Avatar’s Update #267: Vendor Variations and Improvements Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar: Game Development Vendor Variations & Improvements (cont.) New Harvestable Trees The Making of South Fetid Swamp (cont.) Heraldry Items (cont.) Release 49 Telethon Items News Announcements URGENT: Confirm Your Physical Rewards Shipping Address! Release 51 Postmortem Telethon Release 51 on the QA Server For Rent Flier (and Boards) Free Trial: Choose Any Path! Flash Sales: Hollow Log House, Trees & Plants Job Opening: Executive Assistant Upcoming Events Calendar Community Updates Virtue Marathon 2018 This Sunday The Magnificent Trophy Rooms Contest Congrats to The Syndicate Guild’s 22nd Anniversary! Did You Know: All Creatures Have Vulnerabilities! Recommended Project to Support: Wasteland 3 Resources: Players Helping Players Congrats to The Syndicate Guild’s 22nd Anniversary! Founded in 1996, The Syndicate (www.LLTS.org) turned 22 years old on February 1st. As one of the founding guilds in our SOTA community, The Syndicate is the Guinness World Record holder for the longest, continuously operating guild. Their online gaming presences host more than 1,200 members with many of them having been a part of the community for 10 to 20 years or more. Annually they host SyndCon where several hundred members get together for 5 days. We at Portalarium have attended for the past several years and there is never a shortage of questions, comments and ideas about Shroud of the Avatar. In fact, the idea for the dragon statue that you can buy from the online store and even the very earliest concepts of player run towns came out of SyndCon. The Syndicate stands out as the progenitor to what modern guilds have become. Since their founding, almost 100 million other guilds have come and gone yet they have found some kind of secret sauce to keep their presence alive and they are not shy about helping other communities tweak their formula for success when asked. Within Shroud you may find The Syndicate in their capital city of Arx Draconis, or in one of their surrounding towns.