The Ticklish Circle
Weaver of Dreams of Victory
One of Three Rulers of Great Forks.
The least understood of the three gods of Great Forks, Dreamweaver never speaks of her origins and only smiles with polite amusement at speculations whispered in her presence. The tribe she brought to Great Forks remembers only that she came first in their dreams, slipping in like a familiar presence to coax and advise. She seemed to coalesce from everyone’s expectations, and her encroachment was so subtle that none remember when she took over the reigns of leadership. It simply… happened. And it felt right. Some savants try to probe deeper, to determine what, precisely, she was. Some speculate that she was a turncoat raksha who betrayed her people during the Great Contagion for the love of a mortal child, and so enwrapped herself in the dreams of Creation that she has forgotten what she was. Another popular theory is that she lived in Yu-Shan in an airy palace built of gossamer ambrosia and mortared with hopes. She wrote fanciful dreams for mortals and sent them on the wings of dream flies until she wanted to see the mortals to whom she sent the dreams. When she did, she was appalled by the condition of the world they lived in, so she chose to remain in Creation to help them achieve the splendors of the dreams she imagined for them. But the most popular, yet least spoken, speculation is that she was formed in the mind of Hu Dai Ling, the Shogun of the Crimson Banner. She dreamed and fantasized of a perfect companion, but Dreamweaver wanted the freedom to explore the world, so she tricked Hu Dai Ling into setting her free and fl itted away into Creation, hiding in the dreams and hopes of the mortal population.