Uthenera - transformed from a natural progression of Elven life to a gift for the most ancient bloodlines who could resist the human taint. When Arlathan fell and the Elves were forced into slavery by the Tevinter Imperium, the last vestiges of these bloodlines lingered in the few who chose bondage over death. The center of a makeshift society of elven slaves, they were cared for and protected - a symbol of hope for an unlikely future and a reminder of the culture they had lost.
When Shartan, with the help of Andraste, brought freedom back to the Elves, these descendants of the most ancient finally had a chance to learn and master the craft which allowed them to be in harmony with the land beyond the Veil. The few that did master the art learned to their dismay, as their Elders had, that the Fade, now corrupted by the Magisters' pride, was not a welcoming place anymore. The absence of Falon'din to guide them made Uthenera a self-inflicted punishment rather than the ritual it was meant to be.
A few Elves began to experiment with the teachings of Uthenera in an attempt to protect themselves when in the Fade. Though unsuccessful, they did stumble upon a means to siphon the spirit energy from the Fade to protect them while in the waking world. These few were called Dreamweavers - masters at controlling the spirit energy that makes up a world usually entered only in dreams.
When Halamshiral fell, the few Dreamweavers almost faded into extinction. The few who remained roamed the lands with the various Dalish clans. Their descendants, trained like the other Dalish with sword and bow and inheriting the innate skills of spirit mastery, are the Dreamweavers now in existence. Usually at the front of any foray into ancient Elven ruins, they still thirst for the knowledge that was lost when Arlathan fell - a time when the forerunners of these Dreamweavers were even more powerful and capable of acts that are only spoken of in hushed tones of awe...and scorn, for they chose not to use their talents in Arlathan's defense.
Inspired in part by the Dream skill tree in Titan Quest, this class will feature a suite of spell-like abilities focusing on spirit damage and proficiency with melee weapons. They will inherit the Sleep chain of spells from the original game; everything else will be custom talents specifically written for BaL.
Of course, it would be too much to expect the creation process to go smoothly in the Toolset. There is an issue with the character model not showing up when the background is selected and it has been reported by many in the forums. I did have this working at one point when I first started experimenting with custom classes so it is just going to be a matter of going over each 2da and script change and see what is wrong.
...and of course, the icons. These are just placeholders for now till I start working on creating icons for the classes and their abilities.