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GM Notes [GM Note] 2021 Summer Season FAQ
Black Desert 2021-07-05 09:15
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Hello Adventurers!

 

Now that the Summer Season is here, we’re sure many of our Adventurers have tons of questions about this season, so we’ve prepared this FAQ to answer some of them!

* This GM Note will be continuously updated with new questions/answers and patch information.

 

 


Question One: Something is weird about the main questline! I was doing quests in Balenos and now it suddenly takes me to Valencia!

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This is caused by the Simplified Main Questline, which is selected by accepting the quest, [Season] Birth of Prestigious Family, from the NPC Alustin in Velia after completing the quest, The Sage of Velia, with a season character.

 

After next week’s update, both the simplified and original main questline will be changed to display a selection UI that will allow you to choose between either version of the questline and prevent confusion on which questline you are in.

 

* You won’t be able to do the normal main questline if you progress through the simplified version, so make sure to decide which version you wish to progress before you complete the quest, [Season] Birth of Prestigious Family!

* The Season Pass rewards for the main questline can all be obtained regardless of the version you select.

* The simplified main questline replaces the existing main questlines of Serendia, Calpheon, and Mediah.

* The ‘Main Quest’ window at the right side of the in-game screen will also be changed for the simplified main questline.


You can think of the simplified main questline as a shortcut. By completing all 14 simplified quests, your character will end up at around the same state as if you completed the Mediah main questline. Just like completing the normal main questline, you’ll also receive all the same items you need, such as Inventory Slot Expansion Coupons, Naru Gear, etc., by completing the 14 simplified quests!


Overview of the Simplified Main Questline (14 Quests):

Quest Name

Objective

Completion NPC

Rewards

[Season] Birth of Prestigious Family

Go and talk to Fughar

Fughar

100 Contribution EXP

[Season] Fughar's Conundrum

Speak to Fughar

Fughar

100 Contribution EXP

[Season] Following in His Footsteps

Speak to Fughar and receive the book

Fughar

100 Contribution EXP
Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 1
Naru Main Weapon Box

Naru Helmet

Naru Armor

Naru Gloves

Naru Shoes

[Season] Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 1

Reach Lv. 20

Black Spirit

100 Contribution EXP

Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 2

Beginner Black Stone (Weapon) x10

Beginner Black Stone (Armor) x20

[Season] Secret Book of the Misty Breeze x1

Naru Sub-weapon Box

Honorable Outfit Box

[Season] Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 2

Reach Lv. 30

Black Spirit

100 Contribution EXP

Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 3

Beginner Black Stone (Weapon) x15

Beginner Black Stone (Armor) x30

Skill Points x5

DUO (II) Naru Earring x1

DUO (II) Naru Necklace x1

[Season] Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 3

Reach Lv. 35

Black Spirit

100 Contribution EXP

Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 4

Beginner Black Stone (Weapon) x15

Beginner Black Stone (Armor) x30

Skill Points x5

[Season] Secret Book of the Misty Breeze x1

DUO (II) Naru Ring x1

DUO (II) Naru Belt x1

 

▼ Select 1:

[Balenos] Shiel's Outfit Box

[Serendia] Cleia's Outfit Box

[Calpheon] Elle's Outfit Box

[Season] Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 4

Reach Lv. 40

Black Spirit

100 Contribution EXP

Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 5

Beginner Black Stone (Weapon) x40

Beginner Black Stone (Armor) x80

Skill Points x5

DUO (II) Naru Earring x1

DUO (II) Naru Ring x1

[Season] Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 5

Reach Lv. 45

Black Spirit

100 Contribution EXP

Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 6

Beginner Black Stone (Weapon) x45

Beginner Black Stone (Armor) x90

Skill Points x5

[Season] Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 6

Reach Lv. 50

Black Spirit

100 Contribution EXP

Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 7

Beginner Black Stone (Weapon) x70

Beginner Black Stone (Armor) x140

Skill Points x5

[Season] Secret Book of the Misty Breeze x1

 

▼ Select 1:

[Balenos] Shiel's Outfit Box

[Serendia] Cleia's Outfit Box

[Calpheon] Elle's Outfit Box

[Season] Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 7

Reach Lv. 55

Black Spirit

100 Contribution EXP

Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 8

Beginner Black Stone (Weapon) x100

Beginner Black Stone (Armor) x200

Skill Points x5

[Season] Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 8

Reach Lv. 56

Black Spirit

100 Contribution EXP

Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 9

Beginner Black Stone (Weapon) x100

Beginner Black Stone (Armor) x200

Skill Points x10

[Season] Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 9

Reach Lv. 57

Black Spirit

100 Contribution EXP

Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 10

Beginner Black Stone (Weapon) x100

Beginner Black Stone (Armor) x200

Skill Points x10

[Season] Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 10

Reach Lv. 58

Black Spirit

 
100 Contribution EXP

Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 11

Beginner Black Stone (Weapon) x100

Beginner Black Stone (Armor) x200

Skill Points x10

[Season] Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 11

Go talk to Fughar, who can be found in any town

Fughar

 
100 Contribution EXP

Time-filled Black Stone x200
[Season] Secret Book of the Misty Breeze x1
[Mediah] Lucy's Outfit Box

 

TIP! You don’t have to progress through the main questline to level up your character! You can also defeat monsters to get the Combat EXP you need. Just open your World Map (M) and look for an appropriate Monster Zone to level up. Try inviting a guild member or friend to help you defeat monsters even faster!

And what if you don’t want to spend time defeating monsters? You can also get Combat EXP from sub-quests and repeat quests in each region!

 

Question Two: Can I go back to the normal main questline by forfeiting the simplified questline?

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If your character has accepted and completed the first simplified quest, [Season] Birth of Prestigious Family, you will not be able to return to the original main questline even if you forfeit the simplified main questline. However, if you have only accepted the quest, [Season] Birth of Prestigious Family, and haven’t completed it yet, you can forfeit this quest to return to the original main questline.

On the other hand, if you’ve already completed [Season] Birth of Prestigious Family but no longer wish to progress through the simplified main questline, you will need to create a new season character to progress through the original main questline. If you do plan on deleting your season character, be aware that your season character’s items will also be deleted!

Question Three: What kind of item is Fughar's Memorandum? I might’ve accidentally deleted it...

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Fughar's Memorandum is an important quest item that you need to progress through the simplified main questline. You’ll receive Fughar's Memorandum as you progress, and you need to use it to go the next quest! If you’ve accidentally deleted it, you can talk to the Black Spirit (W) to receive it again.
 
Next week’s update will change the questline from having you accepting quests through Fughar's Memorandum, and instead allowing you to accept and complete quests directly from the Black Spirit. (Fughar's Memorandum will be removed after this update.)

 

Question Four: Why can’t I clear the Season Pass Challenges?

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Adventurers who select the simplified main questline will need to talk to the Black Spirit after completing Fughar's Memorandum questline to clear some of the Season Pass Challenges.

Upon Completion of a Simplified Quest Offered by the NPC Alustin

Automatically Complete the Season Pass Challenges Below!

Complete [Special Growth] Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 2

Take Off the Mask!

Practice Like You Mean It!

Ready? Then, Embark!

Don't Be Imp-polite with Me!

Complete [Special Growth] Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 3

Hmph, a Coward!

Justice Theater! A Moment of Choice!

Edan, Stay Out of This!

Feels Like Flying?

Complete [Special Growth] Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 4

Attended Parliament!

Stinks Like Fish!

Complete [Special Growth] Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 5

He's Qoobe!

Helping the Rhutum Sentry Outpost!

In the Name of Mansha!

Complete [Special Growth] Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 6

We Meet Her, Again!

The Return of Kzarka

Complete [Special Growth] Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 7

Ow, Hot, Hot, Ow!

Someone Said, Life is a Series of Choices?

Save the Abandoned Iron Mine!

Complete [Special Growth] Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 8

Open Sesame!

As I Trusted You...

After next week’s update, you’ll be able to start and progress through the simplified main questline if you create a new season character after deleting or transferring from a previous season character.

 


Question Five: How do I exchange PEN (V) Naru Gear for Tuvala Gear?

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Since there are two cases for being able to exchange PEN (V) Naru Gear for Tuvala Gear, let us explain both below.

 

  1. Original Main Questline

Once you complete the entire Mediah main questline, you’ll be able to exchange PEN (V) Naru Gear for PRI (I) Tuvala Gear with the NPC Fughar.

 

  1. Simplified Main Questline

Once you complete [Special Growth] Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 8, you’ll be able to exchange PEN (V) Naru Gear for PRI (I) Tuvala Gear with the NPC Fughar.

 


Question Six: If I want to recreate a Season Character, is it okay if I delete my current one?

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If you want to recreate your season character, try using Fughar’s Timepiece! By using Fughar’s Timepiece, you can transfer your existing season character’s gear and levels to a character that is level 25 or below! (However, your quest progress won’t be transferred!)

There is one important caveat though, if your original season character was going through or completed the simplified main questline, your new season character will not be able to progress through the simplified main questline, as this questline is limited to once per Family.


* For more information about Fughar’s Timepiece, please refer to the [GM Note] 2021 Summer Season!

Wait. You’re saying you’ve already used Fughar’s Timepiece, yet you want to change your season character to another class? Unfortunately, you’ll need to delete your season character and create a new one, but be warned that deleting a character means that all its items are deleted as well!

 


Question Seven: I'm in the original main questline, but I want to do the simplified main questline!

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If you haven’t completed the final quest of the Balenos region, Embarking on an Adventure, you can accept the quest, [Special Growth] Birth of a Prestigious Family, from the NPC Alustin to begin the simplified main questline.
However, if you’ve already completed Embarking on an Adventure, you will no longer be able to select the simplified main questline.

 


Question Eight: I need more Beginner Black Stones...

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While you can get the Beginner Black Stones, which are used to enhance Naru Gear, from the main questline, there are other ways to get them as well!


  1. The Leveling Aid Boxes for level 40 to 55 contains Beginner Black Stones for you to obtain.

  2. You can heat the Black Stones you obtain by defeating monsters or completing events/quests to get Beginner Black Stones!

- From the Processing window (L), select Heating and process Black Stone (Armor) x3 to get Beginner Black Stone (Armor) x1.
- From the Processing window (L), select Heating and process Black Stone (Armor) x30 and Black Stone Powder x1 to get Beginner Black Stone (Armor) x10.
- From the Processing window (L), select Heating and process Black Stone (Weapon) x3 to get Beginner Black Stone (Weapon) x1.
- From the Processing window (L), select Heating and process Black Stone (Weapon) x30 and Black Stone Powder x1 to get Beginner Black Stone (Weapon) x10.


3. Redeem the special 2021-SEAS-ONIS-HERE coupon code to receive Beginner Black Stone (Weapon) x1000 and Beginner Black Stone (Armor) x1000!
* These items are character bound, so make sure to receive them on your season character!
* Please refer to the coupon page on the official website on how to redeem coupons. [Coupons] 
* Coupon/Item Validity Period: June 30, 2021 (Wed) - July 14, 2021 (Wed) 23:59

 

In the future, the simplified main questline will be improved to provide sufficient Beginner Black Stones as quest rewards.

 

We hope this FAQ has helped you out! Thank you again for the incredible amount of love and support you’ve given to Black Desert!

Happy adventuring!

 

P.S. Don’t forget to redeem the Season and Heidel Ball coupons! There’s a Tier-8 Horse, Young Crimson Dragon Pet, and more!
★ Go to the [GM Note] Nine Coupons You Don’t Wanna Miss!
 

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If I used Fughar’s Timepiece to transfer season char, will the transferred-to new season char be still able to receive another complete set of rewards from Season Pass? Since "new season character will not be able to progress through the simplified main
questline" will some of the quest requirements of Season Pass be locked 'permanently'? Or will the new transferred-to new season char inherit the quest requirement also so that ALL the Season Pass rewards are unlocked (assuming the original season char has
unlocked all the Season Pass rewards requirement)?

Additionally, can we also purchase another Black Spirit's Pass to unlock the complementary set of rewards on the new transferred-to season char?
@Serizawa no, the season pass rewards are once per family.,
@Serizawa no, the season pass rewards are once per family.,
I see. Thank you so much for the clarification.
Hello, it seems that I cannot accept the quest to exchange the Crows Merchant Guild Contribution Certificate after I used my timepiece and converted my corsair to a normal character now. The item is also character bound so not sure how to exchange those
anymore.

Can anyone help?

Thanks!
@OrenFrost Same issue here
@SchniiRaizar Hope they'll fix it next patch. I just did 2 exchanges before using the timepiece. It will be a waste if we can't convert them and get our rewards even if we all know we only get memes, hards and shaps. HAHAHA!
@OrenFrost who knows we might snag some good items and yeah I hope this will be addressed right away
With my first Seasonal character, i made a corsair and complete the original main questline, when i converted the seasonal character to normal char , my converted seasonal new char get to Alustin, But there was no simplified main quest line????
@SyaoFye I’m late but yes I was doing normal MQ in hope to do simple with timepiece, yet now my new season char that I timepieced dont have any simplified MQ
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