The United Cities (A.K.A. The Empire) is a very large faction that controls large portions of land across the continent. They are a highly corrupt empire, and monetary worth is the prime measure of a person in their culture. So much so, that being poor and hungry is a crime that can get you arrested. The drug Hashish is highly illegal, and the samurai guards are obsessed with purging it from their streets. This does make whatever amount gets through highly valuable though...  

Slavery is an important pillar of their empire, providing food and material. Anti-slavery ideologies are considered extremist perspectives, and treated as a form of terrorism. Another pillar is the Trader's Guild. The guild brings their cities great wealth and prosperity. They have advanced technologies, higher quality equipment, and valuable luxuries imported from distant lands.  

Non-Player Characters Edit

High Status NPCs Edit

These characters are upper class or very skilled.

The Noble Circle Edit

The Noble Circle is the ruling class of the United Cities. The emperor is elected from this group. The Noble Circle includes Emperor Tengu, Lady Sanda, Lady Tsugi, Lord Commander Epson, Lord Inaba, Lord Nagata, Lord Ohta, and Lord Yoshinaga. Attacking any of these characters will severely harm your relations with this faction. It is also possible to influence the world states by attacking these characters.

The Noble Circle also may include the Nobles of the Traders Guild and the Noble Hunter. Noble Hunters can be found roaming The Great Desert.

Military NPCs Civilian NPCs
Eyegore Koin
Generic high ranking soldiers who are found in this faction's locations: Generic high ranking characters who are found in this faction's locations:
  • Empire Noble
Members of the Police found in this faction's locations:
  • Police Chief
  • Police Sergeant
  • Samurai Police

Low Status NPCs Edit

The generic low ranking characters who belong to this faction are UC Citizens and Empire Peasants.

Vendors Edit

  • Armour Shop
  • Bakery
  • Bar
  • Clothing Shop
  • Construction Shop
  • Farm Shop
  • Hat Shop
  • Trade Goods Shop - Generic
  • Trade Goods Shop
  • Travel Supplies Shop
  • Weapons Shop - Catun Scrapmasters
  • Weapons Shop

Recruits Edit

Unique Recruits Generic Recruits
Recruitable characters who are either available for a lower price, have noteworthy stats, or add interesting dialogue to the game. The standard recruitable characters found in this faction's locations. Often in bars, but not always.
  • Cook
  • Engineer
  • Farmer
  • Gunner
  • Medic
  • Sword for Hire (3,000 c.)
  • Sword for Hire (6,000 c.)
  • Sword for Hire (7,500 c.)
Unique recruits with randomized names:
  • Engineer (loves walls)
  • Sword for Hire (revenge)
  • Sword for Hire (swordslinger)

Relations Edit

Faction Relations Edit

The factions this faction has special relations towards. For all others, it will use this faction's default (0).

Player Relations Edit

The reasons for this faction to have a non-zero relation towards you.

  • If you start as the Retired Captain character, you are a former soldier in their army. This makes them very favorable to you.  
  • Turning in Bounties will give a slight increase in relations.  

Alliances Edit

By talking to Koin in Heft, players can learn about ways to become allies with the United Cities.

Money Option Edit

  • "A small matter of paying your way through the ranks." Players can donate c. 20,000 or c. 50,000 in order to gain favour with the United Cities.

Influence Option Edit

  • "Control of a strategically impressive outpost will be enough to show your worth to us."

Force Option Edit

  • They want you to bring Tinfist to the police.

Locations Edit

Biomes Edit

-- Regions of Kenshi where this faction can be found.

Cities Edit

-- Cities owned by this faction.

Towns Edit

-- The towns, outposts, and other locations owned by this faction.

Trivia Edit

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