We encourage all players to use fantasy theme when naming their character, guild or item in ISTARIA: Chronicles of the Gifted. However, you are free to select a name of your choosing as long as it does not violate any of the following provisions:
In addition to Virtrium's general rules dealing with character names (set forth above), the Istaria roleplaying shards will have additional restrictions applied to them as specified in the Role Playing Shard Ruleset. Please refer to the Role Playing Shard Policy for further details.
Virtrium actively monitors for names that do not meet the guidelines mentioned above. If your player character is found to be in violation of the above rules, a Customer Support Representative will document the name and immediately change the character name to a unique number. You will need to contact Customer Service to have your character renamed. New names must not violate the Naming Policy.
A member of the ISTARIA Customer Service staff will notify you of any change in your character’s name by e-mail. Depending on the nature of the offensive name, your account also may be subject to disciplinary actions, including suspension or banning. Such disciplinary actions are taken at the sole discretion of the Customer Service Representative.
You may request a name change for your character if your character name was appended with _<shard name> due to shard consolidation or shard transfer.
Name change tokens may be purchased from the account site and used to change a character's name, provided that the new name does not violate the Naming Policy. Requested name changes may be denied at the discretion of Customer Service, if it is determined that the player has a history of frequent name changes, a history of repeatedly violated naming policies, or if the player has committed other violations of the Rules of Conduct.
Conditions for Name Reservation
Characters on inactive accounts may have their name changed to a numbered name or <character name>_<shard_name> if someone requests the name. An account may be kept active by maintaining a Free Access or paid access.