If you decide to go down the path of the Syndicate faction in the new MMO New World, then that means you will have the opportunity to go up the ranks and become a Scrivener. To do this, you will need to complete the “Trial of the Scrivener” Quest. This guide will show you how to complete the “Trial of the Scrivener” Quest in New World.
How to Complete the “Trial of the Scrivener” Quest in New World
The first step is to play through the main story quest until you complete the mission “Choose your Allegiance” which is where you will get to choose your faction. For this guide, you will pick Syndicate. Once you join, you will be given a side story titled “Syndicate Advancement: Scrivener” which will task you with gaining Reputation. This is a quest requirement that will carry over to each other faction as well and will task you with getting 3,000 Reputation to complete this quest and begin the Trial.
To increase your Reputation, talk to Laurentius Krockes at the Brightwood Hamlet and open the Faction Board and complete some of the Faction Quests he has available. Once you have enough Reputation, return to the settlement and talk to Krockes again. Instead of offering the Faction Board, you will be able to take on the “Trial of the Scrivener” Quest. Know that the recommended level for this quest is level 25 and you cannot take the Quest before you reach level 24, so get to that level before you start this mission.
The actual “Trial of the Scrivener” Quest will have you heading to Walsham’s Fields to find the remains of Lost Gheist Malikor. You will find a cemetery if you follow the marker on the map and will see a place to put a Trace Absorber to the right of a tombstone. Placing the Absorber will summon Malikor as a spirit (this process might take a minute or two). Once he spawns, kill him. Once that is done, pick up the Absorber and return to Krockes. Turn in the Quest and you will get the title of Scrivener.
New World is now available on PC through Steam.