Initially your black spirit is a floating ball of black smoke with glowing red eyes, but much like yourself, it will grow as you progress through the world of Black Desert. The black spirit will be your companion, your guide, and that nagging voice that leads you forward.
The Black Spirit will offer quests throughout the game. Often these are triggered by exploring new areas, accepting quests or reaching specific levels. Some of the quests will have you explore ancient artifacts that empower the Black Spirit and unlock new abilities.