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Well met! I’m Kalista, and I co-admin Istari with my husband, Arius. We've run a few other sites together, from an old west Supernatural roleplay to a Tron Legacy board, but Istari is our first original creation. It was originally adapted as a D&D campaign setting for a group of friends, but I always loved the idea of mixing magic and technology to get both a classic and urban fantasy feel. I still enjoy playing tabletop D&D, but these days I tend to spend more time on writing and online roleplay.

Along with avid writing comes avid reading, and I always have at least one book going. I tend to bounce back and forth between urban or high fantasy and science fiction, but I also enjoy crime novels and a handful of the classics. I also love gaming on the Playstation and Nintendo 3DS. I love a wide variety of games, but the original Mass Effect trilogy is nearest and dearest to my heart.

I tend to be online from midday to late evening, depending on my work schedule, and I usually lurk throughout the day. I love working with coding and graphics, so if you’re having trouble with something or have questions about the setting, feel free to message me or hop into the chat box. I’m always open to feedback, and I hope you enjoy playing in Istari as much as I’ve enjoyed working on it!

Heyla! I'm Arius, one of the admins here on Istari, and Kalista's lucky husband. I love writing (obviously), especially horror, fantasy, and sci fi, though I've been known to dabble in poetry and even fanfiction in the past. Though I don't seem to find the time for them as much as I used to, I enjoy playing games, both video and tabletop, and if I'm not around on the site it's probably because I'm playing my PS4 or 3DS.

I'm a great devourer of all sorts of literature, from high fantasy epics to dry historical tales, from fiction to non-fiction, and even comic books, which I have a huge passion for. I co-own a small comic shop in my hometown, which is something of a dream come true for me, and I've been collecting and reading comics and graphic novels since I was about five years old.

I'm usually around in the evenings to answer questions, play in the cbox, or even just shoot the breeze, so feel free to hit me up if you ever need anything!

Hey there! I’m Kay, Istari's moderator, and it’s nice to meet you! I’ve been roleplaying and writing for more than ten years and have been playing on Istari for about the whole time that it’s been open. I’ve known Kali and Arius for almost ten years now and actually got my online handler name from Arius. I’m a frequent writer and I do get distracted relatively easily as I’m always on social media sites. But currently I’ve been distracted with watching TV shows.

I’m an avid TV watcher ranging from Supernatural all the way to anime and nostalgia TV shows. Currently I’ve gotten myself stuck on Gargoyles. I’m also a classic anime fan, I’ve seen some of the newer animes, but the classics are my favorite. I’m also into a lot of superhero movies and horror movies, but movies in general are the things that I’m doing if I’m not writing.

I used to be a night owl, but given my 4am work schedule, I can be found lurking around here at high noon to about early evening, I’m a lurker so there will always definitely be someone there to answer your questions! Welcome to Istari!


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No New Posts The United States

The United States may not be the oldest country around, but it has a draw to it that attracts creatures from both worlds. The land has a deep, rich history, and the native peoples knew how to utilize the sleeping magical forces that flow beneath the panorama of terrains and environments that make up the country. Though most of that lore is lost now in modern times, there are still those who remember, and who use the leylines and nodes scattered about the U.S. as sources of personal power.

Subforums: Darkness Falls, Devil's Run

10 9 Jul 3rd 2018, 08:25 PM
In: walking after midnight
By: Kaylynn Maverick
No New Posts The United Kingdom

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales comprise the United Kingdom, a nation that has been tempered by battle over the centuries, but one that still retains an intimate connection to the land. Ancient creatures from Istari have long called the U.K. home, feeling a nostalgia for the place in which so many of their kind have lived, fought, and died alongside their mortal allies and enemies. The U.K. is relatively small geographically speaking, but it is a potent source of magical and natural energy, and a magnet for those seeking such things.

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No New Posts Ireland

A small piece of Istari on Earth, Ireland is where the veil between the worlds is typically the thinnest. Leylines crisscross the tiny island, pooling into nodes wherever they intersect and causing Ireland to practically overflow with magical power. Portals between the realms are more commonplace here than anywhere else, and hapless mortals have often times found themselves stumbling into Istari and back again with no inkling of what has befallen them.

Subforums: Crossroads Inn

1 0 Aug 27th 2017, 12:10 PM
In: Crossroads Inn
By: Arius
No New Posts France

Charming, picturesque France has long been a haven for travelers and refugees from Istari, who are attracted to the beauty of the environment as much as they are to the country's powerful sources of natural magic. Many fey and other magical creatures have settled here permanently and started new lives and families, causing France to be home to generations of non-human creatures who have yet to venture between the realms, and many who have no intention of doing so.

Subforums: Wanderers' Rest

1 0 Aug 27th 2017, 12:17 PM
In: Wanderers' Rest
By: Arius
No New Posts The Wide World

Every corner of the world has tales and myths of fantastical places and creatures, often very specific to their region. Portals, leylines, nodes, and all manner of unique and wondrous things are out there, just waiting to be discovered...

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No New Posts Modern Locales

If you're looking for a more general setting or environment for your Earth-based thread rather than a specific country, you can find a number of different areas and locations here, from restaurants to cemeteries and beyond. If you later decide to have it take place in a certain country, let a staff member know and we'll be happy to move it to the appropriate forum!

Subforums: Lodgings, Eating & Drinking, Natural Wonders, Holy Ground, Stocking Up, Emergency Services, Anything is Possible

1 0 Nov 9th 2017, 06:00 PM
In: Visions of Night
By: Jordan Asher

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