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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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 Artifact Rules and Trial Periods, Artifact Request Form Inside
 Posted: Apr 17th 2013, 03:02 PM
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So, you have an idea for an artifact or magical item you want your character to have, huh? We all know that artifacts can be found and lost again in the course of a thread, and that's all well and good. This thread doesn't apply to those temporary items. This thread is for artifacts that a character would have on his person at all, or almost all times.

Why? So we make sure people aren't power playing.

So here's how it works:

If your character has a magical item, weapon, or talisman, or especially some rare, overly powerful artifact, weapon, etc., 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. If we find that you can handle the responsibility and don't use it every other second or every other thread, it will be approved.

Normal magically enchanted items and weapons won’t be much of a hassle, so this thread is mainly just to keep track of them. If your item or weapon is some rare, overly powerful artifact that does something extremely special, though, then we're going to need to know about and approve it.

We also need to know EVERYTHING the artifact can do. If it's not on the form, it can't do it.

If you'd like to apply for a weapon or magical item, then please fill out the following form and post it in a NEW THREAD. The artifact CAN NOT be used unless it is approved. This is especially important for RARE, OVERLY POWERFUL ITEMS THAT WOULD BE ON YOUR CHARACTER'S PERSON 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]Artifact Name:[/b][/color] (The name of the artifact here, if applicable)
[color=#3C9F54][b]Artifact Type:[/b][/color] (Weapon, amulet, scepter, whatever)
[color=#3C9F54][b]Powers:[/b][/color] (List ALL powers of the artifact here.  If it's not listed here, it can't do it)
[color=#3C9F54][b]Artifact Weaknesses:[/b][/color] (Any and all weaknesses)
[color=#3C9F54][b]How it Came into Your Character's Possession:[/b][/color] (If it’s a rare, overly powerful artifact, make it good!)
[color=#3C9F54][b]Anything Else:[/b][/color] (Anything else pertaining to the artifact should go here)

Admins reserve the right to deny any artifacts 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 artifacts that a character comes across on the board (meaning it's not some family heirloom or something like that) must be RP'd out in threads.

If you have any questions regarding a magical item 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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