Istaria Lexica

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Istaria: what is it all about?

The original Horizons logo

Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), developed by Virtrium, LLC. It has been released in december of 2003 by Artifact Entertainment, entitled as Horizons: Empire of Istaria. The game comes with a wide variety of different fantasy characters, including playable, flying dragons. Currently there are 11 races, 28 adventure schools and 21 craft schools available.

The game's play style is based on a player versus environment (PvE) system. Player versus player (PvP) is still possible in a restricted area. Adventure the game by combining powers of different classes. Istaria's multiclass system lets you choose between the abilities of more than one school at any time. However, full power will only come to the class you selected to be the active one on your adventures.

Craft your own equipment to become even more powerful. Crafting is a big part of the game, almost anything you may obtain is crafted by players: houses, lairs, weapons, equipment, tools, and so on. Own a lair or a plot of land in settlements to build your residence. Aid others to build theirs. Several hundreds of formulas are waiting to be worked by your skilled hands.

About Istaria Lexica

We are proud to provide you with information about the massively multiplayer online role-playing game Istaria. The Istaria Lexica is, like most other wikis, a community driven project. Players of Istaria commit updates and new information to the wiki to provide it to everyone.


Istaria Lexica was born as the two founders, Terao Tar and Elteria Shadowhand, met each other for the first time in real life on April 30th, 2015. Both were pretty enthusiastic wiki editors already and had a good experience on the MediaWiki software. On the real life event, which was visited by a few other Istarian players from the Order shard, too, both agreed on the fact that the community should be given a chance to join in on harvesting information and support others with their knowledge. The agreeing nodding of other attendees was a clear sign that we're on a good plan.

So the journey began. To prepare a wiki system for a group of players who never worked on a wiki before. How should they learn it? This is the basic task Istaria Lexica takes care of. Everyone shall be able to commit his knowledge without knowing too much about wikis and without the need to learn into things they wouldn't want to. While creating easy guides and templates for the community, the founders will provide support as good as possible for any wiki newcomers. For example by offering dialogues on the site, aswell as having chats about any issues directly in the game.


Join the Istaria Lexica community and help us become a great resource for Istaria - Chronicles of the Gifted!

Help us on the Wiki!

It is much easier to add missing information as you would think! The more helpers the wiki aquires, the better information is provided to Istaria's community.

Everyone is encouraged to provide information in any way they desire. Contacting committers, doing comments, talk to each other in the game; everything is okay and very welcome. Everyone is free to edit pages without any bad manipulation afterwards. Wikis are free for everyone and everyone shall be free to edit without fears of harm or 'having done something wrong'. Editing in a wiki means adding what you currently know. If it's not much or even wrong, that's no problem. You are able to edit at any time, to update anything and others may aswell correct or enhance by chance, without any rant. That's the way a wiki lives. That's the way a community lives.

For a first start into the wiki world we created 'The Gifted's guide to the Istaria Lexica Wiki'. It is written especially for Istarian players and has a progressive structure; if you are not able to handle a certain difficulty you can still go back to easier tasks. Other users can assist you, too. Simply start a thread on their talk page: active users and administrators are a good way to aquire hints.
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05. December 2016

Today's highlights:

Quests, NPCs and creatures of The Cults Update have been added and should be almost completely available.


Content updates:


Site updates: There were some layout bugs on the user toolbar and the search bar while using Internet Explorer. These were fixed, everything should be displayed correct now. If you still encounter issues with Internet Explorer, please let me know!


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27. October 2016

Today's highlights: Not much to tell but the two things:

The overview page for armor dyes got additional preview screenshots for cloth armor (thanks Pryzm!!) and plate armor. Enjoy!

This month I mainly tried to clean up any broken / dead links on the wiki (these are shown in red to you). I think I am 90% done, which equals more than 1000 fixed red links. If you encounter any red link by now this is for sure a missing / undocumented content the wiki still needs.


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27. September 2016

Today's highlights:

Very much broken links (~1200) have been fixed. Mostly included were typos while linking and necessary redirects to existing pages!
The Gnomekindle (Winter-) Festival has been fully documented.
The Spring Festival has been fully documented.
The Summer Festival has been fully documented.


Content updates:


Site updates:

  • Lexica's Submenu 'Game Information' has got a new entry 'Fansites' added. Contact me if you know additional sites!
  • Extensions Purge and PurgeCache were removed since they are obsolete on the currently running version of MediaWiki.
  • Fixed the disambiguation features of the wiki to represent them correctly. Both, the Category page and the Templates Disambig and For were updated, including their documentations.
  • Added a new Gadget: purgetab. This replaces the built-in Purge/Refresh feature found on the top of each editable article page. It delivers a way to clear MediaWiki's page cache for the current article page and it's transcluded pages.
  • Template:List now uses the maximum possible width to show it's content and now supports a style parameter. This may be used to layout the list's table.
  • Template:New Location now adds a Template:List to the resrouce section and has been updated in it's cosmetics.
  • Template:Pet Summary Cargo now adds Category:Pet:Cargo
  • Template:Pet Summary Shoulder now adds Category:Pet:Shoulder
  • Template:Resource Node‎‎ has been beautified. It is now centered, more broad and shows the available locations in two columns.
  • Template:Urban Summary now adds Category:Location.
  • Template:VendorBuys‎‎: Table headers are no longer linked.
  • Template:VendorSells‎‎: Table headers are no longer linked.
  • Template:Work in progress‎‎ now supports a detailed user text.



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07. September 2016

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15. August 2016

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26. June 2016

Phew. This is a big one. Thanks to all committers for your efforts!

Todays highlights:

  • Almost all NPCs and Vendors are in! All Cities, all Outposts, all Towers were overhauled heavily. The new system makes it easy to find sold items by the search feature. All in all, 1707 unique items were added and linked to the vendors. For example, if you wanted to find the 2008 Fall Festival Ancient Helm Head Scale using the search feature, it will suggest you to the item's article. There you'll find a list of vendors / creatures / resources and so on...
  • Resort Islands / Festival events were updated. Missing NPCs aswell as the payment methods for each festival are available now. And of course, the vendor's items, too.


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Site updates:


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31. May 2016

Todays highlights:

- Delta Patches 281-285 have been brought into the wiki almost completely.
- Vendors are being edited heavily. They get their sold items and prices added.


Content updates:


Site updates:


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2. May 2016

Todays highlights:

Proudly the page has become tablet and smart phone capable. If you still encounter problems while navigating let me know.

Locations have been finished on their updates. Any landmark, settlement, dungeon, forest, hill and so on should have their own article now, containing information about creatures and resources.


Content updates:

  • Quest: Taurorond: Remembering the Fallen has been updated.
  • Quest: Delgarath Militia Unsung Heroes: For the Empire has been updated.
  • Quest: The Feladan Ranger quests (beginning with Ranger: Hunting the Direst Wolves and Ranger: Envenomed Arrow I) have been updated; their required items and rewards have been added and crosslinked.
  • Quest: The Burning Archer quest line has been fully documented now. Corrected/added quest texts and rewarded/required items. Added lots of needed locations and hints how to reach them. Also updated the corresponding NPCs.
  • Quest: The quest line around Valor and Vigilance: Defend New Trismus has been updated and completed.
  • Quest: The Imperial Bank: Vault Upgrade quest line has been updated to their current behavior.
  • Titles: Some missing titles have been added.
  • Titles: Emblems are on the wiki now. All regarding quests have been updated (Their rewards were linked to the titles instead to emblems)
  • Titles: Updated alot of quest information such like coordinates, targets, rewards, creature loot lists, required items, etc..
  • Slash Commands: The table showing the commands has become some cosmetics to be better readable.
  • Slash Commands: More commands have been added, the list should contain every available command now: /availEmotes, /lootall, /selectSelf, /report , /mouselook , /sleep, /useability , /printLocalObjects, /RecoverMemory, /who, /idleAnimReset, /testAnimDefer , /playSound , /setTime , /purgeSectors, /purgeModels, /purgePaths, /purgeCharacters, /purgeChar, /purgeSounds, /purgeResources, /purgeTerrain, /purgeEnts, /showFootprint, /localDelete, /loadModel , /modelPeek , /ddsConvert , /aghDDS , /igbToAGF , /agfToIGB , /setPos , /setPosRel , /moveSelf , /ms , /moveRel , /setRot , /printProps, /updateHotkeys, /QuestsRefresh, /distanceto2, /distanceto3 and /showinfo.
  • Locations: Pretty much of all locations should be in the wiki now. Around 430 nice, new, shiny screenshots have been made for their articles. Lots of information has been added, such as resources located there, NPCs, creatures and so on. Thanks! Awesome job!
  • Category:Pawn Broker: Pawn Brokers have become more informative on their prices things being sold to them.
  • Category:School: Adventure and Crafting sub-articles schools have become a better structure to become more overviewable.
  • Category:Quest: Some of the sub-article lists weren't showing any results at all. This has been fixed.
  • Category:Quest: Added a new sub-article: Quests with unknown level restriction. This enlists all quest where no minimum level is known (yet).
  • Category:Quest: Added a new sub-article: Crafting Quests
  • Calimir the Bold has been renamed (former: Calimir)
  • Sindenis Lavitien has been renamed (former: Sindenis)
  • Rialtos the Wary has been renamed (former: Rialtos)


Site updates:

  • Template:Project list entry now automatically adds the current date and project-status 'open' as default.
  • New Template:SkillsGainedTableRow. That's a dirty little helper to create table rows on skills for school articles (such as Ranger, Miner, Cleric, ...)
  • Page Layout: Good news for tablet and smartphone users. The page should render correctly now on any resolution. However, you may need to 'scroll' the page contents, still. Let me know if you find any bugs!
  • Page Layout: On smartphones and tablets you'll be able to open the sub-menus of the page's main menu now.
  • Page Layout: Main Menu: Since the top level menu entries are no longer linked to an article, sub menus have become a new 'Overview' link.
  • Page Layout: On small monitor resolutions (<1280 x 1024), the page background (the character photos) has been moved out of range. This ended up in a messy layout and has been fixed.
  • Page Layout: On small monitor resolutions (<1280 x 1024), the user menu and the search bar have been cut off. Fixed, too!


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Blight Delta 291
  • Deer are now known as Bucks and Does.
  • Adjustments made to the spawns of wolf, deer, cedar treant saplings, spiders and wild gruoks.  Some areas have had more spawns added (treants, wolves, spiders).
  • Red Tusks now has a patrol route instead of a regular spawn, and it no longer stretches over the side of a hill.
  • Added two new small brown wolf spawns east of the flax.
  • Rend Armor debuff is now known as Rended.  Rend Armor I causes a greater reduction in armor while the user is in Green Stance.
  • Adjusted the respawn rate and times of Adamantium Golems within the Barrier Vale.
  • Son’s Shields, Son of Gigaroth’s guards, are now significantly taller.
  • Commander Jatell now offers the title “Demon Slayer”.


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2016-11-28 16:08:21
Blight Client 393.37.0

Fix:

  • Fix for chat window input size

Optimization:

  • Performance optimization for rendering

 


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2016-11-26 04:12:56
The Cults Update

Content Update Summary

  • Lands along the Dalimond Bay coast have seen a flourish of life and an explosion in population.  New enemies, friends, stories, and rewards can be found in Tishlar, Desert Shore, and the Tower of Healing.
  • Levels 1 to 10 abilities for Clerics, Dragons, Mages, Scouts and Warriors have been tweaked to produce a better new player experience.

The Cults

  • The lands along the coast of the Dalimond Bay have undergone some dramatic changes including more growth of trees and more thanks to the continued efforts by the Dryad.
  • As a result of this new growth, new monsters and enemies have moved into the regions along the Dalimond Bay. Wolves, spirits, and even more humanoid enemies can be found in these regions.
  • Tishlar, Desert Shores Outpost and the Tower of Healing have become more populated as a result of the growth and change.  Numerous quests can be obtained from these locations and its residents.
  • For those who completed the Vandus Confederation quest line in T2, speak with Micklin Vandus to begin “Vandus Confederation: Unease in Tishlar”.  Note that this quest is not required to begin the T3 quest series in Tishlar, but it does provide a bridge between the T2 and T3 storylines.
  • Master Dryart, the Gatekeeper, is now known as Felnith and has moved south of the teleport gate to a shop.  He will offer to attune players to Dryart.
Bixben Lindnottin is now the Guard-Captain, a member of the NRDF, and will offer to attune players to New Rachival.


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2016-11-22 07:03:23
Blight Client 393.24.0

Fix:

  • If character doesn't have bone or bone mapping, then don't attach model to character (used to put model at feet)


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2016-11-21 07:08:33
Blight Delta 290

  • Myloc Harbringer Heart is now known as Myloc Harbinger Heart
  • Myloc Harbringer Claw is now known as Myloc Harbinger Claw
  • Adamantium Golem drops have been alligned with the loot system
  • Avariatus’ Quest: Claw Up The Local Spiders now refers to Brown Spiders rather than Brown Spider Hatchlings
  • Adjusted the spawn rate of Ul’zilgat Fyakki in the Eastern Deadlands
  • Evolved Fyakki now have a whirlwind attack
  • Ul’Zilgat Broodmasters now spawn amongst the other Ul’Zilgat Fyakki
  • Defiled Graves around the Tower of Healing now properly work with the “Avenge the Fallen” quest series.
  • Recovered Memories can now be properly collected while on the “Memories of the Forgotten” quests.


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2016-11-14 12:01:44
Blight Restart
Restart complete, Blight is back online.
2016-10-29 19:23:16
Blight Delta 289

  • Tier I Flame spells (Bolt, Strike, Bomb, Spear), no longer say target is immune and Burned effect works correctly.
  • Forgotton Souls are now Forgotten Souls
  • Private Valn Saerig now offers to attune players to Tishlar
  • Sigil of Toval now states what it conflicts with, applies correctly to Tier 3 items, and has an item-name modification.
  • Amulet of Scorpus now says what it does.
  • Quest “Plans within Plans” now refers to High Confessor instead of Senior Confessor
  • Curate Bikann’s Aura of the Forgotten will now apply to players, not monsters.
  • Confessor Tel Orthess now offers to attune players to the Tower of Healing
  • Reworked the spawns of Enraged Souls, Fallen Curates, and Defiled Graves within the Tower of Healing Canyons


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2016-10-27 12:27:20
Halloween Event
This Saturday, October 29, we'll be having our Halloween Event. It's sure to be a scary time, so scary that you might need to do a bit of preparation. Please see the forums for further information and what to expect.
2016-10-25 16:22:09
Live Client 392.47.0

Fix:

  • Fixes issue of not being able to greet NPC's.

2016-10-24 16:17:13
Blight Client 392.45.2

Features:

  • Target window changes
  • Halloween assets (provides red and yellow fall leaves)

Fix:

  • Unable to greet a character from the popup window

2016-10-24 14:14:35