[Ended] Regular Maintenance Dear Players, We will perform our weekly maintenance as follows: Date: Wednesday, 19.07.2017 Duration: 3h Server Down: Server Up: Global 08:00 UTC 11:00 UTC West Coast (NA) 01:00 PDT 04:00 PDT East Coast (NA) 04:00 EDT 07:00 EDT Central (EU) 10:00 CEST 13:00 CEST Reasons: Minor bug fixes related to events and system. The maximum Marketplace price has been increased for Pearl items. Note: Patch Notes including improvements and new features can be found on our forum after the maintenance. Follow us on Twitter/Facebook to stay up2date. Thank you for your support and understanding. Best regards,BDO Team 1500382800
Terrmian Waterpark Grand Opening! Terrmian Waterpark Grand Opening! Items and quests related to the Terrmian Festival have been added. 1499864400
Rise and Grind! Introducing Shultz Guard Post Greetings Adventurers!   To expand even greater opportunities for all Adventurers in our vast world of Black Desert Online, we have been working on revamping the Sausan Garrison area and it is finally ready to unveil the new, Shultz Guard Post.   If you studied the history of Black Desert, you probably wondered what’s hidden within the Sausans, Shultz the Gladiator and the Mediah territory.     ▲  Belt and Necklace of Shultz the Gladiator that you’ve been able to loot so far.. but who is Shultz..?!   There is so much more to be discovered. Uncover the secret at the newly-updated Shultz Guard Post!     The Sausans Story   When Altinova’s Merchant Guild tried to gain control over Mediah, one of the native tribes, Sausans, were the most troublesome and opposing. Therefore, the conflict between the two was inevitable as the Sausans claimed to be the true “lord” of Mediah.   The Sausans started stationing themselves at a fortress on a hill from where the Northwest ocean of Mediah could be seen open wide.   The fortress was originally built for trading by sea and defensive purposes by the Mediah Royal Family and Mediah Merchant Guilds. As the violent Sausans have been dominating the fortress and threatening any who may approach, no commercial ships dare to come near. A rumor has also been going around that the Sausans made an illegal contract with Crow Merchants Guild to sell off Mediah’s precious artifacts in the black market.   All this was due to the fact that the Sausans despised Altinova. Their greatest hero of all time, Shultz the Gladiator had died with the glorious days at the Altinova Arena behind. Since then, the number of Sausans dramatically reduced and the rumor was that the Shultz Guard left Altinova to become pirates at sea. Nobody, however, knew the true reason why the Shultz Guards, the elite Sausan forces suddenly disappeared.   They prepared to leave in a rush after Shultz’s death to follow a trail of mysterious magical powers across the ocean considered to bring back the dead to life. The Sausans believed in the Crow Merchants Guild stating they had actually witnessed the ritual of the resurrection. Not all had left on the journey across the ocean. Those who were left behind at the pier and fortress stayed and waited for their hero Shultz to come back to life, occupying and defending the Sausan Garrison.   It took many years for the  elite Sausans who sailed across the sea to finally come back. Even though Shultz the Gladiator was not among them, these elite Sausans had eyes of faith and calm. They had full belief that they were nearing Shultz’s resurrection. His corpse had not decomposed due to the mysterious powers discovered in the far ocean and only a special ritual would be necessary to revive Shultz. The returned elite Sausans asserted that the final clue to commencing this ritual was hidden in Mediah.  This ritual would be based on the necromancy that was executed and supported by the Mediah Royal Family.   Now the Sausans are planning to revive Shultz the Gladiator by collecting the Dark Red Crystals made of frenzy and grudge from the past.                     1498816800
Awaken the Striker Now! Enjoying the thrilling kicks and punches of the Striker yet?    Get ready for a whole new chapter as the Awakening of the Striker is right under our noses!  The Striker gets the ultimate weapon for both offense and defense, Gardbrace   Joined by the blazing spiritual alter ego still veiled in endless possibilities, Echo Spirit!     Check out the combat video of the Striker with his awakening weapon, Gardbrace here:            The martial arts of the fist with the longest history in the Orient is the one involving the movements of the tiger, panther, snake, monkey, and crane. Master had told me it all started when the weak mankind shuddering under the greatness of nature, started mocking the beastial motions of the birds and brutes in hopes of gaining some force to stand against nature itself.   The martial arts I trained follows the foundation of such beastial traditions enhanced with sharp weapons and constructive training. Though in no records could I prove I had come close to matching the great powers of nature and the savages. Even my master had told me there was no more to be learned. This was it. This was when I felt I had come to a halt and hit the barrier.     If I could ever go back to the times before the discovery of metal and fire, where only the strong will to survive against the brutal world existed, Will I be able to surpass my limitations? This question mark haunted me all through the lonesome voyages on sea.   When I had finally disembarked at Calpheon, the worries to find my true roots soon melted away as my days went by buried in the crowd of blue eyes and golden hairs. But this is when yet another desire started blazing up inside. The urge to reach the ultimate realm of martial arts. I needed to be, the master of fighting.   I settled down on a small valley in Southern Calpheon and went into meditation and training right away.   3 years had passed.  My days were spent studying the birds and brutes of Calpheon and trying to imitate their behaviors and motions. This was when I felt enlightened by an unknown force. I wanted to embrace the newly-found energy, resembling that of the elementary nature. But this started going into conflict with all the energy I had attained from my years of training.   6 years had passed. Everything had changed if not in the stage of transition. My breathing had changed completely, and I was letting energy of nature flow naturally within my entire body The concept sounded simple. Putting it into action was a whole different story.   Years of old habits got in the way of the hypogastric breathing, and it was hard to tell if I was actually grasping such energy of nature. But when I finally got around to master the breathing, I could feel the fusion of explosive energies building up a harmony inside.   9 years had passed.  The result was indeed, beyond expectations. My hair speckled with white had regained the golden hue and fresh teeth grew out. The energy of nature saw no limits. My movements flowing ever so naturally was pure martial art. I had reached a whole new realm.   When I had felt nothing could stand in my way, I was neglecting my master’s words   that I should always take a step back to look around myself at the zenith of my days. Overwhelmed in the immense energy, I started losing control and getting drained in the labyrinth of energy. The energies I had thought to be fused were just covering up one another,   colliding incessantly in a wild vortex. I felt split up.. stuck in between the energies old and new. Until… the newly-acquired energy, the spiritual alter ego embodied itself out of my body and though I tried to contain the energy, failed to do so over and over again. I felt hopeless and defeated under my own projection.   And this was when I remembered the promise with my master. We had promised to meet in Goma Naru around this time of our lives. Sure I would receive the answer I need, I was already off to meet my master before dawn. “Put my arrogance behind,     receive the teachings of the master again. the great master will see right through me and give me a solution.”   Little did I know… I was never to meet my master again.                    Awakening Weapon Image   Enjoy and download high-quality images of the Striker in Gardbrace and the blazing spiritual ego, Echo Spirit. ※ Click on the image to download.              Awakening Skills   Gardbrace enhances the strength of hand-to-hand combat of the Striker by far. The Awakened Striker will be able to use the new, powerful skills accompanied by the Echo Spirit.   Enjoy the fast-paced fighting movements with various combos in the ecstasy of combat.   Image of Gardbrace skills. Notice the Echo Spirit skills in the category as well.     The following are some of the main Awakening skills of the Striker.   Hell Break Grabs the target and slams down hard on the ground.   Infernal Destruction Sweeps the ground to knock down targets and pounds down hard.   Skull Crusher Cartwheels to strike down hard on the ground.   Spiral Cannon Springs forward in a twister like a bullet.   Rampaging Predator Raids the target like a savage beast hungry for meat.   Double Flash Lightens the body to move forward in a flash.         Awakening Quest Awakening Quest for the Striker begins by accepting the quest from Black Spirit as you reach Lv. 56. There are total of 9 quests and upon completion of all the quests, you will be rewarded with the Gardbrace and Awakening skills.     Wednesday June 21st, 2017! Feast your eyes on the truest strike!   Happy Awakening,   Black Desert Online Team     1498042800