October 17 2015

The Cryptics come to New Britannia!

A rock show and stage performance both? Count me in!

This is the premier performance of Balec & the Crypical Enlightenment Travelling Show and Revue. Or you can keep it short and just go with The Cryptics.

Spy Hunter!!!

Balec posted the credits in the forum over here as well. If you liked the show, drop in, let him know, and tell them Stile sent you to them through The Caverns!

Produced, arranged and directed by:
Balec deCani

Starring the musical and theatrical talents of:
Slage McScorne
Frostra Endiki as “The Spy”
Star Katana
Leos Sunweaver
Selene Noctua

With help from our friends:
Archaon Avenguard
Sindariya Tyelma

@Eniko: This one’s for you. Cheers!

@dallas, @DarkStarr: Feature request – Cinematic camera​

Balec Fares deCani, Today at 1:33 AM

October 3 2015

Shroud of the Avatar – Musician’s Contest posted by Violation

Lute! Get yer Lute! As in a chance to win one of the lutes in the add-on store.

Looks like Duke V was feeling the beat and wants you all to do so also. The majority of the details are on the Youtube post as opposed to the forum thread, but the forum thread does indicate more coming within 24 hours.

From The YouTube poot:

The winner will be selected for the following:
1. Best looking (5 points)
2. Best sounding (10 points)
3. Cool factor (1 point)
4. Graphics and audio on the game being top notch (5 points)

Head over and get all the details!

Here is a direct hop and a skip to the forum post: https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/forum/index.php?threads/shroud-of-the-avatar-musicians-contest.38643/

November 11 2014

Check out these videos!

They Who Dwell in Darkness is a project put out by some of the members of The New Britannia Theater Troupe. First they wrote a play. Then it was recorded as an audio recording only, with voice acting and music. That in turned is played live on Avatars radio while those same people play their characters in Shroud of the Avatar and put on the play, typing the lines and using emotes in conjunction with the live radio broadcast.

If that sounds complicated, you should see what all takes place behind the scenes to do this and it’s amazing as I’ve watched them work on this how quickly they’ve gotten some serious work accomplished! When they started working on this projects I had no doubts they could put it together. I had some doubts that they could do it within the deadlines they gave themselves! Standing ovation guys!

A huge thank you to the Mad Hermit for his video efforts to capture this project! He put a LOT of time into this, as much if not more then anyone else. Truly awesome of him to do that! Lots of love from the Caverns Mad!

Shroud Of The Avatar They Who Dwell In Darkness (Live) – YouTube.

Now not to be left out when speaking of the Mad Hermit is his new video on a FULLY DECORATED Dukes Waterfront Castle! Wait, theres more.. here, read the details from the Mad Hermit himself!:

Join me as we take a stroll through this beautifully decorated Island Duke Castle commissioned by Winfield (Governor of PaxLair). All decorations were hand crafted using the in-game crafting system. The Duke Keep and Island Castle were generously donated by community member Spero Gottskraft. The decorations masterfully layed-out by the Great Decoration Designer Gaelis Trajan.

Now Enjoy his video and go give it a like!

Shroud Of The Avatar Fully Decorated Duke's Waterfront Castle – YouTube.

The New Britannia Theater Troupe

October 19 2014

The new Britannia Theater Troupe – Why is their R11 event Historical?

As you have seen they are putting on a play in the game for R11. If you have missed the press on this… are you on Mars? Ok, seriously though, if you have, Kenneth Kully just put up a nice post on this over at Ultima Codex you can check out!
So There’ll Be an In-Game Theatre Production During Shroud of the Avatar’s Release 11 Next Week – The Ultima Codex.

So I have two things!! First, because its shorter. Kenneth mentions he did not know there was a New Britannia theater Troupe! Im sure many don’t, as even though its been talked about, a lot goes on and its hard to follow up with everything. So if you want to learn more about the Troupe, go here!


Secondly and finally, I am typing a post in a forum to someone, and thought “I really should share this as a blog”. Bottom line – Why do I think this event is so important?

Ok, its a dry run, yes. Its a test run, sure. It may not work as well as desired even with a little practice ahead of time on R11, etc.

But… its majorly historical. There’s a Theater stretch goal for the game. Its an EXTREMELY important feature of the game to both Starr and Richard.

This represents literally, the first group of people putting on the first event like this, to what one day in the game may be a major aspect of game play that takes place on a regular basis by many groups.

For that reason I want to do as much video recording, airing, etc as possible. Also it will take a lot to keep me away, as I want to say “I was at the first one!”.

I hope YOU can make it!

The New Britannia Theater Troupe