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MMORPG | Setting:Fantasy | Status:Final  (rel 12/08/03)  | Pub:Virtrium
Distribution:Download | Retail Price:Free | Pay Type:Subscription
System Req: PC | ESRB:TOut of date info? Let us know!

Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted

Istaria is a fantasy MMORPG from Vitrium that emphasizes skill- and school-based character progression, player housing, and deep crafting.


  • Huge Fantasy World | Massive game world with two continents and numerous islands, environments, towns, and cities to explore.
  • Numerous Playable Races | Choose from the Dragon, Dwarf, Dryad, Elf, Fiend, Gnome, Half-Giant, Saris, Satyr, and Sslik races.
  • Multi-School Adventure System | Pick from 27 adventurer schools, with the ability to switch between schools by visiting a trainer.
  • Crafting | Gather and process resources to craft items with one of Istaria's 19 trade schools, or visit a trainer and switch schools.
  • Player Housing | Build your own house and outfit it with different structures for storage and crafting.

Latest Features

  • Development Team Interview
  • Interviews created on 8/4/10
  • Earlier this summer, the developers at Virtrium (VI) released a new content update that included a number of improvements and updates on existing game features. Most notably, the dragon’s Adult Right of Passage received a large overhaul, as did the...
  • Dragons 101
  • General Article created on 4/15/10
  • Istaria reporter Erin McManaway writes this look at what might arguable be the game's most defining feature: the race of Dragons.
  • "Scourge of the Skulks" Free Update
  • General Article created on 3/3/10
  • Istaria Reporter Erin McManaway returns this week to talk about that game's most recent update.
  • Free to Play Vs. Pay to Play - Istaria Options
  • Guide created on 2/10/10
  • Did you know that Istaria actually offers three distinct pricing plans, one of which is a totally f2p option? Istaria Reporter Erin McManaway re-introduces us to the three different ways to pay for the game formerly known as Horizons
More Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted Features...
Worth starting? 4/11/15 @ 2:00PM by Lithuanian in General Discussion
This game is almost scary!! 2/15/15 @ 8:58AM by Boneserino in General Discussion
Thoughts after trying the game again a decade later 12/15/14 @ 9:06PM by eddieg50 in General Discussion
Whats the difference between Reaver and Chaos Warrior? 2/18/14 @ 3:58PM by fivetigers in General Discussion
i tried this and.. 1/25/14 @ 1:33PM by Serebren in General Discussion
Interested in this game but its progression slow? 12/12/13 @ 2:49AM by Lithuanian in General Discussion
Why did they change the entire game pre release? 10/16/13 @ 2:37PM by Nadia in General Discussion
Play this game. 10/16/13 @ 1:37PM by Scypheroth in General Discussion
10th anniversary, content patch, pets to be added to game 10/16/13 @ 12:47PM by Nadia in General Discussion
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