Daggerfall:Reputation

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Reputation is the most important influencing factor in the game. Your reputation determines which people will talk to you, which quests you can get from a Faction, influence goods and services transactions, and if your Skills are high enough, whether you can receive a promotion within the factions you have joined.

The reputation you can have with a faction or person can vary from -100 to 100 and starts for most factions and people at zero at the beginning of a new game.

[edit] Improving Reputation

Your reputation can only be affected by doing quests. The outcome of a quest determines the gain or loss of reputation with the faction you got the quest from, as well as the effects on reputation with other factions.

Many factions are aligned with a number of other factions, and they can have allies as well as enemies. In such cases your reputation gain or loss with the faction has an immediate influence on the reputation with the associates and its allies and enemies. For detailed information regarding the organization of a faction, see the Political Views of its respective article.

Temples provide an exception to the rule; it is possible to increase your reputation with a specific deity by giving large donations. A donation of 2000 gold will increase your reputation by one point, 4000 gold gains two points of reputation, and so on. This method however works only for the deity of the Temple. Your reputation with the Temple itself and its associates will not be changed.

[edit] Reputation Gain

Most quests give 5 reputation points to the faction if completed successfully, a few provide 10 points. The reputation gain with the faction's associates and allies, or the loss with its enemies, is half the reputation you get with the quest giving faction. Numbers are rounded down, so if you get 5 reputation points with the faction, you only gain 2 points with its associates and allies, and lose 2 points with its enemies.

[edit] Reputation Loss

A failed quest results in the loss of 2 reputation points with the faction, and one point with its associates and allies. An enemy faction will gain one point of reputation.

[edit] Special Correlation

Some quests add or remove additional reputation to a certain faction or person, dependent on the direction in which the quest moves. For example, quests for nobles often interfere with affairs of the Thieves Guild. So if you complete the quest for the noble successfully, you will lose a considerable amount of reputation with the Thieves Guild, and its associates and affiliated characters. Such special correlations are mentioned in a quest's walkthrough.

[edit] Maintain Reputation

The reputation of your character with any faction or person (positive or negative), will get one point closer to zero every month if you don't do a successful quest for them. Don't let the guilds forget you, because you may lose your ranks.

There are some exceptions however, and at a certain high rank within a faction your reputation will no longer drop, even if you don't do any quests in a month.

[edit] Allies and Enemies

Many factions and people have allies and enemies. If you gain influence with a faction, you also gain influence with that faction's allies (and lose influence with their enemies). However, you do not gain or lose any influence with any factions allied to the allies.

Allies and enemies affiliations are not always static for factions and subgroups. They are generated randomly at the start of a new game. This is likely related to the background you create for your character. Hence only affiliations that remain unchanged are noted on the wiki.

Allies and enemies affiliations also change randomly every new year, on the mid of First Seed.

[edit] Overview of Reputation Gain/Loss for major factions

[edit] General

A successfully completed quest results in a reputation gain according to the table below.

Faction/Person Reputation Gain
Questgiver's faction +5
Questgiver's associated factions +2

A failed quest (time limit expired) results in a reputation loss according to the table below.

Faction/Person Reputation Gain
Questgiver's faction -2
Questgiver's associated factions -1

[edit] Guilds

[edit] Dark Brotherhood

A successfully completed quest results in a reputation gain according to the table below.

Faction/Person Reputation Gain
Dark Brotherhood +5
Dark Slayers +5
Associated factions +2

A failed quest results in a reputation loss according to the table below.

Faction/Person Reputation Gain
Dark Brotherhood -2
Dark Slayers -2
Associated factions -1

(Allies/Enemies affiliations for listed factions are not considered in the tables)

[edit] Fighters Guild

A successfully completed quest results in a reputation gain according to the table below.

Faction/Person Reputation Gain
Fighters Guild +5
Fighter Questers +5
Associated factions +2

A failed quest results in a reputation loss according to the table below.

Faction/Person Reputation Gain
Fighters Guild -2
Fighter Questers -2
Associated factions -1

(Allies/Enemies affiliations for listed factions are not considered in the tables)

[edit] Knight Orders

A successfully completed quest results in a reputation gain according to the table below.

Faction/Person Reputation Gain
Generic Knightly Order +5
Knight Order +5
City-State where the order is located variable
Nobility of the city-state where the order is located variable
People of the city-state where the order is located variable
All other factions of the city-state where the order is located variable

A failed quest results in a reputation loss according to the table below.

Faction/Person Reputation Gain
Generic Knightly Order -2
Knight Order -2


[edit] Mages Guild

A successfully completed quest results in a reputation gain according to the table below.

Faction/Person Reputation Gain
Mages Guild +5
The Mercenary Mages +5
Associated factions +2

A failed quest results in a reputation loss according to the table below.

Faction/Person Reputation Gain
Mages Guild -3
The Mercenary Mages -3
Associated factions -2
Oblivion and all associated Daedra Princes +1
Sheogorath -1
The Night Mother +1
The Dark Brotherhood and its associated factions +1
Ebonarm -1
The Order of Arkay and its associated factions -1
The Benevolence of Mara and its associated factions -1
The Akatosh Chantry and its associated factions -1
The School of Julianos and its associated factions +1
The House of Dibella and its associated factions -1
The Temple of Stendarr and its associated factions +1
The Thieves Guild and its associated factions +1
Random Ruler -1
Daggerfall and its associated factions -1
Sentinel and its associated factions -1
Wayrest and its associated factions -1
The King of Worms and The Necromancers -1
The Underking and his agents -1
Orsinium and its associated factions -1
The Glenmoril Witches -1
The Dust Witches +1
The Daughters of Wroth +1
The Witches of the Marsh +1
The Beldama +1
The Tide Witches +1
The Merchants -1
The Bards -1
The Prostitutes -1
Wrothgarian Mountains and its associated factions +1

(Allies/Enemies affiliations for listed factions are not considered)

[edit] Temples

A successfully completed quest results in a reputation gain according to the table below.

Faction/Person Reputation Gain
Deity of the Temple +5
Temple and its associated factions +2

A failed quest results in a reputation loss according to the table below.

Faction/Person Reputation Gain
Deity of the Temple -2
Temple and its associated factions -1

[edit] Thieves Guild

A successfully completed quest results in a reputation gain according to the table below.

Faction/Person Reputation Gain
Thieves Guild +5
Shadow Schemers +5
Associated factions +2

A failed quest results in a reputation loss according to the table below.

Faction/Person Reputation Gain
Thieves Guild -2
Shadow Schemers -2
Associated factions -1

(Allies/Enemies affiliations for listed factions are not considered in the tables)

[edit] Nobles

Nobles have a very complex reputation system.

If you complete a Quest given by a royal or noble successfully you will gain reputation as shown in the first table in most cases. Depending upon the quest there may be an additional reputation gain with other factions. If you did a quest for any noble, you will also get the same reputation with their associated kingdom as you will get with them personally.

If you fail a quest given by a royal or noble you will always lose reputation as shown in the second table. If you did a quest for any noble, you will also lose the same reputation with their associated kingdom as you will lose with them personally.

Example: If you fail a quest for King Gothryd you will lose 23 reputation points (22 points with his person; one additional point coming from the loss with Daggerfall and its associated faction). You will also lose 23 reputation points with Daggerfall (22 points from the loss with Gothryd and one point from the loss with Daggerfall). With all other factions of Daggerfall you will lose 12 reputation points (11 points from the loss with Gothryd/Daggerfall and one point from the loss with Daggerfall).

An exception to this rule is Lady Bridwell, as she does not belong to any factions. The 22 reputation points lose is with her only. All other royals and nobles are associated with Daggerfall, Sentinel, or Wayrest.

A successfully completed quest results in a reputation gain according to the table below.

Faction/Person Reputation Gain
Noble you got the quest from +5
Noble's associated factions +2

A failed quest results in a reputation loss according to the table below.

Faction/Person Reputation Gain
Noble you got the quest from -22
Noble's associated factions -11
Oblivion and all associated Daedra Princes +1
Sheogorath -1
The Night Mother +1
The Dark Brotherhood and its associated factions +1
Ebonarm -1
The Order of Arkay and its associated factions -1
The Benevolence of Mara and its associated factions -1
The Akatosh Chantry and its associated factions -1
The School of Julianos and its associated factions +1
The House of Dibella and its associated factions -1
The Temple of Stendarr and its associated factions +1
The Mages Guild and its associated factions -1
The Thieves Guild and its associated factions +1
Random Ruler -1
Daggerfall and its associated factions -1
Sentinel and its associated factions -1
Wayrest and its associated factions -1
The King of Worms and The Necromancers -1
The Underking and his Agents -1
Orsinium and its associated factions -1
The Glenmoril Witches -1
The Dust Witches +1
The Daughters of Wroth +1
The Witches of the Marsh +1
The Beldama +1
The Tide Witches +1
The Merchants -1
The Bards -1
The Prostitutes -1
Wrothgarian Mountains and its associated factions +1

(Allies/Enemies affiliations for listed factions are not considered)

Charvek-si, the healer of Palace Sentinel, who also offers noble quests, doesn't fit into this pattern. Completing quests for her will raise the reputation with herself, Akatosh, The Akatosh Chantry and its associates as well as with the city-state of Sentinel, with whom she is allied. The same applies for a failed quest, but in this case for the reputation loss.

[edit] Vampire Clans

The reputation gain or loss for vampire clans is for most cases as seen, below. It is noticeable however, that one will always lose reputation with many other factions, regardless of the quest's outcome.

A successfully completed quest results in a reputation gain according to the table below.

Faction/Person Reputation Gain
Regional Vampire Bloodline +5
Oblivion and all associated Daedra Princes +1
Sheogorath -1
The Night Mother +1
The Dark Brotherhood and its associated factions +1
Ebonarm -1
The Order of Arkay and its associated factions -1
The Benevolence of Mara and its associated factions -1
The Akatosh Chantry and its associated factions -1
The School of Julianos and its associated factions +1
The House of Dibella and its associated factions -1
The Temple of Stendarr and its associated factions +1
The Mages Guild and its associated factions -1
The Thieves Guild and its associated factions +1
Random Ruler -1
Daggerfall and its associated factions -1
Sentinel and its associated factions -1
Wayrest and its associated factions -1
The King of Worms and The Necromancers -1
The Underking and his Agents -1
Orsinium and its associated factions -1
The Glenmoril Witches -1
The Dust Witches +1
The Daughters of Wroth +1
The Witches of the Marsh +1
The Beldama +1
The Tide Witches +1
The Merchants -1
Wrothgarian Mountains and its associated factions -1

A failed quest results in a reputation loss according to the table below.

Faction/Person Reputation Gain
Regional Vampire Bloodline -5
Oblivion and all associated Daedra Princes +1
Sheogorath -1
The Night Mother +1
The Dark Brotherhood and its associated factions +1
Ebonarm -1
The Order of Arkay and its associated factions -1
The Benevolence of Mara and its associated factions -1
The Akatosh Chantry and its associated factions -1
The School of Julianos and its associated factions +1
The House of Dibella and its associated factions -1
The Temple of Stendarr and its associated factions +1
The Mages Guild and its associated factions -1
The Thieves Guild and its associated factions +1
Random Ruler -1
Daggerfall and its associated factions -1
Sentinel and its associated factions -1
Wayrest and its associated factions -1
The King of Worms and The Necromancers -1
The Underking and his Agents -1
Orsinium and its associated factions -1
The Glenmoril Witches -1
The Dust Witches +1
The Daughters of Wroth +1
The Witches of the Marsh +1
The Beldama +1
The Tide Witches +1
The Merchants -1
Wrothgarian Mountains and its associated factions -1

(Allies/Enemies affiliations for listed factions are not considered)

The Vampire Bloodline will always be the dominant bloodline of the region were the quest takes places.

[edit] Reputation and Rank Skill Levels

This list shows the required Reputation and Skill Levels for any Rank within a joinable faction.

Rank Reputation High skill Low skill
0 0 22 4
1 10 23 5
2 20 31 9
3 30 39 13
4 40 47 17
5 50 55 21
6 60 63 25
7 70 71 29
8 80 79 33
9 90 87 37

[edit] Checking Reputation

You cannot actually check your reputation with different factions inside the game. You will have to use a save game editor or a similar external tool to extract reputation information from your save games.

[edit] Reputation Titles

On the Info screen you can check your characters regional reputation. It starts at 0 at the beginning of a new game and is unique for every Region within the Iliac Bay.

Your regional reputation also ranges from -100 to +100, however it is only visible to you in 13 ranks.

("In the eyes of the law of <region> you are ... .")

Regional Reputation Rank
> 80 Revered
> 60 Esteemed
> 40 Honored
> 20 Admired
> 10 Respected
> 0 Dependable
0 Common Citizen
< 0 Undependable
< -10 Scoundrel
< -20 Criminal
< -40 Villain
< -60 Pond Scum
< -80 Hated

The purpose of the regional reputation is not completely understood. It has apparently no influence on the way you are treated by the regional populace. It has however an influence on the justice of a region. When your regional reputation drops beyond a certain level the town guards will appear shortly after you enter a settlement and try to arrest you. If you are caught you will be accused of high treason, which will result in a severe punishment if the court finds you guilty. Even if the town guards arrest you for smaller crimes like lockpicking or vagrancy, the court will accuse you of high treason. There are several quests that lower your regional reputation for the duration of the quest, or if you fail, even after.

The following table lists all quests in the original game that influence your regional reputation.

Quest Name Regional Reputation Gain Condition
Cure for Lycanthropy

-10
-20

In case you transform the child into a wereboar
In case you kill the wereboar the child transformed into

The Assassin -75 In case you complete the quest successfully
The Escort

+10
-20

In case you turn your employer over to the town guards
In case you don't turn your employer over to the town guards

Smuggling

-100
+100

In case you accept to do the quest
In case you complete the quest successfully

A Mix-Up

-200
+110

On the quest's start-up
In case you complete the quest successfully

A Rare Tome -30 When you get the tome from your contact
Missing Prince -20 in Sentinel In case you show the death certificate either to Akorithi, Greklith or Lord Vhosek
Lysandus' Revenge -50 in Daggerfall In case you show Lord Woodborne's diary either to Gothryd or Aubk-i

[edit] Restoring Regional Reputation

If your regional reputation is too low, guards will appear every time you enter a settlement. There are two ways to fix this:

  • Wait until your reputation has returned to zero. As with all other forms of reputation, regional reputation regresses to the default value of 0 by a single point every in-game month.
  • Restore your regional reputation by doing quests. There are three quests in the game that can be used to improve regional reputation:

In The Escort, you can improve your regional reputation by 10 points by turning your employer over to the town guards when prompted to do so. However, this option only presents itself 25% of the time. The low reputation gain makes this the least effective quest for restoring negative reputation, but it is the only quest which can be used to improve positive reputation.

Completing the Smuggling quest will negate any negative reputation, as regional reputation values can never go below -100 and completion of the quest improves your regional reputation by 100 points.

Doing A Mix-Up is the best way to restore your regional reputation, as the +110 bonus for completion will restore any negative reputation to a slightly positive value. Caution: Only complete this quest if your reputation is already negative, as accepting the quest will automatically reduce your regional reputation by 200 points, leaving you with a net loss of 90 reputation.

[edit] At Court

If your character is arrested by the authorities, you will be brought to court. You are deemed arrested when you are injured while the authorities are after you. It will also count as being arrested if you injure yourself when falling from a rooftop, take sun damage when you are a vampire, etc.

The crimes you can be accused of at court are listed in The Daggerfall Chronicles. However, the Chronicles lack information on the more obvious crimes like pickpocket or murder. It also does not mention a formula, or anything similar, to work out how long your character will be imprisoned for if found guilty.

Crime Description Regional Reputation Loss
Breaking and Entering1 Attempt to break into a house during daytime and being seen, whether lockpicking was successful or not

Being seen while leaving an area where one has been trespassing

10
Trespassing Being seen while going into an area where one does not have the privilege to be 5
Assault2 Attacking a person during daytime and being seen as long as the attacked person is not killed 8 per attack
Criminal Mischief (Criminal Conspiracy) Being seen by a law official while consorting with a member of the underworld 2
Vagrancy Camping within rang of a town or settlement 2
Pickpocket Pickpocket citizens 2
Theft Stealing someones property 8
Murder Killing an innocent person without being attacked 20
High Treason The Daggerfall Chronicles has no information on this crime. unknown
1  In the latest v213 your reputation will drop below -100 if you commit this crime. It is also not possible to yield to the town guards if they try to arrest you. They will kill you on the spot.
2  This crime can actually not be committed. Every citizen, including town guards will be killed with one strike or hit from hand-to-hand, town guards will be immediately replaced by their combat version. Therefore all assaults will result in a murder.

If you are found guilty, you will lose regional reputation according to the table and be imprisoned for a certain amount of time—the more severe the crime, the longer you will stay imprisoned. While imprisoned, your character's skills will decrease over time.

Characters with a high Streetwise skill may lie to get out of court without harm, while a high Etiquette skill may help to debate one's way out of court. Members of underworld factions like the Thieves Guild or the Dark Brotherhood may have means to bribe the court for certain crimes.


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