Avatar’s Update #343: New Scenes Livestream Today, Vault Updates

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

News Announcements

Community Updates


New Scenes Livestream Today!

Another content packed weekly Community Livestream is this Friday August 2, at 4 PM CT on Twitch! This week Travis “List Rostov” Koleski and Keith “Sannio” Quinn are going to talk about some of the new scenes they have been working on like the rework of Ulfheim!

Release 68 Rewards Program Exclusive Items (Lord British!)

This month’s exclusive items for the Rewards Program are Lord British themed! Just be part of the Rewards Program during Release 68 to receive these exclusive rewards.

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

  • Lord British Round Shield
  • Lord British Leather Helm
  • Lord British Silver Serpent Spear

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 Belated 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!

8/2 Crown Shop Updates

Greetings Avatars,

The Crown Shop has some great updates this week! The Vault also has a new round of items that are mostly from the expired Ships stretch goal store including the Admirals Outfits and Spyglass, the perfect items to cool off during the summer months!

  • Empty Land Row Home: Row Lots come with a free default home that blocks access to the ground that it is built on. This Empty Land Row Home allows a Row Lot to be free of any structure, so that decorations may be placed on bare ground. This opens up the lot for agriculture, gardens, parties, and other uses previously unavailable unless you upgraded to a village lot or higher.
  • Fog Decorations: Looking for that perfect moody setting but thinking to yourself that things are just not foggy enough? Well now you can place bits of fog around to make things just a bit more mysterious!
  • Creature Paintings: Six new paintings depicting creatures, including Unicorns, have been added to the Crown Shop.
  • Portrait Paintings: Eight new paintings depicting depicting characters in different clothing and armor have been added to the Crown Shop.
  • The Vault: A new set of Vault items are now available until Thursday, August 15 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.
    • Spyglass
    • Admiral’s Outfit (Lady’s)
    • Admiral’s Outfit (Gentlemen’s)
    • Admiral’s Hat
    • Brindle Greyhound
    • Anchor House Decoration
    • Rowboat House Decoration
    • Longboat Dry Dock Decoration
    • Tower Village Home

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

August Login Reward: Fire Potions

We are excited to announce the the August login reward! To celebrate the heat of the summer every player who logs in during the month of August will receive a set of Fire Potions that when consumed add the Immolation effect!

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

Release 68 Reward Program Exclusive Items: Lord British!

Lord British’s birthday was July 4th so we decided to make the Rewards Program items for Release 68 be Lord British themed in his honor! Reward Program members will receive these exclusive items immediately upon logging in during Release 68!

    • Lord British Round Shield
    • Lord British Leather Helm
    • Lord British Silver Serpent Spear

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 68 & Various Other Livestreams (YouTube)

Release 68 Livestream was a blast! The Lava Fishing Contest was amazing! 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!

Aug 17, 2019 – Release 68 Dance Party
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
Jan 30 – Release 74
Feb 27 – Release 75
Mar 26 – Release 76

Meretz: Win a Shogun City Water Home 

Win a Shogun City 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 a Shogun City Water 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: Shogun Ridge Chronicles – Savage Assassinations Event!

[Forum Post by Chrystoph Reis]

Starting: AUG 2ND, Friday Night at 7pm NBT
Ending: AUG 4TH, Sunday Afternoon at 12pm NBT
Type: PVP – RP Assassination Event

Objective: Obtain a Marker from Chrystoph Reis or Savage Calypso and complete the assassination. Killing blow completes marker, then escape zone with your life! Most successful assassinations wins!

* Obtain a Marker from Chrystoph Reis or Savage Calypso in Savage Orchid Inn
* Each target will have 3 guards during the assassination window.
* If target is successfully assassinate there will be a 15 min break. A new marker will have to be acquired. Markers must be handed back to who they were obtained from.

Assassination attempt Windows will be from:
1) 7pm NBT to 12am NBT – Friday
2) 6am NBT to 12pm NBT – Saturday
3) 6pm NBT to 12am NBT – Saturday
4) 6am NBT to 12pm NBT – Sunday

1) Obtain the marker.
2) Kill the target by any means necessary.
3) Escape.

No other rules!

Most markers completed: 5000 Cotos
Second most: 3500 Cotos
3rd: 1000 Cotos

See you there!

Community Event: Release 68 Dance Party

[Forum Post by Alleine Dragonfyre]

Please join us for the
DJ @DarkStarr will be spinning live on Avatars Radio
Saturday – August 17 – 2:00pm nbt – Rifts End

Resources – Players Helping Players


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Visit the official Community Resources page for a complete listing of all things community.