
      [BCOLOR=transparent]Feel free to delete everything in ()[/BCOLOR]
      [BCOLOR=transparent]You can code/arrange it anyway you want as long as all the info is there[/BCOLOR]



      [BCOLOR=transparent]Species [/BCOLOR][BCOLOR=transparent](Óneiro or Nightmare)/P[/BCOLOR][BCOLOR=transparent]osition [/BCOLOR][BCOLOR=transparent](if applicable)[/BCOLOR][BCOLOR=transparent]:[/BCOLOR]


      [BCOLOR=transparent]Ability (Nightmare)/Bermimpi (Óneiro): (You only get ONE ability. Be creative and come up with something cool. Bermimpi can be anything, but can’t be bigger than a large dog. They’re like the Daemons in His Dark Materials series kind of except they can’t talk)[/BCOLOR]

      [BCOLOR=transparent]Personality: (at least 1 paragraph)[/BCOLOR]

      [BCOLOR=transparent]Bio: (at least 1 paragraph)[/BCOLOR]

      [BCOLOR=transparent]Relationships: (your relation to other characters. Not if you’re single. PM other people if you’re interested in knowing them, or fill out as you go)[/BCOLOR]

      [BCOLOR=transparent]Other: (extra info you want to share)[/BCOLOR]

      NOTE: no age because age isn't important

  1. ------Story so Far------
  2. CHAPTER 1
    Congratulations. You've been selected to participate in a dream on island 34659. Please report to central tomorrow where you will be transported to the island.

    Hello. I'm sure you've all heard the rumors. Change is coming to Dröm and you will be at the center of it. But not all of you. Only a few of you will be able to take part in this revolution. So, I've arranged a little...test. Come to island 34659 and show me what you can do.
    #3 ItariChan, Sep 25, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2016
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