Horizons: Empires of Istaria is a next-generation online gaming adventure. In this MMORPG, players can meet thousands of people and explore the boundless world of Istaria with beautiful vistas, incredible geology and diverse environments. Gamers can take on many different traditional fantasy roles--Humans, Elves, Dwarves, Fiends, Dragons and more. There are vast opportunities for exploration, growth, friendships and creation. As players explore new lands and settle property, they can develop the property in cooperation with other players to contain homes, gardens, stores, and many other improvements. The game also features cinematic combat and magic displaying excellent visual indicators of the blows, dodges, blocks, and spells players take. The game's intuitive and customizable interface with hundreds of options allows for a unique game experience. In addition, the varying events and creatures all change the appearance and function of the world in real-time. Not Final Cover.