A dreamer, or somniari in Elvish, is a mage capable of entering the Fade at will, without the aid of lyrium. A talented dreamer can shape the Fade and affect the dreams of sleeping people, killing or driving them mad. However, dreamers attract demons and most prove too frail of mind to survive a demonic possession. As a result dreamers are rare.
The elves of Arlathan were supposedly talented dreamers, and there are stories of ancient Tevinter magisters who were able fend off rivals by haunting or killing them in their dreams. Adralla, the mage who invented the litany, is also known to have found a defense against dreamers.
Throughout Thedas, as explained by Keeper Marethari, the talent is thought to have been extinct for two ages, presently reappearing with Feynriel a half-elf from Kirkwall. It appears that there are still dreamers in the Tevinter Imperium, or that they at least still possess knowledge of it like the magister Aurelian Titus.
Known dreamers Edit
Related items Edit
- Tome of the Slumbering Elders, a journal belonging to the last dreamer of Marethari's clan. This item hints that elves practicing uthenera were ancient dreamers.