Zane: Age of Enlightenment
The Village on the Sedna/Haumea border where Shamgar, Tullie, Dash and Billywig fought Redra’s nightmare and built a militia so that the town would not require the protective services of keQir Qu’Qatl
The story of Redra’s nightmare is as follows:
Redra explains her story. Her mother, Kirstal, had nightmares every night. The same dream, over and over again, On the night of Redra’s thirteenth birthday, Kirstal awoke from a nightmare-plagued sleep, sprang to her feet, and ran screaming into the night. Redra followed, calling for her mother and trying to rouse her from her panic. The pair raced through the forest near their home until Kirstal stumbled at the edge of a sinkhole and fell in. Redra arrived at the edge of the depression just in time to see a swarm of kruthiks tearing her mother to pieces, leaving only her bones behind. The next night, when Redra fell asleep, she experienced her mother’s nightmare, down to every detail. She dreamt it again every night since. Hoping to avoid her mother’s fate, Redra sought answers. Her plight led her to a wizard named Bartleby, whom she persuaded to tutor her. For seven years, Redra immersed herself in the study of magic in the hope of finding a way to rid herself of the cursed dream. During her studies, Redra became convinced that the dream-monster was neither a symbol nor a generic fear but a specific, real entity. Three weeks ago, Redra formulated a ritual that opens a portal to the plane of dreams. This was the key she could use to end her nightmares forever . . . or so she thought. Convinced that her trial was nearly over, Redra cast the ritual at dusk in the nearby graveyard. She intended to call forth the monster from her nightmare and confront it so that she could destroy it and free herself from its influence once and for all. When the portal opened, the terrifying beast of fire and smoke stepped from the realm of dreams. The creature attacked Redra immediately. It believed Redra was dead when she fell, so it moved on to wreak havoc elsewhere.