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  • The Gifted

    The Gifted are the Living Race's answer to the undead legions of the Withered Aegis. Product of the Ritual of Life Everlasting, the Gifted are effectively immortal and have the power to return from death- whole of mind, body and soul. The nature of …

  • Complicated Adulthood

    Many races have unique rites of passage. The dragons are the most obvious, literally requiring the ritual to advance in age. However, other istarian races have important rites of passage with less physical effects. The Satyr, Dryad, and Sslik have no …

  • Less complicated Rites of Adulthood

    The Humans, Fiends, Elves, Half Giants, Saris and Dwarves have rites of adulthood less complicated than that of the dragons or the gnomes, but they do have them, usually a single big event, requiring little pre preparation or ritual. in order from least …

  • Takai (Now Called Nissians)

    !http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/59907/tengupage.jpg(Tengupage)! Lifespan: Adulthood starts after their rite of passage, average lifespan: 45-50, or 75-100 if ascended. Time moves strangely in the spirit realm however so some nissians on their …

  • Food in Istaria

    Food in Istaria is of paramount importance in this age. The Age of Empires might as well be called the Age of the Chef for all the innovation in cooking that has happened. Each race of istaria has its chefs and its styles of food, and each race has a …

  • Istarian Pantheon

    The Gods of Istaria are a varied pantheon. Unlike the gods that many of us think of when we think of fantasy world gods, they are not merely abstractions of thoughts or actions. These are sentient representations of aspects of reality, and while bound by …

  • Istara's Field

    _Name:_ Istara's Field, The Field _Power:_ None, TN _Adjacent Realms:_ Istaria's Font/Ein Sohf, The Prime Realms, Istara's Laboratory _Acessible:_ Currently, any sucessful interplanar travelling diverts to here _Description:_ The Field is a …

  • Twilight Realm

    _Name:_ Twilight Realm _Power:_ Associated with Niatha Moraven; Magic Power, Ensnaring, Avarice, Cold. NE _Adjacent Realms:_ Spirit Realm, Nitelit, Rift, Water, The Prime Realms _Acessible:_ Via any of the adjacent realms, Dreamveil, The …

  • The Land of Clouds

    _Name:_ The Land of Clouds, or the Cloudlands _Power:_ Associated with Merrasat and Weather gods such as Kaasha,???; Weather and Sky. CN _Adjacent Realms:_ the Realms of the Prime, Nightlit, Sunsands/Sunforest, Istara's Field, Rift, Air …

  • Nightlit Realm

    _Name:_ Nightlit or Nightlit Realm _Power:_ Associated with Markus and other dark and sneaky dieties ???; Darkness, Nighttime, Shadow, Stealth. LN _Adjacent Realms:_ Sunsands/forest (Daylit), Cloudlands, Prime realms, Twilight realm, Voidscape, the …

  • The Wild Realm

    _Name:_ The Wild Realm, Wildern _Power:_ Nature in all of it's raw, elemental vibrant glory _Adjacent Realms:_Sunsands/Sunforest, Font of Istaria, the Elemental Planes, the Realms of the Prime _Acessible:_ a few Druidic Relics in the Prime lead …

  • The Rift

    _Name:_ The Rift _Power:_ Energy, pure and simple. CN _Adjacent Realms:_ the Prime, The Voidscape, The Spirit Realm, Istara's Laboratory _Acessible:_ Via the Peak of Storms and the Gate of Embers in the Prime _Description:_ The Rift is a …

  • Colloseum Auditori

    _Name:_ Colloseum Auditori _Power:_ None of it's own _Adjacent Realms:_ Istara's Field, Hall of Ancestors _Acessible:_ It is acessable from every realm, although the Blightlands are blocked off _Description:_ The Colloseum is a huge …

  • The Hall of Ancestors

    _Name:_ The Hall of Ancestors _Power:_ Aligned with Brobbet: Law and Order, Honor, and Family. LN,LG _Adjacent Realms:_ Istara's Field, Spirit Realm _Acessible:_ Not acessable from the Prime except by permission of Brobbet _Description:_ A …

  • Daylit

    _Name:_ Daylit, The Sunsands, The Sun Forest _Power:_ Associated with Merrasat; Light, sun, growth. NG _Adjacent Realms:_ Nightlit, Land of Clouds, Elemental Fire _Acessible:_ The Sunsands are acessable from the lost library of Merrasat and from …

  • Istara's Laboratory

    _Name:_ Istara's Laboratory _Power:_ Invention and Innovation and Madness, Heavily aligned with Istara. CN _Adjacent Realms:_ Istara's Field, Rift _Acessible:_ Only really acessable via Istara's house in Istara's field _Description:_ An …

  • Spirit Realm

    _Name:_ Spirit Realm, the Afterlife _Power:_ Death, Peace and Rebirth, aligned with Nyrevin and Doeli _Adjacent Realms:_ The realms of the Prime, the Twilight Realm, Nightlit, The Voidscape, the Realm of Blight, Elemental Realms, the Dreamveil …

  • The Voidscape

    _Name:_ The Voidscape _Power:_ Void, nothingness. _Adjacent Realms:_ Istaria's Wellspring, Rift _Acessible:_ unknown _Description:_ The voidscape is a vast space of... nothingness. The essence of absence, the opposite of all existance. It …

  • Istaria's Wellspring

    _Name:_ Istaria's Wellspring, Ein Sohf _Power:_ Everything, infinite potential, infinite existance _Adjacent Realms:_ All _Acessible:_ only by Istara's portals, though it can be tapped as a power source _Description:_ An endless flowing …

  • the Realm of Blight

    _Name:_ The Realm of Blight _Power:_ Blight, the power of corruption and the entropic end of the universe. Governed by the Four Blight Dukes _Acessible:_ Via blight gates and portals _Description:_ NA _Istara‚Äôs Notes:_ I'm sorry, dearies, I …

  • The Laceveil

    _Name:_ The Laceveil _Power:_ Time _Adjacent Realms:_ Dreamveil _Acessible:_ Only by certain routes or by active transport through the dreamveil or by a god _Description:_ The Laceveil is an abandoned Divine realm, a harkening back to the …

  • Dreamveil

    _Name:_ Dreamveil _Power:_ Dreams and imagination _Adjacent Realms:_ All planes connect to this realm and are connected by this realm. it is not effected by Istara's Quarentine _Acessible:_ dreaming, portals, random rifts in spacetime often lead …

  • The Moon

    _Name:_ The Moon _Power:_ none. It is simply the moon. _Adjacent Realms:_ Nightlit, Daylit, Land of Clouds, Voidscape, the Prime _Acessible:_ There is a Legendary grove of bamboo in Xin that can be used to travel to the moon. Travel to and from …

  • Elemental Plane of Fire

    _Name:_ The Elemental Plane of Fire _Power:_ Fire and passion _Adjacent Realms:_ Istaria, the Prime, Plane of Earth, Plane of Air _Acessible:_ Via portals in Dralk _Description:_ The plane is a roiling mass of fire and heat. Liquid fire, rock …

  • Elemental Plane of Air

    _Name:_ Elemental Plane of Air _Power:_ Air and inspiration _Adjacent Realms:_ Istaria, the Prime, Plane of Water, Plane of Fire _Acessible:_ By whirwind Vortecies in the Western lands and Seas _Description:_ A bottomless realm of updrafts, …

  • Elemental Plane of Water

    _Name:_ Elemental Plane of Water _Power:_ Water, Knowledge, cold _Adjacent Realms:_ Plane of Air, Plane of Earth, Prime, Istaria _Acessible:_ Via Fuucan Whirlpools or portals _Description:_ a realm of water, infinitely deep and dark and …

  • Elemental Plane of Earth

    _Name:_ Elemental Plane of Earth _Power:_ Earth and Steadfastness _Adjacent Realms:_ Plane of Fire, Plane of Water, the Prime, Istaria _Acessible:_ via gem-studded caverns and fissures in the Prime _Description:_ The Elemental Plane of …

  • The Prime

    _Name:_ The Prime, The Material World, the Shards of the Prime _Power:_ Reality, Mortals _Adjacent Realms:_ Istara's field, the Spirit Realm, The Rift, the Elemental Planes, the Dreamveil _Acessible:_ NA _Description:_ The Prime is the world …

  • Mynvashi

    Mynvashi was a major god, the god of Time, Dreams and Love. His plane was the Laceveil, though he had command of the Dreamveil as well. Few depictions remain, but he appeared as a parrot-man with lean and colorful features. He had the sparky and bubbly …

  • Ayumik

    In the Age of Dawn, Ayumik was the lord of all weather. He was a huge reptilian being, a heavy, feather-crested serpent with huge, colorful and shimmering feathered wings. He was majestic and his presence commanded respect. But he did not let his imposing …

  • Gaphnezephori

    Gaphnezephori is the directly opposing counterpart to Istara. Istara is creation, beginning, and inspiration. Gaphnezephori is the opposite. She is destruction, ending, finality. Essentially, Gaphnezephori is the goddess of the end of the universe, and …

  • Varrantoth

    Varrantoth is the lost brother of Galderos and Daggarth. He is the god of Endurance, and the lost god of the Welger, themselves a lost race. His symbol was that of a beating heart, representing the capacity of the body to take what the world throws at it. …

  • Istara

    *_Name(s):_* Istara, Ah-Mi, She *_Titles:_* Mother, Mother of Invention, Goddess of Creation, Mother of the Gnomes, Mother of us all, the Great Teacher, the Questioner *_Alignment:_* CG *_Portfolio:_* Creation, Invention, Inspiration, Learning, …

  • Alyssa

    *_Name(s):_* Alyssa *_Titles:_* the Green Lady, the Nature-Mother, The Elixir of Immortality, She of Vibrant Green, The Focused one *_Alignment:_* LG *_Portfolio:_* Nature, Life, Plants, Animals, Mental acuity, Fertility, Order *_Domains:_* Plant, …

  • Galderos

    *_Name(s):_* Galderos, Giuntian, Uuen-Gio *_Titles:_* Father of the Elves, The Tactician, The Cunning Warrior, Beastmaster, Lord of the Wild, Lord of Hunters, The Hunter, *_Alignment:_* NG *_Portfolio:_* Animals, Hunting, Nature, Elves, Strategy, …

  • Brobbet

    *_Name(s):_* Brobbet, Blangur, Bou-ga *_Titles:_*the Judge, the Father, The Dwarfking, The Father of the Dwarves, *_Alignment:_* LN *_Portfolio:_* the Law, Dwarves, Mines, Discipline, Honor, Leadership, Family *_Domains:_* War, Glory, Earth *_Realm …

  • Daggarth

    *_Name(s):_* Daggarth, Dygart, Kandonat *_Titles:_* the Vengeful one, The Brutal Man, The Giant, *_Alignment:_* CE *_Portfolio:_* War, Strength, Brutality, Physical Ability, Wrath, Extreme Emotions, Unthinking Behavior *_Domains:_* War, Domination, …

  • Merrasat

    *_Name(s):_* Merrasat, Myet *_Titles:_* the Solar Cat, The Librarian, Goldenmane *_Alignment:_* LG *_Portfolio:_* The Sun, Libraries, the Saris, Cats, Knowledge, Unarmed Combat, Sand *_Domains:_* Knowledge, Sun, Healing, Good *_Realm:_* Daylit * …

  • Nyrevin

    *_Name(s):_* Nyrevin, Nai'i *_Titles:_* Mistress of Death, Queen of Winter, Mistress of Rebirth, Lady of the Peaceful Realms, the Raven, the Dark Lady *_Alignment:_* TN *_Portfolio:_* Death, Birth, Rebirth, Winter, Entropy, the Life Cycle, Balance * …

  • Niatha Moraven

    *_Name(s):_* Niatha Moraven *_Titles:_* Lady of Vengeance, Mother of the Fiends, Mistress of Magic, The Lustful, The Silvertongued Mistress, Mistress of Green Eyes, the Jealous one *_Alignment:_* NE *_Portfolio:_* Mental Strength, Vengeance, Jealousy, …

  • Istaria

    *_Name(s):_* Istaria *_Titles:_* The Font of Reality *_Alignment:_* TN *_Portfolio:_* Magic, Reality *_Domains:_* Magic, Earth, Fire, Water, Air *_Realm:_* Istaria *_Patron of_* Mages and Magic Users *_Cleric Training:_* Clerics are essentially …

  • Drulkar

    *_Name(s):_* Drulkar, KaAri *_Titles:_*Lord of Dragons, King of Flame, Flamelord, the Incendiary Emperor *_Alignment:_* LN *_Portfolio:_* Fire, Volcanoes, Dragons, Metalworking *_Domains:_* Fire, Domination, Strength *_Realm:_*The Realm of …

  • Fuuca

    *_Name(s):_* Fuuca, Ascaa *_Titles:_* The Deep one, Queen of the Deep, Flowing Knowledge, Secretkeeper, Lord of Water *_Alignment:_* NE *_Portfolio:_* Water, Knowledge, Secrets, Danger, Subtlety, Betrayal, Pure Rationality *_Domains:_* Water, …

  • Yura

    *_Name(s):_* Yura, Tiatia *_Titles:_* The Energetic One, Lord of the Air, Endless Inspiration, the Colorwisp *_Alignment:_* CG *_Portfolio:_* Air, Storms, Colors, Inspiration, Fluid Intellect, Enthusiasm, Overenthusiasm, Creativity, Recklessness, …

  • Micairn

    *_Name(s):_* Micairn, Kyre *_Titles:_* The Patient, Gemlord, Earthlord, The Slow *_Alignment:_* LN *_Portfolio:_* Gems, Patience, Merchants, Metals, Metalworking, Stability, Rigidity, Negotiation *_Domains:_* Earth, Strength, Travel *_Realm:_* The …

  • Bachantus

    *_Name(s):_* Bachantus *_Titles:_* The Festive One, the Merrymaker, the Flutist, Father of Satyr, The Debauched, The Hedonist *_Alignment:_* CN *_Portfolio:_*Nature, Festivity, Art, Music, Hedonistic Activities, Intoxication and Intoxicating Substances …

  • Markus

    *_Name(s):_* Markus, Divnen, Markuk *_Titles:_* Night Watcher, Lord of Gamblers, Dealmaker, Fickle Fate, the Fickle Dealer *_Alignment:_* CN *_Portfolio:_* Night, Darkness, Gambling, Luck, Shady Activities *_Domains:_* Darkness, Luck, Trickery * …

  • Mirael

    *_Name(s):_* Mirael, Miraa *_Titles:_* Fatespinner, Weaver of Reality, Weaver of Time, the Apathetic Weaver *_Alignment:_* TN *_Portfolio:_* Fate, Prediction, Memory *_Domains:_* Oracle, Knowledge, Luck *_Realm:_* None *_Patron of_* Oracles, …

  • Tademos and Vinsi

    *_Name(s):_* Tademos and Vinsi *_Titles:_* the Twins of Heart, the Illuminated Duo, the Twin Fireflies, the Fireflies *_Alignment:_* both NG *_Portfolio:_* Tademos: Platonic Love, Vinsi: Romantic Love, both: Love, Happiness, Productivity, Romance, …

  • Kaasha

    *_Name(s):_* Kaasha *_Titles:_* Rainbringer, The Outcast, Rainbow Serpent, Southwind *_Alignment:_* NG *_Portfolio:_* Rain, Weather, Reptiles, Outcasts, Rainbows, The South Wind *_Domains:_* Water, Weather, Community *_Realm:_* Cloudlands * …

  • Yantuan

    *_Name(s):_* Yantuan *_Titles:_* Windlord, Grey Whisper, Lord of Solitude *_Alignment:_* TN *_Portfolio:_* Snakes, West Wind, Wind, *_Domains:_* Air, Weather, Darkness *_Realm:_* Cloudlands *_Patron of_* the Assiri Snakefolk of the SouthEast …

  • Sphirki

    *_Name(s):_* Sphirki *_Titles:_* Cloudlord, North Wind, Snow Herald *_Alignment:_* CG *_Portfolio:_* Snow, Clouds, North wind *_Domains:_* Air, Weather, Cold *_Realm:_* Cloudlands *_Patron of_* Tundra folk and Sailors *_Cleric Training:_* Sphirki …

  • Tyulok

    *_Name(s):_* Tyulok *_Titles:_* Lightningsoul, Stormlord, East Wind *_Alignment:_* CN *_Portfolio:_* Lightning, Thunder, Storm, East Wind *_Domains:_* Fire, Weather, Destruction *_Realm:_* Cloudlands *_Patron of_* Artists, stormcallers, Shamans …

  • Suye

    *_Name(s):_* Suye, Shuye, Shu-Yin-Wei, Lu-Shin *_Titles:_* God of the Moon, The Keeper of Secrets, The Lord of Shapeshifters, The Seeker of Secrets, Secretseeker, the Lord of Spies *_Alignment:_* NG *_Portfolio:_* Moon, Shapeshifting, Espionage, …

  • Ayurlon

    *_Name(s):_*Ayurlon, Nua-Ayu *_Titles:_* Lord of Animals, the Beastman *_Alignment:_*CN *_Portfolio:_* Animals, The Hunt, Nature, The Wilderness, Predators, Prey *_Domains:_* Animal, Travel, Liberation *_Realm:_* The Wildlands *_Patron of_* …

  • Rinuli

    *_Name(s):_* Rinuli, Nua-Rinne *_Titles:_* Green Lady, Leaf Maiden, Gift of the Forest *_Alignment:_* CN *_Portfolio:_* Plants, Nature, the Wildnerness, Healing, Growth, Health *_Domains:_* Plant, Travel, Healing *_Realm:_* The Wildlands *_Patron …

  • Vikin

    *_Name(s):_* Vikin *_Titles:_* The Binder, Lord of Chains *_Alignment:_* LN *_Portfolio:_* Defense, Disease, Disease prevention, Overreaction, Binding, Imprisonment *_Domains:_* Inquisition, Artifice, Evil *_Realm:_* Istara's Field *_Patron of_* …

  • Doeli

    *_Name(s):_* Doeli *_Titles:_* The Peaceful one, the Easer of Spirits, Winged Joy *_Alignment:_* NG *_Portfolio:_* Joy, Relief, Rest, Peace, sleep *_Domains:_* Repose, Purification, Community *_Realm:_* The Realm of Spirit *_Patron of_* The Muusi …

  • Ferith-Null

    *_Name(s):_* Ferith-Null *_Titles:_* Lord of Undeath, the Preserved, the Preserver, the Formaldehyde Lord *_Alignment:_* NE *_Portfolio:_* Undeath, Preservation, Science, Torture, Lack of Ethics, Desperation *_Domains:_* Undeath, Knowledge, Water …

  • Tung-Arieth

    *_Name(s):_* Tung-Arieth, Tyung, Ungorh *_Titles:_* The Lord of Demons, Demonking, The Duke of Destruction, the Crusher, the Mountain God *_Alignment:_* LE *_Portfolio:_* Blight, Demons, Monsters, Destruction, the Beastial nature of things, Cruelty, …

  • Tak-Atun

    *_Name(s):_* Tak-Atun *_Titles:_* The Corrupter, the Lord of Decay, The Storm's Unbrother, the Dark Serpent, Diseaselord, The Defiler, the Covetious *_Alignment:_* CE *_Portfolio:_* Disease, Despair, Corruption, Evil, Aging, Entropy, Envy *_Domains:_* …

  • Atmi-Lasoathim

    *_Name(s):_* Atmi-Lasoathim *_Titles:_* Lord of Pain, the Sufferer, The Tortured, The Burdenbearer *_Alignment:_* LN *_Portfolio:_* Suffering, Pain, Torment, Responsibility, Burden *_Domains:_* Death, Strength, Earth *_Realm:_* The Realm of Blight …

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