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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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Blight Client

The current client on Blight has some fixes for the handling of quests that does not work on Chaos or Order right now.  If you're playing on Chaos or Order make sure to patch to those shards and not use the Blight client.
2020-10-28 11:59:11
Live Delta 311.4

  • Fixed Florica’s dialogues in quest “The Mysterious Pendant”.
  • Acolytes Elendosh, Ahassunu, and Lugalkam will now recognize when players can re-join the Crystalshaper school
  • Removed erroneous ‘Storm’ skill increase from the title ‘Storm Master’.
  • Fixed title ‘Scourge of Cults’ requirement.
  • Level 3 Tiny Grass Beetles will now properly spawn on Skalkaar (level 2 will no longer spawn)
  • Nature’s Aid I and Nature’s Aid II roots targeted monster instead of player. Damage has been removed (it is supposed to be a simple root) and they now have their own icon.
  • In quest “The Novo Machine: Breaking Through The Barrier” you will have to really wait for 5 minutes instead of 50.
  • In quest “Engineer: Trouble in the Trees” you will need to kill Blighted Oak Treants around Aubador instead of Enraged Oak Treants.
  • Fixed dialogue with Bishop Ronae il'Tor in quests “Plundered Tombs: The Tomb of Ashlander Vandus” and “Plundered Tombs: Investigate the Tomb of Ashlander Vandus”.
  • All coin bags now have 0 hoard to prevent accidental hoarding

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2020-10-27 05:22:57
Live Cient 401.20



  • Fixed a game crash that was occurring around the Kion garnet cave / Sar’zeil.

2020-10-25 12:57:07
Saturday Plot Sale

Plots in the following communities Draendel, Jessie's Glen, Marae'kul, Sar'zeil and Sri were not working correctly after the latest update....

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2020-10-15 06:38:42
The Cult of Nazderon

Content Summary

  • Though the battle between the Imperial Army and the invading welger continues to rage around the Ruin of Tazoon, danger does not sleep and a new threat has arisen in the sands near the village of Kaiyar.  A cult and a dangerous plague have begun to spread and it is up to the Gifted to investigate and stop it if they can!
  • Long gone from the lands of Aradoth, old faces have returned and established the Guild of Artifact Hunters west of the village of Kaiyar.  New challenges and rewards await those who are willing to deal with them!
  • Numerous new plot (and some lair) decorations have been added for your enjoyment!
  • Baubles and Titles have both been given a massive facelift to organize them and to make them more relevant and useful.

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2020-10-13 11:19:12
Blight Delta 311.3

  • Fixed Left-Hand Crystal of Exhaustion: Lung Strike debuff has now properly a chance to be applied on a parry.
  • Halindrass is really known as a Dragon Lairshaper Acolyte this time.
  • Shau and Taur-el now speak slower in quest “The Blood-Magic of the Welger (Part 3)”.
  • Added a waiting step to quest “The Plague: Cure (Part 4)”.
  • Veteran Potion of Untraining now has a severe adverse effect on use and can’t be used in combat anymore.

2020-10-12 13:20:44
Blight Delta 311.2

  • New craft NPCs:
    • Aminah, Spellcrafter, Kion
    • Jahaim, Weaponcrafter, Kion
    • Berkabah, Gatherer, Kion
    • Faariah, Miner, Kion
    • Lephana, Enchanter, Parsinia
    • Hameth Fireborn, Spellcrafter, Aughundell
    • Thodrak Graybranch, Carpenter, Aughundell
    • Hefrigit Brightbreaker, Enchanter, Aughundell
    • Thezzom Cragborn, Fitter, Aughundell
    • Thirrick Threaddelver, Weaver, Aughundell
    • Heldrur Hammerbraids, Jeweler, Aughundell
  • Dusk Sheep spawn around Aubador now instead of Dark Grey Sheep
  • Tarnak Root can now be gathered with Intuition instead of Ingenuity
  • Ssilgoth in Aubador now sells the “Shaved Tarnak Root” confectioner recipe formula. Adjusted Ssilgoth’s dialogue in quest “Ssilgoth’s Stew” to reflect this change.
  • Fixed Cassiados’ dialogue link in quest “Feladan: Learn about the Feladan Protectors”.

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2020-10-05 15:58:53
Blight Client 401.12.0


  • Fixed the People Search window’s race list showing strange race names.
  • Fixed incorrect rotation issues on ground clutter (grass, rocks etc).

Fixes to Prior Blight Client:

  • Fixed an issue where when crafting the Batches slider would not reduce automatically to maximum possible batches after a craft if the slider was already less than 50.

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2020-09-17 08:09:56
Blight Delta 311.1

  • Wrack is now preventable by Sigil of Ascent V.
  • Drouk in Skaalkar should have his Khutit form again.
  • Rune of Summoning icon looks more like a rune now.
  • In quest “Gaileach: The Myloc Queen (Part 2)”, acquiring items steps for the Cleansing Bath is now  tracked instead of just completing themselves.
  • Fixed the Brobbet’s Burst bauble line from giving incorrect augmentations / not working.
  • Anamandryx now has a proper icon.
  • Moved quest “New Trismus 9: The Mysterious Key” from Serena to Zandra
  • Rapid Fire Posture will no longer conflict with other Stances
  • Ghost of Fesnick and Ghost of Sparcro Ehl`kor look like ghosts now.
  • Improved the gem inlay textures used in lairs and other dragon structures.
  • Title: The Resident doesn’t give a “for sale” symbol anymore.

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2020-09-10 14:39:12
Blight Delta 311


  • Energy Defense and Mind Defense abilities and aura augmentations are now known as Group Energy Defense and Group Mind Defense.
  • Group Energy Defense aura augmentations tiers III and IV now require an active Wizard.
  • Group Mind Defense aura augmentations tiers III and IV now require an active Sorcerer.
  • Group Flame and Ice Defense aura augmentations tiers III, IV and V now require an active Mage.
  • Illustrious Stand aura augmentations tiers III and IV now require an active Healer.
  • Multicast augmentation tier IV now requires an active Conjurer and Multicast augmentation tier III now requires an active Conjurer or Mage.
  • Energize augmentations now require an active Storm Disciple or Ranger.
  • Static Aura augmentation now requires an active Storm Disciple.
  • Blood Shield, Concentrated Blood and Blood Doll augmentations now require an active Blood Mage.
  • The following augmentations of all tiers now require levels appropriate to the abilities: Lightning Arrows, Ice Arrows, Flame Arrows, Spirit Arrows, Group Energy Defense, Group Mind Defense, Group Flame Defense, Group Ice Defense, Illustrious Stand, Multicast, Energize, Static Aura, Blood Shield, Concentrated Blood and Blood Doll.
  • Flame Arrows I ability is now masterable.

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2020-09-06 14:29:56