Historical Data
While there are several types of demons notorious for entering the dreams of sleeping mortals (see Nightmare, q.v.), the Dreamstalker is almost certainly inspired by the modern horror character Freddy Krueger, from director/writer Wes Craven’s 1980’s movie series, The Nightmare on Elm Street. Freddy is an undead serial child killer who haunts the dreams of the young men and women of Elm Street. Using his famous clawed gloves and a wide assortment of psychotic techniques, Freddy kills and maims his way through an entire generation of Elm Street teenagers before finally being put to rest by his own errant daughter, Kathryn. In his final death we learn that his powers are indeed infernally-spawned by “dream demons.”
 Amtgard Description
Dreamstalkers, often mistaken for Ghosts, are the demons of Fear In The Night. By infiltrating the minds of sleepers and subjecting them to torturous dreams, the Stalkers bring a little more suffering to the world.
Flowing robes of black, grey or blue. Clawed gloves and fedora optional
Summoned By: Healer (6) or Wizard (6), for 4 magic points
SL Ratio: 3/1
Type: Extra-Planar Mystical Animation
Q/M Ratio: 3/1
Weapons: Short (Natural, Magical)
Natural Lives: 3
 Abilities & Traits
- Dream Warrior (T)
- Fear (M) (1/life)
- Incorporeal (T)
- Petrify (M) (1 bolt/U) Treat this as a Control spell.
- Possession (M) (1/life) Only on Sleeping players.
- Sleep (M) (unlimited) Even players normally immune to Sleep are effected, unless they also possess the Animation, Fey, or Undead Type.
- Altered Effect Anyone bearing Confidence is immune to this monster. Casting it on the creature will kill it outright. Consider the range to be 20’ if used in this way.