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    Join DJ's Drake Aedus and Wind Silvermoon for random discussions and great music every Tuesday and Thursday from 10-Noon NBT only on http://avatarsradio.info/ #LBSotA https://tunein.com/radio/Avatars-Radio-s265225/
  12. Hello everyone, this is Asclepius, with the next instalment of this wonderful story by Draxenath. It is entitled “Interview with the Dragon Goddess”. Background music by Smartsound Part 8: Starmire – The next settlement in terms of size is called Starmire. It’s an odd one indeed. About four hundred years ago, a meteor crashed on a humid region, leaving a very large crater. The minerals of the meteor nourished the earth and water. This slowly transformed the region into a swamp full of life, attracting several nomadic tribes of different races. They fought for about two centuries, then one day their leaders sat down together and established a civil code that would allow them to co-exist peacefully. The goddess was surprised at hearing that. She was in a much better mood than before. – They live in peace by themselves? What is their form of organization? – she asked. – They have a council of elders, composed of the wise men from each tribe. – I answered. Her eyes gleamed with interest. – And no control from Amaxis? Do they live in complete freedom? – She asked. I noticed a hint of excitement in her voice. – Yes, they are completely free, and their way of living is very careful about not to upset the natural balance of their home. And I now understand them a little better. You mentioned a goddess of plants and god of fungi earlier. Starmire’s inhabitants don’t refer to them as deities, but they worship them and bury their dead in the swamplands as a form of offering. I heard the names Viridiana and Fungar so many times, and how the dead served as food for them. I thought they were two creatures inhabiting the swamp. Draxenath nodded. – They didn’t participate in the conflict, always indifferent to it, so they were left alone even by Amaxis. Their influence might be what made the tribes stop fighting! Do they have other traditions in common among the different tribes? – They have a festival during the flowering season. The swamp is covered in vivid colors from the different flowers. The tribes gather to thank Viridiana and Fungar for the abundance of vegetation. There is music, dancing, food, and the usual games and activities seen on festivals. At night one can observe varieties of luminescent insects tracing beautiful light patterns as they do their mating flight. She seemed delighted, as if she were imagining it – What are their main activities? – Their main activities vary among races, but most of them are hunter-gatherers. The swamp provides plenty of food and resources for them to survive. Besides the activities essential for living, the do clay pottery, carpentry, stone crafting, and bone crafting. Draxenath nodded. – No agriculture or cattle raising… do they have commerce with other regions? – she asked. – They don’t, they are prosperous and self-sufficient by themselves, and would not risk causing scarcity in their homeland. They take all means necessary to control their own population and take only what they need, even when they hoard for the winter. – Draxenath seemed thoughtful. – There is still hope… They understand… what about technology? – They have developed technology for building through natural means like tree root and branch growth and shaping. They also use shaped rocks for construction. Their homes, bridges. and constructions, in general, are made of shaped trees, rocks, vines and plants. -The goddess was very surprised. – I need to see that! What other wonderful things have they accomplished through technology? – she asked. – They have also developed techniques to shape and rebind bone matter. Their bone and stone craftsmanship is very impressive. Their weapons made of bone and stone are comparable to metal ones in terms of hardness and sharpness, not to mention their beauty. – And how racially diverse is the population? – Very! There are plenty of different canids like werewolves, inujin and dogheads, different felids like werecats, nekojin and catmen, different ungulans like centaurs, minotaurs, satyrs and fauns, there are giants, there are also humans, different kinds of avians like owlans and eaglans, different reptilians like lizardmen and naga, amd even dragons! – Dragons? Are they well received? Do they get along with other races? – Dragons have been resentful of other races for a very long time… probably since you left. They find it difficult to get along with other races, but things are quite different in Starmire, although the dragon population is small and they are very reserved in their social interactions. Draxenath nodded. – I see… let’s talk about a different settlement. Part 9: Oceankeep and Glimmerstorm – There is one settlement, presumed to be very large, but I have not been able to verify it. Its name is Oceankeep. It is a city found in the ocean and inhabited by sea creatures, although I have read that some dragons might live there too. They are very hostile towards land dwellers approaching their city. Draxenath nodded.- It is a very ancient city, and humans have tried to conquer it for quite some time. Many different devices, tools, vehicles, and weapons have been created for that purpose, all failing as far as I can see. They even tried to poison and pollute the ocean, but Viridiana created sea plants capable of filtering and cleaning it. No wonder the inhabitants of Oceankeep are very hostile! – It would seem like you know a lot more about it than me. – I commented. – It would! If things have not changed since then, the most intelligent inhabitants are mermen, turtle men, porpoises, aquatic dragons, in no particular order. The last I knew was they crafted weapons from bones and seashells. They don’t trade with those from the surface. Is there anything more you know? I really knew nothing else. I shook my head. – Alright, any other settlement that might be of interest? – There is another settlement, I know it’s large but have not been able to assess it properly, is called Glimmerstorm. It is a flying city found above the clouds, said to be inhabited by avians and dragons. It was built about eight hundred years ago by avians and dragons to stay out of human reach. It’s not easy to see from the land as they move constantly and use the clouds as cover. During the night, it’s much easier to see, as it looks like a glimmering cloud formation, hence the name Glimmerstorm. Its inhabitants come to the ground to hunt, gather, and sometimes even trade, but that is quite rare, they are very cautious in their dealings, especially with humans. I would love to visit it someday, but for now, it seems impossible. The goddess looked at me with curiosity. – And what would you be looking for in that city? – She asked. – It’s a city out of reach from human control, I would like to make contact with them and get their version of history, read their books, know more about their culture, I’d like to know everything about them! She gave me a condescending look. – If you are so interested in ancient avian and draconic culture, I can answer most of your questions, I knew them well back then since they were my people. I have extensive knowledge of the other races too, if you care to ask as well. That’s how I became the interviewer again. — From this point forward, I will be open to questions from the readers to be featured in the interview. Please send questions you may have in regards to Draxenath, the other gods, the different races, their culture, anything related to this fantasy world — Echoes From the Caverns The post Interview with the Dragon Goddess 6 – by Draxenath appeared first on Echoes from the Caverns. View the full article
  13. The Release 71 Autumn themed items were so popular that we decided to make the Rewards Program items for Release 72 fall themed again! Reward Program... Release 72 Reward Program Exclusive Items: Fall Theme 2!View the full article
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    SOTA NewsRelease 72 Instructions

    Avatars, Please read this entire message, as well as the linked Player Guide and Known Issues. Release 72 of Shroud of the Avatar goes live this Thursday, November 21, at 10:30 AM US Central Time (15:30 UTC). Release 72 includes lots of exciting updates including Lua Integration (Phase 1), Krampus Returns, Unicorn cooking Recipes, Reagent Agriculture balance, POT Animals, and more! I want to express a huge amount of gratitude to the players who tested the items listed below on our QA server. They found many bugs and also provided editorial feedback on this post so that it is easy to read and actually matches what is in the game. Before offering feedback and/or reporting a bug, we kindly ask that you read this whole message and the linked Player Guide and Known Issues to get up to date on the current game state. To keep up to date, please check out the Patch Notes. By taking a few moments to read through this information, a great deal of our time and effort can be focused on new “unanswered” questions and addressing critical issues that impact each release. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to review this post and for all the truly valuable feedback you continue to provide. Also, remember that while we are providing new content with each release, our community is also working overtime to make new events for you to enjoy. Be sure to check the schedule for player-run events (via the player-run websites: NBNN Community Calendar & Avatars Circle). You can also get the latest official events on the Main Website. Without further ado, here is a list of what you can expect to see in RELEASE 72, November 21, 2019. Story and Scenes: Krampus Returns: Each winter the Krampus wakes from hibernation. It is said that he makes his home in East Sanctus Forest and it is rumored that he derives much of his power from his army of naughty brats (zombie children) that surround him. Watch out for a roving encounter full of those naughty brats who will ambush you before you even reach the home of the Krampus! Young Clara in Northwood knows first-hand how monstrous those naughty brats can be … they stole her precious chess piece! Are you brave enough to venture into Krampus territory and recover her one-of-a-kind keepsake? NOTE: This was actually supposed to not go live until Release 72 but was accidentally got patched into Release 71, so folks got a couple of extra weeks of Dark Winter! Pumpkin Head Dormant: Now that the harvests are ending, Pumpkin Head is no longer terrorizing those who dare venture into the fields at night, at least until next year’s harvests… Necropolis Barrens: Added a chance for a Tier 12 Brown Spider to sometimes spawn at night. User Interface: Lua Integration (Phase 1): Phase 1 of Lua Integration is now live! Lua is a full-featured but simple to use scripting language that can be used to create new features, UI, or other client side add ons with just a few lines of code. Players now have a way to query an ever growing set of data via a console. Join the Lua Discussions and Player Created Scripts discussion in the forums to find out what everyone is making! Also, those on Discord can join the Lua-scripting-api channel for real time chat and information! Free Storage of No-Trade Items In Bank: All no-trade items can now be freely stored in the bank without contributing to bank item limits. “E” Key for Non-Targeted Looting: The “E” key now loots the nearest corpse with loot if nothing is currently targeted. NOTE: This was actually part of Release 71 but due to some miscommunication we did not include it in the Release 71 post. Crafting and Economy: Reagent Agriculture Balance (Phase 2): In Release 71, we improved the balance for pricing of fruits and vegetables on NPC merchants versus the agricultural output of players by simply increasing the prices of items that are agricultural outputs and crafted components. In Release 72, we continued this Agriculture balancing effort by doubling the agricultural output of Reagent plants. This means farmers will, on average, get double the number of reagents from agriculture. Note that, to preserve economic balance, we simultaneously halved the sale value of reagents (function being favored over value). Unicorn Stews: What kind of horrible monster kills and eats unicorns?!?!? The answer is people! Unicorns can now be harvested for either light or dark unicorn meat (depending on the Unicorn type). There are three recipes that use these meats that give a varying degree of Intelligence bonus. Unicorn Medley: Light and Dark Unicorn meat stew medley that provides a static Intelligence bonus (i.e. bonus not affected by virtue) Light Unicorn Stew: Light Unicorn Meat stew that provides an Intelligence bonus based on positive virtue. Dark Unicorn Stew: Dark Unicorn Meat stew that provides an Intelligence bonus based on negative virtue. Grilled Wyvern Chops: Grilled Wyvern Chops is just what an ailing adventurer needs to reinvigorate! Fish Sticks Recipe: Everyone loves Fish Sticks! Put them in your mouth and savor them! This simple recipe can be made using any fish. Player Towns and Player Housing: Book-filled bookshelves: A variety of fine oak bookshelves that are filled, and half-filled with books are now available in the Crown Shop to make your home and library feel more literary. Garden Gnomes: Bring cuteness and life into your garden with gnomes! Now available in the Crown Shop. Blackbird Decoration: This Crown Shop decoration will be sure to add that menacing harvest ambiance to your farm. Sadly, even though this is full of blackbirds, you cannot bake four-and-twenty of them into a pie! NOTE: This was patched into Release 71. Town Teleporters: We have new teleporters available in the Crown Shop that allows direct connections between Player-Owned Towns and various Towns around the world. The first three towns to be added are Ardoris, Owl’s Head, and Central Brittany! NOTE: This was patched into Release 71. Player-Owned Town Animals: Town Owners can now purchase items that, when placed, cause various animals to appear around their towns! For example, placing the saucer of milk causes a cat to appear! Some of these can be purchased from the Crown Shop and some are available from NPC Decoration Merchants. The initial list of animals includes: Calico Cats (NPC Merchants) Cats: Siamese & Tabby (Crown Shop) Deer (Crown Shop) Pigs (Crown Shop) Reindeer (Crown Shop) Rabbits (NPC Merchants) Sheep (Crown Shop) Squirrels (NPC Merchants) Turkeys (Crown Shop) New/Updated Player-Owned Towns: Jade Mountains: Transferred to new governor. Port Royal: Added new Municipality to Hidden Vale. Performance: Combat Performance: Our focus for this release was on improving combat performance! While we have been making great improvements to non-combat performance month after month, combat performance has lagged significantly.This release some time was spent to improve combat, especially party combat with high area of effect use. Sword of Midras Printed Copy Reward Replacements: Teleporter to Compendium of Pain and Suffering: This teleporter allows direct access to the Compendium of Pain and Suffering dungeon from the property it is placed on. The teleporter itself is disguised as a magical book with the Blade of the Avatar symbol on the cover! This reward will go to Kickstarter backers at the Patron level who were eligible for a physical copy of the book. The Sword of Midras Magical Printing Press: This magical item allows you to create 12 book copies per week without needing any blank books, and each of these copies automatically comes in a book bound with a Blade of the Avatar symbol book cover! This reward will go to Kickstarter backers at the Citizen level (and higher) who were eligible for a physical copy of the book signed by Richard and Tracy. The Sword of Midras Library: The Sword of Midras Library is a huge unique library-themed dungeon room, built from the Lyceum in Artifice. It comes bundled with lots of shelves, including the new book filled shelves and partially book filled shelves. It can be placed in any Player Made Dungeon. Release 72 Rewards Program Items: To receive these exclusive rewards, all you need to do is join the Rewards Program during Release 72 and login to the game during Release 72. Autumn Leaf Mask Autumn Leaf Shield Autumn Leaf Trident Character: Holly Wreath Hat with Sparklers (December Login Reward): This lovely crown woven from holly leaves is lit with sparklers and is December’s login reward. Just login during the month of December to receive this free reward! Thank you so much for reading all the way here to the end! Join us for 2020 where we will have tons more in store including Lua integration (Phase 2), Inky Integration, more team members, Cross Promos with other teams, Player GMs, Player Vendor Polish, More Trophy Data (Agriculture, Trophy Heads), Property Rating System, More Creatures/Bosses/Tameables, New Skills, Bards, and more! There will also be Episode 2 which will have a new story, new lands, a revamp of the Quest and Journal system, a Theater System, Treasure Hunting with treasure maps that show up as loot, Item Affinity, Taming system expansions, Customizable NPCs, and expanded permissions for containers and doors! As a reminder, here are links to Player Instructions and Known Issues. Thank you again for your continued support. This is truly the most amazing community we have ever worked with, and we are proud to be on this journey with you. Sincerely, Starr Long aka Darkstarr Executive Producer View the full article
  15. The Release 72 Livestream is set for this Friday, November 22, at 3 PM Central Time! All Avatars from around the world are welcome to join us in the livestream activities. We will be showing off player made Lua scripts, learning about the return of Krampus, getting a display of the Sword of Midras rewards, answering questions, and handing out prizes. Livestream Schedule (Central Time Zone) Monthly livestreams are on Twitch and include answers to your gameplay questions, deep dives, prize giveaways, and more! Here is the schedule: 3 PM: Introductions 3:30 PM: Krampus Return & Sword of Midras Rewards 4:00 PM: Player Made Content: Lua Scripts 5 PM: Ending Announcements Release 72 Rewards Program Exclusive Items (Fall Theme 2!) Autumn is finally here so we decided to make the Rewards Program items for Release 72 fall themed again! Reward Program members will receive these exclusive items immediately upon logging in during Release 72! Autumn Leaf Mask Autumn Leaf Shield Autumn Leaf Trident Win These Great Prizes! We will be giving prizes away on an hourly basis with many being given away multiple times. Enter for a chance to win a prize by either logging into the game and typing “Leaves are falling all around” into chat OR by purchasing any item from our webstore during the livestream! Royal Elven Longbow Elven Elite Archer Armor Tabletop Tree Pack Ornate Elven Furniture Set Elven Keep Village Home Submit Your Questions We will be answering questions throughout the livestream, so submit them in Twitch Chat during the during the livestream and put !Question at the beginning of your text. Watch on Twitch Friday November 22 at 3 PM CDT Are You a Livestreamer? Get this exclusive in-game Streamer Camera for being a veteran of our Livestreamer Program! View the full article
  16. Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar: News Announcements Release 72 on QA LUA Livestream Today 11/15 Crown Shop Updates November Login Reward: Turkey Statue Release 71 Reward Program Items: Fall Theme Lord of the Isle Episode 2 Bundles Release 71 & Various Other Livestreams (YouTube) Upcoming Events Calendar Community Updates Community Event: Release 71 Dance Party Community Event: Mad Splatter Tea Party Community Event: What happened at River’s Cross in Jade Valley? Community Event: 1st Annual Skalabrekka Feast Party of Einherjar Project to Support: Crowfall Project to Support: Avatar Express Resources: Players Helping Players Echoes From the Caverns The post Echoes from the Caverns 11-15-2019 appeared first on Echoes from the Caverns. View the full article
  17. Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar: News Announcements Release 72 on QA LUA Livestream Today 11/15 Crown Shop Updates November Login Reward: Turkey Statue Release 71 Reward Program Items: Fall Theme Lord of the Isle Episode 2 Bundles Release 71 & Various Other Livestreams (YouTube) Upcoming Events Calendar Community Updates Community Event: Release 71 Dance Party Community Event: Mad Splatter Tea Party Community Event: What happened at River’s Cross in Jade Valley? Community Event: 1st Annual Skalabrekka Feast Party of Einherjar Project to Support: Crowfall Project to Support: Avatar Express Resources: Players Helping Players Release 72 on QA (Live next week) An early version of Release 72 is on the QA server! Release 72 is full of new content and fixes. An early version of the Release 72 Instructions is also available for review. We could really use everyone’s help to test all of this amazing content before it goes live next week! Krampus Returns LUA Integration (Phase 1) Reagent Agriculture Balance Unicorn Stew Recipes Grilled Wyvern Chops Recipe Fish Sticks Recipe R72 Rewards Program Items: Fall Theme (2nd Round)! December Login Reward: Holly Wreath Hat with Sparklers Performance Improvements More Bug Fixes and more! Please join us in testing on the QA server (instructions are posted each release in the bug forums) so we can make each release the best it can be. By helping us test prior to the release we can insure there are less bugs, more stability, and more balance. Participating qualifies you for the Testing Incentives Program! We will reward you for your efforts because we do understand that time spent on QA is time lost on advancing your character on live. Each release we will randomly reward the following rewards (one prize per player): 500 Gold Crowns (4 prizes) Ant Farm (4 prizes) Antennae (4 prizes) Bug Cloak (4 prizes) Set of Bug Paintings (4 prizes) Bug Sprayer with emote (1 prize) Insect Leg Table (1 prize) Corpion Chair (1 prize) In order to qualify you must meet the following requirements: Install the QA version of the game Login and play on QA for at least 4 hours per release Report at least 1 bug in the QA section of the forums Note that players will only be submitted for the lottery once per QA cycle. Continued bug reporting will not count toward additional submissions into the lottery. Thanks Avatars! LUA Livestream Today! Another content packed weekly Community Livestream is this Friday Nov 15, at 4 PM CT on Twitch! This week we are going to talk about the multiple phases of LUA integration, Phase 1 of which is happening in Release 72! Release 71 Rewards Program Exclusive Items (Fall Theme!) Autumn is finally here so we decided to make the Rewards Program items for Release 71 fall themed! Reward Program members will receive these exclusive items immediately upon logging in during Release 71! Scarecrow Mask Giant Gray Squirrel Pet Giant Scarecrow Statue As usual we will be giving out prizes at 4:15 and 4:45! To be eligible all you need to do is either make any purchase in the store or log into the game and type “Leaves are falling all around” in the chat window (no purchase necessary). Watch on Twitch today, Friday at 4 PM CDT! Are You a Livestreamer? Get this exclusive in-game Streamer Camera for being a veteran of our Livestreamer Program! 11/15 Crown Shop Updates Greetings Avatars, You have another week to get Autumn and Thanksgiving themed items from the Vault! The Vault: Current round of Vault items are available until Thursday, November 21 at 10:30 AM Central Time. At that time, the next round of 9 items will be available for two weeks, and then the next, etcAutumn Fairy Leaf Dress Autumn Leaf Wings Autumn Leaf Crown Brown Pilgrim Bonnet Brown Pilgrim Hat Cornucopia Elven Town Home Red Tufted Squirrel Pet Taming Turkey Call November Login Reward: Turkey Statue Today is the first day to login and obtain the November login reward! To celebrate Autumn (and the traditional feasts of Thanksgiving here in the United States), every player who logs in during the month of November will receive a unique Turkey Statue! Fun Trivia: Benjamin Franklin wanted to make the turkey the national bird of the United States but the Bald Eagle ended up being chosen. To receive the rewards simply login to the game before the end of November and check your rewards tab! Release 71 Reward Program Exclusive Items: Fall Theme! Autumn is finally here so we decided to make the Rewards Program items for Release 71 fall themed! Reward Program members will receive these exclusive items immediately upon logging in during Release 71! Scarecrow Mask Giant Gray Squirrel Pet Giant Scarecrow Statue NOTE: You must login during the release to receive each release’s exclusive rewards. The Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program lets you earn the best rate on purchasing Gold Crowns, AND receive exclusive monthly reward items! For the low price of $9 USD per month you will receive the following: 900 Gold Crowns of the Obsidians every month Exclusive Monthly Reward Items (~ 3 per month) Exclusive Title every 3 months 3 Months: Keeper of the Faith 6 Months: Keeper of the Word 9 Months: Keeper of the Vow 12 Months: Keeper of the Flame 15 Months: Keeper of the Oath 18 Months: Keeper of the Pledge Pick any Dye 12 Pack every 6 months Pick any three of the 7 Obsidian Potions every month, including: Potion of Capacity: Increases carrying capacity Potion of Conservation: Reduces reagent use chance Potion of Expedience: Swift gathering on all gathering skills Potion of Precision: Increases Meticulous Collection to all gathering skills Potion of Preservation: Reduces armor and weapon damage Potion of Reclamation: Increases Salvage and Repair to all production skills Lord of the Isle Episode 2 Bundles As one of the biggest and earliest supporters of Episode 2 you will be granted the largest lot deed in the land (Castle), the title Lord (or Lady) of the Isle, a tour of the Portalarium Offices, and dinner with the game leaders including Lord British himself! Only 24 of these unique bundles will be sold! Complete List of Rewards: UPDATED: Lord of the Isle Place Anywhere Castle Lot Deed: Tax Free Forever (when placed in a POT) and Tax Free for 1 Year (when placed outside of a POT). Placeable on water as well as land! Title: Lord of the Isle or Lady of the Isle NEW: Unique Lord of the Isle Home (to be revealed later) UPDATED: PLUS Choice of any 1 House currently available in the store Castle Basement currently available in the store of your choice Castle Wall Set currently available in the store of your choice (with enough for Castle Lot) NEW: Unique Lord of the Isle Dungeon Room (to be revealed later) 1400 Crowns 999 Bank Slots Pick 12 Prosperity Tools 2 Unique in-game items (to be revealed later) Early Access to Episode 2 Episode 1 Box and map signed by the team 1 hour one on one with Chris for design discussion (via video-conference) One real silver ring crafted personally by Lord British: Numbered 1 – 8 In-game version of the Lord British ring: Numbered 1 – 8 (including a place-able decoration version) Tour of Portalarium Offices Fine dinner and drinks with Lord British, Darkstarr, & Atos at a location TBD in Austin or NYC. NOTE: Digital items that are currently available will begin delivery as soon as Release 62 (Jan 31). Other items will be delivered at a future date TBD. NOTE: Travel costs NOT covered by Portalarium for Tour & Dinner. Release 71 & Various Other Livestreams (YouTube) The Release 71 Livestream with the Lava Fishing Contest was a blast! Here is the livestream from our YouTube channel in case you missed it: Atos and others also sometimes livestream and you can check those out on our YouTube channel (complete with “Mojito the dog” cam). Note that if you subscribe to the channel you will be notified when they go live. Upcoming Events Calendar Be sure to check out the Forums Recurring Events section for other events! Nov 17 – Release 71 Dance Party Nov 21 – Release 72 Nov 22 – Release 72 Livestream Dec 12 – Release 73 Jan 30 – Release 74 Feb 27 – Release 75 Mar 26 – Release 76 Community Event: Release 71 Dance Party [Forum Post by Alleine Dragonfyre] RELEASE 71 DANCE PARTY DJ @DarkStarr – VIRTUE RADIO (formerly Avatars Radio) RIFTS END 11/17/19 2-4PM MAIN GATE & THRU DEVOTIONALS Community Event: Mad Splatter Tea Party [Forum Post by Lily Byrd] NOTE: November’s Tea Party will be on November 17 at 4 PM NBT. Every 3rd or 4th Sunday of the Month I hold a tea party in my back garden at my home in Jade Valley. There are drinks and eats, there is sometimes music, there are often party games with prizes, and sometimes we just sit and talk about life in Novia. Not only are you welcome to join us but I would like to find out how to have this added to the community calendar here in the forums. Mad Splatter Tea Party NOTE THE CHANGE IN LOCATION IN JADE VALLEY Lily Byrd’s Cottage and tea garden is south of the Hall of Inquiry and Learning. 3ish pm NBT (CENTRAL Usa Time zone) Every 3rd or 4th sunday of the month We play games We eat cake and drink…various teas and drinks… There are goofy prizes for winning games if we play them See you there, Lily Byrd PS This is a role playing event tea party come as your avatar Community Event: What happened at River’s Cross in Jade Valley? [Forum Post by Lily Byrd] Have you found this temple? Do you know what it’s for? What’s in the basement that no one wants to talk about? And where have all the residents gone? Come on down to the Dragon’s Breath Inn in the hamlet of River’s Cross near Town Boundary 2 (or 3) in the Player Owned Town of Jade Valley. Community Event: [Forum Post by Ragnarr Lodbrok] I look forward to this event and want to thank the King for his kind request for viking music!​ To be clear, the schedule is as follows:​ 3PM – 4PM CST – an ice fishing contest! There will be prizes for smallest trophy fish and largest trophy fish pulled from the icy waters! 4PM – 5PM CST – King Ragnarr will host a special ceremony to christen the new Pax et Virtutem heraldry, then all are encouraged to grovel before his might! 5PM – 6PM CST – Viking PvP to make you tremble in awe! 6PM – 8PM CST – Feasting and dancing with viking music provided by Fionwyn of the Wylde Ones on WRFB.Rocks! Skalabrekka is nested in a number of towns including Pax Lair and Serenity Isle. Serenity Isle is east of Pax Lair and the balloon to Skalabrekka is right at the main dock: Project to Support – Crowfall Be part of shaping the next great MMO by becoming a Crowfall Backer! Crowfall is the first and only online Throne War game. You can win. Join intense PvP battles that demand strategy, survival and a fierce competitive spirit. Reap the spoils of war as an Eternal Champion! Claim virtual territory on behalf of your guild or faction. Capture mines, mills, and quarries to secure resources, build castles, and besiege your neighbors. Scavenge artifacts and relics from the Dying Worlds and install them in your temples to grant blessings to your vassals. Capture lost spirits to do your bidding — or bind them into your weapons to infuse them with sorcerous power! Project to Support – Avatar Express [Forum post by Vladamir Begemot] The Avatar Express is a Shroud of the Avatar fan news site! I’m pleased to report that The Avatar Express is clacking away furiously. News is being delivered and we have established systems to deliver it directly to your brain. You can use one of those systems by following us on Twitter at @avatar_express. Even more reliable due to its fully automated nature is joining us on the Discord server. News items are posted there via RSS. Or you can subscribe to RSS directly on the site. —– If you run an event, quests, etc, please consider helping out by self reporting. The Shroud community is big, and many things are happening that are never seen by others. With 10k monthly users, we would need a full time staff to track down everything that is happening. You can fill out the contributor form, message @that_shawn_guy here or post in the Discord server that you would like to help. There is no committment once signed up, you can post as much or little as you like. Writing up your own events has several benefits beyond the immidiate exposure. It serves as a record for others to see the history of New Britannia as we create it, in an attractive format. Publishing in the Express also has a higher chance than the forums of being seen by search engines and random readers, thus bringing more eyeballs and new players to the game. It will even make posting in the forums easier! You can upload images to your news item, and then link to those images in your forum post. No more need for 3rd party image hosts! So if you have something going on in your guild or town, or want to be a Reporter, Cartographer or Historian, please join us! Resources – Players Helping Players The official SotA New Player Welcome Forum and the Player Created Resources Forum have the best player created resources for Shroud of the Avatar, whether it’s a Player Written Guide, a Video Walk-through, or a Wiki-type Website. Visit the official Community Resources page for a complete listing of all things community. View the full article
  18. Hello everyone, this is Asclepius, with the next instalment of this wonderful story by Draxenath. It is entitled “Interview with the Dragon Goddess”. Background music by Smartsound Part 7: The Quarrelling Cities – What would the next largest settlement be? – This is not exactly one settlement, but eight cities, which is said belonged to a single kingdom. They are collectively called The Quarrelling Cities. The population of each individual city is quite uniform in racial distribution. There is a city mostly inhabited by humans, another by giants, another by ungulans, there is another by felids, one more by canids, another by insect-men, another by reptilians, another by avians… they are not very far from one another, and roughly in the center of that territory is a ruined castle, where it is said a king used to rule them all. I noticed she had gone absentminded. After a couple minutes, she asked me to continue. – Each city is very different from the others, with different social organization and activities. They form a sort of synergy with each other, as each city produces something the others need. The goddess nodded. – Humans produce technology, giants are miners and blacksmiths, insect men and ungulans are agricultural, canids and felids are hunters, avians are carpenters and hunters, reptilians are metallurgists and glassworkers. Or has anything changed? – It has not changed at all. As for this ancient king, the lore and legends are different in each city. In fact, those differing legends are what have kept them from reunifying and have contributed to the ongoing quarrels. The legends of King Centurion. The humans claim he was human, the avians claim he was an avian, the giants claim he was a giant, the canids claim he was a canid, and so on. Each legend tells of how King Centurion liberated their people from human oppression. As for the human version, it tells of how he united them all under the same banner. By then, I noticed the goddess’ wrinkled brow. – I would like to hear the legends. – she said. My excitement could not be greater at that time. – Do you know the real story? My understanding is it happened over a thousand years ago. I can tell you the legends, then I would be happy to hear the real story. – Draxenath nodded, remaining silent. I proceeded to relate the legends to her. – There is a sort of basis all these legends have in common. They start in the same way: From far away came a warrior, his strength worth that of a hundred. Centurion was his name. His sword was broad like a giant meat cleaver, its hilt adorned by two intertwined dragons, its aura strengthened the worthy and weakened the unworthy. Its weight was so great no one else could wield it. He rode a dragon, as a horse had no strength to carry both him and the sword. – As I said this, I couldn’t help but look at Draxenath’s sword… it matched the description. She was nodding as I described it. I decided not to ask anything and continued. – I will start with the Giants’ version. One day, a human woman with bright crimson hair purchased a considerable amount of giant slaves. She claimed to be a princess from far away lands and wanted the slaves for a very important task which required a lot of strength. Little did the slaves know that she was the wife of a giant warrior unlike any known even until today. This warrior had fair skin and golden hair, fierce eyes, a prominent nose, and was very tall, even for a giant, and his strength had no equal, he was called Centurion The Courageous. – Draxenath had a very unusual smile. Was she entertained? It seemed like something else. Nostalgia maybe? I was not able to tell for sure. Maybe it was a fun fact for her that she matches that general description as well. – He trained the slaves in wrestling, teaching them how to use their size and power more effectively. Soon, they were ready for the main task he had for them. “Today, you are going to earn not only your freedom but that of our kin as well. We know how to use our strength and size, the humans’ tools and machines will not stop us, we will use them against them to leverage our natural advantage.” – The army marched on to the human settlements, one after the next, using the same tactics: Centurion would demand the government submit to him and his new laws which granted the giants freedom and equality. The settlements that did not submit were crushed by his strength. Vampires fell under his sword, and humans were overpowered by his raw strength. Even the Avatars of Amaxis would fall, withering and rotting as he cleaved through them with his powerful blade, The Exalted Cleaver, a sword created to punish the evil gods. – Draxenath nodded repeatedly as I was going through this part. – A nation was formed, and Centurion was crowned as its king. As he amassed power and territory, his army grew and new knights were appointed. He made the mistake of appointing a human named Malchen as his Champion Knight. Sir Malchen was cunning, like the worst of the human filth. He envied Centurion’s riches, and even his wife, so he betrayed him. He seduced Centurion’s wife, and when their affair was discovered, they escaped, leaving King Centurion heartbroken. He lost his will to fight, and The Exalted Cleaver lost its edge. He lost his appetite and quickly withered and died. This story teaches us that humans are treacherous cowards and not to be trusted. – She didn’t nod as in the previous part. I noticed constant eye rolling and sighing. – I will tell the Avian version of the legend now. Long ago, the majority of the Avians had been enslaved by humans. They would use nets, cages, shackles, ropes and other tools to keep them from flying too far away. They were used as trophies, pets, to keep the humans warm with their feathers, and also as slave labor in high places. This changed when a human woman with bright red hair purchased a large number of avian slaves to build a castle on a high cliff. Once at the cliff, the slaves met their new owner, a powerful avian of bright golden plumage, powerful talons and eyes so sharp that could see farther than anyone else. His wings were so strong and his body so resilient he could fly a hundred times as high as any other avian. His name was Centurion The Benevolent. – Draxenath was giving me that same strange smile, it kept puzzling me. Again the general description matched with her. – They built the castle, and at the same time, Centurion trained them in aerial combat and armed them with the now well known avian bolt slingers, created through human technology, with the avian anatomy in mind. The day the castle was finished, he summoned the avians for the main task he had for them. “We were created to be free. I dream of the day all avians will soar through the skies in complete freedom. I dream of one day in this world that is now filled with humans treating everyone else as inferior and as objects of their property, one day when our children will be able to join hands with human children and be seen by them as their equal. We will see the hills and mountains from above, rough places and crooked paths will be no obstacle to us. And the glory of our Goddess, the Champion of Freedom, shall be revealed. This will be the day when all our children will be able to sing with new meaning ‘My home, beautiful land of liberty, of thee I sing. The land where my parents fought, where my parents died, to let freedom ring on every corner’. Let’s fight to free our kin!” – I noticed Draxenath enjoyed the speech, she was smiling and let out a couple tears while I recited it. – The war tactics described were basically the same as in the giant version, demand them to submit or be conquered, but instead of raw strength, it speaks of his graceful flight and sharpshooting skills. The mention of the Exalted Cleaver stays mostly the same. – Draxenath nodded. – The appointment of the human knight Sir Malchen and how he runs away with Centurion’s wife stay the same as well. – She remained silent, rolling her eyes once more. – For the reptilian version, it starts with the woman with red bright hair taking over a metallurgic company by force. This is one of the few legends that speak of her in a little more detail. Bright red hair, a fiery temper, and draconic eyes. To make the long story short, she had them work on metal alloys to craft weapons for the army of her husband, a reptilian warrior with golden scales, called Centurion the Polite. He taught them how to fight with a variety of weapons, same war tactics, speaks of his battle prowess with many kinds of weapons. The Exalted Cleaver part is the same. – Draxenath gave her usual nod. – The story of Sir Malchen is mostly unchanged, with the difference that he escapes alone and Centurion’s wife commits suicide, the rest remains the same. – For this part, she raised a brow but said nothing. – The Ungulan version says the woman of bright red hair purchased a very large plantation where the ungulan slaves worked, while an ungulan warrior with golden fur and horns forming a crown, called Centurion The Sincere, trained them in combat with their horns, hooves, as well as lances, spears, and axes. Same war tactics, mentions his charges were unstoppable, the rest is the same. – Again, she had that smile I can’t figure out, and this version features another resemblance to her, the golden color and the horns forming a crown. – The rest of the legend is the same as the giant version. – She rolled her eyes once more. – The Felid version tells of felid slave purchases by that same woman, describes Centurion The Honorable as a felid warrior with golden fur, powerful claws, and fierce eyes. He trained them in stealth and combat with their claws and bite. The part about the war tactics mentions his fast reflexes and powerful claws. – Again I’d love to figure out the meaning of her smile. More resemblance to her. – The part about Sir Malchen says he escaped alone, Centurion’s wife committed suicide to atone for her infidelity, and Sir Malchen was hunted down and eaten. The rest of the legend is unchanged. – She raised a brow the same way as she did at the end of the reptilian version. – The Canid version is very similar to the Felid version. Centurion The Loyal is described as a canid with golden fur, eyes full of wisdom, and a maw full of sharp teeth. They recognize him as a very cunning warrior and a great leader, with a great sense of teamwork and pack tactics. – Draxenath was nodding again, with her usual smile. – The rest of the story is the same as the Felid version.- Draxenath remained expressionless this time. – The Insect-Men version is quite different from the others. It speaks of an Insect-Woman queen named Centuria The Righteous, and the woman with red hair from the other versions is her adopted sister. This version mentions a retainer of draconic descent as well, whom Centuria lovingly called “Little Devil”. This version says one day she commanded all Insect-Men to rebel and follow her to fight for their freedom. It mentions she commanded a force consisting of warriors from all other races, and the strongest were appointed as knights. – All these knights loved Queen Centuria and would give their life for her. Centuria’s stepsister was in love with a warrior named Malchen, and she convinced him to help them with their fight. Malchen advanced in the ranks and was finally appointed as Champion Knight, and this upset all other knights. To make matters worse, he was in love with Centuria, and she corresponded his love. – A betrayal was in the works. With the help of the other knights, Centuria’s stepsister kidnapped Malchen, hoping to seduce him and earn his heart. The knights told Centuria the two had an affair and escaped together. Centuria went after them and finally confronted her stepsister. Centuria was murdered by her in cold blood while the knights were watching. They were unprepared for that and could do nothing to save her. Overwhelmed by shame, most of the knights built her a tomb, and then committed suicide during the funeral. Nothing is known of the stepsister’s whereabouts, as for Sir Malchen, he traveled far away, taking Centuria’s most precious legacy with him: her only son. – During all the narration, Draxenath remained silent and inexpressive. – The Human version doesn’t have much to tell, speaks of a human warrior called Centurion The Strong, his vision of a single nation where everyone would be free, a place where everyone’s dreams could be achieved. The place where everyone would want to live no matter their race, and how it would work. At the end of the legend, Centurion is murdered by all his knights, as every one of them envied him and wanted to be king. – Draxenath remained just as silent as in the previous version. She looked very tired, as if her depression had returned, heavier than ever. – King Centurion… is a made up character. They are ashamed of the truth. There was a leader they loved, one who gave everything for them, and when that leader decided to pursue a little of personal happiness, the selfish interest of others led to the leader’s death and the kingdom’s downfall. Now they go on, denying what really happened, attributing this leader’s deeds to a fictional king who died of a broken heart… save for two versions that speak of murder… – Her voice broke during the last words and she began weeping in silence. I tried to put everything together, and that is when I came to the realization… the central character from all these versions of the legend bears a strong resemblance to Draxenath, and even the Exalted Cleaver looks like the Godslaying Sword. I went back to my notes from the interview to confirm this quote: “I sent our firstborn to liberate the slaves while I worked on doing the same for the other Gods. Many of the mortals were freed and formed a nation of their own, with my child as ruler. But then, there was a betrayal. What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under your knives, mortal. Who will wipe this blood off all of you?”. That smile from before, it was a mother’s pride! I was certain of it! I could not help but ask. – The person these legends talk about… was that your son? – Draxenath shook her head. – I wish any of my sons had been as great. Unfortunately not… let’s change the subject, please. – I nodded, but that last answer she gave me was not quite convincing. Echoes From the Caverns The post Interview with the Dragon Goddess 5 – by Draxenath appeared first on Echoes from the Caverns. View the full article
  19. Another content packed weekly Community Livestream is this Friday Nov 15, at 4 PM CT on Twitch! This week we are going to talk about the multiple phases of LUA integration, Phase 1 of which is happening in Release 72! Release 71 Rewards Program Exclusive Items (Fall Theme!) Autumn is finally here so we decided to make the Rewards Program items for Release 71 fall themed! Reward Program members will receive these exclusive items immediately upon logging in during Release 71! Scarecrow Mask Giant Gray Squirrel Pet Giant Scarecrow Statue As usual we will be giving out prizes at 4:15 and 4:45! To be eligible all you need to do is either make any purchase in the store or log into the game and type “Leaves are falling all around” in the chat window (no purchase necessary). Watch on Twitch today, Friday at 4 PM CDT! Are You a Livestreamer? Get this exclusive in-game Streamer Camera for being a veteran of our Livestreamer Program! View the full article
  20. Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar: News Announcements Release 71 Livestream Today 11/8 Crown Shop Updates November Login Reward: Turkey Statue Release 71 Reward Program Items: Fall Theme Lord of the Isle Episode 2 Bundles Q&A & Various Other Livestreams (YouTube) Upcoming Events Calendar Community Updates Community Event: Release 71 Dance Party Community Event: Mad Splatter Tea Party Community Event: What happened at River’s Cross in Jade Valley? Project to Support: Crowfall Project to Support: Avatar Express Resources: Players Helping Players Echoes From the Caverns The post Echoes from the Caverns 11-08-2019 appeared first on Echoes from the Caverns. View the full article
  21. Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar: News Announcements Release 71 Livestream Today 11/8 Crown Shop Updates November Login Reward: Turkey Statue Release 71 Reward Program Items: Fall Theme Lord of the Isle Episode 2 Bundles Q&A & Various Other Livestreams (YouTube) Upcoming Events Calendar Community Updates Community Event: Release 71 Dance Party Community Event: Mad Splatter Tea Party Community Event: What happened at River’s Cross in Jade Valley? Project to Support: Crowfall Project to Support: Avatar Express Resources: Players Helping Players Release 71 Livestream Today! The Release 71 Livestream is set for today: Friday, November 8, at 3 PM Central Time! All Avatars from around the world are welcome to join us in the livestream activities. We will be talking about , answering questions, and handing out prizes. Livestream Schedule (Central Time Zone) Monthly livestreams are on Twitch and include answers to your gameplay questions, deep dives, prize giveaways, and more! Here is the schedule: 3 PM: Introductions 3:30 PM: Scenes Tour: Tartarus (new content), Despair (polish) 4:15 PM: Lava Fishing Contest 5 PM: Ending Announcements To participate in the Lava Fishing Contest go to Oracle Colossus and start fishing at 4:15 PM (you can also try whispering one of the devs for a teleport). The best trophy fish (longest) caught by 5 PM will win a prize! NOTE: We will be verifying location and time! Runners Up (2): Fishing Sign 9-Pack + Desktop Fish Trophy 3rd Prize: Ornate Fish Pavers + Bronze Fish Trophy 2nd Prize: Viking Village Water Home + Silver Fish Trophy 1st Prize: Player Owned Town Village Water Lot Property Deed (digital) + Gold Fish Trophy Win These Great Prizes! We will be giving prizes away on an hourly basis with many being given away multiple times. Enter for a chance to win a prize by either logging into the game and typing “Leaves are falling all around” into chat OR by purchasing any item from our webstore during the livestream! Puzzle Tree Cloak Ornate Elven Longbow Reaper Sapling Pet Ornate Elven Planting Beds Set Epic Common Aspen Tree Elven Tree Town Home Submit Your Questions We will be answering questions throughout the livestream, so submit them in Twitch Chat during the during the livestream and put !Question at the beginning of your text. Watch on Twitch Friday November 8 at 3 PM CDT Expirations The Spooky recurring items will be expiring today, until around this time again next year! Undead Specimen Vats Giant Lich Statue with Magic Portal Dungeon Entrance Giant Grim Reaper Statue with Magic Portal Dungeon Entrance Ornate Giant Grim Reaper Statue with Magic Portal Dungeon Entrance Ornate Scythe & Pattern Pack Dead Tree with Spider Webs 6-Pack Day of the Dead Masks Spooky Emotes: Breathe Spiders, Rain Spiders, Puke Blood, etc. Woven Spider Web Cloak Spider Web Cloak Ornate Spider Legs Zombie Pets 11/8 Crown Shop Updates Greetings Avatars, The Crown Shop is packed with new items this week including Blackbird decorations (like the butterflies), new Town Teleporters, and Player Owned Town Animals! In addition we have added a set of Autumn and Thanksgiving themed items to the Vault! Blackbird Decoration: This Crown Shop decoration will be sure to add that menacing harvest ambiance to your farm. Sadly, even though this is full of blackbirds you cannot bake 4 and 20 of them into a pie! Town Teleporters: We have a new teleporter type available in the Crown Shop that allows direct connections between Player Owned Towns and various Towns around the world. The first three towns to be added are Ardoris, Owl’s Head, and Central Brittany! The Vault: Current round of Vault items are available until Thursday, November 21 at 10:30 AM Central Time. At that time, the next round of 9 items will be available for two weeks, and then the next, etc Autumn Fairy Leaf Dress Autumn Leaf Wings Autumn Leaf Crown Brown Pilgrim Bonnet Brown Pilgrim Hat Cornucopia Elven Town Home Red Tufted Squirrel Pet Taming Turkey Call November Login Reward: Turkey Statue Today is the first day to login and obtain the November login reward! To celebrate Autumn (and the traditional feasts of Thanksgiving here in the United States), every player who logs in during the month of November will receive a unique Turkey Statue! Fun Trivia: Benjamin Franklin wanted to make the turkey the national bird of the United States but the Bald Eagle ended up being chosen. To receive the rewards simply login to the game before the end of November and check your rewards tab! Release 71 Reward Program Exclusive Items: Fall Theme! Autumn is finally here so we decided to make the Rewards Program items for Release 71 fall themed! Reward Program members will receive these exclusive items immediately upon logging in during Release 71! Scarecrow Mask Giant Gray Squirrel Pet Giant Scarecrow Statue NOTE: You must login during the release to receive each release’s exclusive rewards. The Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program lets you earn the best rate on purchasing Gold Crowns, AND receive exclusive monthly reward items! For the low price of $9 USD per month you will receive the following: 900 Gold Crowns of the Obsidians every month Exclusive Monthly Reward Items (~ 3 per month) Exclusive Title every 3 months 3 Months: Keeper of the Faith 6 Months: Keeper of the Word 9 Months: Keeper of the Vow 12 Months: Keeper of the Flame 15 Months: Keeper of the Oath 18 Months: Keeper of the Pledge Pick any Dye 12 Pack every 6 months Pick any three of the 7 Obsidian Potions every month, including: Potion of Capacity: Increases carrying capacity Potion of Conservation: Reduces reagent use chance Potion of Expedience: Swift gathering on all gathering skills Potion of Precision: Increases Meticulous Collection to all gathering skills Potion of Preservation: Reduces armor and weapon damage Potion of Reclamation: Increases Salvage and Repair to all production skills Lord of the Isle Episode 2 Bundles As one of the biggest and earliest supporters of Episode 2 you will be granted the largest lot deed in the land (Castle), the title Lord (or Lady) of the Isle, a tour of the Portalarium Offices, and dinner with the game leaders including Lord British himself! Only 24 of these unique bundles will be sold! Complete List of Rewards: UPDATED: Lord of the Isle Place Anywhere Castle Lot Deed: Tax Free Forever (when placed in a POT) and Tax Free for 1 Year (when placed outside of a POT). Placeable on water as well as land! Title: Lord of the Isle or Lady of the Isle NEW: Unique Lord of the Isle Home (to be revealed later) UPDATED: PLUS Choice of any 1 House currently available in the store Castle Basement currently available in the store of your choice Castle Wall Set currently available in the store of your choice (with enough for Castle Lot) NEW: Unique Lord of the Isle Dungeon Room (to be revealed later) 1400 Crowns 999 Bank Slots Pick 12 Prosperity Tools 2 Unique in-game items (to be revealed later) Early Access to Episode 2 Episode 1 Box and map signed by the team 1 hour one on one with Chris for design discussion (via video-conference) One real silver ring crafted personally by Lord British: Numbered 1 – 8 In-game version of the Lord British ring: Numbered 1 – 8 (including a place-able decoration version) Tour of Portalarium Offices Fine dinner and drinks with Lord British, Darkstarr, & Atos at a location TBD in Austin or NYC. NOTE: Digital items that are currently available will begin delivery as soon as Release 62 (Jan 31). Other items will be delivered at a future date TBD. NOTE: Travel costs NOT covered by Portalarium for Tour & Dinner. Q&A & Various Other Livestreams (YouTube) The Q&A livestream was very informative! Here is the livestream from our YouTube channel in case you missed it: Atos and others also sometimes livestream and you can check those out on our YouTube channel (complete with “Mojito the dog” cam). Note that if you subscribe to the channel you will be notified when they go live. Upcoming Events Calendar Be sure to check out the Forums Recurring Events section for other events! Nov 8 – Release 71 Livestream Nov 17 – Release 71 Dance Party Nov 21 – Release 72 Nov 22 – Release 72 Livestream Dec 12 – Release 73 Jan 30 – Release 74 Feb 27 – Release 75 Mar 26 – Release 76 Community Event: Release 71 Dance Party [Forum Post by Alleine Dragonfyre] RELEASE 71 DANCE PARTY DJ @DarkStarr – VIRTUE RADIO (formerly Avatars Radio) RIFTS END 11/17/19 2-4PM MAIN GATE & THRU DEVOTIONALS Community Event: Mad Splatter Tea Party [Forum Post by Lily Byrd] NOTE: November’s Tea Party will be on November 17 at 4 PM NBT. Every 3rd or 4th Sunday of the Month I hold a tea party in my back garden at my home in Jade Valley. There are drinks and eats, there is sometimes music, there are often party games with prizes, and sometimes we just sit and talk about life in Novia. Not only are you welcome to join us but I would like to find out how to have this added to the community calendar here in the forums. Mad Splatter Tea Party NOTE THE CHANGE IN LOCATION IN JADE VALLEY Lily Byrd’s Cottage and tea garden is south of the Hall of Inquiry and Learning. 3ish pm NBT (CENTRAL Usa Time zone) Every 3rd or 4th sunday of the month We play games We eat cake and drink…various teas and drinks… There are goofy prizes for winning games if we play them See you there, Lily Byrd PS This is a role playing event tea party come as your avatar Community Event: What happened at River’s Cross in Jade Valley? [Forum Post by Lily Byrd] Have you found this temple? Do you know what it’s for? What’s in the basement that no one wants to talk about? And where have all the residents gone? Come on down to the Dragon’s Breath Inn in the hamlet of River’s Cross near Town Boundary 2 (or 3) in the Player Owned Town of Jade Valley. Project to Support – Crowfall Be part of shaping the next great MMO by becoming a Crowfall Backer! Crowfall is the first and only online Throne War game. You can win. Join intense PvP battles that demand strategy, survival and a fierce competitive spirit. Reap the spoils of war as an Eternal Champion! Claim virtual territory on behalf of your guild or faction. Capture mines, mills, and quarries to secure resources, build castles, and besiege your neighbors. Scavenge artifacts and relics from the Dying Worlds and install them in your temples to grant blessings to your vassals. Capture lost spirits to do your bidding — or bind them into your weapons to infuse them with sorcerous power! Project to Support – Avatar Express [Forum post by Vladamir Begemot] The Avatar Express is a Shroud of the Avatar fan news site! I’m pleased to report that The Avatar Express is clacking away furiously. News is being delivered and we have established systems to deliver it directly to your brain. You can use one of those systems by following us on Twitter at @avatar_express. Even more reliable due to its fully automated nature is joining us on the Discord server. News items are posted there via RSS. Or you can subscribe to RSS directly on the site. —– If you run an event, quests, etc, please consider helping out by self reporting. The Shroud community is big, and many things are happening that are never seen by others. With 10k monthly users, we would need a full time staff to track down everything that is happening. You can fill out the contributor form, message @that_shawn_guy here or post in the Discord server that you would like to help. There is no committment once signed up, you can post as much or little as you like. Writing up your own events has several benefits beyond the immidiate exposure. It serves as a record for others to see the history of New Britannia as we create it, in an attractive format. Publishing in the Express also has a higher chance than the forums of being seen by search engines and random readers, thus bringing more eyeballs and new players to the game. It will even make posting in the forums easier! You can upload images to your news item, and then link to those images in your forum post. No more need for 3rd party image hosts! So if you have something going on in your guild or town, or want to be a Reporter, Cartographer or Historian, please join us! Resources – Players Helping Players The official SotA New Player Welcome Forum and the Player Created Resources Forum have the best player created resources for Shroud of the Avatar, whether it’s a Player Written Guide, a Video Walk-through, or a Wiki-type Website. Visit the official Community Resources page for a complete listing of all things community. View the full article
  22. Hello everyone, this is Asclepius, with the next instalment of this wonderful story by Draxenath. It is entitled “Interview with the Dragon Goddess”. Background music by Smartsound Part 5: Draconia – What are the largest settlements? Start with the largest of all and tell me of its most remarkable features. – Draconia is a metropolis with beautiful buildings made of stone and concrete. Its streets are paved and very busy. Underneath the city is a maze-like system of tunnels and galleries called The Undercity, mostly inhabited by vampires. – Vampires? – she lifted an eyebrow and grinned as if entertained by the thought. – I think it’s safe to assume all of them are servants of Amaxis. How active are they? Do they feed constantly? – Yes, they are. There is a Blood Tax that must be paid, as mandated by Amaxis. The rich usually pay it with blood from their slaves, while the poor pay with their own. Vampires have the right to take blood by force from those evading the tax. Also, Amaxis keeps a number of Blood Concubines in the castle, and whenever one of them can’t be used to pay the Blood Tax anymore, he chooses a new one from the population. – Are vampires in a position of authority? – Yes, they were chosen by Amaxis to become vampires and appointed to uphold the law and punish lawbreakers. They watch us even during the day, sometimes you can see them on the street wearing garbs that protect them from the sun. – What happened to The House of Athaldar? Ever heard of it? Are there any survivors? – You mean the legendary clan of vampire slayers? They are not a subject of conversation at all these days, they fell about eight centuries ago. It’s said their blood runs through the veins of most of the human population of Draconia. Their skin is unnaturally fair and I heard they are remarkably tough. She looked upset. – Now that The House of Athaldar no longer rules Draconia, who does? Is there a Vampire King appointed by Amaxis? – Draconia is ruled by Amaxis himself. However, he is absent very often as he constantly travels to the other cities he rules. In his absence, the High Priest has the authority to rule. She nodded. – Let’s talk about their prosperity. Is agriculture doing well? – Yes, Draconia has a wide variety of crops, making it self sufficient in cereal, vegetable, fruit, and spice. Especially prominent in producing wheat, citrus, grape, grenade, tomato, onion, potato, chili, and garlic. Wine brewing has prospered because of their great production of grape. Draxenath got up on her feet and walked to the carcass of the cow I had brought as an offering to her, picking it up from the rear legs. – I assume Draconia abandoned hunting of free wild animals and grows enslaved cattle born in captivity now, as it is customary of Amaxis’ people.– With her claws, she cut the cow’s underside and proceeded to gut and skin it. – Yes, they grow a variety of cattle now. Also, there are other animals, like cats, dogs, and birds of prey, used to protect the houses and control the population of other animals that bring filth and disease, like rodents, pigeons, roaches, and flies. – I remember that! Many of the proud races of canines, once fierce and self-sufficient, have become lazy after their “domestication”, happily wagging their tails and eating the leftovers of their easily accepted masters. Hopefully, the wolves and werewolves remain free. On the other hand, cats and birds of prey still have some of their pride and freedom left, seeing humans as convenient servants. The cow was completely gutted and skinned, now roasting on a spit she pulled out of a magical bag. – What about the other highly intelligent races? Which of them live in Draconia and what do they do? – Giants and minotaurs conform the main workforce for jobs requiring strength and endurance, from mining, to metalworking, to agriculture. There is also a considerable amount of centaur workers serving as transport and delivery services. – What about science and technology? Have they tamed electricity and magnetism? – There are considerable advances in that. Draconia has a network of electrical lines providing power for illumination of the streets at night. There are generators producing electricity through special mechanisms and steam engines. Other applications of electricity are being researched, like weaponry and electricity enhanced tools. – Are firearms still in production? Have they found a way to prevent gunpowder and flint from getting wet already? Have they fully replaced other kinds of weapons? – New firearms use metal cartridges that encase the gunpowder and ignition mechanism to prevent them from getting wet, making them much more reliable. Firearms now have means to hold more than one cartridge and fire them in sequence. But even with the advances in firearms, the use of daggers, swords, spears, bows, crossbows and other kinds of weapons is still in use, as a firearms user may run out of cartridges. – What about art and music? Have there been any advances and innovation on them? – I have seen musical instruments enhanced through electricity and magnetism, like guitars, fiddles, and keyboards. Some of them produce sound entirely through manipulation of electricity and magnetism. There are devices called phonographs, capable of recording sound, and replaying it. Part 6: Flameside – What would the next settlement be in terms of size? – Flameside is a metropolis very proud of its warrior ways and traditions. It’s built around a dormant volcano and has several hot springs. There used to be dragons inhabiting the volcano, but there are no signs of them anymore. All that is left is a legend of a Dragon Prince sleeping inside of it, but none has seen him, it may be just a myth. – I noticed a hint of interest on her face at the mention of this. – The lizardmen who used to worship the dragons have been enslaved and relocated into the city. Besides humans and lizardmen, there are giants, minotaurs and centaurs, same as in Draconia. – No word on where the dragons and avians went? – No, but the lizardmen say they will come back when the Dragon Prince awakens. I have the hunch that you are familiar with that legend, could you please shed some light about it? How much truth is there in it? – The Dragon Prince… his name was Pram of Draconia, son of Athaldar. He founded Flameside and ruled over the dragons, lizardmen, avians, giants, and even humans and other races who lived within its territory. A formidable warrior… one day he was mortally wounded, he shut himself in his chambers inside the volcano to recover… I guess he never came out… – She remained absentminded for several minutes. I was surprised at hearing that. The two biggest settlements were originally founded by the legendary vampire hunters and opponents to Amaxis. – So, it’s truth! There is a prince within the volcano! What would make the lizardmen think he is still alive and coming back in the future? – Everyone needs to believe in something to keep their hope, I guess! So, what are their main activities? You mentioned warrior ways and traditions, so I’d assume their forges and sulfur mines have remained busy as they did a thousand years ago. – Yes, they have! Flameside is the main producer of the sulfur used for gunpowder, and their metallurgic industry is the most advanced in all the world. If there is something the lizardmen have done better than humans is working with gunpowder and metal. Most firearm innovations were made possible through close collaboration between Flameside and Draconia. – And in agriculture, they were great producers of coffee, tea, plum, cherry and variety of cereals. Has it changed? – It has not changed. Their coffee and tea are exported to other regions. As for cattle, before you ask, it is essentially the same as Draconia. I’d dare to say a sort of standard for cattle is followed among settlements ruled by Amaxis. – I assume there are vampires with the same authority and duties as in Draconia. Or is something different there? – In addition to performing the same duties as in Draconia, they lead the forces that keep the werecat and werewolf invasions at bay. These nomadic tribes sometimes raid the city at night. They have found ways to elude the city defenses, kill guards and steal armament and food. They are very well organized, and small enough in numbers to cover their own tracks and escape. – They used to be great hunters, and were welcome for trade within Flameside when its government was not oppressive like the one currently in turn. Frequently, they would drop a large boar or deer at the doorsteps of my shrine, it’s in their nature to offer a large kill to their loved ones and deities. – A warm smile adorned her face for a moment, it had no small amount of nostalgia. – Werewolves and werecats visiting Flameside peacefully and trading with its population? Times sure have changed! – Indeed, Flameside’s social structure and composition of the population has changed considerably, but its main activities have remained the same. I’d like to hear about the next settlement. Echoes From the Caverns The post Interview with the Dragon Goddess 4 – by Draxenath appeared first on Echoes from the Caverns. View the full article
  23. Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar: News Announcements Play Release 71 Now! Questions & Answers Livestream Today Release 71 Livestream 11/1 Crown Shop Updates November Login Reward: Turkey Statue Release 71 Reward Program Items: Fall Theme Lord of the Isle Episode 2 Bundles Haunted Homes Tour & Various Other Livestreams (YouTube) Upcoming Events Calendar Community Updates Community Event: Immortal City’s Annual Halloween Ball & Costume Contest Community Event: Halloween Party – Britt Mart Community Event: What happened at River’s Cross in Jade Valley? Project to Support: Crowfall Project to Support: Avatar Express Resources: Players Helping Players Echoes From the Caverns The post Echoes from the Caverns 11-01-2019 appeared first on Echoes from the Caverns. View the full article
  24. Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar: News Announcements Play Release 71 Now! Questions & Answers Livestream Today Release 71 Livestream 11/1 Crown Shop Updates November Login Reward: Turkey Statue Release 71 Reward Program Items: Fall Theme Lord of the Isle Episode 2 Bundles Haunted Homes Tour & Various Other Livestreams (YouTube) Upcoming Events Calendar Community Updates Community Event: Immortal City’s Annual Halloween Ball & Costume Contest Community Event: Halloween Party – Britt Mart Community Event: What happened at River’s Cross in Jade Valley? Project to Support: Crowfall Project to Support: Avatar Express Resources: Players Helping Players Play Release 71 Now! Release 71 successfully launched Wednesday, October 30, with thousands of backers downloading, patching, and logging in to check out the changes! There’s lots of new content to explore, including: Tartarus Level Polish & New Content Despair Polish Decoration Palette Gold and Silver Scrap Agriculture Economy Balance Batch Crafting Improvement Wyvern Trophy Head Winter Holiday Recurring Items Return R71 Rewards Program Items: Fall Theme! November Login Reward: Turkey Statue Performance Improvements More Bug Fixes and more! Check out the Release 71 Instructions update for detailed information about all the new content. If you have not downloaded the game yet, go to www.shroudoftheavatar.com and click the “Play Now” button. The game is also available on Steam. Release 71 Player Instructions Release 71 Known Issues Questions & Answers Livestream Today Another content packed weekly Community Livestream is today, Friday Nov 1, at 4 PM CT on Twitch! This week we are going to focus on answering throughout the livestream, so submit them in Twitch Chat during the livestream and put !Question at the beginning of your text. Release 71 Rewards Program Exclusive Items (Fall Theme!) Autumn is finally here so we decided to make the Rewards Program items for Release 71 fall themed! Reward Program members will receive these exclusive items immediately upon logging in during Release 71! Scarecrow Mask Giant Gray Squirrel Pet Giant Scarecrow Statue As usual we will be giving out prizes at 4:15 and 4:45! To be eligible all you need to do is either make any purchase in the store or log into the game and type “Leaves are falling all around” in the chat window (no purchase necessary). Watch on Twitch today, Friday at 4 PM CDT! Are You a Livestreamer? Get this exclusive in-game Streamer Camera for being a veteran of our Livestreamer Program! Release 71 Livestream The Release 71 Livestream is set for Friday, November 8, at 3 PM Central Time! All Avatars from around the world are welcome to join us in the livestream activities. We will be talking about , answering questions, and handing out prizes. Livestream Schedule (Central Time Zone) Monthly livestreams are on Twitch and include answers to your gameplay questions, deep dives, prize giveaways, and more! Here is the schedule: 3 PM: Introductions 3:30 PM: Scenes Tour: Tartarus (new content), Despair (polish) 4:15 PM: Lava Fishing Contest 5 PM: Ending Announcements To participate in the Lava Fishing Contest go to Oracle Colossus and start fishing at 4:15 PM (you can also try whispering one of the devs for a teleport). The best trophy fish (longest) caught by 5 PM will win a prize! NOTE: We will be verifying location and time! Win These Great Prizes! We will be giving prizes away on an hourly basis with many being given away multiple times. Enter for a chance to win a prize by either logging into the game and typing “Leaves are falling all around” into chat OR by purchasing any item from our webstore during the livestream! Puzzle Tree Cloak Ornate Elven Longbow Reaper Sapling Pet Ornate Elven Planting Beds Set Epic Common Aspen Tree Elven Tree Town Home Submit Your Questions We will be answering questions throughout the livestream, so submit them in Twitch Chat during the during the livestream and put !Question at the beginning of your text. Watch on Twitch Friday November 8 at 3 PM CDT Expirations The Spooky recurring items will be expiring today, until around this time again next year! Undead Specimen Vats Giant Lich Statue with Magic Portal Dungeon Entrance Giant Grim Reaper Statue with Magic Portal Dungeon Entrance Ornate Giant Grim Reaper Statue with Magic Portal Dungeon Entrance Ornate Scythe & Pattern Pack Dead Tree with Spider Webs 6-Pack Day of the Dead Masks Spooky Emotes: Breathe Spiders, Rain Spiders, Puke Blood, etc. Woven Spider Web Cloak Spider Web Cloak Ornate Spider Legs Zombie Pets 11/1 Crown Shop Updates Greetings Avatars, The Crown Shop is packed with new items this week including Fall Trees and a Pirate Airship Home!. Also it’s the last week for Spooky Seasonal Recurring items which expire for another year next week on November 8! Additionally we are continuing the spooky theme for the Vault with this year’s final round of expired spooky items including the much sought after original Witch Hat! Pirate Airship Home: Piracy is no longer just something to be feared at sea! Pirates have taken to the air as well! Some of these fearsome airships have been converted to luxurious homes for the wealthy and can be purchased from the Crown Shop. Fall White Birch Trees: These trees not only have fall hued foliage, they also have falling leaves! You can find them in the Crown Shop. Spooky Seasonal Recurring Items: With Halloween coming up we have brought back all of the Spooky Seasonal Recurring items to the Crown Shop for a limited time! Get them before they expire again until next year on November 8! Undead Specimen Vats Giant Lich Statue with Magic Portal Dungeon Entrance Giant Grim Reaper Statue with Magic Portal Dungeon Entrance Ornate Giant Grim Reaper Statue with Magic Portal Dungeon Entrance Ornate Scythe & Pattern Pack Dead Tree with Spider Webs 6-Pack Day of the Dead Masks Spooky Emotes: Breathe Spiders, Rain Spiders, Puke Blood, etc. Woven Spider Web Cloak Spider Web Cloak Ornate Spider Legs Zombie Pets The Vault: Current round of Vault items are available until Thursday, November 7 at 10:30 AM Central Time. At that time, the next round of 9 items will be available for two weeks, and then the next, etcGrim Reaper Mask Grim Reaper Statue Ornate Skull Candle Stone Zombie Statue 2017 Large Headless Horseman Grim Reaper Statue 2017 Headless Horseman Grim Reaper Statue Witch Hat 2017 Ornate Scythe Obsidian Tower Village Home November Login Reward: Turkey Statue Today is the first day to login and obtain the November login reward! To celebrate Autumn (and the traditional feasts of Thanksgiving here in the United States), every player who logs in during the month of November will receive a unique Turkey Statue! Fun Trivia: Benjamin Franklin wanted to make the turkey the national bird of the United States but the Bald Eagle ended up being chosen. To receive the rewards simply login to the game before the end of November and check your rewards tab! Release 71 Reward Program Exclusive Items: Fall Theme! Autumn is finally here so we decided to make the Rewards Program items for Release 71 fall themed! Reward Program members will receive these exclusive items immediately upon logging in during Release 71! Scarecrow Mask Giant Gray Squirrel Pet Giant Scarecrow Statue NOTE: You must login during the release to receive each release’s exclusive rewards. The Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program lets you earn the best rate on purchasing Gold Crowns, AND receive exclusive monthly reward items! For the low price of $9 USD per month you will receive the following: 900 Gold Crowns of the Obsidians every month Exclusive Monthly Reward Items (~ 3 per month) Exclusive Title every 3 months 3 Months: Keeper of the Faith 6 Months: Keeper of the Word 9 Months: Keeper of the Vow 12 Months: Keeper of the Flame 15 Months: Keeper of the Oath 18 Months: Keeper of the Pledge Pick any Dye 12 Pack every 6 months Pick any three of the 7 Obsidian Potions every month, including: Potion of Capacity: Increases carrying capacity Potion of Conservation: Reduces reagent use chance Potion of Expedience: Swift gathering on all gathering skills Potion of Precision: Increases Meticulous Collection to all gathering skills Potion of Preservation: Reduces armor and weapon damage Potion of Reclamation: Increases Salvage and Repair to all production skills Lord of the Isle Episode 2 Bundles As one of the biggest and earliest supporters of Episode 2 you will be granted the largest lot deed in the land (Castle), the title Lord (or Lady) of the Isle, a tour of the Portalarium Offices, and dinner with the game leaders including Lord British himself! Only 24 of these unique bundles will be sold! Complete List of Rewards: UPDATED: Lord of the Isle Place Anywhere Castle Lot Deed: Tax Free Forever (when placed in a POT) and Tax Free for 1 Year (when placed outside of a POT). Placeable on water as well as land! Title: Lord of the Isle or Lady of the Isle NEW: Unique Lord of the Isle Home (to be revealed later) UPDATED: PLUS Choice of any 1 House currently available in the store Castle Basement currently available in the store of your choice Castle Wall Set currently available in the store of your choice (with enough for Castle Lot) NEW: Unique Lord of the Isle Dungeon Room (to be revealed later) 1400 Crowns 999 Bank Slots Pick 12 Prosperity Tools 2 Unique in-game items (to be revealed later) Early Access to Episode 2 Episode 1 Box and map signed by the team 1 hour one on one with Chris for design discussion (via video-conference) One real silver ring crafted personally by Lord British: Numbered 1 – 8 In-game version of the Lord British ring: Numbered 1 – 8 (including a place-able decoration version) Tour of Portalarium Offices Fine dinner and drinks with Lord British, Darkstarr, & Atos at a location TBD in Austin or NYC. NOTE: Digital items that are currently available will begin delivery as soon as Release 62 (Jan 31). Other items will be delivered at a future date TBD. NOTE: Travel costs NOT covered by Portalarium for Tour & Dinner. Haunted Homes Tour & Various Other Livestreams (YouTube) The Haunted Homes Tour livestream was incredible! Here is the livestream from our YouTube channel in case you missed it: Atos and others also sometimes livestream and you can check those out on our YouTube channel (complete with “Mojito the dog” cam). Note that if you subscribe to the channel you will be notified when they go live. Upcoming Events Calendar Be sure to check out the Forums Recurring Events section for other events! Nov 8 – Release 71 Livestream Nov 17 – Release 71 Dance Party Nov 21 – Release 72 Nov 22 – Release 72 Livestream Dec 12 – Release 73 Jan 30 – Release 74 Feb 27 – Release 75 Mar 26 – Release 76 Community Event: Immortal City’s Annual Halloween Ball & Costume Contest [Forum Post by Alleine Dragonfyre] Immortal City’s Annual Halloween Ball at Chaotica! From the Main Gate follow the Burning Skeletons Friday November 1 8 PM – 12 AM NBT Best Costume Contest Celebrity Judges 1st Prize 5000 COTO 2 1000 COTO 2nd Prizes Community Event: The Ancient Novians Have Landed… Halloween Party – Britt Mart [Forum Post by Tailz] Join us throughout the day and night! If you are participating in the Costume Contest, please post the screenshots in this thread or private message them to me on Discord. All Avatars are invited and welcome! We look forward to seeing you! Britt Mart Halloween Party & Costume Contest 2019 Saturday Nov 2nd all day at Club UFO! Party Begins with Wake Up New Britannia from 7-9 AM Followed by DJ Justyn from 9 – 11 AM Then Fionwyn’s Wylde Safari from 6-8 PM Followed by DJ Justyn from 8 PM – ??? All on WRFB To get to Club UFO use the the teleport sign to go to Town Boundary 2 Community Event: What happened at River’s Cross in Jade Valley? [Forum Post by Lily Byrd] Have you found this temple? Do you know what it’s for? What’s in the basement that no one wants to talk about? And where have all the residents gone? Come on down to the Dragon’s Breath Inn in the hamlet of River’s Cross near Town Boundary 2 (or 3) in the Player Owned Town of Jade Valley. Project to Support – Crowfall Be part of shaping the next great MMO by becoming a Crowfall Backer! Crowfall is the first and only online Throne War game. You can win. Join intense PvP battles that demand strategy, survival and a fierce competitive spirit. Reap the spoils of war as an Eternal Champion! Claim virtual territory on behalf of your guild or faction. Capture mines, mills, and quarries to secure resources, build castles, and besiege your neighbors. Scavenge artifacts and relics from the Dying Worlds and install them in your temples to grant blessings to your vassals. Capture lost spirits to do your bidding — or bind them into your weapons to infuse them with sorcerous power! Project to Support – Avatar Express [Forum post by Vladamir Begemot] The Avatar Express is a Shroud of the Avatar fan news site! I’m pleased to report that The Avatar Express is clacking away furiously. News is being delivered and we have established systems to deliver it directly to your brain. You can use one of those systems by following us on Twitter at @avatar_express. Even more reliable due to its fully automated nature is joining us on the Discord server. News items are posted there via RSS. Or you can subscribe to RSS directly on the site. —– If you run an event, quests, etc, please consider helping out by self reporting. The Shroud community is big, and many things are happening that are never seen by others. With 10k monthly users, we would need a full time staff to track down everything that is happening. You can fill out the contributor form, message @that_shawn_guy here or post in the Discord server that you would like to help. There is no committment once signed up, you can post as much or little as you like. Writing up your own events has several benefits beyond the immidiate exposure. It serves as a record for others to see the history of New Britannia as we create it, in an attractive format. Publishing in the Express also has a higher chance than the forums of being seen by search engines and random readers, thus bringing more eyeballs and new players to the game. It will even make posting in the forums easier! You can upload images to your news item, and then link to those images in your forum post. No more need for 3rd party image hosts! So if you have something going on in your guild or town, or want to be a Reporter, Cartographer or Historian, please join us! Resources – Players Helping Players The official SotA New Player Welcome Forum and the Player Created Resources Forum have the best player created resources for Shroud of the Avatar, whether it’s a Player Written Guide, a Video Walk-through, or a Wiki-type Website. Visit the official Community Resources page for a complete listing of all things community. View the full article
  25. Jack T. Lamplighter

    Batch Crafting Improvement

    Hello! While speaking with some players at SotACon 2019, an issue with batch crafting was brought to my attention. (A few issues, actually, but I'll be addressing one of them here.) When a failure occurs during batch crafting, the remaining unused ingredients are cleared off of the crafting station and sent to the player's inventory, only to be immediately replaced with identical ingredients from the player's inventory. Since many players prefer to keep crafting ingredients in a... Batch Crafting Improvement View the full article
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