UPDATE: Ok, this is really getting bizarre because right after I finish writing this, a fully-blown SNOWSTORM hits my country and currently everything is swiftly going white because of so much snow as soon as I look through the window. So much chaotic events, I can`t even, and yet I wonder if this dream had to do something with it, even if we all know who (or "what" here) is responsible for this mess beyond the Thiefverse and our own Universe. I`m looking at you, you bully gem.
Talk about the most random occasion when my head starts messing up with me just as I`m about to return back to fandoms of my childhood, in this case Age of Empires fandom, by throwing dreams that have no sense whatsoever at the most wrong of times. Only this time, I actually don`t know how to feel about it because yes, this time my mind just had to show me imagery from old Thief games once more, only extra-messed in within all real life imagery I had seen when I was young and still in elementary school!Bazzkorg and everyone else that`ll read this wall of text, are you ready for this? I really hope so because I surely am.As said before, the dream takes place in a conglomerate of both real life and Thiefverse (NOT Nu-Thiefverse because I would have specifically mentioned it, even though this Garrett I had seen in a dream looked like a mix of both old and new Garrett in sense, as he was basically all old Garrett, but having the veil across his face and being more nimble just like new Garrett) and features 3 distinct places where my "dream-vision" was the most focused on, the 1st one being the autumn forest with a circle of medium-wide trees, ground covered in brown and gold leaves, antique staircase that I don`t know where they lead and conveniently-placed bushes of green unknown plants while it`s being surrounded by grayish white mist by the floor. There I had watched from the 1st person (and being omnipotent as well, since neither Garrett nor the City Watch Guards - yes, there were City Watch Guards coming from the mist as well! - couldn`t see me ... and I better refrain from eye and sight puns until the next dream scene) how Garrett really slowly walked from one bush to another while the random City Watch guards with swords were searching for him, spouting typical phrases like "As soon as I find you, you`re DEAD!" and at one point one of them stopped to look around. The Master Thief then stooped low behind a bush, sat down on the leaves and just waited while the City Watch Guards just passed his hiding spot behind him, looking around for anything suspicious - where I had also noticed that Garrett seemed to have a locket in his hand that was on the golden chain, but had the same stones one of my own necklaces had as well: obsidian on one side and aragonite on the other side. He briefly snickered behind his veil, clearly showing a faint smile behind it, and after the Guards passed him, he then got up and ran behind some other trees, but my "dream-vision" was fixed at one spot at that point, towards the old decrepit staircase to be more accurate.Aside from missing the yellow bushes and having ground more covered in leaves, this is how the forest I saw in the dream looked like ^-^ and yes, at that point my vision slowly blurred out too much to be able to identify anything anymore, only having sounds to try assume what`s happening and at that point I heard a suspicious laugh that seemed vaguely familiar to me, but not too much. It`s at that point that things faded to black and I don`t actually know what happened between those fade-ins, since I`m not that strong in maintaining my conscience, thus let`s hop to the next, 2nd scene.In the 2nd dream scene I remember, I appeared as my own dreamsona within as well, vaguely resembling one I had drawn here, but having shorter hair and different clothes, more akin to my common clothes (the dream didn`t focus on my dreamsona, thus I cannot tell you exactly which clothes she/I had) I was dressed in when I went to elementary ... and yes, this scene actually takes place in my elementary school as well, more accurately its basement where irl, we had a giant dining hall and a small hallway aside it separated with the slide doors. Once inside that said hallway, there was a small gym (E, left from the door) and a workshop (W, right from the door) on each end of the hallway and a classroom inside one of 2 doors that were connected to the hallway. Well, in this dream, the "small gym" room was made into a room akin to the principal`s office, but had yet another door on the right (when entering) and that door led to a big rectangular classroom with a row of windows in front of it (when entering), the door on its right wall, the big blackboard on its left wall, 2 white light switches on the wall left from the blackboard and the row of cupboards on the remaining wall. The actual light for the lamp on the ceiling was located beside the entrance door on the right while the 2 switches left from the door served a completely different purpose.There were 2 things that occurred in this location and the 1st one was my dreamsona coming into the said classroom while being accompanied by her brother (my brother, to be exact) and another male teenager I don`t remember so clearly nowadays. I tried to show the 2 to not tell about something that I was about to show them and once I approached the 2 switches that looked like this www.alegriphotos.com/images/Wh… and then pressed the left one, the remainder of the wall left from the 2 switches suddenly moved aside, opening up yet another room ... that resembled the octagonal room decorated with forest scenes from all seasons of the year (spring, summer, autumn and winter) and in the center of the room, there were pedestals that were completely the same as ones you see in the last Thief: The Dark Project mission, Into The Maw Of Chaos. They even had the same inscription on the floor, the only difference being that instead of many, there were only 5 pedestals: 4 on the each corner of the room surrounding the 5th one and the 5th one being the Master Pedestal that obviously had to hold something specific. Hint: vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/t…I gestured both the teenagers to keep quiet about it and then said something that I (my sleeping self, that is) couldn`t hear, but once my dreamsona closed down the room again via those 2 switches and left with both male teenagers, the dream then showed me what did she told them via next scene that felt and looked more dream-like compared to the rest: if anyone, and I absolutely mean it, ANYONE manages to collect all of The Big Stones, 4 of them resembling each element (fire, water, air, earth) and the 5th one being The Infamous Sentient One (that the hint provides as well), then the entire room would open up into a vast thick forest the violent way and they will have to personally fight The Trickster himself in order to stop the full merge of The Woodsie with the real world, according to these dreams at least. Yeah, this is how dangerous the room was and thus my sleeping self completely understood the caution and distress of my dreamsona in both this scene and in the following one.The 2nd thing that occurred in this same location was when I (or my dreamsona, to be exact) was summoned to have a brief meeting inside the same classroom and my dreamsona was visibly distressed over the unknown reasons that she was called into it, like I personally was when I was called to have a meeting regarding my job choices. As my dreamsona/myself cautiously entered "the principal`s office" room first, the worker there recognized me and told me to wait a couple of minutes before I was allowed to go back to the rectangular classroom. As I asked her what was the topic of this meeting, she didn`t dare to tell me and then, in 2 minutes, 5 more people entered "the principal`s office", 4 males and 1 other female, at which point we were allowed to enter the rectangular classroom.It remained the same as I had described at the start, only that instead of being empty, it had white tables and wooden chairs neatly rearranged around the central table ... and there I saw my elementary school counselor again, sitting behind it that smiled as soon as my dreamsona greeted her. As we sat down as well, the meeting started and at first it was kind of blurred, but in time it got more sharp and then my sleeping self had heard what the topic of this meeting was: if anyone heard or saw something suspicious regarding the elementary school. Surprisingly, most of them started speaking about hearing a suspicious disembodied voice when being in in the hallway as well as in a classroom inside one of 2 doors that were connected to the hallway itself telling them various things that made no sense then, but did later, and some of them reported of getting headaches as well as feeling like they were about to go mad, since they couldn`t stop listening to the voice. As the counselor got up and asked us all how did this voice sound like, they all told different things from being intimidating to downright messing with their mind, with my dreamsona saying this that they all agreed on, as she (and in advance my sleeping self as well) had guessed it all, since she was mostly silent for the majority of the meeting:"It likes to troll us all or something just like this~"The counselor then stopped, turned around so that she had faced all of us (since at that time she was behind us, as she was walking around the classroom while we were telling her about the voice) and then advised us that if we ever hear this voice again that we should only ignore it and head immediately into the upper floors of the elementary school while they will take care of any monkey business that might be the reason of us hearing this voice. We all nodded in approval, with my dreamsona peeking towards the 2 switches at the left of the blackboard and being visibly unnerved, as after all she was (probably) the only one in the room that knew what do they open, and we were then dismissed. The scene ended slowly fading in black again while the laugh repeated again, only this time it was clearer and my sleeping self immediately recognized as the voice of The Eye from Thief: The Dark Project. Yes, it appears again, even if it`s kind of weird to hear its Dark Project voice instead of its much more creepier Deadly Shadows one. Oh well, I guess it`s the best one for triggering headaches if you ask me, since thinking about this dream is making me have a slight headache. Oh well, I`ll survive it as long as I last long enough to describe it all, so no need to worry about me. As for the 3rd and last scene, it`s actually connected to the 2nd one, only in a really bizarre way and doesn`t belong neither to real life nor to Thiefverse, surprise surprise. It actually belongs to Chivalry: Medieval Warfare universe (or could we also say "Agathaverse?) and it`s an aqueduct from the Dark Forest map, as shown in this screenshot here: , since I actually cannot describe it with my own words like I could the 2 previous scenes. Don`t blame me, when it comes to the length of this thingy, it`s as long as it can be already, thus let`s short it out as much as I can and you know what they say about images - they speak more than 1000 words. As for the last thing that happened, do you still remember the rectangular classroom having a door on its right when you enter it? Yeah, once my dreamsona returned back to the rectangular classroom, she then looked at the door with the sneaky suspicion while soon the same laugh was heard, only being fully clear and then The Eye called her (aka me) out in this dream:
"You are a lot of fun to have, together with your other little friends around here."My dreamsona just lowered one eyebrow, snickered like "You`re in there, aren`t you?", and then opened the door, which led to a narrow hallway, decorated with various doodles any small kid was able to do and with 1/2 of the wall faint blue , 1/2 of the wall white. She followed the hallway, which resembled a letter U being flipped on its head and came to another room that resembled the rectangular classroom, only that it was much narrowed and was having live wood brown wardrobes in all corners of it except the one where the reverse U-hallway is connected to it. The Artifact was resting on the central wardrobe in height of my dreamsona`s chest while having various books both behind itself and on the shelf above itself as well as various small crystals scattered around itself and my dreamsona (aka me) just put her hand in front of her mouth, giggling silently when seeing this pretty weird place for a such artifact of power to be on. As she approached it slowly, it didn`t say anything until she was right in front of it, at which point it spoke again, asking her why doesn`t she just take it with her while telling her that she`s indeed as little as it had imagined her to be (or rather me) when compared to other people it had saw. As my dreamsona then and tried to leave the small room, instead taking one of the small quartz crystals, it clearly didn`t wish it, as when she was back in the rectangular classroom, both she and my sleeping self could clearly hear its distressing question:
"Why are you leaving me?"which prompted my dreamsona to return back to the small wardrobe-filled room and actually trying to take it as well, but before she could, she then heard a click and a left section of the wall with wardrobes aside the wardrobe where The Eye rested opened up. I (or rather my dreamsona) got curious over that turn of events and withhold her hand away from it, slowly going through the newly-opened section (which was opened by pressing a switch underneath the wardrobe that had the shape of The Eye as well. Kind of surreal if you ask me) that was dark and it turned out to be so tight that she had to go on her belly in order to drag herself through it like Springtrap dragging himself through the vents ... until she fell and landed in the water of the aqueduct that was mentioned before. As she huffed and puffed and tried to get her clothes to be as dry as I could with a complete "WTF" expression on her face, the earthquake then started and the entire upper bridge section started collapsing down into the water as well, instead of the ceiling only being pure darkness there. The voice of The Eye was still heard, but I couldn`t clearly hear what was it saying in the noise of the collapsing bridge and as one section of the bridge fully collapsed, a white portal then opened at its top and my dreamsona/me, trying to get to safety, started to climb the rubble that looked like a very thick ramp upwards. On the way I also saw Garrett from the 1st scene looking at me from the intact part of the bridge and as I went through the portal, those words of the Artifact echoed inside my mind:
"You will have enough strength to take me one day, Little Girl, and I`ll expect it each night you come. *laughter while fading away as I then wake myself up*"Yeah, right. I can only imagine it happen there and indeed, as soon as I had awoken myself up, the 1st thing I had said was "Well ... shit.", just like the title says. Looks like stakes are getting increasingly high when it comes to Thief-related dreams and by now I only dread to imagine if my mind actually goes that far as try to ship me with this thingy. NUH-UH, NOT A CHANCE! >.<