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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 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.
14,674 articles, 84,252 edits and
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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:


Join in to improve the wiki. Even the smallest effort is well worth it!



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!


Join in to improve the wiki. Even the smallest effort is well worth it!


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.


Join in to improve the wiki. Even the smallest effort is well worth it!


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:


Join in to improve the wiki. Even the smallest effort is well worth it!


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:


Join in to improve the wiki. Even the smallest effort is well worth it!


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!


Join in to improve the wiki. Even the smallest effort is well worth it!


Blight Delta 299.3
  • Master Antidote no longer requires different resources from the other tiers of Antidote formulas to create the same potions.
  • Quest items related to the Dusk Forest now properly stack.
  • All capes now properly tint to the material they are constructed from.
  • Surtheim Fragment Ally’s Aura of Flame effect will no longer dispell from mob when Breath of Lightning is cast.
  • The Snowdragon Head Scale has received a unique texture so that it no longer is a copy of the Phantom Head Scale
  • Formula: Master Cargo Boots requires 1120 Tinkering (incorrectly set at 1020)
  • Knight of Creation has received a new improved skillset
  • Speaking to Fillet while on quest: Mementos for Fillet would not progress quest.


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2017-08-15 12:47:58
Community Site Downtime
We apologize for the downtime earlier this morning.  It was due to the hard drive on the server filling up, we normally monitor this and have automated alerts but we had disabled monitoring a bit ago while doing some upgrades and neglected to re-enable it.  No more downtime is expected.
2017-08-09 08:24:37
Blight Client 395.21.0 Plus Simulation

Client Fixes:

  • Remove dev debug messages for flight
  • Attune on Equip Messages
  • Stuck in running animation when transitioning to Khutit form or Dragon form while running

Simulation Fixes:

  • Fix for Parry, Block and Dodge feedback
  • Attuned Item disappears when swapped to a container that is for sale
  • If applying novians, can only apply to plot owned by player (so that players can't apply novians to empire projects)
  • Remove skipping school feedback message
  • Only send the death point timer info when reducing death points (was sending bind location, etc. which was confusing in feedback)

Simulation Feature:

  • Health check constraints (future content)

2017-08-07 16:46:15
Live Client 395.17.0

Feature:

  • Gnome, dwarf, and half-giant males now have sleeping animations as well as khutit dragons and both genders of dryads.

Fixes:

  • Remove dev debug messages for flight
  • Attune on Equip Messages
  • Background textures loading for unloaded windows

2017-08-02 17:48:33
Blight Client 395.17.0

Feature:

  • Gnome, dwarf, and half-giant males now have sleeping animations as well as khutit dragons and both genders of dryads.

Fixes:

  • Remove dev debug messages for flight
  • Attune on Equip Messages

 


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2017-08-01 15:04:05
Chaos and Order Restart

Unfortunately we need to do a restart to fix an error, we will be doing the restart of Chaos and Order at 1:00 PM PDT.

Both shards are back online now.

2017-08-01 12:38:32
Live Client 395.13.0

Fixes:

  • If structures are restricted from plot, don’t fill in blank rows
  • Potential crash fix in window hide UI
  • Myloc Birthing Sacs can’t be selected
  • Review dragon flying from run
  • Attempt to detect broken chat UI (incompatible mod) and print feedback message
  • Noncas’ Bi-Directional Scanner’s icon no longer looks unfinished.
  • Typos and misgendering in Khutit Emotes
  • Fix for when an ability caps the fly height, permanently clips wings.
  • Crash fix for renaming hot key setup
  • Crash fix for emblem check at startup
  • Print error message to console if terrain lines are enabled (makes client unstable)
  • Hours of Frost scale and mask technique kits no longer appear as a question mark.
  • Plot Windmill doesn’t activate machine
  • Akkinelos cultist robe should now display a texture.
  • Hatchlings no longer make the happy dance emote sound effect while dying.

Features:

  • Allow state change to specify an animation macro
  • Increase Chat Tabs from 8 to 20
  • Dragons perform bow_respectful emote after a trade

2017-07-26 12:58:41
Blight Client 395.13.0

Fixes:

  • If structures are restricted from plot, don’t fill in blank rows
  • Potential crash fix in window hide UI


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2017-07-26 08:23:26
Live Client 394.116.1

Fixes:

  • Fix for when an ability caps the fly height, permanently clips wings.
  • Crash fix for renaming hot key setup
  • Crash fix for emblem check at startup
  • Print error message to console if terrain lines are enabled (makes client unstable)​

2017-07-14 05:10:37
Surtheim Ascending

Content Summary

  • Epic Boss and Item Updates!
  • The Gnomes of New Rachival are having trouble with wolves in the Dusk Forest
  • Mysterious activity in the Eastern Deadlands
  • New Decorative Plot Items

Excerpt from the New Rachival Research Institute Quarterly Letters
… Increased volcanic activity on the Island of Fire prompted the Directors of the NRRI to request an updated survey.  Dantor the Scout undertook the bounty and reported that the Fire Elemental known as Surtheim appears to have weakened significantly in strength.  The cause is not known at this time.  The NRRI has put in a request for an investigation.

Dantor also noted that while investigating the crater he found that a landslide has exposed what appears to be a mine entrance.  The entrance was collapsed so he could not investigate it further or discern where it might lead.  The NRRI…

Imperial Scout's Report, June 33 A.R…
Something strange sighted deep in the Eastern Deadlands; an object lay in the middle of a canyon surrounded by numerous grotesque, twisted trees and the minions of the Withered Aegis.  Due to the distance, my fear of discovery and the swirling maelstrom overhead, I could not discern many details.  I did not recognize the creatures, but they appeared to be undead as they walked with a strange gait.  Nor could I make out the nature of the object itself, except that it was as black as night and was nearly as large as those who stood near it … One thing, however, was clear and that was that they were protecting it.  It is certainly worthy of further investigation, though I advise extreme caution.


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2017-07-11 08:38:27