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The Daydream Beast

"A hero is just a man who knows he is free."

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a character in “The Manic Mind of Man”, as played by CaptainGrue

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The Daydream Beast

Ethnic Group/Race/Species: Sourcekind.
Gender: Doesn't identify
Age: Unknown
Date of Birth: Unknown, some Sourcekind say since the birth of thought.
Appearance: A giant yellow winged beast, somewhere between a dragon and a moth. Glows like sunlight.
Personality: Civil, serious and determined. A contrast to Erratik's wildness. Values freedom and courage. Willing to argue, but also willing to be extraordinarily violent.
Quirks: Nothing worthy to mention.
Likes/Hobbies: Strength and success.
Dislikes/Nopes: Doesn't appreciate slavery/captivity. Just as it doesn't like to be restricted or contained.
Significant Other: The Beast has none, but does have the capacity to be romantically interested.
Family: The Daydream Beast considers all sourcekind/travellers as sister and brother, whereas humans are children to it.
Place of Residence: Resides in the deepest reaches of the Source.
Profession/Skills: Persuasive. Good at keeping its cool.
Abilities:
Reality Rip - The Daydream Beast, under the right circumstances, can rip beings of intense thought from reality into the Source. These beings can be people undergoing intense emotional stress/deep thought, or an object with immense sentimental value placed upon it. Doing this disturbs reality, causing peculiar anomalies in thought.
Daylight Breath - Extremely harsh sunlight in the place of fire breath, this stuff burns and blinds.
Claws - Large claws on arms.
Razor Teeth - Can bite, but would prefer not to.
Goal(s): Break into reality, and allow his 'family' access to reality.
Flaws/Fears: The Beast fears that Erratik is right, and breaking through will destroy it. More that the Beast will never be able to see this wider world it knows exists.

Backstory:
The Daydream Beast is one of the first fully self aware sourcekind, and one of the first not to know its creator. Erratik claims that the Beast has no creator, and is a self creating thought. For a long time the Beast was just one stray thought in the Source, preferring to bide its time conversing with the other inhabitants. But as time went on the Beast dreamed for something more than the seemingly random world it existed in. It was through solitary meditation and thought that the Beast came to learn of reality's existence. The specifics of it are hazy, and whether or not the Beast could physically see the universe in any degree was unknown. After practising this ability, the Beast could start bringing humans into the Source. It is a one way trip, however, and the Daydream Beast intends to widen that passage enough for it to pass into the world of reality.

Residing in its cloud, the Beast is open to all conversation from newcomers or sourcekind alike. But will also tear one's mind away should they double cross the yellow devil.

So begins...

The Daydream Beast's Story

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Ettie James Character Portrait: Norm Character Portrait: Kaptain Erratik Character Portrait: The Daydream Beast Character Portrait: Frederick Dredsen
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CHAPTER ONE
~A Spatula in Space~


As implied, a spatula floats through space. A curious sight for someone in reality, perhaps, but this was not physical space. This was the space of thought, the Source of Mind that feeds and is fed by consciousness.

So a spatula floats by, rotating on a strange axis in a ballet of its own seclusion. This spatula holds within it the power to manipulate the Source to an incredible degree. While few know of its existence, it wouldn't be a stretch to say that whoever found this spatula could potentially warp any aspect of reality to their liking.

In the Sunsmoke Clouds of the Daydream Beast, forces are already at work to locate it. A gaping jaw of harsh sunlight grinds its teeth, grinning at the possibility that it could very soon be free from this lucid dreamscape. It sends word to all residents of the Source to meet with it in the deepest reaches of the Clouds.

How did such a spatula come to float in space, you might ask? It was misplaced. Why was it misplaced? A lapse in judgement, perhaps. But who would misplace such a crucial item at such a crucial point in time?

Well, let's get right to that.

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Floating by a nebulous mass of glowing eyes was a 17th century pirate ship, sailing through the Speculating Skies. The vessel would appear to be flying aimlessly at a glance, but on closer inspection would reveal it appeared to be searching for something as it turned to face every angle before moving on to new spaces in the Source. It hoisted large white sails decorated with a crudely drawn smiley face.

On board manning the helm was an extravagently dressed crocodile man, presenting a long purple coat that swept across the floorboards and a pirate's hat bearing the same insignia as the sails. Beside him was a more casually dressed boy, leaning very closely towards adulthood.

The boy leaned over the side of the ship, peering into the deep thought that makes up the Source. Eventually he turned to the pilot, visually annoyed out of boredom. His voice was Australian, and carried with it a resourcefulness to make up for the stereotype.

"You've not told me what it is we're lookin' for, Kap. What am I meant to do?" He asked, not surprised in the slightest. Kaptain Erratik had a habit of being vague. And while it usually had a point, Norm had always wished he would just be a little more straightforward.

"Oh, Norm, I pity you!" The Kaptain boomed. The louder his voice, the more his yellow eyes seemed to beam out of his head. "Grow some eyes and an extra brain and you'll find yourself knowing what you seek but not being able to retrieve it." He had always thought of himself as a wise man, but Norm merely rolled his eyes and sighed at the pseudo-philosophy. Norm was one step ahead, and knew this was in reference to the girl he had always had a crush on that remained unrequited. The Source to him was just a bunch of actualised metaphors, and he saw through them all.

"Low blow, Kap. I'll keep an eye out, for whatever it is you're doing."

Norm moved back to the edge of the ship, looking for anything to peak his interest. Wherever it may be, he knew it shouldn't be long.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Norm Character Portrait: Kaptain Erratik Character Portrait: The Daydream Beast Character Portrait: Jane Blackmore Character Portrait: Squelch
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A low rumble powered through the Source. A wave of yellow lightning followed, a spherical enveloping energy coming from the Sunsmoke Clouds. It seemed to agitate any lesser Sourcekind into a frenzy, and drew others to the clouds themselves for an explanation.

The Kaptain, on board the Electric Yargh with Norm, frowned.

"We're going to need help with this one, Kap." Said Norm.

Kaptain Erratik turned to make eye contact, his eyes glowing a similar fizz of yellow light.

"Send 'er closer to the Clouds, matey." Erratik said. "That brightspawn fever fiend shan't have its way."

Whether in the midst of the Source's inbetween space or any of its fragments, there wouldn't be a Sourcekind or wandering newcomer that didn't at least feel the slight heat-shock from the Sunsmoke wave. Would they perceive it is a call to action? Or something to run from?