The Syndicate is one of the three New World factions you can join just a couple of hours into Amazon’s MMOG. Each faction has its own background lore, world view and visual style, as well as a number of other benefits such as the distinct Faction Gear you can claim. The greater the control a faction exerts on the map, the more benefits the members can enjoy.
Syndicate members see themselves as truth-seekers and intellectuals, while others see the faction as joyless and untrustworthy, unlike the fun-lovin criminals known as the Marauders.
Choose Your Allegiance and Syndicate Initiation
First, to be able to join a faction, you need to complete the Main Story quest Choose Your Allegiance. After choosing to join the Syndicate, you will be assigned the Syndicate Initiation story quest. Depending on where you are located, you will assigned one of four stories to complete:
- Kannan Tomb (Windsward)
- Bradbury Fields (Everfall)
- Dayspring Mills (First Light)
- Abadier’s Anger (Monarch’s Bluffs)
Once you have completed Syndicate Initiation, you will be given the rank of Adept (Tier 1) and will be able to start amassing faction reputation (rep).
How to gain Syndicate faction rep
Simply visit a nearby Syndicate leader, which are in all the main settlements, and can be found on the map thanks to their blue icons. Accept and complete quests to receive faction reputation and enjoy other benefits of being a Syndicate member.
Trial of the Scrivener (Brightwoods)
The Trial of the Scrivener Advancement story is how you progress from the rank of Adept to that of Scrivener (Tier 2). You need a faction reputation of 3,000 and be a minimum of level 25 to be able to attempt the Scrivener trial.
You need to travel to Brightwoods, where you must defeat Lost Gheist Malikor and use the Psychokinetic Absorber to vacuum up souls. Once done, talk to Scrivener Krokess, who can be found in Brightwood.
- 1,540 XP
- 1,500 Syndicate Tokens
- 20 Azoth
- 96.25 Coins
Trial of the Chronicler (Weaver’s Fen)
The Trial of the Chronicler Syndicate Advancement story is how you progress from the rank of Scrivener to that of Chronicler (Tier 3). You need a faction reputation of 11,000 and should be a minimum of level 40 to be able to attempt the Chronicler trial.
You need to travel to Weaver’s Fen and gather the required specimens from the Lost in the region, then return them to Alchemist Rubis in Weaver’s Fen.
- 2,380 XP
- 3,000 Syndicate Tokens
- 20 Azoth
- 122.5 Coins
Trial of the Cabalist (Mourningdale)
The Trial of the Cabalist Syndicate Advancement story is how you progress from the rank of Chronicler to that of Cabalist (Tier 4). You need a faction reputation of 26,000 and a minimum level of around 50 to be able to attempt the Cabalist trial.
You need to travel to Mourningdale and deploy Psychokinetic Absorbers. Talk to Cabalist Crawford in Mourningdale when you have completed your mission.
- 2,890 XP
- 6,000 Syndicate Tokens
- 20 Azoth
- 140 Coins
Trial of the Alchemist (Reekwater)
The Trial of the Alchemist Syndicate Advancement story is how you progress from the rank of Cabalist to that of Alchemist (Tier 5). You need a faction reputation of 49,000 and a minimum level of around 60 to be able to attempt the Alchemist trial.
You need to fight and defeat Alchemist Krockes and suck his soul with the Psychokinetic Absorber. Take it to the Dryads in Reekwater to destroy it, then speak to Alchemist Santos in Reekwater when you are ready to ascend to the top tier.
- 3,750 XP
- 12,000 Syndicate Tokens
- 30 Azoth
- 157.5 Coins