Greetings Fellow Avatars!
Welcome to this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar. Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday we’re publishing the update early this week. Lot’s of great stuff to share, including the first installment of the SotA novel by Tracy Hickman and Richard Garriott, and some awesome Black Friday weekend promotions!
- First Installment of Blade of the Avatar Novel
- Combat Design
- The Immortality Fruit
- The Royal Elderberry
- The Pickaxe of Prosperity
- Black Friday Weekend Promotions
- Kickstarter: The Space Bards Present Their First Album, “Neon Milk”!
- Movember: Shroud of the Mustache
[Book Cover Art by Stephen Daniele and Tracy Hickman]
Blade of the Avatar Novel, Installment 1 – Prologue
The first installment of the serialized SotA novel, Blade of the Avatar (BotA), written by Tracy Hickman & Richard Garriott, is now available for download! Digital version of BotA is included as an Early Founder reward at all pledge levels $25 or higher, and is also available in the Add-On Store for everyone. Early Founders can download the first installment at the new Early Founder Rewards area in the community forums (accessible to Early Founders only; Early Founders are backers that pledged any amount by May 20, 2013). If you are a Kickstarter backer you’ll need to have your Kickstarter account linked to the SotA website (click here for instructions to link your Kickstarter account).
If you purchased BotA in the Add-On Store, then you will find a download link for the first installment on your personal SotA account page (log into SotA website and click on “Account” in the top-right corner).
This installment consists of the Prologue. Here is a brief excerpt (illustration by Denis Loubet, renowned Ultima artist):