Link to the Thread(s): Mending What's Broken
Summary of the Thread(s):
Duration of 5 nights, Patrick spends each night learning a little about his Dreamscape; and comes to find a way to mend it.
How did this stretch / challenge / impact your PC?:
Night One: Patrick had to learn many things, firstly his companions would assist him and that he needed to fix the dreamscape. This helped him regain a sense of courage/purpose after CitW.
Night Two: Patrick learned he could still affect the reality of the dreamscape but only on a small scale, as well as the conditions he's forced to work with in this dream; helping him become more aware of dreams and how he can change them. Patrick also had to learn to become more aware of the events repeating in the dream, which was important to realize the sole purpose of this venture.
Night Three: Though nothing was written to elaborate on this, Patrick deliberately tried and failed multiple times to ascend the tower in his dream. While this didn't play any major role entirely, it did signify his growing determination to resolve this situation overall.
Night Four: This is where things got experimental for Patrick, as he had to learn how to adapt his mind to the concept of 'no limitations' to manipulate the dreamscape. Naturally this proved problematic as his overthinking of logistics made it a challenge, but that was overcome with an experiment done to test his limits also.
Night Five: The deciding factor in which Patrick needed to realize what truly seemed wrong with the Dreamscape. Rather than assuming he needed to reach the top, he quickly realizes that there's a reason the tower is falling consistently; and then considers that to be the thing he must fix in order to mend the Dreamscape. Sure enough his theory isn't too far off, and upon discovering the source; Patrick relies on his intellect to figure out the final piece of the puzzle. Shortly afterwards everything recedes and the way is clear, Patrick is not only completely aware of his limitations but also the possibilities in Emea.
Overall he's definitely learned how to count on and rely on his friends more, rather than be the lone wolf/rogue he tries to be more often than not.