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  1. Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar: News Announcements Release 61 on QA Player Made Dungeon Tour Livestream Today In the News: Shroud as Parkinson’s Therapy Crown Migration for Release 61 50% Item Fridays & 20% Crown Weekends Holiday Sales Winter 2018 Items Appear Winter Recurring Items Return! Automatic Redemption of Rewards Release 62 Upgrading Bundles with Crowns (ends 12/21) Elven, Obsidian, & Shogun Expirations Shroud of the Avatar Boxed Editions $40 off Holiday Sale! Release 60 Livestream (YouTube) Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program Weekend Sale: Winter Upcoming Events Calendar Community Updates Community Event: Advent Calendar 2018 Community Event: Boogie Nights Christmas Style Community Event: Daily Yule-Market at Dracheninsel Community Event: Grinch’s December Pacu Fishing Adventure Community Event: 3rd Annual Holiday Party for All! Community Event: Novia Market R60 Grandmaster Bundles Community Event: Novia Market 1st Annual Yuletide Giveaway Community Event: Welcome Quest Release 60 Meretz: Win a Replenishing Fireworks Mega Set Project to Support: Underworld Ascendant Project to Support: Lore Finder Resources: Players Helping Players Echoes From the CavernsThe post Echoes from the Caverns 12-07-2018 appeared first on Echoes from the Caverns. View the full article
  2. Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar: News Announcements Release 61 on QA Player Made Dungeon Tour Livestream Today In the News: Shroud as Parkinson’s Therapy Crown Migration for Release 61 50% Item Fridays & 20% Crown Weekends Holiday Sales Winter 2018 Items Appear Winter Recurring Items Return! Automatic Redemption of Rewards Release 62 Upgrading Bundles with Crowns (ends 12/21) Elven, Obsidian, & Shogun Expirations Shroud of the Avatar Boxed Editions $40 off Holiday Sale! Release 60 Livestream (YouTube) Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program Weekend Sale: Winter Upcoming Events Calendar Community Updates Community Event: Advent Calendar 2018 Community Event: Boogie Nights Christmas Style Community Event: Daily Yule-Market at Dracheninsel Community Event: Grinch’s December Pacu Fishing Adventure Community Event: 3rd Annual Holiday Party for All! Community Event: Novia Market R60 Grandmaster Bundles Community Event: Novia Market 1st Annual Yuletide Giveaway Community Event: Welcome Quest Release 60 Meretz: Win a Replenishing Fireworks Mega Set Project to Support: Underworld Ascendant Project to Support: Lore Finder Resources: Players Helping Players Release 61 on QA with more Testing Rewards! An early version of R61 is on the QA server. “So soon after Release 60?” you ask. As noted in our Q4 2018 Schedule Update: “PLEASE NOTE: The last two releases of the year (Nov/R60 and Dec/R61) will be very early in their respective months so that they are released well ahead of the US winter holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas).” R61 is full of new content and fixes, some of which is now on the QA server for early testing. We could really use everyone’s help to test all of this amazing content before it goes live! Fishing Phase 2: Lava Fishing Lava Fish Fishing Skills Krampus Teleport to Scene Ornate Vile Longbow More Player Dungeon Rooms R58 Livestream Items 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): 5 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! Player Made Dungeon Tour Livestream Today Another content packed weekly Community Livestream is this Friday December 7 at 4 PM CT on Twitch! This week we are going to continue exploring Player Made Dungeons! We did not have time to visit all of the amazing creations assembled by our players this past Friday during the Release 60 Livestream so we are going to continue the tour this Friday. Join Chris “Atos” Spears and Travis “Vas Corp Por” Koleski as they journey through more Player Made Dungeons. This is the LAST Friday to earn the Release 60 Cornucopia stretch goals by making a purchase or by participating in the Rewards program! By popular demand we have resurrected a set of stretch goals we missed from previous releases (and added a few new roleplay ones) to make a Cornucopia of Dragons, Dungeons and Roleplay in honor of the harvest season! As a reminder we will be having massive sales (up to 50% off!) from noon to midnight on Friday to help us hit those stretch goals. ACHIEVED $10K: Dragon Mask Set (multiple color variants) with smoke VFX ACHIEVED $25K: Aether Axe, Aether 1H Spear, Aether 2H Bludgeon ACHIEVED $35K: Construction Decorations (Crane, Pulley, etc) ACHIEVED $50K: Torture Set: Torture Chair, Torture Table, Rack ACHIEVED $65K: Traveler Wagon $75K: Dragon Sword & Dragon Polearm $85K: Unique Dungeon Encounter Room with Fishing Spot $95K: Celestial Themed Wizard Robes 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 “Horn of Plenty” in the chat window (no purchase necessary). Watch on Twitch this Friday at 4 PM CDT! In the News: Shroud as Parkinson’s Therapy How to Use Computer Gaming as Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease by Dr. C The brain is a plastic organ continually reshaping itself in response to the stimuli it receives and the way those stimuli are processed. The old adage “use it or lose it” applies even in the face of a challenging disease like Parkinson’s. Computer gaming can help with brain training by exercising the brain to help moderate the effects of PD. For computer gaming to be efficacious as therapy, it must be implemented with careful attention to finding the right fit between the demands of the game and the therapeutic needs of the PD patient. Recent research on video gaming and treatment for PD shows it can help with physical issues such as gait and balance. The key to successfully using computer gaming is to find the right match of game for each person, as well as the appropriate difficulty level. The game must be challenging, but not so challenging that it becomes discouraging. It also must be rewarding and enjoyable. (There is that dopamine factor to consider.) Gaming has a “sweet spot,” like Goldilocks, in which you find just the right fit. I found this balance in the game “Shroud of the Avatar,” which I recommend for people with PD. It took me a while to find the right video game — years, actually. “Shroud of the Avatar,” or “SotA,” is that game! It can be played at various levels. Not only can you find the sweet spot for your own style of playing, but also you can move that spot around depending on whether it is a good day or a bad day. The game has a solid ethical foundation built on virtue and clean gameplay (no foul language). Playing SotA for 10 to 20 hours a week exercises the brain and the body — use it or lose it — while having a good time doing it. READ MORE Crown Migration for Release 61 Forum post by Chris “Atos” Spears] Starting in Release 61, we will be simplifying the crowns to simply be crowns rather than a specific metal type. No action is required by players and we will migrate these all during our Release 61 update window when the servers are down. For example, if you now have 23 gold crown and 7 iron crowns, you will simply have 30 crowns after the migration. If you have crowns placed as decos, they will simply look like gold crown after the migration. Going forward, all Obsidian potions will simple cost a crown vs a specific crown metal type. 50% Item Fridays & 20% Crown Weekends Holiday Sales To celebrate our first holiday season since launching we are putting most items* in the store on sale for 50% off, our deepest discounts ever, every Friday noon to midnight, until December 21, 2018! Additionally we are having our first sale on Gold Crowns of the Obsidians ever! Some packages are discounted as much as 20% every weekend through December 21, 2018! *Note that this sale does not include the already discounted and expiring Bundles and associated items. Winter 2018 Items Appear With winter almost upon us the Winter 2018 items have appeared! These winter holiday items are only available until February 1, 2019 and then they are gone forever so get them while they are ice cold! This year we added functionality to the Menorahs where they now light the correct number of candles per day during Hanukkah (note this is retroactive for all Menorahs). 2018 Menorah 2018 Snowman Mask with Moustache 2018 Snow Family 2018 Small Ornate Wall Garlands 12-Pack 2018 Ornate Wall Garlands 12-Pack 2018 Ornate Mantle Garlands 12-Pack 2018 Ornate Garlands Mega Pack 2018 Yule Gift Box Set 2018 Yule Stocking Set 2018 Ornate Yule Wreath Set 2018 4-Story Yule Tree 2018 Large Yule Tree 2018 Yule Tree 2018 Tabletop Yule Tree 2018 Yule Card 5-Pack 2018 Yule Gift Set 2018 Winter Rares Mega Set 2018 Winter Ultra Set Winter Recurring Items Return! Winter is coming and with it winter recurring items have returned for a limited time, including the Ice Nightmare mask and Ornate Sleigh! Get these rare items while they are cold because they will go away again until next winter on February 1, 2019. Ice Nightmare Mask (digital) Ice Building Blocks 110-Pack (digital) Ornate Sled (digital) Ornate Sleigh (digital) Winter Pattern Glass Floor Lamp 3-Pack (digital) Winter Pattern Glass Chandelier 3-Pack (digital) White Raven (digital) White Squirrel (digital) Breathe Snow Emote (digital) Breathe Blue Fire Emote (digital) Breathe Emote 6-Pack (digital) Replenishing Fountain Fireworks Box Pack Replenishing Pinwheel Fireworks Box Pack Replenishing Aerial Fireworks Box Pack Replenishing Elysium Candle Fireworks Box Pack Replenishing White Fountain Fireworks Box Replenishing White Pinwheel Fireworks Box Replenishing Aerial White Chrysanthemum Combo Fireworks Box Replenishing White Elysium Candle Fireworks Box Replenishing Red Fountain Fireworks Box Replenishing Blue Fountain Fireworks Box Replenishing Red Pinwheel Fireworks Box Replenishing Blue Pinwheel Fireworks Box Replenishing Aerial Palm Blue Fish Combo Fireworks Box Replenishing Red Elysium Candle Fireworks Box Replenishing Blue Elysium Candle Fireworks Box Replenishing Fireworks Mega Set Winter Recurring Mega Set Automatic Redemption of Rewards Release 62 As part of our continuing improvements to Quality of Life in Shroud of the Avatar we are going to remove the extra step required when receiving purchased items inside the game. You will no longer have to click on a “Redeem Rewards” button. Instead we will automatically send the items to your rewards interface when you next login to the game. If you are currently logged in then they will appear as soon as the purchase transaction completes. We are also going to provide an onscreen notice for when rewards are delivered to your Rewards Interface. This improvement will go live with Release 62 on January 31, 2019. Upgrading Bundles with Crowns (ends 12/21) As many of you know we are expiring all of our bundles before the end of the year. Viking and Kobold bundles expire today (November 30). Elven, Obsidian, and Shogun bundles expire on December 21. In Release 59 we added the contents of the bundles to crown vendors as single purchases, however they do not have any upgrade functionality. Based on numerous requests from those of you who have been saving up your crowns we are going to offer an alternative path for upgrading bundles using crowns. For a limited time (offer ends December 21, 2018) you can purchase a service voucher to use crowns to upgrade your bundle! If you wish to upgrade your bundle with crowns please email us at support@portalarium.com BEFORE purchasing the voucher. In the request please list the name of the bundle you wish to upgrade, and the bundle you wish to upgrade it to (e.g., Elven 2-Story Row Tax Free Bundle to Elven Village Tax Free Bundle). We will then determine how many crowns you need for the upgrade and notify you of that amount so you can decide before proceeding. Only then will you purchase the voucher and we will then remove the crowns from your inventory. Requests received after the expiration date (November 30 for Viking and Kobold, December 21 for Elven, Shogun, and Obsidian) will not be honored. Please note that we will be using the non-sale exchange rates that are currently on the store for this transaction. Elven, Obsidian, & Shogun Expirations To celebrate our first holiday season since launching the Elven, Obsidian and Shogun Bundles are expiring at 11:59 PM CT on December 21, 2018! As a limited time bonus we have added Episode 2 access to these bundles! We will also be expiring several of the items that are included in those bundles including pets, weapons, decorations and homes. We are also discounting these items, some as much as 30%! For City level bundles this means a $1000 discount! NOTE: This is a final expiration. Upgrades will not be allowed after these bundles expire. Elven Bundles Ornate Elven Longsword Ornate Elven Longbow Dark Elven Kinsman Buckler (digital) Jabbering Bertha (digital) Dark Elven Kinsman Buckler Pattern Pack Ornate Elven Longsword Pattern Pack Ornate Elven Longbow Pattern Pack Large Elven Tent Elven Wardrobe Ornate Elven Wardrobe Black Stag Golden Dragonfly Pet Monarch Butterfly Pet Elven Four-Story Row Home Elven Keep Village Home Elven Peaked-Roof Village Home (digital) Elven Tree Town Home Elven Four-Story City Home Obsidian Bundles Ornate Vile Mace Ornate Vile Mace Pattern Pack Ornate Obsidian Sarcophagus Obsidian Sarcophagus Obsidian Four-Story Row Home Obsidian Village Home Obsidian Tower Village Home (digital) Obsidian Tower Town Home (digital) Obsidian Keep City Home Shogun Bundles Shogun Four-Story Row Home Shogun 1-Story Village Home (digital) Shogun 3-Story Keep Village Home (digital) Shogun Four-Story Town Home Shogun Five-Story City Home Ornate Katana Ornate Katana Pattern Pack Ornate Tansu Chest Tansu Chest Pallas’s Cat Shiba Inu Dog Mandarin Duck Shroud of the Avatar Boxed Editions $40 off Holiday Sale! For those of you who missed the opportunity to purchase the Collector’s Boxed Edition of Shroud of the Avatar during the Kickstarter (expired on January 4, 2016) can now purchase the retail Boxed Edition from Amazon. Additionally for a limited time we are also offering a signed version of the retail Boxed Edition (see above) for purchase directly from our website! To celebrate the holidays these two versions are on sale for $40 off their regular price until December 21, 2018 ($49 on Amazon, $99 for signed)! NEW! Each signed box will also be numbered, making them even more unique, with only 200 of these special numbered boxes available! These editions include: Physical Goods: Game Box signed by Lord British* (signed edition only) Game Manual DVD in case Runic Translation Card Ankh Trinket Cloth Map Our Epic Origins Digital Items: Digital Download of Shroud of the Avatar, Episode 1 (Full Game Access) 30 Bank Slots to store your gear 1 Gold Crown Pick 1 Obsidian Potion Digital Download of Shroud of the Avatar, Episode 2 (Full Game Access when released) Exclusive Title: Visionary Exclusive Emote (exact emote to be created at a future date) NEW: Unique Item (to be created at a a future date) Release 60 Livestream (YouTube) The Release 60 Livestream last week was incredible! We had Deep Dives on Combat, Player Made Dungeons, and Story! We gave out tons of prizes and we hit more of the Cornucopia of Dragons, Dungeons and Roleplay stretchgoals! ACHIEVED $10K: Dragon Mask Set (multiple color variants) with smoke VFX ACHIEVED $25K: Aether Axe, Aether 1H Spear, Aether 2H Bludgeon ACHIEVED $35K: Construction Decorations (Crane, Pulley, etc) ACHIEVED $50K: Torture Set: Torture Chair, Torture Table, Rack ACHIEVED $65K: Traveller Wagon $75K: Dragon Sword & Dragon Polearm $85K: Unique Dungeon Encounter Room with Fishing Spot $95K: Celestial Themed Wizard Robes In case you missed the fun times here is the stream on YouTube: Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program The Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program lets you earn the best rate on purchasing Gold Crowns, AND receive rare stretch-goal items from our monthly livestreams! This program automatically enrolls you in the monthly livestreams (counts as the $5 minimum purchase) along with other perks. For the low price of $9 USD per month you will receive the following: 9 Gold Crowns of the Obsidians every month Automatic Participation in the Monthly Livestream Stretchgoals (counts as the $5 minimum purchase) 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 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 Weekend Sale: Winter In Release 60 we added a whole range of 2018 Winter Items and we brought back the Winter recurring items. This is also the first week of December. To celebrate all Winter and Winter related items are on sale this weekend! 2018 Menorah 2018 Snowman Mask with Moustache 2018 Snow Family 2018 Small Ornate Wall Garlands 12-Pack 2018 Ornate Wall Garlands 12-Pack 2018 Ornate Mantle Garlands 12-Pack 2018 Ornate Garlands Mega Pack 2018 Yule Gift Box Set 2018 Yule Stocking Set 2018 Ornate Yule Wreath Set 2018 4-Story Yule Tree 2018 Large Yule Tree 2018 Yule Tree 2018 Tabletop Yule Tree 2018 Yule Card 5-Pack 2018 Yule Gift Set 2018 Winter Rares Mega Set 2018 Winter Ultra Set Ice Nightmare Mask (digital) Ice Building Blocks 110-Pack (digital) Ornate Sled (digital) Ornate Sleigh (digital) Winter Pattern Glass Floor Lamp 3-Pack (digital) Winter Pattern Glass Chandelier 3-Pack (digital) White Raven (digital) White Squirrel (digital) Breathe Snow Emote (digital) Breathe Blue Fire Emote (digital) Breathe Emote 6-Pack (digital) Replenishing Fountain Fireworks Box Pack Replenishing Pinwheel Fireworks Box Pack Replenishing Aerial Fireworks Box Pack Replenishing Elysium Candle Fireworks Box Pack Replenishing White Fountain Fireworks Box Replenishing White Pinwheel Fireworks Box Replenishing Aerial White Chrysanthemum Combo Fireworks Box Replenishing White Elysium Candle Fireworks Box Replenishing Red Fountain Fireworks Box Replenishing Blue Fountain Fireworks Box Replenishing Red Pinwheel Fireworks Box Replenishing Blue Pinwheel Fireworks Box Replenishing Aerial Palm Blue Fish Combo Fireworks Box Replenishing Red Elysium Candle Fireworks Box Replenishing Blue Elysium Candle Fireworks Box Replenishing Fireworks Mega Set Winter Recurring Mega Set Viking Merchant Outfit (digital) Viking Guard Armor (digital) Viking Merchant Outfit Pattern Pack (digital) Viking Guard Armor Pattern Pack (digital) Sigil Fur Cloak Pack (digital) Combat Sigil Fur Collared Cloak (digital) Magic Sigil Fur Collared Cloak (digital) Crafting Sigil Fur Collared Cloak (digital Upcoming Events Calendar Dec 7, 2018 – Community Livestream – Player Made Dungeon Tour Dec 13, 2018 – Release 61 Dec 14, 2018 – Community Livestream – Caroling Dec 17, 2018 – Release 61 Dance Party Dec 21, 2018 – Release 61 Livestream Jan 31, 2019 – Release 62 Feb 1, 2019 – Release 62 Livestream Feb 28, 2019 – Release 63 Mar 8 – 17, 2019 – SXSW Mar 18 – 22, 2019 – GDC Mar 28, 2019 – Release 64 Apr 25, 2019 – Release 65 May 30, 2019 – Release 66 June 27, 2019 – Release 67 July 25, 2019 – Release 68 Aug 29, 2019 – Release 69 Visit the official Community Calendar to see the great lineup of activities our amazing community has planned for this weekend! And be sure to check out this month’s Release Events thread in the SotA forums for additional events. Community Event: Advent Calendar 2018 [Forum post by Sindariya] Soon it is christmas but we still have to be a little bit patient. It is a little tradition to count the days till christmas with a surprise every day. And since christmas is the feast of love I thought “companion” would be a good theme. Those who knew me know my companion Leeroy. He is an obsidian bear who stays by side since they were found in this world. He is a character on its own. I want to share with you all each day a new side of him. Sure I want to boast a little bit with him, but I also want to open your hearts to your companions. They are not just mere tools to fight. They are funny, shy, scary, cute and stupid. Especially Leeroy. So take a second look at them and observe them just for a few minutes. You will see what I mean. I will post each day a pic with a little story. I will collect them in the two following posts so you don’t have to search them. But I also want to hear your stories. I bet everyone of you has one of those, where your companion made you laugh or facepalm. You can also comment on the pics and I’m sorry that not all pics are perfect but Leeroy is a terrible model. He never listens to any command of me. So enjoy this advent calendar 2018. Dec 1st This story happend during the first fishing contest. Leeroy was extremly bored because I fished the whole day and did not pay any attention towards him. It was already afternoon when he decided to sneak up to me and give me a push into the lake. He normally avoids water as much as possible so I never thought he would do something like that. He must have been really bored. So pay attention to your companions or the will stab/kick you in the back.Dec 2nd You think I lied when I said he detest water. I always let Leeroy run around at his own will and he starts chasing something. That gets him mostly in strange situations like this. I was standing at the shore shaking my head. Dec 3rd Since it is my birthday today we just relaxed at the beach.Dec 4th Okay time to show you guys expressions on your pet you might never seen before. Have you ever felt relaxed and satisfied when getting your blessing? I’m not sure what Leeroy experienced in this moment but I was totally jealous. Look at his face. I want to feel like that too. Community Event: Boogie Nights Christmas Style [Forum post by Fionwyn Wyldemane] It’s time for another Boogie Nights, this time Christmas style! Come join me for some dance magic as we celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. When: Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 Time: 6pm-8pm CST (12-2AM UTC) Where: Serenity Isle Party Tree Garden Wear your holiday finest or just come as you are! The request line WILL be open for you to add in your favorite Christmas/Holiday tunes. Do you want to dedicate a song to someone? Do you want to give someone a shout out? Let me know when you put in your song request (although a song request is not required). Tune in on avatarsradio.info or your in-game aether device.​ Directions are simple: From the dock, head straight to the gate. Enter the gate and turn right. The Party Tree Garden is opposite the Oracle, easy peasy ​​ (I will be away for two weeks to spend time with grand-kids. That is why I am having a dance party so early in the month)​ Community Event: Daily Yule-Market at Dracheninsel [Forum post by Flientje Vantmeeden] Dear Avatars, 2018 is getting old and older, and outside it’s getting cold and colder! So let be undead, monster, critter – it’s time for friends and Yule-Glitter! Adventurer, put your weapons down, be peaceful like a little faun! We all are awaiting you, at the Yule-market in our cozy town! Every day from Dec. 1 rst to Dec. 23rd we will meet at 20:00 h CET at our Yulemarket on the beautiful island “Dracheninsel” Our Yule-Fairy Hospitia is going to open the daily package from the Advent Calendar, so be there and roll the dice for little shiny things! Edit: Original link: https://www.newbritannia.info/Forum…ägliches-winterspektakulum-ab-20-00-uhr.1586/ Community Event: Grinch’s December Pacu Fishing Adventure [Forum post by Weins201] Grumpie Weinie’s Pacu December Pacu Fishing Challenge; For all those fishers out there is a Pacu that changes its location to random POTs each day at Midnight Server Time (CST) Today it was Formosa and Blackstone Gate. Blackstone gate was Nested and the Name I had to look up in SOTA Wiki Ohh and Blackstone Gate was PvP In celebration of this new type of fish and mechanic I am holding a Pacu fishing Tournament. This will be a Winner / Loser (smallest) take all for each day. Fishers will have to send me 1 COTO and the fish caught from either the daily POTs. I will compile all the entries and reward the Largest and Smallest fish for each day. Prizes are 75% / 25% Soo if 4 people enter – 3 cotos to Largest and 1 to smallest. 12 = 8 / 4. I will deliver cotos as soon as winner is determined, on the third day after. (( if you have a trust issue msg me we can work something out, but I really am not worried about the COTOs just the Community Participation)) Now you have to ask a Town Crier “fish” or “fishing” and they will tell you where the fish are being caught for that day. It changes each night at Midnight CST. Travel to one (or both) of those locations and when you catch a Pacu and wish to enter it all you have to do is Mail me in game. Send 1 Coto and the fish(s) you wish to enter. Today I had to say “catch” – White Heart and Diamond Fields (28 Nov) Mail is required as the Time stamp will be used to break a Tie, Earliest entry will win. Sooooo if you Catch a Large or Small I would go as fast as you can and mail me your entry. It appears that Pacu have a range of normal from .7 – .8 Length. The large is .9 and 1 (( from Titanforges Tourney) and Small .6 (( At the moment .7 is the smallest found and it is Normal, so assuming a small is .6 )) Now if you catch a Fish early in the Day say a Large .9 length send it in as soon as possible and if you catch any more you wish to enter later on just mail the fish in you already sent me a Coto Earlier on. 1 Coto to enter each day you want to participate as all paid in make the reward possible I know this timing could benefit those in Time zones that leave this “Daytime” for them an advantage but I do not have a way to offset this. Now I will take entries on the day of thru the day after. so on the 1st starting day (1 Dec) you can enter fish caught that day (sent 1 dec) or sent on the day after, ((the 2nd )) (any more days out will be ignored / returned) (Please use Subject for which day you are entering for) ( I will be able to figure it out but just makes it a little easier) You can also come just hand them to me if you find me online. I will start a group each day while I am playing you can Teleport to deliver to me directly. Deliveries will get time stamped from Logs from the time of trade. On the 3rd I will place the Winner/Loser fish (trophy if it is mounted or want it mounted) in the Fishing Hall I have thrown up near the entrance to my Island. I will also place a chest for each day and place all other fish in there until returned) I have already created a Excel Spread sheet which I will update here https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YiAeynrjswQtVZ2YJIWh1-itOxrhybnctGKanALlwyI/edit?usp=sharing Now these “Hot” Pacu POTs rotate each day so I will entertain additions from the POT owner for that day. I.E. if this ends up in my town I will open it up to Largest Fish from Each Fresh Water Category with Winner / Loser winning Cotos 8 / 2 If this does drop into GHH you will not need to spend more to enter other than the 1 Coto for Pacu, all other fish can just be dropped off I will place a chest if this happens. I wll of course place this chest on that day. If POT owners want to also add I can work and place a hest for that POT and we can work out prizes throughout the day. If the POT owner does initiate his own daily contest please add it to this post and let me know ASAP you can also as a POT owner just drop a box in a location at your town to have fish dropped off Path from Brittany Area to Grumpie Hermits Hide-a-Way From Main Entrance to Hall and there is a Mailbox near behind the banker. I will place a Fishing Vendor in the Town Enterance area also. Summary Daily 1 Coto entry Winner / Loser take all for catching a Pacu from one (both) of the “Hot” fishing POTs each day. Entries must be mailed (hand delivered) to me on the day or Day after only for Time stamp to break ties. I will pay out 75%/ 25% to the Winner / Loser (smallest) each day on the 3rd days after. 1st rewarded on the 3rd . . . . . All Pacu will be returned after the tournament. ((( if you wish to add me as a friend for this please send me a message with request while I am in game ))) If there are any questions or concerns please post them here I will work on any issues as fast as I can. Port if you can add Time to the trophy Data that would be AWSOME Ok good luck to all – The Hall is set up – after each days winning is determined I will Display the winner / loser and place all other entrants in the box for viewing. Community Event: 3rd Annual Holiday Party for All! [Forum post by Datendrache] Every year we (a group of fun-loving, Holiday Merriment seeking, multi-guild, jolly Avatars) come together to throw a Holiday event filled with gift giving, music, dancing and excitement! This year, we’re planning to put together the most incredible Holiday Party we can! Avatar’s Radio Beat of Novia, Secret Santa Gift Exchange and Door Prizes: Who: Hosted by DJ Alliene Dragonfyre When: December 21st, 8:00pm NBT/Central Where: Player Owned Town of Festival at the Festival Keep Friday Fight Night Who: Hosted by Alphaine Nine When: December 21st: 5:00pm NBT/Central (subject to change) Where: Festival PvP Arena Note: Special “Holiday Prizes” will be given out to winners, including a 125-Point Dungeon Entrance and a Commission-Free Vendor. More prizes will be announced, and this is in addition to the FFN prize pool. Secret Santa Gift Exchange If you wish you participate, here are the rules: 1) Either deliver in person or mail your gift to in-game character ‘Engineer‘ with a note or titleindicating its for Secret Santa. 2) All people who give a gift will receive a random gift that another player contributed. 3) If you are at the Party, it will be delivered to you directly. If you are unable to attend, it will be mailed to you. 4) If you provide more than one gift, the gifts will be distributed to attendees, people standing on the streets, new players, or other lucky avatars. You won’t receive more than one gift, but you are certainly generous! 5) Please keep the value of the gifts below 10K gp if at all possible. Door Prizes Door prizes will be given out to players in attendance! Fireworks Bags Bags of Fireworks will be given out to players throughout the night! Let’s Light it Up!!!! And more! Please check back in on this page for new announcements, we have more things being planned while we work out the details. Community Event: Novia Market R60 Grandmaster Bundles [Forum post by ldykllr] NoMa Grandmastery Bundles (R60) Every month we are offering four professional-grade bundles: Adventurer’s Bundle – some of the highest grade gear available in the land, ready to take a novice adventurer to the journeyman level! This month we are featuring armor from Robyn Hood (@ldykllr )! Crafter’s Bundle – Are you an aspiring crafter? This month we are offering a MEGA Bundle with all the mats to get you started in all 5 crafting skills (Cooking, Tailoring, Blacksmithing, Carpentry, Alchemy)! Music Bundle – For all our music lovers out there! This bundle has all the instruments you could ever want, courtesy of @Kron Caledon with a special selection of music selected by @Lace ! Consumable Bundle – A great selection of food and potions to help you on your adventures throughout Novia, courtesy of @Zeetocht ! These bundles will be raffled on December 28th (2 weeks after R61 release – extended due to short release schedule). Tickets are on sale now and priced especially for beginners at 500gp each bundle. No matter how many tickets a character purchases, they will only get a single chance at winning that bundle – so purchase only one ticket per bundle! We are hosting the ticket vendors and a display table of what each bundle entails at Market Square, at the south end of NoMa (if you check in with the town crier, it is the only City lot in town and under Governor Robyn Hood’s name). As you wander past all of our merchants, please do some window shopping and take a look at what all of our residents have to offer! (Screenshots below to help you find your way). Cheers, Ben & Robyn Screenshots Location of the Market Square in Novia Market Community Event: Novia Market 1st Annual Yuletide Giveaway [Forum post by ldykllr] Announcing the 1st Annual Novia Market Yuletide Giveaway! When: December 1st, midnight NBT – December 31st, midnight NBT Where: Novia Market, located just south of Britanny along the road What it is: For the ENTIRE month of December, ANY purchase made at an eligible vendor (see map below) will enter you into a prize drawing! 1 entry per purchase at an eligible vendor PER day (example: 15 participating vendors, if you purchase an item from each = 15 entries for the day). The PRIZES include: 1 MILLION in GOLD prizes (and not just small amounts – 2 x 250k is up for grabs!) Furniture (including sets!)!!!!! Gold COTO’s Artifacts Rares — (Dragon Eggs, Aether Weapons, Bunny prints, Homes, etc) Resources and rare crafting mats! Pets! GM crafted items! …and much, much more! (I would list everything, but there is so much!) Prizes will be drawn LIVE on New Years Day at 1900 NBT at Market Square on the South End of Novia Market (the same place where we have our Grandmastery Bundle Raffle tickets every month – look for the City lot under “Robyn Hood”) Additional vendors may be added to the map, so check back before shopping! Map of eligible vendors: Community Event: Welcome Quest Release 60 [Forum post by Duke Gréagóir] By Appointment to His Majesty Lord British Welcome Quest Makers​ You are invited to join the Welcome Quest in Release 60. It will be held on Sunday, December 9, 2018 starting at 12pm (noon) central time/New Britannian time and lasting an hour. It is in your in-game Events book. Greagoir Pendragon will be active 30 minutes before the event and during the event. So you can teleport to Greagoir Pendragon if you wish. We are traveling to the town of Ordinis Mortis , south east along the river from Central Brittany. Are you with us? Purpose: The Welcome Quest is a quest for all people to see many towns and establishments. It is created as a way for people to visit many player-ran locations. It involves each town and establishment to give the quest person some information and then instructions to go to the next location (a town or establishment) to do something. The path may be sequential from place to place or in parallel to multiple places at the same time. The goal is for towns and establishments to showcase their places, educate the people, and work with other player-ran towns/establishments. We are proud to be the first player-ran quest in SotA! We do it for all of you. More information is located at http://sotawiki.net/sota/Community:Quests/Welcome_Quest#Welcome_Quests_in_Releases Welcome Torch changes – testing and answers due to burnout With Release 38, all torches changed physically. The durability started to decrease when the torch is held onto. This change also affected the Welcome Torch you receive from the Welcome Quest. With Release 41 you now can repair your own Welcome Torches with a carpentry repair kit and a carpentry table. Meretz: Win a Replenishing Fireworks Mega Set Win the Replenishing Fireworks Mega Set & earn free SotA in-game items daily! Whether you move a little or a lot, as a Meretz user you rack up valuable Meretz Points (MPs). The more MPs you have, the more stuff you can buy! Think: in-game SotA goodies, Sweepstakes entries, Relics by Rild giveaways, and tons more. With Meretz, we launch several sweepstakes every month. This month, we’re giving away the Replenishing Fireworks Mega Set – valued at $119! You can also enter to win a Relics By Rild $50 Gift Card and other cool prizes. AND, use your MPs every day for in-game items like potions and emotes. What’re you waiting for? Download Meretz TODAY! Project to Support: Underworld Ascendant Looking for different dungeons to explore? Our friends at OtherSide Entertainment just launched Underworld Ascendant on Steam! The team includes people who created games like Thief, System Shock and the Underworld series. It’s a first-person dungeon Action-RPG where there’s no one right way to play. Mix and match a variety of different skills to sneak, fight or use magic to survive this large and highly-interactive dungeon full of traps, monsters and challenges. Play now to receive bonus items and a 15% discount: Purchase on Steam! And as a reminder our worlds are tied together with similar world origins and portals between! You can even purchase cross promotional items but you must be quick as they are expiring soon! Dark Elven Kinsman Buckler (digital) Jabbering Bertha (digital) Dark Elven Kinsman Buckler Pattern Pack Project to Support: Lore Finder Discover forbidden lore which warps your body and reality itself. The more you know, the worse it gets. Become K.C. Morgan, paranormal investigator, and search a New England mansion for your missing father. Battle the forces of corruption infesting the mansion armed only with your wits and an old .38 revolver, and gather scrolls of forbidden lore. But the more you discover, the more warped and twisted the world – and you – become. Uncover the story of Lore Finder, a 2D metroidvania and a modern queer reimagining of the cosmic horror genre. Coming to a PC near you on Steam. Try the demo right now in your browser, or download the PC Windows version. Support the Kickstarter from Enniko who helped develop the musical instrument system for Shroud of the Avatar! 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
  3. As part of our continuing improvements to Quality of Life in Shroud of the Avatar we are going to remove the extra step required when receiving purchased items inside the game. You will no longer have to click on a "Redeem Rewards" button. Instead we will automatically send the items to your rewards interface when you next login to the game. If you are currently logged in then they will appear as soon... UPDATED: Automatic Redemption of Rewards Release 62 (was 61)View the full article
  4. Greetings Avatars, 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... Testing Incentives Program: Updated with more Rare Rewards!View the full article
  5. Another content packed weekly Community Livestream is this Friday December 7 at 4 PM CT on Twitch! This week we are going to continue exploring Player Made Dungeons! We did not have time to visit all of the amazing creations assembled by our players this past Friday during the Release 60 Livestream so we are going to continue the tour this Friday. Join Chris “Atos” Spears and Travis “Vas Corp Por” Koleski as they journey through more Player Made Dungeons. This is the LAST Friday to earn the Release 60 Cornucopia stretch goals by making a purchase or by participating in the Rewards program! By popular demand we have resurrected a set of stretch goals we missed from previous releases (and added a few new roleplay ones) to make a Cornucopia of Dragons, Dungeons and Roleplay in honor of the harvest season! As a reminder we will be having massive sales (up to 50% off!) from noon to midnight on Friday to help us hit those stretch goals. ACHIEVED $10K: Dragon Mask Set (multiple color variants) with smoke VFX ACHIEVED $25K: Aether Axe, Aether 1H Spear, Aether 2H Bludgeon ACHIEVED $35K: Construction Decorations (Crane, Pulley, etc) ACHIEVED $50K: Torture Set: Torture Chair, Torture Table, Rack ACHIEVED $65K: Traveller Wagon $75K: Dragon Sword & Dragon Polearm $85K: Unique Dungeon Encounter Room with Fishing Spot $95K: Celestial Themed Wizard Robes 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 “Horn of Plenty” in the chat window (no purchase necessary). Watch on Twitch this 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
  6. Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar: News Announcements Release 60 Livestream Today (Cornucopia) Viking & Kobold Expirations (Last Day!) Spooky Expirations (Last Day!) Crown Migration for Release 61 50% Item Fridays & 20% Crown Weekends Holiday Sales Winter 2018 Items Appear Winter Recurring Items Return! Automatic Redemption of Rewards Release 61 Upgrading Bundles with Crowns (ends 12/21) Elven, Obsidian, & Shogun Expirations Shroud of the Avatar Boxed Editions $40 off Holiday Sale! Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program Weekend Sale: Patterns Upcoming Events Calendar Community Updates Community Event: Grinch’s December Pacu Fishing Adventure Community Event: 3rd Annual Holiday Party for All! Community Event: Novia Market R60 Grandmaster Bundles Community Event: Novia Market 1st Annual Yuletide Giveaway Community Event: Welcome Quest Release 60 Community Event: The Stone Dragon Player Quest Meretz: Win a Replenishing Fireworks Mega Set Project to Support: Underworld Ascendant Project to Support: Moustache of the Avatar Project to Support: Lore Finder Resources: Players Helping Players Echoes From the Caverns The post Echoes from the Caverns 11-30-2018 appeared first on Echoes from the Caverns. View the full article
  7. Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar: News Announcements Release 60 Livestream Today (Cornucopia) Viking & Kobold Expirations (Last Day!) Spooky Expirations (Last Day!) Crown Migration for Release 61 50% Item Fridays & 20% Crown Weekends Holiday Sales Winter 2018 Items Appear Winter Recurring Items Return! Automatic Redemption of Rewards Release 61 Upgrading Bundles with Crowns (ends 12/21) Elven, Obsidian, & Shogun Expirations Shroud of the Avatar Boxed Editions $40 off Holiday Sale! Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program Weekend Sale: Patterns Upcoming Events Calendar Community Updates Community Event: Grinch’s December Pacu Fishing Adventure Community Event: 3rd Annual Holiday Party for All! Community Event: Novia Market R60 Grandmaster Bundles Community Event: Novia Market 1st Annual Yuletide Giveaway Community Event: Welcome Quest Release 60 Community Event: The Stone Dragon Player Quest Meretz: Win a Replenishing Fireworks Mega Set Project to Support: Underworld Ascendant Project to Support: Moustache of the Avatar Project to Support: Lore Finder Resources: Players Helping Players Release 60 Livestream Today (Cornucopia) The Release 60 Livestream is set for Friday November 30! All Avatars from around the world are welcome to join us in the livestream activities. We will be doing deep dives, answering questions, having sales, handing out prizes, and tracking towards stretch goals. By popular demand we have resurrected a set of stretch goals we missed from previous releases (and added a few new roleplay ones) to make a Cornucopia of Dragons, Dungeons and Roleplay in honor of the harvest season! LIVESTREAM SCHEDULE (Central Time Zone) Monthly livestreams are on Twitch and include answers to your gameplay questions, world building tours, prize giveaways, sales on items, and more! Here is the schedule: 3PM: Introductions 3:30PM: Deep Dive 1: Story 4:00PM: Deep Dive 2: Combat 4:30PM: Deep Dive 3: Player Made Dungeons 5PM: Ending Announcements STRETCH GOALS (Cornucopia of Dragons, Dungeons, and Roleplay!) As a special bonus, we are offering funding rewards to any player that makes a minimum purchase of $5 during a twelve hour window during the day of the livestream, on November 30 from 12:00 PM to 11:59 PM CDT (Nov 30 17:00 to Dec 1 05:00 UTC). By popular demand we have resurrected a set of stretch goals we missed from previous releases (and added a few new roleplay ones) to make a Cornucopia of Dragons, Dungeons and Roleplay in honor of the harvest season! All purchases during the twelve hour window will count towards the stretch goals, not just the four hours of the livestream! Also participation in the Rewards Program counts towards our stretch goal totals! Please note that we have extended availability of the stretch goals to every Friday of the release for 12 hours per the new Stretch Goal Tracking Changes. ACHIEVED $10K: Dragon Mask Set (multiple color variants) with smoke VFX ACHIEVED $25K: Aether Axe, Aether 1H Spear, Aether 2H Bludgeon ACHIEVED $35K: Construction Decorations (Crane, Pulley, etc) ACHIEVED $50K: Torture Set: Torture Chair, Torture Table, Rack ACHIEVED $65K: Traveller Wagon $75K: Dragon Sword & Dragon Polearm $85K: Unique Dungeon Encounter Room with Fishing Spot $95K: Celestial Themed Wizard Robes *Please keep in mind that stretch goal rewards take time to develop and will most likely not be available until Release 61 at the earliest. We will keep you updated! 12 HOURS OF SALES: We will be having twelve hours of sales around the livestream from 12:00 PM to 11:59 PM CDT (Nov 30 17:00 to Dec 1 05:00 UTC)! Items in the following categories will be on sale at approx. 50% off. As noted above, all purchases during this time will count towards the stretch goals! Make a Difference Home Decorations Outdoor Decorations Lot Deeds POT Upgrades Homes Basements Pets Music Emotes and Fireworks Dyes Patterns 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 “Horn of Plenty” into chat OR by purchasing any item from our store during the livestream! Dragon Mask (digital) Giant Grim Reaper Statue with Magic Portal Dungeon Entrance 2018 Jack O’ Lantern Set 2018 Jack O’ Lantern Glowing Mask Ornate Scythe Ornate Greenhouse 4-Story Row House (digital) Barn Two-Story Village Home Row Lot Property Deed (digital) SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS We will be answering questions throughout the livestream, so submit them in the comments section of the original post or on Discord chat during the event. Please do NOT post questions containing: More than 3 questions in total (post all three in a single reply) Bugs or other problems best posted in the bug forums “When is this coming” or anything related to schedule (for those answers please refer to our quarterly updates or our post release plans) Questions with more than a couple of sentences. Please keep them brief! We will likely understand the context of your interest, so just ask the question and we’ll be able to respond. For bug reports and extra idea suggestions, please use the forums for this purpose. A Final Thought: We see a LOT of repeat questions. Please consider reviewing one of the other missed question posts, previous monthly livestreams, livestream transcripts, and/or reading our Post Episode 1 plan post before posting a question. Your question might have already been answered. Watch @ShroudofAvatar updates throughout the day of the livestream. See you on Twitch! Viking & Kobold Expirations (Last Day!) Today is the last day to purchase the Viking and Kobold Bundles and select items! To celebrate our first holiday season since launching the Viking and Kobold Bundles are expiring at 11:59 PM CT today (November 30). As a limited time bonus we have added Episode 2 access to these bundles! We will also be expiring several of the items that are included in those bundles including pets, weapons, decorations and homes. We are also discounting these items, some as much as 30% For City level bundles this means a $1000 discount! NOTE: This is a final expiration. Upgrades will not be allowed after these bundles expire. Viking Bundles Ornate Viking Short Sword (digital) Ornate Viking Short Sword Pattern Pack (digital) Viking Brynhildr Shield Viking Tyr Shield Viking Guor Shield Ornate Norgard Axe Viking Brynhildr Shield Pattern Pack Viking Tyr Shield Pattern Pack Viking Guor Shield Pattern Pack Ornate Norgard Axe Pattern Pack Viking Chest Ornate Viking Chest Winter Rottweiler Pet Winter Lynx Pet Bloodraven Pet Viking 4-Story Row House (digital) Viking Wearable Bundle (digital) Viking 1-Story Village Home (digital) Viking 2-Story Stronghold Village Home (digital) Viking 3-Story Stronghold Town Home (digital) Viking Great Hall City Home (digital) Viking Helm Pattern Pack (digital) Kobold Bundles Ornate Kobold Metal Storage Chest Kobold Metal Storage Chest Kobold Four-Story Row Home Kobold Dwelling Village Home (digital) Kobold 3-Story with Right Alcove Row House (digital) Kobold 3-Story with Left Alcove Row House (digital) Kobold 2-Story with Rooftop Deck Village Home (digital) Kobold 4-Story Great Hall City Home (digital) Spooky Expirations (Last Day!) Today is the last day to get our Spooky Recurring and Spooky Rare 2018 items! The Recurring items won’t be back until Fall of 2019 and the 2018 items are going away forever! So grab some of these items from the Add On Store like Jack O Lanterns, Day of the Dead Masks, Spider Web Cloaks, and Zombie Pets before they disappear! Here’s the complete list of Spooky items that are expiring today: 2018 Spooky Rares (Expiring Today Forever): 2018 Jack O’ Lantern Set 2018 Jack O’ Lantern Glowing Mask 2018 Jack O’ Lantern Mask Spooky Recurring (Expire Seasonally): Undead Specimen Vats Set 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 Ornate Scythe Pattern Pack Dead Tree with Spider Webs 6-Pack (digital) Day of the Dead Mask 6-Pack (digital) Day of the Dead Mask (digital) Day of the Dead Mask with Top Hat (digital) Day of the Dead Mask with Veil (digital) Day of the Dead Colorful Mask (digital) Day of the Dead Colorful Mask with Top Hat (digital) Day of the Dead Colorful Mask with Veil (digital) Breathe Spiders Emote (digital) Rain Spiders Emote (digital) Puke Blood Emote (digital) Juggle Zombie Arms Emote (digital) Juggle Severed Arms Emote (digital) Woven Spider Web Cloak (digital) Spider Web Cloak (digital) Ornate Spider Legs (digital) Zombie Dog (digital) Zombie Cat (digital) Zombie Raven (digital) Crown Migration for Release 61 Forum post by Chris “Atos” Spears] Starting in Release 61, we will be simplifying the crowns to simply be crowns rather than a specific metal type. No action is required by players and we will migrate these all during our Release 61 update window when the servers are down. For example, if you now have 23 gold crown and 7 iron crowns, you will simply have 30 crowns after the migration. If you have crowns placed as decos, they will simply look like gold crown after the migration. Going forward, all Obsidian potions will simple cost a crown vs a specific crown metal type. 50% Item Fridays & 20% Crown Weekends Holiday Sales To celebrate our first holiday season since launching we are putting most items* in the store on sale for 50% off, our deepest discounts ever, every Friday noon to midnight, until December 21, 2018! Additionally we are having our first sale on Gold Crowns of the Obsidians ever! Some packages are discounted as much as 20% every weekend through December 21, 2018! *Note that this sale does not include the already discounted and expiring Bundles and associated items. Winter 2018 Items Appear With winter almost upon us the Winter 2018 items have appeared! These winter holiday items are only available until February 1, 2019 and then they are gone forever so get them while they are ice cold! This year we added functionality to the Menorahs where they now light the correct number of candles per day during Hanukkah (note this is retroactive for all Menorahs). 2018 Menorah 2018 Snowman Mask with Moustache 2018 Snow Family 2018 Small Ornate Wall Garlands 12-Pack 2018 Ornate Wall Garlands 12-Pack 2018 Ornate Mantle Garlands 12-Pack 2018 Ornate Garlands Mega Pack 2018 Yule Gift Box Set 2018 Yule Stocking Set 2018 Ornate Yule Wreath Set 2018 4-Story Yule Tree 2018 Large Yule Tree 2018 Yule Tree 2018 Tabletop Yule Tree 2018 Yule Card 5-Pack 2018 Yule Gift Set 2018 Winter Rares Mega Set 2018 Winter Ultra Set Winter Recurring Items Return! Winter is coming and with it winter recurring items have returned for a limited time, including the Ice Nightmare mask and Ornate Sleigh! Get these rare items while they are cold because they will go away again until next winter on February 1, 2019. Ice Nightmare Mask (digital) Ice Building Blocks 110-Pack (digital) Ornate Sled (digital) Ornate Sleigh (digital) Winter Pattern Glass Floor Lamp 3-Pack (digital) Winter Pattern Glass Chandelier 3-Pack (digital) White Raven (digital) White Squirrel (digital) Breathe Snow Emote (digital) Breathe Blue Fire Emote (digital) Breathe Emote 6-Pack (digital) Replenishing Fountain Fireworks Box Pack Replenishing Pinwheel Fireworks Box Pack Replenishing Aerial Fireworks Box Pack Replenishing Elysium Candle Fireworks Box Pack Replenishing White Fountain Fireworks Box Replenishing White Pinwheel Fireworks Box Replenishing Aerial White Chrysanthemum Combo Fireworks Box Replenishing White Elysium Candle Fireworks Box Replenishing Red Fountain Fireworks Box Replenishing Blue Fountain Fireworks Box Replenishing Red Pinwheel Fireworks Box Replenishing Blue Pinwheel Fireworks Box Replenishing Aerial Palm Blue Fish Combo Fireworks Box Replenishing Red Elysium Candle Fireworks Box Replenishing Blue Elysium Candle Fireworks Box Replenishing Fireworks Mega Set Winter Recurring Mega Set Automatic Redemption of Rewards Release 61 As part of our continuing improvements to Quality of Life in Shroud of the Avatar we are going to remove the extra step required when receiving purchased items inside the game. You will no longer have to click on a “Redeem Rewards” button. Instead we will automatically send the items to your rewards interface when you next login to the game. If you are currently logged in then they will appear as soon as the purchase transaction completes. We are also going to provide an onscreen notice for when rewards are delivered to your Rewards Interface. This improvement will go live with Release 61 on December 13, 2018. Upgrading Bundles with Crowns (ends 12/21) As many of you know we are expiring all of our bundles before the end of the year. Viking and Kobold bundles expire today (November 30). Elven, Obsidian, and Shogun bundles expire on December 21. In Release 59 we added the contents of the bundles to crown vendors as single purchases, however they do not have any upgrade functionality. Based on numerous requests from those of you who have been saving up your crowns we are going to offer an alternative path for upgrading bundles using crowns. For a limited time (offer ends December 21, 2018) you can purchase a service voucher to use crowns to upgrade your bundle! If you wish to upgrade your bundle with crowns please email us at support@portalarium.com BEFORE purchasing the voucher. In the request please list the name of the bundle you wish to upgrade, and the bundle you wish to upgrade it to (e.g., Elven 2-Story Row Tax Free Bundle to Elven Village Tax Free Bundle). We will then determine how many crowns you need for the upgrade and notify you of that amount so you can decide before proceeding. Only then will you purchase the voucher and we will then remove the crowns from your inventory. Requests received after the expiration date (November 30 for Viking and Kobold, December 21 for Elven, Shogun, and Obsidian) will not be honored. Please note that we will be using the non-sale exchange rates that are currently on the store for this transaction. Elven, Obsidian, & Shogun Expirations To celebrate our first holiday season since launching the Elven, Obsidian and Shogun Bundles are expiring at 11:59 PM CT on December 21, 2018! As a limited time bonus we have added Episode 2 access to these bundles! We will also be expiring several of the items that are included in those bundles including pets, weapons, decorations and homes. We are also discounting these items, some as much as 30%! For City level bundles this means a $1000 discount! NOTE: This is a final expiration. Upgrades will not be allowed after these bundles expire. Elven Bundles Ornate Elven Longsword Ornate Elven Longbow Dark Elven Kinsman Buckler (digital) Jabbering Bertha (digital) Dark Elven Kinsman Buckler Pattern Pack Ornate Elven Longsword Pattern Pack Ornate Elven Longbow Pattern Pack Large Elven Tent Elven Wardrobe Ornate Elven Wardrobe Black Stag Golden Dragonfly Pet Monarch Butterfly Pet Elven Four-Story Row Home Elven Keep Village Home Elven Peaked-Roof Village Home (digital) Elven Tree Town Home Elven Four-Story City Home Obsidian Bundles Ornate Vile Mace Ornate Vile Mace Pattern Pack Ornate Obsidian Sarcophagus Obsidian Sarcophagus Obsidian Four-Story Row Home Obsidian Village Home Obsidian Tower Village Home (digital) Obsidian Tower Town Home (digital) Obsidian Keep City Home Shogun Bundles Shogun Four-Story Row Home Shogun 1-Story Village Home (digital) Shogun 3-Story Keep Village Home (digital) Shogun Four-Story Town Home Shogun Five-Story City Home Ornate Katana Ornate Katana Pattern Pack Ornate Tansu Chest Tansu Chest Pallas’s Cat Shiba Inu Dog Mandarin Duck Shroud of the Avatar Boxed Editions $40 off Holiday Sale! For those of you who missed the opportunity to purchase the Collector’s Boxed Edition of Shroud of the Avatar during the Kickstarter (expired on January 4, 2016) can now purchase the retail Boxed Edition from Amazon. Additionally for a limited time we are also offering a signed version of the retail Boxed Edition (see above) for purchase directly from our website! To celebrate the holidays these two versions are on sale for $40 off their regular price until December 21, 2018 ($49 on Amazon, $99 for signed)! These editions include: Physical Goods: Game Box signed by Lord British* (signed edition only) Game Manual DVD in case Runic Translation Card Ankh Trinket Cloth Map Our Epic Origins Digital Items: Digital Download of Shroud of the Avatar, Episode 1 (Full Game Access) 30 Bank Slots to store your gear 1 Gold Crown Pick 1 Obsidian Potion Digital Download of Shroud of the Avatar, Episode 2 (Full Game Access when released) Exclusive Title: Visionary Exclusive Emote (exact emote to be created at a future date) NEW: Unique Item (to be created at a a future date) Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program The Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program lets you earn the best rate on purchasing Gold Crowns, AND receive rare stretch-goal items from our monthly livestreams! This program automatically enrolls you in the monthly livestreams (counts as the $5 minimum purchase) along with other perks. For the low price of $9 USD per month you will receive the following: 9 Gold Crowns of the Obsidians every month Automatic Participation in the Monthly Livestream Stretchgoals (counts as the $5 minimum purchase) 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 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 Weekend Sale: Patterns In Release 60 we increased the rate at which patterns are gained from salvage when you are a Grandmaster. To celebrate all patterns, including Heraldry and Dungeon Entrances, are on sale this weekend! Heraldry Cloak Eternal Pattern Heraldry Rectangle Shield Eternal Pattern Heraldry Banner Eternal Pattern Set Heraldry Tabard Cloth Armor Eternal Pattern Set Heraldry Tabard Leather Armor Eternal Pattern Set Heraldry Tabard Chain Armor Eternal Pattern Set Heraldry Tabard Plate Armor Eternal Pattern Set Heraldry Eternal Pattern Mega Set Heraldry Storage Chest Eternal Pattern Heraldry Standing Banners Eternal Pattern Heraldry Beer Cask Eternal Pattern Heraldry Wine Cask Eternal Pattern Heraldry Spirits Cask Eternal Pattern Heraldry Round Table Eternal Pattern Heraldry Throne Eternal Pattern Heraldry Basement Entrance Eternal Pattern Ornate Viking Longbow Pattern Pack Ornate Oracle Hammer Pattern Pack Kobold Ranseur Spear Pattern Pack Kobold Heavy Kite Shield Pattern Pack Ornate Viking Maul Pattern Pack Royal Elven Spear Pattern Pack Royal Elven Mage Staff Pattern Pack Royal Elven Longbow Pattern Pack Royal Elven Heavy Shield Pattern Pack Circle of Stones Rift Dungeon Entrance plus 125 Point Dungeon Ancient Tome Dungeon Entrance plus 50 Point Dungeon Magic Mirror Dungeon Entrance plus 75 Point Dungeon Ruined Stone Arch Dungeon Entrance plus 100 Point Dungeon Wedding Tuxedo Pattern Pack (digital) Satin Bodice Bundle Pattern Pack (digital) Ornate Marching Band Shirt & Hat Pattern Pack (digital) Brown Tricorn Hat Pattern Pack (digital) Brown Top Hat Pattern Pack (digital) Brown Bycocket Hat Pattern Pack (digital) Brown Highwayman Hat Pattern Pack (digital) Brown Plague Doctor Mask Pattern Pack (digital) Brown Plague Doctor Hat Pattern Pack (digital) Brown Bowler Hat Pattern Pack (digital) Ornate Satyr Bardiche Pattern Pack (digital) Ardoris Shogun Armor Pattern Pack (digital) Ardoris Guard Armor Pattern Pack (digital) Ardoris Priestess Outfit Pattern Pack (digital) Ornate Kimono Pattern Pack (digital) Ornate Floral Kimono Pattern Pack (digital) Black Clockwork Armor Pattern Pack (digital) Steel Clockwork Armor Pattern Pack (digital) Ornate Wealthy Merchant Outfit Pattern Pack (digital) Ornate Vile Halberd Pattern Pack (digital) Ornate Dagger Pattern Pack (digital) Ornate Basket Hilt Sword Pattern Pack (digital) Ornate Elven Mage Staff Pattern Pack (digital) Ornate Chainsword Pattern Pack (digital) Ornate Short Kilt Pattern Pack (digital) Ornate Long Kilt Pattern Pack (digital) Flechier Tapestry Formal Suit Pattern Pack (digital) Wedding Dress Pattern Pack (digital) Ornate Glaive Pattern Pack (digital) Assassin’s Armor Pattern Pack (digital) Short Assassin’s Armor Pattern Pack (digital) Elven Elite Mage Armor Pattern Pack (digital) Elven Elite Fighter Armor Pattern Pack (digital) Elven Elite Archer Armor Pattern Pack (digital) Ornate Bastard Sword Pattern Pack (digital) Arabella Leather Armor Pattern Pack (digital) Ornate Doublet Pattern Pack (digital) Ornate Buckled Cross Hatched Gambeson Pattern Pack (digital) Viking Guard Armor Pattern Pack (digital) Viking Merchant Outfit Pattern Pack (digital) Leather Guard Armor Pattern Pack Obsidian Order Cloth Armor Pattern Set Ornate Shogun Bow Pattern Pack Heavy Plate Armor Pattern Pack Dark Elven Kinsman Buckler Pattern Pack Ornate Vile Mace Pattern Pack Ornate Elven Longsword Pattern Pack Ornate Elven Longbow Pattern Pack Ornate Katana Pattern Pack Ornate Brass Cash Register Pattern Pack (digital) Red Male Shopkeeper Pattern Pack (digital) Purple Male Shopkeeper Pattern Pack (digital) Blue Male Shopkeeper Pattern Pack (digital) Green Male Shopkeeper Pattern Pack (digital) Red Female Shopkeeper Pattern Pack (digital) Aqua Female Shopkeeper Pattern Pack (digital) Pink Female Shopkeeper Pattern Pack (digital) Pale Blue Female Shopkeeper Pattern Pack (digital) Kobold Basement Entrance Eternal Pattern Viking Basement Entrance Eternal Pattern Shogun Basement Entrance Eternal Pattern Elven Basement Entrance Eternal Pattern Obsidian Basement Entrance Eternal Pattern Nautical Basement Entrance Eternal Pattern Doctor’s Outfit Pattern Pack – Hospital Charities (digital) Nurse’s Outfit Pattern Pack – Hospital Charities (digital) Ornate Head Bandage Pattern Pack – Hospital Charities (digital) Moustache Helm Pattern Pack – Movember Charity (digital) Ornate Hospital Gown Pattern Pack – Hospital Charities (digital) Moustache Shield Pattern Pack – Movember Charity (digital) Pink Electric Sword Pattern Pack – Breast Cancer Charity Pattern Remover 6-Pack Pattern Remover 12-Pack Upcoming Events Calendar Nov 30, 2018 – Release 60 Livestream Dec 13, 2018 – Release 61 Dec 17, 2018 – Release 61 Dance Party Dec 21, 2018 – Release 61 Livestream Jan 31, 2019 – Release 62 Feb 1, 2019 – Release 62 Livestream Feb 28, 2019 – Release 63 Mar 8 – 17, 2019 – SXSW Mar 18 – 22, 2019 – GDC Mar 28, 2019 – Release 64 Apr 25, 2019 – Release 65 May 30, 2019 – Release 66 June 27, 2019 – Release 67 July 25, 2019 – Release 68 Aug 29, 2019 – Release 69 Visit the official Community Calendar to see the great lineup of activities our amazing community has planned for this weekend! And be sure to check out this month’s Release Events thread in the SotA forums for additional events. Community Event: Grinch’s December Pacu Fishing Adventure [Forum post by Weins201] Grumpie Weinie’s Pacu December Pacu Fishing Challenge; For all those fishers out there is a Pacu that changes its location to random POTs each day at Midnight Server Time (CST) Today it was Formosa and Blackstone Gate. Blackstone gate was Nested and the Name I had to look up in SOTA Wiki Ohh and Blackstone Gate was PvP In celebration of this new type of fish and mechanic I am holding a Pacu fishing Tournament. This will be a Winner / Loser (smallest) take all for each day. Fishers will have to send me 1 COTO and the fish caught from either the daily POTs. I will compile all the entries and reward the Largest and Smallest fish for each day. Prizes are 75% / 25% Soo if 4 people enter – 3 cotos to Largest and 1 to smallest. 12 = 8 / 4. I will deliver cotos as soon as winner is determined, on the third day after. (( if you have a trust issue msg me we can work something out, but I really am not worried about the COTOs just the Community Participation)) Now you have to ask a Town Crier “fish” or “fishing” and they will tell you where the fish are being caught for that day. It changes each night at Midnight CST. Travel to one (or both) of those locations and when you catch a Pacu and wish to enter it all you have to do is Mail me in game. Send 1 Coto and the fish(s) you wish to enter. Today I had to say “catch” – White Heart and Diamond Fields (28 Nov) Mail is required as the Time stamp will be used to break a Tie, Earliest entry will win. Sooooo if you Catch a Large or Small I would go as fast as you can and mail me your entry. It appears that Pacu have a range of normal from .7 – .8 Length. The large is .9 and 1 (( from Titanforges Tourney) and Small .6 (( At the moment .7 is the smallest found and it is Normal, so assuming a small is .6 )) Now if you catch a Fish early in the Day say a Large .9 length send it in as soon as possible and if you catch any more you wish to enter later on just mail the fish in you already sent me a Coto Earlier on. 1 Coto to enter each day you want to participate as all paid in make the reward possible I know this timing could benefit those in Time zones that leave this “Daytime” for them an advantage but I do not have a way to offset this. Now I will take entries on the day of thru the day after. so on the 1st starting day (1 Dec) you can enter fish caught that day (sent 1 dec) or sent on the day after, ((the 2nd )) (any more days out will be ignored / returned) (Please use Subject for which day you are entering for) ( I will be able to figure it out but just makes it a little easier) You can also come just hand them to me if you find me online. I will start a group each day while I am playing you can Teleport to deliver to me directly. Deliveries will get time stamped from Logs from the time of trade. On the 3rd I will place the Winner/Loser fish (trophy if it is mounted or want it mounted) in the Fishing Hall I have thrown up near the entrance to my Island. I will also place a chest for each day and place all other fish in there until returned) I have already created a Excel Spread sheet which I will update here https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YiAeynrjswQtVZ2YJIWh1-itOxrhybnctGKanALlwyI/edit?usp=sharing Now these “Hot” Pacu POTs rotate each day so I will entertain additions from the POT owner for that day. I.E. if this ends up in my town I will open it up to Largest Fish from Each Fresh Water Category with Winner / Loser winning Cotos 8 / 2 If this does drop into GHH you will not need to spend more to enter other than the 1 Coto for Pacu, all other fish can just be dropped off I will place a chest if this happens. I wll of course place this chest on that day. If POT owners want to also add I can work and place a hest for that POT and we can work out prizes throughout the day. If the POT owner does initiate his own daily contest please add it to this post and let me know ASAP you can also as a POT owner just drop a box in a location at your town to have fish dropped off Path from Brittany Area to Grumpie Hermits Hide-a-Way From Main Entrance to Hall and there is a Mailbox near behind the banker. I will place a Fishing Vendor in the Town Enterance area also. Summary Daily 1 Coto entry Winner / Loser take all for catching a Pacu from one (both) of the “Hot” fishing POTs each day. Entries must be mailed (hand delivered) to me on the day or Day after only for Time stamp to break ties. I will pay out 75%/ 25% to the Winner / Loser (smallest) each day on the 3rd days after. 1st rewarded on the 3rd . . . . . All Pacu will be returned after the tournament. ((( if you wish to add me as a friend for this please send me a message with request while I am in game ))) If there are any questions or concerns please post them here I will work on any issues as fast as I can. Port if you can add Time to the trophy Data that would be AWSOME Ok good luck to all – The Hall is set up – after each days winning is determined I will Display the winner / loser and place all other entrants in the box for viewing. Community Event: 3rd Annual Holiday Party for All! [Forum post by Datendrache] Every year we (a group of fun-loving, Holiday Merriment seeking, multi-guild, jolly Avatars) come together to throw a Holiday event filled with gift giving, music, dancing and excitement! This year, we’re planning to put together the most incredible Holiday Party we can! Avatar’s Radio Beat of Novia, Secret Santa Gift Exchange and Door Prizes: Who: Hosted by DJ Alliene Dragonfyre When: December 21st, 8:00pm NBT/Central Where: Player Owned Town of Festival at the Festival Keep Friday Fight Night Who: Hosted by Alphaine Nine When: December 21st: 5:00pm NBT/Central (subject to change) Where: Festival PvP Arena Note: Special “Holiday Prizes” will be given out to winners, including a 125-Point Dungeon Entrance and a Commission-Free Vendor. More prizes will be announced, and this is in addition to the FFN prize pool. Secret Santa Gift Exchange If you wish you participate, here are the rules: 1) Either deliver in person or mail your gift to in-game character ‘Engineer‘ with a note or titleindicating its for Secret Santa. 2) All people who give a gift will receive a random gift that another player contributed. 3) If you are at the Party, it will be delivered to you directly. If you are unable to attend, it will be mailed to you. 4) If you provide more than one gift, the gifts will be distributed to attendees, people standing on the streets, new players, or other lucky avatars. You won’t receive more than one gift, but you are certainly generous! 5) Please keep the value of the gifts below 10K gp if at all possible. Door Prizes Door prizes will be given out to players in attendance! Fireworks Bags Bags of Fireworks will be given out to players throughout the night! Let’s Light it Up!!!! And more! Please check back in on this page for new announcements, we have more things being planned while we work out the details. Community Event: Novia Market R60 Grandmaster Bundles [Forum post by ldykllr] NoMa Grandmastery Bundles (R60) Every month we are offering four professional-grade bundles: Adventurer’s Bundle – some of the highest grade gear available in the land, ready to take a novice adventurer to the journeyman level! This month we are featuring armor from Robyn Hood (@ldykllr )! Crafter’s Bundle – Are you an aspiring crafter? This month we are offering a MEGA Bundle with all the mats to get you started in all 5 crafting skills (Cooking, Tailoring, Blacksmithing, Carpentry, Alchemy)! Music Bundle – For all our music lovers out there! This bundle has all the instruments you could ever want, courtesy of @Kron Caledon with a special selection of music selected by @Lace ! Consumable Bundle – A great selection of food and potions to help you on your adventures throughout Novia, courtesy of @Zeetocht ! These bundles will be raffled on December 28th (2 weeks after R61 release – extended due to short release schedule). Tickets are on sale now and priced especially for beginners at 500gp each bundle. No matter how many tickets a character purchases, they will only get a single chance at winning that bundle – so purchase only one ticket per bundle! We are hosting the ticket vendors and a display table of what each bundle entails at Market Square, at the south end of NoMa (if you check in with the town crier, it is the only City lot in town and under Governor Robyn Hood’s name). As you wander past all of our merchants, please do some window shopping and take a look at what all of our residents have to offer! (Screenshots below to help you find your way). Cheers, Ben & Robyn Screenshots Location of the Market Square in Novia Market Community Event: Novia Market 1st Annual Yuletide Giveaway [Forum post by ldykllr] Announcing the 1st Annual Novia Market Yuletide Giveaway! When: December 1st, midnight NBT – December 31st, midnight NBT Where: Novia Market, located just south of Britanny along the road What it is: For the ENTIRE month of December, ANY purchase made at an eligible vendor (see map below) will enter you into a prize drawing! 1 entry per purchase at an eligible vendor PER day (example: 15 participating vendors, if you purchase an item from each = 15 entries for the day). The PRIZES include: 1 MILLION in GOLD prizes (and not just small amounts – 2 x 250k is up for grabs!) Furniture (including sets!)!!!!! Gold COTO’s Artifacts Rares — (Dragon Eggs, Aether Weapons, Bunny prints, Homes, etc) Resources and rare crafting mats! Pets! GM crafted items! …and much, much more! (I would list everything, but there is so much!) Prizes will be drawn LIVE on New Years Day at 1900 NBT at Market Square on the South End of Novia Market (the same place where we have our Grandmastery Bundle Raffle tickets every month – look for the City lot under “Robyn Hood”) Additional vendors may be added to the map, so check back before shopping! Map of eligible vendors: Community Event: Welcome Quest Release 60 [Forum post by Duke Gréagóir] By Appointment to His Majesty Lord British Welcome Quest Makers​ You are invited to join the Welcome Quest in Release 60. It will be held on Sunday, December 9, 2018 starting at 12pm (noon) central time/New Britannian time and lasting an hour. It is in your in-game Events book. Greagoir Pendragon will be active 30 minutes before the event and during the event. So you can teleport to Greagoir Pendragon if you wish. We are traveling to the town of Ordinis Mortis , south east along the river from Central Brittany. Are you with us? Purpose: The Welcome Quest is a quest for all people to see many towns and establishments. It is created as a way for people to visit many player-ran locations. It involves each town and establishment to give the quest person some information and then instructions to go to the next location (a town or establishment) to do something. The path may be sequential from place to place or in parallel to multiple places at the same time. The goal is for towns and establishments to showcase their places, educate the people, and work with other player-ran towns/establishments. We are proud to be the first player-ran quest in SotA! We do it for all of you. More information is located at http://sotawiki.net/sota/Community:Quests/Welcome_Quest#Welcome_Quests_in_Releases Welcome Torch changes – testing and answers due to burnout With Release 38, all torches changed physically. The durability started to decrease when the torch is held onto. This change also affected the Welcome Torch you receive from the Welcome Quest. With Release 41 you now can repair your own Welcome Torches with a carpentry repair kit and a carpentry table. Community Event: The Stone Dragon Player Quest [Forum post by Lily Byrd] Come to Jade Valley near the Elysium Mines. It’s a Player owned town. When you land on the bridge check your map, find the Jade Valley Graveyard marked, and go there. The quest is in the graveyard. You will find the first 2 books on a pedestal at the entrances. There is a prize for finishing: It is a copy of the story, a candle, a chair, a rug, and a bowl of dragon stew. Brought to you by the Jade Valley community; May your ancestor’s wisdom not be forgot. Chapter one of the Stone Dragons Part one of two. Zyrina and Phlebus turned back to stare at their two trailing companions as they finally meandered out the near side of the old wooden covered bridge and Zyrina called out, “Meet us at the old graveyard in the Jade Dragons tool shed and workshop on the top floor, Laggards!! We will have drinks waiting.” She then turned back and sprinted to catch up with Phlebus. His quick stride, still as familiar as his lanky frame, was faster than she normally travelled, and it was easy to fall behind in this peaceful valley. The desire to slow down, breathe deeply, and just be in the woods was strong. Not strong enough to slow the pace of a focused and determined Phlebus though. He was single minded about this rumor they had heard and was determined to talk with the graveyard caretaker before dark and be at the River Runner Inn beside the river in Jade Valley tucked into his bed with a lovely hot rum toddy to comfort him before the chill of the night was upon the land. The rumor was disturbing to say the least. More and more fetid carcasses of various sized animals were said to be found in the valley all of them bearing the scarring and the afterglow of dark magic. Zyrina had been teasing him that he was full of “book learnin’ but not real learnin’”. It annoyed him that she might be right, but he wasn’t going to show any soft bits to his oldest friend. He knew she would not stop till he proved to her that he had indeed been studying with mages at the castle libraries, that it was useful knowledge, and he hadn’t spent the entire 7 years drinking with his friends in Central Britanny. Though she had taken to the twins right away, and conversation flowed as if they’d been speaking for years, she was still wary of the friends Phlebus had arrived with from the big city. The two oldest friends had been in contact by mail but had not been in each other’s company for the entire seven years that Phlebus had been studying with the old mages. There were some awkward silences as they got familiar with each other’s routines and movements while exploring Jade Valley, but their old familiarity was finding its well-worn path and they were more and more comfortable as the afternoon wore on. Zyrina had taken the last 7 years to travel around the entirety of New Britannia learning how to survive on her own and how to protect those she cared about. That concise energetic woman full of grand ideas possessed an eagle eye. Her aim with her bow was not to be discounted and Phlebus always felt a little safer when she walked with him through the woods. Like tonight, the woods seemed peaceful, the river flowed lazily around the bend and the air was sweet here, with a hint of chill, but there were lurkings that Phlebus could sense under the veneer of safety. Something moist and dark was hidden here in this valley and it was harming animals and birds of all sizes. His arm hair stood fully at attention. Phlebus shook his head to clear his mind. His training had taught him to respect the knowledge of his body. His body could sense something his mind couldn’t. First, they would talk with the caretaker at the Jade Dragons Tool Shed and Workshop property and see what knowledge Ivan could add to what Phlebus suspected was happening to disturb the valley. The companions had passed wagons with body parts and some with whole animals who were on their way to the village’s burn pile with the remains and they spied other people working on clearing up the various bodies to get ready for the wagons. It was obvious why Jade Valley wanted this mystery solved. And obvious why they thought it was something more than normal pranks that never ever include death or decay. Earlier at the Hall of Inquiry and Learning near the stone bridge the librarian had taught them to use the local map for this valley (Mal Hari has done a bang-up job of keeping the map up to date and most public locations are marked (press M on keyboard)). Just when the group was getting directions to the Jade Dragons guild hall which faces the large stone dragon in the local market square, Rinaldi sauntered into the building and overheard their conversation. He introduced himself as one of the officers of the guild attending the meeting and he willingly guided the four to the company of Mal Hari and other officers of the Jade Empire Calan Caitin, Elnoth, Froji, Joe, Maganda Hari, Merrik Dragon, One Zero, and Paston Bane, up on the top floor of the guild hall. Each gave what knowledge they had acquired to the companions. Phlebus had been corresponding with the local Governor, Mal Hari, by mail. He had been concerned about this new twist in his otherwise peaceful valley home. Mal was certain that there was more to it than the local youth out playing pranks on the farmers in the valley. He wanted answers. Each little bit Phlebus learned added to his theory that this indeed was not the pranks of children. The putrid odor of decaying, mutilated carcass was not something Phlebus wanted to breathe. Ever again. His libraries had not prepared him for the olfactory feast of the countryside let alone the brutality of burned decayed flesh rotting in spoiled fields. Mal originally asked Phlebus’s teacher for help and Trida had thrust Phlebus back into the world outside the city and away from his scrolls. He was ready, but he was made awkward by the suddenness of his reentry into the world outside the libraries and pubs he had become accustomed to frequenting. At least Trida had given Phlebus a pep talk before sending him into the world and then waved goodbye to him and because of those kindnesses and more, Phlebus wanted to solve this mystery for Mal Hari. He hurried his pace for the last bit toward the Stone Dragon Graveyard because he wanted to be done with this interview and back to his lodgings before the late night was upon them. Continued in Chapter One. Part Two. At the Graveyard in Jade Valley until 25 November 2018 Meretz: Win a Replenishing Fireworks Mega Set Win the Replenishing Fireworks Mega Set & earn free SotA in-game items daily! Whether you move a little or a lot, as a Meretz user you rack up valuable Meretz Points (MPs). The more MPs you have, the more stuff you can buy! Think: in-game SotA goodies, Sweepstakes entries, Relics by Rild giveaways, and tons more. With Meretz, we launch several sweepstakes every month. This month, we’re giving away the Replenishing Fireworks Mega Set – valued at $119! You can also enter to win a Relics By Rild $50 Gift Card and other cool prizes. AND, use your MPs every day for in-game items like potions and emotes. What’re you waiting for? Download Meretz TODAY! Project to Support: Underworld Ascendant Looking for different dungeons to explore? Our friends at OtherSide Entertainment just launched Underworld Ascendant on Steam! The team includes people who created games like Thief, System Shock and the Underworld series. It’s a first-person dungeon Action-RPG where there’s no one right way to play. Mix and match a variety of different skills to sneak, fight or use magic to survive this large and highly-interactive dungeon full of traps, monsters and challenges. Play now to receive bonus items and a 15% discount: Purchase on Steam! And as a reminder our worlds are tied together with similar world origins and portals between! You can even purchase cross promotional items but you must be quick as they are expiring soon! Dark Elven Kinsman Buckler (digital) Jabbering Bertha (digital) Dark Elven Kinsman Buckler Pattern Pack Project to Support: Moustache of the Avatar Every year we form a Movember team called Moustache of the Avatar to raise funds for Movember. To date we have raised over $3300 through fundraising for Movember. We have also created dedicated items for our Movember Make a Difference store including a Moustache Helm, Shield, and Cloak. Last year we even created Darkstarr and Lord British Follicular Reliquaries with Darkstarr and Lord British versions of the Movember items. Those items and other Movember tagged items have raised over $7,000 for Movember to date! With Release 60 we added the 2018 Snow Family and 2018 Snowman Mask which this year feature moustaches in honor of Movember! You can participate by contributing to our Moustache of the Avatar team, joining the team to help us raise funds, or by purchasing any of our Movember make a difference items: Titan of Courage Statue (digital) Titan of Truth Statue (digital) Tabletop Titan of Courage Statue (digital) Tabletop Titan of Truth Statue (digital) Ornate Meerschaum Titan of Courage Pipe (digital) Ornate Meerschaum Titan of Truth Pipe (digital) Moustache Cloak – Movember Charity (digital) Moustache Helm – Movember Charity (digital) Moustache Helm Pattern Pack – Movember Charity (digital) Moustache Shield – Movember Charity (digital) Moustache Shield Pattern Pack – Movember Charity (digital) 2018 Snowman Mask with Moustache 2018 Snow Family Project to Support: Lore Finder Discover forbidden lore which warps your body and reality itself. The more you know, the worse it gets. Become K.C. Morgan, paranormal investigator, and search a New England mansion for your missing father. Battle the forces of corruption infesting the mansion armed only with your wits and an old .38 revolver, and gather scrolls of forbidden lore. But the more you discover, the more warped and twisted the world – and you – become. Uncover the story of Lore Finder, a 2D metroidvania and a modern queer reimagining of the cosmic horror genre. Coming to a PC near you on Steam. Try the demo right now in your browser, or download the PC Windows version. Support the Kickstarter from Enniko who helped develop the musical instrument system for Shroud of the Avatar! 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
  8. Hello everyone, this is Asclepius, with another chapter in this wonderful story from Cianna. It is entitled They Call her Lady Warrior Background music by Smartsound Chapter 5, “Ghosts of a Different Kind, Part 1 The sea air was chilly as Cianna stepped out of her house in Aelasar’s Forest. The leaves in the trees gently swayed with a breeze that caressed her face, reminiscent of the way her grandmother used to caress her cheek when she was a child. She sighed. “I miss you, Aelasar,” she whispered to her grandmother. “And you, Mother. Where are you both? They say you’re dead, but how can that be? You’re Outlanders. Outlanders don’t die, do they?” She shook her head. “But if you’re not dead, where are you? Why can’t I find you?” Her gaze settled on the old lighthouse on the small island off the coast of Aelasar’s Forest. It had been a favorite place for her to visit in her childhood. She and Aelasar would spend hours at the telescope, watching ships go by or looking at the stars and strange planets that circled overhead. Life had been so simple then. Cianna sighed again and then, on sudden impulse, started walking over the bridge to the small pier that would take her to the lighthouse. She hadn’t been there since she took over the care of the forest. The idea had been too painful. But now, she felt the need to relive those old memories. As she passed the decaying mansion to the right of the pier, Cianna was startled to see the front door ajar. No one lived in the old place, not since her grandmother had lived in it when she first began visiting the Forest. After her grandfather had purchased the small hamlet and built a new summer home there for Aelasar, the place had gone into ruin. Aelasar could never bring herself to tear it down, though. And neither could Cianna. She approached the decrepit building, warily eyeing the open door. Might just be an animal that’s gotten in, she thought. That door never hitched properly anyway. Still, she had to be careful. Her father’s people were looking for her, she knew. It’s possible they had tracked her to the Forest. She pushed the door open slowly, drawing a small dagger from her belt as she did. The interior was dark and dank. Cobwebs covered the walls, and the musty smell of dust and decay made Cianna want to sneeze. She held her breath till the feeling passed, then cautiously moved forward to the main room on the first floor. She cursed the misfortune of not having a torch with her to light the way. She jumped, rubbing her face with her free hand. “Damn cobwebs,” she muttered, the inevitable chill running down her back. Then she almost laughed out loud. You’ve killed men with your sword, she thought, yet you’re afraid of spiders. Some brave warrior you are! Cianna listened deeply to the silence. It remained unbroken. She took a few more steps down the foyer to the living room. She knew there were hidden rooms in the house, but it was unlikely anyone else would know about them. If someone were on this floor, the living room is where they would be. From the little bit of light coming through the dirty windows, she could see the old iron fireplace to one side. It had been beautiful once, she remembered. Her grandfather, Alron, had it restored when Aelasar first lived here. Sadly, time again had reduced it to a dusty relic. Its grate was cold to the touch. No recent fire, then, Cianna thought. She peered around the room, squinting to see. Nothing looked out of place. No dust had been disturbed on the floor that she could see. There was still silence all around. Cianna closed her eyes and went within, using her senses the way her grandmother taught her. “We are all one,” Aelasar said, “all of us, man and beast, are connected to the same universal mind through Nature. Use that connection. Trust it. It will not let you down.” Cianna reached out, her mind connecting with an owl sitting in a tree outside. “Brother,” she said respectfully, “may I use your ears?” The owl didn’t respond but Cianna was instantly aware of hundreds of new sounds, the chittering mice in the yard, the hawk soaring above, the distant sound of a boat passing the coastline. She drew the hearing inward, shutting out everything but her nearest surroundings. And she listened. “Nothing,” she said out loud after a few moments. “If someone has been here, they are gone now.” Resolving to return again with a torch for a closer inspection, Cianna backtracked and left the old house, once more turning her steps toward the lighthouse. It rose above the island like the good sentry that it was, a stalwart during storms, and a beacon of refuge when the waters were calm. It was the lighthouse that made Aelasar, an Outlander, want to build a haven here in the coastal forest, a place where she could go to escape the stress of her new life in Novia. She adored her husband, but marrying into the court life of the True Elf population in Novia had been a tremendous burden for her. “Druids are meant to be a part of the land,” she once told Cianna. “The machinations of man do not interest me much.” But she had been a loving, kind woman, with a grace and gentleness that earned her the love of Outlander and Novian alike, and her work to help those in need made her company much sought after. The Forest was the one place she could go to be alone, to catch her breath, to mourn, in private, the beloved life she’d somehow left behind in another world, and to practice her old Druidic rituals. As far as Cianna knew, she and her mother, Valandra, were the only two visitors from Court that Aelasar had ever allowed in the Forest. Well, except for Grandfather. But once he had purchased the land and fixed it up, including installing a strong, well-fortified Viking house for Aelasar (“I must insist, my love”), he had never returned. “It’s your space, now,” he had said. “I will not intrude.” Cianna opened the door to the small inner chamber on the ground floor of the lighthouse. She had standing orders that the interior was to be kept clean while she was away, and the room still looked as though Aelasar herself would walk in at any moment. Cianna felt her throat tighten and her eyes water as she looked around the room, so familiar, yet now so empty of Aelasar’s presence. Without lingering, Cianna mounted the steps, averted her gaze from the second floor room that had been Aelasar’s study, and reached the top. She pushed the door open slowly, feeling engulfed by memories. Echoes From the Caverns The post They Call her Lady Warrior – chapter 5 – by Cianna – narrated by Asclepius appeared first on Echoes from the Caverns. View the full article
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    Crown Migration for Release 61

    Starting in Release 61, we will be simplifying the crowns to simply be crowns rather than a specific metal type. No action is required by players and we will migrate these all during our Release 61 update window when the servers are down. For example, if you now have 23 gold crown and 7 iron crowns, you will simply have 30 crowns after the migration. If you have crowns placed as decos, they will simply look like gold crown after the migration. Going forward, all Obsidian potions will... Crown Migration for Release 61 View the full article
  10. As you know, Viking and Kobold Bundles will be expiring November 30, 2018, and Elven, Shogun, and... Bundle Expirations: Request a manual upgrade for Crowns by Nov 30 or Dec 21 View the full article
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    Party time circa the 90's! Join GoldenWing Okhan for a 'Melody of my Hit'. Dance tunes from the 1990's era and more. So go get your girl and head on over to the nearest Aether Amp and crank it up! Tune in Mondays from 4-6pm NBT! http://avatarsradio.info/ #avatarsradio #LBSota
  14. Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar: News Announcements Black Friday Sale! Viking & Kobold Expirations (1 week left!) Release 60 Livestream Nov 30 (Cornucopia) Winter 2018 Items Appear Winter Recurring Items Return! Automatic Redemption of Rewards Release 61 Upgrading Bundles with Crowns (ends 12/21) Elven, Obsidian, & Shogun Expirations Shroud of the Avatar Boxed Editions $40 off Holiday Sale! Beach Party & Fishing Contest Livestream (YouTube) Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program Upcoming Events Calendar Community Updates Community Event: Titanforge’s Monster Catch Fishing Tournament! Community Event: Welcome Quest Release 60 Community Event: The Stone Dragon Player Quest Meretz: Win a Circle of Stones Rift Dungeon Entrance Project to Support: Underworld Ascendant Project to Support: Moustache of the Avatar Project to Support: Lore Finder Resources: Players Helping Players Echoes From the Caverns The post Echoes from the Caverns 11-23-2018 appeared first on Echoes from the Caverns. View the full article
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    Black Friday Sale!

    The day after Thanksgiving in the United States is traditionally a day of rest from eating too much and of course HUGE sales! To honor those traditions we are going to extend our Friday 50% items sale through Cyber Monday (November 26). We are also going to extend the stretch goal tracker for that time as well so all purchases from Friday through Monday will count towards the... Black Friday Sale!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 Black Friday Sale! Viking & Kobold Expirations (1 week left!) Release 60 Livestream Nov 30 (Cornucopia) Winter 2018 Items Appear Winter Recurring Items Return! Automatic Redemption of Rewards Release 61 Upgrading Bundles with Crowns (ends 12/21) Elven, Obsidian, & Shogun Expirations Shroud of the Avatar Boxed Editions $40 off Holiday Sale! Beach Party & Fishing Contest Livestream (YouTube) Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program Upcoming Events Calendar Community Updates Community Event: Titanforge’s Monster Catch Fishing Tournament! Community Event: Welcome Quest Release 60 Community Event: The Stone Dragon Player Quest Meretz: Win a Circle of Stones Rift Dungeon Entrance Project to Support: Underworld Ascendant Project to Support: Moustache of the Avatar Project to Support: Lore Finder Resources: Players Helping Players Black Friday Sale! The day after Thanksgiving in the United States is traditionally a day of rest from eating too much and of course HUGE sales! To honor those traditions we are going to extend our Friday 50% items sale through Cyber Monday (November 26). We are also going to extend the stretch goal tracker for that time as well so all purchases from Friday through Monday will count towards the Release 60 Cornucopia stretch goals! In addition the Amazon Boxed Version is on sale for $19 (a $70 discount from full price)! ACHIEVED $10K: Dragon Mask Set (multiple color variants) with smoke VFX ACHIEVED $25K: Aether Axe, Aether 1H Spear, Aether 2H Bludgeon $35K: Construction Decorations (Crane, Pulley, etc) $50K: Torture Set: Torture Chair, Torture Table, Rack $65K: Traveller Wagon $75K: Dragon Sword & Dragon Polearm $85K: Unique Dungeon Encounter Room with Fishing Spot $95K: Celestial Themed Wizard Robes Viking & Kobold Expirations (1 week left!) This is the last week to purchase the Viking and Kobold Bundles and select items! To celebrate our first holiday season since launching the Viking and Kobold Bundles are expiring at 11:59 PM CT on November 30. As a limited time bonus we have added Episode 2 access to these bundles! We will also be expiring several of the items that are included in those bundles including pets, weapons, decorations and homes. We are also discounting these items, some as much as 30% For City level bundles this means a $1000 discount! NOTE: This is a final expiration. Upgrades will not be allowed after these bundles expire. Viking Bundles Ornate Viking Short Sword (digital) Ornate Viking Short Sword Pattern Pack (digital) Viking Brynhildr Shield Viking Tyr Shield Viking Guor Shield Ornate Norgard Axe Viking Brynhildr Shield Pattern Pack Viking Tyr Shield Pattern Pack Viking Guor Shield Pattern Pack Ornate Norgard Axe Pattern Pack Viking Chest Ornate Viking Chest Winter Rottweiler Pet Winter Lynx Pet Bloodraven Pet Viking 4-Story Row House (digital) Viking Wearable Bundle (digital) Viking 1-Story Village Home (digital) Viking 2-Story Stronghold Village Home (digital) Viking 3-Story Stronghold Town Home (digital) Viking Great Hall City Home (digital) Viking Helm Pattern Pack (digital) Kobold Bundles Ornate Kobold Metal Storage Chest Kobold Metal Storage Chest Kobold Four-Story Row Home Kobold Dwelling Village Home (digital) Kobold 3-Story with Right Alcove Row House (digital) Kobold 3-Story with Left Alcove Row House (digital) Kobold 2-Story with Rooftop Deck Village Home (digital) Kobold 4-Story Great Hall City Home (digital) Release 60 Livestream Nov 30 (Cornucopia) The Release 60 Livestream is set for Friday November 30! All Avatars from around the world are welcome to join us in the livestream activities. We will be doing deep dives, answering questions, having sales, handing out prizes, and tracking towards stretch goals. By popular demand we have resurrected a set of stretch goals we missed from previous releases (and added a few new roleplay ones) to make a Cornucopia of Dragons, Dungeons and Roleplay in honor of the harvest season! LIVESTREAM SCHEDULE (Central Time Zone) Monthly livestreams are on Twitch and include answers to your gameplay questions, world building tours, prize giveaways, sales on items, and more! Here is the schedule: 3PM: Introductions 3:30PM: Deep Dive 1: Story 4:00PM: Deep Dive 2: Combat 4:30PM: Deep Dive 3: Player Made Dungeons 5PM: Ending Announcements STRETCH GOALS (Cornucopia of Dragons, Dungeons, and Roleplay!) As a special bonus, we are offering funding rewards to any player that makes a minimum purchase of $5 during a twelve hour window during the day of the livestream, on November 2 from 12:00 PM to 11:59 PM CDT (Nov 2 17:00 to Nov 3 5 05:00 UTC). By popular demand we have resurrected a set of stretch goals we missed from previous releases (and added a few new roleplay ones) to make a Cornucopia of Dragons, Dungeons and Roleplay in honor of the harvest season! All purchases during the twelve hour window will count towards the stretch goals, not just the four hours of the livestream! Also participation in the Rewards Program counts towards our stretch goal totals! Please note that we have extended availability of the stretch goals to every Friday of the release for 12 hours per the new Stretch Goal Tracking Changes. ACHIEVED $10K: Dragon Mask Set (multiple color variants) with smoke VFX ACHIEVED $25K: Aether Axe, Aether 1H Spear, Aether 2H Bludgeon $35K: Construction Decorations (Crane, Pulley, etc) $50K: Torture Set: Torture Chair, Torture Table, Rack $65K: Traveller Wagon $75K: Dragon Sword & Dragon Polearm $85K: Unique Dungeon Encounter Room with Fishing Spot $95K: Celestial Themed Wizard Robes *Please keep in mind that stretch goal rewards take time to develop and will most likely not be available until Release 61 at the earliest. We will keep you updated! 12 HOURS OF SALES: We will be having twelve hours of sales around the livestream from 12:00 PM to 11:59 PM CDT (Oct 4 17:00 to Oct 5 05:00 UTC)! Items in the following categories will be on sale at approx. 50% off. As noted above, all purchases during this time will count towards the stretch goals! Make a Difference Home Decorations Outdoor Decorations Lot Deeds POT Upgrades Homes Basements Pets Music Emotes and Fireworks Dyes Patterns 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 “Horn of Plenty” into chat OR by purchasing any item from our store during the livestream! Dragon Mask (digital) Giant Grim Reaper Statue with Magic Portal Dungeon Entrance 2018 Jack O’ Lantern Set 2018 Jack O’ Lantern Glowing Mask Ornate Scythe Ornate Greenhouse 4-Story Row House (digital) Barn Two-Story Village Home Row Lot Property Deed (digital) SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS We will be answering questions throughout the livestream, so submit them in the comments section of the original post or on Discord chat during the event. Please do NOT post questions containing: More than 3 questions in total (post all three in a single reply) Bugs or other problems best posted in the bug forums “When is this coming” or anything related to schedule (for those answers please refer to our quarterly updates or our post release plans) Questions with more than a couple of sentences. Please keep them brief! We will likely understand the context of your interest, so just ask the question and we’ll be able to respond. For bug reports and extra idea suggestions, please use the forums for this purpose. A Final Thought: We see a LOT of repeat questions. Please consider reviewing one of the other missed question posts, previous monthly livestreams, livestream transcripts, and/or reading our Post Episode 1 plan post before posting a question. Your question might have already been answered. Watch @ShroudofAvatar updates throughout the day of the livestream. See you on Twitch! Winter 2018 Items Appear With winter almost upon us the Winter 2018 items have appeared! These winter holiday items are only available until February 1, 2019 and then they are gone forever so get them while they are ice cold! This year we added functionality to the Menorahs where they now light the correct number of candles per day during Hanukkah (note this is retroactive for all Menorahs). 2018 Menorah 2018 Snowman Mask with Moustache 2018 Snow Family 2018 Small Ornate Wall Garlands 12-Pack 2018 Ornate Wall Garlands 12-Pack 2018 Ornate Mantle Garlands 12-Pack 2018 Ornate Garlands Mega Pack 2018 Yule Gift Box Set 2018 Yule Stocking Set 2018 Ornate Yule Wreath Set 2018 4-Story Yule Tree 2018 Large Yule Tree 2018 Yule Tree 2018 Tabletop Yule Tree 2018 Yule Card 5-Pack 2018 Yule Gift Set 2018 Winter Rares Mega Set 2018 Winter Ultra Set Winter Recurring Items Return! Winter is coming and with it winter recurring items have returned for a limited time, including the Ice Nightmare mask and Ornate Sleigh! Get these rare items while they are cold because they will go away again until next winter on February 1, 2019. Ice Nightmare Mask (digital) Ice Building Blocks 110-Pack (digital) Ornate Sled (digital) Ornate Sleigh (digital) Winter Pattern Glass Floor Lamp 3-Pack (digital) Winter Pattern Glass Chandelier 3-Pack (digital) White Raven (digital) White Squirrel (digital) Breathe Snow Emote (digital) Breathe Blue Fire Emote (digital) Breathe Emote 6-Pack (digital) Replenishing Fountain Fireworks Box Pack Replenishing Pinwheel Fireworks Box Pack Replenishing Aerial Fireworks Box Pack Replenishing Elysium Candle Fireworks Box Pack Replenishing White Fountain Fireworks Box Replenishing White Pinwheel Fireworks Box Replenishing Aerial White Chrysanthemum Combo Fireworks Box Replenishing White Elysium Candle Fireworks Box Replenishing Red Fountain Fireworks Box Replenishing Blue Fountain Fireworks Box Replenishing Red Pinwheel Fireworks Box Replenishing Blue Pinwheel Fireworks Box Replenishing Aerial Palm Blue Fish Combo Fireworks Box Replenishing Red Elysium Candle Fireworks Box Replenishing Blue Elysium Candle Fireworks Box Replenishing Fireworks Mega Set Winter Recurring Mega Set Automatic Redemption of Rewards Release 61 As part of our continuing improvements to Quality of Life in Shroud of the Avatar we are going to remove the extra step required when receiving purchased items inside the game. You will no longer have to click on a “Redeem Rewards” button. Instead we will automatically send the items to your rewards interface when you next login to the game. If you are currently logged in then they will appear as soon as the purchase transaction completes. We are also going to provide an onscreen notice for when rewards are delivered to your Rewards Interface. This improvement will go live with Release 61 on December 13, 2018. Upgrading Bundles with Crowns (ends 12/21) As many of you know we are expiring all of our bundles before the end of the year. Viking and Kobold bundles expire on November 30. Elven, Obsidian, and Shogun bundles expire on December 21. In Release 59 we will be adding the contents of the bundles to crown vendors as single purchases, however they will not have any upgrade functionality. Based on numerous requests from those of you who have been saving up your crowns we are going to offer an alternative path for upgrading bundles using crowns. For a limited time (offer ends December 21, 2018) you can purchase a service voucher to use crowns to upgrade your bundle! If you wish to upgrade your bundle with crowns please email us at support@portalarium.com BEFORE purchasing the voucher. In the request please list the name of the bundle you wish to upgrade, and the bundle you wish to upgrade it to (e.g., Elven 2-Story Row Tax Free Bundle to Elven Village Tax Free Bundle). We will then determine how many crowns you need for the upgrade and notify you of that amount so you can decide before proceeding. Only then will you purchase the voucher and we will then remove the crowns from your inventory. Please note that we will be using the non-sale exchange rates that are currently on the store for this transaction. Elven, Obsidian, & Shogun Expirations To celebrate our first holiday season since launching the Elven, Obsidian and Shogun Bundles are expiring at 11:59 PM CT on December 21, 2018! As a limited time bonus we have added Episode 2 access to these bundles! We will also be expiring several of the items that are included in those bundles including pets, weapons, decorations and homes. We are also discounting these items, some as much as 30%! For City level bundles this means a $1000 discount! NOTE: This is a final expiration. Upgrades will not be allowed after these bundles expire. Elven Bundles Ornate Elven Longsword Ornate Elven Longbow Dark Elven Kinsman Buckler (digital) Jabbering Bertha (digital) Dark Elven Kinsman Buckler Pattern Pack Ornate Elven Longsword Pattern Pack Ornate Elven Longbow Pattern Pack Large Elven Tent Elven Wardrobe Ornate Elven Wardrobe Black Stag Golden Dragonfly Pet Monarch Butterfly Pet Elven Four-Story Row Home Elven Keep Village Home Elven Peaked-Roof Village Home (digital) Elven Tree Town Home Elven Four-Story City Home Obsidian Bundles Ornate Vile Mace Ornate Vile Mace Pattern Pack Ornate Obsidian Sarcophagus Obsidian Sarcophagus Obsidian Four-Story Row Home Obsidian Village Home Obsidian Tower Village Home (digital) Obsidian Tower Town Home (digital) Obsidian Keep City Home Shogun Bundles Shogun Four-Story Row Home Shogun 1-Story Village Home (digital) Shogun 3-Story Keep Village Home (digital) Shogun Four-Story Town Home Shogun Five-Story City Home Ornate Katana Ornate Katana Pattern Pack Ornate Tansu Chest Tansu Chest Pallas’s Cat Shiba Inu Dog Mandarin Duck Shroud of the Avatar Boxed Editions $40 off Holiday Sale! For those of you who missed the opportunity to purchase the Collector’s Boxed Edition of Shroud of the Avatar during the Kickstarter (expired on January 4, 2016) can now purchase the retail Boxed Edition from Amazon. Additionally for a limited time we are also offering a signed version of the retail Boxed Edition (see above) for purchase directly from our website! To celebrate the holidays these two versions are on sale for $40 off their regular price until December 21, 2018 ($49 on Amazon, $99 for signed)! These editions include: Physical Goods: Game Box signed by Lord British* (signed edition only) Game Manual DVD in case Runic Translation Card Ankh Trinket Cloth Map Our Epic Origins Digital Items: Digital Download of Shroud of the Avatar, Episode 1 (Full Game Access) 30 Bank Slots to store your gear 1 Gold Crown Pick 1 Obsidian Potion Digital Download of Shroud of the Avatar, Episode 2 (Full Game Access when released) Exclusive Title: Visionary Exclusive Emote (exact emote to be created at a future date) NEW: Unique Item (to be created at a a future date) Beach Party & Fishing Contest Livestream (YouTube) Last week’s beach party and fishing contest in the new Fishing Expedition scene was INCREDIBLE! We had over 250 people participate and our winner, Mia Sway, managed to catch the rarest fish in the game, the Large Tiger Shark! Fishing Contest Winners: Runners Up (2): Fishing Sign Terrestria Aquatica: 3.1 Sailfish Rambo: 2.9 Swordfish TIE: 3rd Prize: Ornate Water Platform Gwenllian: 3.2 Marlin Gaelis Trajan: 3.2 Marlin 2nd Prize: Watermill Village House (digital) Kron Caledon: 3.6 Small Tiger Shark 1st Prize: Player Owned Town Village Water Lot Property Deed (digital) Mia Sway: 5.5 Large Tiger Shark In case you missed it you can now view it on YouTube: Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program The Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program lets you earn the best rate on purchasing Gold Crowns, AND receive rare stretch-goal items from our monthly livestreams! This program automatically enrolls you in the monthly livestreams (counts as the $5 minimum purchase) along with other perks. For the low price of $9 USD per month you will receive the following: 9 Gold Crowns of the Obsidians every month Automatic Participation in the Monthly Livestream Stretchgoals (counts as the $5 minimum purchase) 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 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 Upcoming Events Calendar Nov 30, 2018 – Release 60 Livestream Dec 13, 2018 – Release 61 Dec 17, 2018 – Release 61 Dance Party Dec 21, 2018 – Release 61 Livestream Jan 31, 2019 – Release 62 Feb 1, 2019 – Release 62 Livestream Feb 28, 2019 – Release 63 Mar 8 – 17, 2019 – SXSW Mar 18 – 22, 2019 – GDC Mar 28, 2019 – Release 64 Apr 25, 2019 – Release 65 May 30, 2019 – Release 66 June 27, 2019 – Release 67 July 25, 2019 – Release 68 Aug 29, 2019 – Release 69 Visit the official Community Calendar to see the great lineup of activities our amazing community has planned for this weekend! And be sure to check out this month’s Release Events thread in the SotA forums for additional events. Community Event: Titanforge’s Monster Catch Fishing Tournament! [Forum post by Titania Xylia] Noon (CST) November 18, 2018 to Noon (CST) November 25, 2018 Up to 1275 COTOs could be given away, in addition to a raffle and special town prizes! The more unique contestants the larger the prizes! No entry fee! Just send Titania Xylia your trophy fish! (details below)​ This 7-day, worldwide contest hopes to promote fishing in Shroud of the Avatar and fully explore the possibilities of the fishing system. The goal is to get as many people as possible to catch a trophy fish and reward anglers for the largest catches in-game overall and the largest trophy type of fish. Each contestant is automatically entered to win a raffle for a PoT Taxed Village Deed. Just send one trophy fish to be entered to win. The total Gold Crowns of the Obsidian awarded is based on the number of unique contestants: Raffle Any trophy fish enters you to win a PoT Taxed Village Deed! You only need one. Get your friends to log in and catch a trophy fish to increase the size of the prizes! The top 3 largest fish will receive a special prize of Gold Crowns! The fisherman that catches the largest fish caught of each of these types will win 5-20 coto’s, depending on the number of contestants: Amberjack Mackerel Black Trout Bluefin Tuna Brook Trout Gar Goliath Catfish King Salmon Mahi Mahi Marlin Oscar Sunfish Pacu Peacock Bass Pike Sailfish Spotted Bass Sharptooth Catfish Sturgeon Swordfish Tarpon Tiger Shark Town special prizes In addition there are special prizes awarded by two governors: Shawn and Titania Xylia. Fish the towns below and the following awards could be yours! Ties It’s possible that more than one person will catch exactly the same fish and size during the contest. The winners will get to vote on either a raffle drawing for the total prize or to split the prize with the other winners. Winning Multiple Prizes It is possible for one angler to win more than one prize with one catch! However, for the top 3 overall prizes: An angler is only eligible to win one of those prizes. Ties will be decided as described above. Valid Catches and Submitting Entries Contestants must send any fish they want in the contest to Titania Xylia via in-game mail or dropped in the chest placed in TItanforge at the dock. Screenshots will not be eligible as entry. You may request your submission back at anytime during the contest unless it is currently on the leaderboard. The in-game date on your trophy entry must translate to within the contest’s start and stop time The in-game date, location, angler, fish type and fish length on the fish itself will be used to award the prizes. I would like for the winning fish to be on display in Titanforge for one week after the contest ends, but this is at the angler’s discretion. The current leaderboard will be available on shroudoftheavatar.net and a display will be running during the event showing off the fish currently in the lead at Titanforge. Community Event: Welcome Quest Release 60 [Forum post by Duke Gréagóir] By Appointment to His Majesty Lord British Welcome Quest Makers​ You are invited to join the Welcome Quest in Release 60. It will be held on Sunday, December 9, 2018 starting at 12pm (noon) central time/New Britannian time and lasting an hour. It is in your in-game Events book. Greagoir Pendragon will be active 30 minutes before the event and during the event. So you can teleport to Greagoir Pendragon if you wish. We are traveling to the town of Ordinis Mortis , south east along the river from Central Brittany. Are you with us? Purpose: The Welcome Quest is a quest for all people to see many towns and establishments. It is created as a way for people to visit many player-ran locations. It involves each town and establishment to give the quest person some information and then instructions to go to the next location (a town or establishment) to do something. The path may be sequential from place to place or in parallel to multiple places at the same time. The goal is for towns and establishments to showcase their places, educate the people, and work with other player-ran towns/establishments. We are proud to be the first player-ran quest in SotA! We do it for all of you. More information is located at http://sotawiki.net/sota/Community:Quests/Welcome_Quest#Welcome_Quests_in_Releases Welcome Torch changes – testing and answers due to burnout With Release 38, all torches changed physically. The durability started to decrease when the torch is held onto. This change also affected the Welcome Torch you receive from the Welcome Quest. With Release 41 you now can repair your own Welcome Torches with a carpentry repair kit and a carpentry table. Community Event: The Stone Dragon Player Quest [Forum post by Lily Byrd] Come to Jade Valley near the Elysium Mines. It’s a Player owned town. When you land on the bridge check your map, find the Jade Valley Graveyard marked, and go there. The quest is in the graveyard. You will find the first 2 books on a pedestal at the entrances. There is a prize for finishing: It is a copy of the story, a candle, a chair, a rug, and a bowl of dragon stew. Brought to you by the Jade Valley community; May your ancestor’s wisdom not be forgot. Chapter one of the Stone Dragons Part one of two. Zyrina and Phlebus turned back to stare at their two trailing companions as they finally meandered out the near side of the old wooden covered bridge and Zyrina called out, “Meet us at the old graveyard in the Jade Dragons tool shed and workshop on the top floor, Laggards!! We will have drinks waiting.” She then turned back and sprinted to catch up with Phlebus. His quick stride, still as familiar as his lanky frame, was faster than she normally travelled, and it was easy to fall behind in this peaceful valley. The desire to slow down, breathe deeply, and just be in the woods was strong. Not strong enough to slow the pace of a focused and determined Phlebus though. He was single minded about this rumor they had heard and was determined to talk with the graveyard caretaker before dark and be at the River Runner Inn beside the river in Jade Valley tucked into his bed with a lovely hot rum toddy to comfort him before the chill of the night was upon the land. The rumor was disturbing to say the least. More and more fetid carcasses of various sized animals were said to be found in the valley all of them bearing the scarring and the afterglow of dark magic. Zyrina had been teasing him that he was full of “book learnin’ but not real learnin’”. It annoyed him that she might be right, but he wasn’t going to show any soft bits to his oldest friend. He knew she would not stop till he proved to her that he had indeed been studying with mages at the castle libraries, that it was useful knowledge, and he hadn’t spent the entire 7 years drinking with his friends in Central Britanny. Though she had taken to the twins right away, and conversation flowed as if they’d been speaking for years, she was still wary of the friends Phlebus had arrived with from the big city. The two oldest friends had been in contact by mail but had not been in each other’s company for the entire seven years that Phlebus had been studying with the old mages. There were some awkward silences as they got familiar with each other’s routines and movements while exploring Jade Valley, but their old familiarity was finding its well-worn path and they were more and more comfortable as the afternoon wore on. Zyrina had taken the last 7 years to travel around the entirety of New Britannia learning how to survive on her own and how to protect those she cared about. That concise energetic woman full of grand ideas possessed an eagle eye. Her aim with her bow was not to be discounted and Phlebus always felt a little safer when she walked with him through the woods. Like tonight, the woods seemed peaceful, the river flowed lazily around the bend and the air was sweet here, with a hint of chill, but there were lurkings that Phlebus could sense under the veneer of safety. Something moist and dark was hidden here in this valley and it was harming animals and birds of all sizes. His arm hair stood fully at attention. Phlebus shook his head to clear his mind. His training had taught him to respect the knowledge of his body. His body could sense something his mind couldn’t. First, they would talk with the caretaker at the Jade Dragons Tool Shed and Workshop property and see what knowledge Ivan could add to what Phlebus suspected was happening to disturb the valley. The companions had passed wagons with body parts and some with whole animals who were on their way to the village’s burn pile with the remains and they spied other people working on clearing up the various bodies to get ready for the wagons. It was obvious why Jade Valley wanted this mystery solved. And obvious why they thought it was something more than normal pranks that never ever include death or decay. Earlier at the Hall of Inquiry and Learning near the stone bridge the librarian had taught them to use the local map for this valley (Mal Hari has done a bang-up job of keeping the map up to date and most public locations are marked (press M on keyboard)). Just when the group was getting directions to the Jade Dragons guild hall which faces the large stone dragon in the local market square, Rinaldi sauntered into the building and overheard their conversation. He introduced himself as one of the officers of the guild attending the meeting and he willingly guided the four to the company of Mal Hari and other officers of the Jade Empire Calan Caitin, Elnoth, Froji, Joe, Maganda Hari, Merrik Dragon, One Zero, and Paston Bane, up on the top floor of the guild hall. Each gave what knowledge they had acquired to the companions. Phlebus had been corresponding with the local Governor, Mal Hari, by mail. He had been concerned about this new twist in his otherwise peaceful valley home. Mal was certain that there was more to it than the local youth out playing pranks on the farmers in the valley. He wanted answers. Each little bit Phlebus learned added to his theory that this indeed was not the pranks of children. The putrid odor of decaying, mutilated carcass was not something Phlebus wanted to breathe. Ever again. His libraries had not prepared him for the olfactory feast of the countryside let alone the brutality of burned decayed flesh rotting in spoiled fields. Mal originally asked Phlebus’s teacher for help and Trida had thrust Phlebus back into the world outside the city and away from his scrolls. He was ready, but he was made awkward by the suddenness of his reentry into the world outside the libraries and pubs he had become accustomed to frequenting. At least Trida had given Phlebus a pep talk before sending him into the world and then waved goodbye to him and because of those kindnesses and more, Phlebus wanted to solve this mystery for Mal Hari. He hurried his pace for the last bit toward the Stone Dragon Graveyard because he wanted to be done with this interview and back to his lodgings before the late night was upon them. Continued in Chapter One. Part Two. At the Graveyard in Jade Valley until 25 November 2018 Meretz: Win a Circle of Stones Rift Dungeon Entrance Win a Circle of Stones Rift Dungeon Entrance plus 125 Point Dungeon – AND earn free SotA in-game items daily! Whether you move a little or a lot, Meretz users rack up valuable Meretz Points (MPs). The more MPs you have, the more stuff you can buy! We’re talking potions, emotes, sweepstakes, giveaways, and tons more! With Meretz, we launch a new sweepstakes every month. This month, we’re giving away a Circle of Stones Rift Dungeon Entrance plus 125 Point Dungeon – valued at $100! You can also enter to win a Relics By Rild $50 Gift Card and other cool prizes. AND, use your MPs every day for in-game items like potions and emotes. Good luck! What are you waiting for? Download Meretz TODAY! Project to Support: Underworld Ascendant Looking for different dungeons to explore? Our friends at OtherSide Entertainment just launched Underworld Ascendant on Steam! The team includes people who created games like Thief, System Shock and the Underworld series. It’s a first-person dungeon Action-RPG where there’s no one right way to play. Mix and match a variety of different skills to sneak, fight or use magic to survive this large and highly-interactive dungeon full of traps, monsters and challenges. Play now to receive bonus items and a 15% discount: Purchase on Steam! And as a reminder our worlds are tied together with similar world origins and portals between! You can even purchase cross promotional items but you must be quick as they are expiring soon! Dark Elven Kinsman Buckler (digital) Jabbering Bertha (digital) Dark Elven Kinsman Buckler Pattern Pack Project to Support: Moustache of the Avatar Every year we form a Movember team called Moustache of the Avatar to raise funds for Movember. To date we have raised over $3300 through fundraising for Movember. We have also created dedicated items for our Movember Make a Difference store including a Moustache Helm, Shield, and Cloak. Last year we even created Darkstarr and Lord British Follicular Reliquaries with Darkstarr and Lord British versions of the Movember items. Those items and other Movember tagged items have raised over $7,000 for Movember to date! With Release 60 we added the 2018 Snow Family and 2018 Snowman Mask which this year feature moustaches in honor of Movember! You can participate by contributing to our Moustache of the Avatar team, joining the team to help us raise funds, or by purchasing any of our Movember make a difference items: Titan of Courage Statue (digital) Titan of Truth Statue (digital) Tabletop Titan of Courage Statue (digital) Tabletop Titan of Truth Statue (digital) Ornate Meerschaum Titan of Courage Pipe (digital) Ornate Meerschaum Titan of Truth Pipe (digital) Moustache Cloak – Movember Charity (digital) Moustache Helm – Movember Charity (digital) Moustache Helm Pattern Pack – Movember Charity (digital) Moustache Shield – Movember Charity (digital) Moustache Shield Pattern Pack – Movember Charity (digital) 2018 Snowman Mask with Moustache 2018 Snow Family Project to Support: Lore Finder Discover forbidden lore which warps your body and reality itself. The more you know, the worse it gets. Become K.C. Morgan, paranormal investigator, and search a New England mansion for your missing father. Battle the forces of corruption infesting the mansion armed only with your wits and an old .38 revolver, and gather scrolls of forbidden lore. But the more you discover, the more warped and twisted the world – and you – become. Uncover the story of Lore Finder, a 2D metroidvania and a modern queer reimagining of the cosmic horror genre. Coming to a PC near you on Steam. Try the demo right now in your browser, or download the PC Windows version. Support the Kickstarter from Enniko who helped develop the musical instrument system for Shroud of the Avatar! 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
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  21. Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar: News Announcements Play Release 60 Now! Beach Party & Fishing Contest Livestream Today! Release 60 Livestream Nov 30 (Cornucopia) Winter 2018 Items Appear Winter Recurring Items Return! Automatic Redemption of Rewards Release 61 Upgrading Bundles with Crowns (ends 12/21) 50% Item Fridays & 20% Crown Weekends Holiday Sales Elven, Obsidian, & Shogun Expirations Viking & Kobold Expirations Shroud of the Avatar Boxed Editions $40 off Holiday Sale! Sandbox Roleplay Livestream (YouTube) Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program Weekend Flash Sale: Harvest Upcoming Events Calendar Community Updates Community Event: Release 60 Dance Party Community Event: Welcome Quest Release 60 Community Event: The Stone Dragon Player Quest Meretz: Win a Circle of Stones Rift Dungeon Entrance Project to Support: Underworld Ascendant Project to Support: Dragons & Dragonkin – The Coloring Book! Project to Support: Moustache of the Avatar Resources: Players Helping Players Echoes From the Caverns The post Echoes from the Caverns 11-16-2018 appeared first on Echoes from the Caverns. View the full article
  22. The R59 Stretch Goal awards ("R59 Postmortem Livestream Rewards") have been awarded to accounts. If you wish to review all of your account rewards outside of the game, you can do so by going to the Account menu on the main website and then selecting the 'Special Rewards' tab in the page menu. If you feel your account is missing any Stretch Goal / Postmortem Livestream rewards, please write to us at... Release 59 Stretch Goals have been awarded 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 60 Now! Beach Party & Fishing Contest Livestream Today! Release 60 Livestream Nov 30 (Cornucopia) Winter 2018 Items Appear Winter Recurring Items Return! Automatic Redemption of Rewards Release 61 Upgrading Bundles with Crowns (ends 12/21) 50% Item Fridays & 20% Crown Weekends Holiday Sales Elven, Obsidian, & Shogun Expirations Viking & Kobold Expirations Shroud of the Avatar Boxed Editions $40 off Holiday Sale! Sandbox Roleplay Livestream (YouTube) Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program Weekend Flash Sale: Harvest Upcoming Events Calendar Community Updates Community Event: Release 60 Dance Party Community Event: Welcome Quest Release 60 Community Event: The Stone Dragon Player Quest Meretz: Win a Circle of Stones Rift Dungeon Entrance Project to Support: Underworld Ascendant Project to Support: Dragons & Dragonkin – The Coloring Book! Project to Support: Moustache of the Avatar Resources: Players Helping Players Play Release 60 Now! Release 60 successfully launched yesterday, November , with thousands of backers downloading, patching, and logging in to check out the changes! There’s lots of new content to explore, including: Fishing Phase 2: New Fishing Expedition Scene Fishing Holes in Alpine POT Templates Rotating POT Fishing Bonus Fishing while Sitting More Fish Recipes Increased Salvage Rates for Grandmasters Bludgeon Balance More Player Made Items in Loot Ornate Viking Longbow Select Crown Items Anywhere More Player Dungeon Rooms 2018 Winter Holiday Items (rares) More Bug Fixes R57 Livestream Items: Dungeon Theme R58 Livestream Items: Dragon Theme R60 QA Testing Incentive Winners …and much more! Check out the Release 60 Instructions update for detailed information about all the new content. We need all your help with testing the new patches, putting more stress on our multiplayer servers, and testing the new game content, so please join us in playing this Release! 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 60 Player Instructions Release 60 Known Issues Here are what some players are saying about the release so far: Sean Silverfoot: Awesome work for such a short release period good job folks! Love the continued Fishing Phase 2 stuff. cravenx: What a great job ! Very exited about the bludgeon balance. Thanks! yinki2: lots of contents for such a short time, thanks Kara Brae: I am really impressed at how a lot of user suggestions have been made real in R60. Just a few days ago we had a request in the forum about a “Disable Item Comparison Option” and wham! here it is! Black Tortoise: Thanks so much for this release. I’m really excited to check it out this weekend! Beach Party & Fishing Contest Livestream Today! Another content packed weekly Community Livestream is this Friday November 16 at 4 PM CDT on Twitch! This week we are going to have a beach party and fishing contest in the new Fishing Expedition scene! To participate in the contest start fishing at 4 PM and the best trophy fish caught by 4:45 PM will win a prize! While the fishing contestants vie against each other, a party will be happening on the beach. So don your best beach wear and lounge on the sand, or shimmy to the tunes on Avatars Radio! Fishing Contest Prizes: Runners Up (2): Fishing Sign 3rd Prize: Ornate Water Platform 2nd Prize: Watermill Village House (digital) 1st Prize: Player Owned Town Village Water Lot Property Deed (digital) This is the first Friday to earn the Release 60 Cornucopia stretch goals by making a purchase or by participating in the Rewards program! By popular demand we have resurrected a set of stretch goals we missed from previous releases (and added a few new roleplay ones) to make a Cornucopia of Dragons, Dungeons and Roleplay in honor of the harvest season! As a reminder we will be having massive sales (up to 50% off!) from noon to midnight on Friday to help us hit those stretch goals. $10K: Dragon Mask Set (multiple color variants) with smoke VFX $25K: Aether Axe, Aether 1H Spear, Aether 2H Bludgeon $35K: Construction Decorations (Crane, Pulley, etc) $50K: Torture Set: Torture Chair, Torture Table, Rack $65K: Traveller Wagon $75K: Dragon Sword & Dragon Polearm $85K: Unique Dungeon Encounter Room with Fishing Spot $95K: Celestial Themed Wizard Robes 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 “Horn of Plenty” in the chat window (no purchase necessary). Watch on Twitch this Friday at 4 PM CDT! Release 60 Livestream Nov 30 (Cornucopia) The Release 60 Livestream is set for Friday November 30! All Avatars from around the world are welcome to join us in the livestream activities. We will be doing deep dives, answering questions, having sales, handing out prizes, and tracking towards stretch goals. By popular demand we have resurrected a set of stretch goals we missed from previous releases (and added a few new roleplay ones) to make a Cornucopia of Dragons, Dungeons and Roleplay in honor of the harvest season! LIVESTREAM SCHEDULE (Central Time Zone) Monthly livestreams are on Twitch and include answers to your gameplay questions, world building tours, prize giveaways, sales on items, and more! Here is the schedule: 3PM: Introductions 3:30PM: Deep Dive 1: Story 4:00PM: Deep Dive 2: Combat 4:30PM: Deep Dive 3: Player Made Dungeons 5PM: Ending Announcements STRETCH GOALS (Cornucopia of Dragons, Dungeons, and Roleplay!) As a special bonus, we are offering funding rewards to any player that makes a minimum purchase of $5 during a twelve hour window during the day of the livestream, on November 2 from 12:00 PM to 11:59 PM CDT (Nov 2 17:00 to Nov 3 5 05:00 UTC). By popular demand we have resurrected a set of stretch goals we missed from previous releases (and added a few new roleplay ones) to make a Cornucopia of Dragons, Dungeons and Roleplay in honor of the harvest season! All purchases during the twelve hour window will count towards the stretch goals, not just the four hours of the livestream! Also participation in the Rewards Program counts towards our stretch goal totals! Please note that we have extended availability of the stretch goals to every Friday of the release for 12 hours per the new Stretch Goal Tracking Changes. $10K: Dragon Mask Set (multiple color variants) with smoke VFX $25K: Aether Axe, Aether 1H Spear, Aether 2H Bludgeon $35K: Construction Decorations (Crane, Pulley, etc) $50K: Torture Set: Torture Chair, Torture Table, Rack $65K: Traveller Wagon $75K: Dragon Sword & Dragon Polearm $85K: Unique Dungeon Encounter Room with Fishing Spot $95K: Celestial Themed Wizard Robes *Please keep in mind that stretch goal rewards take time to develop and will most likely not be available until Release 61 at the earliest. We will keep you updated! 12 HOURS OF SALES: We will be having twelve hours of sales around the livestream from 12:00 PM to 11:59 PM CDT (Oct 4 17:00 to Oct 5 05:00 UTC)! Items in the following categories will be on sale at approx. 50% off. As noted above, all purchases during this time will count towards the stretch goals! Make a Difference Home Decorations Outdoor Decorations Lot Deeds POT Upgrades Homes Basements Pets Music Emotes and Fireworks Dyes Patterns 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 “Horn of Plenty” into chat OR by purchasing any item from our store during the livestream! Dragon Mask (digital) Giant Grim Reaper Statue with Magic Portal Dungeon Entrance 2018 Jack O’ Lantern Set 2018 Jack O’ Lantern Glowing Mask Ornate Scythe Ornate Greenhouse 4-Story Row House (digital) Barn Two-Story Village Home Row Lot Property Deed (digital) SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS We will be answering questions throughout the livestream, so submit them in the comments section of the original post or on Discord chat during the event. Please do NOT post questions containing: More than 3 questions in total (post all three in a single reply) Bugs or other problems best posted in the bug forums “When is this coming” or anything related to schedule (for those answers please refer to our quarterly updates or our post release plans) Questions with more than a couple of sentences. Please keep them brief! We will likely understand the context of your interest, so just ask the question and we’ll be able to respond. For bug reports and extra idea suggestions, please use the forums for this purpose. A Final Thought: We see a LOT of repeat questions. Please consider reviewing one of the other missed question posts, previous monthly livestreams, livestream transcripts, and/or reading our Post Episode 1 plan post before posting a question. Your question might have already been answered. Watch @ShroudofAvatar updates throughout the day of the livestream. See you on Twitch! Winter 2018 Items Appear With winter almost upon us the Winter 2018 items have appeared! These winter holiday items are only available until February 1, 2019 and then they are gone forever so get them while they are ice cold! This year we added functionality to the Menorahs where they now light the correct number of candles per day during Hanukkah (note this is retroactive for all Menorahs). 2018 Menorah 2018 Snowman Mask with Moustache 2018 Snow Family 2018 Small Ornate Wall Garlands 12-Pack 2018 Ornate Wall Garlands 12-Pack 2018 Ornate Mantle Garlands 12-Pack 2018 Ornate Garlands Mega Pack 2018 Yule Gift Box Set 2018 Yule Stocking Set 2018 Ornate Yule Wreath Set 2018 4-Story Yule Tree 2018 Large Yule Tree 2018 Yule Tree 2018 Tabletop Yule Tree 2018 Yule Card 5-Pack 2018 Yule Gift Set 2018 Winter Rares Mega Set 2018 Winter Ultra Set Winter Recurring Items Return! Winter is coming and with it winter recurring items have returned for a limited time, including the Ice Nightmare mask and Ornate Sleigh! Get these rare items while they are cold because they will go away again until next winter on February 1, 2019. Ice Nightmare Mask (digital) Ice Building Blocks 110-Pack (digital) Ornate Sled (digital) Ornate Sleigh (digital) Winter Pattern Glass Floor Lamp 3-Pack (digital) Winter Pattern Glass Chandelier 3-Pack (digital) White Raven (digital) White Squirrel (digital) Breathe Snow Emote (digital) Breathe Blue Fire Emote (digital) Breathe Emote 6-Pack (digital) Replenishing Fountain Fireworks Box Pack Replenishing Pinwheel Fireworks Box Pack Replenishing Aerial Fireworks Box Pack Replenishing Elysium Candle Fireworks Box Pack Replenishing White Fountain Fireworks Box Replenishing White Pinwheel Fireworks Box Replenishing Aerial White Chrysanthemum Combo Fireworks Box Replenishing White Elysium Candle Fireworks Box Replenishing Red Fountain Fireworks Box Replenishing Blue Fountain Fireworks Box Replenishing Red Pinwheel Fireworks Box Replenishing Blue Pinwheel Fireworks Box Replenishing Aerial Palm Blue Fish Combo Fireworks Box Replenishing Red Elysium Candle Fireworks Box Replenishing Blue Elysium Candle Fireworks Box Replenishing Fireworks Mega Set Winter Recurring Mega Set Automatic Redemption of Rewards Release 61 As part of our continuing improvements to Quality of Life in Shroud of the Avatar we are going to remove the extra step required when receiving purchased items inside the game. You will no longer have to click on a “Redeem Rewards” button. Instead we will automatically send the items to your rewards interface when you next login to the game. If you are currently logged in then they will appear as soon as the purchase transaction completes. We are also going to provide an onscreen notice for when rewards are delivered to your Rewards Interface. This improvement will go live with Release 61 on December 13, 2018. Upgrading Bundles with Crowns (ends 12/21) As many of you know we are expiring all of our bundles before the end of the year. Viking and Kobold bundles expire on November 30. Elven, Obsidian, and Shogun bundles expire on December 21. In Release 59 we will be adding the contents of the bundles to crown vendors as single purchases, however they will not have any upgrade functionality. Based on numerous requests from those of you who have been saving up your crowns we are going to offer an alternative path for upgrading bundles using crowns. For a limited time (offer ends December 21, 2018) you can purchase a service voucher to use crowns to upgrade your bundle! If you wish to upgrade your bundle with crowns please email us at support@portalarium.com BEFORE purchasing the voucher. In the request please list the name of the bundle you wish to upgrade, and the bundle you wish to upgrade it to (e.g., Elven 2-Story Row Tax Free Bundle to Elven Village Tax Free Bundle). We will then determine how many crowns you need for the upgrade and notify you of that amount so you can decide before proceeding. Only then will you purchase the voucher and we will then remove the crowns from your inventory. Please note that we will be using the non-sale exchange rates that are currently on the store for this transaction. 50% Item Fridays & 20% Crown Weekends Holiday Sales To celebrate our first holiday season since launching we are putting most items* in the store on sale for 50% off, our deepest discounts ever, every Friday noon to midnight, until December 21, 2018! Additionally we are having our first sale on Gold Crowns of the Obsidians ever! Some packages are discounted as much as 20% every weekend through December 21, 2018! *Note that this sale does not include the already discounted and expiring Bundles and associated items. Elven, Obsidian, & Shogun Expirations To celebrate our first holiday season since launching the Elven, Obsidian and Shogun Bundles are expiring at 11:59 PM CT on December 21, 2018! As a limited time bonus we have added Episode 2 access to these bundles! We will also be expiring several of the items that are included in those bundles including pets, weapons, decorations and homes. We are also discounting these items, some as much as 30%! For City level bundles this means a $1000 discount! NOTE: This is a final expiration. Upgrades will not be allowed after these bundles expire. Elven Bundles Ornate Elven Longsword Ornate Elven Longbow Dark Elven Kinsman Buckler (digital) Jabbering Bertha (digital) Dark Elven Kinsman Buckler Pattern Pack Ornate Elven Longsword Pattern Pack Ornate Elven Longbow Pattern Pack Large Elven Tent Elven Wardrobe Ornate Elven Wardrobe Black Stag Golden Dragonfly Pet Monarch Butterfly Pet Elven Four-Story Row Home Elven Keep Village Home Elven Peaked-Roof Village Home (digital) Elven Tree Town Home Elven Four-Story City Home Obsidian Bundles Ornate Vile Mace Ornate Vile Mace Pattern Pack Ornate Obsidian Sarcophagus Obsidian Sarcophagus Obsidian Four-Story Row Home Obsidian Village Home Obsidian Tower Village Home (digital) Obsidian Tower Town Home (digital) Obsidian Keep City Home Shogun Bundles Shogun Four-Story Row Home Shogun 1-Story Village Home (digital) Shogun 3-Story Keep Village Home (digital) Shogun Four-Story Town Home Shogun Five-Story City Home Ornate Katana Ornate Katana Pattern Pack Ornate Tansu Chest Tansu Chest Pallas’s Cat Shiba Inu Dog Mandarin Duck Viking & Kobold Expirations To celebrate our first holiday season since launching the Viking and Kobold Bundles are expiring at 11:59 PM CT on November 30! As a limited time bonus we have added Episode 2 access to these bundles! We will also be expiring several of the items that are included in those bundles including pets, weapons, decorations and homes. We are also discounting these items, some as much as 30% For City level bundles this means a $1000 discount! NOTE: This is a final expiration. Upgrades will not be allowed after these bundles expire. Viking Bundles Ornate Viking Short Sword (digital) Ornate Viking Short Sword Pattern Pack (digital) Viking Brynhildr Shield Viking Tyr Shield Viking Guor Shield Ornate Norgard Axe Viking Brynhildr Shield Pattern Pack Viking Tyr Shield Pattern Pack Viking Guor Shield Pattern Pack Ornate Norgard Axe Pattern Pack Viking Chest Ornate Viking Chest Winter Rottweiler Pet Winter Lynx Pet Bloodraven Pet Viking 4-Story Row House (digital) Viking Wearable Bundle (digital) Viking 1-Story Village Home (digital) Viking 2-Story Stronghold Village Home (digital) Viking 3-Story Stronghold Town Home (digital) Viking Great Hall City Home (digital) Viking Helm Pattern Pack (digital) Kobold Bundles Ornate Kobold Metal Storage Chest Kobold Metal Storage Chest Kobold Four-Story Row Home Kobold Dwelling Village Home (digital) Kobold 3-Story with Right Alcove Row House (digital) Kobold 3-Story with Left Alcove Row House (digital) Kobold 2-Story with Rooftop Deck Village Home (digital) Kobold 4-Story Great Hall City Home (digital) Shroud of the Avatar Boxed Editions $40 off Holiday Sale! For those of you who missed the opportunity to purchase the Collector’s Boxed Edition of Shroud of the Avatar during the Kickstarter (expired on January 4, 2016) can now purchase the retail Boxed Edition from Amazon. Additionally for a limited time we are also offering a signed version of the retail Boxed Edition (see above) for purchase directly from our website! To celebrate the holidays these two versions are on sale for $40 off their regular price until December 21, 2018 ($49 on Amazon, $99 for signed)! These editions include: Physical Goods: Game Box signed by Lord British* (signed edition only) Game Manual DVD in case Runic Translation Card Ankh Trinket Cloth Map Our Epic Origins Digital Items: Digital Download of Shroud of the Avatar, Episode 1 (Full Game Access) 30 Bank Slots to store your gear 1 Gold Crown Pick 1 Obsidian Potion Digital Download of Shroud of the Avatar, Episode 2 (Full Game Access when released) Exclusive Title: Visionary Exclusive Emote (exact emote to be created at a future date) NEW: Unique Item (to be created at a a future date) Sandbox Roleplay Livestream (YouTube) Last week’s Sandbox Roleplay livestream was hilarious! The opening of Travis “Vas Corp Por” Koleski’s Mexican restaurant, “Dos Gardenias” was attended by many players, including Lord British himself. Things did not go smoothly however and there were kitchen fires, food poisoning, accusations of child labor abuses, and more! All of it showing the power of the roleplaying tools in Shroud of the Avatar. In case you missed it you can now view it on YouTube: Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program The Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program lets you earn the best rate on purchasing Gold Crowns, AND receive rare stretch-goal items from our monthly livestreams! This program automatically enrolls you in the monthly livestreams (counts as the $5 minimum purchase) along with other perks. For the low price of $9 USD per month you will receive the following: 9 Gold Crowns of the Obsidians every month Automatic Participation in the Monthly Livestream Stretchgoals (counts as the $5 minimum purchase) 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 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 Weekend Flash Sale: Harvest This is the time of year when the crops are harvested from the fields. In the United States we celebrate this time with a holiday called Thanksgiving. To celebrate the harvest time all agriculture, crafting, and related items are on sale this weekend including anything with a scythe! 2018 Jack O’ Lantern Set 2018 Jack O’ Lantern Glowing Mask 2018 Jack O’ Lantern Mask Giant Grim Reaper Statue with Magic Portal Dungeon Entrance Ornate Giant Grim Reaper Statue with Magic Portal Dungeon Entrance Ornate Scythe Ornate Scythe Pattern Pack Mandarin Duck Wood Duck (digital) Crafting Sigil Fur Collared Cloak (digital) Heraldry Beer Cask Eternal Pattern Heraldry Wine Cask Eternal Pattern Heraldry Spirits Cask Eternal Pattern Crafting Sigil Set (digital) Ornate Watering Can (digital) Expert Crafting Stations (Pick 1) Expert Crafting Stations (Pick 5) Expert Crafting Stations (Pick 10) Round Elven Greenhouse (digital) Rusted Iron Small Greenhouse (digital) Ornate Viking Planting Beds Set (digital) Ornate Viking Planting Pots Set (digital) Ornate Elven Planting Beds Set (digital) Ornate Elven Planting Pots Set (digital) Giant Grim Reaper Statue (digital) Ornate Giant Grim Reaper Statue (digital) Agriculture Sign 9-Pack (digital) Butcher Sign 9-Pack (digital) Field Dressing Sign 9-Pack (digital) Fishing Sign 9-Pack (digital) Forestry Sign 9-Pack (digital) Gathering Sign 9-Pack (digital) Ornate Three-Story Viking Crafting Pavilion (digital) Ornate Three-Story Shogun Crafting Pavilion (digital) Storefront Greenhouse Four-Story Row Home Ornate Greenhouse 4-Story Row House (digital) Barn Two-Story Village Home Upcoming Events Calendar Nov 16, 2018 – Beach Party & Fishing Contest Livestream Nov 19, 2018 – Release 60 Dance Party Nov 30, 2018 – Release 60 Livestream Dec 13, 2018 – Release 61 Dec 17, 2018 – Release 61 Dance Party Dec 21, 2018 – Release 61 Livestream Jan 31, 2019 – Release 62 Feb 1, 2019 – Release 62 Livestream Feb 28, 2019 – Release 63 Mar 8 – 17, 2019 – SXSW Mar 18 – 22, 2019 – GDC Mar 28, 2019 – Release 64 Apr 25, 2019 – Release 65 May 30, 2019 – Release 66 June 27, 2019 – Release 67 July 25, 2019 – Release 68 Aug 29, 2019 – Release 69 Visit the official Community Calendar to see the great lineup of activities our amazing community has planned for this weekend! And be sure to check out this month’s Release Events thread in the SotA forums for additional events. Community Event: Release 60 Dance Party [Forum post by Alleine Dragonfyre] *Royal Warrant* Release 60 Dance party with DJ @DarkStarr on Avatars Radio We are in White Hart on Abundis this coming Monday, November 19th 3:00-6:00 p.m. Community Event: Welcome Quest Release 60 [Forum post by Duke Gréagóir] By Appointment to His Majesty Lord British Welcome Quest Makers​ You are invited to join the Welcome Quest in Release 60. It will be held on Sunday, December 9, 2018 starting at 12pm (noon) central time/New Britannian time and lasting an hour. It is in your in-game Events book. Greagoir Pendragon will be active 30 minutes before the event and during the event. So you can teleport to Greagoir Pendragon if you wish. We are traveling to the town of Ordinis Mortis , south east along the river from Central Brittany. Are you with us? Purpose: The Welcome Quest is a quest for all people to see many towns and establishments. It is created as a way for people to visit many player-ran locations. It involves each town and establishment to give the quest person some information and then instructions to go to the next location (a town or establishment) to do something. The path may be sequential from place to place or in parallel to multiple places at the same time. The goal is for towns and establishments to showcase their places, educate the people, and work with other player-ran towns/establishments. We are proud to be the first player-ran quest in SotA! We do it for all of you. More information is located at http://sotawiki.net/sota/Community:Quests/Welcome_Quest#Welcome_Quests_in_Releases Welcome Torch changes – testing and answers due to burnout With Release 38, all torches changed physically. The durability started to decrease when the torch is held onto. This change also affected the Welcome Torch you receive from the Welcome Quest. With Release 41 you now can repair your own Welcome Torches with a carpentry repair kit and a carpentry table. Community Event: The Stone Dragon Player Quest [Forum post by Lily Byrd] Come to Jade Valley near the Elysium Mines. It’s a Player owned town. When you land on the bridge check your map, find the Jade Valley Graveyard marked, and go there. The quest is in the graveyard. You will find the first 2 books on a pedestal at the entrances. There is a prize for finishing: It is a copy of the story, a candle, a chair, a rug, and a bowl of dragon stew. Brought to you by the Jade Valley community; May your ancestor’s wisdom not be forgot. Chapter one of the Stone Dragons Part one of two. Zyrina and Phlebus turned back to stare at their two trailing companions as they finally meandered out the near side of the old wooden covered bridge and Zyrina called out, “Meet us at the old graveyard in the Jade Dragons tool shed and workshop on the top floor, Laggards!! We will have drinks waiting.” She then turned back and sprinted to catch up with Phlebus. His quick stride, still as familiar as his lanky frame, was faster than she normally travelled, and it was easy to fall behind in this peaceful valley. The desire to slow down, breathe deeply, and just be in the woods was strong. Not strong enough to slow the pace of a focused and determined Phlebus though. He was single minded about this rumor they had heard and was determined to talk with the graveyard caretaker before dark and be at the River Runner Inn beside the river in Jade Valley tucked into his bed with a lovely hot rum toddy to comfort him before the chill of the night was upon the land. The rumor was disturbing to say the least. More and more fetid carcasses of various sized animals were said to be found in the valley all of them bearing the scarring and the afterglow of dark magic. Zyrina had been teasing him that he was full of “book learnin’ but not real learnin’”. It annoyed him that she might be right, but he wasn’t going to show any soft bits to his oldest friend. He knew she would not stop till he proved to her that he had indeed been studying with mages at the castle libraries, that it was useful knowledge, and he hadn’t spent the entire 7 years drinking with his friends in Central Britanny. Though she had taken to the twins right away, and conversation flowed as if they’d been speaking for years, she was still wary of the friends Phlebus had arrived with from the big city. The two oldest friends had been in contact by mail but had not been in each other’s company for the entire seven years that Phlebus had been studying with the old mages. There were some awkward silences as they got familiar with each other’s routines and movements while exploring Jade Valley, but their old familiarity was finding its well-worn path and they were more and more comfortable as the afternoon wore on. Zyrina had taken the last 7 years to travel around the entirety of New Britannia learning how to survive on her own and how to protect those she cared about. That concise energetic woman full of grand ideas possessed an eagle eye. Her aim with her bow was not to be discounted and Phlebus always felt a little safer when she walked with him through the woods. Like tonight, the woods seemed peaceful, the river flowed lazily around the bend and the air was sweet here, with a hint of chill, but there were lurkings that Phlebus could sense under the veneer of safety. Something moist and dark was hidden here in this valley and it was harming animals and birds of all sizes. His arm hair stood fully at attention. Phlebus shook his head to clear his mind. His training had taught him to respect the knowledge of his body. His body could sense something his mind couldn’t. First, they would talk with the caretaker at the Jade Dragons Tool Shed and Workshop property and see what knowledge Ivan could add to what Phlebus suspected was happening to disturb the valley. The companions had passed wagons with body parts and some with whole animals who were on their way to the village’s burn pile with the remains and they spied other people working on clearing up the various bodies to get ready for the wagons. It was obvious why Jade Valley wanted this mystery solved. And obvious why they thought it was something more than normal pranks that never ever include death or decay. Earlier at the Hall of Inquiry and Learning near the stone bridge the librarian had taught them to use the local map for this valley (Mal Hari has done a bang-up job of keeping the map up to date and most public locations are marked (press M on keyboard)). Just when the group was getting directions to the Jade Dragons guild hall which faces the large stone dragon in the local market square, Rinaldi sauntered into the building and overheard their conversation. He introduced himself as one of the officers of the guild attending the meeting and he willingly guided the four to the company of Mal Hari and other officers of the Jade Empire Calan Caitin, Elnoth, Froji, Joe, Maganda Hari, Merrik Dragon, One Zero, and Paston Bane, up on the top floor of the guild hall. Each gave what knowledge they had acquired to the companions. Phlebus had been corresponding with the local Governor, Mal Hari, by mail. He had been concerned about this new twist in his otherwise peaceful valley home. Mal was certain that there was more to it than the local youth out playing pranks on the farmers in the valley. He wanted answers. Each little bit Phlebus learned added to his theory that this indeed was not the pranks of children. The putrid odor of decaying, mutilated carcass was not something Phlebus wanted to breathe. Ever again. His libraries had not prepared him for the olfactory feast of the countryside let alone the brutality of burned decayed flesh rotting in spoiled fields. Mal originally asked Phlebus’s teacher for help and Trida had thrust Phlebus back into the world outside the city and away from his scrolls. He was ready, but he was made awkward by the suddenness of his reentry into the world outside the libraries and pubs he had become accustomed to frequenting. At least Trida had given Phlebus a pep talk before sending him into the world and then waved goodbye to him and because of those kindnesses and more, Phlebus wanted to solve this mystery for Mal Hari. He hurried his pace for the last bit toward the Stone Dragon Graveyard because he wanted to be done with this interview and back to his lodgings before the late night was upon them. Continued in Chapter One. Part Two. At the Graveyard in Jade Valley until 25 November 2018 Meretz: Win a Circle of Stones Rift Dungeon Entrance Win a Circle of Stones Rift Dungeon Entrance plus 125 Point Dungeon – AND earn free SotA in-game items daily! Whether you move a little or a lot, Meretz users rack up valuable Meretz Points (MPs). The more MPs you have, the more stuff you can buy! We’re talking potions, emotes, sweepstakes, giveaways, and tons more! With Meretz, we launch a new sweepstakes every month. This month, we’re giving away a Circle of Stones Rift Dungeon Entrance plus 125 Point Dungeon – valued at $100! You can also enter to win a Relics By Rild $50 Gift Card and other cool prizes. AND, use your MPs every day for in-game items like potions and emotes. Good luck! What are you waiting for? Download Meretz TODAY! Project to Support: Underworld Ascendant Looking for different dungeons to explore? Our friends at OtherSide Entertainment just launched Underworld Ascendant on Steam! The team includes people who created games like Thief, System Shock and the Underworld series. It’s a first-person dungeon Action-RPG where there’s no one right way to play. Mix and match a variety of different skills to sneak, fight or use magic to survive this large and highly-interactive dungeon full of traps, monsters and challenges. Play now to receive bonus items and a 15% discount: Purchase on Steam! And as a reminder our worlds are tied together with similar world origins and portals between! You can even purchase cross promotional items but you must be quick as they are expiring soon! Dark Elven Kinsman Buckler (digital) Jabbering Bertha (digital) Dark Elven Kinsman Buckler Pattern Pack Project to Support: Dragons & Dragonkin – The Coloring Book! “The artist’s second coloring book – this time celebrating all manner of Dragons & Dragonkin with all new original pieces!” Indi Martin of Tortoise & Hare Creations who illustrated our Shroud of the Avatar comic books and successfully created an awesome Adult Coloring Book is running her second Kickstarter right now! Welcome to Dragons & Dragonkin, the Kickstarter campaign for my second coloring book! In October 2016, I finally Kickstarted my first coloring book. I love doing lineart and inks, and had fielded several requests to pursue one, but I wanted to wait until I found a theme I could really sink my teeth into – I love themes! That theme was Dangerous Women, and 84 wonderful backers helped bring it to life. The original goal was a 24-illustration coloring book, but stretch goals helped bring it up to 40! Since its publishing, it’s become one of my best-sellers at conventions. I knew I wanted to tackle another coloring book, but again, I wanted to wait until I felt drawn to a theme that could sustain at least 40 pieces. As fantasy illustration has become a larger chunk of my work over the last few years, I knew it would be down that path – and once it hit me, it seemed so obvious. I always joke that none of my dragons look more than tangentially related – they’re my favorite creature on which to practice new shading techniques, new shapes, scales, feathers, anything really. For Inktober this year, I wanted to do some of that experimentation, but also drill down a bit and see if there was a recognizably-“Indi” dragon type in there somewhere too. It also struck me as the perfect theme for my next coloring book – Dragons & Dragonkin! Join the Kickstarter now! Project to Support: Moustache of the Avatar Every year we form a Movember team called Moustache of the Avatar to raise funds for Movember. To date we have raised over $3300 through fundraising for Movember. We have also created dedicated items for our Movember Make a Difference store including a Moustache Helm, Shield, and Cloak. Last year we even created Darkstarr and Lord British Follicular Reliquaries with Darkstarr and Lord British versions of the Movember items. Those items and other Movember tagged items have raised over $7,000 for Movember to date! With Release 60 we added the 2018 Snow Family and 2018 Snowman Mask which this year feature moustaches in honor of Movember! You can participate by contributing to our Moustache of the Avatar team, joining the team to help us raise funds, or by purchasing any of our Movember make a difference items: Titan of Courage Statue (digital) Titan of Truth Statue (digital) Tabletop Titan of Courage Statue (digital) Tabletop Titan of Truth Statue (digital) Ornate Meerschaum Titan of Courage Pipe (digital) Ornate Meerschaum Titan of Truth Pipe (digital) Moustache Cloak – Movember Charity (digital) Moustache Helm – Movember Charity (digital) Moustache Helm Pattern Pack – Movember Charity (digital) Moustache Shield – Movember Charity (digital) Moustache Shield Pattern Pack – Movember Charity (digital) 2018 Snowman Mask with Moustache 2018 Snow Family 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
  24. ​ Avatars, Please read this entire message, as well as the linked Player Guide and Known Issues. Release 60 of Shroud of the Avatar goes live this Thursday, Nov 15, at 10:30 AM US Central Time (15:30 UTC). “What?... Release 60 Instructions (UPDATED)View the full article
  25. The Release 60 Livestream is set for Friday November 30! All Avatars from around the world are welcome to join us in the livestream activities. We will be doing deep dives, answering questions, having sales, handing out prizes, and tracking towards stretch goals. By popular demand we have resurrected a set of stretch goals we missed from previous releases (and added a few new roleplay ones) to make a Cornucopia of Dragons, Dungeons and Roleplay in honor of the harvest season! LIVESTREAM SCHEDULE (Central Time Zone) Monthly livestreams are on Twitch and include answers to your gameplay questions, world building tours, prize giveaways, sales on items, and more! Here is the schedule: 3PM: Introductions 3:30PM: Deep Dive 1: Story 4:00PM: Deep Dive 2: Combat 4:30PM: Deep Dive 3: Player Made Dungeons 5PM: Ending Announcements STRETCH GOALS (Cornucopia of Dragons, Dungeons, and Roleplay!) As a special bonus, we are offering funding rewards to any player that makes a minimum purchase of $5 during a twelve hour window during the day of the livestream, on November 30 from 12:00 PM to 11:59 PM CDT (Nov 30 17:00 to Dec 1 05:00 UTC). By popular demand we have resurrected a set of stretch goals we missed from previous releases (and added a few new roleplay ones) to make a Cornucopia of Dragons, Dungeons and Roleplay in honor of the harvest season! All purchases during the twelve hour window will count towards the stretch goals, not just the four hours of the livestream! Also participation in the Rewards Program counts towards our stretch goal totals! Please note that we have extended availability of the stretch goals to every Friday of the release for 12 hours per the new Stretch Goal Tracking Changes. $10K: Dragon Mask Set (multiple color variants) with smoke VFX $25K: Aether Axe, Aether 1H Spear, Aether 2H Bludgeon $35K: Construction Decorations (Crane, Pulley, etc) $50K: Torture Set: Torture Chair, Torture Table, Rack $65K: Traveller Wagon $75K: Dragon Sword & Dragon Polearm $85K: Unique Dungeon Encounter Room with Fishing Spot $95K: Celestial Themed Wizard Robes *Please keep in mind that stretch goal rewards take time to develop and will most likely not be available until Release 62 at the earliest. We will keep you updated! 12 HOURS OF SALES: We will be having twelve hours of sales around the livestream from 12:00 PM to 11:59 PM CDT (Oct 4 17:00 to Oct 5 05:00 UTC)! Items in the following categories will be on sale at approx. 50% off. As noted above, all purchases during this time will count towards the stretch goals! Make a Difference Home Decorations Outdoor Decorations Lot Deeds POT Upgrades Homes Basements Pets Music Emotes and Fireworks Dyes Patterns 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 “Horn of Plenty” into chat OR by purchasing any item from our store during the livestream! Dragon Mask (digital) Giant Grim Reaper Statue with Magic Portal Dungeon Entrance 2018 Jack O’ Lantern Set 2018 Jack O’ Lantern Glowing Mask Ornate Scythe Ornate Greenhouse 4-Story Row House (digital) Barn Two-Story Village Home Row Lot Property Deed (digital) SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS We will be answering questions throughout the livestream, so submit them in the comments section below or on Discord chat during the event. Please do NOT post questions containing: More than 3 questions in total (post all three in a single reply) Bugs or other problems best posted in the bug forums “When is this coming” or anything related to schedule (for those answers please refer to our quarterly updates or our post release plans) Questions with more than a couple of sentences. Please keep them brief! We will likely understand the context of your interest, so just ask the question and we’ll be able to respond. For bug reports and extra idea suggestions, please use the forums for this purpose. A Final Thought: We see a LOT of repeat questions. Please consider reviewing one of the other missed question posts, previous monthly livestreams, livestream transcripts, and/or reading our Post Episode 1 plan post before posting a question. Your question might have already been answered. Watch @ShroudofAvatar updates throughout the day of the livestream. See you on Twitch! View the full article
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