There are many factions in the Aurigan Reach, all with their own friends, foes, and interests. Navigating between the threads of politics is crucial to surviving the struggle.

Reputation effects

  • Your rating with the Mercenary Review Board indicates how trusted and effective your mercenary company is. A high MRB rating will earn you respect from fellow mercenaries and MechWarriors-for-hire.

You can increase reputation gain from a mission by reducing both payment and salvage. It's not very obvious.

  • Essentially there are three payment modes from a mission: payment, salvage, and reputation. Increasing any of them decreases the other two.
  • This doesn't work with the Planetary Government faction, since you can't gain reputation with them.
Faction reputations are tracked for each of the major powers in the Reach
  • Loathed: This faction considers you an enemy and will work with you only under duress. You receive 90% less payment for contracts and are not permitted to shop in systems this faction controls. You need a reputation level of below -80.
    • You can get out of Loathed by grinding half-skull missions. It'll take a while.
  • Hated: This faction deeply distrusts you and works with you only grudgingly. You receive 50% less payment for contracts and pay a 50% markup in shops in systems this faction controls. You need a reputation level of between -40 and -80.
  • Disliked: This faction has reason to mistrust you. You receive 10% less payment for contracts and pay a 20% markup in shops in systems this faction controls. You need a reputation level of between -20 and -40.
  • Indifferent: This faction has no firm opinions about your company. You pay a standard 10% markup in shops in systems this faction controls. You need a reputation level of between -20 and 20.
  • Liked: This faction believes you are reliable and trustworthy. You receive a 5% bonus payment for contracts you undertake for this faction. You need a reputation level of between 20 and 40.
  • Friendly: You are a respected resource this faction will call on for difficult tasks. You receive a 10% bonus payment for contracts and a 5% discount in shops in systems this faction controls. You need a reputation level of between 40 and 80.
  • Honored: You are a trusted agent of this faction and will be offered its most sensitive and difficult missions. You receive a 15% bonus payment for contracts and a 10% discount in shops in systems this faction controls. You need a reputation level of above 80.
  • Allied: The same as Honored, except you also get to purchase from this faction's private stores at their headquarters.
    • This is only attainable by forming an official alliance with the faction. Doing so makes its enemies your enemies, and reduces your reputation with enemy factions of your new ally to 0 (for any that were above 0). Your reputation with enemy factions can never rise above 0.
    • You can break an alliance. Doing so reduces your reputation with that faction and you cannot re-ally with them for at least a year (in-game time, presumably). Their enemies will no longer be your enemies, but any reputation levels/effects (e.g. Loathed) will remain.

List of factions

Full Name Short Name Demonym Government Allies Enemies Presence
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Aurigan Directorate

Aurigan Directorate
Directorate Directorate Directorate 2
UixTxrLogo AuriganMercenaries.png
Aurigan Mercenaries

Aurigan Mercenaries
Mercenaries Mercenary Guild 1
UixTxrLogo AuriganPirates.png
Aurigan Pirates

Aurigan Pirates
Pirates Pirate Dominion 1
UixTxrLogo AuriganRestoration.png
Arano Restoration

Arano Restoration
Restoration Aurigan Coalition 2
UixTxrLogo ComStar.png
ComStar

ComStar
ComStar ComStar Corporation 0.1
UixTxrLogo Davion.png
Federated Suns

Federated Suns
Davion Federal Federation 1
UixTxrLogo Kurita.png
Draconis Combine

Draconis Combine
Kurita Kuritan Combine 0.25
UixTxrLogo Liao.png
Capellan Confederation

Capellan Confederation
Liao Capellan Confederation 1.5
UixTxrLogo MagistracyCentrella.png
Magistracy of Canopus

Magistracy of Canopus
Magistracy Canopian Magistracy 1.5
UixTxrLogo Marik.png
Free Worlds League

Free Worlds League
Marik Leaguer League 1
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Mercenary Review Board

Mercenary Review Board
MRB MRB Board 0
UixTxrLogo Locals.png
Independent

Independent
Independent Independent Independent 1
UixTxrLogo Steiner.png
Lyran Commonwealth

Lyran Commonwealth
Steiner Lyran Commonwealth 0.25
UixTxrLogo TaurianConcordat.png
Taurian Concordat

Taurian Concordat
Taurians Taurian Concordat 1.5

Friends and Foe

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Aurigan Directorate

Aurigan Directorate
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Aurigan Mercenaries

Aurigan Mercenaries
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Aurigan Pirates

Aurigan Pirates
UixTxrLogo AuriganRestoration.png
Arano Restoration

Arano Restoration
UixTxrLogo ComStar.png
ComStar

ComStar
UixTxrLogo Davion.png
Federated Suns

Federated Suns
UixTxrLogo Kurita.png
Draconis Combine

Draconis Combine
UixTxrLogo Liao.png
Capellan Confederation

Capellan Confederation
UixTxrLogo MagistracyCentrella.png
Magistracy of Canopus

Magistracy of Canopus
UixTxrLogo Marik.png
Free Worlds League

Free Worlds League
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Mercenary Review Board

Mercenary Review Board
UixTxrLogo Locals.png
Independent

Independent
UixTxrLogo Steiner.png
Lyran Commonwealth

Lyran Commonwealth
UixTxrLogo TaurianConcordat.png
Taurian Concordat

Taurian Concordat
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Aurigan Directorate

Aurigan Directorate
⚔️ ⚔️ ⚔️ 💚
UixTxrLogo AuriganMercenaries.png
Aurigan Mercenaries

Aurigan Mercenaries
⚔️
UixTxrLogo AuriganPirates.png
Aurigan Pirates

Aurigan Pirates
⚔️ ⚔️ ⚔️ ⚔️ ⚔️
UixTxrLogo AuriganRestoration.png
Arano Restoration

Arano Restoration
⚔️ ⚔️ 💚
UixTxrLogo ComStar.png
ComStar

ComStar
💚
UixTxrLogo Davion.png
Federated Suns

Federated Suns
💚 ⚔️ ⚔️ 💚
UixTxrLogo Kurita.png
Draconis Combine

Draconis Combine
💚 ⚔️ 💚 💚 ⚔️
UixTxrLogo Liao.png
Capellan Confederation

Capellan Confederation
⚔️ 💚 ⚔️ 💚 ⚔️ ⚔️
UixTxrLogo MagistracyCentrella.png
Magistracy of Canopus

Magistracy of Canopus
⚔️ ⚔️ 💚 💚 ⚔️ 💚
UixTxrLogo Marik.png
Free Worlds League

Free Worlds League
💚 💚 ⚔️ 💚 ⚔️
UixTxrLogo MercenaryReviewBoard.png
Mercenary Review Board

Mercenary Review Board
💚
UixTxrLogo Locals.png
Independent

Independent
⚔️
UixTxrLogo Steiner.png
Lyran Commonwealth

Lyran Commonwealth
💚 💚 ⚔️ ⚔️ ⚔️
UixTxrLogo TaurianConcordat.png
Taurian Concordat

Taurian Concordat
💚 ⚔️ ⚔️ 💚 ⚔️ ⚔️ ⚔️ 💚 ⚔️
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Aurigan Directorate

Aurigan Directorate
UixTxrLogo AuriganMercenaries.png
Aurigan Mercenaries

Aurigan Mercenaries
UixTxrLogo AuriganPirates.png
Aurigan Pirates

Aurigan Pirates
UixTxrLogo AuriganRestoration.png
Arano Restoration

Arano Restoration
UixTxrLogo ComStar.png
ComStar

ComStar
UixTxrLogo Davion.png
Federated Suns

Federated Suns
UixTxrLogo Kurita.png
Draconis Combine

Draconis Combine
UixTxrLogo Liao.png
Capellan Confederation

Capellan Confederation
UixTxrLogo MagistracyCentrella.png
Magistracy of Canopus

Magistracy of Canopus
UixTxrLogo Marik.png
Free Worlds League

Free Worlds League
UixTxrLogo MercenaryReviewBoard.png
Mercenary Review Board

Mercenary Review Board
UixTxrLogo Locals.png
Independent

Independent
UixTxrLogo Steiner.png
Lyran Commonwealth

Lyran Commonwealth
UixTxrLogo TaurianConcordat.png
Taurian Concordat

Taurian Concordat
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