The weekend brings us a new update to the Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues website that showcases the crafting sigil, some new Avatar outfits, the lavish Lord of the Manor home, and more. A sampling:
The Crafting Sigil displays the three rings of Crafting: Gathering, Refining and Production. Each ring contains five different skills. The innermost ring is the Gathering Ring and includes: Mining, Forestry, Agriculture, Field Dressing, and Foraging. The middle ring is the Refining Ring and includes: Smelting, Milling, Textiles, Tanning, and Butchery. The outermost ring is the Production Ring and includes Blacksmithing, Carpentry, Tailoring, Cooking, and Alchemy.
The rings represent the paths required to make items. For instance you use Mining to get Ore. You then smelt that Ore into sheets, wire, ingots, and sword blanks. Finally you use those smelted items to create weapons, armor, and tools.