The planet of Prysmos had enjoyed a technological age for several thousends of years, untill the realignment of the three suns marked the end of the age of science and technology and began the age of magic. Prysmos had now entered a kind of medieval age where all forms of technology were now useless and mankind on Prysmos had to resort to a more primitive and simple way of living. The wizard Merklyn issued a challenge to whomever wished to accept it for a chance to earn magical powers from his shrine on top of Iron Mountain. 14 knights managed to reach the shrine; the 7 heroic Spectral Knights (led by Leoric) and the 7 evil Darkling Lords (led by Darkstorm) recieve magical totems that transforms them into different animals. The knights which carried staffs were able to infuse magic within them (4 of the Spectral Knights and 4 of the Darkling Lords had staffs), while the ones who didn't have staffs were able to pilot vehicles using magic and these vehicles also had magical powers of their own. The action figures released had special paint jobs done to their chest areas to reveal holographic images, the same was done for the vehicles. The cartoon had great special effects (for it's day) when the knights transformed into their animal forms. The show had 13 episodes in total which aired in 1987. The Spectral Knights are; Leoric, Arzon, Feryl, Ectar, Whitterquick, Cryotek and Galadria. While the Darkling Lords were; Darkstorm, Mortdredd, Reekon, Cindarr, Lexor, Cravex and Virulina.