Avatar’s Update #332: Saltwater Fishing Contest Livestream Today

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

News Announcements

Community Updates

May Login Rewards

As a special limited time promotion we are rewarding all players who login by the end of May with two rewards! The first reward is a miniature greyhound pet, inspired by the lovable “Mojito” (pet of Chris “Atos” Spears). The second reward is a 3-story Wood & Plaster Row Home which is an extra floor upgrade from the default home that comes with the free row lot that all players receive.

To receive the rewards, simply login to the game before the end of May and check your rewards tab!

 Saltwater Fishing Contest Livestream Today

Another content packed weekly Community Livestream is this Friday May 17 at 4 PM CT on Twitch!

This week we are going to have another Saltwater Fishing Contest in the Fishing Expedition scene! To participate in the contest start fishing at 4:15 PM and the best trophy fish caught by 5 PM will win prizes! Boats in various coastal cities (Aerie, Ardoris, Kingsport, Mud and Port Graff) will take you to the Fishing Expedition Scene.

  • Runners Up (2): Fishing Sign + Desktop Fish Trophy
  • 3rd Prize: Ornate Water Platform + Bronze Fish Trophy
  • 2nd Prize: Watermill Village House (digital) + Silver Fish Trophy
  • 1st Prize: Player Owned Town Village Water Lot Property Deed (digital) + Gold Fish Trophy

As a special treat Chris “Atos” Spears is making custom fish themed trophies like he made for the deco contest!

You can also earn Release 65 Hero Team themed stretch goals by making a purchase anytime during Release 65 or by participating in the Rewards program!

  • ACHIEVED! $15K: Replenishing Box of Green Growth Potions
  • ACHIEVED! $30K: Set of Six Glowing Cube Decorations
  • $45K: Red Full Face Mask with Forehead Jewel
  • $60K: Hammer with wrist strap and lightning effects & Winged Helm
  • $75K: Round Shield with Star & Matching Leather Helm
  • $90K: Dragonfly Wings & Plate Helm with Antenna (includes Aether Vibration Device)
  • $105K: Golden Jeweled Gauntlet
  • $125K: Red & Gold Clockwork Armor with Full Face Covering Helm (includes Aether Vibration Device)

NOTE: This has NOTHING to do with a certain culminating cinematic event about heroes happening right now…

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 “No i in team” 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!

5/17 Crown Shop Updates

Greetings Avatars,

The Crown Shop has some great updates this week including the following:

  • Turreted Stone City Home: This rework of one of our most beloved City sized homes has new stone, roof, and interior treatments.
  • Small Obsidian Shards: These scaled down versions of the Obsidian Shard decoration have lost their mysterious powers to cancel out the Blessing of the Oracle and therefore can be placed in non-PVP locations. NOTE: Even the large Obsidian Shard can now be placed in non-PVP locations.
  • Shogun Paper Lamps: After numerous player requests we made this 6-pack of lights that makes the paper lamps from the Shogun string light placeable as individual lights!
  • The Vault: A new set of Vault items are now available until Thursday, May 23 at 10:30 AM Central Time. At that time, the next round of 9 items will be available for two weeks, and then the next, etc.
    • Firedance Emote
    • Firedance Cross Emote
    • Firedancer Outfit
    • Black Squirrel Pet
    • Vintage Blue Velvet with Nailheads Furniture Set
    • Vintage Red Velvet with Nailheads Furniture Set
    • Windmill Village Home
    • Obsidian Tower Town Home
    • Obsidian Keep City Home

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.

Deco Contest Finals & Various Other Livestreams (YouTube)

The Mount Midir Deco Contest Finals last week was incredible! There were so many creative entries! Here are the final standings:

  • Overall:
    • First Place: Flinderke Van’tmeeden
      • New Overworld located Player Owned Town
      • Tax Free Town Lot Deed
      • Gold Chair Trophy (full size)
    • Second Place: Engineer
      • Tax Free Town Lot Deed
      • Silver Chair Trophy (full size)
    • Third Place: Dartan Obscuro
      • Tax Free Village Lot Deed
      • Bronze Chair Trophy (full size)
  • Top 10 Finalists: Top 10 Finalists will all receive 5000 Crowns & Desktop Gold Chair Trophy
    • Alioth
    • Dartan Obscuro
    • Elryin Silvertree
    • Engineer
    • Fetid Sirdidy
    • Flinderke Van’tmeeden
    • Mia Sway
    • Skye Azure
    • Stryker Sparhawk
    • Wench
  • Themed Winners: Themed Winners will receive 5000 Crowns & Desktop Gold Chair Trophy
    • Top Non-top 10 Crafted winner: Hemswal Genis
    • Overall crafted winner: Dartan Obscuro
    • Lord British: Michael Berg
    • Chaos: Zexarium Dragonheart
    • Maxine: Emmory Watsyn
  • All Entries: Everyone who entered the contest will receive a Desktop Silver Chair Trophy!
  • Lazzie (for the worst lot): Jack SinAssist

Here is the livestream from our YouTube channel in case you missed it:

Atos and others have also been livestreaming most days and you can check those out on our YouTube channel (complete with “Mojito the dog” cam).  Note that if you subscribe to the channel you will be notified when he goes live. Here are a few highlights:

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

Be sure to check out the Forums Recurring Events section for other events!

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

Meretz: Win an Ancient Columned City Home

Win an Ancient Columned City 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 the Ancient Columned City Home! 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!

Community Event: Concert by the Sea

[Forum Post by CatherineRose]

Concert by the Sea
May 18 1 PM CDT

All Ye Novians, lovers of great music as well as loving the sounds of nature
come to a Concert by the Sea.

The concert will be performed
by Ezekiel Cooper and his band
May 18 at 1 PM CDT.

This is an outdoor concert in front of the dock in Dragomir Mori.

All the music is written and/or arranged by Ezekiel.​

Be sure to check out the Forums Recurring Events section for other events!

Community Event: NBTT Presents — Daggers In The Dark – The Video!

[Forum Post by Asclepius]

Yes, we do have a video! This is the recording of our maiden performance, in the Sabra Rose Theater, in Rift’s End.

Hope you enjoy it!

Be sure to check out the Forums Recurring Events section for other events!

Project to Support – Avatars Radio

Avatars Radio is a community run and community funded radio station founded by community member Amber Okhan (formerly Amber Raine). They air plays, music, sermons, speeches, and they organize the monthly release dance parties. You can listen to Avatars Radio on their website or through one of the Aether Amplifiers inside Shroud of the Avatar. Consider helping this community endeavor by supporting their Patreon!

“This station was created with the love of our community and fellow citizens in Lord British – Richard Garriott’s new world of Shroud of the Avatar. Our dream desire is to serve and share (simply by airing) communities work through the moon towers. We have an open welcoming of all submissions from our community. Talented musicians (be it instrumental, vocal, or mixer), poets, designers of station identifications and other sound bytes, or perhaps you have the face and voice for radio and would like to try your turn behind the desk as a DJ? This station shall always welcome the creative works of the community weighed over that of earthly!”

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.


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