The Darkling Lords are the corrupt faction of the Prysmosian Visionaries. Once led by their founder Darkstorm, they are now under the command of Virulina.
Known Darkling Lords:
After the Trinary Re-Alignment, Merklynn selected a group of Prysmosians to become his "Visionaries", bequeathing great magical power onto them. Darkstorm's lust for power however caused a schism in the group and his faction became known as the Darkling Lords. Schismatic It would later be revealed that this schism had been engineered by Merklynn himself, wanting to take advantage of the change that Darkstorm's charisma could bring. Good Men
When the Trinary De-Alignment destroyed Prysmos, Darkstorm failed to escape the planet in time and the remainder of the group fell under Virulina's command.
In 2018, the group came to inhabit the city of New Prysmos on Cybertron where they advocated a complete Cybertronian genocide to claim the planet as their new home. As leader of the Lords, Virulina was selected as one of the two Prysmosian representatives when it came to dealing with the Cybertronians. Schismatic
After Virulina murdered Kup, she declared open war on the Cybertronians delegating her followers to destroy the three Cybertronian pylons generating the forcefield around New Prysmos. The Spectral Knights had anticipated this goal however and came to the defence of the forcefield with Cindarr, Cravex, and Lexor each being soundly defeated. The intentions of the Darkling Lords had won over the people however who came to their defence allowing for the destruction of the forcefield. Leoric's own attempt to destroy Virulina and Merklynn was equally short-lived and the Spectral Knights were forced out of New Prysmos.
With the city completely in the thrall of the Darkling Lords, Virulina was crowned as its chancellor. Cybertron No More
With Leoric out of the picture, Virulina recruited the Spectral Knights left in the city and had them don Darkling armor. Desperate Measures After Merklynn had managed to sway Arzon to his side, he had the man don Darkling armor, sending him to destroy the anti-Talisman bomb the Cybertronians had built. Good Men The combined forces of the Cybertronians and Spectral Knights managed to defeat the Darkling Lords, relegating them to a low position in society once again, though some of them still retained loyalty to Merklynn and worked towards freeing him. The Curtain
- Darkling Lord at the TFWiki