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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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 Announcement XXVII, New News?! Yes!
 Posted: Jul 2nd 2018, 05:03 PM
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Greetings all!

We just wanted to take a moment to address the recent slowdown in activity, and to give you all an idea of what exactly is going on. Kalista and I are currently working on a new, original site to replace Out of the Ashes, our "Supernatural" site which we closed down back in October due to what I like to call "fandom fatigue." Essentially, we were just tired of "Supernatural", especially since the last several seasons have been very disappointing in our opinion. This new site is our most ambitious by far, and has required a lot of attention, lore-writing, and custom coding and graphics. We're probably only a couple months away from an opening date, and after that we're planning on a couple changes here on Istari to "refresh" the entire site.

What changes, you ask?

Mostly we want to repost all of the important topics, such as the rules, the plot, etc. Doing so will give them a current date rather than a date from 2012, and we hope that by having more recent dates on the necessary topics, people will realize the site is still open and active, as most sites dating back to 2012 simply aren't. In this same vein, we're planning on getting all of the applications reposted, as well as all unclaimed open threads. Overall, we're just looking to freshen everything up, which we think will help draw in new members!

If you have any questions about our plans for Istari going forward, or even about the new site we're working on, feel free to send a PM to Kalista or me! As always, thanks for everything, and we look forward to seeing what the future brings!

Arius, Kalista, and Kay

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