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    AquariusHaken

    Beat the timer—and the Giant Golden Vipercap—for exceptional rewards from May 11 to June 1.


    Race through the Frozen Vipercap Cavern as quickly as you can to beat the timer and defeat the final fungal boss to earn awesome rewards!

    Truffle Shuffle

    For a limited time, players level 36 and above will be able to access the Frozen Vipercap Cavern through the Cross-Server Dungeon Lobby; once inside it’s a race against time to reach the Giant Golden Vipercap within. Access to the dungeon is granted once a day for free, and a Frozen Vipercap Cavern Reset can be purchased from the Hongmoon Store to grant additional runs beyond the free daily access. When the Giant Golden Vipercap is defeated, players will collect Cavern Fungus based on how quickly they managed to navigate the dungeon, which they can then trade for the rewards of their choice.

    Super Spore Rewards

    The faster you are the more Cavern Fungus you’ll receive, and the more Cavern Fungus you have the more you’ll have to spend on Vipercap Gauntlet rewards in the Dragon Express! Chief among the purchasable rewards from the Vipercap Gauntlet event are the Upgrade Nebula Stone and Fated Bond costume (pictured below).

    The Upgrade Nebula Stone is very special as it reduces the cost of weapon transformation when used—up to 40% for lower tiers. When used in the Offering slot in place of an transformation weapon, the transformation costs of that upgrade (materials and gold) will be reduced 10–40%. The Upgrade Nebula Stone does not reduce the cost of a Breakthrough or weapon reinforcement (only the standard transformation levels), and its potency is reduced as you progress to the higher weapon paths.

    It’s important to note that the Upgrade Nebula Stones can only be purchased and used for a limited time—from May 11 until June 22.

    In addition to the Upgrade Nebula Stone and Fated Bond costume, a selection of items including Flower of Lament, Naryu Tablets, and experience charms will also be available for purchase using Cavern Fungus.



    Fated Bond Costume

    Fungi Fun Guide

    Enter the Cross-Server Dungeon Lobby (F8) and select the Frozen Vipercap Cavern.
    Once the party is ready, head through the portal in the staging area.
    When your party is inside the dungeon and ready to go, break the jar at the starting point.
    Once the jar is broken, the damage zone blocking the dungeon will disappear and the timer will start.
    Race through the dungeon, avoiding the grip attack of the Wild Golden Vipercaps along the way.
    Defeat the Giant Golden Vipercap to stop the timer and collect your Cavern Fungus event currency.
    Once you have enough mushrooms, you can trade them in the Dragon Express for your rewards!




    Mycological Miracle

    The Vipercap Gauntlet will be available from May 11 until June 1, and during that time characters level 36 and above will be able to run the dungeon once per day for free, a. Even after the event ends you’ll still be able to spend any remaining Cavern Fungus currency you have, and use any Upgrade Nebula Stones you purchased, but only until June 22. After the standard Wednesday maintenance on June 22, any remaining Cavern Fungus and Upgrade Nebula Stones will no longer be usable and can safely be sold. Be sure to use them before then!


    AquariusHaken
    Shattered Empire Overview & Patch Notes
    An overview of the 2.1 update features and changes, as well as the full patch notes.
    Blade & Soul Update 2.1 – Shattered Empire

    Continue your adventures in Silverfrost Mountains with new dungeons, a new section of Mushin’s Tower, and a brand new 6v6 objective-based PvP mode. See more on our update overview page.
    Group Content

    The Shattered Empire update brings two new dungeons; Cold Storage, a fairly simple but lucrative daily dungeon; and a new pinnacle in difficulty: Sogun’s Lament. In addition, Whirlwind Valley ushers in a brand new 6v6 objective-based PvP mode. See more in our Group Content article.
    Spring Bounty XP Event
    From April 27–May 11 earn additional experience to help propel you toward the end-game, or even just level up some new characters and classes. During the event the following bonuses are active:

    +50% XP from defeating NPC enemies/monsters
    +50% XP from daily quests
    +100% Guild Points from gathering/crafting

    These bonuses also stack with all other XP bonuses, including the one provided through a Premium Membership. Get the most out of your leveling speed potential!
    Shattered Empire 2.1 Patch Notes
    General

    Daily Challenge is now available! Earn bonus rewards for certain Daily quests and get bonus rewards if you are able to complete 4 or more!
    A Daily Challenge Tab has been added to Dragon Express where you can redeem Heavenly Energy.

    [*]Reduced the amount of Soulstones needed to craft Moonwater Plains items, including Moonwater Transformation Stones.
    [*]Additional sliders have been added for Monster and Background Effects Quality.
    [*]Fixed an issue where the /dance emote was not working.


    Dungeons

    Increased the amount of Frozen Stingers available from Avalanche Den, Lair of the Frozen Fang, and Awakened Necropolis.

    PvP

    Whirlwind Valley is now available! Whirlwind Valley is an objective-based 6v6 PvP mode where teamwork and coordination is key. This PvP mode is not gear equalized.
    Fixed the use of unintended items in Duel Arena and Tag Match.
    The following items are now available through PvP currencies from Duel Arena, Tag Match, and Whirlwind Valley (additional requirements are needed):
    Hongmoon Pellet
    Bloodshade Harbor Hongmoon Skillbooks (untradeable)
    Retreived Hongmoon Secret Technique - Volume 1
    Retrieved Hongmoon Secret Technique - Volume 2
    Chilling Flame Elixir



    Items

    You can now resist Asura's Brand in Sogun's Lament when equipping the following items:
    Awakened Oathbreaker Belt
    True Oathbreaker Belt
    Awakened Scorpio Belt
    True Scorpio Belt

    [*]New items can now be stored in the Wardrobe, including the following previously avaialble items:

    First Mate
    Lover Boy Bow Tie
    Bunny Fluff

    [*]The following items can now be mailed with Outfit Delivery Stamps:

    White Night
    Lover Boy Bow Tie
    First Mate



    Localization

    Fixed and updated a large amount of text, voiceover, and cutscene localization in English, German, and French.
    System

    Fixed an issue where some accounts were not able to send mail to other characters on the same account.
    Fixed an issue where external links could not be launched from the Announcements (F1) window.

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    THIRD GIVEAWAY!






    Imperial Tournaments will be giving away 2 Spirit of Bamboo outfits with a draw - courtesy of NCWest!


    HOW TO ENTER

    1. Enter our draw here: https://gleam.io/QMpdQ/imperial-tournament-spirit-of-bamboo-outfit-giveaway-3

    Make sure to tune in to http://twitch.tv/impbns at 8:30PM CET for EU, and 8:30PM EST FOR NA!

    Best of luck! :embarrassed:



    AquariusHaken

    It's time for competitive PVP


    Compete for honor, glory, and the ultimate reward: costumes.

    The first 1v1 PvP season begins on April 13, and those looking to prove their worth as masters of their martial arts will have new rewards to collect. In addition to rewards gained at the end of the season, weekly rewards will also be given out for participating and maintaining—or improving—your class rank. Distribution of rewards occurs during the weekly Wednesday (PDT) server maintenance.

    Along with the official in-game season rewards, we’re also giving out exclusive rewards to the winners of partnered NCSoft community tournaments. Win a community tournament with the below partners during Season 1 and receive first-chance at a Bamboo Costume bundle, including head gear and costume, as well as Hongmoon coin. You can also win a Bamboo Costume just by watching the events live, as these tournament organizers will have costumes to give out during their streams.



    The following tournament partners will be providing partnered prizing in addition to any preexisting prize pools during Season 1:

    Imperial (NA & EU)

    ESL (EU)

    Esports Wall (EU)

    RandomCS (NA)



    Weekly Rewards

    <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width:127px;"> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color:#D3D3D3;"><big><strong>Rank</strong></big></span></p> </td> <td style="width:127px;"> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color:#D3D3D3;"><big><strong>Rewards</strong></big></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:127px;"> <p style="text-align: center;">300–91</p> </td> <td> <p>3–9 Ordinary Experience Charm</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:127px;"> <p style="text-align: center;">90–61</p> </td> <td> <p>1 Excellent Experience Charm</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:127px;"> <p style="text-align: center;">60–6</p> </td> <td> <p>20,000–70,000 XP</p> <p>1 Excellent Experience Charm</p> <p>1 Naryu Tablet</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:127px;"> <p style="text-align: center;">5 & 4</p> </td> <td> <p>100,000 XP</p> <p>1 Excellent Experience Charm</p> <p>1 Naryu Tablet</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:127px;"> <p style="text-align: center;">3, 2, 1</p> </td> <td> <p>100,000 XP</p> <p>2 Excellent Experience Charm</p> <p>1 Naryu Tablet</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table>

    Seasonal Rewards

    These rewards are delivered at the end of the season, and any costumes provided will only remain in the recipient’s inventory for 60 days. If you see someone wearing one of these costumes, you know they earned it by being among the best in the previous season.



    Steel Will



    Indomitable Will

    <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width:127px;"> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color:#D3D3D3;"><big><strong>Rank</strong></big></span></p> </td> <td style="width:127px;"> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color:#D3D3D3;"><big><strong>Rewards</strong></big></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:127px;"> <p style="text-align: center;">300–91</p> </td> <td> <p>3–9 Ordinary Experience Charm</p> <p>50–110 Soulstones</p> <p>1 Naryu Tablet</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:127px;"> <p style="text-align: center;">90–61</p> </td> <td style="width:127px;"> <p>1 Excellent Experience Charm</p> <p>120 Soulstones</p> <p>1 Sealed Naryu Tablet</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:127px;"> <p style="text-align: center;">60–31</p> </td> <td style="width:127px;"> <p>20,000 XP</p> <p>1 Excellent Experience Charm</p> <p>130 Soulstones</p> <p>2 Sealed Naryu Tablets</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:127px;"> <p style="text-align: center;">30–6</p> </td> <td style="width:127px;"> <p>40,000–70,000 XP</p> <p>1 Excellent Experience Charm</p> <p>140–160 Soulstones</p> <p>30 Moonstones</p> <p>Steel Will costume (60 days)</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:127px;"> <p style="text-align: center;">5 & 4</p> </td> <td style="width:127px;"> <p>100,000 XP</p> <p>1 Excellent Experience Charm</p> <p>170–200 Soulstones</p> <p>60 Moonstones</p> <p>Indomitable Will costume (60 days)</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:127px;"> <p style="text-align: center;">3</p> </td> <td style="width:127px;"> <p>100,000 XP</p> <p>2 Excellent Experience Charm</p> <p>Solo Match Bronze Metal</p> <p>90 Moonstones</p> <p>Indomitable Will costume (60 days)</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:127px;"> <p style="text-align: center;">2</p> </td> <td style="width:127px;"> <p>100,000 XP</p> <p>2 Excellent Experience Charm</p> <p><span style="line-height: 20.8px;">Solo Match Silver Metal</span></p> <p>90 Moonstones</p> <p>Indomitable Will costume (60 days)</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:127px;"> <p style="text-align: center;">1</p> </td> <td style="width:127px;"> <p>100,000 XP</p> <p>2 Excellent Experience Charm</p> <p><span style="line-height: 20.8px;">Solo Match Gold Metal</span></p> <p>90 Moonstones</p> <p>Indomitable Will costume (60 days)</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table>

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    AquariusHaken
    <div class="article"> <h4>Unlock treasure chests for amazing rewards from April 13–27.</h4> <div> <p>The Spring Treasure Trove event offers adventurers the ability to unlock random treasure chests, and then purchase the highly sought-after rewards within for rock-bottom prices.</p>
    <h4>Unlocked Opportunity</h4>
    <p>While the event is active you can click on the Treasure Trove icon at the bottom of your screen, and once per day per character unlock a treasure chest for free. Additional chests can be opened by purchasing and using Spring Treasure Trove Keys. When opening a chest you’ll be presented with a selection of items to purchase from with gold.</p>
    <p>After opening a treasure chest you’ll have the opportunity to purchase <strong><u>one</u></strong> of the items presented to you. Choose wisely, as you’ll need to wait until the next day—or by using a Trove Key—to show a new selection of items, and the opportunity to purchase another item. Only two Treasure Trove item slots will be unlocked to start, but you can unlock six more by purchasing and using Spring Treasure Trove Expansions. By unlocking additional slots you’ll increase your chances at items, and since you can only buy one item per opened chest, it’s a good idea to increase your odds by unlocking additional slots early on. Unlocked Treasure Trove expansion slots are character specific.</p>
    <h4>Rewards</h4>
    <p>Opened chests will provide a wide array of items to purchase from. There are many different lists of items the Trove may present you to purchase from, and it’s random which list you’ll be presented (and in what order they’ll appear) when a new chest is opened.</p>
    <table border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="line-height: 20.8px; width: 675px;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align: center;"><span style="line-height: 20.8px;"><img alt="" src="//static.bladeandsoul.com/uploads/articles/images/160407_BS_News_Treasure_Chest_Spirit_of_Light_10.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 575px;"></span></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><span style="line-height: 20.8px;"><img alt="" src="//static.bladeandsoul.com/uploads/articles/images/160407_BS_News_Treasure_Chest_Spirit_of_Light_13.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 575px;"></span></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" style="text-align: center;"> <p>Light Specter</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table>
    <table border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="line-height: 20.8px; width: 675px;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align: center;"><span style="line-height: 20.8px;"><img alt="" src="//static.bladeandsoul.com/uploads/articles/images/160407_BS_News_Treasure_Chest_Spirit_of_Darkness_02.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 575px;"></span></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><span style="line-height: 20.8px;"><img alt="" src="//static.bladeandsoul.com/uploads/articles/images/160407_BS_News_Treasure_Chest_Spirit_of_Darkness_13.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 575px;"></span></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" style="text-align: center;"> <p>Dark Specter</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table>
    <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width:127px;"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="//static.bladeandsoul.com/uploads/articles/images/01_Flawless_Sparkling_Hexagonal_Gem_Citrine.jpg" style="width: 70px; height: 70px;"><img alt="" src="//static.bladeandsoul.com/uploads/articles/images/01_Flawless_Sparkling_Hexagonal_Gem_Rudy.jpg" style="width: 70px; height: 70px;"><br> <img alt="" src="//static.bladeandsoul.com/uploads/articles/images/01_Flawless_Sparkling_Hexagonal_Gem_Sapphire.jpg" style="width: 70px; height: 70px;"><img alt="" src="//static.bladeandsoul.com/uploads/articles/images/01_Flawless_Sparkling_Hexagonal_Gem_amethyst.jpg" style="width: 70px; height: 70px;"></p> </td> <td> <p>Flawless Sparkling Hexagonal Gems</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:127px;"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="//static.bladeandsoul.com/uploads/articles/images/02_Hongmoon_Skill_book_emberstomp_Volume2.jpg" style="width: 70px; height: 70px;"></p> </td> <td> <p>Hongmoon Skill Books</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:127px;"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="//static.bladeandsoul.com/uploads/articles/images/03_Honorary_Ornament.jpg" style="width: 70px; height: 70px;"></p> </td> <td> <p>Honorary Ornament</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:127px;"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="//static.bladeandsoul.com/uploads/articles/images/04_Silverfrost_Transformation_Stone.jpg" style="width: 70px; height: 70px;"></p> </td> <td> <p>Silverfrost Transformation Stone</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:127px;"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="//static.bladeandsoul.com/uploads/articles/images/05_Frozen_Venom_Dart.jpg" style="width: 70px; height: 70px;"></p> </td> <td> <p>Frozen Stinger</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:127px;"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="//static.bladeandsoul.com/uploads/articles/images/06_Moonstone.jpg" style="width: 70px; height: 70px;"></p> </td> <td> <p>Moonstone</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:127px;"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="//static.bladeandsoul.com/uploads/articles/images/07_Soulstone.jpg" style="width: 70px; height: 70px;"></p> </td> <td> <p>Soulstone</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table>
    <p>… and more! Over 100 different types of items can appear in the Spring Treasure Trove.</p>
    <p> </p>
    <h4>Guide</h4>
    <p>STEP 1</p>
    <ul> <li>Click the Treasure Trove icon—only available to characters level 36 and above.</li> </ul>
    <p>STEP 2</p>
    <ul> <li>You can open a Treasure Trove chest for free once per day (resets at 6am server time) for each character.</li> <li>Spring Treasure Trove Keys can be purchased from the Hongmoon Store, and you can use them for additional chances during the event period.</li> </ul>
    <p>STEP 3</p>
    <ul> <li>After unlocking a chest, you can purchase <strong><u>one</u></strong> item of your choice out of the random items in the chest.</li> <li>Over 100 different types of items can appear, and can be purchased for gold.</li> </ul>
    <p>EXTRA</p>
    <ul> <li>Spring Treasure Trove Expansions can be purchased in the Hongmoon Store, and allow you to unlock up to 8 total slots, increasing your chances for rewards with each chest you open.</li> <li>Spring Treasure Trove Keys can be bought in the Hongmoon Store, and allow you to open additional chests beyond your free unlocks each day.</li> </ul>
    <p> </p>
    <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="5" style="width:127px;"> <h4 align="center">Spring Treasure Trove Keys</h4> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:127px;"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="//static.bladeandsoul.com/uploads/articles/images/08_Spring_Treasure_Trove_Key.jpg" style="width: 70px; height: 70px;"></p> </td> <td> <p style="line-height: 20.8px;"><span style="line-height: 20.8px;">Spring Treasure Trove Key</span></p> </td> <td><span style="line-height: 20.8px;">49 NCoin</span></td> <td><span style="line-height: 20.8px;">or</span></td> <td><span style="line-height: 20.8px;">49 Hongmoon Coin <em>(limit 10 per day)</em></span></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:127px;"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="//static.bladeandsoul.com/uploads/articles/images/08_Spring_Treasure_Trove_Key.jpg" style="width: 70px; height: 70px;"></p> </td> <td> <p style="line-height: 20.8px;"><span style="line-height: 20.8px;">Spring Treasure Trove Key (x50)</span></p> </td> <td><span style="line-height: 20.8px;">2,327 NCoin</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:127px;"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="//static.bladeandsoul.com/uploads/articles/images/08_Spring_Treasure_Trove_Key.jpg" style="width: 70px; height: 70px;"></p> </td> <td> <p style="line-height: 20.8px;"><span style="line-height: 20.8px;">Spring Treasure Trove Key (x100)</span></p> </td> <td><span style="line-height: 20.8px;">4,410 NCoin</span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table>
    <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="5" style="width:127px;"> <h4 align="center">Treasure Chest Slot Expansion Voucher</h4> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:127px;"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="//static.bladeandsoul.com/uploads/articles/images/09_Spring_Treasure_Trove_Expansion.jpg" style="width: 70px; height: 70px;"></p> </td> <td> <p style="line-height: 20.8px;"><span style="line-height: 20.8px;">Spring Treasure Trove Expansion</span></p> </td> <td><span style="line-height: 20.8px;">199 NCoin</span></td> <td><span style="line-height: 20.8px;">or</span></td> <td><span style="line-height: 20.8px;">199 Hongmoon Coin</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:127px;"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="//static.bladeandsoul.com/uploads/articles/images/09_Spring_Treasure_Trove_Expansion.jpg" style="width: 70px; height: 70px;"></p> </td> <td> <p style="line-height: 20.8px;"><span style="line-height: 20.8px;">Spring Treasure Trove Expansion (x6)</span></p> </td> <td><span style="line-height: 20.8px;">955 NCoin</span></td> <td><span style="line-height: 20.8px;">or</span></td> <td><span style="line-height: 20.8px;">955 Hongmoon Coin</span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table>
    <p>The Spring Treasure Trove event runs from <strong>April 13–27</strong>, and during that time you’ll receive one free chest unlock per day. Treasure Trove Keys and Slot Expansions will be sold until April 26 (9am server time in NA/5pm server time in EU), and you’ll be able to continue to use them to open chests until the standard Wednesday <strong>maintenance downtime on April 27</strong>. After that the event will no longer be accessible, and any purchased keys or slot expansions will no longer be usable—so don’t let them go to waste!</p> </div> </div>

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