Factions

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Factions are groups of characters.

Description

There are a lot of factions in Underrail, each of which can initially be either hostile to the player (such as Gangsters, Raiders, Bandits) or neutral (Protectorate, Tchortists etc.), but their attitude may change during the story due to the player's actions. The player character begins the game, and normally stays, allied to South Gaters.

Player faction choices

Over the course of the game, the protagonist may help or even join certain mutually exclusive rival factions: Taking side in Junkyard gang war (Scrappers or Black Eels), working for one of Core City's major corporations and oligarchs (JKK, Coretech or Praetorian Security) or taking part in the conflict between expansionist Protectorate and Free Drone anarchists. The player will also have to decide how to deal with The Faceless, a mysterious group of dangerous but not necessarily hostile dwellers of the Deep Caverns. Inquisitive and observant players may also find themselves presented the opportunity to join a secret society during their travels.

In the Underrail: Expedition expansion, the player may side with the titular Expedition or Grim Jetter pirates while exploring the Black Sea.

Game mechanics

The factions presented in this wiki (infoboxes, articles) are presented from story point of view. The technical factions controlling attitudes between characters are more complex. The baseline of how faction relations work is simple: If hostilities emerge between two characters (be it PC and NPC or two NPCs), their whole factions are now hostile to each other.

Everything else is an exception, and the two main exceptions are zone control rules and splitting characters into smaller factions.

  • Zone Control
    • Uncontrolled and Partially Controlled Zones — Allow assassination with traps without propagating hostilities.
    • Leave No Witnesses — Hostility propagation is delayed until you leave the zone, killing everyone prevents it.
    • Security Camera Footage — Delayed hostilities just from being seen in camera footage.

Technical faction list

The simple hostility propagation means that characters often cannot always be a member of the faction you would expect. There are lots of small factions.

Technical faction list (Underrail 1.1.1.5 + Expedition)
Internal name Notes
player The player character
playerHouse Player house defenses - cameras, turrets, sentries
doppelgangers
ragers Enraged NPCs
southGateStation
southGateStation_animals
southGateStation_dogs
sgs_bret
sgs_lenox
bandits
watchers Oculites
junkyard_commoners
junkyard_commoners_protected
junkyard_store1
junkyard_store2
junkyard_thugs1
junkyard_thugs2
jy_house1
jy_house1b
jy_house2
jy_house3
jy_grover
jy_treasa
jy_elwood
jy_maura
junkyard_tavern
scrappers1
blackEels1
blackEels2
blackEelsJetPatrols
junkyard_gambling_house
junkyard_elwoods_house
old_junkyard_muties
old_junkyard_dogs
old_junkyard_turrets
old_junkyard_mutants
old_junkyard_mutantDogs
old_junkyard_robots
old_junkyard_wyatt
old_junkyard_wyatt_dogs
junkyard_tunnels_cliff
junkyard_tunnels_jenny
hostile_bandits
monsters
kamikazes
lakeGame Cave Hoppers
rathoundPack
bladelings
psiBeetles
burrowers
crabs
coilSpiders
crawlers
destructables Rocks
neutral
fls_ratking M'lan Ratula, not Rathound King
gms_l2_sentries
gms_l2_cameras
gms_intruders
gms_intruders2
gms_hostage
gms_citizens
gms_turret_on
gms_turret_off
protectorate
protectorate_patrol
protectorate_outposts_cvw
protectorate_jetPatrols
protectorate_junkyard
protectorate_junkyard_prison
protectorate_junkyard_doctor
protectorate_junkyard_cameras
protectorate_coreCity
protectorate_envoy
protectorate_envoy_escort
protectorate_junkyard_ambush
protectorate_epione
protectorate_epione_cameras
protectorate_renegade
protectorate_dogs
protectorate_pirateRaidShip
watchers_junkyard
blaine_shop
lu_lunatics
lu_lunatics_dogs
lu_lurkers
lu_lurker_butcher
lu_lurkers_dogs
lu_ironheads
lu_ironheads_dogs
arena_dogA Lurker Base dog pit
arena_dogB Lurker Base dog pit
lu_lurkers_barricade1
lu_lurker_prisoners
lu_lurker_prisoners_freed
lu_raf_machines
lu_abandoned_warehouse
cc_patrol
faceless
faceless_rathounds
faceless_coreInvaders
faceless_buzzersShop
faceless_westWing
faceless_deepCaverns
faceless_deepCaverns_rathounds
faceless_patrol
faceless_patrol_rathounds
railCrossing
railCrossing_doge
railCrossing_SecretShop
railCrossing_BuzzersShop
LostVault_Traders
HangingRat_Bar
caves_Milton
campHathor
campHathor_animals
campHathor_sarine
campHathor_becks_expedition
campHathor_edgars_expedition
rathoundKing
foundry
foundry_prison
foundry_patrol
foundry_prison_innercams
foundry_inmates
foundry_slums
fo_bunker_turret_off
fo_bunker_turret_on
foundry_evelyn
foundry_bandits
faceless_fo
foundry_hugo
faceless_fo_rathounds
free_drones
free_drones_animals
free_drone_squad
free_drones_bate
foundry_the_chosen_few
fo_watchers
coreCity
coreCity_animals
coreCity_zoners
coreCity_zonerGang
coreCity_zonerGang_dogs
coreCity_muggers
coreCity_guards
coreCity_ditch
coreCity_moe
coreCity_sergio
coreCity_junkies
coreCity_duffsGang
coreCity_zaman
coreCity_hardcoreBar
coreCity_zoneRats
coreCity_muties
coreCity_mercenaries
coreCity_coretech
coreCity_praetorianSecurity
coreCity_JKK
coreCity_Duff
coreCity_coretech_warehouse
coreCity_warehouseMercenaries
coreCity_sewerMutieCamp
coreCity_warehouseSentry
coreCity_blackCrawlers
coreCity_acidHunters
coreCity_ResearchFacilityRobots
tchortists_coreCity
coreCity_taloski_manor
coreCity_taloski_outside
coreCity_taloski_animals
coreCity_taloski_wit
coreCity_zoneBoyz
up_bandit_agr
up_bandit
up_bandit_dogs
up_motioner
up_scavengers
arena_challengers
arena_enemies
RahmUmbra
tchortists
tchortists_patrol
tchortists_nevil
tchortists_reject
tchortists_beetle
tchortists_mateo
tchortists_animals
university_commoners
jgi_sisters
dc_irisBots
dc_labBot
dc_irisBots_final
tchortists_deepCaverns
tchortists_deepCaverns_captured
dc_tchortlings
dc_lora
dc_leo
global_commoners
global_jetskiers
global_gangsters
femmeFatale
ardasGangsters
strayCats1
strayCats2
ibAndSons
ibAndSons_hoppers
utilityBots
dun_wasteWater
dun_wasteWater_slaves
dun_wasteWater_cameras
blackLake_muties
westerners_MilitaryBase
westerners_MilitaryBase_dogs
dudesCats
dude
pirates
pirates_crag
pirates_jetSki
pirates_outskirts
pirates_animals
pirates_raid
sormirbaren
sormirbaren_king
sormirbaren_civilians
sormirbaren_cattle
sormirbaren_bulls
sormirbaren_yngwar
todd
ethan_enraged
expedition_security
expedition_staff
expedition_security_jetSki
expedition_captured_oldfield
lemuria_servants
lemuria_cameras
lemuria_allied
ferryman
sea_serpents
striders
rig_tavern
rig_blackEel_guards
rig_blackEel_animals
rig_blackEel_workers
merchantFerry_pirateRaid