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.
|Military NPCs||Civilian NPCs|
|Generic high ranking soldiers who are found in this faction's locations:||Generic high ranking characters who are found in this faction's locations:|
|Members of the Police found in this faction's locations:|
Low Status NPCs Edit
The generic low ranking characters who belong to this faction are UC Citizens and Empire Peasants.
- Armour Shop
- Clothing Shop
- Construction Shop
- Farm Shop
- Hat Shop
- Trade Goods Shop - Generic
- Trade Goods Shop
- Travel Supplies Shop
- Weapons Shop - Catun Scrapmasters
- Weapons Shop
|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.|
|Unique recruits with randomized names:
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.
-- Regions of Kenshi where this faction can be found.
-- Cities owned by this faction.
-- The towns, outposts, and other locations owned by this faction.
- Abandoned Town
- Borderland Village
- Cannibal Bastion
- Farm Ruin
- Flats Lagoon
- Guard Outpost
- Ravaged Hamlet
- Tengu's Vault
- UC Military Outpost