09.3.17 //September Announcement is up! Leadership auditions, and a new site wide device. The War Board! And, like always. Keep being amazing Black Prism! You guys are make Black Prism the amazing home it is <3
08.11.17 //The Gem & BC Shop has been updated! Please read thoroughly as with the new changes live. This means any purchases made after this date, must reflect the layout of the new Shop. This includes, and is not limited to cost, and requirements of purchase. Thank you Delphi for working so hard on codes lately! <3 And thank you members of Black Prism for being amazing, and the rest of staff for working so hard. Really loving our community so much!
08.05.17 //You are the Shinga! The expansion of the War plot has been revealed with rules, and details inside. You, control the fate of Lochstone...
08.02.17 //August brings us our monthly newsletter/announcement and covers a lot of information this time. Shapeshifters, Retcons, Apps and more!
07.29.17 //Dawn of Shadows: Ending! The new beginning of the site wide plot is winding down to an end...And now, it's time for War! Julian Silverlin is (as it appears) dead. And a new Shinga has taken over Lochstone: Axelle Morovich. She's taken over in a storm, and is not letting go...The cold war between the Chromeria, and the Sa'Kage is over - All over the world...
07.20.17 //Mid-Month Reminders! Just a quick read given our growing member base in the midst of our Birthday Month! Plot Prompts, Dawn of Shadows. What a busy month, and it's going great! <3
07.10.17 //Mid-Month Announcement is up! A brand new application is now available, brief update about skins, power retcons and rules, mentions of the Photobucket Crisis and reminder about free goodies! Check it out. Lastly a big shout out and thank you to Stray for his birthday donation he contributed!
07.01.17 //July Announcement is up! Please be sure to read carefully as there is a lot in store this month. Happy Birthday Black Prism! 2 years old now and going strong! New lore is also live, here in the beautiful Guidebook! That said, get ready for a birthday bash in Jamming July where a lot is in store for you inside!
10.22.16// The Autumnal Equinox celebration has begun!
10.01.2016// We have our October Announcement up and going, keep an eye out for several events this October before we head into NaNoWriMo! Don't forget to participate in challenges!
09.05.2016// Despite World of Warcraft coming out, Delphi has added 3 NEW BADGES!
08.19.2016// Fixed more error in code that was available, compressed and optimized the site for performance as best as possible with the host we have. The site should load significantly faster now, if you notice any errors please report in Bugs and Suggestions board!
08.13.2016// Completed a wide sweep of fixes on the old style skins, removed non-functioning links inside avatar toggle until further notice, added link to profile names in toggle drop down.
08.01.2016// Our one year anniversary has come to a close, and everyone got a bunch of goodies and rocked that plot! Don't forget to read the announcement!
07.01.2016// Jamming July is well under way! We are one year old and celebrating like no other. Make sure you get your goodies!
The announcement is here. This month brings an IC reveal of the Fata! Don't forget to topsite vote, and check out the update Territories and Guild's in Lochstone page. Black Prism loves you, keep enjoying us and we'll keep things going for you!
A little late but the announcement is here. This month brings two big plots, a new class reveal, and lots of aesthetic updates! With always more to come!! Black Prism loves you, keep enjoying us and we'll keep things going for you!
While we unfortunately had to cancel the class release this month (or rather pushed it back to March), we did do a smaller version of the intended Cupid's Carnival. We have averted the Imgur Crisis and added a cutsie banner to showcase our wanted ads, inspirations and events! Thanks for being a big part of our lives!
Holy poop! A new year! This month we bring you an announcement that tells all about the new class, upcoming misc. sub-classes, site updates such as the removal of the "spotlight" feature and so much more! We have two new skins since December did not debut with one Storybook Ending featuring Paige Bradley and Jaxon Press made by our very own Marie -- and Let It Snow, a hat-tip to our new annual December event!
So, we understand you're just dropping in to either Link Back because we've advertised on your site, or to drop us a line of your own, but why don't you stick around for a bit and take a look around? Even if you don't stay with us, maybe you could offer us some suggestions on how to attract more members in our guest friendly area (or even in our cbox provided you don't advertise there)!
All skins, images and global templates have been originally created and coded by Delphi for exclusive use on Black Prism unless stated otherwise in the bottom individual copyright.
Black Prism thanks Marie and Ziengale for contributing excessive time, muse, graphics, coding and effort into Black Prism. Black Prism would also like to thank several of online friends and associates for attributed ideas, made design suggestions, or provided truthful opinions during development of Black Prism; members such as Indigo and Zira.
Would also like to thank VOIDPC for commissioning codes that allows Black Prism a unique and streamline feel. Other honorable helpful mentions are: Dusty and Memoria.
DoS: BREAKING NEWS! The North, the South, no one is left unscathed in the recent masscare of people on both sides of the river. The main targets confirmed to of been people in positions of power, more info inside.
DoS: BREAKING NEWS! Emergency Broadcast all over the world. The Chromeria, and the Sa'Kage are once again at WAR after a failed stalemate and peace of seven years that began in 2010 and was centralized in 2012, five years ago.
DoS: It's World War between Chromeria and Sa'kage as Axelle Marovich takes command of the Sa'Kage. She is seen executing her predecessor Julian Silverlin on international television. But was it really him?
The killings have seem to stop, for now. But people are in a world wide panic, skirmishes have begun in the thousands all over the world. Leaving millions injured, thousands killed. Businesses are collapsing...
On all accounts, hundreds of people including the Blackguard themselves are under scrutiny for how any of this has happened...Spectrum overwhelmed by the public's desperate questions of what to do now, how to protect themselves.
In the wake of War how are the Prism, and Green going to juggle their relationship now? Is Paradise going to be lost elsewhere?
Artistry in Lochstone seems to be on the climb as more, and more artists pull themselves out of the woodwork.
Rumor has it, something strange is whispering inside of the Unseelie Sithen. Is it true that Awakened are weaker than Some? Can King Pyre keep his Kingdom together?
People are asking, curious, what side of the War are the Fatum going to fall on? Is the Sa'Kage going to enforce the Unseelie on their side? Seelie on the Chromeria's?
The Orange seems fit to burst, the baby should be coming soon and still no answers about who the daddy is or whether or not it's going to have a mommy and daddy or two mommies or a bunch of each!
There appears to be a rise in people turning to the fata drug Amaranth, seeking salvation, pleasure, escape. The rumors fly that people are trying to overdose on it.
There is a rise in Shifters in Lochstones, reports say as is a body count of those possibly afflicted by Meisters. Are they apart of the new Shinga's army that so effortlessly took out positions of power on both sides?
It's not everyday one comes across a man standing at six feet and seven inches, weighing about two hundred and sixty pounds of pure muscle. Troy is intimidating to look at, no doubt. Being a shapeshifter helped him build even more muscle, but he was never a weak person. He looks more like a body builder now, than anything else.
Troy has a strong square shaped jaw that is normally covered in facial hair. However, it's kept trimmed enough you can see the 'chiseled' look. He has intense blue eyes, and a slight crook in his nose upon close inspection. (broken back in high school)
Hair or a mane? That's the question many want to ask when they see his long thick waves. By long, we are talking past shoulders here. Troy has dirty blonde hair, that begs to be touched. It's always kept long these days, and well maintained. But, as wavy hair does, it gets messy easily. So, Troy rocks the man bun.
His style is normally very casual. Do you have any idea how much of a bitch it is to get those guns in a suit? Sure, he has it tailored to fit him perfectly, but it's time consuming. He'd rather throw on jeans and a tee shirt call it a day.
Various small scars from getting hurt playing football and surfing. The left knee was injuried and required many surgeries. Various scars are there. His vir tattoo is located on his bicep and takes the shape of a male lions face.
lion: A normal lion is large... a lion shapeshifter, is terrifying. Easily bigger than a car. He is a golden color, but on the edge of his mane is black. Thankfully at the back of his neck, it almost blends in with the vir markings. Not that many would be able to get close enough to him to see it.
Troy uses to be something of a jerk, but hey, he grew up! He's passionate about teaching, even if math is kinda boring. It's that moment when a person's eyes light up. The 'ahhh I get it' moment. It's what Troy strives for.
He's athletic, and not just because he's a shifter, no no. Troy has always been into sports and working out. He likes to push himself, which is almost impossible to do these days without someone taking notice. He doesn't play football anymore, but he still surfs when weather allows it.
Jealously is only a minor issue.... His father always wanted Troy to be a drafter, and when it became apparent it would never happen, he tried to impress his father in other ways. Troy strived to be the best in sports, but his adopted brother was a drafter... Troy couldn't help but be jealous. It's a struggle to keep it in.
He used to be a playboy, but those days are gone. Instead the pressure to marry the 'right woman' is on, and Troy has settled down to hopefully find someone his parents will like as well as him. Love? Thats unlikely at this point.
Like the lion he is at heart, Troy likes to nap in the sun. He has more energy at night, which is difficult as a teacher. He can be very territorial, and quick to anger at times.
Shapeshifter: Troy has some control, forcing him to shift three times a month. He has heightened senses in both human and animal form, stronger than he ever was... To the point teoy works hard to hide it. But he's not doing a good job. He's pretty resistant to illnesses. Good bonus for a teacher.
Nemean's Might: According to Greek mythology, Nemean was a lion no one could kill (till Hercules came along). His golden fur was impenetrable. It took strangling the lion to kill him, and using one of his own claws to skin the beast.
Troy has been 'blessed' with a power similar to this. In his lion form it's the strongest, but never as perfect as Nemean. His fur is like a shield, (impossible to tell by looking at it) it is strong enough to protect him from viscous blows. Perfect luxin laughs at this ability, and would break through without issues. However, being stabbed, or shot at is much harder to do. It won't ricochet off, but take more strength and power to pass the shield. Ingested poison really is the best bet at killing Troy in his lion form. If it's put on him, it's more likely to slide right off.
In human form this is much weaker. Sure he can take a punch better than most, maybe a stab wound won't be so bad, but bullet? Luxin? Poison? Not so good for Troy.
King of Beast: Lions are well known for ruling over 'the jungle' or other beast in general by many cultures. As such, Troy resides over other felines. He has a bond with felines making it possible to communicate with them. While cats are know for doing whatever they want, Troy can tell them to help him, or act as a look out. It can bs used to gather information or even calm a hurt animal. Weaker and more submissive minds are more susceptible. This extends from house cats to other large cats. Shapshifters are more likely to answer the call when he is in lion form. A strong willed can fight this off. Then it comes down to who has the stronger mind.
Troy Worthington was born into wealth. His father, Robert (Bob) is a respected green drafter, and used to help council the previous Green. Troy was somewhat of a disappointment when he hit puberty and wasn't able to draft. Not a drafter, or a gifted human... Troy was just simply a boy. What were his parents to do with that? They debated shipping him off to boarding school, but decided against it in order to hopefully prep Troy to take over the family business.
High school for Troy was a piece of cake. Not because he was a genius. But, because he was a jock. He played football and surfed. The was friends with the other football players, and with the cheerleaders. Outside of his bubble, Troy simply didn't care. They picked on random people, chest bumped, and in general, were typically loud. No one, outside of his group of friends mattered much.
Around 16, Troy wasn't the only child anymore. His father adopted Leo, a kid that the family sponsored. A drafter. Something Troy would never be. It didn't matter in the Worthington household that Troy was a super star, Leo could draft. And Leo became the son Robert never had. Troy tried, over and over to prove himself... But Leo always won out. It was easy to hate the kid. Troy shouldn't. But he did for awhile.
Troy went on to college as a football player, and was set to go pro. Life would be better right? Surely going pro would mean something!
Till he blew out his knee a few years in.
That was when Troy changed. What do you do when everything about you... just ends? Troy was lost. He couldn't play football, and would never go on to do so professionally. His friends.... well, sure they cared at first. Then the novelty of visiting him wore off. Eventually, Troy learned the hard way he didn't have 'good' friends. Troy even started to hate Leo less... But the kid went on to act..... How could he compare?
Life hit him hard. What the hell was he to do now? His father ran a financial district in Northern Lochstone, a mini version of Wall Street. Stocks and Bonds. To Troy, it looked boring. Eventually he decided to teach kids. Well, high school kids. He went on to teach math. It was so he could eventually take over for his father. But maybe, Robert would hand it over to Leo instead.
Little has Troy learned that daddy isn't just headlining this mini wall street with various illegal activities. Sure, the Sa'Kage is full of guilds, like gangs. But, up North, they have a mafia.
Shortly after graduating from college, Troy went on vacation to celebrate. The Bahamas was a place he had been many times, but little did he know that there was a small group of Goddard's followers. Troy had a one night stand and didn't think much about the woman's small black tattoo. Did it move? No, must have been drunk. During coitus, the vir symbiot choose him.
Troy went home with no real idea on what happened. Drunken haze really. His first shift happened shortly after.... Years before Goddard had announced himself. What the hell was Troy?! He was no longer the plain unwanted son.... He was a beast. It was a secret. What would daddy do if he knew? Troy spent years reading all sorts of lore tro try and figure out what to do. The weird thing was he wasn't affected by the moon.... What happened?
When Goddard revealed himself and the vir beast were mindlessly attacking, Troy wondered if that was like him. But he didn't feel the call to join them. It wasn't till the party on Halloween that Troy learned the truth. Shapeshifter. Even worse.... No one wanted them. He could never tell.
Since then, troy has kept his head down. Worked to teach kids, work for his dad. Do nothing to stand out. Hard for a tall man. He thought his life was a mess... It was only going to get worse when Troy was sent to pick up a pretty blonde.
Troy sat in the backseat of the oversized SUV looking over the file his father handed to him 'go pick her up. We have business to talk about.' that was it. The file was so basic. Name, picture, basic stats, work location. What the hell did this girl do? Pretty thing at least.
When the SUV stopped Troy got out taking a Moment to adjust the suit he was in. Even if it was tailored to perfection, troy hated it. His hair was what it always looked like. Long, wavey, and like a damn mane. The folder was handed to the driver, and Troy made his way inside.
Ahh good. That was the woman he needed. Her reaction to him, brought a smirk to his face. Yep, Troy was tall. She sat behind the desk, a receptionist? Hmmm what would his father want with that? He didn't need a new personal assistant did he? "I'm here for you actually. " his deep voice boomed. " Troy Worthington, my father Robert sent me to pick you up. Did you need to tell your boss? I was under the impression you had an appointment with him. " Troy smiled waiting for her to start getting ready to go. Call the boss, or grab a purse, or something. Anything but sitting there staring at him. " you are Jacqueline right?". She looked like the picture in the file.... Maybe a twin?
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