Getting Started in Syrnia
Hello and welcome to Syrnia! This guide will get you up and running with the basics of game play in no time! Once you finish the tutorial island you will find yourself in Sanfew. The only things you'll find here are the island of Remer's Jail (where you can clean the jail cells for gp) and a few player made shops. So the first thing you will want to do is move to another city.
To move to from Sanfew look at the mini-map in the top right of the playing screen and click on the dot next to Rynir Mines. While you wait for the timer to count down we'll take a look at the rest of the play screen.
To the top-left of your screen is your inventory. These are the items you have in your possession. You begin the game with the following: Beginners horse, a Bronze Dagger, a Bronze Pickaxe, a Hammer, a Net, a Tinderbox, and a Bronze Hatchet. When you click these items, you will equip/un-equip/use/eat them.
Just below your inventory is some buttons.
These are, in order:
Options - to change your password.
Messages - Where you can send and receive secure messages to fellow players or game staff. To contact game staff, open the Messages tab, and select "Contact the game staff, use the ticket system". Give the ticket a title, select which category it goes to and tell us what the problem is. Then decide how you want us to contact you. If you choose to have us email you with a response, you must provide a valid email.
Or you can also use this:
"Send a ticket to game staff"
Note: If you are submitting a complaint to a member of staff, you must enclose evidence. Acceptable evidence can be in the form of a chat log showing the incident, a copy of a forum thread or path to a forum thread, or a full message (must have timestamp and title).
- Forum - Any questions regarding forums or to report forum violations.
- Multi/Cheat/Exploit - If you suspect someone to be cheating, this is who you speak to.
- Bugs - If you find a fault with the game, speak to these mods.
- Registration/Game information - If you have problems starting your game account or general questions, ask these mods. This section is also if you wish to challenge your punishment. If you receive an abusive message, contact this dept. with details. Players often introduce friends/family to the game, send us the details.
- Donations - Any questions regarding Syrnia premium points.
Quests - Quests and Jobs you are currently doing will be displayed in here. More information is available on the Quests page.
Forum - is where you can post messages that everyone can see. Good sections to take a look at when you're just starting out are the general, help and clan topics.
Clan - Where you can join or create a clan. Once you're in a clan you can post messages for your clan mates to read in the forum, see on the news page important information posted by the clan leader, and see who is online and where they are in Syrnia on the member list. You need to have played Syrnia for 25 hours before you can create your own clan.
Logout - is for logging out when you're done playing.
What you're wearing
Below the buttons you will see what looks like a cut out of a person. This represents what armour/weapons you are wearing. If you click the Bronze Dagger in you inventory, you will see it equipped as your weapon.
Just to the right of your inventory you will see a column headed "City Menu". This is where you will be able to select the various actions to do in each city.
Under the city menu, you will see a list of player names. You can click on a player name to see what they are wearing and have an option to attempt to thieve them. Below the player list is a dropped items section. If there is ever anything on the ground it will be displayed here and you can choose to pick the items up.
On the right side of the screen just under the mini-map you will see a "View Full World map" link. If you click on this you will see a full map of Remer Island. At the bottom of the map is another link where you can see the world of Syrnia. From there you can click on the individual links to see maps of all of the other islands, including Skull Island, the fabled home of the pirates.
"Full Syrnia World Map"
If you look on the right of your screen, in the middle, you will see a picture representing every game skill in a column. By clicking any one of these pictures you will see a pop-up appear with the skill details for your character. There is also some facts like how long you have been playing etc.
Syrnia has many skills you can work on. Skill building requires Experience (Exp, or "xp"), which is gained every time you perform a skill.
Just a little above the skill pictures you will see, from the top;
your current health ,
your current gold (GP)
then the total of your skill levels ,
your combat level (CL, is a combination of your health, strength, attack and defense levels,)
and the last is your fame .
Fame is gained by being one of the top three fighters to prevent the pirates from capturing a town, or you can gain negative fame by becoming a pirate and donating resources to the pirate stockpile and when a city is successfully captured during an invasion.)
At the bottom of the screen is the chat window where you can talk to everyone that plays Syrnia. There are six chat channels in Syrnia, each with its own purpose.
||This channel is not available to players. It is used for game announcements from staff. Anything in red usually means you need to pay attention.
|This is for general conversation between players at the same island/cave.
||This is for general conversation about almost anything.
||If you are part of a clan, you can chat privately with other clan members.
|This is for discussing business. If you want to buy or sell anything, this is the chat to use.
||If you have a question about the game, this is the chat to ask it in.
||If you are a Pirate, you will have your own chat channel. Its like another World Chat, just for pirates.
Another form of chat available is the whisper chat which is sent directly to a specific players chat window. This is achieved by entering their player name followed by the @ symbol, then the message. example: playername@message
Next to the chat window, there will be seven links:
- Send Button - For players who do not have enter.
- Disable Chat - This disables all chat channels. This is useful if you want to concentrate on something without worrying about chat.
- Manual - This is a shortcut to the manual pages.
- Rules - This link allows you to view the Syrnian Rules Act. Make sure you read them, ignorance of the rules is not an excuse to break them!
- Options - This gives you the option to disable certain chats. If you do not wish to see certain chats, simply deselect the boxes of chats you do not wish to see and they will be filtered out.
- History - This will allow you to see what has recently been said in any of the chat channels you can view normally. So if you missed something that was said, you can open this.
- Report - For sending chat violations to the chat moderators.
Island of Remer
Now that you are familiar with the playing screen it's time to get to know the game it self a little better. By now you have reached Rynir Mines. Here you can start mining tin and copper ores (and once you reach level 10 mining you can mine Iron ore.) You will need equal amounts of tin and copper ore to make bronze armour, weapons and equipment. To mine equip your pick and click either "mine tin" or "mine copper". (See Mining for more details).
If you decide to explore the island, first move north to Lisim. This is where you can begin to fish shrimp with your net equipped and once you level up to level 5 and buy a rod you can also fish sardines, herring and mackerel. Eventually with your net you can also fish trout here as well. (See Fishing for more details).
Continuing north of Lisim you will find Valera. Here you can buy mules at the stables, or you can visit the training grounds. We recommend waiting to fight until you have a full set of bronze armour and a weapon. You will also want a good stock of cooked fish or crops to heal with. Optional is a house (250 or 750 wood to build one with a hammer in any city) in which you can safely store your GP and any extra items you have that you would not want to loose if you die in combat. Should you die in combat you loose everything in your inventory, but you keep your GP and all of your experience. (See Combat for more details).
After Valera you have a choice. To the left is Endarx, where you smelt ores into bars and then with a hammer can smith the bars into items (see Smithing for more details). To the north of Endarx is a dead end where you will find the city of Rile and the school where you can train your construction and trading skills up to level 10 for GP. (See Construction and Trading for more details).
To the right of Valera you will first find the city of Isri where you can woodcut with a hatchet. During woodcutting you find seeds which you can plant on farmland at your house/s (750 GP buys a small 25 slot farm which you make using a spade,) and random rare small chests which you can open to get a free items from. (See Woodcutting for more details).
From Isri you move further to the right and you find the market city of Eully. Here you can trade items to other players at the Trading post, put items up for auction at the cave of trades or bid on items. You can buy and sell basic items at the market as well if your really short on GP or need to replace a piece of equipment. You can also meet Bluebell here and begin several quests for her. (See Quests or Magic for more details).
South of Eully is the city of Harith where you can cook all of your fish, as long as you have a an equal amount of wood to the amount of fish you have and a tinderbox equipped. In Harith you will also find Remer's House of Floral where you can sell the flowers you find walking around each of the islands. Each type of flower means something different and once the shop has 10 of one kind of flower in stock you can pay a fee and send a bouquet of flowers to another player. (See Cooking for more details)
The last and final stop on the tour of Remer Island is Port Senyn, here you can fish using a small fishing boat. You can catch pike, cod or salmon once you have the correct fishing levels. For 20gp you can set sail for Dearn Island or for 50gp once you have enough levels you can enter The Outlands. However if you have a boat of your own, you can travel to most places in Syrnia for free! The larger the boat, the faster you can sail to a location.
A warning: The Outlands is where you can fight other players, and can be killed by them. You can train any skill here with low times, but at high risk. In order to protect new players, you cannot enter this dangerous place unless you have 60 Total Skills or a Combat Level greater than 5.
And here ends our the tour of Remer Island. If you need more detailed information on each of the skills you can click on the pictures at the top of the manual. We at Syrnia wish you the best of luck! Have fun and happy gaming!