Combine Empire Merchants


The following quests require Combine Empire Merchants faction

Quest Name Minimum Faction Required Maximum Faction Allowed
Higgins #1: The Wild Island Indifferent
Higgins #2: Long Abandoned Indifferent
Higgins #3: A Volatile Disease Indifferent
Higgins #4: An Experiment Gone Wrong Indifferent
Higgins #5: Cleansing the Island Indifferent
Retreiving the Lost Knowledge Ally

The following items require Combine Empire Merchants faction to purchase

Item Name Minimum Faction Required
Praetorian's Energeiac Silk Gloves Ally
Praetorian's Energeiac Silk Hat Ally
Praetorian's Energeiac Silk Pantaloons Ally
Praetorian's Energeiac Silk Robe Ally
Praetorian's Energeiac Silk Sleeves Ally
Praetorian's Energeiac Silk Slippers Ally
Praetorian's Energeiac Silk Wristband Ally
Praetorian's Energeiac Silken Wristband Ally
Praetorian's Energeiac Silky Wristband Ally
Spell: Bark at the Moon Rk. II Ally
Spell: Intertwining Energy Rk. II Ally
Spell: Kedgefish Venom Rk. II Ally
Spell: Mind Phobiate Rk. II Ally
Spell: Rampaging Servant Rk. II Ally
Spell: Specter of Renewal Rk. II Ally
Spell: Chaos Immolation Rk. II Warmly
Spell: Iceflame Body Rk. II Warmly
Spell: Mind Dissection Rk. II Warmly
Spell: Rune of the Kedge Rk. II Warmly
Song: Jonthan's Mightful Caretaker Rk. III Kindly
Spell: Annihilate the Unnatural Rk. II Kindly
Spell: Burial Rites Rk. III Kindly
Spell: Mammoth-Hide Guard Rk. III Kindly
Spell: Mana Recursion Rk. II Kindly
Spell: Marrowthirst Horror Rk. III Kindly
Spell: Nature's Entropy Rk. III Kindly
Spell: Pyre of the Fallen Rk. II Kindly
Spell: Tendrilmist Guard Rk. II Kindly
Citizen's Energeiac Silk Hat Amiable
Citizen's Energeiac Silk Slippers Amiable
Spell: Beam of Molten Slag Rk. II Amiable
Spell: Beam of Solteris Rk. II Amiable
Spell: Bonestitch Fetish Rk. II Amiable
Spell: Entrancer's Aura Rk. II Amiable
Citizen's Energeiac Silk Gloves Indifferent
Citizen's Energeiac Silk Wristband Indifferent
Spell: Burnout VI Rk. II Indifferent
Spell: Perplexing Flash Rk. II Indifferent
Spell: Umbra Orb Rk. II Indifferent
Spell: Wildmagic Strike Rk. II Indifferent

Zones in which you can raise the faction

Zones in which you can lower the faction

NPCs you can kill to raise the faction

Quests you can do to raise the faction

NPCs you kill to lower the faction

Quests you do to lower the faction

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it takes more than 10 to get to indifferent
# Sep 27 2011 at 8:46 PM Rating: Decent
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I have done at least 30 solo missions to try to get faction in katta and am still apprehensive. don't know why, but can't seem to break through to the next level.
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More orux = faster faction = FALSE
# Jul 22 2007 at 3:40 AM Rating: Good
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5 faction levels to get through = 50 total missions of any type to ally.
Upon surfing through posts with various information i decided to test this myself it is still being tested but here is my results thus far.

Herb task confirmed 10 missions to get to indiff.
toon_001 20 missions to get to amiable.
30 missions to get to kindly.

Random Tasks confirmed 20 herb - 7 snake - 40 orux x5 - 50 orux x9 = 41 missions
toon_002 10 missions to get to ind.
20 missions to get to amia.
30 missions to get to kind.
40 missions to get to warm.

Reading posts on confirmed just orux missions 2000-2500 orux to ally.

10 missions per faction level = 50 missions to ally.
40 orux reward missions x 50 = 2000 orux to ally.
50 orux reward missions x 50 = 2500 orux to ally.

Still working on confirming just orux myself but what i have seen thus far is regardless of what mission type you do its 10 missions per faction level.

If your after fast faction just do the fastest missions you can possibly burn through once you complete 50 you should be ally.






More orux = faster faction = FALSE
# Aug 06 2007 at 4:48 PM Rating: Decent
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I've been grinding herbs and serpents solo quests for faction. Have done close to 70 hand-ins i'd guess and i'm at kindly. I think the other posts below and Latan's replay are right. If you are doing purely solo quests it will take 120 hand-ins to get to ally.

50 or so more to go... yay! and *sigh*
More orux = faster faction = FALSE
# Jul 22 2007 at 5:00 AM Rating: Decent
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for katta castrum faction,:

solo missions = ALWAYS 10 faction points

group missions faction point reward = orux reward divded by 2
so a group mission that nets 25 orux would be worth 12 faction points.



Now, regarding group missions, since solo missions are always 10 points;

the Faction reward for group mission scales just like orux, confirmed in a post by lead designer Rashere. that is why people tend to think "more orux = faster faction".. a bigger orux reward means a larger faction reward as well.

BUT, a bigger orum reward mission usually means its a harder mission to defeat as well (it's a system designed to create a balance in the risk VS reward for the missions, which seems to work well). The easier missions are easier to farm and less risky, which is why they are probably better for gaining fast faction, they can be pumped out fast where as a difficult mission may not even be compelted at all.

to go from apprehensive to ally is 1200 faction points. (that's 120 solo missions)

since solo missions are 0 orux, that throws off the whole orux related to faction level thing.. Technically, someone could have ally faction but have earned 0 orux if they did only solo missions.

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50 total missions of any type to ally.

regardless of what mission type you do its 10 missions per faction level


these statements are incorrect unless devs have changed the way castrum faction works. The faction reward for group missions SCALES, meaning it will Not be 50 missions of any type to get to ally. For reference, here is a table of the faction points. Amiable is the longest to get through.

-100 to -1 ...looks your way apprehensively  (100) (10 solo missions to get through this faction level) 
 
0 to 99 ...regards you indifferently  (100) (10 solo missions to get through this faction level) 
 
100 to 499 ...judges you amiably (400) (40 solo missions to get through this faction level) 
500 to 749 ...kindly considers you  (250) (25 solo missions to get through this faction level) 
750 to 1099 ...looks upon you warmly (350) (35 solo missions to get through this faction level) 
1100 to ~2000 ...Ally faction 


Edited, Jul 22nd 2007 6:23am by DukeLatan
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Still Kindly...
# Jun 11 2007 at 5:16 AM Rating: Decent
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1703 orum earned all through faction-giving missions. That "should" be over 850 faction points, just enough to get from -100 apprehensive to +753 "warmly". I'm still kindly. I'm figuring there is some rounding to the faction payout and since EQ always rounds "down" (against the player's interest) I probably have a mission or 2 to go to reach warmly.

Then it's all downhill to allied! Downhill like from the top of Everest!
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# Jun 14 2007 at 6:51 PM Rating: Decent
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Allied at 2413.

Check my Locating the Statue post for the best way to raise this faction, if you care.
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# Jun 11 2007 at 6:36 AM Rating: Decent
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Warmly at 1751...
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any solo orum missions
# Apr 24 2007 at 2:56 AM Rating: Decent
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are their any solo mission or any mission that two peopel can do to make some orum???

I woudl love some new tbs gear my faction is wamrly so one step form ally. I cannot afford 200 paltinum for each orum so depending on getting groups is a real pain, seems liek tss and tbs are great for people who don''t raid and the ones who do raid have an atitude and won't help bc they say the gear is junk so that seems to elimnate 75% of the people!
any solo orum missions
# Apr 24 2007 at 4:47 AM Rating: Decent
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No.

all the missions which offer orux require 3 people to get the task, if you can get a third person you might be able to kite the mobs in the fate of the combine mission.
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easiest task?
# Apr 19 2007 at 5:40 AM Rating: Decent
any easiest task for a 3 man group (pally shammy ranja 70) for faction pls. Any help, tips, or advice is greatly appreciated.
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re: easiest task?
# Apr 22 2007 at 11:22 PM Rating: Decent
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You can also get some individual tasks, instead of looking for people to do missions.
Find Parvus in one of the tents south of Zone in.
/say "serpents" for a "kill 20" task, t
then
/say "dent" got a "kill 25" task.

Can repeat them, and kill in spare time whenever you feel like it.
Rewards are faction and either urn parts or platinum.
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re: easiest task?
# May 13 2007 at 9:26 PM Rating: Decent
thanks alot man... think this one is easy for me for I just only need faction hits... i have no problems in getting the orums coz got a full time merchant that supply my plat needs hehehe
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re: easiest task?
# May 14 2007 at 12:22 AM Rating: Decent
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if you're just after faction, IMO solo missions can be faster sometimes. solo missions = 10 faction points each
group missions faction points = orux divded by half
example .. the fate of the combine missoins is usually 25 orux, so it's only 12n faction points. You can work on herb retrival and the serpent slayer at the same time, instead.

matter of preference really i suppose, also many times the green house is camped.

Flora #1 is a pretty easy missions too. usually 50 orux (25 faction points) for that one.

Edited, Jun 11th 2007 7:46am by DukeLatan
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easiest task?
# Apr 19 2007 at 3:09 PM Rating: Decent
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fate of the combine is pretty easy.. it yields low orux usually though because its pretty popular. But yeah.. it's easy. mobs can be paci'ed by cleric with dulcify. But a group mission worth 25 orux that's only like 14 faction points or so and solo missions are 10 points so it's barely worth more than a solo mission.. but you do get orux too

type /tar a
and you can use it to target/dulcify efreeti's in rooms that have more than 1. lots of mobs in the instance can be avoided.. just make sure you hail the sphinx which is behind you when you zone in , before you start clearing mobs.

the mobs don't assist the snake boss that pops at the end, so you can pull him out of the rooms in the basement single. Start by pullling to the top of the instance because there are 2 efreetis that wander near the top of the pyramid. mobs in the instnace do not repop, do not summon, and are snareable.

Edited, May 4th 2007 7:54am by DukeLatan
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faction
# Mar 22 2007 at 11:15 AM Rating: Decent
anyone know the easiest solo mission to do not that the library heist is no longer repeatable?
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# Mar 02 2007 at 2:07 PM Rating: Decent
Any idea what mobs you can kill to raise faction on CEM?
Faction
# Mar 03 2007 at 12:12 PM Rating: Decent
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most likely none. You most likely can only raise the faction through quests/tasks

Edited, Mar 22nd 2007 1:30pm by DukeLatan
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