This is a huge read but if you like my Dream Master stuff and want to understand it better this is perfect read for you.
I felt it better to explain this in a journal as well since Im asked about these things frequently.
As of how things work with spirits and living visiting dream world.
A living person visiting Dream World is classified in two ways. Predator and Prey.
The Predator is pretty much what Brianna is. A person who is very powerful spiritualy and holds a level of dominance and strength often even having a special ability. Brianna's for example is her ability to drain energy from spirits she nears. While rather dangerous of an ability she has managed to control it in order to protect herself only when the need arises. Predators are extremely rare since many spirits tend to be very powerful especially Dream Master who only Brianna has bested. Predators are visitors that can come and go as they please since none can touch them and often spend time preying on spirits rather then being preyed on.
Prey are the common victims that visit the Dream World. Prey are most often taken on by DM as he is the highest ranking spirit in the land and very few can avoid or best him. Though it is not uncommon for dreamers to stumble upon stray spirits looking to have some fun. Prey are caught and have there fantasies turned against them in some odd or twisted way. This often ends brutally whether its popping, vore or some other method the Prey's soul is extracted from them trapping them to live in dream world as another spirit of the Dream World. The process is not at all horrific or painful... at least not since Brianna tamed and calmed Dream Master some from his early work. The body in the waking world often suffers a similar fate to the victims demise resulting in a bed often filled with latex scraps and the like.
Now Spirits are the creatures who fuel Dream World and live in luxury and fun mingling with others and sometimes taking on victims themselves. Most to all spirits enjoy there new lives to some degree. Being a mythical creature and a source of strength tends to have that effect. Spirits a very durable which is why they love to play in the endless dreams that doors in Dream Masters tower leads too. You can Pop them or eat them or crush them and they will not only love the feeling but also reform in time. They can do it over and over living any fantasy they wish. They can even explore more natural dreams to pretend they are elves in a fantasy world or whatnot. The problem only being the ability to do things is limited to Dream Masters power. Dream Masters Power is limited to the collection of souls he has. The more he has the stronger he is. However the collection of souls corrupts him making him more demonic like a double edged sword.
A important thing to know about spirits is something people have been confused about in my art. Spirits all appear as a soft, squishy, floating or crawling orb at a distance. However if you get close or focus specificly on one or some they take on a form. This form is often the form they had when there souls were taken as it tends to be there ideal fantasy form. However many take on other forms of there choosing. Most stick to a form as it expends lots of energy and time to shift. This is why many leave it for play with others or simply while they are reforming after a play that say was a bit rough.
Souls can also be classified into sections. There are Dominions, Toys, and Servants
Dominions are a rather rare spirit. These souls love to take the toys off to command or simply mess with. Dominions are stronger spirits and are often long standing in the world. They dominate visitors and victimize spirits for fun and games. Currently the highest ranking Dominion is the Dream Master.
Toys are a common breed of spirits that inhabit the Dream Masters Tower. These spirits love to be picked on pushed around by Dominions. They live to be the subject to others wills and fantasies. Often shy they avoid visitors or just ignore them and stay close to other spirits never really wanting to be alone. Toys loyal to Dream Master and dominions and go to Servants for help if they need it or go to them if they need to tell them something important.
Servants are the brave breed loyal to Dream Masters whims and aids to all other souls. The are the go to informants and teachers of the world. They help new souls adapt and live in Dream World as well as teaching them how to control there new forms. These Spirits are very everything oriented almost a mix of Dominion and toy. They love to dish out pleasantries just as much as take them and are often second to Dream Master when it comes to soul collection. Candy Naga is currently the head of the servants and right hand of Dream Master serving his every wish or taking information from him to spread to the masses. Many new souls are under his teachings and aid for help.
This is in a sense the basics of the Dream World foundation. The world itself is a blanket sky and ground held together at the core by a tower that connects sky and earth. It is the equalibrium that creates gravity and sense of reality to the madness. The tower holds a nearly endless number of doors the fantasies and dreams for spirits to roam and enjoy. It is believed only Dream Master himself knows how many doors there are. It is also believed by some spirits that Dream Master hides a few special doors below his throne. One leading to his own dreams.
The final cataglory is Demons which are the natural denizens of the underworlds weather visiting or natural inhabitant.
First up are the Natural inhabitants. Imps being the most common and mysterious of this group showed up out of the blue without question and are the main signs that you are indeed in Dream Masters realm. These imps differ from most in adittude and looks. They seem more like minions then anything else. Being Dream Master created the world the call home they answer only to him and befriend only him though few have been known to play with souls and many have been know to jump visitors. These imps are everything from guards to layabouts living of his land. Some live in the tower while other lay outside. However when they grow to a certain age they must be kicked from the nest as it were when they become dangerous and true demons. These older imps are mighty fearsome and the only creature to nearly best Dream Master. As such when they become powerful the must join the other demons in other realms. They are a mystery to all but Dream Master who is the only that knows of there origin.
Next is the Visiting sort of Demon. These Demon's vary in size and type from succubus to ogre demons like to vist from all around. Though Dream Master trusts non of them and always everyone keeps close eye on them and there activities while in his realm. Many come to rest and relax at his tower like a resort. Some come to party and play with spirits to feed on there energy to help invigorate them. There are however demons who come seeking darker deeds. Some come to try and steal souls some. Others simply wishing to conquer Dream Masters realm. However none of these demons have ever escaped with a soul or lived to defeat Dream Master. Dream Master is caretaker of all in his realm and would never let demons make off with what he protects.
Lastly are The Elder Demons. These titans are the oldest of demonic gods in the Underworld. So old they and powerful that they hold no dominion and go where they please. They are neutral forces that care not to meddle in realms as they're own ambitions are so beyond lesser demons that they hardly even regard them as beings in existence. This is believed because they seemed more focused on each other as threats. They fight each other not with fists but with tactics. All the titans seeming to bid for something beyond all the realms understanding. Thus is there will. Dream Master However peeked the interest of the Titan demon "Death" who spoke to him first when he was nothing but a lost angel floating in a white void. Death found Dream Master to be something more then other demons. He inspired Dream Master to press into becoming a spirit lord of his own realm and taught him to steal souls to increase his power. Death is the Elder demon Dream Master consults as a Master and Teacher when he needs it. A few Demons have even been at his side when he consults the glowing eyes in the dark void beyond his realm. They say the experience is at first frightening but then soothing as they speak with great calm and wisdom. No one knows if why Death is truely interested in Dream Master. Perhaps he believes Dream Master could become a God himself... or prehaps Dream Master is a tactic he is setting to take advantage of the other Elders.