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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 404.180.0

Features:

  • Modify Item description to display number of used/available tech slots
  • Bulk capacity on tech items
  • When an item is split, it will appear (if possible) next to the source item
  • Use localization settings for digit grouping in hoard window
2022-01-15 09:22:39
Fix Coming on Tuesday for Teched Items
There's a bug on the live shards right now. If an item with techs in a storage structure (house, etc.) is moved between two containers in that structure, the techs will be lost on the item. We have a fix ready for release on Tuesday. In the meantime, please do not move items in storage structures until the fix is applied.
2022-01-07 14:35:34
Developer's Desk 2022

Istaria Developer’s Desk 2022


As we showed last year, 2021 was to be the year of polish for Istaria, and what a fruitful year it has been! It’s a pleasure to have experienced 2021 with all of you and hope you have enjoyed what we’ve created for you.



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2021-12-30 07:34:33
Live Delta 314.2
  • Talbain’s dialogues have been adjusted in quest “The Mysterious Balit’s Island”.
  • Balit’s Island is now surrounded by storms.
  • Unstable Lycanthropy Ward Salve and Lycanthropy Ward Salve can’t cure lycanthropy diseases anymore: they have never been supposed to do so and only prevent diseases to be applied.
  • Lair T6 Trophy Chamber - Daknor the Berserk Pet doesn’t require Demon Essence to build anymore.
  • Grammatical fix in quest “Scholar: Talk to Geleon the Wise”.
  • All keys should now properly work and no longer cause a conflict message with other damage modifiers.
  • Doubled the amount of resources in resource nodes on the starter islands.
  • Resource spawns on Skalkaar, Spirit Isle and New Trismus are no longer linked.
  • Niesa’s Strength will now boost Dragon Breath by +100.
  • Fixed typo in technique Defense: Slash Ward V description.
2021-12-28 06:36:41
Chaos and Order Restart

We will be restarting Chaos and Order at 10:45 am PST on the 22nd to apply a fix for community structures and construction not working properly.

Restart is complete and Chaos and Order are both back online.

2021-12-22 10:39:43
Fangs in the Mist

Content Summary

  • Large changes to the werewolf quests out of New Trismus and to Balit’s Isle
  • Ability updates for levels 20 to 100 for Dragon Adventurer, Warriors, Clerics, Mages and Scouts.
  • General

Werewolves

  • “The Darkness at Dusk” and Balit Island quests have been revamped and are now part of the same story.
  • New rewards and new crafting quests have been added to The Darkness at Dusk quest lines.
  • A gnome has a problem and needs your help in the Dusk Forest.
  • Anti-Werewolf Salve and Lycanthropy Ward Salve formulas are now obtained by specific Alchemist quests on Balit Island.
  • Werewolves now have a unique animation for Werewolf Bite.
  • Lycanthropy debuffs, Anti-Werewolf Salve and Lycanthropy Ward Salve formulas now have their own icons.


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2021-12-21 07:49:23
Blight Delta 314.1
  • Lore Master now properly awards Epic Award VIII once more.
  • Removed to-hit bonus to Urn Hammer and Hot Prism as they are set to automatically hit.
  • Adjusted the hoard cost of Ravage 1 (to 200) and 3 (to 2200)
  • Quest “Attunement: Lerena” can only be completed once
  • Enormous Jade Snarlers can now only be gathered from while dead, not alive.
  • Quest “Outfitter: Unsinged Fingers” will now show up as the same color (and have the same icon) as other outfitter quests
  • Gaeta Ironforge, Elenna, and Reffis Ironforge on New Trismus are no longer labeled as trainers.

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2021-12-17 12:10:16
Blight Client 404.164.0

Blight has been updated with our latest development client. If you patch to Blight, but play on the live shards, there will be problems with tints displaying properly. While we'd love the feedback of using the Blight client on the live shards, please also be aware of this limitation.

Features:

  • Added a new Hoard display to the character sheet for dragons, this will show the current hoard level of the dragon, progress to the next hoard level, and the beneficial effects of your hoard!
  • Updated how the game client handles restrictions and requirements for abilities and spells to reduce bandwidth requirements with the server.
  • The FPS window now fully displays the client version information without any cutoff.
  • Added floating numbers for XP and coin gains!
  • Added a scrollbar to the Gem menu.
  • Made it possible to turn floating names off via shortcut.
  • Added an option to turn off the “double click closes” feature of the inventory window.
  • Added “Show Details…” option when right-clicking entries in the Wallet.

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2021-12-17 10:54:57
Double Experience Period 2021
Hello Istarians!

December 5th was Istaria's 18th birthday and as with every year, we're celebrating our anniversary alongside the holidays with our annual double experience period later this month!

Mark your calendars! From December 21st to January 4th, we will have double experience active - from maintenance to maintenance. We hope you all are staying happy, healthy, and warm this holiday season.

With love,
Virtrium
2021-12-09 10:35:44
Blight Delta 314
  • Werewolves changes:
    • “The Darkness at Dusk” and Balit Island quests have been revamped and are now part of the same story.
    • New rewards and new crafting quests have been added to The Darkness at Dusk quest lines.
    • A gnome has a problem and needs your help in the Dusk Forest.
    • Anti-Werewolf Salve and Lycanthropy Ward Salve formulas are now obtained by specific Alchemist quests on Balit Island.
    • Werewolves now have a unique animation for Werewolf Bite.
    • Lycanthropy debuffs, Anti-Werewolf Salve and Lycanthropy Ward Salve formulas now have their own icons.
  • Revamped quests:
    • “Priscilla the Shoulder Parrot” requires to be level 15 as current adventure school again and has been modernized to fit current Istaria.
    • “Kill Red Tusk” has better directions.
    • “Clear Out the Blighted Outpost” has been updated to fit the recent changes in Lesser Aradoth and has a new reward.

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2021-12-01 17:03:33