There have been a number of updates to the official Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues website over the past few weeks, with the latest update focusing on the The Sigil of Magic and how it connects the nine schools of magic, a new founder-only collector's coin, details on crafting and the tables we'll be using, and more. A handful of paragraphs below:
There are nine schools of magic in Shroud of the Avatar: the eight elemental schools of Fire, Air, Water, Earth, Sun, Moon, Life, and Death with the ninth school of Chaos in the center of them all. Each school has a focus. Fire magic, for example, directly damages your enemies but also has a tendency to light them on fire, prolonging the damage dealt. Water magic on the other hand is about slowing your opponents with ice and healing your allies with soothing rains. The sigil represents how all the schools relate to each other and it will appear inked on parchment, carved into stone, sewn into cloth and minted into metal coins.
Hello again! Scottie here, with a new thread showing off some of our Crafting Stations that are in-progress as we speak.The idea of these tables is that they are mostly devoid of any tools and ingredients (these get placed on the table's interface as icons when you begin a crafting (recipe)). Assuming the recipe is a success, the tools will get a little worn and will remain to be placed back into your inventory, the expendable ingredients will all vanish, and these will be replaced by the icon(s) for whatever crafting creation you've just made! As you can see below, our first few tables were somewhat simplistic and allowed us to test the look of the things as we barely started dealing with functionality. They are relatively empty of any major table-surface details, but I'll eventually be going back and adding stuff like stains, splotches of paint, wood chips, sawdust, etc.
As you can see, somewhat simplistic, and in the case of the Milling Table, quite anachronistic (What exactly is supposed to be in that black box under the table,.gearworks? We'll never know.). The final look of these tables is still somewhat under debate.as you can imagine. The Woodworking Table, however, IS based on the age-old designs of tables such as this throughout history. Once they got the basic needs figured out, the essential concept of these types of tables really hasn't changed. For that one, I'll just most likely be sprucing up its detail level a bit. As we got further along in the process, though, and I had a chance to sit down with Richard and really hammer the designs out better, we got some MUCH better inspiration for some of the more recent tables.
These crafting stations are works-in-progress, and Scottie plans to go back and touch a few details here and there. A total of eleven crafting stations are planned, so Scottie still has three left to do. The Spinning Table, where rough materials like spider silk, plant fiber, and wool or fur, are spun into a variety of threads that can be used to make cloth. The Weaving Table, where the thread you crafted with the spinning table gets woven into rough and fine cloth, (and possibly even decorative tapestries, and rugs). And, finally, the Tailoring Table, where the cloths you have made and even the leathers you've tanned and dyed, get assembled into a variety of clothing and armor.