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Trial of the Scrivener Reputation Quest

Ben Chard

In New World, you will join one of three Factions and will be able to increase your reputation to reach new ranks for new rewards. This page details how to increase your cap for the first time for the Syndicate Faction.

The Trial of the Scrivener is a Faction Quest for the Syndicate in New World.

What is Faction Reputation?

Regardless of the Faction you choose to play as, you’ll be able to earn Reputation for the chosen Faction by completing the PvE and PvP Quests found at your given representative at any settlement found in New World. These Quests can be refreshed by clicking and abandoning them, allowing you to forego one in an area that perhaps you’re not fond of or going for one in a location close to your other Quests. Completing these Quests will reward you Faction Tokens, Reputation and, in the case of PvP Quests, Influence in that settlement.

What is the 3000 Faction Reputation Cap?

You’ll only be able to raise your Reputation to a certain cap at each rank, with the first being a cap of 3000. You’ll quickly find yourself hitting this cap early on and you’ll have to complete and unlock Quest before you can reach the next rank. This doesn’t stop you from taking and completing these Quests for the Faction Tokens and Influence they still reward, on top of the Exp.

Rank Reputation Needed Quest Unlock
Scrivener 3000 24
Chronicler 11000 40
Cabalist 26000 50
Alchemist 49000 60

How to rank up your Syndicate Rank

There’s been some confusion about when you can unlock the next rank for the Syndicate Faction. You’ll most likely hit the 3000 Cap around Levels 18-20 and upon immediately reaching the cap, you’ll have a new Quest in your Journal titled “Trial of the Scrivener”. The Quest will task you with heading to Brightwood however what the game fails to tell you is that you cannot accept the next part of this Quest until you reach Level 24. Once you’re Level 24, make your way to Brightwood Hamlet and speak to Laurentius Krockes to begin the Trial of the Scrivener Quest.

How to complete Trial of the Scrivener

With the Quest accepted, travel to Walsham’s Fields, found to the southwest of Brightwood and you’ll find a cemetery where you’ll notice a blue marker on the ground. Interact with this to place the Trace Absorber which will cause Gheist Malikor to spawn, a ghost enemy which you should have no trouble downing at Level 24-25 with at least one other person. It’s more likely that you’ll find many other players at this location, at which point you’ll burn down Malikor in seconds.

You'll find Gheist Malikor at Walsham's Fields in Brightwood.

Once Malikor is defeated, return to where you placed the Trace Absorber and collect it before returning to Laurentius Krockes in Brightwood Hamlet to complete the Quest and rank up to Scrivener. With this new rank, your Reputation cap will now be 11,000 and you’ll be able to purchase wares under the Scrivener tab using your Faction Tokens.


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    5 October 2021
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    18 October 2021
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