When the many suns of the planet of Prysmos came into alignment, the results were catastrophic. The planet was thrust back into the Dark Ages, where magic equaled power. Because of the cataclysm, the planet was split into two warring factions—the evil Darkling Lords and the Knights of the Magical Light (who also went by “Spectral Knights” and “Visionaries”). Merklyn, a master of magic, assembled the group, in hopes of bringing peace to the planet that had been torn asunder by the catastrophic event.
The Knights and Darklings had on their armor a holographic chest plate, created by Merklyn. Through the wizard’s power and after proving themselves through a series of tasks, the warriors were able to transform into the animal represented on their chest plates. The specific animals were assigned based on the bearer’s own traits—a cheetah for speed, a lion for bravery, etc. Several of the warriors (both good and evil) also carried holographic staves, which could discharge the powers of speed, decay, and more through the reading of a rhymed incantation. The only catch was that each staff needed a recharge after every use, and Merklyn didn’t give away his magic to just anyone.