Avatar’s Update #321: Play Release 63 Now, Envy Angel Livestream Today, Pirate Treasure Decorations

Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar:

News Announcements

Community Updates

Play Release 63 Now!

Release 63 successfully launched yesterday, February 28, with thousands of backers downloading, patching, and logging in to check out the changes! There’s lots of new content to explore, including:

Check out the Release 63 Instructions update for detailed information about all the new content.

If you have not downloaded the game yet, go to www.shroudoftheavatar.com and click the “Play Now” button. The game is also available on Steam.

Release 63 Player Instructions

Release 63 Known Issues

Envy Angel Livestream Today!

Another content packed weekly Community Livestream is today, Friday March 1 at 4 PM CT on Twitch!

This week we are going to show off The Envy Angel! Our latest seasonal boss monster missed Valentine’s Day—or Sequanna’s Day, as it is known in Novia—and she’s not happy about it. Well, The Envy Angel is never quite happy about anything really, except perhaps attention from her admirers. Rumor has it that her bow is a powerful artifact. Anyone who wants more information about her, should find Hyun the courier in the Necropolis Barrens. People say he was supposed to be delivering love letters but was waylaid as he tried to take a shortcut through the Envy Angel’s home! The courier offers a quest to recover the letters for him. In fact, he may ask avatars to perform a similar quest on a daily basis!

This Thursday will be the first time you can start earning Release 63 Darkstarr stretch goals by making a purchase or by participating in the Rewards program!

  • $15K: Darkstarr Wand
  • $30K: Darkstarr Throne (Reverse Colors)
  • $45K: Darkstarr 1h Sword
  • $60K: Darkstarr Clock Tower (Reverse Colors)
  • $75K: Darkstarr Coronated Leather Helm and Darkstarr Longow
  • $90K: Darkstarr Dungeon Room with Clock
  • $105K: Darkstarr Trident and Darkstarr 2h Axe
  • $125K: Darkstarr Black Leather Armor

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 “Happy birthday Darkstarr” 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!


Pirate Treasure Decorations

Yar! There be pirates in Release 63, me mateys! As mentioned in a recent weekly update starting with Release 63, we are introducing a range of pirate-themed items to the in-game crown shop, perfect for excursions to scenes like Tenebris Harbor, Penmawr Island, and Blood Bay.

In addition to wearables we have created 8 individual treasure decorations; small, medium, and large piles of gold both with and without miscellaneous treasure mixed in, plus two open chests of treasure, one gold coins only, and one with added treasure!

[From a Forum Post by Scott “Scottie” Jones]

Hello All!

I decided to make a post because it’s been awhile since I’ve done so, and because I just made some stuff that will soon be available as part of the whole set of “Pirate Themed” stuff in our Store!

I present to you all, my Piles of Treasure decorative objects!

I’m really excited by them because of the way they look, and I’m so glad we got around to making these as player decorations, especially now that we have all those cool new Dungeons to place them in!

I think folks will love these…  I’ve made 8 individual objects to sell; small, medium, and large piles of gold both with and without miscellaneous treasure mixed in, plus two open chests of treasure, one gold coins only, and one with added treasure…  I’ve also made them so you can push them together a bit so the piles blend together in cool ways, and which also allows you to sink ankle-deep in the coins themselves…

Here you can see I made my barn into a treasure chamber!   ^_^

And here you can imagine these filling people’s dungeon rooms like dragon hoards!  Fun stuff!

Anyway, hopefully you fine folks like these as much as I do…  They should be available soon!


Scottie    ^_^

Release 63 Livestream: Darkstarr

The Release 63 Livestream is set for Friday March 8! All Avatars from around the world are welcome to join us in the livestream activities. We will be doing deep dives, answering questions, handing out prizes, and tracking towards stretch goals. To celebrate Darkstarr’s (aka Starr Long) birthday the theme for the stretch goals is Darkstarr!


Monthly livestreams are on Twitch and include answers to your gameplay questions, deep dives, prize giveaways, and more! Here is the schedule:

  • 3 PM: Introductions
  • 3:30 PM: Player Dungeon Encounters
  • 4:00 PM: Saltwater Fishing Contest
  • 5 PM: Ending Announcements


We are going to have another Fishing contest! This time it will be our second Saltwater contest in The Fishing Expedition!

To participate in the contest go to The Fishing Expedition (Boats in the coastal cities of Aerie, Ardoris, Kingsport, Mud and Port Graff will take you to this tropical scene completely dedicated to fishing) and start fishing at 4 PM. The best trophy fish (longest) caught by 4:45 PM will win a prize! NOTE: We will be verifying location and time!

Fishing Contest Prizes:

  • Runners Up (2): Ornate Fishing Pavers
  • 3rd Prize: Ornate Post & Rope Water Fence Set (digital)
  • 2nd Prize: Viking Village Water Home (digital)
  • 1st Prize: Player Owned Town Village Water Lot Property Deed (digital)


As a special bonus, we are offering funding rewards to any player that makes a minimum purchase of $5 during Release 63. To celebrate Darkstarr’s (aka Starr Long) birthday the theme for the stretch goals is Darkstarr!

All webstore purchases during the Release will count towards the stretch goals, not just the two hours of the livestream! Also participation in the Rewards Program counts towards our stretch goal totals!

  • $15K: Darkstarr Wand
  • $30K: Darkstarr Throne (Reverse Colors)
  • $45K: Darkstarr 1h Sword
  • $60K: Darkstarr Clock Tower (Reverse Colors)
  • $75K: Darkstarr Coronated Leather Helm and Darkstarr Longow
  • $90K: Darkstarr Dungeon Room with Clock
  • $105K: Darkstarr Trident and Darkstarr 2h Axe
  • $125K: Darkstarr Black Leather Armor

*Please keep in mind that stretch goal rewards take time to develop and will most likely not be available until Release 66 at the earliest. We will keep you updated!


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 “Happy birthday Darkstarr” into chat OR by purchasing any item from our store during the livestream!

  • Avatars Radio Merchandise
  • Darkstarr Fur Collared Cloak (digital)
  • Lord British vs Darkstarr Battle Banner (digital)
  • Darkstarr Shield (digital)
  • Darkstarr Shield Pattern Pack (digital)
  • Darkstarr Basement Entrance Eternal Pattern
  • Rough Pirate Outfit


The Valentines Day 2019 Gift Boxes and Valentines Day 2019 Cards are expiring at 11:59 PM CT on March 8, 2019!


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.

Watch @ShroudofAvatar updates throughout the day of the livestream. See you on Twitch!

Darkstarr Recurring Items

It is the Regent Darkstarr’s (aka Starr Long) birthday on March 12th! In honor of his birthday the recurring rare Darkstarr items are in the Crown shop for a limited time! They will only be available this year until May 3rd and then you will have to wait for another full year before they become available again!

Here’s a list of those recurring items:

Darkstarr Fur Collared CloakLord British vs Darkstarr Battle BannerDarkstarr Shield & Darkstarr Shield Pattern Pack Darkstarr Basement Entrance Eternal Pattern

Lord of the Isle Episode 2 Bundles

As one of the biggest and earliest supporters of Episode 2 you will be granted the largest lot deed in the land (Castle), the title Lord (or Lady) of the Isle, a tour of the Portalarium Offices, and dinner with the game leaders including Lord British himself! Only 24 of these unique bundles will be sold! 

Complete List of Rewards:

  • UPDATED: Lord of the Isle Place Anywhere Castle Lot Deed: Tax Free Forever (when placed in a POT) and Tax Free for 1 Year (when placed outside of a POT). Placeable on water as well as land!
  • Title: Lord of the Isle or Lady of the Isle
  • NEW: Unique Lord of the Isle Home (to be revealed later)
  • UPDATED: PLUS Choice of any 1 House currently available in the store
  • Castle Basement currently available in the store of your choice
  • Castle Wall Set currently available in the store of your choice (with enough for Castle Lot)
  • NEW: Unique Lord of the Isle Dungeon Room (to be revealed later)
  • 1400 Crowns
  • 999 Bank Slots
  • Pick 12 Prosperity Tools
  • 2 Unique in-game items (to be revealed later)
  • Early Access to Episode 2
  • Episode 1 Box and map signed by the team
  • 1 hour one on one with Chris for design discussion (via video-conference)
  • One real silver ring crafted personally by Lord British: Numbered 1 – 8
  • In-game version of the Lord British ring: Numbered 1 – 8 (including a place-able decoration version)
  • Tour of Portalarium Offices
  • Fine dinner and drinks with Lord British, Darkstarr, & Atos at a location TBD in Austin or NYC.

NOTE: Digital items that are currently available will begin delivery as soon as Release 62 (Jan 31). Other items will be delivered at a future date TBD.

NOTE: Travel costs NOT covered by Portalarium for Tour & Dinner.

Player-Made Dungeon Livestream (YouTube)

Last week’s Player-Made Dungeon livestream showing how encounters will work was very informative! We also made a ton of progress on the Carnival stretch goals!

  • ACHIEVED! $15K: Masquerade Mask
  • ACHIEVED! $30K: Carnival Colors (Purple, Green, Yellow) Cycling Dye Replenishing Box
  • ACHIEVED! $45K: Jester Mask Wand & Jester Mask Staff
  • ACHIEVED! $60K: Brewing Themed Basement Hatches
  • ACHIEVED! $75K: Formal Dress (Wedding Dress Variant)
  • ACHIEVED! $90K: Tuxedo Variant
  • ACHIEVED! $105K: Ballroom Dungeon Room
  • ACHIEVED! $125K: Jester Outfit

In case you missed the fun times here is the stream on YouTube (NOTE: We had a little connectivity issue which is why the stream is in three parts):

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:

  • 900 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

Mar 4, 2019 – Release 63 Dance Party
Mar 8, 2019 – Release 63 Livestream
Mar 28, 2019 – Release 64
Apr 5, 2019 – Release 64 Livestream
Apr 25, 2019 – Release 65
May 3, 2019 – Release 65 Livestream
May 30, 2019 – Release 66
June 7, 2019 – Release 66 Livestream
June 27, 2019 – Release 67
July 25, 2019 – Release 68
Aug 29, 2019 – Release 69

Community Event: R63 Dance Party with DJ Darkstarr

[From a Forum Post by Alleine Dragonfyre]

**Royal Warrant**
Release 63 and DJ @DarkStarr‘s Birthday!
Parade|Carnivale|Dance Party
on Avatars Radio

Hosted by @Minerva and Shimizu (@kaeshiva)
in Ordinis Mortis
Monday, March 4, 2019 2-6pm NBT/CST
Special thanks to Cambria Stormlin for all the help!

All Novians are invited to join the parade with floats or as a dancer/marcher!
Organized groups must enter their floats by posting in this thread. Confirmation of your entry will be given by @Minerva

Community Event: NBTT Presents Daggers In The Dark

[From a Forum Post by Amber Oakhan]


Coming Soon…

to Rifts End

March 2nd 2019

8pm NBT

The New Britannia Theatre Troupe Presents the next play written by Gabriel Nightshadow and performed by a number of voice Actors across New Britannia.

Music Score composed by Amber Raine

Daggers in the Dark — Don’t Trust Anyone, you never know who might be holding the “Dagger in the Dark”

Meretz: Win an Obsidian Tower Town Water Home

Win an Obsidian Tower Town Water Home & 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 an Obsidian Tower Town Water Home – valued at $300! 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 – Mechanica (Kickstarter) LAST DAY!

“Build the best factory to manufacture adorable vacuum robots in this unique strategy board game.”

Mechanica is the latest game from our friend Mary Flanagan who featured our very own Lord British in her game Monarch.

Mechanica is a unique engine building game where you race your opponents to create the best vacuum robot factory out of interlocking puzzle pieces. The game features:

  •  Dynamic factories that are fun to build and run
  • 12 types of jigsaw piece-shaped tiles that snap together!
  •  Rotating shop board
  •  Instant setup: just open the box and play! The game stays in the tray
  • Exciting 1-player mode
  •  Beautiful illustrations and adorable robots by Ann-Sophie De Steur

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.