The road not taken
Titles: Never Wake, Nightmare, Stargaze
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Portfolio: Dreams, Outcasts, Revenge
Domains: Darkness, Madness, Magic, Protection, Void
Sub Domains: Night, Nightmare, Arcane, Defense, Stars
Favored Weapon: Scythe
Worshipers: Spellflares, outcasts
Symbol: Two eye-shaped holes filled with stars
The Dream Weaver is an apathetic god who only sympathizes with the misunderstood, and the outcast. He avoids others when he can, though, if provoked, he retaliates swiftly and violently.
He is favored by the wronged and freaks of society, though there is no official church or temple. Those few who consider themselves priests of the Dream Weaver often hold great stock in dreams and visions, and sometimes act as vigilantes.
The Dream Weaver wanders the Ethereal Plane, where he has immense power.
Born a mortal, the Dream Weaver, whose birth name is lost to time, was a spellflare gifted with a unique ability. He could cast no magic, but when he slept, his body would teleport to the Ethereal Plane where he had near god-like abilities. Anything he wanted, he could do and create there.
Soon after he discovered his abilities, his eyes disappeared, replaced with black holes that reflected the stars. His appearance forced him to be on the run for the rest of his life. People thought he was a freak, and wizards believed him to be some sort of blight. All attempts to capture him ended in failure; he would simply vanish whenever he fell asleep, reappearing miles away whenever his mind “awoke”.
Tired of running from his enemies, the Dream Weaver re-purposed his ability in a way no one thought possible. When his victims fell asleep, Dream Weaver dragged their minds to his plane, and there, in his infinite power, he slew them. One by one, every man and woman that hunted him perished in their sleep.
Over time, Dream Weaver spent less time awake, and took longer to wake up between rests. Eventually, he ceased to wake altogether, forever trapped (if you could call it that) on the Ethereal Plane.