July 22 2018

Shroud of the Avatar, It’s Developer’s, & It’s Community – In the News

It look’s like we will see Shroud of the Avatar on Amazon at some point!

So let’s look at what else is going on?

Over here, Richard Garriott was on a podcast.
PODCAST: Richard Garriott's real life as amazing as his virtual worlds

Richard Garriott to be a speaker at devcom 2018, according to this article.
Gamasutra – Press Releases- NRW Indie Area at devcom 2018: North Rhine-Westphalia supports independent developers

Richard Garriott get’s a brief mention in this article.
Game review: Tempest 4000 is a classic you can’t keep down | Metro News

Both Starr Long and Richard Garriott are included in an upcoming book. You can see some exceprts here!
Gamasutra – Book Excerpt: A behind-the-scenes look at building Ultima Online

According to this article, Players gave over $4000.00 in items away to other players. Wow!

Over $4000 USD Given Away, The Ripple Effect, Walhalla Museum Opening Party • Shroud Of The Avatar – KABALYERO – Knight Of New Britannia

Looks like Shroud of the Avatar partner Travian games is adding some other partners.
Gamasutra – Press Releases- Travian Games reveals two new games: 4Sight and Startrail Destiny

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August 10 2017

Shroud of the Avatar – Travelers’ Tavern Grand Opening Party and HUGE SALES! August 11th 7 PM NBT

This notice was posted over in the forums by Valkaryie. Given I run shops in the New Brittania Market, I absolutely had to pass it on!

Travelers' Tavern Grand Opening Party and HUGE SALES! August 11th 7 PM NBT | Shroud of the Avatar Forum

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July 5 2017

SotA R43a Map by Birko and TOURNAMENT FOR THE KING

Wow! Birko makes and impressive map. Like that thumbnail your seeing? Then go get the whole thing in full size!

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Novia R43 | Shroud of the Avatar Forum

Looking for a Tournament or just something cool to do in Shroud of the Avatar?


Hear ye, Hear ye!!

You are cordially invited to join the Orders Guilds for the third year in celebrating the birth of our King, @Lord British, with a PVP event. as a part of the Kings Day Festivities.

This year we will be hosting the event during the Birthday Bash Telethon, July 6th.

Get the details over here.
TOURNAMENT FOR THE KING | Shroud of the Avatar Forum

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January 30 2017

Shroud of the Avatar – “Auction Feb 12th 8pm EST – En Nox”

I have a few updates for everyone I am going to try to get out. I am extremely buried with work this week, though, so am going to be keeping them very brief so that you get the info. I won’t be making much in the way of comments this time around!

Hello Novia!

Do you have Items that are taking up space in your bank? It is time to clear out those Pledge Items, Resources, and other things you just want gone. On Sunday Feb 12th 8pm EST at En Nox on Elysium bring your Items to sell and your coin purse to purchase some items


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February 19 2016

Grab Some Metal Folding Chairs and Hope Some Wrestlers Swing Them At Each Other In Shroud of the Avatar

Another event you may be interested in if part of the SotA community, posted over in the forums.

Sandillox Wrestling Federation *Beginning at the End* 2pm NBT 2/27/16

Sandillox Entertainment would like to present *~Beginning at the End~* Windy Fields Stadium located in Rift’s End
Event to start 2pm NBT Sat Feb 27Th

zone to Majoria or Apollox Evanheart

So head on over and get the full details on the post. Please let them know The Caverns sent you!


February 19 2016

S – H – R – o – U – D – BINGO!

Ok, maybe not quite but there will be Bingo in Shroud of the Avatar this weekend. With store prizes!

As someone who has won a LOT of contests, drawings’etc in the SotA community. I can tell you to win, all you need to do is kepe participating and goodies will eventually end in your lap. Don’t play, you can’t win.

This event is being coordinated by the event coordinators Sandillox this Saturday (2/20/16).

BINGO Bango! Feb 20th 8pm-10pm NBT – Store Credit Prizes

You can head over to the post in the forums for all the details!


Hey, tell them The Caverns sent you!

January 29 2016

Lost Video found – Richard Garriott 2014 Roundtable at Dragon Con / Shooter Jennings to play inside Shroud Of The Avatar

This video was just recently located and put on Youtube for you!

This is the Shroud of the Avatar round table / presentation given at Dragon*Con 2014. It is hosted by Richard Garriott and Starr Long, both famous for their work with the Ultima Series of Origin Systems. Starr Long is known mostly for his work on Ultima Online.

This is pertty cool. I did an article a little while back on Shooter Jennings new album Countach. An album in which Richard Garriott pays a visit!

Apparently Shooter Jennings decided that if Richard is going to visit him, maybe he should visit Lord British?

Because- Shooter Jennings is playing in Game on 2/22/16 at 7PM CST!

January 8 2016

Looking for something to do in SotA? Go on a Taming Safari!

Happening tomorrow, January 9th from 2pm to 4pm this seems like a great event!

Posted by Sindaryia over in the Shroud of the Avatar forums.

During the Taming Safari you will learn the basics of taming, than go out and pratice it under my surveilance (GM Bonus) and in the end we will go and see the big ferocious brown spider in her living area. The number of participants is limited to 14 so reserve better now. First comes first served.

If this sounds like something you are interested in, get over to the thread and read all the details.

2pm Greeting and getting to know each other
2:15pm Theory of taming, for advanced people already taming time
2:45pm handing out the starter kits (cotaining a taming whistle and 10 taming collars)
3pm pratice taming
3:45pm take a look on the most dangerous tameable pet these days​

I have heard that this is event really needs some more participants, it is a great event, and it needs your help to be as awesome as it should be. So if your free why not give it a try? Tell them Stile sent you!

Well, actually in this case to be fair, tell them Kate from The Caverns Guild sent you as it was she who passed this one my way. Thank you Kate!

Have an event you want promoted? Please send an email to me at stile@thecaverns.net

Please include in the email (preferably as an attachment but however you want to do it), a write-up of the event that I can use. If you can include an image (or several) that can accompany the piece that would be fantastic! I will review it and as long as it looks good do my best to get it out for you quickly! If for any reason It is a piece I do not feel comfortable posting I will let you know so that you are not left wondering. Finally please let me know what name you want used for proper credits.

November 11 2015

Winfield wants to meet with all the PoT owners

So this upcoming Sunday, Winfield of Paxlair is calling for all Player Owned Towned owners to meet-up for discussions.

Welcome everyone! I am Winfield, the Governor of PaxLair.

Since Release 10 on September 28, 2014 player town leaders, citizens, and interested people came together in All Towns Gatherings in New Britannia. We continue this.

There are MANY player towns now and they are growing. As such, it is impractical for all player towns to stand up and introduce themselves. However, we can certainly bring topics of interest to all people in the audience where someone can have the “platform” for a few minutes. We will use TeamSpeak to help things go faster and have radio and tv streams as well.

I hope the Gathering helps produce new ideas and be a great social opportunity too.
-Partial Forum quote from Winfield

Interested? Then get over to the forum post and read it all!


November 6 2015

Extra Life: Let’s Raise Money for Sick Kids!

That is the title of the post that Browncoat Jayson made over in The Shroud of the Avatar forums.

Taking place in 15 hours, give or take a few at the time I am posting this. On 11/7/15 at 8AM CST begins a 24 hour gaming telethon to raise money for kids!

Browncoat needs your help to raise money for this great cause using this great medium! Go over to
and donate! WAIT!!! You have a chance at winning great things!!!

There are three tiers of prizes available. The first will be drawn every two hours, and anyone who donates for me during the event is eligible to win.
Add-On Store Credits in $5 (5), $10 (2), and $20 (2) denominations
Steam keys for Kingdom (2), and RPG Maker: VX Ace Deluxe
T-shirts (3), Beanies (2), Oracle Coin, Lord British/Darkstarr Challenge Coin, and a set of Lord British Pint Glasses, all from Relics by Rild
A second tier of prizes have a higher value, so only those who donate at least $25 will be eligible to win. These will be drawn at the end of the livestream.
Steam keys for Fallen: A2P Protocol and a Shroud of the Avatar Adventurer pledge
Four (4) Aether Vibration Amplifier Consoles, courtesy of Avatars Radio
The grand prizes are quite unique! The top three supporters will be announced at the end of the livestream, and will have their choice of prize! You can donate multiple times, and I will calculate your total if you want to compete for these excellent items.
A signed Shroud of the Avatar: New Beginnings comic, with the one-of-a-kind original comic board used to create it, courtesy of Indi Martin and W.O. Billman II. This is a unique prize from a fabulous artist!
A Custom Lego Mini-figure of your character, courtesy of Joseph Drasin. You will get to work with Joseph to make sure it matches your character. The last time this prize was offered, someone upgraded to a Duke pledge just to get it!
A handcrafted ceramic mug decorated with Lord British’s symbol, courtesy of Relics by Rild. Lord British himself has a pair of these mugs, but it has never been available for sale! You will be in exclusive company with this prize.
Prizes are limited to one per person. If you win a higher tier prize, I’ll redraw a winner for an earlier prize. Thanks for understanding!

Thank you to everyone who donated prizes! The generosity and compassion of this community never fails to amaze me!

Last edited: Yesterday at 12:29 AM
Browncoat Jayson, Oct 9, 2015

There’s a Full schedule of awesome events to support this taking place!!!

Calendar of Events
7:30 – 8:00 AM: Introduction
8:00 – 9:00 AM: Character Creation and the Tutorial
9:00 – 11:00 AM: Deck creation, skills tutorial, and game mechanics
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Church of the Dark Star with Amber Raine
12:00 – 2:00 PM: At the Bear Tavern
2:00 – 3:00 PM: Welcome Quest
3:00 – 4:00 PM: Gustball
4:00 – 5:00 PM: “The Shape of Things to Come” by the Caverns
5:00 – 6:00 PM: Avatars Radio Race
6:00 – 7:00 PM: Shardfall Free-for-All
7:00 – 8:00: Port Phoenix Social Night
8:00 – 9:30 PM: Vengeance 1-on-1 PVP Tournament
9:30 – 10:30 PM: Fishing with Winfield
10:30 – 11:00 PM: Journey to the Hidden Vale
11:00 PM – 1:00 AM: Dragonsmeet at the Hearth of Britannia
1:00 – 2:00 AM: Yo, Hometown Cribs
2:00 – 3:00 AM: Grand Tour
3:00 – 5:30 AM: Open Questing
5:30 – 7:30 AM: Explore Novia! with royalsexy
7:30 – 8:00 AM: Thank you and Signoff

There is MUCH MORE INFORMATION on his post, so go over and read it to make sure you have all the details!!!