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?
Miscellaneous species are a way for staff to introduce playable sub-classes that will not play main major roles on board but can still be fun plot-fodder-type characters. They will be introduced as staff sees fit or in the case of class-requests that we don't feel fit the site enough to be a 'main class'. This may also serve as a way to transform requested character-types by members into fun sub-classes. Furthermore, sub-classes may not be created as your first character, a player must purchase a sub-class ticket through the Gem Shop.
Each sub-class will come with extremely brief background information and power-types. It is up to the player to flesh them out further.
Sub-Class: Color Wight
OOCly, Shades are most similar to vampires. However, vampires do not fit with Black Prism lore and as a result we have created Shades for use on Black Prism after vampires were requested. Shades were created January 2016 as a collaboration of staff: Delphi, Indigo, Marie and Ziengale.
A 'Shade' is a unique transformation of a color wight. Typically, color wights do not survive very long after breaking the halo. In the case of Shades, they have survived long enough that their luxin has been completely drained and the feeling of insanity has abated. While they don't return to their complete mental capacity, they do regain most of their clarity and realize the repercussions of their previous actions.
This evolution takes place rapidly over several weeks once its approached. A Shade has had all of their luxin drained from them, and it seems that this process has had physical repercussions. Their skin is more pale and their eyes are extremely sensitive (since they have no luxin protection, eyes typically appear pale if any color at all), thus making walking in sunlight potentially painful. While sun doesn't kill a Shade, it's extremely uncomfortable. They develop a single set of permanent fangs and they have not completely lost the ability to manipulate light--now they gain the ability to meld into shadows and become almost completely invisible (even in daylight a shadow can hide a Shade). A Shade does not require the drinking of blood to survive, they are very mortal, but their luxin lifeforce having been drained from them also appears to have extended their natural lives. If a color wight makes it to become a Shade, they are more likely to live to over 150 years if not killed intentionally.
Although they live normal mortal lives, it appears as if the fangs have a purpose. A Shade has the ability to drink the blood of a drafter and gain their luxin powers for a short period of time. Drinking from a drafter allows the Shade to draft from the moon much more strongly than that of the sun. The luxin is weaker but this also allows a Shade to draft colors previously untouched by the color wight. Additionally, the Shade gains the proficiency the drafter they drank from had (drank from expert drafter, draft expert luxin). This effect typically only lasts approximately 24 hours, and the Shade is susceptible to color sickness once more. A Shade is not required to kill their victim to gain this ability.
In tandem to the ability to manipulate shadows and drink blood, a Shade has also gained the ability of Compulsion. It typically requires eye contact and is typically used to control a drafter from which the Shade will feed but it has multiple purposes. Compulsion effects last for a variable amount of time, but usually not more than twelve hours depending on the magical strength of the victim.
A Shade most closely resembles a vampire of lore. They are weakened by sunlight, pale, live longer lives, manipulate shadows, drink blood and have the ability to compel a person into their bidding. They are mortal and can be killed by normal means, and eat and drink normal food and liquid. Shades are not undead, at least not to anyone's knowledge though the original incarnation of 'wight' would indicate otherwise. Shades are not affected by: holy water, hollow ground, garlic, magical barriers where they have to be invited in, and do not catch fire when in sunlight.
OOCly, Gargoyles are a unique vir infection that the species learned to control centuries ago. This was a prize offered to the site from topsite voting. Gargoyles were created April 2016 as a collaboration of staff: Delphi, Indigo, Marie and Ziengale.
In the middle ages in Europe, specifically France, 'witches' were feared. The populous believed that evil ran rampant in the world, and they turned to their leaders for protection. The Spectrum, The Sa'Kage, and Religion. At this point in history the meisters were well known. History got it wrong calling them witches. They were powerful and it was getting to their heads. Eventually, the became hunted.
It was due to the bounty on the head of any meister, dead or alive, they decided to go into hiding. To fade into history and become a myth for their own protection. They were successful until Goddard in 2015.
In order to safely go into hiding, construct meister's decided to make gargoyles. The literal versions that were found all over Europe in the middle ages. Human's believed they were a gift from the gods to protect them. Many myths and legends speaks of gargoyles as protectors, that they have the abilities to ward off evil. Specifically the 'witches'. The meisters encouraged these rumors. They sent out meister's with little vir markings to spread the knowledge of what the gargoyles could do. Eventually, the meisters appeared to die out. Thanks to the gargoyles.
Little did human's know, they were reporting back to the mesiters, and helping keep them hidden. At this point in history the gargoyles were simple constructs, doing the bidding of the meisters that were simply trying to stay alive. Till the Ceur'caelestos, who wielded The Blade of Heaven, stepped in.
No one is sure why this ancient being decided to step in. Maybe it was because the gargoyles had been mindless servants for so long she decided to help out. It was their rebirth.
The gargoyles were no longer mindless constructs. They were, at their core, stone animals, but could take human form in order to walk among the people that loved them. Free at last, and fully alive. The future was wide open for them.
With the blessing they received, the gargoyles could control the vir. They could reproduce, which would only make more gargoyles, or they could choose a worthy human to become a gargoyle. The species take protecting the world from any evil seriously. After all, Ceur'caelestos chose them specifically. In order to be chosen, the person must live up to their ideals. They expect honor, loyalty, and the desire to protect those that can't protect themselves.
Gargoyles until recently weren't thought to be alive. They still live perched on buildings, mainly old churches. They come in many shapes and mixture of animals. It wasn't till the Ceur'caelestos began to walk in Lochstone, that they decided to stop hiding.
This species is tight knit and like a family. The group is called a brood. There aren't many gargoyles in general, and only a few groups exist in the world. It is rare for a gargoyle to live outside of the brood, but happens on occasion. The groups tend to be small.
All gargoyles have two forms. Their natural stone form and human form. They can't stand being outside of their stone form for long and typically need to spend at least one night perched somewhere. While in gargoyle form, they are fragile. Stone shatters after all.
They are all able to ward off 'evil' spirits, but most spirits in general avoid the gargoyles. As protectors they are able to throw up invisible shields to stop injury and sometimes psychic attacks.
A gargoyle is a type of shapeshifter that at it's core is stone, and slips into human form to blend in. In their stone state they are easier to break, but share similar strengths as shapshifters in human form. (heighten senses, strength, less likely to get sick, and a longer lifespan) They are required to spend at least one night a week in their stone form. They are able to move in their normal form, however it is slower, and if someone tips them over... they will likely shatter.
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