Shamanic practices are the hallmark of the Dreamspeaker Tradition. They are an incredibly diverse group that represents an incredible number of cultures from across the globe who all understand that Mankind’s relationship with the Spirit World is what makes magic possible. Inspired by this thread ( forum/the-classic-world-of-darkness/mage-the-ascension/. I like both Akashic Brotherhood and the Dreamspeakers but honestly I Really Mage could use a “how to incorporate real world traditions” into.

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Now, however, the Dreamspeakers gather in the physical plane, letting each other know of the time and place of the jage through dreams and visions. Dreamspeaker characters also have a level of Awareness, which shows their ties to mystical cycles. Project Fiction A Dreamspeakerrs Roleplaying Hints Dreamspeakers and Verbena are alike in many ways: My admittedly limited understanding of Japanese culture is that a lot of people who are religious have no real conflict with being Buddhist and still following Shinto rituals and traditions.

Of all the Traditions, the Dreamspeakers have arguably undergone the least change. They accept that the world has moved on, but continue to support the dreamepeakers practices and heritages of their homes.

While the Dreamspeakers might have trouble in recruitment, one thing that they find easily is working with a community. The Ainu people of Hokkaido have their own separate animist beliefs.

Java also has Kebatinan, which is apparently an amalgam of animist, Hindu, Buddhist and Sufi beliefs. But some other people I’m looking at you, Order of Hermes and Solificati decided it would be a great place to dump any group that wasn’t Eurasian.

The Solitaries are isolationists who remove themselves to the desolate places of the Earth, there to survive in pure communion with the land. The balance sometim es requires the mage to perform actions that seem irrational or trivial; other times the mage must make a sacrifice to keep the worlds in harmony.



Before science explained the world, stories told of creation, tricksters, discovery, love and mischance. Many are reduced to showy displays, where the motions are there, but the underlying meaning are lost.

Like, if the Verbena are about making and preserving sacred spaces for the gods to inhabit, the Dreamspeaker’s internal world is a god-haunted sacred space. Notify me of new comments via email. Hardcore computer otaku obsessed with finding and identifying new urban and cyber spirits. Watch headings for an “edit” link when available.

There are other issues with the conceptualization of “Dreamspeakers” from the get go.

I actually not even thought of them as “native-americans” until now. Though it seems like they dropped the “how to put these in different Traditions” section, the Norse section right before it did sort of address most of the salient points. It is not a message for your ears — your heart must listen, and your spirit will know its truth.

Help Contact Us Go to top. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Tengerism is the term often used to refer to the Shamanistic beliefs of Mongolia dreamspeakerz other parts of Central Asia and Siberia. You are commenting using your WordPress. Something does not work as expected?

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They see the Dream, but they seek to kage it in their image. Originally posted by Ajax View Post. Lastly, the wandering storytellers of the Baruti keep old myths and legends alive. Character Concepts Cross-world Architect — To be an architect requires vision, and that goes double for you.

They also tend to act with great deliberation since they are aware of the many levels of repercussions even the slightest actions might have on the unseen mate.

During character creation, Dreamspeakers receive a free level of the Occult ability that reflects their natural knowledge of the spirit world. Most young Dreamspeakers go out on a quest to find someone who can teach them how to understand their visions and make sense of their new lives. I think much more of the shamanistic traditions of Europe, Russia, several parts of Africa, and actually anywhere at some point in time. For the first time, the Dreamspeakers found themselves facing a cold barrier known as the Gauntlet whenever they tried to contact their spirit allies.


Verbena looks like an obvious choice, been “Neo Pagans” and all that. Even with the frequent mentions of African and Australian Dreamspeakers, and the discussions of other cultures in the original Tradition book, the North Americans face of the Tradition was usually the default stereotype back then. To my mind, the question is less “does the character want to deal with spirits” and more “what does the character think magic is for?

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Because back ina number of people working at White Wolf developers, freelancers, etc. Keepers of the Wyck: These days, it is difficult for them to find others of their kind at all. In order to understand what is happening to the dream realms and to interpret the messages of the spirits, the Dreamspeakers have to be intimately drfamspeakers with the workings of the physical dreamspeakesr. I attack people with giant insects both on and off the court.

Search in titles only. My general guideline for the difference between Verbena and Dreamspeakers is that the cultures that the proto-Verbena arose from were agrarian in nature and those the proto-Dreamspeakers were not.