Today’s dream was more D&D accurate, as I fell asleep I started programming the dream as I’ve described many times in many other dream journal entries how one starts to shape the emerging hypnagogic shift into the desired framework for the dream. I started creating really amazing fantasy-based forests with these trees that had a pear-shaped trunk, and as it constructed added more elements to the setting like insects and made sure some had nice glowing effects like fireflies, to really create a solid fantasy setting. Once you start to think visually in the language of dreams, it can paint quite an amazing setting using thought as the programming language.
Suffice to say, I was now in this fantasy setting conjured up by using simple dream programming techniques and made my way to a small hamlet with a tavern. Once you are in that focus state, it’s just a form of thinking in the high fidelity graphics of what we perceive as dream experiences. Lots of fun. I end up banding together with a small party of adventurers and we set out to investigate a rumor of an evil necromancer that is foiling the land and bringing an unnatural evil to the hamlet.
Off we go set out on our adventure and make it to this wizards tower. I end up using stealth to infiltrate to the tower and sneak inside. I crawl into this stone air duct and end up coming to where the wizard was. Now what made him very cool was his familiar which was a sentient Octopus with cartoon eyes and a really bad attitude. From this duct, I was over the top of the wizard and used Mage Hand to pour contact poison into his pocket. When he reaches in to figure out what was going on, his hand was now coated in the poison and he collapses dead.
I drop down to then get the rest of the party, but that is when I discover his familiar, this sentient octopus that screams out, “You! You killed my master! You’ll pay for that you wretched bastard!”
I see this thing walking with its tentacles on the floor, it’s jelly soft head flopping, the googly cartoonish eyes but from a CGI or graphical standpoint it was beautifully animated and instantly loved looking at it. Except had to stay in character and play the game. I start to run with this octopus familiar screaming with rage and anger, it’s tentacles flopping in a comedic run as it pursued.
I duck around a corner into a small enclave and use minor illusion to create a stone wall and conceal myself in from the angry little guy as I hear him screaming profanities and could hear his flopping tentacles as they slapped against the stone floor until I could hear it no more. After it had disappeared I made way to the door and let in the party which then came with me to investigate the wizard. They were disappointed that I had dispatched him so easily but that’s the life of an Arcane Trickster Rogue… stealthy, clever and able to do nasty things like pickpocket a flask of contact poison upside down into a pocket tricking the mage to investigate what is now in the pocket, failed save obviously and dead.
Unfortunately, like all good dreams the inevitable wake-up happened which was too bad, I could have spent hours upon hours in that fictional world because it was so damn awesome and fun.