At some point in the near future, Portalarium promises players will be able to begin exploring the overworld map of Mistrendur in Shroud of the Avatar. According to the game’s latest newsletter, this will take place “sometime” during Release 74 when the devs roll out Episode 2 content.
To get players ready for the new content, Portalarium is preparing details on the location selection process for Player Owned Town reservations in the new continent. This will cover both establishing a new town or moving one from Novia or the Hidden Vale. Of course, not all content will be available as soon as the content goes live, the developers will roll out more as the year goes on.