Avatar’s Update #339: Last Day for Crown Sale, Web Store Price Drops, R67 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

Last Day for Lord British Birthday 20% Crown Sale and Lord British Rares!

Today is the last day to buy Crowns for 20% off! In celebration of Lord British’s birthday on July 4th we are putting all crown packages on sale for approximately 20% off through July 5th! This is the deepest discount we offer on crowns and crowns only go on sale rarely so get them while you can!

Additionally it is the last day to get the following Lord British themed items in the Crown Shop:

  • 2019 Lord British Birthday Cake
  • Lord British Basement Hatch
  • Lord British Shield
  • Lord British Fur Cloak
  • Lord British vs. Darkstarr Battle Banner
  • Red, White, & Blue Fireworks (Various)


Lord British’s Birthday Make a Difference and Episode 2 Stretch Goal Stores 50% Price Drop!

To celebrate Lord British’s birthday on July 4 we have reduced the prices on every item in the Make a Difference and Episode 2 Stretch Goal Store by 50%! Check out the stores for all the amazing items including the Reaper Sapling Pet, Water.org Glowing MugPink Dual Wax Cylinder Phonograph with EmotesBarn Two-Story Village Home and more!

Episode 2 Stretch Goal Store

Nature Charity

Safe Water and Sanitation Charity

Breast Cancer Charity

Autism Awareness Charity


Children & Family Charities

Release 67 Livestream – July 5, 2019 (Lord British Birthday)

The Release 67 Livestream is today, Friday July 5! All Avatars from around the world are welcome to join us in the livestream activities. We will be doing deep dives, answering questions, and handing out prizes. For Release 67 the exclusive monthly rewards are hero themed!


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: Crafting Deep Dive: Rings/Necklaces, New Loot Changes
  • 4:15 PM: New Scenes Sneak Peeks: Tartarus, Ulfheim, etc.
  • 5 PM: Ending Announcements

Release 67 Rewards (Heroes!)

Players really loved our hero themed stretchgoals from Release 65 so we decided to make the exclusive Rewards Program items for Release 67 be some of the items we did not reach during Release 65. Reward Program members will receive them immediately upon logging in during Release 67! Just be part of the Rewards Program during Release 67 to receive these exclusive rewards.

  • Dragonfly Wings
  • Round Striped Shield with Star
  • Golden Jeweled Gauntlet

NOTE: You must login during the release to receive each month’s exclusive rewards.


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 Lord British” into chat OR by purchasing any item from our webstore during the livestream!

  • Lord British Basement Hatch
  • Lord British Shield
  • Lord British Cloak
  • Lord British vs. Darkstarr Battle Banner
  • Replenishing Fireworks Mega Set
  • Observatory Village Home (digital)


The following items will be expiring at midnight July 5th. The Lord British Birthday Cake is a rare item and will only reappear in the Vault while the other items are recurring items and will reappear yearly.

  • 20% Crown Sale
  • 2019 Lord British Birthday Cake 
  • Lord British Basement Hatch
  • Lord British Shield
  • Lord British Fur Cloak
  • Lord British vs. Darkstarr Battle Banner
  • Red, White, & Blue Fireworks (Various)


We will be answering questions throughout the livestream, so submit them in the comments section below or in Twitch Chat during the event.

Watch on Twitch Friday June 7 at 4 PM CDT

Are You a Livestreamer?

Get this exclusive in-game Streamer Camera for being a veteran of our Livestreamer Program!

July Login Reward: Lord British Cake Slices with Unique Buff

We are excited to announce the the July login reward! To celebrate Lord British’s birthday on July Fourth every player who logs in during the month of July will receive a set of 8 Lord British Cake Slices that when consumed convey a unique buff (two hours of increased focus and health regeneration plus a 100% speed learning buff)!

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

Release 67 Reward Program Exclusive Items: Heroes!

Players really loved our hero themed stretchgoals from Release 65 so we decided to make the Rewards Program items for Release 67 be some of the items we did not reach during Release 65. Reward Program members will receive them immediately upon logging in during Release 67!

  • Dragonfly Wings
  • Round Striped Shield with Star
  • Golden Jeweled Gauntlet

The Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program lets you earn the best rate on purchasing Gold Crowns, AND receive exclusive monthly reward items!

For the low price of $9 USD per month you will receive the following:

  • 900 Gold Crowns of the Obsidians every month
  • Exclusive Monthly Reward Items (~ 3 per month)
  • Exclusive Title every 3 months
    • 3 Months: Keeper of the Faith
    • 6 Months: Keeper of the Word
    • 9 Months: Keeper of the Vow
    • 12 Months: Keeper of the Flame
    • 15 Months: Keeper of the Oath
    • 18 Months: Keeper of the Pledge
  • Pick any Dye 12 Pack every 6 months
  • Pick any three of the 7 Obsidian Potions every month, including:
    • Potion of Capacity: Increases carrying capacity
    • Potion of Conservation: Reduces reagent use chance
    • Potion of Expedience: Swift gathering on all gathering skills
    • Potion of Precision: Increases Meticulous Collection to all gathering skills
    • Potion of Preservation: Reduces armor and weapon damage
    • Potion of Reclamation: Increases Salvage and Repair to all production skills

7/4 Crown Shop Updates

Greetings Avatars,

The vault features the temporary return of a couple of very rare Star Citizen items including the incredible Cloud Imperium Navy Airship City Home!

  • The Vault: A new set of Vault items are now available until Thursday, July 18 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.
    • Cloud Imperium Navy Airship (City Home) (Star Citizen)
    • Aether Aeronaut Helmet (Star Citizen)
    • Virtue Aeronaut Helmet
    • Virtue Clockwork Wings
    • Adobe 2-Story with Upper Deck Village Home
    • Blackened_Metal_Baby_Clockwork_Dragon_(digital)
    • Fire Elemental Statue with flame effects
    • Fireworks 45-Piece Assortment – Set 1
    • Flaming Bagpipes

In the News: Arcade Attack Interviews Starr Long

Podcast 123 – July (1 of 5) 2019 – Starr Long – Interview

The Origin Systems legend had a chat with our Adrian about the many, many games he has developed. Directing Ultima Online and being QA lead for the revolutionary BioForge are just two of his countless achievements. Named regularly as one of the most influential figures in the MMO scene there’s not much this guy doesn’t know. Was an honour to have him on the show. Enjoy.

Check out Starr’s latest project Shroud of the Avatar here.

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.

New User Experience & Various Other Livestreams (YouTube)

The New User Experience Livestream last week was incredibly informative! 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:

Upcoming Events Calendar

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

July 12, 2019 – Release 67 Dance Party
July 25, 2019 – Release 68
Aug 29, 2019 – Release 69
Aug 29 – Sept 2 – Dragon Con
Sept 26 – Release 70
Oct 10 – 13 – SOTA International Convention
Oct 31 – Release 71
Nov 14 – Release 72
Dec 12 – Release 73

Meretz: Win a Turreted City Home

Win a Turreted 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 a Turreted 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: Release 67 Dance Party (July 12)

[Forum Post by Alleine Dragonfyre]

Community Event: 2019 BMC Fair

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Community Event: Gustball Games (Rescheduled)

[Forum Post by Vladamir Begemot]


Come join us to celebrate that we have balls!

This Sunday, right after the Swap Meet (which runs 7-730 pm Central), at the S Mart Factorium, we will be having Gustball Games! I will be giving away 10,000 Crowns as prizes, and am putting the word out to get more sponsors as we speak!

NEW: @CICI has sponsored with an LB 2019 Birthday Cake and Meretz Wellness Cloak! Thanks for your contribution!

So come for the swap meet, stay for the insane prizes!

S Mart Factorium is on the world map near Resolute. See you there!

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.