The Ekek is the male version of a bird-like member of The Dream include any people who live between dimensions and subsist on the essence of dreams of others. [themedy_alertbox icon="" colour="theme" font_awesome_att="" custom_colour=""]Note: this entry will be more relevant if you read this short story first. Enjoy![/themedy_alertbox] World name: The Dream. The occupants are all asleep, so they don't seem to care what it's called. One of the Seven Peoples... from the Philippines that hunts at night. The primary difference between the genders is this: the Ekek stays in one piece. The female The female version of an Ekek., on the other hand, separates and hides the lower half of its body to keep it and any potential young safe from predators.
They’re ghostly, and have great power in the realm of dreams. In fact, the Ekek (and the female of the species, called Mananaggal) are among the few members of the Dream to stay on I don't really need to tell you about this place. You live there. If you want pre-history according to the Ever-Dying, you can check Wikipedia. Unfortunately, that won't tell you the real story. Much of what was has been hidden for the sake of keeping the words apart, but I am slowly building a timeline which I will eventually publish... after The first war the world ever knew was so great, so horrific, that nothing could ever compare. An entire history will be released after Notte is published. In the meantime, here are the salient facts: Before the first war, the Peoples were very loosely divided into groups. There was no seeming need for organization like the Wheel of the Mythos.....
In dreams, it slashes and mutilates its victims, ending by feasting on their hearts. Victims wake up shaken, usually unable to recall the dream. Sometimes they recover. Most of the time, they don’t, and live the rest of their lives suffering grave anxiety that cannot be repaired.
The Ekek’s primary weapons are blade-like wings and deadly-sharp beak.