The town of Lochwynn is a quiet town located a few miles North of Belcazzar. With a population of less than 300, its a small but cozy town. The little village only has a few larger brick buildings for inns, family homes and farms taking up the rest of the area within the walls. Vender's stands dot the cobblestone walkways, smiling faces of the friendly sellers trying to sell their wares and produce.
The town gives off a warm, old fashioned feel with its cobblestone streets and large stone wall, the wrought-iron gates open even at night to welcome the weary traveler. Everyone in the town knows each other and the citizens are always welcoming to anyone who visits their little village.
However, something sinister has wormed its way into the unsuspecting town...
The people have fallen victim to to a strange and frightening epidemic. Some have suspected that its some sort of disease that is rapidly spreading across the land. Others believe that the epidemic is a curse placed upon the town that is now spreading to the surrounding areas.
Symptoms that the victims have developed are night terrors that come in both sleeping and waking, hallucinations, sleep deprivation, and feeling of energy being drained. In current standing, most of the townspeople have fallen into comas and those who haven’t are in no better shape.
Lochwynn has been put into quarantine to prevent the spread of the disease, but it has already spread to other places, including Belcazzar.
The Nightmares are dark, shadowy creatures that have taken residence in the nearby town and in parts of Belcazzar. They are the creatures that are causing the night terrors and feed from the resulting fear to become stronger. Usually they prefer to flee rather than fight, but when cornered or confronted they can take the form of a person’s fear and will attack if threatened.
These creatures are made up of shadows and have an ink-like consistency to them when they move. When taking on the form of a person’s fear, they have a distinct stylized look to them, like they stepped straight out of a Chinese ink wash painting. They are completely black in coloring, save for the eerie, glowing yellow eyes. They tend to stay away from light and prefer to stick to hiding under the cover of darkness. Its has been observed that the creatures only come out at night,