'Who am I, you ask? Fair dreamer, you above all should know who I am! I am the Sleep Keeper, the peaceful ocean wave which crests upon the shores of the soul. I am the Silent Muse, the whispering wind that makes the dreamer's wings soar. I am the Pale Goddess, the sentinel that weaves an innocent children's dreams. I am Arcaidelana, the Guardian of the Dreamgates and the Passage of Time. Take my hand now, dare you enter this, my realm, the world of the sleeping souls. But be forewarned, I am also the Guardian of Nightmares, for within each dreaming mind there is a dark place from which evil can spring. . . .'