dreamsend-8116-temple-above.jpgDREAMSEND
Reality-8116

Official Name: Apparently Dreamsend

Type: Extradimensional (Reality-8116) planet, present in unidentified location in the Milky Way galaxy

Population: None

Capital City: None known

Government: None;
    perhaps previously ruled by the Kalloombrians

Major Languages: None known

Monetary Unit: None known

Major Resources: Hall of Death and Mercy, Infinity Horn, Kalloombrian Temple

National Defense: None known

International Relations: None known

Extraterrestrial Relations: Formerly populated by Kalloombrians;
    used as the site from which Aknaton established portals into and/or created his Hall of Death and Mercy;

Places of Interest: Hall of Death and Mercy, Kalloombrian Temple

Domestic Super Humans: None known

Prominent Citizens: None known

Superhuman Residents: Possibly/formerly the Kalloombrians

Significant Visitors: Aknaton, Juliet, Kalloombrians, Vanth, Whis'par, Za, Zygoteans

Domestic Crime: None known

International Crime: None known

First Appearance: (Mentioned) Epic Illustrated#7 (August, 1981);
    (seen) Epic Illustrated#8
(October, 1981)

History:
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Epic Illustrated#8 (fb) - BTS) - Kalloombrians built a temple on Dreamsend.

(Epic Illustrated#8 (fb) - BTS) - Eventually, the marauding Zygoteans came to Dreamsend. Rather than oppose this virtually unstoppable force, the Kalloombrians moved to another sector of space.

(Epic Illustrated#1/7 (fb) / Epic Illustrated#4/2 (fb) - BTS / Epic Illustrated#8 (fb) - BTS) <Over 100,000 years ago> - After viewing the future and seeing the successful resolution of his goals, destroying the entire galaxy to end the Zygoteans' threat, Aknaton constructed an artificial immortal being, Joenis Soule, to hide the Infinity Horn (see comments) on a far-off, barren world the Zygoteans would probably not bother, and not reveal its location until a certain verse was recited to him by an Orsirosian on the planet Delloran.

(Epic Illustrated#8 (fb) - BTS) - Within the Kalloombrian Temple on Dreamsend (see comments), Aknaton created or cast a spell to allow him to open a hole in the floor, allowing access to a set of steps, actually a multidimensional corridor that led to his Hall of Death and Mercy. Within the Hall of Death and Mercy, which was on a plane of existence that allowed the appropriate meshing of the laws of science and magic, he hid the Infinity Horn, a weapon designed to destroy the entire galaxy in order to stop the Zygoteans.
    Not having foreseen any attacker, Zygoteans or otherwise, during his visions, Aknaton sealed the entrance to the Hall of Death and Mercy, designing it to only open on his command so that no one could get there before him; but it did not occur to him to establish a means to reseal either.

(Epic Illustrated#4/2) - Aknaton obtained Joenis Soule's amulet, which contained the location of the Infinity Horn.

(Epic Illustrated#6/6) - Following a mystic spell and communion with his god, Ra, Aknaton gained the knowledge that the Infinity Horn awaited him in a subterranean temple on the world Dreamsend.

(Epic Illustrated#7/7) - Aknaton punched the coordinates into the Lightcutter and he, and his agents, Vanth, Juliet, Whis'par, and Za, departed to their last stop, the planet Dreamsend.

(Epic Illustrated#8/6 (fb) - BTS) - Zygoteans arrived at Dreamsend in advance of Aknaton's group. They had a pair of warships stationed in the planet's vicinity, and a small number of ground troops on the surface.

(Epic Illustrated#8/6) - As the Light Cutter approached, Vanth took out the two Zygotean warships.

(Epic Illustrated#8/6 (fb) - BTS) - Prior to their construction, the Zygoteans signaled additional troops to come to Dreamsend.

(Epic Illustrated#8/6) - Aknaton worried as he had not seen Zygoteans on Dreamsend in any of his visions of the future. Vanth wondered if the Zygoteans might have captured the Infinity Horn, but Aknaton considered this unlikely due it being cleverly concealed within the nearly indestructible Kalloombrian Temple. He further doubted the Zygoteans were even aware of the Horn's existence, noting that they probably figured this was another of Orsiros' holy shrines that were located throughout the galaxy. Concluding that if the Zygoteans suspected otherwise, they would have more than these reserve troops on the surface waiting for them. Nonetheless, he urged haste, and he, Vanth, Whis'par, and Za took out the ground troops.

    However, Za then noted as more Zygotean fighters were arriving. Vanth asked if they should head back to the Light Cutter, but Aknaton insisted they had come too far to turn back now, and that they should head for the temple, which would shelter them from the Zygoteans' fire.

    As they reached the temple, Whis'par noted that it had no door, but Aknaton then activated the opening in the floor and urged the others to quickly follow him down the stairs. Whis'par wondered why they didn't close the floor behind them, but Aknaton explained that he hadn't appreciated the need to do so as his visions had not shown Zygoteans or anyone pursuing them.

    When Vanth commented that the stairs seemed to go on forever, Aknaton explained that they did, in a way, as it was a multi-dimensional corridor of his own design that would lead them to a plane of existence which would allow them to do what must be done: The Infinity Horn worked on contradicting laws of science and sorcery which only meshed properly in a place such as this, and the corridor would transmit the Horn's effects back to their reality. dreamsend-8116-zygoteans-onrushing.jpg

    As they reached the bottom of the stairs, Aknaton announced they were approaching the other side of Dreamsend's corridor, the mystic heart of the galaxy, and he showed them the path to his Hall of Death and Mercy.

(Epic Illustrated#8/6 - BTS) - Zygoteans rushed into the temple and down the stairs.

(Epic Illustrated#8/6) - As Vanth heard the Zygoteans approaching, Aknaton instructed the others to stand back as he opened the Hall to them, another of the doors he never planned to have to close. Aknaton then showed Juliet, Whis'par, and Za the Infinity Horn, while Vanth waited outside in preparation of the approaching Zygoteans.

(Epic Illustrated#8/6 (fb) - BTS) - A pair of Zygotean scouts stuck their heads out of the doorway at the bottom of the stairs/corridor, and Vanth slew them.

(Epic Illustrated#8/6) - After reassuring the trio of their destiny as the building blocks of the future, Aknaton departed the Hall and rejoined Vanth outside. As they prepared for the Zygoteans to rush them en masse, Vanth considered that while the other three were tomorrow's hope, he and Aknaton were yesterday's mistakes. Aknaton lamented that there was no other way, and Vanth noted that he wasn't certain that was the case, but figured it was too late to talk alternatives.

    Aknaton instructed Vanth to stay close by his side as he would have one final task for him when this was over.

    And then the Zygoteans and their mercenaries rushed in en masse.

dreamsend-8116-destroyed.jpg(Epic Illustrated#9) - Realizing what was happening and fighting for their lives, the Zygotean mercenaries drove Aknaton and Vanth back and blew off Aknaton's right arm at the elbow.

    As the cosmic forces came into alignment, Juliet, Whis'par, and Za blew the Infinity Horn.

    The Horn accessed and unleashed the energies from the 15th dimension of mystical existence, the realm of a being of omnipotent force and many names: And the energy erupted forth, destroying  the Hall of Death and Mercy before exploding out the corridor, annihilating the Temple and Dreamsend in the same second, and swiftly spreading forth: The entire Milky Way was destroyed.

    The energies released, plus Aknaton's spells, enabled Juliet, Whis'par, and Za to survive as "something wondrous...a new species of being that the stars had never before seen...escaping the weakness of the flesh and becoming beings of pure thought and energy" and departed for parts unrevealed.

(Epic Illustrated#9/2 (fb)) - As the energies surrounded them, Aknaton pulled Vanth to his side. Aknaton indirectly tapped into the power of the Infinite and created a mystical sphere -- mostly from condensed light particles -- to protect himself and Vanth from the forces being unleashed, as well as placing them into a deep state of suspended animation.

(Epic Illustrated#9/2 (fb) - BTS) - One million years later, the former site of the Milky Way galaxy was known as "the Dark Sector."

Comments: Created by Jim Starlin.

    I'm not quite sure how Aknaton's story works out...he describes creating the means to open the portal in Dreamsend's floor, but he also notes that Soule hid the Infinity Horn on a secret location and that he only recently learned its location via Soule's key.
    I would think Aknaton created or otherwise accessed his Hall of Death and Mercy (and/or the realm it contained) and the portal to that realm, and hid the Infinity Horn in the Hall, but then had Soule create/place the access point to the stairs/dimensional corridor to his Hall within a secret location. Or, perhaps, something else...?

    Was it called Dreamsend originally? Did the Kalloombrians name it that? Were they it's original and/or first inhabitants?
    We don't know.
We just don't know anything about it's origins, other properties, and other history beyond what's included in the history above. We pretty much don't know anything beyond it's ultimate fate.

    All we saw outside of the Temple was some rocky, desert-like landscape.

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Dreamsend has no known connections to:



Kalloombrians

     The Kalloombrians were an ancient (possibly pre-dating the Orsirosians) non-human race that constructed a temple on the world known as Dreamsend.

    Over 100,000 years ago, when the Zygoteans attacked them, the Kalloombrians moved from that sector of space.

--(Mentioned only) Epic Illustrated#8

Note: We don't know whether Dreamsend was the initial homeworld of the Kalloombrians, or whether some or all of them colonized the world and built the temple. We don't even know that the world was known as Dreamsend when they lived there.

    We also don't know where they went or what they did after leaving Dreamsend...and/or if the Zygoteans ever encountered them again.

    Unless the Kalloombrians exited the Milky Way galaxy, if they still existed at the time the Infinity Horn was blown, they would have been destroyed by the energies released by the Horn's activation.



dreamsend-8116-temple-surface.jpgKalloombrian Temple

(Epic Illustrated#8 (fb) - BTS) - Kalloombrians built a nearly indestrutible temple on Dreamsend.

(Epic Illustrated#8 (fb) - BTS) - When the Zygoteans attacked Dreamsend, the Kalloombrians departed.dreamsend-8116-temple-entrance.jpg dreamsend-8116-temple-stairs-entrance.jpg

(Epic Illustrated#8 (fb) - BTS) - Within the Kalloombrian Temple on Dreamsend (see comments), Aknaton created or cast a spell to allow him to open a hole in the floor, allowing access to a set of steps, actually a multidimensional corridor that led to his Hall of Death and Mercy. Within the Hall of Death and Mercy, he hid the Infinity Horn.
    Aknaton sealed the entrance to the Hall of Death and Mercy, designing it to open on his command

  (Epic Illustrated#8/6) - Arriving on Dreamsend with his allies, Aknaton explained that the Infinity Horn was concealed within the Kalloombrian Temple.

    As more Zygotean fighters arrived, Aknaton instructed his allies to head for the temple, which would shelter them from the Zygoteans' fire.

    As they reached the temple, Whis'par noted that it had no door, but Aknaton then activated the opening in the floor and urged the others to quickly follow him down the stairs. Whis'par wondered why they didn't close the floor behind them, but Aknaton explained that he couldn't, as he hadn't appreciated the need to create the means to do so, as his visions had not shown Zygoteans or anyone pursuing them. dreamsend-8116-stairs.jpg

    When Vanth commented that the stairs seemed to go on forever, Aknaton explained that they did, in a way, as it was a multi-dimensional corridor of his own design that would lead them to a plane of existence which would allow them to do what must be done: The Infinity Horn worked on contradicting laws of science and sorcery which only meshed properly in a place such as this, and the corridor would transmit the Horn's effects back to their reality.

  As they reached the bottom of the stairs, Aknaton announced they were approaching the other side of Dreamsend's corridor, the mystic heart of the galaxy, and he showed them the path to his Hall of Death and Mercy.

(Epic Illustrated#8/6 - BTS) - Zygoteans rushed into the temple and down the stairs.

(Epic Illustrated#8/6) - Activated by Juliet, Whis'par, and Z, the Horn accessed and unleashed the energies from the 15th dimension of mystical existence, the realm of a being of omnipotent force and many names.

    The energy erupted forth, destroying  the Hall of Death and Mercy before exploding out the corridor, annihilating the Temple and Dreamsend in the same second, and swiftly spreading outwardly.

--Epic Illustrated#8 (9


dreamsend-8116-exit.jpgdreamsend-8116-hall.jpgHall of Death and Mercy

(Epic Illustrated#8 (fb) - BTS) - Within the Kalloombrian Temple on Dreamsend (see comments), Aknaton created or cast a spell to allow him to open a hole in the floor, allowing access to a set of steps, actually a multidimensional corridor that led to his Hall of Death and Mercy.

    Within the Hall of Death and Mercy, he hid the Infinity Horn, a weapon intended to annihilate the entire Milky Way galaxy with the goal of sparing the galaxy's inhabitants from the Zygoteans.

    Aknaton sealed the entrance to the Hall of Death and Mercy, designing it to only open on his command so that no one could get to the Infinity Horn before him; but it did not occur to him to establish a means to reseal the Hall.

(Epic Illustrated#1/7 (fb) / Epic Illustrated#4/2 (fb) - BTS / Epic Illustrated#8 (fb) - BTS) <Over 100,000 years ago> - Aknaton constructed an artificial immortal being, Joenis Soule, to hide the Infinity Horn (see comments) on a far-off, barren world the Zygoteans would probably not bother, and not reveal its location until a certain verse was recited to him by an Orsirosian on the planet Delloran.

(Epic Illustrated#8/6) - Pursued on Dreamsend by more Zygotean fighters arrived, Aknaton led his allies to the Kalloombrian temple.

    Aknaton then activated the opening in the floor and urged the others to quickly follow him down the stairs. Whis'par wondered why they didn't close the floor behind them, but Aknaton explained that he couldn't, as he hadn't appreciated the need to create the means to do so, as his visions had not shown Zygoteans or anyone pursuing them. dreamsend-8116-hall-path-side.jpg

    When Vanth commented that the stairs seemed to go on forever, Aknaton explained that they did, in a way, as it was a multi-dimensional corridor of his own design that would lead them to a plane of existence which would allow them to do what must be done: The Infinity Horn worked on contradicting laws of science and sorcery which only meshed properly in a place such as this, and the corridor would transmit the Horn's effects back to their reality.

  As they reached the bottom of the stairs, Aknaton announced they were approaching the other side of Dreamsend's corridor, the mystic heart of the galaxy, and he showed them the path to his Hall of Death and Mercy.

(Epic Illustrated#8/6 - BTS) - Zygoteans rushed into the temple and down the stairs.

(Epic Illustrated#8/6) - As Vanth heard the Zygoteans approaching, Aknaton instructed the others to stand back as he opened the Hall to them, another of the doors he never planned to have to close. Aknaton then showed Juliet, Whis'par, and Za the Infinity Horn, while Vanth waited outside in preparation of the approaching Zygoteans.

(Epic Illustrated#8/6 (fb) - BTS) - A pair of Zygotean scouts stuck their heads out of the doorway at the bottom of the stairs/corridor, and Vanth slew them.

(Epic Illustrated#8/6) - After preparing the trio, Aknaton departed the Hall and rejoined Vanth outside. 

dreamsend-8116-hall-glowing.jpg

    And then the Zygoteans and their mercenaries rushed in en masse.dreamsend-8116-hall-exploding.jpg

(Epic Illustrated#9) - Realizing what was happening and fighting for their lives, the Zygotean mercenaries drove Aknaton and Vanth back and blew off Aknaton's right arm.

(Epic Illustrated#8/6) - Activated by Juliet, Whis'par, and Za, the Horn accessed and unleashed the energies from the 15th dimension of mystical existence, the realm of a being of omnipotent force and many names.

    The energy erupted forth, destroying  the Hall of Death and Mercy before exploding out the corridor, annihilating the Temple and Dreamsend in the same second, and swiftly spreading outwardly.

 

--Epic Illustrated#8 (9


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Epic Illustrated#8, pg. 1 (Kalloombrian Temple from above);
       pg. 2, panel 1-5, Aknaton's crew arriving on Dreamsend and fighting off Zygoteans);
          panel 6 (Kalloombrian Temple and surroundings from surface);
        pg. 3, panel 1 (Kalloombrian Temple entrance);
           panel 3 (Kalloombrian Temple floor opened to stairs/corridor);
           panel 4 & 6 (stairs/corridor);
           panel 8 & 9 (corridor exit);
        pg. 4 (Hall of Death and Mercy);
        pg. 7, panel 1 (Aknaton exiting the Hall and rejoining Vanth on the path/bridge to the Hall);
        pg. 8, panel 5 (Zygoteans rushing towards the Hall via its bridge);
    #9, pg. 5, panel 1 & 3 (Hall glowing and then exploding);
       pg. 6, panel 2 (Hall exploding)


Appearances:
Epic Illustrated#6: Metamorphosis Odyssey chapter IX: Absolution (June, 1981) - Jim Starlin (writer, artist), Stan Lee (editor/publisher), Archie Goodwin (editorial director), James Shooter (consulting editor)
Epic Illustrated#7: Metamorphosis Odyssey chapters XI: Nightfire (August, 1981) - Jim Starlin (writer, artist), Stan Lee (editor/publisher), Archie Goodwin (editorial director), James Shooter (consulting editor)
Epic Illustrated#8: Metamorphosis Odyssey chapters XII: Dreamsend (October, 1981) - Jim Starlin (writer, artist), Stan Lee (editor/publisher), Archie Goodwin (editorial director), James Shooter (consulting editor)
Epic Illustrated#9: Metamorphosis Odyssey, Chapter XIII: Doomsday & XIV: Aftermath (December, 1981) - Jim Starlin (writer, artist), Stan Lee (editor/publisher), Archie Goodwin (editorial director), James Shooter (consulting editor)


First posted: 08/30/2018
Last updated: 08/30/2018

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