“Yew” is a name well-known to fans of Ultima, and the town’s namesake lives on in its spiritual successor, Shroud of the Avatar. For Release 50, the team is working on “uncloning” the current version and giving this new Yew its own identity.
“The Elven city of Yew has been shielded from outsiders by a nearly constants shroud of fog that only clears during certain alignments of the heavenly bodies,” Portalarium said. “The city itself is full of wonderful Elven architecture and because of the natural foggy defenses has never been fortified.”
Other projects that the team is tackling for the new year include improvements for its map system and the Wild Boar Clan. Release 50 is scheduled for January 25th and will be the second-to-last update before the game officially launches in March.