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29.09.2020

O'dyllita Soundtrack

29 September 2020 
 

 

Greetings Adventurers,

 

If you have not already seen the - O'dyllita: Overture | Piano Concerto video uploaded on our Black Desert Online YouTube channel earlier this year, here is your chance.

 

Not only does VIII. O’dyllita : Overture (Piano Concerto) offers a glimpse into the once barren landscape of O’dyllita, but it also contains a haunting and passionate violin performance that expresses the lament of the Ahib.

 

 

 

We would like to at least show you the entire tracklist of the OST you’ll hear in O’dyllita.   

  

Track List

 

VIII. O'dyllita: Overture (Piano Concerto) 

Composed by Hwiman Ryu 

Arranged by Inro Joo 

Orchestrated by David Christiansen 

Pianist: Charlotte Steppes 

Orchestra: Staatskapelle Weimar 

Conductor: Christian Frank 

 

 

VIII. O'dyllita: O'draxxia 

Composed & Arranged by Inro Joo 

 

 

VIII. O'dyllita: Bahit Sanctum 

Composed & Arranged by Jiyoon Kim 

 

 

VIII. O'dyllita: Starry Midnight Port 

Composed & Arranged by Hwiman Ryu 

Strings: JAM Strings 

 

 

VIII. O'dyllita: Field Theme #1 Encounter with the Ahib 

Composed by Hwiman Ryu 

Arranged by Jochen Flach 

Orchestrated by David Christiansen 

Orchestra: BSSO (The Budapest Scoring Symphonic Orchestra) 

 

 

VIII. O'dyllita: Field Theme #2 A Fleeting Peace 

Composed by Hwiman Ryu 

Arranged by Dong Joon Oh 

 

 

VIII. O'dyllita: Field Theme #3 Arising Star

Composed & Arranged by Jiyoon Kim 

 

 

VIII. O'dyllita: Field Theme #4 Lament of the Ahib 

Composed & Arranged by Hwiman Ryu 

Violinist: Balázs 

 

 

VIII. O'dyllita: Field Theme #5 Vengeance in Minuet

Composed by Hwiman Ryu 

Arranged by Dong Joon Oh & Hwiman Ryu 

 

 

VIII. O'dyllita: Field Theme #6 Arid Wasteland 

Composed & Arranged by Jiyoon Kim 

 

 

VIII. O'dyllita: Field Theme #7 Dark Thorns

Composed & Arranged by Hwiman Ryu 

 

 

VIII. O'dyllita: Field Theme #8 Land of Darkness 

Composed & Arranged by Jiyoon Kim 

 

 

VIII. O'dyllita: Field Theme #9 Trill of Wraiths

Composed by Hwiman Ryu 

Arranged by Dong Joon Oh 

 

 

VIII. O'dyllita: Field Theme #10 Ruins of Black Blood 

Composed by Dong Joon Oh 

Arranged by Jiyoon Kim 

 

 

VIII. O'dyllita: Field Theme #11 Escalating Tension 

Composed by Hwiman Ryu 

Arranged by NBR 

 

 

VIII. O'dyllita: Field Theme #12 Labyrinth of the Grotesque

Composed & Arranged by Inro Joo 

 

 

VIII. O'dyllita: Field Theme #13 Shade of the Ancients 

Composed & Arranged by Dong Joon Oh 

 

 

VIII. O'dyllita: Field Theme #14 Clouds of War

Composed & Arranged by Hyoung Woo Roh 

Strings: JAM Strings 

 

 

VIII. O'dyllita: On the Path #1 

Composed & Arranged by Hwiman Ryu 

Violinist: Balázs 

 

 

VIII. O'dyllita: On the Path #2 

Composed & Arranged by Hwiman Ryu 

 

 

VIII. O'dyllita: On the Path #3 

Composed & Arranged by Hwiman Ryu 


 

 

O'dyllita finally arrives next week so stay tuned while you enjoy the beautiful sounds of the new expansion coming soon!

28.09.2020

Monthly Loyalty - October 2020

28 September 2020 
 

Period: October 1 (00:00 UTC)–October 31 (23:59 UTC)

Earn bonus items depending on how many Pearls you spend during the special promotional period!

  • The Monthly Loyalty event from September will be reset and the Monthly Loyalty information, which tracks how much Pearls you spend, will be reset at October 1 (00:00 UTC). Please take note of the promotion date of this loyalty program and make sure to collect all bonus rewards within the given promotional period. The bonus rewards for September will no longer be available and new bonus rewards for October will replace them. 

 

Please make sure to claim the bonus reward items within the promotional period!

Total Pearls Spent

Bonus Rewards

500

Max HP Increase Scroll x1,

Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) x1,

Blessed Message Scroll (100 min) x1

2,000

Elion's Tear x2,

Elion's Blessing x1,

Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) x1,

Blessed Message Scroll (100 min) x1

5,000

Mount Skill Change Coupon x1,

Brilliant Crimson Fire Flower x3,

Fruit of Yianaros x3,

Mysterious Blue Conch x3,

Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) x2,

Blessed Message Scroll (100 min) x2

10,000

*Contract: [Transaction Maid] Fairy Irene x1,

Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) x2,

Blessed Message Scroll (100 min) x2

20,000

Artisan's Memory x22,

Cron Stone x60,

Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) x3,

Blessed Message Scroll (100 min) x3

33,000

Secret Book of Old Moon (15 Days) x1,

Blessing of Kamasylve (15 Days)x1,

Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) x3,

Blessed Message Scroll (100 min) x3

50,000

[Event] Premium Outfit Box x1,

Artisan's Memory x40,

Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) x4,

Blessed Message Scroll (100 min) x4

*New for October 2020
 


Event Notice

  • Please note that the bonus items will no longer be available if they are not collected within the promotional period. Please make sure to claim the items within the promotional period!

  • Bonus rewards stack.

    • For example, if you spend 2,000 Pearls during the promotional period, you will get the bonus rewards for both 2,000 Pearls and 500 Pearls.

  • If you cancel the purchase of a Pearl item during the promotional period, the cost of that item will be subtracted from the total amount of Pearls you spent during the period.

    • If applicable, the bonus items you claimed, but are no longer qualified for, may be removed from your possession (if the items were used, the equivalent value in Silver may be deducted from your account).

  • You can check the amount of Pearls you have spent so far during the promotional period via the Pearl Shop (F3) window.

  • Rewards will be claimable directly from the Monthly Loyalty button located at the top right corner of the Pearl Shop (F3) window.

    • Check your Inventory > Pearl tab to find your bonus rewards.

  • If the Monthly Loyalty promotion is continued in the next coming month, the Monthly Loyalty information, which tracks how much Pearls you spend, will be reset on the first day of every month at 00:00 UTC.

  • Reward items given out during events can be bound or not depending on the items and some cannot be moved or restored.

    • Please refer to the individual item descriptions for more detailed information.

  • Any exploit or abnormal ways of entering in-game events may result in the restriction of your account.

  • Event period and specs. may change with future notice.

24.09.2020

Mysteries of Summer: Behind the Scenes

23 September 2020 
 

In 2018, we tried to figure out what kind of event we could make with the motto: “let’s create a special event that you can only experience in Black Desert Online.” And with Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” igniting the hearts of countless gamers and fans in the spring of that year, we also decided to take the time to watch it as a group.

 

We couldn’t help but be deeply impressed and inspired when we watched scenes straight out of imagination such as the Gundam and Godzilla duking it out, and the movie’s protagonist riding a DeLorean from “Back to the Future” and solving the riddle-like challenges to become the eventual winner. Thus, that is how Black Desert Online’s Mysteries of Summer, an event which sometimes brought together adventurers worldwide in cooperation and other times in thrilling competition, was born.

 

 

 

The event reached its third season this year. This time, we promised to provide a fair contest by ensuring fairness over information availability. With this intent as our basis, we designed it in the form of an “international competition” to maintain a reasonable amount of suspense by putting the honor of each region on the line with rewards that were even shared with adventurers who did not participate in the event, so all adventurers would actively share information and move forward cooperatively, diminishing the discouragement from the intense competitive stakes.

 

We also put a lot of effort into the story. Last year’s quest was an adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” depicting the love between the Princess of Balenos and the Prince of Calpheon, and the fall of the Balenos empire. The story this year was an homage to “King Lear,” another one of Shakespeare’s tragedies, and “Ran,” a film by director Akira Kurosawa.

 

 

 

The phrase "Fear and praise the sun and moon becoming one" that you saw when interacting with the worn alchemy tool was a subtle hint to the quest being an homage. We expressed our respect to the director by mentioning his name Akira (明), made up of two characters, 日 (sun) and 月 (moon).

 

And so, the event began on Friday August 21, 2020 at 10 PM KST.

My heart was really pounding. Although we tried our best to make the competition as fair as possible, we were afraid that someone might get through the prologue in only a few minutes after the event began. Just thinking about that moment is making my heartbeat speed up again. But thankfully, our adventurers smoothly started to put the clues together.

 

 

 

The scene in the prologue was of Antonio Domongatt, who became king, expressing his respect for Queen Roxanne, but at the same time holding a ceremony before going to war against his father, Crucio Domongatt. It was quite difficult to perfectly line up the transparent ghosts T.T

Soon after, an adventurer unveiled the secret of the royal family and the race began. We updated daily quests at the Stonetail Horse Ranch about a month ago in preparation, acting as if those quests had nothing to do with the event. As such, we prepared a lot in advance this year. Similar to how the information revealed early on seemed to say that the secret quest’s NPC was “Crucio Domongatt,” but in the end, it had nothing to do with him.

 

Anyhow, adventurers put together various clues and arrived at the Stonetail Horse Ranch quite easily. There were many adventurers who handed over Horse Race Seals, but it was difficult to move onto the next stage as we made it so that 100 adventurers needed to gather together for the flower to bloom.

At first, we thought maybe we should make it 10 to 20 people to keep the pace up, but we decided to keep it 100 as we wanted our adventurers to know that the key point in this year’s event is “cooperation.” But in the end, it was only somewhat successful. After all of the hints were revealed, there were over 100 adventurers at the Stonetail Horse Ranch on a certain server, but the flower still seldom bloomed.

 

After the first stage was cleared, the next stages were cleared quite quickly... T.T Also, there was a reason why the invisible stepping stones, which caused a lot of discussion, looked that way, but nobody bothered taking on the challenge. But at that point, we realized how sharp all adventurers were, seeing that basically everyone already had wine.

 

 

And on “Tears of the Leaves” or “dew drops,” we based the in-game crafting methods of this item on “Soju,” Korean traditional liquor. We tried to replicate how Soju was made in real-life by using ingredients within the game, but we admittedly had some shortfalls. Global adventurers were keen enough to notice them, but rumors say Soju is recognized as a fancy drink in some countries. Hahaha (Awkward).

 

After that, our adventurers continued on to the riddles on Hunting (Lips of a Woman in Love), Trading (Cloud of Romance), Fishing (Breeze of the Quiet Lands), and finally came to the “Star that Stays True.”

To be honest, we didn’t expect this one to cause significant trouble. No matter how much we hid our NPCs, adventurers had always managed to find them. So we decided to raise the bar by making our hints more ambiguous. Maybe it was because the peak was a difficult place to reach or perhaps because we played this one close to the chest, but it took some time for the NPC to be found. That also seems to be how “Maestro’s First Piece” played out as well. It was quite a tricky hint regarding the location.

 

Moving on to the duck...

Before we continue, we owe an apology to our adventurers. We didn’t intend for this one to be as frustrating as it was. We had shortened the seagulls’ respawn time so that adventurers could find them more easily when searching individually. But most adventurers gathered around on a large boat to enjoy the sunset together and that was something we had not expected.

 

Next stop was the Owl. Many adventurers suggested that “Mysteries of Summer quests should be made so that it can be solved with hints within the game,” and we tried to put those words into practice. We had prepared an ace to even up the scores on our mishap regarding [2673]. I was watching this particular event unfold live from a stream. It was definitely a touching moment.

We initially aimed for this one to be discovered through searching the dialogues of King Antonio. But the riddle was solved in a way that none of us had ever imagined. Although half in surprise and half in misunderstanding, this puzzle became the most memorable moment for our adventurers, so we were happy with the results. By the way, the name of the owl…the answer was the mailbox of the wizard with the scar on his forehead.

 

 

 

Next up were the Sky Balloons. Before continuing on, we would like to take this opportunity to sincerely apologize for any disappointment and inconvenience that the adventurers might have experienced during this puzzle. For what it’s worth, we were trying to hold the Secret Quest Challenge in conjunction with our console users. We had the Secret Quest Challenges tested in the PS4 slim environment and it successfully passed the QA test. However, we faced a lot of unexpected problems when it came to live due to differences in performances amongst different PCs.

We always felt the secret quests lacked individual participation because adventurers could complete them blindly by following the guides made by those who finished it. Therefore, we tried to set a different tone by allowing adventurers to think of a way to complete these puzzles in their own way. Everyone had their own unique network conditions so, developing further on that idea, we made the puzzles in which adventurers would land on the stepping stone by disconnecting.

 

 

 

The fangs and their hints were a very controversial issue as well. As all of you might have guessed, the image of the Valencian elephant standing on its two feet was a hint to the elephant constellation in game. 18/88 alludes to the Cassiopeia constellation that looks very much alike to the elephant. It’s the 18th sign out of 88 constellations officially approved by the International Astronomical Union.

Regarding α+β-γ-δ+ε+, the positive (+) and negative (-) signs represent the score you obtain when you place a sheep on the stepping stones that represent each star in the Cassiopeia constellation. TVXQ! is the initials for a fan club known as Cassiopeia as well. The riddle behind the Greek alphabets and underline was that if you permutate it to an alphabetical order, it ends right before F (for fans, noting the TVXQ! fanclub called Cassiopeia). 55 5...is meant to mean 55 sheep and 5 people.

It seems like quite a difficult puzzle now that I’ve explained it. We were trying to create a hint that was hard to pin down or only a few adventurers would be able to notice. Things can get carried away like that.

It’s very difficult to create a puzzle that people can naturally work their way out of. Making it too easy will give away the answer and there is nothing worse than a giveaway puzzle. There are a lot of very smart adventurers in the world. Of course, we know this just sounds like an excuse, so we’ll try harder in the future.

 

 

 

The Fang of the Full Moon brought in the aerial stepping stones that were not included in the 3rd quest. Previous iterations of the stepping stones mainly involved vertical, up-and-down movements, and so we thought to make things more complicated by adding diagonal and horizontal movements, as well as circular animations to create a more varied course.

Additionally, the concept for the infamous W-shaped stepping stones was “Stepping Stones of Sacrifice.” Since when one thinks of sacrifice, one naturally thinks of the lamb. So we designed it so that the latter parties who attempted this quest could benefit more from the initial parties’ suffering and efforts. Oh, at first we planned to make adventurers carry the lamb in Serendia instead of the Prancing Lamb, yet we lacked the time to develop the jumping animation while carrying a lamb, so we axed that idea. I personally lamented over the fact that we couldn’t add that to the final version of this quest.

Plus…when you think of the Mysteries of Summer event, don’t the stepping stones come to mind first? Many may dish out some colorful language when hearing these words, but when I think of secret, I automatically think of the stepping stones. Oh, as a reminder, I don’t say these things just to make you mad and become the target of your frustrations. I’m quite a sensitive person, you know? T.T

 

Anyway, I was somewhat proud of the adventurers who gave positive feedback on the Sherekhan Necropolis part, especially the additional animation we implemented. Those in charge of production were particularly overjoyed to hear the news. And so, the producer in charge quickly came up with an idea to gift adventurers with an item that would appropriately commemorate the secret quest. Hence we came up with the Black Spirit decoration. Originally, we didn’t plan for this piece of furniture. It’s quite cute, isn’t it?

Oh, I’d like to thank the adventurer who developed the method to pass through the final part with Lahn Succession. Thanks to you, I too quickly overcame that part. I suffered greatly as well when we were testing it.

 

  

 

Now the broomstick, which tied the axe and fire arrows in this year’s [2673] iteration…this was also about the wizard with the scarred forehead. Regardless, many adventurers tried their hand at the long-awaited 16th quest.

Truth be told, the 16th quest was one devised right after Season 2 had finished last year. We thought endlessly about how we could create a quest that could not be datamined prior to its release, and to do this, we realized that we needed an item unobtainable from within the game. It’s why we chose the coupon method as the way for the adventurers to acquire the item. For one, it could not be datamined in the text from within the game, so the hint was a drawing marking the placement of the coupon’s characters.

 

 

 

Also, to make evident how adventurers from all over the globe were taking part in the Mysteries of Summer, we used different alphabet letters for each region. The word we chose here was Watchtower, the important setting to the story of this secret quest. We made the words into an anagram, then organized them in order of when Black Desert was released in each country. Between the start (A) and the end (Ω), we filled in the gap with what ended up as a web coupon code.

 

 

 

This Watchtower is where the quest-giver Jordine’s youthful immaturity came to an end and the current, vengeful Jordine was born anew. And it is also where his ties with his close friend, Al and his swordsmanship teacher, Cliff, came to an end, while Jarette’s love for Jordine began. Of course, it now only just serves as a barracks of the Shadow Knights.

Now that the hints have all been disclosed, we want to once again thank our adventurers for showing us such amazing deductive reasoning and enthusiasm.

It’s a fact that the final quest somewhat divided our adventurer’s opinions in likes and dislikes. The main reason being that even though Mysteries of Summer was a competition between regions, adventurers should’ve still been able to share information with other regions. “Information fairness” … As a result of focusing too much on preventing data from being unpacked/mined, it was something we couldn’t ignore.  On the other hand, we believe there were many adventurers who enjoyed it because of the fairness regarding this season.

 

 

And 2 weeks later, there was an intense solo competition for the Lion’s Ring, “the treasure given to the 1 final person who produces a secret within a secret.” As this solo competition could not allow any “datamining” under any circumstances, we exhaustively considered all possibilities in our preparations to ensure a fair competition.

After much consideration, we made it so the NPC location of “Fate’s Thread,” the most important factor of this quest, would not be saved both by the server or client, making it physically impossible to datamine. We based this method on how to prevent hacking, as the best way is to completely disconnect from the internet.

When proceeding with this quest, we summoned the quest NPC in a specific server and location at the start, and the riddle itself was not saved anywhere in the game, but was sent directly by the operation team via in-game mail.

For security-purposes, less than 10 people within the company knew how to complete this quest and the contents of the hint at the moment when the quest began, as well as the summoning of the quest NPC and the delivery of the in-game mail, were all conducted under heavy supervision by those in-charge. In addition, since starting the quest in all regions at the same time would be disadvantageous to those in certain time zones, we prepared different answers to different questions for each region, and also scheduled it to be at the peak playtimes of each region.

  

We also sent the in-game mail an extra 3 minutes earlier to the top 10 rankers, providing an advantage for their hard-earned efforts. Again, for security-purposes, we had to manually send out the mail, which was quite the task, but we wanted to do things right for those first attempting the quest.

Twenty or so questions were the number we thought most appropriate at first, especially for security purposes, yet it’s also true that it could have negatively impacted the overall fun factor. The further an adventurer progressed through the quests, the clearer the hints we needed to provide to guide them to the answers. So at this point was when we threw in an entirely different concept altogether.

The 10 hints we provided alluded to answers that were frankly quite easy to solve. So, we decided to use the answers to those hints as another group of hints, which were designed to contain dual meanings. Although there were some varying levels of difficulty in the questions per region, we still carried them out in this fashion since we weren’t looking for only 1 winning adventurer across all our regions.

  

After a couple of hours, we had a winner and this year’s Mysteries of Summer event came to an end. Some adventurers may say “Why do you keep having this event when it causes so much trouble?” That’s what we also thought last year when it ended that way.

But when we think of adventurers around the world bringing their heads together, passionately trying to solve the riddles, this thought simply goes away. It’s surely an unforgettable experience. We can’t say for sure when the next Mysteries of Summer will be held. It might not even be in the summer next time, it could be winter, it could be never.

Looking at the order in which the stories were told, the tale of the royal family of Calpheon should be next, but this isn’t the only way to unravel these stories.

 

Finally, we sincerely thank you for enjoying the Mysteries of Summer event. 

Oh, and one last thing, the quest items also contain an easter egg for a new region. Where do you think it’ll be?

16.09.2020

Dev's Note: Celebrating Pearl Abyss’ 10th anniversary together!

10 September 2020 

 

Greetings! 

 

On September 10, 2010, we began our journey to develop the best MMO in the world. 

For ten years, we've worked relentlessly to achieve this goal, and today, we would like to celebrate our 10th anniversary with you! 

We want to sincerely thank everyone across all platforms and in over 150 countries for their love and support for our titles: Black Desert, Black Desert Mobile, Black Desert Console, and Shadow Arena. 

We would also like to express our gratitude to those patiently waiting for our future titles: Crimson Desert, DokeV, and PLAN 8. 

None of what we've achieved in the last 10 years would have been possible without you. 

We will strive to deliver more amazing experiences, and we're excited to join you in creating many more adventures! 
 

Sincerely, 

Pearl Abyss

 

Coupon Code

10th Anniversary Coupon Code

BDOPA10

  • You’ll get Coral Furniture Set x1 and [Event] Blessing of Old Moon Pack (7 Days) x1

  • The coupon must be redeemed and claimed by Tuesday, September 29, 2020 (before maintenance).

  • Thank you for your unwavering love and support.

 

How to redeem coupon code

  • From Web client <HERE

  • From Steam client: Go to In-game menu (ESC) > Click "Redeem"

    • This code is only available for the PC version of EU/NA. 

    • You won't be able to redeem this code if you are playing outside EU/NA.

 

Notice

  • The coupon must be redeemed and claimed by Tuesday, September 29, 2020 (08:00 UTC or before regular maintenance).

  • The coupon cannot be redeemed and the items cannot be claimed after it expires.

  • The coupon is available once per family.

09.09.2020

Hashashin Awakening & Succession

09 September 2020 
 

 

Hashashin will have both Awakening and Succession available together at the same time.

Make the choice on which path you would take your Hashashin next week on September 16!

 

The Hashashin rises from his trials of suffering to become the wielder of the sands' true power.

 

Hear me, as the bush needs water to grow, and the flowers must be tended to before they wither,

send your blessings of the holy sands before your servant dries into dust.

A wandering soul cries out into the night sky. The sands of the hourglass ran thin, as the soul found no answer to the Blackstar. With time running out, the soul's fleeting life seems certain to end.

Let me overpower the certainty of death.

 

"Aal's faithful servant. What causes you to cry out in a place like this?

Nourish yourself with my words, carry yourself back to the fortress and rest."

 

The words resonated with the lost soul. His mission to discover the truth of the Blackstar had reached an unfortunate end.

But to return to a fortress filled of those who deny the teachings?

Those old men who revel in the power they have over the warriors of Aal?

Perhaps he should obey the command, return to where his journey began and turn his brothers back towards the true path, and not that of the false leaders.

 

Of all Aal’s servants, I appeared for you, and in this apparition I will reveal the truth. Time unlocks the secrets you seek.

Now that I have revealed this truth, return and pray, for there you shall fulfill the rest of your mission.

Take comfort and spend the rest of your time under Aal's blessing.

 

The first prophet, Barhan, took the words of Aal and committed them to scripture.

The final prophet, Kayal, spoke of the Blackstar’s fall and how it would open up a Paradise to the north.

However the Blackstar did fall, yet Paradise had not opened its shrouded gates.

And in that moment, the mist in his mind began to fade, and clarity was once more his.

 

 Yet why does the prophet narrow his eyes?

 

 "Now I summon you to the highest place in the desert. Do you see Valencia in all its splendor below?

  Bow before me, and I shall grant you all the riches, silver and gold,the most fragrant of oils, all that lie within that city unto you."

 

Book of Vigilance, Chapter 9 Verse 10

The serpentine shadow whispers of a paradise filled with false hope...

For you are Ibedor, birthed from the shadowy despair of this world.

Servant of Hadum! With Aal on my side, I shall not falter!

 

For I am the blade of Aal, wielder of the arid sands.

Prepare, foul creature, for today will be your last.

 

Succession

 

 

A Hashashin who chooses Succession is more agile and uses powerful magic.

With his mastery over the Haladie,

the Hashashin weaves through the battlefield through sandstorms and strikes his enemies from behind.

He can hide himself in sand twisters for a surprise attack,

or summon the sand twister upon enemies to wreak havoc.

The Haladie can now be used to pinpoint the enemy’s weakness with greater speed and strength.

 

Awakening
 

 

With Aal's Grace, the Hashashin overcomes his suffering and awakens

to wield the Dual Glaives in the name of Aal.

He wields enormous dual glaives as if they were light as a feather, unleashing a flurry of unavoidable attacks to push his enemies to the brink.

Having conquered and absorbed the power of Hadum's servant,

Hashashin sets the sand serpent upon his quivering foes.

 

Combat Trailers

 

Hashashin Awakening Combat Trailer

 

 

Hashashin Succession Combat Trailer

 

 

Skills

 

Hashashin Awakening Skills

 

Collapse

Send the sand serpents and launch targets in midair to inflict a decisive strike.

Enemies receive damage as they are launched up and receive a more powerful strike when they fall with the sand serpents.

 

Ensnaring Sands

Creates an inescapable area of Ensnaring Sands.

Ensnared enemies are nothing but a feast for the sand serpents.

 

Paradise Surge

Close the distance with your foe in an instant to lead them to paradise.

Can be used multiple times, with one extra unhindered chase with Way of Aal in effect.

 

 

Constriction

Unleash the sand serpents to coil around your enemies.

Can be used from quite a distance. Constricted enemies cannot fight back.

 

 

Hashashin Succession Skills

 

 

Prime: Aal’s Breath

Summons whirlwinds of sands which follow the target in front, and disguises self as a whirlwind as well.

 

 

Prime: Sand Warp

Create a warp and vanish into it.

Can vanish once more after using Sand Warp.

 

Prime: Purge

Empower the shamshir with magic and unleash devastation on everything in front.

Can trigger a sudden attack by using it after Sand Warp.

 

Succession: Arid Assault

Ambush the enemy by consuming your power.

Can cause explosions along the path of the Haladie after a Haladie Throw.

 

 

 

Hashashin Awakening and Succession will both be available on September 16!

Stay tuned for more events and exciting promotions coming up.

02.09.2020

O'dyllita Coming Soon

02 September 2020 
 

O’dyllita, the Land of Darkness and Ancient Secrets.

The secrets of O’dyllita will soon be unveiled.

O’dyllita, the Land of Darkness and Ancient Secrets

 

Banished from the lands of Kamasylvia for burning Kamasylve, the Sacred Tree of the goddess Sylvia, the Ahibs, led by Viorencia Odore, the only princess of the Vedir, arrived in the Arid Land and stumbled upon the ruins of an ancient kingdom.

In the capital city of the ancient kingdom of Orzeca, they discovered a gigantic Thornwood tree, and by using the Kamasylve branch brought from Kamasylvia on this tree, they gave birth to Turasil, the Sacred Tree of the Ahib.

With the glory of their mother recovered, they now prepare themselves to face the ancient darkness.

 

Olun’s Valley, the Dark Side of the Ancient Kingdom of Orzeca

 

The valley of the Olun tribespeople who were banished into infertile lands for being weakest in the old Orzecan Empire.

an echo began in the valley of Oluns, that all disappeared during the fall of Orzeca.

 

Narcion, the Paradise of Narc the Ancient Spirit

You may take away all the blessings left in this forest,

but I beg you, do not abandon my beloved daughters.

Take care of the children of the Moon who are still staying in this forest.

Should my children leave, I beg you again, please stay by their side.

Wet their arid hearts, not their arid land. 

 

Thornwood Forest, the Forest of Curse and Salvation

 

Is this the curse of the Ancient Kingdom of Orzeca, or a salvation?

As the evil energy of curse embedded in the soil of O’dyllita takes root through Turasil,

the Fallen Ones thirsting for endless greed are unleashed upon this land.

 

Mystical Night at O’draxxia, the Capital City of O’dyllita

  

 We are the Burning Ones, Ahibs.

  

After waiting for so long,

Our Mother regained her glory

as we returned the flawless crown of Goddess to her.

We shall get back the knowledge we lost to the barbarians,

and call back the fugitives

so that they may serve under our Mother's feet.

 


 

Coming Soon on

October 7th, 2020

02.09.2020

Changes to the End of Summer Season Item Conversion

02 September 2020 
 
 

Greetings Adventurers,

Thank you all for enjoying the Summer Season Server and pre-registering for the upcoming Autumn Season as well.

For those of you who were unable to convert their Tuvala gear or graduate their Season characters, we’ve made some changes to what happens to Summer Season gear and items when the new Autumn Season starts with the September 2nd maintenance.

 

Please read on for more details!

 

■ Gift Box Full of Memories

With the start of the Autumn Season after the September 2nd maintenance, even adventurers who did not finish the Summer Season graduation quest, [Season Server Graduation] Into the Big Wide World, will receive the Gift Box Full of Memories reward.

 

So, if you were not able to finish the [Season Server Graduation] Into the Big Wide World quest during the Summer Season, check your Mailbox (B) for the reward!

 

■ Tuvala Gear Auto Conversion

The initial plan was to delete all Tuvala gear that had not been converted with Tuvala Conversion Stones when the new Autumn Season starts on the September 2nd maintenance. Well, we have good news for adventurers who could not or forgot to convert their Tuvala Gear!

This means the Tuvala gear will be entered into the Summer Season Character that has been converted back into a normal character. If you had deleted this character, you will not be eligible to receive any converted gear or accessories.

Based on the below Tuvala Gear Auto-Conversion Priority Rule, one piece of gear for each gear slot (2 each for earrings and rings) will be auto converted to gear usable by normal characters.

 

All remaining Tuvala gear with their respective part already with a converted Tuvala gear will be deleted as announced before. (For instance, if you already have a converted PEN: Tuvala Gloves, all remaining Tuvala Gloves will be deleted)

 

■ How Tuvala Gear Auto Conversion Works

Tuvala Gear Auto Conversion Priority Rule

 One Tuvala Gear for each gear slot with the highest enhancement level (2 each for earrings and rings) = 13 pieces of gear

For example, if you have PEN: Tuvala Gloves and TRI: Tuvala Gloves, both unconverted, in your bag or storage, your PEN: Tuvala Gloves will be automatically converted.

If you have two or more Tuvala gear of the same enhancement level, the following rule will be applied.

 

 Tuvala Gear with Item Brand Spell Stone Used.

For example, if you have a branded PEN: Tuvala Gloves and a non-branded PEN: Tuvala Gloves, the branded gear will be converted.

If you have 2 or more Tuvala gear with the same enhancement level and with all of them branded or none of them branded, as in having the same status, the below third rule will be applied.

 

 The Most Recently Crafted Tuvala Gear

For example, if one PEN: Tuvala Longsword was crafted on August 1st, while the other PEN: Tuvala Longsword was crafted on August 10th (both not branded), the PEN: Tuvala Longsword crafted on August 10th will be auto-converted.

  • All Tuvala gear that do not meet the rule above will be deleted with the September 2nd maintenance.

 

You can find the auto-converted Tuvala gear in your Summer Season character’s Inventory (I).

Please note that all other Tuvala Gear and Summer Season items subject to deletion, such as Time-filled Black Stones, Ouk Pill of Rift, Secret Book of the Misty Breeze, etc., will be all deleted as well during this week’s maintenance.

 

Here is the list of Summer Season items being deleted. Note some of these items will be available again with the Autumn Season.

  • [Season] New Adventure Box

  • [Season] Lv. 15: Leveling Aid Box—[Season] Lv. 61: Leveling Aid Box

  • Refined Magical Black Stone Bundle

  • Tuvala Ore Bundle

  • Tuvala Ore

  • [Season] Ouk Pill of Rift

  • Time-filled Black Stone Bundle

  • Time-filled Black Stone

  • Refined Magical Black Stone

  • [Season] Secret Book of the Misty Breeze


 

Thank you for enjoying the season servers! 

02.09.2020

Autumn Season Servers Guide

26 August 2020 
 

Autumn Season arrives September 2nd

How Do You Create a Season Character?

In order to create a season character, you must have enough character creation slots.

Go to the Create Character window, choose your character, and select season character to create a season character.

You can create only one season character per family. If you want to create another season character, you must delete the one you had previously created.

Don't forget to check out two pre-creation events going on right now:

  1. Autumn Season Character Pre-creation <HERE>.
  2. Hashashin Pre-creation event "Create and Customize" <HERE>.

What's Different About the Season Servers?

1. There is no forced PvP available in the season servers except for the Season Arsha server. The only PvP feature available is through guild wars.

2. The World Boss HP is shared with the other regular servers, so you can still defeat the World Bosses from the season servers as well.

Those adventurers who created a season character during Summer Season can also create a new season character.

Season characters can login to both season and normal servers.

(However, only new/returning adventurers can login to the Olvia server.)

Season Server Benefits

Unlike the regular servers, the season servers provide you special buffs that will allow your season characters to level up more quickly.

  • 1. Combat EXP +100%
  • 2. Skill EXP +20%

Only season characters can enter the season servers. Starting from the same point as all other players, you will feel the excitement that a new seasonal content brings you once more.

Also, although the season server provides you Combat EXP increase buff as Olvia server does, this buff does not have any maximum level restrictions in the season server, allowing you to level up your season character incredibly fast.

 

 

 You can obtain the "[Season] Secret Book of the Misty Breeze" from <Crow Merchants Guild Chief Manager> Fughar whenever you complete main quests for Balenos, Serendia, Calpheon, Mediah, Valencia, Grána, and Duvencrune.

Use the [Season] Secret Book of the Misty Breeze to get plenty of Skill EXP and grow your character by learning more powerful skills.

 

If you reach Lv. 10 with your season character, you will get a Leveling Aid Box as a Season Pass objective completion reward.

You receive more items from Leveling Aid Boxes as you level up your character.

Leveling Aid Boxes can be used up to Lv. 61.

Using a Leveling Aid Box will instantly grant you a Combat EXP +100% buff to help boost your character’s growth.

You can accept season exclusive quests from Fughar, one per Family.

Excluding accessories, if you equip 7 TRI (III) Tuvala gears, you will receive 7 Advice of Valks (+40), and if you equip 7 TET (IV) Tuvala gears, you will receive 7 Advice of Valks (+60).

Season Pass and the Black Spirit Pass

Pass rewards will also be available in the new season.

For the Autumn Season, a special item will be added to the Black Spirit Pass reward pool.

This new item is called a [Season] Coco Leaf.

Take the new items you collect to NPC Patrigio in Velia to exchange for some special items including a weapon exchange coupon.

What can you exchange with [Season] Coco Leaf?

Availability

[Season] Coco Leaf required

Exchange for

Available all the time

x5

Valks' Cry x1

x5

Cron Stone

Available via Quest offered at max 3 times per Family

x7

Artisan's Memory x3

x7

Inventory +2 Expansion Coupon x1

x10

Advice of Valks (25–35) x1

Available via Quest offered at max once per Family

x20

Advice of Valks (+50)

x20

Caphras Stone Bundle (10–50)

x20

[Event] Tachros' Spirit Stone

x30

Caphras Stone Bundle (50–100)

x30

Advice of Valks (+60)

x30

Blessing of Kamasylve (20 Days)

x30

Secret Book of Old Moon (20 Days)

x30

Wizard Gosphy

x30

Horse Emblem: Tier 8 White Horse (Female)

x30

Manos Riding Crop

x30

Manos Necklace

x30

Manos Earring

x30

Manos Ring

x30

Manos Belt

x40

Main Weapon Exchange Coupon

x40

Sub-Weapon Exchange Coupon

x40

Awakening Weapon Exchange Coupon

x50

Set of Weapon Exchange Coupon (Contains Main, Sub-Weapon, and Awakening Weapon Exchange Coupons)

 

 

Autumn Season Graduation

 

For those who want to level up their characters in the season server and continue their adventures in the regular servers, terms have been changed so that you can now graduate early. Don't forget the Gift Box Full of Memories containing many beneficial items and conversion items will be given as well!

However, early graduation is optional, so you can continue your adventure in the season server if you wish.
Please note requirements and exact details will be revealed at a later date.

How to Convert Tuvala Gear into Boss Gear

 

During the graduation process, you can use the Tuvala Conversion Stones you acquire from Gift Box Full of Memories to convert Season Tuvala gear into regular Tuvala gear.

You can acquire a total of 13 Tuvala Conversion Stones, which equals to a full set of gear. (1 for each armor piece, weapon, necklace, and belt, and 2 for each earring and ring)

Using Tuvala Conversion Stones will maintain crystals and creator Family name for PEN (V) items.

Also, you can use the Boss Gear Exchange Coupon you acquire during graduation on a converted Tuvala gear to exchange it for a Boss gear.

※ You cannot use Tuvala gear with crystal inserted via transfusion for Boss gear exchange.

Tuvala Gear

Boss Gear

Tuvala Armor

Dim Tree Spirit's Armor

Tuvala Shoes

Muskan's Shoes

Tuvala Gloves

Bheg's Gloves

Tuvala Helmet

Giath's Helmet

Tuvala Main Weapon

Kzarka Main Weapon

Tuvala Sub-weapon

Kutum Sub-weapon

Tuvala Awakening Weapon

Dandelion Awakening Weapon

 

When you exchange a Tuvala gear for a Boss gear, it decreases the enhancement level by one.

Please refer to the table below for details.

Tuvala Gear Enhancement

Boss Gear Enhancement

PRI (I)

+15

DUO (II)

PRI (I)

TRI (III)

DUO (II)

TET (IV)

TRI (III)

PEN (V)

TET (IV)

  • For example, using the exchange coupon on TET (IV) Tuvala Shoes will give you TRI (III) Muskan's Shoes.
  • Tuvala gear used for [Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon must be between PRI (I) and PEN (V).
  • Boss gear received via [Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon will become Family bound and cannot be registered on the Central Market, but are available for enhancement and Caphras enhancement.

Perilla's Star

Reward for the Autumn Season Graduation will include a new Alchemy Stone.

Perilla's Star has the following effects:

  • Damage from Monsters -5%
  • All Damage Reduction +4
  • Recover HP +1 on attack
  • All Resistance +5%
  • Movement Speed +5%
  • Max HP +200
  • Max Stamina +100

We cannot wait for you to find out the story behind Perilla's Star!

Also, we have some good news for those who did not receive the Summer Season special reward.

If you were unable to receive a PEN (V) Capotia accessory from the Summer Season, you can choose between a PEN (V) Capotia accessory or a Perilla's Star when you graduate the Autumn Season as a special Season reward.

We will share with you details of this with a future announcement.

Exact end date of Autumn Season Servers will be announced at a later date.

We hope you enjoy the Autumn Season server in the coming days!

26.08.2020

Stay Healthy with the Black Spirit!

21 August 2020
 
 

Period: August 21–August 30 (23:59 UTC)

 

With social distancing being practiced across the globe, your mind and body are probably a bit exhausted. (T⏠T)

To wish our Adventurers good health, the Black Spirit's Health Project starts today!

Plus, some health tips from the Black Spirit.

Black Spirit’s Health Tips

  • How about exercising at home instead of going to the gym?
  • Going out for a nice dinner sounds nice, but why not give home delivery a shot?  
  • Shop online for eye-catching clothes and accessories!
  • Do you have any meetings or events planned for the weekend? Try teleconferencing via mobile phone or PC instead!

 

In addition, we want to offer a variety of items that can be purchased for just 100 Silvers.

Check the Pearl Shop (F3) > Black Spirit's Pick category to see the list of items offered at 100 Silvers.

 

Black Spirit's Health Packs

Sale Period

Product Name

Contains

Price

During the 'entire' event period.

*Available once per day per in-game family

Black Spirit's Health Pack I

Advice of Valks (+20),

Enhancement Help Kit I,

Tangleweed x1, 

Seaweed x1, 

Agar x1

100 Silvers

Black Spirit's Health Pack II

Artisan's Memory x5, 

[Event] Golden Seal of Panto x2,

 [Event] Finto's Healthy Juice x2

100 Silvers

Black Spirit's Health Pack III

[Event] High-Quality Draught Box x1,

Fruit of Yianaros x3,

Brilliant Crimson Fire Flower x3,

Mysterious Blue Conch x3,

100 Silvers

  • The daily reset will occur at 00:00 UTC and the items above can be purchased once per day per in-game family.

 

Black Spirit's Special Gifts

Sale Period

Product Name

Contains

Price

All Day Saturdays and Sundays

(00:00 UTC–23:59 UTC)

Black Spirit's Special Gift I

*[Event] Supreme Old Moon Scroll x1,

Extra Mount EXP Scroll x1,

[Event] Life Skill Mastery Increase Scroll x1,

Premium Elixir Box x1

100 Silvers

Saturdays and Sundays 12:00 UTC– 23:59 UTC

*Black Spirit's Special Gift II

[Event] Shakatu's Luxury Box x1

100 Silvers

Saturdays and Sundays 18:00 UTC– 23:59 UTC

Black Spirit's Special Gift III

Cron Stone x100, 

Lara's Warm Black Tea x1

100 Silvers

  • The items above can only be purchased at specific times listed (during Saturday and Sunday), and will reset at 00:00 UTC.

  • If you don’t see the items, please restart your client or return to the Character Selection screen and then come back into the game to see the items.

  • The items above can only be purchased once per designated sale period of the day per in-game family.

 

*Black Spirit's Special Gift II is unavailable in Belgium and Netherlands.

*[Event] Supreme Old Moon Scroll x1 will expire after 14 days from the time of purchase.
 


Event Notice

  • Reward items given out during events can be bound or not depending on the items and some cannot be moved or restored.

    • Please refer to the individual item descriptions for more detailed information.

  • Any exploit or abnormal ways of entering in-game events may result in the restriction of your account.

  • Event period and specs may change with future notice.

 

The Black Spirit hopes for all adventurers to stay safe and healthy!

26.08.2020

Mysteries of Summer: A Tale of a Fallen Kingdom II Guide

21 August 2020 

 

It was year 275 of the Elionian Calendar. A fine spring day, 7 years since the failure of the Valencia campaign.

King Crucio Domongatt of Serendia sighed at his withered reflection on the mirror.

 

Roxanne, the wife of his eldest son, suggested with narrowed eyes, "the time has come for the once great blue mane of the battlefield to hand over his mantle to the new generation, to the wisest of his princes, and enjoy the spoils of his glory for the remainder of his days."

 

The summoned three princes, Antonio, Sergio, and Vittorio, knelt before the king and awaited his words.

After a brief moment of remorse, the king broke the silence.

 

"Prove to me your loyalty towards the crown and love for the people of Serendia. The one of greatest caliber shall become the next king."


 

Greetings adventurers,

 

Mysteries of Summer: A Tale of a Fallen Kingdom II will soon begin globally.

 

To help you on the journey in search of clues for the third chapter of the story, here are the Quests and Characters of the Mysteries of Summer: A Tale of a Fallen Kingdom II.

 

What could be hiding behind the veils of mysteries and clues?

We hope you can help each other to reveal the hidden stories of the Domongatt family of Serendia.


 

Mysteries of Summer: A Tale of a Fallen Kingdom II Quests

Order

Quest Name

Clues

Required Items

1

The Hidden Lion

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-

2

The Aged Lion

Born in the fields, she fled to wilderness, where, with the wind, she loved to run all day. Faster than most, she basked in loneliness. No tears she shed, for running was her play. Show the girl a bunch of that she loved most, and a flower, like herself, she will bloom.

Wild Rose of the Tearless Girl

3

A Prickly Remark

War is always fought with the masses' blood. Born to wealth, she stood on the people's side. There lie traces of her, hopping from rooftop to rooftop for the name of god, god's might, and god's consent. Fulfill her will by daring to covet the possession of those who coveted the possession of others, and the path shall open.

Hair Band of a Righteous Thief

4

Loyalty's Fall

The morning star tops the valley lily's pistil. Traces of Agris having traveled here past. The way to the star opens at the right time, but without patience, it is shut fast. Dear those who read these words, mark my words. For in your sight, the truth won't always lie.

Piece of a Lifeless Morning Star

5

The Young Lion

After the long night, droplets will adorn. Bend not, nor yield, to the repeating trials. The strongest, most beautiful, first furloughed, And their fragrance, the air it shall beguile, Then, like the morn, bright smiles shall welcome thee. Dewed purple flowers, the start it shall be...

Tears of the Leaves

6

The King and the King

Find a worthy prey, this you asked of me. A promise I won't be able to keep. As for a worthy prey, only one I've seen. After which, no other I've come to seek. Look for me no more. Alas, it pains you. Stilled my breath, on my prey's steps I'm drawn to.

Lips of a Woman in Love

7

The Prince and the Prince

Stand still by the wharf, with stars sprinkling down like salt, and listen to the foghorn's sad, lonely tune. My first love also fell to time's assault, as my heart to fleeting years not immune. But my heart remains there with my past love, as it should wander to places than thereof.

Cloud of Romance

8

Sheathed Claws

When you're unsure and your heart is confused, sit by the water, quietly in thought. At the end of countless strands of thought fused, like prickly thorns, actions stand out, wrought, so don't despair if the answers aren't right. A moment's wits lose to diligence.

Breeze of the Quiet Lands

9

A Tempting, Secret Accord 

At the place where the wing soared high above the skies and melted down horribly, I shall wait, away from prying eyes. So dear brother, don't forget about me. Our new spirit, stubborn as a mule, shall not be waiting for us, oh how cruel.

Star that Stays True

10

An Old Man's Tears

In a world you lived, carried to and fro, how do you plan on responding, do tell? Whether it's correct, it matters not so. Even your thoughts, not important as well. What's most of value is the people's faith. I shan't pass, if memories are unscathed.

Maestro's First Piece

11

The Abandoned

Nina. The name that lit the flames of love, melting away the cold heart of Constantine. You atop the stage of my words above, the sea-soaring lark of beauty unseen. Like a flower, Nina. A name so sweet. Nina...from your mind, my name doth retreat?

Rough and Tough Stuffed Duck

12

The Eagle's Lament

You are not alone. For hope lies in you. Smile, for you can beat away the headwinds. Following the light shall lead you askew, so solely in faith, knock four times within, then will open, the tightly-shut latch and gate. Yet time is a swift arrow, it shan't wait.

Soul-Imbued Tree Branch

13

The End of Philandering

'Tis not coincidence, but more like fate. The world I desired, the life I sought. Not found on earth, as I wandered stagnate, to the place of passion's peak, I was brought. Strolling through the clouds, if you face by chance, no one will know that one died while two pranced.

Toe-caught Lion

14

A Sudden End of Hostilities

Behold! Starting from the sun until the very moon. I stand here past a pitiful gravestone. Past the icy sun and hardened clouds hewn, what is needed to reach the moon? Ye who seeks to achieve first, pay the price. Ye who attempts last, thank the sacrifice.

Fang of the Full Moon

15

The Kidnapped Princess

Craving blood, the heart turned pale from waiting, swallowed up by nature's thick, green embrace. Beat their back and out it'd come vomiting, yet clotted blood would not fall from its place. When the children come to feast on the mother, keep them in line, scold if out of order.

Heart of the Pale Count

16

War Hero

My sun, having shrunk and ever so white, the gift you've bestowed has also turned small, so live as you wish. It's only your life. Take it easy. It's okay for you to set. Is it too late for your fire to burn? Here's the wood for your heart, you so much yearn.

Broom Made of Fire Arrows

17

Roxanne's Curse

If I, as wind, swept your hair, you'd not know. If I, as rain, drenched your clothes, you'd not know. At the start, I am standing, waiting, so. At the end, you are standing, waiting, so. Even if you're tempted, in between, stand firm. For our child shall be born in order.

Bead of the Nine Tails

18

Concentrated Dawnlight

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-

 

Introducing NPCs of Mysteries of Summer: A Tale of a Fallen Kingdom II and Their Locations 

NPC

Location

 

Additional information about Mysteries of Summer: A Tale of a Fallen Kingdom II

  • You can enjoy the Mysteries of Summer: A Tale of a Fallen Kingdom II even if you did not complete the previous Mysteries of Summer quests.

  • Adventurers who have completed the "Concentrated Dawnlight" quest will obtain a regular colored <Vengeance> title immediately after completing the quest, and adventurers who have completed the quest before the regular maintenance on September 2 (Wed.) will receive a special colored title, <Vengeance>, and the Golden Lion Insignia Chest during the maintenance on September 2.

  • We will be posting specific hints to assist your journey for the Mysteries of Summer: A Tale of a Fallen Kingdom II immediately as it begins, regardless of the order of the quests.

  • Also, we will be making a separate announcement on how those who have completed all the quests can obtain the hidden treasures.

 

 

Thank you.

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