Far away in a distant galaxy, the people of the planet Prysmos lived in an age of great technology. They had taken control of all of the sources of energy, and enjoyed a life of comfort and ease for 7,000 years... but this was not to last, for the realignment of the three blazing suns of Prysmos signaled the end of the age of science and technology. When all of the electrical energy have been depleted from the world, an age of magic began. But it would take some time before men would believe this.
Years passed, and as the old order collapsed a new more primitive order rose form the rubble. Knowing that the balance of power between Darkstorm and Leoric could easily be tipped, both frantically searched for a military advantage. The ancient wizards Merklyn contacted both parties and told them that he was seeking brave knights, men and women of vision, as he wished to teach them the ways of magic.
Several knights then quest for magic, with only 14 succeeding. They were rewarded by giving them animal totems, which represented their true self in animal form. Those knights who carried staffs were also given great powers, such as Wisdom, Knowledge, Destruction, Invulnerability, Fear and a variety of others. Those knights without staffs were given the ability to empower vehicles. The two sides battle each other for control of the magic, as well as the rule of New Valarak and Prysmos.
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Carrying straight on from Issue 1, the Spectral Knights and Darkling Lords have to come to terms with a world without technolgy. Mortdredd and Reekon stumble across a something wonderous in Harklons Smithy
The issue opens with the Knights standing before Iron Mountain as per the end of issue 1. Before Merklynn can leave the Knights he is challenged by Reekon who points out some Knights have staffs and other not, Ectar agrees with him but the question is shrugged off by Merklynn. The wizard answers by saying their powers will become evident soon enough. As Merklynn leaves Reekon tries to take Witterquick’s staff from him by force, leading to a brawl between all the Knights as they continue the battle from earlier inside Iron Mountain. Watching the battle, Leoric fills bitterness in his heart at the loss of what could be achieved if all the Knights could work together. Lexor finds himself hard pressed by Galadria and summons the power of his staff, encasing himself in a force field that breaks the Spectral Knight’s staff. Even Witterquick bounces off him as he tries to attack the Darkling Lord. Likewise Cindarr summons his power to aid him in defeating Cryotek, causing a minor earthquake in the process.
Before the fight can continue any further Leoric calls for everyone to stop, again telling them of their responsibility. Darkstorm agrees after a fashion, saying he will stop fighting to conserve his strength and plan for war. With Reekon, Mordredd, Cravex and Cindarr already sworn to him (issue 1) he offers a place in the Darkling Lords to anyone else who wants it. The only person to take him up on his offer is Virulina, which seems to please Darkstorm. As they leave Leoric remarks to his Knights that Darkstorm is a most dangerous enemy.
By what creeps, what crawls, by what does not, let all that grows recede and rot! / Power of rot, obscuring truth, what once was old restore to youth!