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    Been lighting the lamps all my life! What else is there to do? Nothing more important I assure you.

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  1. Hello everyone! Here is the news of the week! Isle of Storms Before & After Polish Crypt of the Avatar Polish Graff Gem Mines New Cavern Area The Making of Celestis (update) Lord British’s Birthday Bash Telethon – July 6th New Free Trial Coming Up! July 3-26 Successful Reddit AMA with Richard Garriott and the Team Richard Garriott at Barcelona Gamelab Comic-Con Panels with Richard Garriott and Starr Long Community Contest: Rock Me Avatarus! – Party Showcase Contest Community Livestream: A New Look to Celestis Tech Talk Tuesday: Tech Talk Tuesday #8: Continuation of the AMA Weekend Flash Sales: The Lord British Collection Make Your SeedInvest Reservation Official! Upcoming Events Calendar Community Event: Ordinis Mortis Shopping Extravaganza and After Party! Community Event: Just 1 Life – 48 Hour Streamathon Community Resources: Players Helping Players Recommended Project to Back: Crowfall The post Echoes From the Caverns 06-23-17 appeared first on Echoes from the Caverns. View the full article
  2. Avatars, get ready for a birthday bash like no other! Today, we are announcing a special mini-telethon around Lord British’s birthday! Event begins on July 6th and runs from 3-9pm CT. Lord British’s birthday is on July 4th, a couple of days before the telethon. Telethons are livestreamed on Twitch and include a complete... Lord British’s Birthday Bash Telethon – July 6thView the full article
  3. Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar: Isle of Storms Before & After Polish Crypt of the Avatar Polish Graff Gem Mines New Cavern Area The Making of Celestis (update) Lord British’s Birthday Bash Telethon – July 6th New Free Trial Coming Up! July 3-26 Successful Reddit AMA with Richard Garriott and the Team Richard Garriott at Barcelona Gamelab Comic-Con Panels with Richard Garriott and Starr Long Community Contest: Rock Me Avatarus! – Party Showcase Contest Community Livestream: A New Look to Celestis Tech Talk Tuesday: Tech Talk Tuesday #8: Continuation of the AMA Weekend Flash Sales: The Lord British Collection Make Your SeedInvest Reservation Official! Upcoming Events Calendar Community Event: Ordinis Mortis Shopping Extravaganza and After Party! Community Event: Just 1 Life – 48 Hour Streamathon Community Resources: Players Helping Players Recommended Project to Back: Crowfall Isle of Storms Polish Since this is the very first scene players encounter we felt that it could use some additional visual polish so we spent time this release making various improvements to lighting, terrain, visual effects, and flora. [From a Dev+ Forum Post by Travis “Vas Corp Por” Koleski] Hello Avatars! We’ve been busy with lots of improvements and updates this release. We keep improving visual tools and assets to build scenes with, and so it’s fun to re-visit some of the older existing maps and touch them up with our new toys. Hutch, Damon, and I have been touching up Isle of Storms recently (as well as an update to Arabella from the character team!). Here’s some of our progress: Before… After! Before… After! Before… After! Before… After! Before… After! (The Mirror Area will get some additional love beyond this) Before… After! Before… After! Before… After! Before… After! More changes are coming about to the Lunar Rift area, the Oracle Confirmatory and more! Thanks for following our progress! Travis “Vas Corp Por” Koleski Level Designer Crypt of the Avatar Before & After Polish The Crypt of the Avatar went live originally in Release 29 but the focal point of this scene, the actual Crypt and Sarcophagus of the Avatar, have been placeholders until now. In Release 43 we created the actual Sarcophagus as described in The Sword of Midras and redecorated the interior of the Crypt to also match. [A Dev+ Forum Post by Scott “Scottie” Jones] Hello all! I had a bit of fun recently designing the very-specifically-described sarcophagus-like tomb near the entrance to the Crypt of the Avatar scene… From the dashing, bearded, single-braided figure in ornamental armor carved on the lid, to the ancient engraved symbol of the Principles, to the bed of flowers carved in dark granite and inlaid with gold, jewels, and jade,…this fancy tomb definitely had to be a step up from the original generic tomb design I created so, so long ago… I wonder who that mysterious figure is supposed to resemble? ^_^ I actually started with the old tomb model I made, got rid of the kinda clunky geometry of the effigy in that earlier design (based on an actual Irish tomb of the Medieval period), and then worked on creating the best image I could to represent the description in “The Sword of Midras”. After applying the new texture map to the essentially flat lid, I then carefully cut out and sculpted the topology to help make it into a believable bas-relief so it could be achieved in as few polygons as possible…. As you can see, what mostly makes it look fairly good is the painted texture itself, as opposed to the polys. This helped reduce the overhead compared to what would have happened had I used an existing character mesh and tried to alter the series of textures used to make them look accurate… Using the base texture you see below I was able to use existing materials, create only one new material, and get away with a really low poly-count for everything! You can see this chamber from above-ground while exploring one of the temple-like structures in the Midras Ruins (created by our own SorcerousSteve) found just beyond an enormous old tree as described in the book! Through a debris-clogged hole from which feeble light shines down, a lone sarcophagus can be glimpsed. A hatch nearby leads down into those same depths, and after a short walk through ruined halls whose ancient splendor surely inspired later Obsidian architects, the Crypt chamber can be seen from the room’s upper gallery, though the surrounding edifice itself lay in terrible ruin… This chamber and adjoining dungeon were put together by Richard Matey who worked with us awhile back, and of course since our goal is to re-purpose as many of our specially-made resources as we can, the Crypt chamber itself was assembled using bits and pieces of architecture I made for both Hilt as well as Desolis. As a world-builder with limited access to actually changing the geometry of these pieces, he did his best to mask off specific Obsidian symbology, alter the materials here and there, and add a variety of details that help differentiate it from those other locations, and to bring it closer to the general description of this as seen in the book. His addition of the wonderfully-lit hole broken in the ceiling really sells the idea of it, in my opinion, and of course the passage leading off from this early chamber reveals completely different layouts of rooms, halls, and adventure spaces (one can assume that the other two exits described in the book have been sealed off by the fallen rubble)… Having made the new sarcophagus, I was able to create appliques of that same symbol, an ancient Midras representation of the Principals and associated Virtues, to be used throughout this primary chamber to further capture the spirit of the room described in the “Sword of Midras”. These symbols can first be seen adorning the entry hall leading to the upper balcony of the Crypt, as well as the gallery beyond. Making one’s way down to approach the tomb itself, my hope is that it will now evoke more closely the feeling you may have had when this same area was revealed to our protagonists in the novel. I truly tried to replicate its descriptions of the tomb and its lid bearing the effigy as closely as I could (even down to the little rat-tail braid of hair draped over the shoulder above the symbol on the chest… ^_^). Of course, in the novel the tomb was empty, and the incredible sword was actually to be found held in the hands of the tomb-lid effigy. The legendary sword has long since been taken hundreds of years ago, and the primary difference you may notice is that the tomb is no longer empty. In the intervening centuries, someone has taken it upon themselves to lay some other forgotten soul to rest there, and left an offering of a flower and a book describing the Principles themselves. And here’s that Principles symbol again! Since the book describes it appearing again and again all over the walls of the chamber, I figured that decorating freely with it was a reasonable way to tip my hat to the theme. I even placed it on the armored chest of the huge stone sentinel standing guard nearby! ^_^ Hopefully you enjoyed this little diversion. At some point we might do a polish pass on the rest of this dungeon, but for now, at least this chamber matches the source inspiration to a better extent… My next task is to make a loving pass on the town of Etceter to see what I can do about adding more details and points of interest to help link it to the “Sword of Midras” as well! Wish me luck! Fondest regards, Scottie ^_^ Graff Gem Mines New Cavern Area We have expanded the mines by adding a large cavern area that is infested with Kobolds and Water Elementals, and also encrusted with tons of crystal nodes. The rest of the mines remain identical except where we have opened up connection to the large cavern. [A Dev+ Forum Post by Chris “Sea Wolf” Wolf] Hey Folks, today I have a few screenshots of some updates I made for the Graff Gem Mines. Rather than edit the existing dungeon, I’ve added a new section to the mines for players to explore. The new area is a flooded cavern, which is occupied by a handful of Kobolds and Water Elementals who are defending a large deposit of crystals. The rest of a mines remain untouched, so players should still be familiar with them. The Flooded Cavern One of the entrances to The Flooded Cavern Chris Wolf Level Designer The Making of Celestis (update) This wealthy city in the Perennial Coast region was completely rebuilt in Release 43 to give it a unique appearance and at the same time make it match the Asian-inspired architectural, costume, and flora themes of the region. As with all unclones all locations of player housing, scene exits, major services, and NPC shops remain identical after the change.. [A Dev+ Forum Post by Chris “Sea Wolf” Wolf] Here are a few updated screenshots of my progress on Celestis! Theater Lounge Kabuki Stage at Night Pagoda and Mountains Tavern Harbor Chris Wolf Level Designer Lord British’s Birthday Bash Telethon – July 6th Avatars, get ready for a birthday bash like no other! We will be having a special mini-telethon around Lord British’s birthday! Event begins on July 6th and runs from 3-9pm CT. Lord British’s birthday is on July 4th, a couple of days before the telethon. Telethons are livestreamed on Twitch and include a complete schedule of developer Deep Dives, answers to your gameplay questions, community activities, prize giveaways, sales on items, and more! Celebrate with the community as the telethon approaches in one of the many soon-to-be-announced party contest celebrations! Expiring Items In honor of Lord British’s birthday, at 9pm CT, July 6, 2017, we are expiring the following content from the Add On Store (and the in-game Crown Merchants). This means that these items will no longer be available in our store after this date. Before the following items expire for good, we have put them on sale at approx. 20% off! [Read More…] New Free Trial Coming Up! July 3-26 The fourth test of our Free Trial system is coming up on July 3 and runs through July 26. This will be the longest test so far of the system so that we can gather even more data about uptake, drop-off, conversions, etc. These tests are invaluable for us in order to improve the New User Experience and the Free Trial System itself. Free Trial access allows you to play the entire game in any of the Online modes with a few key differences in game play. You will be able to explore hundreds of scenes, talk with thousands of players, adventure through the opening quests, and gain experience and skills as you get used to the world of New Britannia! Look for the next Weekly Update and on Twitter and Facebook for details of this latest Free Trial on Friday next week. Successful Reddit AMA with Richard Garriott and the Team We had a great Reddit AMA this week with Richard “Lord British” Garriott, Starr “Darkstarr9000” Long, Scott “Lumthemad” Jennings, and Chris “Atosdev” Spears! We received tons of great questions and answered all of them in the three hours. Visit /r/sota_official for the complete discussion! Richard Garriott at Barcelona Gamelab Meet Richard “Lord British” Garriott at the Gamelab Barcelona conference this coming June 28-30th in Barcelona, Spain! Richard is not only set to speak at the conference, but also will be receiving the Spanish Academy of Ineractive Arts and Sciences prestigious Honory Award! [Read More…] Comic-Con Panels with Richard Garriott and Starr Long Attending Comic-Con this coming July 20-23? Richard Garriott and Starr Long will be there to meet you! Richard has two panels with one talking about his adventures in space. The other panel is with Starr Long about Shroud of the Avatar! Explore/Create: Richard Garriott’s Adventures from Gaming Pioneer to Space Adventurer – Richard “Lord British” Garriott authored the famed “Ultima” series and coined the term “avatar”. In 2008, he became the first American second-generation astronaut when he flew to the ISS. Learn more from his new memoir “Explore/Create”. Shroud of the Avatar – Richard “Lord British” Garriott (creative director) and Starr Long (exec. producer) will discuss their latest venture, Shroud of the Avatar, currently the second highest crowdfunded video game of all time. Learn how they have developed the game while honing cutting-edge crowdfunding techniques. Panel times and location have not yet been announced. Keep watch for updates on the official Comic-Con website. Community Contest: Rock Me Avatarus! – Party Showcase Contest Get your party spot ready for a contest that’s sure to wow all the guests! Over the next two weeks, you will have the opportunity to show off your party hosting skills in today’s contest – Rock Me Avatarus – Party Showcase Contest. Contest begins now and runs until 12pm (Noon) CT on July 5th, a day after Lord British’s birthday on the 4th! [Read More…] Community Livestream: A New Look to Celestis We kicked off last week’s Community Livestream by giving players a first look at changes to the uncloned update of Celestis! Chris “Seawolf” Wolf drove the master build machine as we got a look around the scene and its surprises. Celestis is an NPC town currently in the game, but is being uncloned for Release 43. Changes are being made to make the scene takes on the theme of other nearby Perennial Coast scenes. In Celestis you will find an outdoor theatre, beautiful rock garden, and several unmentioned ‘easter eggs’! For more livestreams, be sure to subscribe to www.youtube.com/portalarium! Tech Talk Tuesday #8: Continuation of the AMA Chris ‘Atos’ Spears talks tech with community member Violation Clauth as they continue conversation after the Reddit AMA this past Tuesday! Watch the recording on Twitch here: For more livestreams, be sure to subscribe to www.youtube.com/portalarium! Weekend Flash Sales: The Lord British Collection With Lord British’s upcoming birthday on July 4th, and the subsequent mini-telethon event on July 6th, we are celebrating by putting on sale a selection of Lord British store rares at 20%* off now and through the telethon day! Below is a list of the items on sale. *Depending upon the week’s complete list of items on sale, some items may be rounded to 20% by a few fractions of a percent. Teletype: Plays D&D 1, Lord British’s first game! Telescope: Lord British loves astronomy Kobold Radiant Energy Coil Kobold Radiant Energy Capacitor Fireworks 45-Piece Assortment – Set 1 Fireworks 45-Piece Assortment – Set 3 Click here to find these items and more in the store! Make Your SeedInvest Reservation Official! A couple of weeks ago we launched the SeedInvest campaign and started taking reservations. Many of you immediately made a reservation (thank you!), but some of you have yet to be converted to campaign investments. Those of you who’ve made a reservation, please convert it to an investment! To convert, head to the official SeedInvest website, log in to your account, and from there you will be able to complete your investment. You can also go to the mentioned linked to become an investor! Thank you Avatars! Lord British and the Portalarium Team *Disclaimer: Portalarium is offering securities under Regulation CF and Rule 506(c) of Regulation D through SI Securities, LLC (“SI Securities”). The Company has filed a Form C with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with its offering, a copy of which may be obtained here: https://www.seedinvest.com/portalarium/series.b Upcoming Events Calendar June 29, 2017 – Release 43 July 3-26, 2017 – Free Trial Test #4 July 20-23, 2017 – Comic-Con Panels with Richard Garriott and Starr Long July 27, 2017 – Release 44 Aug 10 – 14, 2017 – Syndcon (Austin) Aug 31, 2017 – Release 45 Sept 1 – 4, 2017 – Dragon Con Sept 22 – 23, 2017 – Ultima Online 20th Anniversary Party Sept 28, 2017 – Release 46 Oct 13 – 15, 2017 – SotA Con – Austin 2017 Oct 26, 2017 – Release 47 Nov 9-12, 2017 – HoBLoTH IV Visit the official Community Calendar to see the great lineup of activities our amazing community has planned for this weekend! And be sure to check out this month’s Release Events thread in the SotA forums for additional events. Community Event: Ordinis Mortis Shopping Extravaganza and After Party! Music and entertainment as you look for that special find. In addition to the many town vendors we will have live people to barter and sell. We will also have GM crafters available to make items for you by order or to answer questions, plus there is always that GM buff perk. You can enjoy Fireworks and time with the community. This will be followed (as usual) with an After Party in Ordinis Mortis! 3 pm central. This may end up in Adultima, but that is still a mystery… join us! Community Event: Just 1 Life – 48 Hour Streamathon The AERIE Fund and numerous other community groups are getting together to support the Trevor Project in a 48 hour SotA themed Streamathon. The Trevor Project is a non-profit organization focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, transgender, and other minorities. To see who’s streaming over the 48 hour event, including major players like Markee Dragon, Kigu Starfish, Elaina Strongbow, and several others, see the announcement in the forums. We hope you will support this great community initiative! Community 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. Recommended Projects to Back – Crowfall In this Throne War Simulator, characters are persistent but the campaign worlds are not, thanks to voxel technology which enables fully-destructible settings. A seamless blend of an MMO with a large-scale strategy game, players are immortal champions, traveling between realms to fight in an eternal War of the Gods. Backer Shipping Addresses In preparation for shipping backers’ physical pledge rewards later this year, we have added Shipping Address fields to your Account Profile page. To enter your shipping address, log in to the SotA website, select “Account” in top right corner, then select “Edit Profile” located in top left corner, beneath your Avatar image. A reminder to be sure that support@portalarium.com is unblocked from your e-mail account! View the full article
  4. Avatars, get ready for a birthday bash like no other! Today, we are announcing a special mini-telethon around Lord British’s birthday! Event begins on July 6th and runs from 3-9pm CT. Lord British’s birthday is on July 4th, a couple of days before the telethon. Telethons are livestreamed on Twitch and include a complete schedule of developer Deep Dives, answers to your gameplay questions, community activities, prize giveaways, sales on items, and more! Celebrate with the community as the telethon approaches in one of the many soon-to-be-announced party contest celebrations! Expiring Items In honor of Lord British’s birthday, at 9pm CT, July 6, 2017, we are expiring the following content from the Add On Store (and the in-game Crown Merchants). This means that these items will no longer be available in our store after this date. Before the following items expire for good, we have put them on sale at approx. 20% off! Check out what’s currently on sale: Teletype: Plays D&D 1, Lord British’s first game! Telescope: Lord British loves astronomy Kobold Radiant Energy Coil Kobold Radiant Energy Capacitor Fireworks 45-Piece Assortment – Set 1 Fireworks 45-Piece Assortment – Set 3 Help us to achieve the following goals during this next event! As a special bonus, we are offering Telethon Funding Stretch Goal Rewards to any backer that pledges a minimum of $5 from the start of the telethon, until 9pm CT (Spending Store Credit to make $5 minimum purchase does not apply). Also, there will be Golden versions of each of these that will get added to SeedInvest $500 perk level after the telethon has concluded! Stretch Goal Rewards are: $10K: Silver Fireworks $25K: /flowerwandtrick: make a magic wand turn into flower bouquet $35K: LB Helmet with Silver Serpent: includes light source $50K: LB Throne (chair with LB symbol on it) $65K: Tuxedo with tails + 2 Magic Emotes: /birdtrick: make a bird fly out of a top hat! /endlessclothtrick: pull a long string of colored cloths from your mouth! $80K: LB Version of Moondial The above screenshot is not the LB Version and is only an example of the Moondial. LB Version currently in production. Cheer on the Devs! For every $2,500 donated, all developers on camera have to either dance, sing, or drink a shot of alcohol. Additionally, we will be spinning the Wheel of Fortune! The wheel will have 14 items at any given time, but dozens of sales will happen! Each time an item comes up it will go on sale at approx. 20% off for 1 hour. As the wheel is spun, what is selected will be replaced by something else. Items already selected will be removed for a time (some may not come back onto the wheel for the rest of the telethon). Keep in mind that some of these may never come up, so cross your fingers for your preferred item! Wheel of Fortune Flash Sales: All Lot Deeds Basements City Homes Clothing and Wings Dyes Elven Bundles Emotes Fireplaces and Lamps Furniture Games & Gustball Court Greenhouses (incl Ornate Glass Roof Rowhouse) Hats & Masks Kobold Bundles Make A Difference (incl Blood Reliquaries) Music Obsidian Bundles Pattern Packs Pavers, Fences, and Walls Pets Pipes, Fans, Umbrella & Cane Row Homes Shogun Bundles Signs Town Homes Trees & Statues Viking Bundles Village Homes Water Homes & Decorations Telethon Schedule 3:00 PM: Introduction of the Telethon 3:20 PM: Party Contest winners announced! 3:30 PM: R43 Postmortem Q&A 5:30 PM: World Building Tour 7:00 PM: Community Roundtable 7:30 PM: Event More Q&A! 8:45 PM: Wrap-up Schedule is subject to change. Check back here before the telethon begins! Win These Great Prizes! Fireworks 45-Piece Assortment – Set 1 (expiring) Fireworks 45-Piece Assortment – Set 3 (expiring) Teletype (expiring) Telescope (expiring) Kobold Radiant Energy Coil (expiring) Kobold Radiant Energy Capacitor (expiring) Lord British Fur Collared Cloak Lord British Shield Lord British vs Darkstarr Battle Banner Remote Bank Access Device Bank Upgrades COTOs and Store Credit Several items that are expiring tonight Plus more prizes from the Add On Store And several items courtesy of RelicsbyRild.com We will be giving prizes away on an hourly basis with many being given away multiple times. If you wish to win prizes during the Telethon event, be in Discord chat! We will be active on Twitch and YouTube chats as well, but they will not be our portal for prize giveaways. There will be some really awesome prizes awarded during the telethon, but you have to be present in the Discord chatroom to qualify for each drawing. Submit your questions! We will be answering questions throughout the telethon so submit them in the comments section below or through Discord during the Telethon. Please keep in mind that questions and feedback related to each segment will be given priority and really verbose questions may be skipped, as they can be a challenge to shorten and summarize live on the air. Please keep it to 3 total questions in the comments section below! Keep an eye on @ShroudofAvatar for updates before, during, and after the telethon. See you on Twitch at 3pm CT this coming July 6th! Warning: Telethon is Rated PG-13 for Alcoholic Content (might get upgraded to Rated-R depending on rate of pledges) View the full article
  5. We will be kicking off this week’s Community Livestream by giving players a first look at all the new quest content in Bloodriver Outskirts! Damien “Puuk” Foletto will be driving the master build machine as we quest around the scene and discover its hidden secrets. SPOILERS: Players following the Path of Truth encounter the Elven village of Bloodriver massacred by vigilantes from Aerie. The elves have fled for their lives into the forests upriver and invaded the home of an Elven hermit who dwells in a ruin deep in the forest. They have set traps to protect themselves from the vigilantes who have pursued them here and are harassing them still. Elven soldiers from Vertas are arriving from the north to protect them while Aerie soldiers are streaming in from the south east to try and stop all out war between the humans and elves. We hope to have this scene live in Release 43. After the scene changes go live, we have even more content, including quests, you can look forward to in future releases! The fun begins on Twitch this Friday at 4pm CT. Also join the community watching on Discord chat to ask questions about this scene. View the full article
  6. Get your party spot ready for a contest that’s sure to wow all the guests! Over the next two weeks, you will have the opportunity to show off your party hosting skills in today’s contest – Rock Me Avatarus – Party Showcase Contest. Contest begins now and runs until 12pm (Noon) CT on July 5th, a day after Lord British’s birthday on the 4th! While we encourage you to take screenshots with a full party scene, you don’t need individuals attending in order to submit and win, though we do encourage you to invite the community to fill up the space! If the spot is decorated really well with a fun party theme and the bar/dance floor/whatever space is empty, please still submit an entry. Examples of some party themes include: dances, holidays (such as Halloween), a classic bar scene, birthdays, cultural (including marriages and other similar celebrations), seasonal, midnight rave, pool party, etc. etc. SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE 3-5 screenshots of the party scene Brief 1-3 paragraphs description of the party scene, including a title, for context Bonus option: A happy birthday message to Lord British somewhere in the scene! Submit all screenshots in a single post reply to this forum thread. Deadline to submit is Wednesday, July 5th at 12pm (Noon) CT, so get those plans started now! Winners will be announced on July 6th around 4pm CT at a yet unannounced special event. We will only accept one submission per individual or group. No reuse of submission materials or locations please! This includes those in a crowd submitting separate screenshots of the host’s party, or those attending multiple parties. SCREENSHOT GUIDELINES Resolution: Minimum of 1920×1080, and always in 16:9 aspect ratio (you can trim). Quality: Use in-game settings to their maximum, no post-screenshot alterations allowed. Set the stage: Other players and staged items in the shots are great resources. Remember! UI off toggle is (Key: F9) if you wish to use it. We recommend at least one screenshot of each option for our internal presentation purposes. WINNER PRIZES 1st Place: $100 store credit, Party Hat (x10), a Fireworks 48-Piece box, and COTOs (x5) 2nd Place: $50 store credit, Party Hat (x5), a Fireworks 48-Piece box, and COTOs (x3) 3rd Place: $25 store credit, Party Hat (x3), a Fireworks 48-Piece box, and COTOs (x2) All other valid submissions: COTOs (x2), and Party Hat (x 3) * Party Hat has yet to be added to the game! If you have questions about this contest, or wish to comment on a particular submission, please post in the official contest forum thread, or ask community manager Berek. Happy partying! For the previous Trophy Room Contest title and skull prizes, we are still working on getting these fulfilled. Apologies for the delay in getting them to the winners! RULES & GUIDELINES Since this is a value-based contest, a committee of judges will be formed at Portalarium, and any tie breakers will be resolved by the committee. Any disputes or disagreements in the community on who ultimately won will NOT be tolerated as an open discussion in the forums, but sent instead as a PM to community manager Berek. Anyone attempting to subvert the contest in any way is subject to an immediate suspension and/or disqualification from the contest. Inappropriate or vulgar submissions are prohibited and will result in immediate disqualification. Submissions containing any of the following are also considered inappropriate: Sexual content or references Disparaging race, gender, or group of people Drug or alcohol abuse Death or suicide of persons real or fake Graphical bugs Depicting the state of the game in a negative manner NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. ONE ENTRY PER PERSON, PLEASE SEE COMPLETE RULES FOR OTHER RESTRICTIONS. THIS IS A SKILL-BASED CONTEST. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY / RELEASE OF LIABILITY / PRIZE ACCEPTANCE AGREEMENT MAY BE REQUIRED. View the full article
  7. This thread is for submissions and direct responses to submissions to the Rock Me Avatarus Contest ONLY. Please post questions in the... Rock Me Avatarus Contest SubmissionsView the full article
  8. Get your party spot ready for a contest that’s sure to wow all the guests! Over the next two weeks, you will have the opportunity to show off your party hosting skills in today’s contest – Rock Me Avatarus – Party Showcase Contest. Contest begins now and runs until 12pm (Noon) CT on July 5th, a day after Lord British’s birthday on the... Rock Me Avatarus – Party Showcase Contest Begins!View the full article
  9. SeedInvest is hosting a Digital Demo Day tomorrow, June 22nd, and Portalarium is included in the event! Attendees will be able to listen to several companies in addition to Portalarium on their current crowdfunding efforts. A Q&A will also follow, so here’s another chance to participate! The event begins at 2pm ET and runs until the end of Portalarium’s presentation, which officially begins at 4:45pm ET (3:45pm NBT for you New Britannians). Here is the complete schedule: TopScore – 2:00pm ET Lendsnap – 2:15pm ET GoSun – 2:30pm ET Trikke – 2:45pm ET Crema.co – 3:00pm ET HearMy Voice – 3:15pm ET Made on Main – 3:30pm ET Likeable Local – 3:45pm ET Whereby.Us – 4:00pm ET Level Therapy – 4:15pm ET Chirrp – 4:30pm ET Portalarium – 4:45pm ET Visit SeedInvest’s Webinar signup page for details. *Disclaimer: Portalarium is offering securities under Regulation CF and Rule 506(c) of Regulation D through SI Securities, LLC (“SI Securities”). The Company has filed a Form C with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with its offering, a copy of which may be obtained here: https://www.seedinvest.com/portalarium/series.b View the full article
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    Garthon, MaxLiao, and Elgarion from Legion of Myth as they share with us information about Shroud, share comic book reviews and so muchmore interesting conversations and topics! Join them every Wednesday from 4pm - 6pm CST right here on Avatars Radio
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    First of two PaxLair meetings today. Text chat and voice. Anyone and everyone can come! Meeting Notes: https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/forum/index.php?posts/821479/
  14. Hello everyone! Here is the news of the week! A New Look to Celestis Scene The Making of Arabella NPC Upcoming Reddit AMA with Richard Garriott SeedInvest Webinar Q&A with Richard Garriott Comic-Con Panels with Richard Garriott and Starr Long Weekend Flash Sales – Pets & Property Upcoming Events Calendar Community Event: Prism’s Grandmaster Tutoring Event Community Contest: RPOTA Monthly $155 Writing Contest Community Resources – Players Helping Players Recommended Project to Back: Wing Commander Orchestral Recording Vol. 2 The post Echoes From the Caverns 06-16-17 appeared first on Echoes from the Caverns. View the full article
  15. Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar: A New Look to Celestis Scene The Making of Arabella NPC Upcoming Reddit AMA with Richard Garriott SeedInvest Webinar Q&A with Richard Garriott Comic-Con Panels with Richard Garriott and Starr Long Community Livestream: Libris Ruins Tour Weekend Flash Sales – Pets & Property Upcoming Events Calendar Community Event: Prism’s Grandmaster Tutoring Event Community Contest: RPOTA Monthly $155 Writing Contest Community Resources – Players Helping Players Recommended Project to Back: Wing Commander Orchestral Recording Vol. 2 A New Look to Celestis Scene Celestis is an NPC town currently in the game, but is being uncloned for Release 43. Changes are being made to make the scene look more like other nearby Perennial Coast scenes. In Celestis you will find an outdoor theater, beautiful rock garden, and several hidden ‘easter eggs’ for you to find! The Making of Arabella NPC [From a Dev+ Forum Post Update by Kevin “UglyFist” Wells] Upcoming Reddit AMA with Richard Garriott Get your Qs ready for next week’s AMA! Richard “Lord British” Garriott and other team members will be hanging out on Reddit on Tuesday, June 20th from 11am-2pm EDT to chat with you. We will announce the AMA link on /r/SotA_Official which will point to the discussion. We are focusing this AMA on questions related to the equity crowdfunding campaign currently running through SeedInvest, though we’ll take questions about the game’s development as well. Please know that we will do our best to get to as many questions as possible, but we may not be able to answer everything in the time allotted. Thanks Shroud of the Avatar redditors for allowing us to promote the AMA! We can’t wait to have a great chat with you. SeedInvest Webinar Q&A with Richard Garriott This past Wednesday Richard Garriott teamed up with SeedInvest to put on an exclusive Q&A Webinar with the Shroud of the Avatar community. After giving an overview of Portalarium and the game, several community questions were answered about our equity crowdfunding campaign. Watch the recording of the Webinar by logging into the GotoWebinar site. Also, a reminder that if you haven’t set your reservation investment status to live yet, please do so on the official SeedInvest website, log in to your account, and from there you will see the option to complete your investment. Thank you Avatars! Lord British and the Portalarium Team *Disclaimer: Portalarium is offering securities under Regulation CF and Rule 506(c) of Regulation D through SI Securities, LLC (“SI Securities”). The Company has filed a Form C with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with its offering, a copy of which may be obtained here: https://www.seedinvest.com/portalarium/series.b Comic-Con Panels with Richard Garriott and Starr Long Attending Comic-Con this coming July 20-23? Richard Garriott and Starr Long will be there to meet you! Richard has two panels with one talking about his adventures in space. The other panel is with Starr Long about Shroud of the Avatar! Explore/Create: Richard Garriott’s Adventures from Gaming Pioneer to Space Adventurer – Richard “Lord British” Garriott authored the famed “Ultima” series and coined the term “avatar”. In 2008, he became the first American second-generation astronaut when he flew to the ISS. Learn more from his new memoir “Explore/Create”. Shroud of the Avatar – Richard “Lord British” Garriott (creative director) and Starr Long (exec. producer) will discuss their latest venture, Shroud of the Avatar, currently the second highest crowdfunded video game of all time. Learn how they have developed the game while honing cutting-edge crowdfunding techniques. Panel times and location have not yet been announced. Keep watch for updates on the official Comic-Con website. Community Livestream: Libris Ruins Tour Esteben “SorcerousSteve” Zaldivar will be driving the Unity client as we tour around the upcoming Libris Ruins scene. Libris Ruins is located in North Paladis along the Sanctus River. It is the old seat of Justice and will feature a ruined prison alongside the ruins of an ancient court. From this angle looking North we can catch sight of the prison built along the cliffs overlooking the Sanctus River while on the upper right hand corner we can spot some skycells meant to house prisoners at high altitudes. Depending on when you read this update, another Friday community livestream will have kicked off! Keep watch at www.twitch.tv/shroudoftheavatar for the next event. Weekend Flash Sales – Pets & Property With our community manager getting a dog this week for his house (in real life!), we are celebrating by putting on sale the store collection of Pets and a selection of Property at 20%* off through the weekend! Below is a list of the items on sale. Click here to find these items and more in the store! *Depending upon the week’s complete list of items on sale, some items may be rounded to 20% by a few fractions of a percent. Black Cat (digital) Black Squirrel (digital) Blackened Metal Baby Clockwork Dragon (digital) Brass Clockwork Cat (digital) Brass Clockwork Raven (digital) Ghost Cat (digital) Ghost Dog (digital) Ghost Raven (digital) Golden Eagle (digital) Grey Great Dane (digital) Silver Baby Clockwork Dragon (digital) Silver Clockwork Dog (digital) Silver Clockwork Monkey (digital) Silver Mini Automaton (digital) White Raven (digital) White Squirrel (digital) Wood Duck (digital) Player Owned Town City Lot Property Deeds (digital) Player Owned Town City Water Lot Property Deeds (digital) Player Owned Town Row Lot Property Deeds (digital) Player Owned Town Town Lot Property Deeds (digital) Player Owned Town Town Water Lot Property Deeds (digital) Player Owned Town Village Lot Property Deeds (digital) Player Owned Town Village Water Lot Property Deeds (digital) For a complete look at what’s available, visit the addon store! Upcoming Events Calendar June 29, 2017 – Release 43 July 20-23, 2017 – Comic-Con Panels with Richard Garriott and Starr Long July 27, 2017 – Release 44 Aug 10 – 14, 2017 – Syndcon (Austin) Aug 31, 2017 – Release 45 Sept 1 – 4, 2017 – Dragon Con Sept 22 – 23, 2017 – Ultima Online 20th Anniversary Party Sept 28, 2017 – Release 46 Oct 13 – 15, 2017 – SotA Con – Austin 2017 Oct 26, 2017 – Release 47 Nov 9-12, 2017 – HoBLoTH IV Visit the official Community Calendar to see the great lineup of activities our amazing community has planned for this weekend! And be sure to check out this month’s Release Events thread in the SotA forums for additional events. Community Event: Prism’s Grandmaster Tutoring Event This event is to raise awareness and benefiting Aerie Fund/Trevor Project – Just 1 Life Community Cause. We invite all Grandmaster Crafters to come and share their knowledge to new and would be Grandmasters. The only GM I cannot confirm is No Gm Tailoring Repair — its is likely to be done by then but not at time of posting. For all the rest there will be at least 1 GM there training usually we have alot more volunteer their time to catch overlaps and help us organize groups. Visit the events forum section for details and how to participate! – Lace Community Contest: RPOTA Monthly $155 Writing Contest Hear ye! Hear ye! Biographers, Historians, Diplomats, Journalists, Story Writers, Quest Designers, Videographers and Musicians! RPOTA.COM is in dire need of your amazing talents! Role-Players of the Avatar is hosting a monthly contest to award those most famous with their quill, camera, piano or lute! Simply have your creations submitted by midnight of the last day of every month to be eligible for that month’s contest! See Elgarion for (details) Community 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. Recommended Projects to Back Wing Commander Orchestral Recording Volume 2 Loved the music from Wing Commander and the first Orchestral Recording? Here’s your chance to support Volume 2! “I’ve been asked many times since then when Volume 2 would be done. This new campaign is being launched to do just that! The goal this time is to have even more of my Wing Commander music recorded with a large orchestra and choir, and released by early 2018. I’m once again humbly asking for your generous support to make history again!” – George Oldziey Backer Shipping Addresses In preparation for shipping backers’ physical pledge rewards later this year, we have added Shipping Address fields to your Account Profile page. To enter your shipping address, log in to the SotA website, select “Account” in top right corner, then select “Edit Profile” located in top left corner, beneath your Avatar image. A reminder to be sure that support@portalarium.com is unblocked from your e-mail account! View the full article