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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The story begins at Iron Mountain where the Spectral Knights are given The Crystal of Detection, the ultimate burglar alarm as Merklynn puts it. Ectar is rather weary from the outset and when the crystal works when the jewel thief Racious DeBraug is caught entering New Valarak. The crystal seems to be working fine when it warns the Spectral Knights that the Darkling Lords are approaching from the sewers. The Knights return to a meeting with the Botanical committee who believe that since the city is now being protected by the crystal the security budget should be cut and the Botanical garden receive the funding instead. It is at this point when Ectar tells the room of a story from before 'The Cataclysm' when he was a police detective.
The story begins with the First Prysmos Bank in Valarak installing what was believed to be a full proof security system, the maker was known other than Reekon who ripped off the bank and escaped with all of the money. Ectar managed to capture Reekon who promptly escaped and started the most infamous crime spree ever in Valarak. The morale of the story was that you had to trust people not machines. The committee had none of it and wanted more flowers less weapons.
Darkstorm reads up on the crystal and finds that the 'Cloak of Concealment' is not affected its power. The Terrible Bird turns up with information on where to find the crystal, but this information comes with a price demanded by his leader the Meat-Eater Leader. The price was fifty50 T-bones, one hundred juicy flanks three-hundred Rib-eyes and all the condiments they could muster. Darkstorm realises that he will have trouble finding the funds to pay for all the meat.