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Learn how to get the Old Bartali Sailboat and investigate the Vell's Realm in this step-by-step guide to Black Desert Online.

Black Desert Online: Old Bartali Sailboat Event Guide

Learn how to get the Old Bartali Sailboat and investigate the Vell's Realm in this step-by-step guide to Black Desert Online.
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The first huge event of 2018 in Black Desert Online starts with the Old Bartali Sailboat event, which takes place from January 17 to February 14. The event consists of a series of quests that will lead you to the Bartali’s ship.

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You will be able to obtain the ship license and become the captain of the old sailboat. If you want to know how to quickly get from one quest to another, then follow this step-by-step guide for all the info you need.

How to Get to Old Bartali Sailboat in BDO

Step 1: Speak to Black Spirit in Velia

As usual, you must first speak to the Black Spirit in Velia, a main city in the Balenos region, located directly east of the starting town Olvia. Accept the Noisy Shore questline from him, if you are at least level 50, and go to the marker indicated on the map.

Step 2: Speak to Soldier on the Shore

The marker will lead you to the shore outside Velia, where you will need to speak to a soldier. He will ask you to be careful around a mysterious blue creature that he and his companions just caught in the sea. This will complete the first quest.

Step 3: Speak to Igor Bartali

Return to the town of Velia, and speak to Igor Bartali at his house (you will see the marker on your map). He will ask you to investigate this creature with Alustin, which will trigger a new quest — A Fish From the Great Ocean.

Step 4: Speak to Alustin

Not far away from the Bartali’s house you will find Alustin, an old man who is able to confirm the existence of the mysterious fish. You will receive the Record of Vell’s Heart knowledge from him, which describes this creature on page 359.

Step 5: Collect Lopter’s Scale

You will learn that this creature is called Lopter. Alustin will then give you the task to collect its scale. So go back to the ocean shore and collect the scale by interacting with three Lopters. Bring it back to Alustin, and he will reward you with Vell’s Fine Powder.

Step 6: Investigate Vell’s Realm

Now you can speak to Black Spirit once again, and he will give you a new Investigate Vell’s Realm questline, which will lead you ever closer to the old sailboat.

Go back to Igor Bartali and speak to him once again. He will be pleasantly surprised that you are eager to go to Vell’s Realm. As a reward, he will grant you a Ship License for Old Bartali Sailboat.

Step 7: Speak to Wharf Manager

When you have the license on your hands, you can now go to the wharf and speak with the manager named Croix. Finally, you will be able to register your license, and the Old Bartali Sailboat will be added to the list of ships under your command.

This ship can be obtained on a weekly basis since the power and durability of the ship will be used up, and eventually it will be destroyed. This means that you can’t repair it, but you can always get a new one up until February 14.

Even if you think that Old Bartali Sailboat isn’t very good, remember that, first of all, you get it entirely for free, and secondly, it’s a big boat, and you don’t get to have those too often.

In any case, this guide should help you get one, and if you were looking for other Black Desert Online guides at GameSkinny, then see the list below:


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