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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.

Thoughts after trying the game again a decade later Posted by Geeky on September 7, 2018 @ 9:32PM
Istaria Graphics Upgrade Posted by Wraithone on September 5, 2018 @ 11:20PM
Why did they change the entire game pre release? Posted by Octagon7711 on January 15, 2018 @ 4:40PM
Play this game. Posted by Geeky on November 11, 2017 @ 7:07PM
Worth starting? Posted by TyranusPrime on April 27, 2017 @ 4:10PM
This game is almost scary!! Posted by Boneserino on February 15, 2015 @ 3:58AM
Whats the difference between Reaver and Chaos Warrior? Posted by fivetigers on February 18, 2014 @ 10:58AM
i tried this and.. Posted by Serebren on January 25, 2014 @ 8:33AM
Interested in this game but its progression slow? Posted by Lithuanian on December 11, 2013 @ 9:49PM
10th anniversary, content patch, pets to be added to game Posted by Nadia on October 16, 2013 @ 8:47AM

12th Anniversary Celebration Begins, Looking Ahead To 2016

12th Anniversary Celebration Begins, Looking Ahead To 2016 - Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted News

The Istaria Online team has sent the word that the 12th Anniversary celebration is underway and will run through January 5th. Players can look forward to new combat pets and Winter Festival activities. Looking ahead to 2016, developers are excited about a graphic update to the Unreal engine and the addition of more story-based activities.

Posted Dec 27, 2015 by Catherine Daro

Development Team Interview

Development Team Interview - Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted News

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 Scholar crafting school. writer, Erin McManaway, had the chance to sit down with the development team to talk about the changes.

Posted Aug 04, 2010 by Suzie Ford

Dragons 101

Dragons 101 - Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted News Istaria reporter Erin McManaway writes this look at what might arguable be the game's most defining feature: the race of Dragons.

Posted Apr 15, 2010 by Jon Wood

"Scourge of the Skulks" Free Update

"Scourge of the Skulks" Free Update - Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted News Istaria Reporter Erin McManaway returns this week to talk about that game's most recent update.

Posted Mar 03, 2010 by Jon Wood

Free to Play Vs. Pay to Play

Free to Play Vs. Pay to Play  - Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted News

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.

Posted Feb 10, 2010 by Jon Wood
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