October 30 2018

Become the Prince of the Brewing World in Shroud of the Avatar

A recent forum post in the Shroud of the Avatar Market sections of the forums caught my attention.

I am taking offers on 1200 cask of 2 year whiskey stage in 300 cask maturing per week.

I just finished stage one of my 7 year rotation and I am going to stop my current 2 year production. I had 300 more cask to keep the steady rotation but moved them into the 7 year chain.

rather than just putting these into the production of 7 year yet I am taking offers for trade and sale before I move on to stage 2 of my 7 year rotation.

each batch vendors for 96,000g with around 51,000g profit your mileage may vary based on you material cost.

I don’t have a hard price and I am not in a hurry to sell if I choose to.
nonaware, Yesterday at 5:10 PM

So to summarize this.
-They have created a Brewing system, and maintain it, that generates them approximately 51,000 Gold per week in profit or 200,000 per month.
-200K is enough to pay rent on a City lot in the game.
-It is enough to pay for basic adventuring costs, food potions, and other things (taking into account you will also earn on your adventures).

In short, proof that in Shroud of the Avatar you can be a professional ale brewer as your main in-game profession. Well done Portalarium!

Forum thread can be found here. Tell them Caverns, Dungeons, and Beyond sent ya!
~WTS~ 1200 casks of 2 year Whiskey (300 casks mature weekly) | Shroud of the Avatar Forum

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June 22 2018

Shroud of the Avatar Guide to Novia

Hello, Shroud of the Avatar folks!

I am excited to announce that community member Greyhaven recently approached me about hosting his Guide to Novia on Caverns, Dungeons, and Beyond!

A couple of quotes from Greyhaven himself:

The guide features sagely observations and useful insights from such renown figures as Sorcerous Steve, Sea Wolf, “Vas Corp Por” Koleski, “Scottie” Jones, Earl Greyshot, mysterious Arabella and not forgetting our Sovereign, Lord British, himself!

It is a large 26mb, 85 page, high-quality format PDF document containing information from over 260 Shroud of the Avatar updates. It is extensively illustrated by specially produced “pen & ink drawing-effect” pictures.

WOW! He’s not kidding, this thing is absolutely fantastic and I personally plan on printing a copy in duplex and binding it!

If you are interested in checking this out, you can download it, print it, open it in Adobe reader, or I even have it embedded on the web page for you!
http://www.thecaverns.net/Wordpress/shroud-of-the-avatar/resources/game-guides/guide-to-novia/

If you ever lose your direct link, from the menu system it is under SotA & Ultima/Game Resources – top link on that page!

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July 18 2017

SotA Crafting Contract Bid – Earn a 1 Million Gold Work Bid Bounty + An Article on This Blog!

I have seen a lot of cool events in Shroud of the Avatar. Many of which I helped create! It has been a long time since I have done anything though, and part of that is I just have not had much inspiration.

So, I came up with an idea for a bidding contest with a big payout budget, when I was tired of hitting vendors in the game.

Here’s the deal! I am looking for a full set of equipment for one of my characters. To enter the contest you must not only supply a list of the equipment you would recommend (with stats!), but please include notes as to why you are choosing each piece.

I have posted a summary piece on this in the forums over here:
WTB Heavy Armor Gaiaism Set + other items – 1 million gold bounty + Blog article | Shroud of the Avatar Forum

I will run this contest until the end of July. Meaning all entries must be submitted by July 31st, Midnight, Eastern Time.

You can PM the entries to “Sir Stile Teckel” on The Shroud of the Avatar forums or you can also email it to me using stile@thecaverns.net with the subject “Equipment Contest”. Document attachments are fine (just about any format is ok).

After I have had enough time to review all of the entries, I will pick the winner and post announcements.

You are building this to sell, and deliver, on a budget!!! You can spend more than a million gold on your time and resources, but 1 million is the payout for the sale. You do not get the gold until the equipment is being delivered. Part of this is to show that as a crafter/resource gather/thief (however you would obtain the gear), what you can do for a customer based on their budget. Whoever can do the most based on that budget, is showing how far they will go to get the business!

To sweeten the pot, and because I am just having fun doing this, the winner will also receive a full sized blog post here at The Caverns, Dungeons, and Beyond.

also receive a full sized blog post here at The Caverns, Dungeons, and Beyond

An article showcasing the final build with photos and all that good stuff!

The information you send for your entry will also be used for the article (write-ups on why you are choosing what, any photos you might include, stat information, etc). Additionally, if you’re willing there may be some interview questions.

This post will include information to where and how you can be contacted by anyone wanting to hire your services, after showing the community you are the best of the best! If you have a website, forum thread, or anything like that I will link those as well. Don’t have a website or any online presence and would like one? Maybe I can help out with that as well.

Ok, I am going to describe the “purpose” and skills being used, followed by some of my equipment thoughts. It is then your job to take it from that point.

Equipment slots to supply, include:
Head
Chest
Legs
Hands
Feet
Weapon – Polearm
Ring
Necklace

Optional:
Off hand
Belt for combat use
Back

Use:
The set is to be designed with two purposes in mind.

The first is that the set should add as much strength bonus and if possible/any as much move bonus increases it can.

The character in question will be using a Belt of the Ox (Already owned), to maximize his strength and bonuses, for carrying capacity. When not in combat of course.

This leads us to our second use. Combat.

So to talk about combat lets talk about what he will have for training. Polearms, Heavy Armor, Earth, Sun, Some tactics, and a dash of wind for dash and blink are what is planned to train for now. Character training has not begun yet.

Stat attributes im most interested in:
Strength
+ to Move
Dexterity
– To Fizzle Chances

Increases to Earth or sun spells and attunements.

Considerations:
I’m primarily guessing that most of this would be made using Gaiaism. The Chest piece would need to be heavy armor as that’s the planned armor skill. Other pieces could be heavy, light, or chain, depending on what you think would make the best setup/mix, or it could be all plate or all chain.

Don’t be afraid to be creative!


Questions? I will make sure any questions sent to me are added with answers to the comments section of this post, as well as getting back to everyone. Thank you and good luck!

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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!

Novia_Overland__R43a.jpg (7862×5671)

Novia R43 | Shroud of the Avatar Forum


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

*TOURNAMENT FOR THE KING *

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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March 6 2017

Time To Get Your Mail In Shroud of the Avatar

Miss someone screaming at you “YOU GOT MAIL!”? Maybe this will help!

With Shroud of the Avatar being a Sandbox based Online game, there will often be things we may want to build for ourselves. For me, one of those was a mail system, and I thought I would pass on the idea.

I set several of these up at various housing and vendor shops that I have.

The idea is you use a Public container to put blank sheets of paper into and label it something like “stationary.” I am only putting about a half dozen sheets in at a time so that if someone decides to “borrow” paper, I didn’t lose a lot of gold. I am keeping refill paper nearby to quickly and easily reload the paper holder.

At that point, you also need another container for people to put the notes into, and only you can remove them. I used Small Bags for this, dubbing them “mail bags.” Sat the permissions so the public can add and walla! Safe-mail delivery.

For purposes of making it clear to other people what is going on, a little decoration can go a long way. A note explaining how the system works. Inkwells, desks, and other related items to act as signifiers. At my vendor shops, I have left notes indicating I am willing to take offers, trades, etc.

Does it work? Within 48 hours of implementing this system, I have gotten mail at two vendor shops, one of which is turning into a decent sized trade. I also appreciate being able to just leave notes for other people I setup with this system, rather than remembering I need to catch them and tell them something.

Finally, to expand on it, you can use it as a sort of inter-company mailbox system. Place multiple containers, such as the small bags and indicate whose is whose. This would work well for guild houses; Player owned towns or other locations that a central mailbox for multiple people (and were permissions among them won’t be an issue), is called for.

I put this one in my house that has a lot of people coming through, living there, or using the crafting stations.

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