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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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 Companion Rules and Trial Periods, Companion Request Form Inside
 Posted: Jun 30th 2013, 11:39 AM
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If you'd like your character to have some sort of constant companion, animal, spiritual, or otherwise, you can apply for them using the form below. This would apply to any familiar, bonded companion, or above average animal who is in your character's company most of the time. This would also apply if they can do something really unique or powerful, even if they're not around your character all the time.

As with requesting artifacts, this doesn't apply for an animal who only shows up in one or two threads and will not be aiding your character on a regular basis. But all sorts of magical spirits and creatures abound within Istari, and sometimes on Earth too, and this is the place to keep track of them. Remember, this is mostly a means to keep track of creatures with only mild abilities or bonuses, but companions with very powerful or unique abilities will need to be approved before they appear in threads, or before temporary companions become a permanent addition to your character.

So, this will work exactly the same as the artifact rules and request form.

If your character has a constant or semi-regular companion of some sort, be it a familiar, bonded companion, or any creature with above average bonuses or abilities, fill out the form below. If it's approved, it will be on a trial basis at first to make sure you don't power play or Godmod with it. As with artifacts, if we find that you can handle the responsibility and don't use overly powerful abilities every other second or every other thread, it will be approved.

Companions with minor abilities and animals with above average intelligence or the ability to communicate with humans or other similar species won’t be much of a hassle, so this thread is mainly just to keep track of them. If your companion is some rare, overly powerful creature that does something extremely special, though, then we're going to need to know about and approve it.

We also need to know about ANY special abilities the creature has. If it's not on the form, it can't do it. If you'd like to add something to your creature's abilities, PM an admin, and we'll be happy to review your request form.

If you'd like to apply for a special creature or companion, please fill out the following form and post it in a NEW THREAD. Companions CAN NOT be used unless they're approved. This is especially important for RARE, OVERLY POWERFUL CREATURES THAT WOULD BE WITH YOUR CHARACTER ON A REGULAR BASIS.

[color=#3C9F54][b]Character Name:[/b][/color] (Character Name Here)
[color=#3C9F54][b]Character Species:[/b][/color] (Character Species Here)
[color=#3C9F54][b]Companion Name:[/b][/color] (Companion Name Here)
[color=#3C9F54][b]Companion Species:[/b][/color] (Animal, Spirit, etc.)
[color=#3C9F54][b]Powers:[/b][/color] (List ALL powers or abilities of the companion here.  If it's not listed here, it can't do it)
[color=#3C9F54][b]Companion Weaknesses:[/b][/color] (Any and all weaknesses)
[color=#3C9F54][b]How it Came to be in Your Character's Company:[/b][/color] (If it’s a rare, overly powerful creature, make it good!)
[color=#3C9F54][b]Anything Else:[/b][/color] (Anything else pertaining to the companion should go here. You may also post a reference image here, if you like, but please make sure that it's no wider than 500 px.)

Admins reserve the right to deny any companions that we choose. If it is approved, it will be on a trial basis. Even on a trial basis we reserve the right to deny it.

Also, anything that happens in the cbox is just that. Threads are what counts. Therefore, any creatures or companions that a character comes across on the board (meaning it wasn't explained or included in their application) must be RP'd out in threads.

If you have any questions regarding companions or the application process, please feel free to contact a member of the staff, and they'll be happy to help.
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