New Blade & Soul Equipment Type Comes to Chinese Server

While Blade & Soul reaches 1 million players in NA and EU server, it releases new equipment type “Charms”. It’s a new type of accessory that gives boosts to character skills. Charms are crafting only items that can be made with materials dropped in the new levels of Tower of Mushin.

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The Charms I’ve seen are exclusive to each class. To craft Charms, players have to purchase sandalwood using chaplets dropped in Tower of Mushin 16 – 20 floors.

New costumes are also available in the Chinese B&S store. With Chinese New Year coming in February, traditional Chinese style costumes with lots of red color are also released.

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Blade & Soul New Hairstyles Preview

For those who pre-ordered Blade & Soul, they should be excited now as the head start will begin in just 3 days! If you pre-ordered Disciple or Master Founder’s Pack, you can now reserve the name you like to use in the game. The reservation started today on Jan 11th, at 7pm CET for the European servers, and 6pm PST for North American servers. Disciple founder’s pack owners can create one character while the Master Founder’s pack can create two names.

In addition, here’s a quick video showing you the new hair styles that will be available with the launch of the game.

Blade & Soul Launch Sweepstakes Official Rules

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1. Eligibility: Except where regulated or restricted by law, the Blade & Soul Launch Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States of America, the District of Columbia, of all provinces and territories in Canada (excluding residents of Quebec), and of the United States of Mexico who are the age of majority or older (eighteen (18) years of age in most jurisdictions) as of the date of entry. Employees, contractors, directors, and officers of the sponsor, NC Interactive, LLC (“Sponsor”), and its subsidiary and affiliated companies, distributors and licensees, advertising or promotion agencies, and their immediate family members (parent, child, sibling, and spouse of each), and those living in the same household of each are NOT ELIGIBLE TO ENTER OR WIN. Other eligibility requirements and conditions of participation are set forth below in these official rules for the Sweepstakes (“Official Rules”) available at www .blade and soul.com (“Blade & Soul Website”) and the Sweepstakes Website (defined below). All federal, state, provincial, municipal, and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. 2. Entry Period: The Sweepstakes begins at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) on January 5, 2016 and ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on January 17, 2016 (“Entry Period”). 3. How to Enter: To enter the Sweepstakes, eligible participants must access the Sweepstakes website, available at blade-soul-launch-sweepstakes-na (the “Sweepstakes Website”), and register by either (i) inputting your name and email address when prompted or (ii) accessing your account on one of the social media sites identified below through the applicable link on the Sweepstakes Website (so that your name and email address are automatically entered) (“Registration”). After registering with the Sweepstakes Website, eligible participants must then complete one or more of the entry methods listed below (each an “Entry Action”) during the Entry Period in order to receive entries into the Sweepstakes. Each person completing the Registration and at least one of the Entry Actions will be entered into the Sweepstakes (“Entrant”). Completing an Entry Action constitutes entry (each an “Entry” and collectively, “Entries”) into the Sweepstakes and Entrant’s consent to and agreement with these Official Rules. The applicable Entry Actions to receive Entries into this Sweepstakes are as follows:

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Balde & Soul: Updates to Main Server

Skill Changes

Destroyer:
Fixed a bug where using ‘Retreat’ would sometimes not move the character when ‘snared’ by Warlock’s ‘Bounded Field’

Warlock:
Fixed a bug where the ‘Familiar’ does not disappear when ‘Spiritualize’ and ‘Substitute’ is used at the same time.
Fixed a bug where Familiar skills are not being filtered in the skills window

Force Master:
Fixed a bug where using ‘Withdraw’ would sometimes not move the character when ‘snared’ by Warlock’s ‘Bounded Field’

Assassin:
Fixed a bug where using ‘Backward Roll’ would sometimes not move the character when ‘snared’

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Summoner:
Fixed a bug where ‘Instant cast on critical hit’ of select ‘Hornet’ training does not apply while ‘Saturated’

Rising Dragon Valley (6v6)

You can no longer queue for Rising Dragon Valley with 2~5 people (only 1 or 6)
If you queue for a match as an individual, you are matched with other solo queuers. 6 man parties are queued with other 6 man parties.
If you queue for a match as an individual, you automatically leave the party after the match.
Fixed a bug where a character can sometimes be stuck on the log in the passage way to the middle capture point.
Fixed a bug where Sunday 12am~6am bonus is not being applied

Sky Island

Added new rewards for peak time (Saturday/Sunday 10pm~12am) (Moonstone Dragon Special Box, Emperor Moonstone Dragon Special Box)
Added Sky Island Key, Sky Shard to 5 of the daily quests (Saturday/Sunday)

Dungeon

Forgotten Tomb:
Increased the number of ‘선단’ obtained from ‘Berserk Emperor’ (4/6 man)

General:
Removed all Stigmas from dungeons (Palace, Underground Prison, BSH) and item effects that counter them.

NPC

Silverfrost Mountains:
Decreased health and attack of monsters in ‘Lightning Prison’ and ‘Tainted Cave’
Decreased health and attack of NPCs in Epic Quest Act 4

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Quest

Silverfrost Mountains – Special Quest
Made ‘Limit Break’ quest requirements easier (Vendor in Haunted Necropolis now sells ‘오세유’)

Viridian Coast – Arena Quests
Changed the names and requirements for select arena quests

Items

Changed the faction rank requirement of ‘우마각’ sold by Faction Rank Vendors in Moonwater Plains (used in Windwalk wall run quest) to ‘Trainee’

Blade and Soul Guide: The World

A World Covered in Corruption
The world of Blade & Soul was once a peaceful place filled with humans, animals, and various creatures. Corruption of a demonic nature began to sweep across the land and brought this world into chaos. Light fell to darkness, the oceans became wild, trees withered, and the land shattered. Creatures became violent, animals went wild, and even the humans fell to the corruption.
Martial artists of demonic nature used the corrupt energy to make themselves incredibly powerful. Those that mastered this art began to fill the world with blood. Finally the source of the corruption, the door to the demon realm, was opened. The Demon Emperor and his demonic servants escaped into our world.

The heavens could not stand idle any longer. The holy beings within the heavens called upon the martial artists of the world and delivered them a prophecy. Those who were bestowed with this prophecy took part in battling the demons and their emperor, driving them back into their own realm and sealing them away.

The Country of Woon and Poong-Je
When story became legend, and legend became myth, the world was divided into two. One side was the historical nation of Woon that possessed thousands of years of history within its borders. The other was the new military nation of Poong-Je.

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The nation of Woon was strong, and was once united until a tyrant emperor gained power. The nation’s people cried out and their cries were heard by General Goon Ma-Yum. He led a rebellion against the emperor and raised the nation of Poong-Je in the Eastern Lands. The people now behind the secure border of Poong-Je sharpen their blades and their minds, waiting for the day to take vengeance on their tyrant emperor.

Meanwhile, in the western lands, the once gone corruption has returned. The corruption swept across the land like a devastating plague, destroying all livings things. Once passed, everything was either dead or turned into a demonic servant. The lands were given a new name, Suh-Rak, meaning “Western Despair”. The corruption quickly destroyed the northern lands as well and is now working its way to the southern nation of Woon and the Eastern nation of Poong-Je.

Distress of the People
The people on Joong-Won, the world of Blade & Soul, were living a difficult and harsh life. The war and bitterness between the nations of Woon and Poong-Je brought forth destruction to much of the land they once held dear. Farms were destroyed, villages reduced to ash and rubble. The tyranny of the emperor and the arrogance of the army became worse with each passing day. To add to the chaos, bandits and other violent groups became much more active, taking advantage of the confusion and lack of order.

The Lawful League and the Hon-Chun Cult
To help the people and to protect the world they love, martial artists who were on the lawful side took part in efforts to bring order back to the world. However, these efforts were not enough to bring peace and order back to a world lost in chaos. The lawful schools and martial artists put aside their own needs and desires and formed The Lawful League.

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Once this league was founded, the chaotics felt threatened and feared this league gaining too much power. Then the Hon-Chun Cult came. This cult hid in darkness for many years, believing that there will soon come a day when everyone is equal. This cult received strong support from the people and gradually began to gather an army under its banner.

These two great powers could never co-exist, and their hostility towards each other soon found itself on the battle field. The world had now become even more violent as these two factions struggled for dominance over the other.

The Appearance of Jin Suh-Yeon
During this harsh period a woman dressed in black stood in the middle of a bamboo shore village, staring up at a mountain peak. A small message bird arrived.
“I’ve changed the medicine this morning. You must deliver the Hong-Moon Martial Arts book. I’ll be waiting.”

The bird was on her shoulder as she read the message, and there was no emotion on her face. It was as if everything was planned and without hesitation, she gathered her comrades and set out. Yuran and Guh-Guh-Boong wiped the blood from their weapons and prepared to follow her. Around them, bodies lie everywhere. Bodies of the local militia were unfortunate enough to have encountered them.

The woman in black clothing was Jin Suh-Yeon. Wherever she goes, there is the appearance of black Chi, followed by a pile of corpses, just like the martial artist who mastered the way of Corrupted Chi long ago. She traveled to the most southern part of the land of the bamboo village. She then stared at the Mountain Peak once more as if that was the end of her travels. She then disappeared, only leaving a trace of black smoke and the messenger bird flying away.

The students of the Hong-Moon school were well hidden from civilization and trained hard under the care of their masters, leading relatively simple and happy lives. However, as if the heavens knew about the arrival of Jih Suh-Yeon, black clouds began to gather around the school.

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