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?
Drafters, Talented, Wetboys, High Society Criminals and Low Society Criminals... in all of it, there are still the regular, the mundane. The human. They are the average citizens that wander about the city of Lochstone. Average citizens do not have access to the luxin, or they do not have access to the near-literal 'well' the Talented do. But that does not mean the average citizen isn't important to the cogs of society. In Chromeria territory they are mostly the high class, the socialites of the city. Though there are obviously bad parts even in a good neighborhood. Meanwhile, in the Slums average citizens are assassins, drug dealers, thieves, peddlers, etc. Even citizens hail to their respective Guilds in the Slums.
Life of the Gifted
Psychics in Lochstone (both sides) are wanted. They must hide what they are for fear of being found out by the Sa'Kage or the Chomeria. The Shinga has no qualms about putting a price on psychics. Everyone know's he is whiling to pay handsomely for any information that leads to finding one. If someone brings a psychic to him, the amount he gives is doubled.
The Chomeria on the other hand is more hush hush about it. They would offer to take them on for 'protection' from the Sa'Kage. Because they would be 'slaves', but the council would do the same thing. They want these gifted human's to use against the other side. Psychics are easier to hide what they are. This means the more each side 'owns' the more likely they are to win this underground war. In this day and age they can't openly fight each other. It must be done behind the scenes, and psychics are the key.
How a character becomes psychic is up to you. Some can be born with it, it could have been dormant inside of them, or maybe they survived something traumatic.
Making a psychics or if a character gains a power means they are hunted. It's important that they only tell those they trust impeccably. This allows for a ton of plot fodder.
Apportation- Materialization, disappearance or teleportation of an object. Not limited to object, can be a person or people. This can be achieved by various means, including, but not limited to; causing the atoms/molecules to travel at light-speed, warping the space, or use quantum superposition, in which the user teleports by replacing and restocking energy in a spatial behavior.
While teleportation may seem like it is simply for travel, it can actually be a valuable ability, as it can be used offensively (and quite powerful, as a spatial attack), while offering superiority in terms of movement speed and distance coverage, and a skilled strategist/tactician can use it for many innovative manners.
Aura reading-Perception of energy fields surrounding people, places and things. The user can perceive auras, normally invisible fields of energy that surround every living thing, this can be used to sense emotions, health, power levels, or the targets moral alignment. They may also be able to sense auras surrounding inanimate objects under special circumstances.
Cerebral Control-The user can manipulate, modify and control the thoughts, mindsets, and upper brain functions, allowing the ability to render others unconscious, suppress their memories, and negate the use of abilities, increase/decrease mental capacity, modify minds to be agreeable, sway sensations to induce altered perception, bestow mental disorders or break down mental barriers.
Dream Walking- User can create, shape, enter and manipulate the dreams of oneself and others, including modifying, suppressing, fabricating, influencing, manifesting, sensing, and observing dreams as well as nightmares, daydreams, etc. They can produce and modify dreams, bestow nightmares or lucid dreaming, entrap people in REM, and promote spiritual/emotional healing within dreams.
In some cases, the user's power extends to the real world, such as wounds inflicted on a sleeping victim and even pulling someone from the waking world into the dream world.
Eidetic Memory- The ability to recall images, sounds, or objects in memory after only a few instances of exposure, with high precision for some time after exposure. Some can speed read books and have perfect recollection of it. Others may be able to replicate music after hearing it once.
Empathic Perception/Sense- The user can fully interpret and replicate the emotions, moods, and temperaments of others without reading apparent symptoms, allowing them to understand introverts or discover one emotion is actually hiding another. They can attack someone in a personal and emotional way since they know exactly what emotion is flowing through themselves and can use this knowledge to play against them. Some users may learn to read emotional imprints left into environment or objects.
Usually over time, an Empath's power grows to the point that they can manipulate emotions on others, and possibly use them to empower themselves. User may learn to extend their power over/on vast number of sentient beings or reach extreme distances, even other levels of existence but this may be possible only if the user has emotional link to those they search already in effect.
Medium- This person can see spirits. While most of the world isn't able to see spirits from an ethos meister, a medium can. Not only can they see spirits, they can also communicate with them. This doesn't mean they can control any spirit, oh no. It's more likely that a spirit will try an posses a medium. Ghost like to take bodies for a joyride every so often. Mediums are the perfect vehicle for this.
Null- There are two types of nulls. Psychic and Magic. A null stops those powers near them. This may be by touch or by being within a certain distance from the null. They are like a void for those near them, or touching them. (this is based on the character)
For clarification a Psychic null stops all gifted characters, and cuts off a drafters physical ability to translate light. A Magic null stops Meisters and the Talented (including wetboys).
Precognition- Perception of events before they happen. Not everything is set in stone. Some gifted may see multiple outcomes. Some see them in visions while awake, others in dreams.
Psychic Photography-The user can imprint images/marks/writing onto the target's minds for various reasons, from sharing the knowledge to causing great pain, insanity or even death.
Psychokinesis or telekinesis - The ability to manipulate objects by the power of thought. Depending on the strength of the gifted this may be limited to the weight, or the number of objects as well as how long they can control the object for.
Psychometry - Obtaining information about a person or object, usually by touching or concentrating on the object or a related object. Wearing gloves is essential to get through the day if this person can't control their power. Some people may actually relive what they are seeing, maybe feel it and not just watch on the sidelines. Some, see it from a first person point of view.
Remote-viewer – the phenomenon of remote-viewing can also be technically called of travelling clairvoyance. Therefore the remote-viewer can clearly see consciousnesses, places, and events happening at long distance. The remote viewer can also describe to an audience, even with eyes open, what is being seen, what is happening in real-time. They must be careful when using this power. Their body is defenseless during a viewing.
Telepathy - Transfer of thoughts, words or emotions in either direction. The range depends on the user in question, and how many people can be affected at a time.
A human (of any kind, including guild members and citizens) may start with one power if they choose. Talented, Drafters, and Wetboys can not start with a psychic power. Anyone may buy, win, or use the achievement system to gain one or more. If you want your character to be 'known' as gifted they must either be aligned to a guild or to the Chromeria. You may chose to have them hide, and over time be found out and play out what happens.
You are not limited to what is here. If you have an idea not listed please contact Delphi or Indigo. We love working with new ideas, and we may add them to the list. However things like pyrokentics will not be listed as 'gifted' human powers, because the red Talented control that. This in order to keep powers separate.
When taking on a power, make it your own. These abilities are open to interpretation. You decided the characters strength and weaknesses with the ability.
Thank you for reading!
Frequently Asked Questions
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The information here is not exhaustive, this is bare bones information to get you started in this world. If you have suggestions to add to the Citizens or information regarding citizenship you'd want explained/detailed, or you'd like something removed, Delphi is very willing to try and make Black Prism as accessible as possible. Just ask!
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