Shroud of the Avatar – Update of the Avatar #236

Greetings Fellow Avatars! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar:

Aerie Scene Polish

[From a Dev+ Forum Post by Esteben “SorcerousSteve” Zaldivar]

Hey guys! Sorcerous Steve here to give you a look into some of my latest work!
For this release I was tasked with making several cosmetic improvements to the City of Aerie otherwise known as the City of Truth.

Aerie Castle has been rebuilt with a full interior and now stands as a prominent landmark to the city. As Aerie is the City of Truth we made sure to accentuate the color blue throughout the city, every district has now taken on its own color palette, all of which include blue.

One of Aerie’s main city squares demarked by its use of yellow and blue architecture.

The Aerie Portside has also received a makeover, colored tents and awnings now give the portside a distinct look.

To the South, the agrarian district of Aerie has received some Greco-Roman influence from the town of Xenos. Little Xenos as it has come to be known by the locals features arches and statues amidst pink and blue architecture.

The Blue Room inside Aerie Castle.

Library inside Aerie Castle, a place where people come to pursue knowledge and truth.

See ya next time!

Esteben Zaldivar
Level Designer

Making of Hallowed Plains

On the outskirts of the Boundless Forest and to one side of the Broken Road is the Hallowed Plains, a sacred site to humans because of a massive battle once fought in this location. Kobolds do not have the same respect for this land and have begun building along the road despite protests from locals. This scene was temporarily a clone of another scene but is being completely rebuilt.

[A Dev+ Forum Post by Chris “Sea Wolf” Wolf]

Hey folks, I have a few sneak-peek screenshots of Hallowed Plains to share with you today. The area is a sacred site of an old battlefield which has recently been desecrated by Kobolds who are building a new settlement there. The new version of the map is inspired by a mix of Gettysburg and the trenches of WWI. The scene is still in a relatively early state, and I will post more screenshots as it progresses.

No Man’s Land

The Fortress

The Trenches

Chris Wolf
Level Designer


Making of Grannus Colossus

SPOILERS: Now that all three paths (Truth, Love, and Courage) are playable the devs are finishing work on the Finale part of the plot, aka The Path of the Oracle. Crucial scenes along that path are the Colossus scenes, of which there is one for each Titan and the Oracle.

[From a Dev+ Forum Post by Travis “Vas Corp Por” Koleski]

Here’s a sneak peak at progress on the Grannus Colossus!

This Colossus map is located in northern Novia, and houses the giant Colossus statue of Grannus, titan of courage. As Boreas was to the path of truth, with solving puzzles and using clues to progress to the colossus, this area is to courage (pitched battle against barbarian cannibal tribes of the north).

More to come soon! Thanks for following our progress!

Travis “Vas Corp Por” Koleski
Level Designer