Horizons: Empire of Istaria is the highly-anticipated, massively multi-player online role-playing games (MMORPG). Horizons takes place within the world of Istariafilled with cities and towns, castles and strongholds, villages and mystical structuresin environments ranging from tropical jungle and arctic tundra to windswept plains and mountainous wilderness. Whether adventuring by themselves or questing with a group of friends, players are free to choose their own path and encouraged to create their own stories. Fierce warriors, arcane spell casters and challenging combat will rule the frontier lands, but skilled craftspeople will play an absolutely critical role in overall character and world development.
Nine playable character races will be available when Horizons launches. Humans, Dwarves, Elves, Fiends and yesDragons are among them. Each player character can be further customised with a near endless variety of visual tweaks, including gender, ethnicity, age, skin colour, body and facial types, hair styles and colour as well as wings, horns and other exotic alterations associated with select species. Players will also be able to select from a number of base adventuring schools such as, Warrior, Healer, Wizard and Scout as well as base crafting schools, including Blacksmith, Gatherer, Outfitter and Scholar.