If you are at that point where you need to go in the desert, be sure to bring plenty of shovels. There are quite a few quests where you need to dig in the desert and very few places to find shovels. You can not buy shovels at the marketplace. You need to look for Material Vendors in the various cities.
In Heidel: Flaviano
In Tarif: Eren Ross
In Altinova: Lashir
In Rock Post: Gavid
In Sands Grain Bazaar: Kulahuth
In Shakatu: Arenda
In Valencia: Purajin
I usually leave shovels, compass, water, and Star Anise Tea in the storage at Shakatu, Sands Grain and Valencia.
There are more places to buy shovels – I’m just listing a few on the way to and from the desert. Also, when I go into the desert, I always have 50 or more shovels in my inventory.
Quest 14th: Moving Ahead
I think out of all the quests, this one was the most challenging in the beginning. You have to dig in the circle to find a quest item but the thing was that you actually had to be outside of the circle to find it. See pictures.
You are just a smudge just outside of the mini map circle – facing these two rocks. (Not too close to them and at this angle)
Zobadi is behind you – The man by the white horse. As you can see – you are in front of him..near these two rocks.
You might have to dig a few times and adjust yourself at the right angle. Remember, if you avie is inside the yellow circle on the mini map – you need to move it outside just a tad.
Black Desert has never fixed this quest in the years I have been playing..no idea why.
Now, you need to go back to Valencia and talk to Afuaru to get the next quest.
Quest 15: Memories of Eliza.
You need to go talk to Tatar. He is the drunk down by the lake and you need to steal a key from him to open the chest after you talk to him.
This will take you several times and you will be amazed how much useless shit he has in his robe.
Once, you have the key, open up your inventory and align the box and the key together to open it.
Then go hand the diamond/chest to afuara.
Quest 16: Rabam’s Storage Key
You just need to steal a key from Rabam in the training area and go give it to the storage keep, Ramanit.
She will then give you a journal to give to Afuara.
Quest 17: Gold Bar Required
Bring 20G of gold bars and travel back to the Gahaz Bandits. It’s in BFE.
To be continued….