-Black Desert Online- The Story of the Black Desert

-Black Desert Online- The Story of the Black Desert

Official Storyline

The mysterious Black Stone is a source of energy known to Ancients and was a basis for the Ancient civilization. However, legend has it that it also was the very reason that corrupted the minds of the Ancients through unknown phenomena causing the fall of their civilization. 

The Black Stones are commonly found in the great desert between the capitalist Republic of Calpheon, and Valencia Kingdom, the land of absolute monarchy. Calpheonians call this area the Black Desert and have declared a war to claim the resources there. Valencians call it the Red Desert due to all of the blood spilled there. 

The {player} will uncover the hidden secrets of the ancient civilization through the histories of Calpheon and Valencia. Lost memories and the secret of the Black Spirit will be unveiled. A journey to seek the true face of the ancient civilization around the Black Desert awaits the {player}.

Background Story

The background story of the world of Black desert is full of large wars and struggles for power either through trade or control over the resources of Black Stones.

The timeline is still in dispute as some released lore pieces are confusing (only translated from Korean sources by enthusiasts) or potentially even contradicting and contain holes. The world seems to follow a cultural layout similar to Europe with the Spanish/French seeming aggressive trade monarchy-turned Republic of Calpheon in the west, the rather neutral and small Balenos, Serendia and Mediah in the middle and the more spiritual oriented Kingdom of Valencia in the east reminding of the Ottoman Empire.

So far the calendar of Black Desert seems uniformly to be the Elion calendar.

While the Calpheon, Serendia and Balenos provinces mostly seem to follow Elion the god of Valencia is exclusively Aal.