Dream Guide

2nd-level divination (ritual)

Casting Time: 1 minute

Range: 60 feet

Components: V, S

Duration: Concentration, up to 8 hours

As part of the spell’s components, you weave a story so memorable and of such verisimilitude that it serves as a psychic beacon for creatures traveling into the memory-eroding Dreamlands (see Chapter 4). You target yourself and up to ten willing creatures of your choice within range that you can see and that can understand your story. If you and the targets are in the Dreamlands, you and all targets temporarily recall your waking lives. If you and the targets are in the waking world, you must fall asleep to begin the spell’s duration and any targets must choose to fall asleep to gain the spell’s benefits. Each creature that chose to fall asleep this way travels to the Dreamlands and becomes temporarily aware of its parallel life there. In either case, this comprehension fades when the duration ends, which can leave creatures confused as to the motive for any actions taken while under your spell. Creatures such as elves that don’t dream can sleep with this spell’s assistance, and they create dream forms for themselves even though they otherwise wouldn’t have parallel dream lives.

The duration elapses from the perspective of the plane of existence you travel to (time in the Dreamlands might be faster than time in the waking world). If you cast the spell again before it ends, there is no interruption in the effect for those targeted by both spells. When the duration ends, each creature that used this spell to enter the Dreamlands immediately awakens.

At Higher Levels. When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 3rd level or higher, the spell does not require concentration.

When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 4th level or higher, its duration increases to 24 hours and the spell does not require concentration.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Sandy Petersen’s Cthulhu Mythos, © 2018, Petersen Games; Authors: Sandy Petersen, David N. Ross, James Jacobs, Arthur Petersen, Ian Starcher.

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