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 22 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 when 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 a basic task Istaria Lexica takes care of. Everyone shall be able to commit knowledge without knowing too much about wikis and learning into things they wouldn't want to. While creating simple guides and templates for the community, the founders provide support as good as possible for wiki newcomers. For example by offering dialogues on the site or 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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13. January 2018

Todays highlights:

  • Made some layout changes for compatibility to Firefox Quantum
  • Pet pages and their templates have been unified to make access via the site structure more easy
  • A new category has been added, Cargo, which enlists everything about capacities and storage.
  • Category:Stubs has become a major cleanup. Enlisted pages are to-be updated pages, feel free to check them if you'd like to help.
  • Epic Loot items have been added to the according creatures
  • SuHuz's User Interface has found it's way into the wiki!
  • Epic items, being created by tools, have got their appropriate tool added.
  • Ambrosia of the Gods and all needed details added.
  • The Skalkaar island quests have been updated
  • Category:Images has been overhauled. Browsing through it has become more joyful.



11. November 2017

Todays highlights:

  • All spells have been massively updated, every info should be correct by now!
  • Template:Spell Summary was changed so you can provide multiple skills whenever needed.
  • Loyalty Titles were added.
  • Lots of Formulas updated.
  • Lots of Costumes updated.
  • The Fall Festival and all of its content updated.



10. October 2017

Todays highlights:

  • Most of The Cults content (quests, items, NPCs, creatures) should be in now. Thanks everyone!
  • New official lists are available: NPCs, Quests and Creatures.


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29. March 2017

Todays highlights: Resources are all in now! You are able to search for any resource you'd like to know about (such like Sandstone, Grapevines, etc.).

Lots of Updates on epic monster's abilities (Thanks Chib!).

A new article, Game Videos, enlists selected videos all about Istaria. Feel free to contribute even more of them!


Content updates:

  • Added /setpref muteEmotes to the Slash Commands article.
  • Category:Adventure Skill now has a dynamic skills chart, and it became sortable aswell. Also, the missing skills Intuition and Summoning were added.
  • Category:Crafting skill now has a dynamic skills chart and it became sortable. Also, the missing skill Fitting was added.
  • Creature: Engorged Noxious Maggot found it's way into the wiki.
  • On resource articles (such as Sandstone Slab), no creatures were enlisted. This has been fixed.
  • Quest: The Source of Power questline has been added. (Thanks Machaeon!)
  • Skill: Summoning has got it's attribute bonuses fixed.
  • Statistic and Attribute articles (such as Enchanting, Strength, Mining, Papermaking, ...) have got dynamic tables added, showing which school adds how much to said stat.
  • The Alchemist article has got a list added, showing all available quests for that school.
  • The Construction article was updated to reflect the current ingame infos. Also, it's sub-articles were updated heavily to create a better overview of the whole topic.
  • The Dragon Crystalshaper article has got a list added, showing all available quests for that school.
  • The Weaver article has got a list added, showing all available quests for that school.

Site updates:


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27. February 2017

Content updates:

  • Quest: The Helian Rite of Passage questline has been completely overworked, and is accurate now.
  • Quest: The Helian Ancient Rite of Passage questline has been completely overworked, and is accurate now.
  • Item: The Talisman and Scales and damage types of the Feast, Dance, Melody and Revelry and their components for creating those have been updated to the current ingame state.


Site updates:

  • Template: New template {{See}} renders a 'see also:' text line with a link to another article.



18. January 2017

Content updates:


Site updates:

  • Template: New Building has been updated to be more useable.
  • Internet Explorer: Made some layout adjustments to the main page. It should be shown correctly now.



01. January 2017

Happy new year, everyone!



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

Content updates:


Site updates:


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15. August 2016

Content updates:


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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.


Content updates:


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 310.4
  • Some typos fixed in quest “Grant Smyth’s Fate”.
  • Precious Heirloom that is given as a reward in quest “The Fall of Tazoon: Survivors” is now known as “Family Heirloom.  Updated the dialogue in the quest to reflect the change.
  • Some updates to quest “The Fall of Tazoon: Refugees” to smooth out the experience and transition to the next quest.
  • Lieutenant Bakhtor at the Imperial Army Camp now offers attunement to the destination pad near the camp.
  • Updated quest “The Fall of Tazoon: Welger Patrols” to be more specific about who to kill.
  • Debris retrieved from Debris Piles can now have 2 to 3 units in it (impacts Bank Records and Abandoned Heirlooms).
  • Quest “Fall of Tazoon: Refugees” will now allow you to gather logs and raw gruok in any order.
  • Grammar and spelling updates in numerous Fall of Tazoon quests.
  • Stone of Remembrance no longer stacks with other Focus or Power crystals
  • 2nd Troop Banner no longer stacks with other Strength crystals
  • Green Gummy Spider Shoulder Pet will now properly give a Tech Kit when festival tokens are consumed
  • Flattened plot in Harro
  • Chicken “Scratch” emote now works. (when polymorphed)
  • “Shield Tech Kit: Fiery Rose Quartz Shard” is now named “Armor and Scale Tech Kit: Fiery Rose Quartz Shard” to better clarify it can also be used on the dragon head scale.
  • The Fiery Rose Quartz Shard technique kit now properly applies its augmentation on your ranged and melee attacks as its description implies rather than when others attack you.
  • Armor of the Sun formulas now use Solite Bars instead of Steel Bars
  • Solite Bar formula requires Smelting skill to scribe and Smelting skill to create instead of Alchemy
  • Chainmail of the Sun:
    • Unintentionally required Steel Bars instead of Solite Bars to create. These now require Solite Bars to create.
    • Each armor piece now consumes a certain amount of Solite Bars to create a tech kit of itself
    • Created item name, consumed component name now display in tooltip
    • A Sun Blade formula has been added to Bortak. Sun Blade also offers to create tech kits of itself upon use and can be added to one hand slash weapons (broad swords, short swords, long swords) for its visual.
  • Corrected an exploitable issue with the Piercing Winds and Razor Teeth technique kits.
  • Fixed an exploit regarding the attunement of epic items.

2020-02-21 13:58:32
Blight Delta 310.3

  • Player will be properly sent back to Refugee Camp after killing the Welger in quest “The Fall of Tazoon: Counterattack”.
  • Torch and Bucket of Water icons aren’t gold tinted anymore.
  • Rusty Army Knife now looks like an Istarian Army Knife instead of a Harvesting Knife.
  • The capture now works as intended in quest “Imperial Army: The Messengers”.
  • The Welger now have varied looks to be better differentiated and offer more variety.
  • Updated Dimensional Apparatus requirements to be more in line with other epic items
  • Dragon Gambling Statues:
    • Renamed Statue of Golden Dragon and Statue of Silver Dragon to Statue of Golden Dragon - Plain and Statue of Silver Dragon - Plain; no visual changes
    • New set of statues, Statue of Golden Dragon - Complex and Statue of Silver Dragon - Complex use updated textures
  • Fixed a typo in quest “Imperial Army:  Protect Harro From A New Menace”.
  • Stone Boulder Golems now have updated textures to be in line with their regular kin, while still being distinct - cracked, slightly tint shifted, and darker in most cases.
  • The chained boulder welger weapon now properly has transparency.
  • Fixed a potential issue to not receive Ganesh’s Journal item in quest “Dralnok's Doom (Chapter 3): Ganesh's Journal”.
  • Renamed “Journal Page (xx to 10)” items to “Ganesh’s Journal Page (xx to 10)”.
  • Fixed Emblem: Expert Lairshaper to check proper completion of the quest instead of the presence of a title.
  • Shareik now properly runs on lair floor instead of above it
  • Quest steps in “Granstak's Crab Shells” and “Granstak's Shamanic Rituals” have been improved.
  • In quest “Granstak's Crab Shells”, Grantstak will ask for Undamaged Blooded Shell to avoid confusion with the resource for Weapon Tech Kit: Blood Drainer.
  • Dialogues refers to Kerrak instead of Ssoren in quest “Sslanis Militia: Basic Stores Report” as Ssoren is no longer the quest giver.
  • Improved directions to find Vrex in quest “Sslanis Militia: Battle Sugar Cane”.
  • Improved Weapon Tech Kit:  Hunter's Retribution I description.
  • Improved Precious Heirloom (tech kit) description.
  • Dimensional Apparatus now accepts any craft cog if Tool Socketing was applied to the tool claw.
  • Flattened plot in Heather
Known issue: some Welger texture don’t work properly. This requires a new client version.

2020-02-12 13:26:24
Blight Client 400.72.0

Client

Features:

  • Dragons now feature a unique turning animation when turning left or right on the spot. Bipeds are to follow sequentially as they receive touch-ups over the year.
  • The Monster and Group windows now can be scrolled through to see enemies / group members that are off your screen.

Fixes:

  • Fix for the build list resetting when building multiple structures of the same type and clicking the build button.
  • Updated method used to display progressive textures (DDS) so they are shown at higher fidelity.


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2020-02-05 10:16:29
Blight Delta 310.2

  • Dragon Tech Kit: Tail Blade IV and Tail Spiky Ball IV don’t require Alchemy skill anymore to be crafted, only Dragon Scalecraft skill.
  • A link has been fixed in quest “The Fall of Tazoon: Protect the Camp”. The quest can now progress.
  • Flawless Magnaar Stone attunement doesn’t work as intended and has been removed for the time being.
  • Red Silk Deluxe Backpack Pouch is renamed to Red Deluxe Silk Backpack Pouch to match names in other tiers.
  • Quest “Attunement: Aiya” has a better quest log and gives you better feedback.
  • Fixed description of Phylactery of the Afflicted and Head of Grendulf the High Priest.
  • Fixed a typo in quest “Storm Disciple: The Way of Wood”.
  • Fixed a direction error in the text of New Trismus 6: The Breach.



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2020-01-25 12:02:01
Blight Delta 310.1

  • The Sigil of Kaasha no longer restricts you to be under level 40, but heals for 27-33 HP per tick instead of 1.67% of maximum health.
  • Surtheim's Combust now recycles every 90s (up from 60s), does more damage up front and less as part of the DoT, is no longer a Drain Life, the DoT is once against dispellable, but the Flame Resistance debuff is now a separate debuff and remains not-dispellable.
  • Trepidation will now fade after a reduced number of hits (2 to 5 hits instead of 2 to 8).
  • Kalevala’s Head description now mentions the Iron Guard and a bounty.
  • “Trials of the Gifted (Missing Ability)” is now called “Trials of the Gifted: Redeem Emblem” to minimize confusion and not appear like an error.


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2020-01-15 15:53:01
Blight Client 400.57.0

Client:

Features:

  • Added option to graphics section in game options to disable remote pets

Fixes:

  • Remove background performance profiling to improve performance
  • Fix splash screen not always appearing


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2020-01-14 06:20:43
Blight Testing: The Fate of Tazoon

The Fate of Tazoon

The next update has been released to the testing shard Blight. If you'd like to preview the update and help with testing, please be sure to send in a ticket on any issues or let us know in Discord

Tazoon, once the shining seat of the Empire of Istaria and a symbol of cooperation amongst the Living Races, has been devastated by a calamity. 

A pall of destruction and death hangs over the city and the lands surrounding it. Into this, a new force has emerged which stands at odds with the Empire and, according to those who fled the ruins, has killed or captured many within the walls.  It is now up to the Gifted to investigate, protect and strike back at this new enemy who has sown confusion and destruction in the heart of the Empire.

Those who are interested in this story should speak with Captain Bixben Lindnottin in New Rachival.


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2020-01-03 11:00:12
Live Client 399.45.0

Game World:

Features:

  • Changed the flowing lava sound to sound less wet and more realistic
  • Seasonal effects have been reduced to a few weeks around corresponding holidays to avoid oversaturation.
  • The Flame Elemental Ally now has its own unique cohesive look rather than borrowing the shaders of mobs.

Fixes:

  • Dragon Trainees in New Trismus are no longer just heads.
  • Underwater effect is less flashy
  • Special effect models not working
  • Myloc Queen texture is now higher quality.
  • Draconic Union Head Scale texture has been slightly modified to fit in with the graphical style of the game.
  • Problems with Select Last Target working consistently


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2019-11-13 12:48:45
Blight Client 399.45.0

Client

Feature:

  • Select Nearest Resource


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2019-11-13 05:54:00
Account and Support Web Site
We're currently in the process of updating the Account and Support web site. We'll update when the upgrade is complete.

2019-11-10 15:43:21