Avatar’s Update #340: Deck Building Livestream and R67 Dance Party 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

Deck Building Livestream Today!

Another content packed weekly Community Livestream is today, Friday July 12, at 4 PM CT on Twitch! This week we are going to give some tips on how to build decks! This is invaluable in advanced combat as Shroud has an unconventional combat system. Don’t forget to join the Release 67 Dance Party after the livestream!

Release 67 Rewards Program Exclusive Items (Heroes!)

This month’s exclusive items for the Rewards Program are hero themed! Just be part of the Rewards Program during Release 67 to receive these exclusive rewards.

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

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

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 Lord British” 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!

7/12 Crown Shop Updates

Greetings Avatars,

The Crown Shop has some great updates this week including Gold & Silver versions of the telescope, a Disco potion, and a new breed of Siamese cat. Also the Vault features the temporary return of a couple of very rare Star Citizen items including the incredible Cloud Imperium Navy Airship City Home!

  • Gold & Silver Telescopes: These silver and gold versions of the small telescope decoration is perfect for discreetly spying on your neighbors! What? No officer that’s not what I said!
  • Flesh Flayer Decorations: These shardfall plants are deadly but these decorations are not! The decorations have idle animations like their deadlier cousins but these do not bite. They are available in multiple sizes.
  • Disco Potion: Drinking this potion temporarily puts an amazing set of visual effects beneath your feet and above your head. Perfect for dance parties!
  • Wedgie Siamese Cat: This is a new breed of the Siamese cat that is available for the first time!
  • 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

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

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

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.

Release 67 & Various Other Livestreams (YouTube)

The Release 67 Livestream to celebrate Lord British’s birthday last week was a blast! We gave out tons of prizes and did deep dives! 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 Today (last one for now!)

[Forum Post by Alleine Dragonfyre]

This will be the last Release Party hosted on Avatars Radio and DJ Darkstarr for at least a year. Avatars Radio will be going dark on July 15th, 2019.

Please do join us if you can!

Community Event: Lily’s Summer High Tea in the Garden

[Forum Post by Lily Byrd]

July Tea is not in Jade Valley at my cottage, it’s going to be in Elementium.

I am visiting friends at the Suvorov Castle and decided to have a tea party here instead.

Tea will be earlier than usual too and we made lots of lovely cakes to share!! See you all there

Community Event: Chateau du Lys Picture Contest!

[Forum Post by Violette Dyonisys]

Hello and welcome outsiders! The “Gardiens du Lys” would like to invite you all to one of our official guild events, a Picture Contest! The rules are simple, come and visit our town, Chateau du Lys, which we have recently renovated, and take a picture of yourself and/or your friends doing something in our town! Might it be challenging each other to a duel, or taking a drink at our tavern, or simply helping us water our gardens, just show us what you did when you visited our town!

Here are the (very simple) rules!

* The picture must include an Avatar, might it be you or someone else’s, we want to see the town come to life!

* The picture must be taken in Chateau du Lys! Any picture taken elsewhere will not be taken into consideration!

* You have until Friday, the 12th of July 23:59 (Eastern time) to submit your pictures to me through private message on discord : ThatOddFrenchGuy#3627 or via the forums private conversation option.

A voting phase will begin within the next 24 hours after the submission phase, and for you outsiders, there will be 2 prizes :

The Outsiders Prize, Top voted picture amongst the entire community, 1st Place – 75k gold

The Gardiens Pick, Top voted Outsiders picture voted only by Gardiens du Lys Members, 1st Place – 50k Gold & 1 heraldry piece of your choice with the official Gardien du Lys Heraldry (If you want it on a gear piece, you will need to provide the piece, if you want a banner or a Decoration, we will supply it for you).

And most of all, Have fun, and thank you for visiting our new town!

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.