Luca’s Boarding House

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Luca Xante setup a boarding house (a 4-story row lot) dedicated to new players. It is located in Ordinis Mortis, near the expert Crafting Pavillion.

It has multiple living quarters and will expand based upon needs.

One resident is already living there, so he has room for five other players.

Residents also have access to a vendor where they can sell their wares.

This home is totally free for people to use. Contact Luca Xante in-game for access.

Results from January’s Order’s Auction

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21 JAN 2017 – Tonight, Violation Clauth held an Auction in Ordinis Mortis.

These are the items and their selling prices:

Living On A Prayer Sheet Music – Didn’t meet reserve
Magic Sheet Music – 1,000 gold
Benefactor’s Vanduul Polearm – Didn’t meet reserve
Grey Pine Wand of Necromancy +12 6,000 gold
Bronze Shortsword +5 Made by Lord British 85,000 gold
Founders Artisan Tool Reward 30,000 gold
Tiny Airship Decoration Pet 9,000 gold
Village Stone 1-story Basement – Didn’t meet reserve
25 COTOs 50,000 gold
Pure White Dye 2,000 gold
Pure White Dye 2,000 gold
Countach Pink Dye 3,000 gold
Countach Pink Dye 3,000 gold
Ornate Cornicopia 2016 Giveaway went to The Hendoman

The next auction is Saturday, February 18th at 8:00 PM Eastern.

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Shopping Extravaganza

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On Sunday, January 15th, the citizens of Ordinis Mortis held an event called “Shopping Extravaganza”. Players from all over Novia gathered together for a fun day of shopping, crafting, skill training by Grandmasters, music, and a fireworks show. The event was managed by Minerva and it was a huge success.

Minerva said, “I am very grateful for the town pulling together to create such a fun day and for a fantastic community. I enjoy the memories that are made and today sure was a good one. Wonderful turn out and wonderful people. Plus Fireworks!! What else could a person ask for??”

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Katakaio took a video of the event, including the fireworks show. You can watch it here: https://www.twitch.tv/katakaio/v/115021946

In other news, a new vendor popped-up in Ordinis Mortis selling interesting items. I will leave the reader on their own to seek out that vendor, but the best way to find this special vendor, is to visit Ordinis Mortis. Upon arrival, go to the Vendor Information Center (first building on the right). Read the “Ordinis Mortis Vendor Guide 505” by clicking on the book on the table. Then use the Town Crier to locate Sean Silverfoot from the list of homeowners. Click on his name, then click the “Set Compass Destination” button and use the compass to locate his vendor.

St. Knut’s Day Party

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On January 13, friends and citizens of Ordinis Mortis gathered together in a Swedish tradition called, “St. Knut’s Day” and took down the Christmas tree.

The party began with an hour of music. Party organizer Urwendor Donderrion says:

“The old saying “Tjugondedag Knut Christmas danced out” means that Christmas celebrations end on tjugondedag knot, that is, January 13, with games and dancing around the Christmas tree followed by the Christmas tree looting.

In the older tradition and elsewhere in Europe are taking out Christmas January 7, that is, when we celebrate Twelfth Night. Knut The day is named after the Danish Duke Canute Lavard, murdered January 7, 1131 and was later canonized. His death happened to be the day after Epiphany, when Christmas was over. But at the end of the 1600s extended Christmas celebrations with a week, and the name Knut moved 7 to 14 January. The reason was that every great church festival in earlier times had an after eight days later, a so-called octave.

The King Knut is mentioned in the Farmer’s Almanac, the Danish King Knut, who also was declared a saint and who was the patron of the medieval Knutsguilds. Guilds were a form of medieval trading companies. Knutsguilds arranged sometimes knot balls, which are likely to affect twentieth-knot and Christmas tree looting.

Take the opportunity to gather adult and children to one last Christmas party with singing and dancing games around the Christmas tree, Christmas tree looting and fish pond in conclusion. Prepare Christmas tree plundering by hanging up the goodies in the tree, such as candy cones, candy-filled crackers, fancy gingerbread with icing, candy cane canes and other treats that can be eaten. In the past they hung apples in the tree.

Tips for a fun Christmas party looting
1: Eat gingerbread
2: Play and dance last few laps around the Christmas tree. Dance games as: “Fox surprises over the ice” but also dance game “Little frogs”.
3: Sacking Christmas tree at all the goodies and dress
4: Fix the fish pond for children.

When the party is over to pick away the last Christmas decorations and pack them down for next Christmas. Astrid Lindgren’s book “Pippi Longstocking has Christmas tree plundering ‘depicting traditional Christmas tree looting.”

After the music celebration, Halte Khaza led everyone around the Christmas tree, playing the traditional tunes “Carousel” and “Small Frogs”, and then the tree was taken down.

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Let’s Help Out Doug’s (IronMaiden) Chemo Relief Fund via GoFundMe

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Earlier this week, IronMaiden stated on the SOTA forum, “I was just diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in November, I no longer have any time and I need money to pay medical bills.” Source: https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/forum/index.php?threads/wts-all-my-stuff-in-one-bundle.76274/

Thoughts and prayers came from the SOTA community, but Thexedor Markhamm suggested a GoFundMe project if a single buyer of the $25,000 account could not be found.

Thexedor Markhamm, a member of the SOTA community says, “As many of you may be aware one of our community members is in need of our help. He recently discovered he has stage 4 colon cancer. Doug (IronMaiden) has been a long-time backer and supporter of Shroud of the Avatar. He has 7 accounts (ranging from LOTM to Edelmann), multiple add-on store purchases, and several player bought items and lot deeds. He is heavily invested (as you can imagine), but now needs to cash out to relieve the overwhelming medical bills required to continue his chemo treatments. Doug originally sought a single investor to buy all accounts, but due to the size and value of Doug’s investment it has proven difficult.” Source: https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/forum/index.php?threads/dougs-ironmaiden-chemo-relief-fund-gofundme.76451/

These circumstances affected the Ordinis Mortis Player Owned Town community because Boidoc Farinster hangs out with Ordinis Mortis citizens on a regular basis. Boidoc Farinster is a guild member of the “Wardens of the Dead” guild. Doug’s son runs the “Wardens of the Dead” guild and Boidoc Farinster is his brother-in-law.

A GoFundMe project was setup here: https://www.gofundme.com/dougs-chemo-relief-sota-cta to help IronMaiden with medical bills. People who give $25 or more will receive a special in-game cloak. People who donate $100 or more will participate in a special auction.

Gold Crowns Purchasable Items

Gold Crowns of the Obsidians (COTOs) are one of the types of rare COTOs that can drop in-game from almost any activity, with higher occurrences on higher level creatures and resource nodes. Gold Crowns can be used to pay for various things including paying taxes (versus in-game gold), buying rare Obsidian Potions that boost things like carry capacity or gathering speed, and they can even be used to repair maximum durability on items. In addition to dropping in-game, Gold Crowns are also available in the Add-On Store.

Gold Crowns Purchasable Items