After the opening credits a narrator introduces us to Prysmos, a planet rich in Technology. Unfortunately for it's inhabitants, this was not to last, as when the three suns of Prysmos came into alignment all the technology on their planet stopped working and they fell into chaos. The narrator then explains how over time a new, more primitive, civilisation is formed, with two main factions, the Kingdom of new Varlarak, lead by Leoric, and the Darkling Lords, lead by Darkstorm. After a while an ancient wizard, Merklynn, appears telling them that the Age of Magic has begun, and offering to teach them how to control magic. All they have to do is reach his shrine and he will grant them magical powers.
Many knights embark on this quest, trying to over come various obstacles, such as mazes, giants, chasms, traps and various other nasty devices. Only 14 make it to the shrine, where Merklynn bestows upon them a magical totem, representing their inner personality in the form of an animal. Those who were carrying staffs are granted additional powers, which they can access by chanting a rhyme. Those who do not have staffs are promised they they will discover other powers later on.
After all the knights are ejected from Merklynn's shrine, Darkstorm declares that
magic will only be used for good, much to the surprise of everybody. Darkstorm has no intention of following this, but knows that the noble Leoric will keep his word.
The episode ends with Arzon helping a maiden out of a small ravine. The maiden asks what his staff is, and Arzon explains that it has magic powers, although she remains skeptical. To prove that he is telling the truth, Arzon calls upon the Bearer of Knowledge, and asks what it knows of the fair maiden. The staff replies
the maiden is none other then the evil knight Virulina as the episode ends.
Were you paying attention to the episode? Here's some interesting facts that you may have missed.
Darkling Lords, during a fight in Merklyn's shrine.
Knights of the Magical Light
With magical powers they fight
Powers of mind and strength, skill and speed
Powers to accomplish the greatest of deeds
Knights of the Magical Light
The following list details scenes which were removed from the Visionaries episode Ep 1: Age of Magic but appear within the original episode scripts.
removedfrom Merklynn's shrine you should see the good knights separate with Leoric comments that they
probably all have deeds to fulfil in their own towns. One of them was suppose to reply commenting to Leoric that
give my regards to Vandanus the Armourer, which is the first reference to this un-mentioned character, but sadly this line did not make the final recorded version of the script.
Below you will find a list of all of the scenes within the episode Ep 1: Age of Magic which were changed from the original planned scenes within Flint Dille's script.
- Named only or dropped.
- A note is attached.