I was swapping characters again. There was an expedition to somewhere. Evil child. Boat? Turning people to stone or glass or amber. Ability to change people back to normal with some gold coloured draught.
Towards the end of the dream the expedition was heading home. The evil child said “sleep” and everyone fell asleep. Another child we had apparently rescued (the whole point of the expedition) took a little longer to fall asleep.
The next scene had everyone in coffins, dead with the only survivor being the evil child. The king and queen wondered how this could be so. The queen (or perhaps a disembodied me) insisted that an Aeon Flux type statue be revived as she was not truly dead.The dream made lots of sense while having it