Shroud of the Avatar – Update of the Avatar #252

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

New Low-level Mines

Until now the mines have been Tier 5 dungeons making it impossible for low-level players to find high concentrations of ore. After many requests from the community for a long time and a roundtable at SotA Con Austin the devs have made the decision to add three Tier 2 mines to Novia. Each mine is located along one of the three paths (Truth, Love, Courage) approximately between the outskirts map and the starting town for that path. The mines are mainly sources of metal ore (iron and copper) with a very small occurrence of gold or silver (no gems).

The Making of Lost Whiteguard Silver Mine

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

Hey folks, I have some screenshots to share of the upcoming Tier 2 mine, Lost Whiteguard Silver Mine. This will be one of three low-level mines that are planned for this release.

This mine was once a primary supplier to local military units. After a collapse, it hasn’t been used in decades. Its recently been unearthed by Ebon Dawn humans.

The East ChamberThe Lower Passage (east side)The Lower Passage (west side)The Upper ChamberThe Cavern

Chris Wolf
Level Designer

The Making of Understorm Gold Mine

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

Hey guys, Sorcerous Steve here to give you an update on my latest map! The Understorm Gold Mine, a new Tier 2 Mine in the Longfall Region. The Understorm Gold Mine is a functioning elven mine located in a mossy, wet cavernous environment made for the extraction of copper and gold…

Much of the mine is dark but in areas such as these where sunlight comes in we can catch a glimpse of the forest above: The Longfall Woods.

Stalagmites fill this flooded area of the mine.

Moss covered planks and beams line the hallway that leads to the eastern section of the mine.

Banners at the mine entrance indicate the presence of elves, these may be elves that have now gone bad…

Mining in these caves is backbreaking work, a recent accident left this elf to be sent home in a body bag.

A dangerous job indeed.

See you next time!

Esteben “SorcerousSteve” Zaldivar
Level Designer

First Look at Broken Echoes Silver Mine

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

Broken Echoes Silver Mine is a Tier 2 mine located in the South Paladis region. It’s a working mine, run by Satyrs and Fauns.

Here’s some early screenshots:

Travis “Vas Corp Por” Koleski
Level Designer

Truth, Love, and Courage Armor

One of the items backers have talked about since early in the Kickstarter even, was principle and/or virtue based weapons ‘n armor.  Looks like Portalarium has started quest reward armors for the Principles.

[A Dev+ Forum Post by Starr “Darkstarr” Long]

Starting in Release 48 Avatars will be able to quest for pieces of the fabled armors of Truth, Love, and Courage. Each piece of armor has been lost but can be recovered by intrepid followers of the principles.

For now we have just built the helms and chest pieces but eventually there will be a full set of armor for each including gauntlets, boots, and legs.

Here are the pieces that Fletcher @Scathanna Kinnear has built so far.

Cloth Armor of Truth

Plate Armor of Courage:

Leather Armor of Love: