Avatar’s Update #345: Fetid Water Fishing Contest 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


Fetid Water Fishing Contest Livestream Today!

Another content packed weekly Community Livestream is today, Friday August 16, at 4 PM CT on Twitch! This week we are going to have a Fetid Water Fishing Contest in South Fetid Swamp!

To participate in the contest go to South Fetid Swamp and start fishing at 4:15 PM (you can also try whispering one of the devs for a teleport). The best trophy fish (longest) caught by 5 PM will win a prize! NOTE: We will be verifying location and time!


  • Runners Up (2): Ornate Fish Throne + Desktop Fish Trophy
  • 3rd Prize: Ornate Fish Pavers + Bronze Fish Trophy
  • 2nd Prize: Shogun Lighthouse Village Water Home (digital) + Silver Fish Trophy
  • 1st Prize: Player Owned Town Village Water Lot Property Deed (digital) + Gold Fish Trophy

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!


8/16 Crown Shop Updates

Greetings Avatars,

The Crown Shop has some great updates this week including ! The Vault also has a new round of Elven items that are mostly from the expired Elven stretch goal store including the original Elven Outfits and the Elven House in a Hill!

  • Butterfly Decorations: These decorations will add the perfect butterfly garden effect to your home! They work much like the Fog decorations we added a few weeks ago.
  • The Vault: A new set of Vault items are now available until Thursday, August 29 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.
    • Elven Cloak
    • Ancient Elven Bow
    • Elven Warrior Armor
    • Elven Archer Armor
    • Elven Mage Robes
    • Elven House in a Hill
    • Monarch Butterfly Pet
    • Golden Dragonfly Pet
    • Black Stag Pet

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 convey a unique buff!

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.

New Scenes & Various Other Livestreams (YouTube)

The Housing & Mannequins Livestream last week was super 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!

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: 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

Community Event: CHAOS CHECKERS Tournament

[Forum Post by Lace]

By Royal Warrant Diamond Fields / Prism Presents a Chaos Checkers Tourney
Saturday August 24th 12pm NBT at the ‘Gamestop’ in Diamond Fields.
(located just east of the crafting pavilion)

You can pick up your copy of the rule book on the 4th floor public cache at this venue.

Single Elimination
This will be a single elimination bracket run with 4 games simultaneously running with a 15 minute max time limit. We will allow up to 16 players total to compete, meaning that the event will last approximately 1.5 hours for shift changes and awards. First round will be ANTI checkers, followed by regular and depending on the number of participants this will rotate, BUT, the final round will be ANTI-checkers no matter what cause you know .. CHAOS!

First place is your own checker themed outfit including crown and golden goblet proclaiming your victory. Also included is your own tabletop checkers set and 1500 cotos.

Second place is your own checker themed outfit including crown and ceramic goblet proclaiming your near victory. Also included is your own tabletop checkers set and 500 cotos.

(first place picks style of outfit and appropriate cup will be awarded, and note while these are on a male and female mannequin they are unisex outfits)

We will be playing 4 games simultaneously until the finals, and referees are only there to rule on disputes/draws, players need to be respectful and try at all costs to police themselves. Intentional disruption will result in disqualification, lot/pot bans etc. If you would like to help with this tournament by being a referee please contact Lace Delamorte in game, or via Lace on the forums.
(note you will get a nifty black/white/zebra outfit for your aid.)

Join us in Diamond Fields to celebrate the grand opening of Gamestop, your one stop shop for taming supplies, rugs and mounted trophies along with publicly usable chess and checkers sets. We are a no kill shelter and will not adopt out our pets for any planning to endanger them. These pets are looking for their furever home and along your side at dance parties and rp events as part of your extended family with their unique dancing styles.

Other Gamestop amenities include a full service bar, luncheonette, private tea parlor with piano and rotating playable sheet music, along with a whiskey tasting lounge on the first floor.

*Please note all rugs and head mounts were obtained from animals too severley injured by hunters to be rehabilitated and had to be euthanized.

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.