Q.What are factions and how do I befriend them?
Factions are organizations of dubious
character who will give you the lowdown on treasure hunts (for a price) and teach you special skills. They also have some
pretty useful items for sale too (for an even larger price).
can even get through the door of your chosen faction you’ll need to gain favour with them. To do this you need to solve
a case that’s positive for the faction you want to gain favour with (or quit one that's negative for your chosen faction).
Once you have a positive standing with them, you can start to do little jobs to gain more favour.
Q.What are faction standings?
Your faction standing shows how much each faction trusts you. The more they trust you the more you can get from them.
of 1: They’ll let you in the door.
of 5: Their goods get marginally cheaper.
of 10: You can purchase information on treasure hunts. The price of their goods falls again.
of 20: Their goods get cheaper still.
of 25: They’ll teach you a special skill (assuming you have sufficient skill points)
of 30: This is the cheapest their goods will get, time to spend, spend, spend.
Q.What are Little Jobs?
Little jobs are when a faction asks
you to get some information from a townie. Townies are suspicious characters and will put you to the test before telling you
what you want to know. They’ll ask you 3 questions and you need to get 2 correct to be given the information you’re
after (google will become your best friend when answering these). If you get the answers right your faction standing will
increase, but beware, your standing with the other two factions in town will decrease.