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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Servers Online!
As you are all aware, we recently moved servers from our old location in the west coast to a new location on the east. There has been some confusion as to why we moved, and what caused this extended downtime these past few days.
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2020-11-20 23:28:28
On the move!
We'll be completing the final phase of our server upgrade tomorrow during maintenance - the shards will be shutting down at the normal time, and maintenance may take longer than normal while we make sure everything went smoothly. Assuming everything goes well, maintenance won't last as long as last Tuesday, but we ask everyone to be patient while we finish it up. We'll let everyone know when the shards are up and running again!
2020-11-16 18:01:28
Adventure XP Potions
As some of you may have noticed, any Greater or Superior Potions of Adventure Experience you had in your inventory have been removed.  This was the culmination of changes we made in the last update (removing them from vendors, attuning them, etc).  To compensate for this, players who had the items in inventory were issued refunds proportional to the original cost and the number of potions they had remaining.

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2020-11-13 05:10:35
Extended Maintenance

On Tuesday we'll be doing some prep work to upgrade our server infrastructure and make a geographical move to improve connectivity for our European players. We apologize in advance for the trouble, but expect that our North American players will appreciate the slightly faster response times (faster hardware), and our European players a faster internet transit (ping times). Expect the shards to be offline much of the day.

The servers are back online and things are looking good at the new facility, we should be making the new move very soon!

2020-11-10 08:03:59
Live Client 402.6.2

Client

Features:

  • Optimized format of server to client messages to require less server memory / less network bandwidth for communication messages.

Fixes:

  • Updated internal quest network messages to improve reliability.
  • Fixed an issue where gridlines were incorrectly appearing on the map.
  • Fixed a game crash that was occurring around the Kion garnet cave / Sar’zeil.
  • Improve responsiveness of various subsystems
  • Misc crash fixes
  • Quest Tracker state / reload fixes
2020-11-10 07:35:13
Blight Cient 402.6.0

Client

Features:

  • Optimized format of server to client messages to require less server memory / less network bandwidth for communication messages.

Fixes:

  • Updated internal quest network messages to improve reliability.
  • Fixed an issue where gridlines were incorrectly appearing on the map.
  • Fixed a game crash that was occurring around the Kion garnet cave / Sar’zeil.
  • Improve responsiveness of various subsystems
  • Misc crash fixes
  • Quest Tracker state / reload fixes

2020-11-02 10:06:47
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

Client

Fixes:

  • 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