There are many dangers lurking in Azure. This land of dreams goes by many names, but some folks simply call it The Wild due to its unpredictable nature. Hence the Eons in Azure are called Wildlings, or more specifically Wildling Fathers.
There were twelve Eons of Possibility, and although they are not all male they are all called the Fathers.
- Keresh – the Companion – Dream of the Sky
- Otygx – the Jester – Dream of Dreams
- Edrusalabim – the Tracker – Dream of Power
- Horzunga – the One Eyed Archer – Dream of the River
- Guardora – the King of Ashes – Dream of Authority
- Serhaddru – the Wolf – Dream of Shadow
- Carnack – the Prisoner – Dream of Pain
- Treitzell – the Beast Killer – Dream of Conflict
- Birlodd – the Lamplighter – Dream of Gold
- Anfedreil – the Scarecrow – Dream of Fear
- Jailah – the Clay Man – Dream of Hunger
- Imilahala – the Golden Knight – Dream of the Sun
Some legends claim that The Wild itself actually consists of the vast bodies of the twelve Eons intertwined together and kept away from Crimson, the real world, by the thin barrier of the Sky. But as no one has really met those ancient beings (or lived to tell the tale) this is all treated more as a myth than reality. Some claim that the Fathers do meddle with mortals in Crimson in various forms, but whether these are the actual Eons, or just other powerful beings claiming to be them, is debatable.
Similarly there are heated discusions between scholars about whether Wildlings (the offspring of the first twelve) are Eons themselves or not. The most popular theory is that there is a power leakage between generations and each child is less and less of an Eon. Most of the Wildlings one can meet accidentaly while dreaming are not very powerful compared to their ancestors. This does not mean they should be taken lightly, as their powers are still far beyond a mortal’s imagination.
Considering most encounters are with the lesser kind, and that being Eons, Wildlings are effectively immortal, questions are often raised where are the older ones?
As parents Wildlings tend to go to extremes – when they are fond of their children they will care greatly and do almost anything for their offspring. On the other hand some are known to ignore, abandon or even show hostility towards their progeny. This is interesting to mortals, as it can be an excellent point of leverage if you happen across one that is protective over their children. Unfortunately it could just as well backfire, if you find yourself to be dealing with one that couldn’t care less.
With so much unknown about the Wildlings and specifically the Wildling Fathers it might be strange that such a detail as their names is common knowledge. This is thanks to Akheron Warlocks who first recognized the various dreams and Forces behind them and gave them names.