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Greetings Fellow Avatars!

Release 101 goes live April 28th at 10:30 AM CDT.

Welcome! The Catnip Games development team marks this monthly release of Shroud of the Avatar with new content and improvements. For Release 101 (R101), our range of mounts has been extended to big cats!

For those wishing to participate in any community activities, upcoming one-time and recurring community events have been announced! Be sure to also review the Player Guide and Known Issues for additional information on recent changes and upcoming fixes.


News Announcements

Community Updates

 


New Big Cat Mounts!

Black Panthers, Jaguars, Lionesses, and Snow Leopards have been successfully trained to accept riders by the skilled and secretive New Britannian cat-trainers and are available for purchase in the Crown Store. They’re sure the other big cats will cooperate as soon as they identify the right kind of bribe treat…

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Sneak Preview: Grusk Factory

Grusk Factory is not open for tours this month, but we have a couple of preview images from Sannio. …It looks dark in there. Very efficient, kobolds.

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Release 101 Patch Notes

Below are a list of the updates that are live as of Release 101 (R101) in the game of Shroud of the Avatar! R101 is a content, improvements, and bug fixes month. Polish, additional improvements, and bug fixes are inbound for R102 next month. We hope you enjoy the changes that are live today as of Release 101!

Crafting, Decoration, & Inventory Item Changes:

  • Three new seating recipes can be found at deco merchant in the region of the Perennial Coast: Arched Wooden Armchair, Wood and Leather Chair, and Simple Small Wood Bench. SOTA-70426

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  • Fixed Acara helm and glove material colors
  • Updated Castle Teleporter to act as other POT Teleporters, allowing player to choose destination instead of being set to Castle Atos. SOTA-70351

Combat & Skill Changes:

  • Fixed big cat skills: Re-added the pounce skill with its correct animation and fixed range issues and hooked up roar animation for roar skills. SOTA-70345 and 70346
  • Fixed issue with legendary lion referencing wrong visual, causing it to disassociate from its nameplate. (Other legendary cats still pending.) SOTA-70053
  • Fixes for Acara armor attunement effect not applying properly and not applying the air damage. SOTA-70166

User Interface, Store Information, & Lua Changes:

  • Items can now be linked in chat. Right-click an item and click “Link to chat.” They cannot be linked in Universe; doing so will just result in the name of item being sent without the mouseover information. There is a character limit: the usual limit for player input is 384 and an internal limit to link items is now 2000 to allow multiple items to be linked at once.

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  • Added a /translate command to use in chat. This will translate the last line in the chat to the current language set in game options, or you can specify it when entering the command (e.g. “/translate en”). More information can be found in the player guide.
  • Players can now use /time to display their local (real life) date/time, server date/time, AND New Brittania date/time in the chat window. SOTA-70427
  • Added a Lua Add-On Manager which can be found in the Window Selection menu in game. More information is in the forums here.
  • Scripts using the new UI feature in Lua will have their window hidden between screenload and in game menu.
  • Added two new Lua functions. ShroudOnExperienceChanged returns the amount of experience added in pool and the type, adventurer or producer. ShroudOnDisableScript() is a convenient method for a Lua scripter to clean up their script when a player disables it in the manager. More information about this in the forum and in the Lua API document.
  • Made private party creation be on roll mode by default.
  • Added a scrollbar in the description part of the crown store window to prevent some cases of icons overlapping the text. Large amounts of text will be more visible now as it won’t shrink anymore.
  • Reduced the height of the teleport scroll UI a bit so it can fit on everyone’s screens.
  • The previous fix for heartbeat sounds when entering a scene removed the trigger for low health. Now everything should work as expected. SOTA-70422
  • When someone is set PvP or is in a PvP scene and goes AFK they will get disconnected after being AFK for 20 minutes (or 10 minutes after the flag is set). Increased AFK flag time by 5 minutes.
  • Names of PvP players will no longer be shown blue when typed in chat.
  • Updated Housing tax/eviction timer email text to advise that the house with deco will be placed in the Property Manager instead of sent to the bank. SOTA-70358

World and Quest Changes:

  • Fixed issue with young snow tigers spawning incorrectly. SOTA-70227
  • Players will now be able to see other players again on elevators/moving platforms. SOTA-69027
  • Avatars won’t appear crouched after getting off of elevators/moving platforms. SOTA-70341
  • Arabella: Added a “bonesteel” response that will remove an artifact from players who shouldn’t yet have it.
  • Devotional Caretakers: Updated the logic to archive the “Tell Kiln Caretaker About Indigno” and “Tell Eastmarch Caretaker About Fastus” tasks.
  • Path of Truth: Updated logic for “Travel to Blood River” and “Explore Artifice” to help them automatically archive when required. SOTA-70360
  • Aldwater: Fixed an issue where pavers were floating at the exit archways. SOTA-70386
  • Ardoris: Added extra logic to help clear Timothy the Enchanter’s “Find the Beast’s Lair” task, including saying by “hello” to him after completing the activity. SOTA-70382
  • Ardoris: Improved the logic which helps clear the “Mention Writ to Min” and “Ask Min Liang Tan about the Emperor’s Writ” tasks.
  • Ardoris: Stephanie Broadmeadow now highlights with blue sparkles and waves her hands in relation to her “5 paintings” quest. SOTA-70383
  • Blood Bay: Plugged a gap below some rocks near a shoreline where ocean water could be seen through the gap. SOTA-70387
  • Braemar: Moved a floating pillow to the top of a bed. SOTA-70388
  • Castle Atos: Fixed a pathfinding issue where NPCs would sometimes stumble on cracks between floor pieces. SOTA-70365
  • Dysborg Ruins: Moved a fishing hotspot to a spot where it can be accessed. SOTA-70364
  • Grusk: Fixed a ladder with a bad teleport target. Improved how avatars can get to the top of the mountain by the factory. Adjusted some rocks that players could see through. Moved some floating trees to ground level. SOTA-70367, 70359, 70366, 70368, and 70361
  • Grusk: Fixed several floating bushes. SOTA-70385
  • Grusk: Moved floating bushes to the ground. Blocked a gap underneath several factory walls. SOTA-70398
  • Grusk: The Storehouse Container shelter now has a unique set of turn-ins. The common items are Metal Scrap, Small Ball of Clay, Animal Hide, and Animal Bone. The uncommon item is Crocodile Head. SOTA-70206
  • Malice: Hid several purple trigger volumes that were visible to players. SOTA-70300
  • Outskirts: Crafting merchants in all three outskirts each now sell one type of board recipe. SOTA-70354
  • Owl’s Head: Fixed a typo in the chat message for the “Get Morton’s Ledger” task.
  • Owl’s Head: Improved the logic for how “Tell Morgan the Task is Complete” archives when talking to Morgan. Avatars who still have this task can try saying “the task is complete” to Morgan even if the quest has concluded. SOTA-70371
  • Sawtooth Thicket: Moved a floating axe to a nearby stump. SOTA-70362
  • Solace Bridge Outskirts: For quest reasons, players cannot skip the conversation with the alchemist. SOTA-69948
  • Solace Bridge Outskirts: Improved the logic which clears Filmore’s “Kill Wolf, Retrieve Collar” task. Avatars who have this lingering task should say “Betty” to Filmore to clear it.
  • South Boundless Forest: Increased player count to 32 from 16.
  • Spectral Mines: Added extra logic to help clear Timothy the Enchanter’s “Find the Beast’s Lair” task after defeating the archlapin. SOTA-70382
  • The Fall: Updated the tiger spawners to ensure all spawners worked and with a better chance to spawn high-tier enemies. SOTA-70363
  • Vertas: Moved several floating posts into the ground. SOTA-70399
  • Wynton’s Folly: Moved a piece of floating garlic to the ground. SOTA-70389

Player-Owned Town Changes:

  • Argent Aspis: Upgraded to Hamlet.
  • Avallon: Upgraded to Crossroads Village. Consolidated dev-placed teleporter boats.
  • Chaos ar’ mori’elen ten’oio: Added new holdfast to Mistrendur, on the southern shoreline of the central island.
  • Lamplight: Added new Holdfast to Novia next to the Elysium Mines.
  • Meadow’s Edge: Upgraded to Metropolis.
  • M’hul Island: Upgraded to Crossroads Village.
  • Mith Trysull: Added new town to Novia southwest of Vauban Pass.
  • Regnum: Added new Holdfast north of Ardoris.
  • Shearwater Island: Added new island village along the shore west of Ardoris.
  • Silk Road: Upgraded to Town.
  • TheBonusRole Undercity: Added new Village in Novia near the Whiteguard Foothills.
  • Twin Traders: Upgraded to Village.

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Player Dungeon Changes:

  • Fixed some dungeon rooms and navmeshes: Hilt Rotunda, Hilt Spider Room, the Rise Dog Run, and the Rise Library.

 


Latest News and Q&A Friday Livestream

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The weekly Community Livestream is Friday, April 29th at 4PM CT on Twitch! Join Chris “Atos” Spears and other members of the development team for a 1-hour community livestream!

To enter the prize drawings, type “I speak for the trees” into any in-game chat channel OR make a purchase on the website Add-On Store.

Please submit questions using in-game universal chat by typing “askadev” before your question. We’ll do our best to answer these questions live on the stream, and we’ll even be periodically posting answers to some unanswered questions in the forums each month. Watch on Twitch, Friday at 4PM CT!

Atos and other members of the Shroud of the Avatar development team go live frequently on twitch.tv/shroudoftheavatar — be sure to get the channel on follow for notifications so you can join us right as we go live! Also, if you’ve missed our latest streams, check out our archive of content at our YouTube Channel. Like! Follow! Subscribe! Prizes!!!


Don’t forget to also join the Shroud of the Avatar team and community over at all our social media venues:

 


Release 101 Subscriber Login Rewards

Seat your May Queen (or yourself) in style! The Rewards Program login items for Release 101 are regal and comfortable. This month’s collection includes a set of three new thrones: an Ornate Wooden Chest Throne (with container), an Ornate Wooden Throne with Gold Inlay, and an Ornate Wooden Throne with Velvet Panels (dyeable!)

 

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Subscribers to the Reward Program must log in during Release 101 to receive these special login items.

rewardsprog2.jpgThe Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program lets you earn the best rate on purchasing Crowns, AND receive monthly reward items! For the low price of $9 USD per month you will receive the following:

 

  • port_Gold_CotO_pile-200-150x150.png900 Crowns of the Obsidians every month
  • Monthly Login Reward Items (about 3 per month)
  • Exclusive Title every 3 months
    • 3 Months: Keeper of the Faith
    • 6 Months: Keeper of the Word
    • 9 Months: Keeper of the Vow
    • 12 Months: Keeper of the Flame
    • 15 Months: Keeper of the Oath
    • 18 Months: Keeper of the Pledge
    • 21 Months: Keeper of the Bond
    • 24 Months: Keeper of the Promise
    • 27 Months: Keeper of the Covenant
  • Pick any Dye 12-Pack every 6 months
  • Pick any three of these 7 Obsidian Potions every month:
    • 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
    • Potion of Stamina: Decreases focus use from sprinting
  • While subscribed to the rewards program, players also receive these special bonuses:
    • Obsidian Potions are significantly more powerful!
    • 24 Additional Deck Slots!


May Login Reward

Log in during the month of May and you’ll receive a Gothic Dining Chair with which to feather your nest.

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Crown Store Updates

New in the crown store for Release 101:

  • Black Panther Mount
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  • Jaguar Mount
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  • Lioness Mount
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  • Snow Leopard Mount
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  • Cantabrigian Cat Decoration Pet
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  • Gothic Curule Armchair 2 Pack
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  • Gothic Heavy Armchair with Arches 2 Pack
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  • Gothic Dining Chair 6 Pack
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Arriving May 4th:

  • Ornate Wooden Chest Throne
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  • Ornate Wooden Throne with Gold Inlay
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  • Ornate Wooden Throne with Velvet Panels
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The Spring Seasonal store items are still available! These rare Spring items will remain on the store until May 3rd:

  • Bunny Ears & Slippers Set
  • Decorative Dyeable Egg Pack
  • Flower Crown
  • Lepus Mask 2017
  • Lepus Mask 2018
  • Silver & Gold Lepus Mask
  • White Lepus Mask
  • Rabbit Tailed Bodice Ensemble
  • Replenishing Confetti Eggs Basket 2016
  • Replenishing Confetti Eggs Basket 2017
  • Replenishing Confetti Eggs Basket 2018
  • Replenishing Confetti Eggs Basket 2019
  • Spring Fountain w/ Floating Candles

The Darkstarr store items are still available! These birthday items will remain on the store until May 28th:

  • Darkstarr Basement Entrance Eternal Pattern
  • Darkstarr Chaos Throne
  • Darkstarr Chaos Throne (Reverse Colors)
  • Darkstarr Clock Tower
  • Darkstarr Clock Tower (Reverse Colors)
  • Darkstarr Fur Collared Cloak
  • Darkstarr Pavers
  • Darkstarr Shield
  • Darkstarr Shield Pattern Pack
  • Lord British vs Darkstarr Battle Banner
  • Mosh Emote


Bug Brigade & Testing Directives!

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The Bug Brigade was established to improve how the community and the development team work together to improve the game. Since the Brigade’s inception, the program has gone through a number of changes and was eventually placed on hold. The stability of the game is as important to the development team as it is to the players, therefore the program was revamped and was relaunched.

The Brigade has been up and running and the volunteers (Alley Oop, Echondas, and Justyn) are in a good rhythm for verifying and submitting bugs to the developers. If you have reported a bug that has not yet been addressed, please be patient while the backlog is being worked. The Brigade is working diligently to clean up the backlog of bug reports posted by players on the forums.

Every month, a considerable amount of development time will be spent working many of the verified bugs which have been submitted to the team by the Bug Brigade. This focused effort on bug fixes would not be possible without the recent efforts of the Bug Brigade. Please take the time to thank these bug hunting aficionados when you encounter them in your travels!

In turn, the development team would like to express a big thank you to the Bug Hunters! These community members are doing a fantastic job bringing so many bug reports to the team, and they’re doing it in a way which makes the process smooth and efficient. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Much improvement has been noticed by the development team and we’re so very excited to see the program’s continued success!

The development team would also like to thank all of those who take time to participate in QA Testing Directives. Thanks to your hard work and dedication, many issues and bugs can be identified and fixed prior to content going to the Live Server! Keep up the great work! For those that wish to participate in future bug hunting endeavors, please check the forums regularly for upcoming QA Testing Directives.

Don’t forget, the Bug Brigade is open to all players in good standing and bug rewards are SWEET! They will be awarded on a monthly progression basis with only minimal requirements to qualify. The available rewards to receive in progression via qualifying participation are as follows:

  • Antennae Head Gear and Forum Title 1: “Bug Hunter”
  • Single Ant Cloak
  • Lady Bug Backpack
  • Bug Painting A and In-Game Title 2: “Associate of Aphids”
  • Ant Farm
  • Insect Leg Table
  • Many Ants Cloak and In-Game Title 3: “Bachelor of Beetles”
  • Bug Painting B
  • Bug Sprayer and /bugspray Emote
  • Bug Painting C and In-Game Title 4: “Master of Moths”
  • Butterfly Chair
  • Corpion Chair (Pictured Below)
  • Yellow Fireflies VFX and In-Game Title 5: “Doctor of Dragonflies”
  • Hacked Oracle Flyer
  • Giant Blue Butterfly Pet
  • Butterfly Mask
  • Dragonfly pet
  • Fairy Wings
  • Monarch Butterfly Pet
  • Dragonfly Wings
  • Hacked Oracle Crawler
  • Blue Butterfly VFX
  • Orange Fireflies VFX
  • Orange Butterfly VFX

If you’ve come to think of Shroud of the Avatar as your home, sign up and help make New Britannia a better place to live! To learn more about joining the Bug Brigade, please read the announcement thread by Ravalox in the main Bug/Feedback forums.

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Streamer Program
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Streamers of Shroud of the Avatar can participate in a program to showcase the game and be rewarded for their efforts. Any Streamer who wishes to be included in the Streamer Program can contact Laney via in-game mail with their Character Name and Twitch Channel information. If you have already signed up for the program in the past, fear not: you’re on the list and you don’t need to reapply.

Streaming Rewards Program participants must adhere to our Terms of Service (TOS) and Community Rules while Streaming Shroud of the Avatar.

Streaming Rewards Program participants must stream at least 10 hours of Shroud of the Avatar ACTIVE game play to remain in the program with reward accrual.

Streamers will receive a one-time digital reward of in-game items after meeting the program’s requirements: Streamer’s Cloak, Streamer’s Camera, and the LIVESTREAMING title.

Rules:

  • To qualify for Streamer Rewards, each streamer must continue to meet the minimum requirements for 60 days after application.
  • To accrue additional rewards, Streamers must stream SotA a minimum of 10 hours per month, tallied on the 1st day of each month, to remain in the program.

Monthly Streamer Bundles:

On the 1st of each month, qualifying streamers will be eligible to receive 50 Streamer Bundles. Bundles will be sent out to Streamers via in-game mail.

A few things you need to know:

  • Streamer Bundles are intended to be given away to stream viewers, not consumed by the streamer.
  • Streamers are not allowed to put paywalls in place for the Streamer Bundles. (For example, giving away Streamer Bundles once the stream reaches a certain number of bits, subscriptions, or donations).

Other Items of Note:

  • Streamers in the program will be included in the SotAbot StreamPop function, appearing in the player-streaming channel in Discord.
  • An optional “Streamers Kit” is available to the participating streamers as well as all players of Shroud of the Avatar, which includes graphics, overlays and other material.
  • Streamers must be actively playing the game during their streams. Being away from the keyboard (AFK) for short periods is acceptable. If Twitch indicates the streamer is playing SotA but they are streaming other content or a timeout/login screen, they risk being removed from the program.

Upcoming Release Dates

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Be sure to check out the Upcoming Events page for spotlighted events plus links to various areas to post or find events on our forums. The upcoming 2022 Release Schedule is as follows:

  • This Release 101 – Apr 28 (Content)
  • Release 102 – May 26 (Polish)
  • Release 103 – June 30 (Content)
  • Release 104 – July 28 (Polish)
  • Release 105 – August 25 (Content)
  • Release 106 – September 29 (Polish)
  • Release 107 – October 27 (Content)
  • Release 108 – November 17 (Polish)
  • Release 109 – December 15 (Content)

Community Events & Resources

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Greetings event holders and event attendees! So many fun and exciting events are available in the upcoming weeks. Be sure to get out there and participate, make some new friends, perhaps make some great emote, recipe, or gear trades, or get some adventuring and role-playing into your mix! Here are spotlighted events or updated community resources that we’ve noticed popping up lately on the official forums.

Catnip Games Contests:

  • Catnip Games Monthly Fishing Tourney: Greetings Anglers! The monthly Catnip Games Fishing Tourney is live! Join in on the fun! The R101 Fishing Tournament runs from 29-Apr-2022 at 12:00 AM (00:00) CDT to 26-May-2022 11:59 PM (23:59) CDT. Note that the R100 Tournament is still running for a few more hours until midnight on Release 101 day; you can still compete for the longest fish in the R100 tournament! For R101, catch the longest fish in any of these 4 categories:
    • POTs (Saltwater fish only): Arlia, Avallon, Mystic Isle, Ordinis Mortis, Rampage Island, and Rock Ridge
    • NPC Scenes (Saltwater fish only): Aerie, Ardoris, and Xenos
    • PVP (Saltwater fish only): Verdantis Shardfall
    • Lava (lava only): Rajazel (POT), Sunless Barrens

    Prizes in each category include:

    • 1st Place: Player-Owned Town Village Lot Deed, Large Gold Fishing Trophy, Title
    • 2nd Place: Player-Owned Town Row Lot Deed, Large Silver Fishing Trophy, Title
    • 3rd Place: 50 Blood Leeches, Large Bronze Fishing Trophy, Title​

  • Catnip Games Monthly Treasure Hunting Contest: Want to go hunting for rare items? Want to see if you can beat other players in this quest for treasure? Well join in on the monthly treasure hunting contest, Avatars! The R101 Treasure Hunt runs from 29-Apr-2022 at 12:00 AM (00:00) CDT to 26-May-2022 11:59 PM (23:59) CDT. Note that the R100 Hunt is still running for a few more hours until midnight on Release 101 day; you can still compete in the R100 Hunt! For R101, loot the most of the specific items in 2 categories:

    PVP Scene: Rhun Ruins – Obsidian Chips, Corpse Wax, Chaos Plant Pollen, and various Ores

    • 1st Place: Player-Owned Town Village Lot Deed, Large PvP Shard Trophy, Title
    • 2nd Place: Player-Owned Row Lot Deed, Medium PvP Shard Trophy, Title
    • 3rd Place: Melted Candle Cluster A, Small PvP Shard Trophy, Title​

    PVE Scenes: Spectral Mines – Gems, Rocks, and Ore

    • 1st Place: Player-Owned Town Village Lot Deed, Large Sword in the Stone Trophy, Title
    • 2nd Place: Player-Owned Row Lot Deed, Medium Sword in the Stone Trophy, Title
    • 3rd Place: Melted Candle Cluster A, Small Sword in the Stone Trophy, Title​

Recurring Events:

  • Trash to Treasure Dropped Items Turn-In: Some unscrupulous fella has been flooding all of New Britannia with junk: Headdresses, Wings, Backpacks, assorted miscellany of every sort. It’s time to clean this trash up and so a bounty has been placed on all gear crafted by Coswald Dirthmire that is turned in each contest period!
  • Lightbringer Isle Fishing Contest: Why not earn some extra prizes each month and participate in Lightbringer Isle’s monthly fishing tourney? Lots of fantastic prizes — don’t miss out!
  • Combat & Crafting Sunday School: Head on over to Immortal City every Sunday from 7PM to 9PM CT to learn the tricks of the trade in combat and crafting!
  • 500 Crown Leisurely Fishing: Sonja Solar and friends are running a continuous fishing contest in Brittany Fort “Now and Forever for All Eternity” which has wonderful prizes and objectives. You can now win 500 Crowns for record fishies caught in Brittany Fort by anybody at any time in history for display in Sonja Solar’s fishy aquarium museum. Be sure to watch the video indicated in the “Brittany Fort” link provided in the first post to see the full explanation of the contest rules.
  • RHEC Traveling Pop-Up Fishing Contest: Keep an eye out in universe chat, trade chat, and the forums! Asmodi M’hul will routinely announces at least one pop-up fishing contest every week for those anglers out there anxious for extra prizes and fun!
  • Lightbringer Isle Auction: Ladies and gentlemen! The Citizens of Lightbringer Isle welcome you to the weekly auctions! The auctions are about bringing together people from all corners of the community, with the Lightbringer Isle’s market being the perfect place to do so! Join us every Sunday at 11AM CT!

Community Calendars:

  • Avatars-Virtue Radio Calendar: Just when are all those talented DJ’s and streamers broadcasting? Don’t just guess, check out there very helpful calendar! Never again will you wonder when’s the best time to tune in!
  • NBNN Calendar: This calendar provides a great schedule for NBNN and WRFB programing as well as many other community events. If you’re a fan of the Laz & Jack show or even if you’re hoping to catch them in action for the first time, this is the calendar for you!
  • SotA Event Calendar: Event participants, take heed! Thoryk Omara has done a wondrous job creating a community event calendar which is available to all players of Shroud of the Avatar. Please make an effort to support this new calendar. The more resources players have at their disposable for event notifications, the better!

Community Event Resources: Here are some fantastic resources for tracking down community events or posting your own events. Become involved! Create! Explore! Make friends! But most of all, have fun!

  • One-Time Community Events Forum: Sometimes events happen only a single time, so you’ll not want to miss out on these events as they occur. Check out the forums routinely to spot these!
  • Recurring Community Events Forum: Some events occur on weekly or monthly schedules which are a great way to routinely meet up with friends and to make new ones. Be sure to check this forum frequently for new events or time changes to existing ones.
  • Game Master (GM) Potion Request Procedures: Shroud of the Avatar has an amazing in-game consumable for player event holders — the Potion of Temporary GM Powers! Players wishing to enhance their in-game community event by having GM Powers at their disposal need to simply follow the procedures outlined in this forum thread.
  • Player Event Trophies and Special Item Requests: Would you like to request a special trophy or renamed item for a player event you’ve created? Head on over to this thread to see what’s available and to obtain more information about request procedures.
  • Player Radio Station Forum: If you want to check out the latest and greatest from our in-game radio stations, go to the radio stations forum! If you’re a DJ, be sure to advertise your time slot and venue in this forum.
  • Player Livestreams & Videos Forum: If you’re searching for a Shroud Streamer to watch, head on over to the streamer forum! If you are a live streamer for Shroud of the Avatar, be sure to advertise your Shroud stream by posting in this forum.
  • Town Directory Forum: Want to find a town to live in or get your town listed in the directory, head over to the forums and check it out!
  • Guild Directory Forum: Looking for a guild or want to get yours posted in the guild directory? Head on over to the forums and check it out!
  • Fire Lotus Tavern: This wondrous role-playing and story writing forum is the spot to be if you love fan fiction and role-play.
  • Community Resources: Looking for links to community and official resources for Shroud of the Avatar? Well look no further. On this page you’ll find links to a plethora of helpful resources created by the dev team or the community.

SO many options to stay tuned-in with fellow community members. Please take advantage of all these wonderful options. Happy adventures, Avatars!


Project to Support: Shard RPG

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Shard Studios invites you to enter the fantastic world Dárdünah, the vast shard of a shattered realm, as presented in the colorful pages of the SHARD RPG! Many years in the making, this system allows players to choose from a wide variety of animal people who are the main cast of the many adventures this otherworldly setting offers. Skyships glide through shimmering clouds past majestic crystal peaks. Giant insects prowl alien jungles or lurk in the sparkling emerald seas. Warriors with blades of diamond and amber duel across crimson sands. And mystics chant in shadowy chambers as their spirits wander abroad.

  • Intro Sheet: For a quick glimpse into the world of Dárdünah, be sure to download the intro pdf! It’s packed with great information and features beautiful artwork, not unlike the artwork found throughout the many pages of this gaming system’s gorgeously designed manuals.
  • Core System Manuals: It’s easier than ever to delve into Dárdünah, World of the False Dawn, with the Core Books Bundle! If you’ve never had the opportunity to experience this unique gaming system and setting, now’s your chance! This bundle includes two beautifully illustrated, full-color, hardcover books: the original Basic Compendium and the Magic and Martial Arts book! They contain everything you need to begin your adventures, and include instructions for the ritual magic and martial arts combat systems. These manuals also include 90 new Animal Templates upon which to base your character!
  • Other Shard RPG Products: So many more manuals and gaming materials are available! Everything an avid tabletop role-player and game master needs to delve into the world of Dárdünah!

So if you’re ready to experience a gaming world like no other, check out what Shard Studios has created for tabletop role-players on the Shard RPG official website! You’ll most certainly be immersed and amazed by the offerings of the Shard RPG!

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Project to Support: Embers Adrift!

Help support one of our team members’ other projects, Embers Adrift! While not yet live, they plan to release later this year and you can join the closed beta now by pre-ordering from embersadrift.com. Check out their newly released video here:

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Project to Support: Avatar Express

 

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[Forum post by Vladamir Begemot]

I’m pleased to report that The Avatar Express is clacking away furiously. News is being delivered and we have established systems to deliver it directly to your brain. You can use one of those systems by following us on Twitter at @avatar_express. Even more reliable due to its fully automated nature is joining us on the Discord server. News items are posted there via RSS. Or you can subscribe to RSS directly on the site.

If you run an event, quests, etc, please consider helping out by self reporting. The Shroud community is big, and many things are happening that are never seen by others. With 10k monthly users, we would need a full time staff to track down everything that is happening.

You can fill out the contributor form, message @that_shawn_guy here or post in the Discord server that you would like to help. There is no commitment once signed up, you can post as much or little as you like.

Writing up your own events has several benefits beyond the immediate exposure. It serves as a record for others to see the history of New Britannia as we create it, in an attractive format. Publishing in the Express also has a higher chance than the forums of being seen by search engines and random readers, thus bringing more eyeballs and new players to the game.

It will even make posting in the forums easier! You can upload images to your news item, and then link to those images in your forum post. No more need for 3rd party image hosts!

So if you have something going on in your guild or town, or want to be a Reporter, Cartographer or Historian, please join us!


Resources: Players Helping Players

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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.

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