The Dreamlands are changing. The Lord of Kadath has set plans into motion which will see the realm consumed by the fires of war, and the Elder Gods prepare for the worst. Still, it is an opportunity. Perhaps, if you are clever, you can enlist their assistance and end this madness before it begins.
If playing without The Dreamlands expansion, choose another Prelude card.
During Step 5 of setup ("Determine Ancient One"), set up the Dreamlands side board.
After resolving setup, place 1 Focus on Ulthar and Celephaïs, and 1 Focus on the Dream-Quest Token (move the Focus with the Dream-Quest token). If Nyarlathotep is the Ancient One, each investigator gains 1 Eldritch token.