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Baking Bread

Round I: Saturday, 2:05 p.m. EDT    Round II: Sunday, 4:05 a.m. EDT

Rustic Dragon Holds Serpent Bread
What's more Ultima than baking bread? Specifically, we'll be making the Silver Serpent shaped Britannian Table Bread that was made during the Shroud of the Avatar Kickstarter Celebration and also mailed to Portalarium. I chose this bread because it's simple enough for everyone to make, even with zero baking experience. :)

To particpate, gather the following ingredients:
(metric conversions may not be wholly accurate, if you're unsure, please double check my calculations)

  • 2 C all-purpose flour (240 g)
  • 1 C bread flour (or all-purpose flour, if you do not have bread flour) (120 g)
  • 1 tsp dry yeast (regular, not rapid-rise or "bread machine" yeast) (2.8 g)
  • 1 tsp salt (5.7 g)
  • 1/8 C sugar (30 g)
  • 1 C warm milk (237 mL)
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted (9.5 g)
  • 1/4 - 1/2 C lukewarm water (59 - 119 mL)

Come to the event to learn what to do with them! We will be baking bread twice during the Telethon. Each round of bread baking is divided into four parts:

  • Initial mixing/kneading (35 min. + 90 min. rising)
  • Shaping the dough (30 min. + 60 min. rising)
  • Baking (10 min. + 45 min. baking)
  • Cooling (5 min.)

Anyone who joins the hangout and bakes with us will get a prize. If the hangout is full, send a pic of your finished bread to and you'll get a prize too!

Introduction to the Weyrmount

Saturday, 7:05 p.m. EDT

Weyrmount Title Page

The Weyrmount MOO, like The Hearth of Britannia, is a home for wayward Dragons. However, it is a home of a very different kind. Come learn all about what the Weyrmount is, how it works, and how to join from veteran Werymount denizen, Sorceress Dragon.

If you want to study up ahead of time and come with questions, check out the Official Weyrmount F.A.Q.

Fanfiction Spotlight

Round I: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. EDT    Round II: Sunday, 2:05 a.m. EDT

Have you ever written anything about or inspired by Ultima? Did you participate in the SotA Underworld Fanfiction? If so, come share it! There are two Fanfiction Spotlights during the Telethon, each one with three available slots. Anyone who participates in the Spotlight gets a prize, anyone who does it in costume gets a better prize, and the winner (by votes) gets the best prize. :)

Round I: Saturday, 19:30 EDT
Round II: Sunday, 2:05 EDT
  • Slot I (2:00-2:10): Shadow of Light Dragon
  • Slot II (2:10-2:20): Available!
  • Slot III (2:20-2:30): Available!

To nab a spot in the Spotlight, email If you've got a longer fanfiction, we can get you two or even three slots if need be.

Music Conservatory

Round I: Saturday, 3:05 p.m. EDT    Round II: Sunday, 5:05 a.m. EDT

If you sing or play an instrument, this is the place for you. Come share your talents and play something from Ultima or something Ultima inspired. There are two Music Conservatories during the Telethon, each one with four available slots. Anyone who participates in the Conservatory gets a prize, anyone who does it in costume gets a better prize, and the winner (by votes) gets the best prize. :)

Round I: Saturday, 15:05 EDT
Round II: Sunday, 5:05 EDT
  • Slot I (5:10-5:20): Richard Pickles
  • Slot II (5:20-5:30): Available Available!
  • Slot III (5:30-5:40): Available Available!
  • Slot IV (5:40-5:50): Available Available!

To nab a spot in the Conservatory, email

Pen of the Hearth

Round I: Saturday, 6:05 p.m. EDT    Round II: Sunday, 3:05 a.m. EDT

Inspired by Pen of the Avatar, Pen of the Hearth aims to recreate the magic made during Stephen Daniele's excellent segments. Our goal for the two rounds of Pen of the Hearth is to create a design for The Heath of Britannia. Why? Just watch...

Your host, Rustic Dragon, will be sketching while your co-host, David Peters whips it up in 3D. Additionally, we'll be joined during Round 1 by the man himself, Stephen Daniele, Lead Concept Artist for Shroud of the Avatar! Input from the community is welcome.

Treasures from the Origin Museum

Round I: Saturday, 2:40 p.m. EDT    Round II: Saturday, 11:05 p.m. EDT
Round III: Sunday, 5:30 a.m. EDT    Round IV: Sunday, 11:05 a.m. EDT

Joe Garrity holding a box

In addition to being a tremendously generous sponsor of the Telethon of the Avatar, Joe Garrity has been a fixture at The Hearth since its inception. Joe's narrow dives into his unique and amazing collection have quickly become the favorite of many Hearth of Britannia regulars. Be sure to tune in to hear Joe give the history of the amazing prizes he donated as well as other, always awesome stories from The Origin Museum.

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