Hey, you know who hasn't shown his face in awhile? That silly rascal, Fear! And since it's been a few months since he's stared you all down, he figures that it's time to get back in the game and dish out some truly scary events... namely, he thinks that as long as you guys are having nightmares, he might as well put you in one another's dreams and benefit from it. Double nightmares! But don't worry, the other gods will try to stop him and have your back.
On May 16th, Fear will make a network post, in which he will basically taunt you guys and talk about how he's going to make you experience one another's nightmares. Rude! Luckily, the other gods will see this and intervene, making the event something of a free-for-all.
From May 16th-May 26th, characters will find an immeasurable wave of exhaustion descend upon them at roughly the same time each night- yes, even you weirdos who don't sleep at all! Upon falling asleep, will either be a Host or a Visitor. Hosts will be 'touched' by one of the four gods: Fear, Hope, Rage, or Delight, and have corresponding dreams. Visitors will enter into the dreams of a Host and the two of them will experience the dream together.
Have fun as you traverse one another's deepest nightmares or happiest dreams. Watch out for the angry dreams, and do try to enjoy the hopeful ones.
On May 27th, the gods will declare a stalemate and everyone's sleep schedule and dreams will return to normal.
Each character can be a Host or a Visitor as many times as you like, but they can only be one each night, for a total of ten nights. This means you can be a Visitor for seven nights and a Host for three, or a Host for all ten nights, with no visiting. Whichever you like! Visitors may visit multiple dreams per night, while Hosts can have multiple visitors per night. It's up to you guys to decide if you want your characters to be aware of repeating dreams or not.
Likewise, each Host can be touched by a single god as many times as they like, with a rule of one dream per hosting night. Five hosting nights, with five Delight dreams? Go ahead! Seven hosting nights with three Fear dreams and four Rage dreams? Have at it!
As far as the dreams themselves are concerned, here are a few ideas of the types of dreams that each god would influence:Fear: What are you afraid of? Typical nightmares of monsters chasing you, falling forever, running from something? Worst fears and most terrifying memories are all applicable as well. Dreams of Fear's previous events are also possibilities!
Hope: What do you want? Even if it's not possible- a dead friend or family member to return to you, winning endless riches, or succeeding in a long quest.
Rage: What makes you angry? It could be a dream about someone winning something you wanted more than anything, something completely unfair, or that person whose lights you want to punch out. Hey, maybe it's a dream of Fear's face on a punching bag!
Delight What pleases you? Sunny days, picnics in meadows, your favorite food made exactly how you like it... where will you be happiest? What are your favorite things?
These aren't hard guidelines or anything, either- they're just suggestions, if you're having trouble coming up with something!
As a final note, opting out of the dream event is A-ok! Your character does not have to be affected by the exhaustion waves and/or dreamsharing. You also don't need to have 10 nights worth of threads; both handwaving and opting out on certain nights is just fine! The gods are definitely capable of overlooking a few characters.
► May 16th: Fear posts to the network and is rudely interrupted by the other gods
► May 16th-26th: Welcome to snoozeville, population: you and that weird guy you met at the store last week.
► May 27th: Finally, a decent night of sleep!