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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 Law of the Land

Welcome to Istari! You'll find the essentials here, so please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the rules and the plot before starting your character.

3 0 Dec 17th 2012, 01:51 PM
In: The Plot
By: Arius
No New Posts The World of Istari

Istari is a unique and exciting fantasy world, and everything you need to know about the setting can be found here.

3 0 Jan 20th 2013, 09:00 PM
In: Exploring Istari
By: Kalista
No New Posts Notices & Proclamations

News and information concerning updates to Istari as well as activity checks and cbox logs can be found here.

37 19 Jul 2nd 2018, 05:03 PM
In: Announcement XXVII
By: Arius
No New Posts Seeking an Audience

Questions? Comments? This is the place to post them. It's also guest-friendly!

11 19 Nov 30th 2017, 09:48 PM
In: Questions on magic and immo...
By: Kalista

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No New Posts Hall of Records

Any information concerning character creation can be found here.

5 5 Jan 14th 2013, 09:44 PM
In: Who Plays Who
By: Kalista
No New Posts Investiture

Use the application template found here to create your character.

Subforums: Work in Progress Applications, Completed Applications

7 6 Today at 05:45 pm
In: Strawhat
By: Arius
No New Posts The Census

All approved character applications can be found here.

Subforums: Celestials, Feyborn, Gifted, Hellspawn, Mortals, Shapeshifters, Undead, Uniques

28 100 Mar 8th 2018, 03:58 PM
In: Kaylynn Maverick
By: Arius

-   The Keep
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No New Posts A Call to Arms

Adoptables! Looking for someone to play a nemesis, or someone from your character's past? If you need an adoptable picked up, start a thread here.

6 0 Jun 28th 2015, 12:24 PM
In: Knight
By: Lily Brennan
No New Posts The Armory

If your character possesses a special weapon or artifact, or you'd like them to obtain one in the future, you can apply for it here.

7 6 Jan 25th 2016, 04:37 PM
In: Daerist
By: Kalista
No New Posts The Menagerie

If your character travels with a familiar, bonded companion, or any animal that's more than what it appears, you can apply for it here.

4 3 Sep 29th 2013, 02:57 PM
In: Boss
By: Arius
No New Posts Tales & Memoirs

You'll find a variety of supplemental materials here, including character journals, plotters, and thread trackers.

Subforums: Journals, Plotters, Thread Trackers

9 51 Nov 20th 2017, 12:46 AM
In: Endless Possibilities
By: Kay
No New Posts Requisitions

If you have any special requests for your characters, this is the place to post them. Open threads, completed / inactive thread requests, temporary NPCs, housing requests, and requests for killing off a character can be found here.

Subforums: Open Thread Listing, Request Forms

9 0 Apr 12th 2017, 08:03 PM
In: Night of the Hunter
By: Badaria Nehill

-   Earth
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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

-   Istari
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No New Posts Fey Kingdoms

Often ruled by proud elven kings and home to fey creatures of all stripes, fey kingdoms are places of legend, held in awe by all the peoples of Istari, and even rumored to exist among the humans of Earth. Comprised of ethereal cities built from crystal and magic, or wild settlements constructed in the boughs of massive, ancient trees, the these scattered settlements are as beautiful as they are mysterious.

Subforums: The Summer Court

1 0 Apr 4th 2013, 09:59 PM
In: The Summer Court
By: Kalista
No New Posts Mortal Territories

Humans have long called Istari home, and though many of them dwell among the lands of the other races, some have banded together to establish numerous cities and villages of their own. Whether born and raised on Istari or having stumbled into the world from Earth, humans of various ancestry and ambition find comfort in the presence of others of their own kind.

Subforums: Vilnis

9 34 Jul 6th 2018, 07:27 PM
In: On the Run
By: Astrid
No New Posts Mage Sovereignties

In ancient times, like-minded practitioners of magic gathered together and established their own cities and small nations, dedicated to the preservation and practice of the arcane arts. Now many of those humble settlements have grown into powerful political entities, places where the use of magic is as natural as breathing, and where long-forgotten lore and secret spells have been safely kept against the time when they're needed once again...

Subforums: The Academe Arcana, Atraphia

3 1 Aug 27th 2017, 12:29 PM
In: The Academe Arcana
By: Arius
No New Posts Dominions of the Deep

Far, far beneath the surface of Istari lie a series of sprawling subterranean kingdoms that few living above have ever seen. Peopled by dwarves, earth elementals, and no few sinister creatures that fear and hate the sun, these eternally dark nations tend to care little for the affairs of others, content to keep to themselves and continue delving ever deeper, as if searching for the very roots of Istari itself.

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No New Posts Oceanic Realms

The oceans, seas, and lakes of Istari are home to settlements of various nymphs, mermaids, selkies, and other aquatic creatures. Ranging from elaborate, stunningly beautiful kingdoms to small, simple settlements of like-minded beings, the strongholds of the ocean hold a mystery and beauty that members of all races envy and admire.

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No New Posts Nations of the Skies

Suspended high above Istari are a handful of kingdoms kept aloft by ancient, powerful magic. The inhabitants of most of these nations tend to keep to themselves and not get involved in the affairs of the "surface dwellers." Skilled mages and various types of winged beasts and air elementals call these soaring kingdoms home, and they defend their safety and freedom valiantly.

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No New Posts Wild Lands

Istari is a world of not only fantastical, magical lands and kingdoms, but of sprawling, primordial forests, swamps, and grand plains that seem to stretch on for eternity. These lands are the home to any number of intelligent creatures, as well as the natural animals that one would expect to find there. Unlike the forests of Earth, these widespread lands have yet to be broken and claimed by man, and instead remain places of great beauty and foreboding mystery.

Subforums: The Wildwood, Wolfhaven

8 38 Jul 4th 2018, 07:27 PM
In: Fear Itself
By: Badaria Nehill
No New Posts Defiled Regions

Defiled regions aren't in and of themselves a single entity. Rather, there are various places all throughout the other kingdoms and reaches of Istari that have been tainted, either by dark magics, plague, or warfare. These lands hold nothing but nightmares and abominable creatures better left to their own devices, though the occasional courageous adventurer will attempt to pass through them. Few ever make it out again, and those that do tend not to speak of what they experienced...

Subforums: Westenra, Etria, The Pit

4 5 Jun 24th 2018, 05:27 PM
In: The Kingdom Will Rise Again
By: Darian Raniari
No New Posts Medieval Locales

If you're looking for a particular environment for your Istari-based thread rather than a specific location or country, you can find a number of different areas and settings here, from inns to dungeons and beyond. If you later decide to have it take place in a certain city or nation, let a staff member know and we'll be happy to move it to the appropriate forum!

Subforums: Inns & Taverns, Into the Wilderness, Boneyards, Temples, Marketplaces, Gaols & Dungeons, Endless Possibilities

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No New Posts Heavens

Eternal paradise is often the reward for living a good and virtuous life, according to almost every religion out there. No matter what your beliefs, post any threads occurring in what would be considered "Heavens" here.

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No New Posts Hells

Damnation, eternal torment, hellfire and brimstone... Those who live lives devoted to evil and selfishness will often find their souls sent to a place of never-ending punishment after their deaths. This is the place for any threads set in the various versions of Hell...

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No New Posts Limbo

Some say that eternal nothingness would be worse even than being sent to one of the many Hells. Others claim that there is no reward, and no punishment, that there is simply the end, and nothing else. If your thread takes place in any sort of after death Limbo, post it here.

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No New Posts Myths & Legends

Tales and great deeds are often passed down from generation to generation. Any and all threads taking place in the past, whether in ancient history or recent memory, can be found here.

3 6 May 9th 2018, 11:13 AM
In: Between the Candle and the ...
By: Kestiel
No New Posts Portents & Prophecies

Some claim the future is fluid and ever-changing, while others contest that it is written in stone. Whatever your beliefs, this is the place to post your future-based threads.

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No New Posts What Could Have Been?

Many wonder how things could have been, had events played out differently. Only those with courageous hearts should ever seek to peer into the realms of "What If?" but if that is what you wish, then post your threads here.

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No New Posts The Keep Archives

Artifacts, journals, trackers, plotters, and the like are all archived within. You'll also find any archived adoptable and NPC requests here.

138 246 Oct 20th 2017, 03:15 PM
In: Wild Things
By: Darian Raniari
No New Posts The Chronicles

All archived threads, complete and incomplete, can be found here.

Subforums: Completed Chronicles, Unfinished Tales

240 1611 Mar 4th 2018, 02:04 AM
In: Glory
By: Kay
No New Posts The Fallen

All deceased, denied, and incomplete character applications go here, as well applications belonging to inactive players.

Subforums: In Memoriam

252 821 Mar 28th 2018, 06:27 PM
In: Cicaeda Morane
By: Cicaeda Morane

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No New Posts Player Introductions
Introduce yourself and get to know your fellow players here.

1 2 Sep 8th 2013, 01:21 PM
By: Inari Fadjah
No New Posts Games
This is the section of the board for out of character games and such.

1 11 Apr 17th 2014, 01:28 AM
In: Random
By: Inari Fadjah
No New Posts LOA Announcements
If you're going to be gone for a while, make sure to let us know!

2 1 Jun 17th 2018, 11:42 AM
In: Camping Trip Time!
By: Hippo

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Subforums: Master List, First Link, Link Back

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