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|Guardian of the player and party
|Díana Bermudez (feminine)
Ethan Reid (masculine)
|Any (non-dragonborn), Lolth-sworn drow (default)
The Dream Guardian, known as the Dream Visitor in Early Access, is a mysterious armoured figure that appears to the party as a being of any playable race (except dragonborn) and any gender that is chosen by the player. By default, they appear as a female Lolth-sworn drow. A tiefling character will often see a githyanki form instead.
Involvement[edit | edit source]
Act One[edit | edit source]
The Dream Visitor first appears to the party shortly after their adventure begins while they sleep. They attempt to ease the players into a sense of comfort, claiming to be the one protecting them from the influence of the Absolute, in addition to preventing their transformation into mind flayers. Throughout Act One, they will encourage the player to fully utilise the Illithid Powers, as well as encouraging them to use the Tadpoles of other infected hosts to further bolster their powers.
Act Two[edit | edit source]
Act Three[edit | edit source]
Early Access[edit | edit source]
The Dream Visitor appears to serve an extremely different role in the Full Release of the game than they had during the Early Access. In the Full Release, the Dream Visitor is named the Dream Guardian, and is much more supportive of the player, regardless of their decisions. They encourage the destruction of the Absolute, while also utilising the strength of the tadpole. Meanwhile, in the Early Access, the Dream Visitor is more hostile, and grants the player visions of domination and power. It's likely the Dream Visitor was originally a manifestation of the tadpole within the player's mind attempting to break down their will, and successfully transform or enslave them to further the Grand Design under the Absolute; seduce the main character into staying in the meadow by the river with them forever (the song "Down by the River" was a reference to this interaction).
In Early Access, the Dream Visitor wore an ornate dress (similar to the Elegant Robe camp clothing) rather than a set of armour. The Dream Visitor still uses the ornate dress in one of the dreams, likely as a call back.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- They will appear to each member of the party in different appearances, as implied by each character controlled by an individual player creating their own Guardian, as well as the events within Act Three. Karlach describes them as a "the golden paladin", while Gale refers to them as female.
- The Dream Visitor is named "Daisy" in the game files.