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Lucidity: Morpheus' Dream

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic
Into the world of Traumwelt, survival specialist, John Stryder embarks on a fantastic journey to end his endless nights of insomnia. Jumping from world to world, he hunts. Weird and terrorizing creatures bar his path and just walking around could kill him at any moment. What adventures lie ahead? Will John find what he is after-- the fabled Sandman, the one who could end his nights of restless sleep. Or does his journey change into something more sinister?

Disclaimer: This book is rated Mature due to graphic content in Chapter 5.

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Submitted: June 30, 2015

Insomnia, it is a dreaded curse that haunts John Stryder's mind. His days after the Rangers have been fraught with its existence in his life. And while he's maintained a suitable living for
himself, he yearns to end its hold on his being. Several solutions have proved pointless. The cause isn't physical or trauma-induced at least by the doctors he's visited. Wondering what to do to
alleviate his situation, he fancies the thought of finding the Sandman. An idea concocted by his research into the realm of sleep and dreams. Is it really possible this figure exists? He doesn't
really know. But, in a chance moment of drifting between sleep and wakefulness, he catches the glimpse of an entity that mirrors the tales. Not knowing where the journey will take him, he ventures
after the figure, giving chase through a land that is more than what it seems. Is it just dark or is there something more?
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Submitted: July 07, 2015

    World 2   Aquos Falling. I remembered falling before the engulfment of cold wetness encapsulat... Read Chapter


Submitted: July 07, 2015

World 3 Jungle This time the wormhole had deposited me in mid-air above a canopy of trees. Falling through a tangled mess of vine... Read Chapter


Submitted: September 29, 2015

Follow along as I traverse through the cold bitter world of Lavos continuing my search for the Sandman and his fabled Sand. Bravely dive in as I stumble onto the secret of this new area and fight a
horrendous fight with a being that has yet to reveal its true self. Discover as I do, the mystery to my recently discovered power.
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Crystal: Part One

Submitted: February 23, 2017

The world of Crystal. A seemingly inhospitable world with little to no life, but mystery and adventure continue. The journey continues for our protagonist as he finds a familiar face within these
icy walls. He doesn't know how he knows the person, but his connection to her threatens to stop his journey out of the realm known as Traumwelt. Welcome to Eis.
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Crystal - Part Two: The Tower

Submitted: July 16, 2017

Part Two of World 5 Crystal. Sonja and John began their journey together through Nachtmahr's Tower. New powers emerge as well as more lore. Enter into the Tower as Sonja and John are face to face
with demons from another realm.
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The Nightmare's End

Submitted: August 11, 2017

The final portion Of Chapter Five. Before John can fight Nachtmahr, he must reclaim his power. Is it gone for good or can it regenerate? John doesn't know, but He and Sonja have to climb the
winding stairs towards the top to face Nachtmahr, if they ever want to leave the Tower. Sonja and John share a kiss, before the fight. Will it be their last?

Note: Italicize words within brackets indicate a projected thought or telepathy. The first instance of this is by John, but he is unaware that he can do this just yet.
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Submitted: October 20, 2017

John delves off into a new land searching for his lost love, Sonja. Werewolves appear to be the creature of the land as John destroys one after another. It isn't until she communicates with him
telepathically that he finally finds his way towards her, but soon finds a new twist to the bizarre happenings around him.
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The Depths continued.

Submitted: November 17, 2017

John is given the task of hunting down and destroying The Desecrators--demons of a time long past. Sonja and John must separate for her safety. A suggestion made by Morpheus himself. Sonja doesn't
really like the idea, but knows it must be done.They are given eight hours Earth time to spend together before John is to venture onward. Back on John's home world, Sonja discovers the mystery of
how John seemed to recognize her. Join her in delving into the mind of the man who loves her.
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The Return to Darkness

Submitted: January 13, 2018

John is sent back to the first world, Dunkelheit, via Morpheus' command. There one of Nachtmahr's Tower lurks amongst the denizens of the land, but will John survive the horror of facing his
greatest fear. Step into this chapter with a new outlook that wasn't revealed before. John's new powers will be his greatest weapon, but will it be enough.

Footnote: Brackets indicate telepathic conversation [Italic Phrases]
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Darkness Falls

Submitted: March 11, 2018

John's final moments in Dunkelheit lead to an encounter he never really wanted to happen. The events stir up memories from his childhood. Frightening memories, especially to a five year old. But
John has grown into his own now, he knows he must stand and fight once again. His foe is formidable, quick, and venomous. Will he retain his composure and end the menace or will he lose it and
destroy all of Traumwelt in the process?
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Submitted: May 25, 2018

John and Sonja try to enjoy some time together on Earth. Morpheus has given them a week to rest and relax before moving John off to a new goal. John decides to escort his love around town, showing
her a few different sights and allowing them to be more like the couple he wants to be but his mind is wandering into deep thoughts. He isn't sure but something feels off about his predicament. A
sudden sparkle of life and fireworks brings about his better self. The moment is beautiful and the trip home is uneventful but the arrival at the house reveals a strange light within. Has Morpheus
decided to come back early?
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Thoughts of Terra

Submitted: June 29, 2018

John and Sonja's evening has been interrupted by a Terror, an entity of Traumwelt that preys upon Celestials. John is now tracking the beast through the forest behind his home. With speed and a new
unique ability via Sonja, he looks for the beast's trail, hoping to catch it and destroy it before it can reek any havoc on Earth or toward his love.
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Auraelus Begins

Submitted: July 22, 2018

John's body is racked with pain from the fight with the Terror but it isn't what he thought it was. Sonja knows the circumstances surrounding the pain and has been waiting for this moment but it
still catches her off guard. Will Sonja be able to make the sacrifice necessary to save the man she loves? This is her never-ending trial--the bond of Love.
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Auraelus and Dreams

Submitted: August 21, 2018

As John lays in bed mending from his internal power struggle, he is greeted by Morpheus himself. A little tension is applied when John is confronted with his own inability to face himself. The
introduction of good news triggers a new and final form for John but will it be what is needed to end the adventure. Morpheus believes so and thinks now is the time for John to understand the
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True Origins

Submitted: September 03, 2018

John learns something about his lineage from Morpheus after now becoming near god-like through Aurealus. The process has changed his body in ways he's not sure of just yet but hints at a level of
being he will have to adjust to. His acceptance of this change brings a devilish smile to his face and Morpheus lays out the groundwork for John's next step.
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Recognizing Power

Submitted: September 10, 2018

Sonja is incapacitated as John's power drain pulled a bit too much energy from her body. John is still exploring some of his new abilities unaware that Morpheus plans to push him to the next level
in preparation for the fight with Fenrir. Sol and Lorelei are on standby and awaiting the next stages but Sonja may have another plan.
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Sonja's Proposal

Submitted: September 22, 2018

With John's dream training ended, Sol and Lorelei do their job by binding the new enhancements into John's core aura. Morpheus is pleased with the impending power of his protege and Sonja's news of
recovery. Domestic events transpire that force John into a bit of a corner, but Sonja has a proposal to end the sensual tension of her two Celestial friends, involving a traditional ceremony of her
kind. Will John accept this proposal?
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Yggdrasil's Guardian

Submitted: October 19, 2018

With all the preparations finally complete, Sonja gives John a send-off he won't soon forget. John's arrival on Erde is instantly noticed by Fenrir's horde and they are dispatched to deal with him
but they aren't really a match for his new found strength. The first wave is practically slaughtered instantly. But, the second wave has a smarter option. They buy some time. Fenrir finally appears
before John, the stand-off is a bit tense. The action begins. Auras collide and John is last seen going over a crevasse in the ground as Fenrir rises to blast his body to bits.
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Traumwelt's History

Submitted: December 05, 2018

John's fight with Fenrir finally ends but his next task--getting through the barrier--proves more formidable than the beast he had just slain. The answer to his task lies with Sonja. Will she be
able to help?

Chapter Note: A few phrases in the dialogue are in modern German as a nod to my ancestry and to the Norse lore I'm using to build upon. The translations are in parentheses following the actual
dialogue for better understanding. I apologize if this disrupts the flow. I thought this would be the best option for the site to keep my readers from having to look up the meaning or scroll back
to this spot for the translation.

A special thanks to India Emerald for helping with the German translations and pointing out the slight inaccurate wording it portrays in normal everyday speech. I still kept it as it was due to the
direct wording translations that I desired. This could change should I publish beyond Booksie though.
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Purpose and Fullfillment

Submitted: December 19, 2018

Sonja's memory problems are addressed by Sol. Her study of the Cosmic Tapestry, a recording of all the powers, abilities, and deeds of the gods and goddesses has given her information to the
problems arising about them, demon and god alike. Morpheus hasn't been playing well with the rules. His pride at wanting to be the Hero has positioned him against the prophecy. With Sonja back in
full cognitive form, her ire is awakened and Morpheus is in her sights. On Erde, the Celestial's begin to collide as John is sent forward to finish his mission--Defeat Nachtmahr, once and for all.

Disclaimer: Edits may still be needed but this chapter is pretty much as intended plot-wise.
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To Gemut

Submitted: December 29, 2018

Sonja's stand-off with Morpheus ends swiftly. His existence is no longer a threat to the group or the mission any longer. As the battle cools down, John is being transported via The Crux toward the
homeworld of Nachtmahr--Gemut. It's a quicker transition than John expected but he is soon confronted by his newest problem. The landscape is a massive labyrinth.
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The Awaited Hour

Submitted: February 16, 2019

          Chapter 23     The Awaited Hour   &nb... Read Chapter

The Step Before...

Submitted: March 11, 2019

In the depths of Gemut, John stands. His head is low and his pulse steady as he released his aural mist to encapsulate the planet's surface. His hope? To find the route to Nachtmahr's lair and
finish the games that began nearly two months ago when he drifted into Traumwelt. He'd thought it but a dream at first but every interaction had brought forth new understanding about himself and
about his beginnings. He'd met the love of his life, a blessed Celestial woman known as Sonja, embarked on a different errand than he had intended, and found new purpose—to rescue Traumwelt from
the grip of destruction. Now, it starts. The beginning of the End.
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A New Arm; Immense Power

Submitted: June 10, 2019

For the sake of Traumwelt, John has traveled. And to Gemut, he finally arrived. Nachtmahr hides behind a few extra challenges and a large tower...one much larger than any previous. Can John reach
him and end his torment of the Dreamworld? We shall see. Scorpions, draugr, and an uneasy feeling stand in John's way. What will he do?

Note: Due to the size of this final chapter, I'm having to split it into three smaller segments for Booksie to allow for an easier and better experience. This is the first portion. The other two
will follow a week after each other respectively to give readers time to assimilate the information.
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The Final Strike

Submitted: June 16, 2019

Sonja and her companions could still feel the resonant waves of energy that shuddered through the Crux and throughout Traumwelt... Read Chapter

A Nachtmahr's End

Submitted: June 25, 2019

The Final section of my last chapter of the novel. There might be an epilogue to follow but for now, this is the canonical ending. Hope everyone enjoyed. Look forward to any criticisms about the
story and its ending. Thanks.
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