The dream stave is a long stick, or branch. Mages use them as a means of interpreting the future. One simply winds a lock of hair from the person concerned, puts it under their sleeping-sack, and falls asleep. In the Mage's dreams, the question will be answered.
A dream stave is constructed from a rowan bough, stained with blackberry juice and wrapped in a lattice of reeds. Smaller versions can be made.
Rowan sends Mages into an enchanted sleep.
Blackberry juice is dark as night, and provides a gateway to dreams.
Reeds have roots in stone and earth, stems in water and leaves in the sky. They are ladders to the Spirit World.