The latest issue of the Shroud of the Avatar newsletter is hot off the press and contains a bunch of fun holiday events and items, both player-created and developer designed. The letter kicks off, however, with a look at the interior of Hilt Fortress, a forbidding looking location filled with dark rooms, defaced friezes and stone carvings and much more.
Sticky webs seem to halt intruders at every turn, and of course the spiders immediately attack any who dare trespass. At the chamber's center, a huge nest stretching to the ceiling is adorned at its base with many corpses that have been sucked of blood yet still carry treasures to loot... The players are welcome to continue delving further downward in search of the real Obsidian Forge... The kobolds wish them luck...
In addition to Hilt Fortress, players have taken to the creative side and the newsletter details Diamond Fields, one of the newest player-owned towns; a video featuring a look at locations throughout the game set to music that you can watch below (it's amazing!); a video of a 7-piece musical performance; Holly Wreath hats coming with Release 25; and a Snow Family that can be purchased as an add-on in a bundle or each snow person can be bought separately.
Read the full letter on the Shroud of the Avatar site.