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.
This 13 part cartoon series, 6 part comic mini-series and short lived toyline is given new life by the team behind Transformers At The Moon.
After the events of last issue, where Arzon, Witterquick and Mortdred were captured by Virulina, this issue starts with Wheeljack and Breakdown fitting a bomb into Quickswitch. The bomb carriers the inoculation which Wheeljack plans on detonating at the core of Cybertron to make the Cybertronians immune to the rust caused by the Visionaries magic.
Over with the Darkling Lords we get out first real look at Reekon, as he's torturing Witterquick and Mortdred. Cryotek turns up to take over from Reekon, although rather than torturing his former colleague, Witterquick, he wanted to try to convince him to join the Darkling Lords.
The scene jumps to the top of a tower where Merklynn explains the history of the beliefs of the Visionaries. Their religion is based on a primal consciousness called Heskedor (we'll cover that later), who is said to have created the universe by using her own body. Her heart was converted into the Arcana Vast, the power source of the Visionaries magic.
There is an interested scene where the Dagger Assault and the Sky Claw are shown, which is a nice touch. There actually look really close to some of the original stock images of these vehicles.
Merklynn explains to Arzon why he has acted as he has. That the Prysmosians abandoned their faith when they changed from their mystical heritage to using vehicles. He saw this as a degradation of their society. At first Arzon does not believe Merklynn's stories of their culture abandoning magic, but Merklynn continues to explain what happened and why he has partnered with Virulina. He explains that Virulina is just a stop gap for him, to unite the Prysmosians against the Transformers to restore Prysmos, after which he wants Arzon to take control and lead the Prysmosians.
Back with Virulina, she tests Cryotek's allegiance by attacking him, hoping to see the killer instinct which she is after. Cryotel's mace is now more of a club design than then flail design from the 80s.