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Adventurer's Guide

Golden Seal

Last Edited on : Feb 15, 2024, 14:17 (UTC)

You may have obtained a golden seal during your adventures. If you’re curious about these items, read all about them here!

 

You can obtain golden seals by selling specific trade goods and horses to Imperial Delivery NPCs, supervising workers, and from other various activities. You can exchange these seals for useful items such as black essences, horse equipment, mounts, and many more.

 

Simply put, Adventurers need to actively take part in various in-game activities (like trading, fishing, etc.) in order to acquire golden seals.

 

 

You may see Adventurers occasionally show items they’ve obtained, both old and new, in chat. As such, you may have seen a green-grade shiny golden seal item tooltip (second row in the picture above). These are the previous iteration of the golden seals one can obtain nowadays. The current iteration of this series of items are the yellow-grade golden seals (first row, item shown to the left).

How to Acquire Golden Seals

Adventurers can get golden seals by selling specific trade goods, horses, and fish to certain Imperial Delivery NPCs. Aside from selling items to NPCs, certain types of golden seals can be acquired by defeating bandits that appear to threaten trade routes, and others by simply having workers collect materials for you.

 

Some of the golden seals are guaranteed to be obtained in a 1:1 ratio exchange. For example, each cooking box sold to an Imperial Crafting Delivery NPC will net you an imperial cuisine golden seal. However, this is not the case for all the activities one can partake in to get seals. If you sell 5 fish to an Imperial Fishing Delivery NPC to obtain imperial fishing delivery golden seals, you are not guaranteed to get 5 seals.

 

The following sections will detail how to acquire each type of golden seal currently available.

 


Golden Seal - Imperial Cuisine & Alchemy

Imperial crafting delivery is an activity that allows Adventurers to sell packaged dishes (made via cooking) and elixirs (made via alchemy) to Imperial Crafting Delivery NPCs. You can use the imperial cuisine and imperial alchemy processing options (hotkey: L) to package these items into boxes. You can then sell the boxes for 250% of their base price.
 
 
A family of Adventurers can sell only a specific amount of packaged boxes per day. The amount is determined by the contribution points one possesses, divided by two. For example, if you were to have 350 contribution points, you’d be able to sell 175 boxes, counting both cooking and alchemy boxes together.
 
 

As seen above, a family can sell a limited amount of items through imperial crafting delivery per day. The good news is that you don’t have to compete with other Adventurers in this type of imperial delivery, as there is no limit to the boxes the NPCs can receive. As such, you can prepare the boxes to turn in beforehand, or take your time and prepare them whenever you want to sell them.

 

The following items can be exchanged at NPC Pasvinder, in the town of Heidel.

 

Seal Type and Required Amount

Exchangeable Items

Golden Seal – [Imperial Cuisine] x50

Milk x50

Golden Seal – [Imperial Cuisine] x50

Egg x100

Golden Seal – [Imperial Cuisine] x100

Sunset Dyed Wool

Golden Seal – [Imperial Cuisine] x200

Spellbound Tool Box

Golden Seal – [Imperial Cuisine] x400

Black Essence: Cobelinus

Golden Seal – [Imperial Cuisine] x500

Supreme Cooking Utensil

Golden Seal – [Imperial Cuisine] x10,000

Manos Cook’s Clothes

Golden Seal – [Imperial Cuisine] x10,000

Manos Butcher Knife

Golden Seal – [Imperial Cuisine] x10,000

Manos Tanning Knife

 

The following items can be exchanged at NPC Lotz Pavarotti, in the town of Olvia. 

 

Seal Type and Required Amount

Exchangeable Items

Golden Seal – [Imperial Alchemy] x40

Magical Shard

Golden Seal – [Imperial Alchemy] x50

Imperial Trace Box

Golden Seal – [Imperial Alchemy] x80

Spellbound Tool Box

Golden Seal – [Imperial Alchemy] x100

Supreme Alchemy Tool

Golden Seal – [Imperial Alchemy] x100

Scorched Fragment

Golden Seal – [Imperial Alchemy] x250

Black Essence: Hystria

Golden Seal – [Imperial Alchemy] x5,000

Manos Alchemist’s Clothes

Golden Seal – [Imperial Alchemy] x5,000

Manos Fluid Collector

Golden Seal – [Imperial Alchemy] x5,000

Manos Hoe

 

The higher the grade of the box you sell, the more silver you’ll earn. To package boxes of a higher grade you will need to level up its related life skill. As an example, if you want to sell professional’s cooking boxes, your character must have reached the cooking level of professional 1 at the very least.

 

Additionally, both your character’s cooking and alchemy mastery play a part in the silver you obtain from selling boxes to an Imperial Crafting Delivery NPC. The higher the mastery in those life skills, the more extra profit you’ll obtain!

 

Lastly, you might see that the item description of all cooking and alchemy boxes tell you about how to mass package them. Complete the requirements listed there and you will be able to pack up dishes and elixirs 10 times as fast as you normally would.

 
➤ You can read more about this activity in the [Imperial Crafting Delivery] page.
 

Golden Seal - Imperial Conquest

Imperial conquest differs from other golden seals. We mentioned before how you can get many of these seals by selling goods (packaged boxes, fish, horses). However, for these seals, Adventurers have to deal with bandits on the road in order to directly acquire the imperial conquest seals as items dropped by them upon defeat.

 

You will see in the World Map screen (hotkey: M) that several red bandit icons are constantly on the move.

 

 

If you travel there, however, you usually won’t see any bandits. This is because they’re hidden, and only appear when they see a merchant approaching their position. To lure them out of hiding, you will need to have a trade good item on you. That said, keep in mind that carrying a trade good on your character will make it impossible to fight! Thus, we recommend traveling with a wagon with trade goods on it, and dealing with the bandits that appear as you travel through the lands. In this way, you can obtain imperial conquest golden seals.

 

The following items can be exchanged at NPC Valks, in Calpheon City.

 

Type of Seal and Required Amount

Exchangeable Items

Golden Seal – [Imperial Conquest] x20

Black Essence: Black Spirit Crystal

Golden Seal – [Imperial Conquest] x50

Spellbound Tool Box

Golden Seal – [Imperial Conquest] x50

Ancient Kamel Statue

Golden Seal – [Imperial Conquest] x80

Black Essence: Hystria

Golden Seal – [Imperial Conquest] x80

Black Essence: Cobelinus

Golden Seal – [Imperial Conquest] x80

Black Essence: Addis

Golden Seal – [Imperial Conquest] x80

Black Essence: Carmae

Golden Seal – [Imperial Conquest] x80

Black Essence: Viper

Golden Seal – [Imperial Conquest] x80

Black Essence: Harphia

Golden Seal – [Imperial Conquest] x100

Ancient Artifact Pot

Golden Seal – [Imperial Conquest] x100

Ancient Slate Ornament

Golden Seal – [Imperial Conquest] x100

Ancient Artifact China

 
 

Tip!
Remember that bandits will also appear when you have a trade good on your mount. By using a mount, be it a horse or a wagon with several horses attached to it, one can level up training and trading, as well as obtain the golden seals from imperial conquest by defeating the bandits that appear on the road, and imperial training by leveling up a horse and selling it.

 
➤ You can read more about the trading life skill in the [Trading] page.


Golden Seal - Imperial Training

Adventurers can sell horses that are level 15 or above to the imperial court through imperial horse delivery, and in exchange acquire silver and golden seals. In particular, Adventurers tend to sell low tier horses, or horses with undesirable skills, via this form of imperial delivery, as other, finer horses tend to be more valuable and sell for a higher price in the horse market.

 

The amount of imperial training golden seals you obtain for selling horses depends on the horse tier. For example, you will get 1 seal for trading a tier 1 horse, but the higher tier a horse is.

 

 

Additionally, by selling horses this way you will also obtain other valuable items, such as flowers of oblivion employed to craft items used in the awakening process of a mythical horse.

 

What many Adventurers do, and we recommend trying at least once, is obtain a wagon, attach several low level horses to it, and travel throughout the world of Black Desert with the wagon. This is because all horses attached to the wagon will obtain training experience. This way, you can level up several horses at the same time, instead of just one by one.

 

The following items can be exchanged at NPC Breesman, in Calpheon City.

 

Seal Type and Required Amount

Exchangeable Items

Golden Seal – [Imperial Training] x1

Fighting Spirit Horse Gear Box

Golden Seal – [Imperial Training] x2

Storm Horse Gear Box

Golden Seal – [Imperial Training] x2

Courser Training Reward Box

Golden Seal – [Imperial Training] x5

Fine Horse Trainer’s Clothes

Golden Seal – [Imperial Training] x12

Black Essence: Viper

Golden Seal - [Imperial Training] x40

Stonetail Wind's Meal

Golden Seal - [Imperial Training] x40

Stonetail Tonic

Golden Seal – [Imperial Training] x50

Granverre Feather Champron

Golden Seal – [Imperial Training] x50

Granverre Leather Barding

Golden Seal – [Imperial Training] x50

Granverre Leather Saddle

Golden Seal – [Imperial Training] x50

Granverre Metal Horseshoe

Golden Seal – [Imperial Training] x50

Granverre Leather Stirrups

Golden Seal – [Imperial Training] x100

Manos Trainer’s Clothes

Golden Seal – [Imperial Training] x100

Manos Riding Crop

 

Additionally, you can exchange x1 of these golden seals at NPC Shamhain in the Stonetail Horse Ranch, Mediah, to obtain swaying wind shards and rumbling earth shards, used for awakening a courser into a dream horse, and x12 with Variel at the Old Wisdom Tree, Kamasylvia, for Powder of Ascension x1, which is required to complete a quest to obtain mythical feathers, needed for the mythical awakening process, the step after obtaining a dream horse.

 

Lastly, you can also exchange x5 or x15 of these seals with any stable keeper in the territory of Valencia to obtain the two types of camels currently available.

 

➤ You can read more about the life skill in the [Training] page.

 

Golden Seal - Imperial Fishing

You can obtain these golden seals by selling blue grade fish or higher to the various Imperial Fishing Delivery NPCs found throughout the land. Imperial fishing delivery managers can only purchase up to a given amount per each type of fish per event cycle, and you have to compete with other Adventurers selling fish to the same NPC. However, if you are successful, you can sell your fish to the Imperial Fishing Delivery NPC for 250% of its normal market price.

 

Unless you need the fish for another purpose, we recommend that you sell your catch to the Imperial Fishing Delivery NPCs for a higher profit.

 

The following items can be exchanged at NPC Abelin, in the town of Velia.

 

Seal Type and Required Amount

Exchangeable Items

Golden Seal – [Imperial Fishing] x25

Breezy Conch Seaweed

Golden Seal – [Imperial Fishing] x40

Epheria Sailboat: Brass Figurehead

Golden Seal – [Imperial Fishing] x40

Epheria Sailboat: Enhanced Plating

Golden Seal – [Imperial Fishing] x40

Epheria Sailboat: Julia Cannon

Golden Seal – [Imperial Fishing] x40

Epheria Sailboat: High Winds Sail

Golden Seal – [Imperial Fishing] x50

Epheria Frigate: White Horn Figurehead

Golden Seal – [Imperial Fishing] x50

Epheria Frigate: Light Plating

Golden Seal – [Imperial Fishing] x50

Epheria Frigate: Lillia Cannon

Golden Seal – [Imperial Fishing] x50

Epheria Frigate: Red Breeze Sail

Golden Seal – [Imperial Fishing] x70

Gold Key

Golden Seal – [Imperial Fishing] x250

Black Essence: Carmae

Golden Seal – [Imperial Fishing] x250

Black Essence: Addis

Golden Seal – [Imperial Fishing] x2,000

Manos Fisher's Clothes

 Remember that fish degrades the more time passes. The normal rules of trading fish apply when selling it to imperial fishing delivery managers, and thus the more time you take to sell it, the less valuable it will be.

 

➤ You can read more about the life skill in the [Fishing] page.

 

Golden Seal - Work Supervisor

You can learn these golden seals by supervising workers. You’ll obtain them at a fixed chance when your workers return from each work cycle. As a result, you’ll acquire these seals at a much faster rate the more workers you assign to a task, such as collecting resources from the world.

 

These seals are obtained automatically, and are kept at the storage of the town the worker resides in. They’re mostly used to obtain better workers.

 

The following items can be exchanged at NPC Sant Manzi, in the town of Velia.

 

Type of Seal and Required Amount

Exchangeable Items

Golden Seal – [Work Supervisor] x500

Fighting Spirit Horse Gear Box

Golden Seal – [Work Supervisor] x1,000

Storm Horse Gear Box

Golden Seal – [Work Supervisor] x5,000

[Velia] Worker Contract Box I

Golden Seal – [Work Supervisor] x5,000

[Heidel] Worker Contract Box I

Golden Seal – [Work Supervisor] x5,000

[Calpheon] Worker Contract Box I

Golden Seal – [Work Supervisor] x5,000

[Altinova] Worker Contract Box I

Golden Seal – [Work Supervisor] x10,000

[Velia] Worker Contract Box II

Golden Seal – [Work Supervisor] x10,000

[Heidel] Worker Contract Box II

Golden Seal – [Work Supervisor] x10,000

[Calpheon] Worker Contract Box II

Golden Seal – [Work Supervisor] x10,000

[Altinova] Worker Contract Box II

Golden Seal – [Work Supervisor] x10,000

Imperfect Lightstone of Flora

 
 ➤ You can read more about this activity in the [Workers] page.

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