Shroud of the Avatar’s design team has been going crazy with world-building as of late. In the game’s most recent newsletter, a couple of new zones are previewed as the game barrels toward Release 24.
The team showed off the final look of Nightshade Pass, complete with the fantasy requirement of a bridge and its troll. Next on the docket is Mariah Overlook, a former mountain entertainers’ commune that’s fallen on hard times: “Generations ago, visitors to the Grand Amphitheater would take in plays, witness feats of skills, or enjoy tricks performed by exotic animals. Now, visitors are lucky to escape the area with their lives.”
Finally there’s a look at the North Naryad Pinelands, a heavily forested area that used to be an active logging area. Now, like Mariah Overlook, it’s been abandoned, and players will have to uncover the reason(s) behind the desertion.