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    Can someone please give me a good, fast way to up my rep with the brethren? I'm looking to get Taxman's but the Death and Taxes requires good reputation with the brethren. I heard the best way is junk shops which leads to a second question, which town junk shop is the easiest turn in point? As in, which junk shop has an easy item to come by.

  • #2
    http://potbs.wikia.com/wiki/Loot_and_Junk

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    • #3
      Originally posted by owllinski View Post
      Aww. So junk dealers only boost smugglers (damn), still thank you. That's useful to me. I can now use this to get access to the pirate auction house but.. I still need to get brethren faction up so I can get access to the taxman quest.

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      • #4
        sink fleets of nationals

        its the easiest way, you can also do the pirate hunter quest in tortuga that ahs you kill merrymen, but going out and sinking opposing national fleets is easiest

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Rhyltran View Post
          Can someone please give me a good, fast way to up my rep with the brethren? I'm looking to get Taxman's but the Death and Taxes requires good reputation with the brethren. I heard the best way is junk shops which leads to a second question, which town junk shop is the easiest turn in point? As in, which junk shop has an easy item to come by.


          Copied from another thread explaining faction hope it helps:


          Originally posted by andy52584 View Post
          Reputation in an MMO is a means of measuring how much a given faction likes you. In PotBS there are many different factions with which you can gain or lose reputation and each one has a different effect. To simplify this I have placed reputation into four different "categories" which are Navies, Trade Unions, Trade Companies, and Religious/Other.

          Navies
          Each of the four nations has a Navy. These ships are fairly easy to identify on the open sea as French Navy, British Navy, Spanish Navy, or Brethren of the Coast. The Navies are the military backbone of a nation and the ships most likely to attack you if your reputation is very bad with that nation. In order to not be openly attacked on the open sea by a nation's Navy, you must keep your repuation above -2500 with the appropriate Navy group. Upon reaching zero reputation with an enemy nation's Navy, you cannot gain any further reputation with them.

          Trade Unions
          Each of the four nations has a Trade Union. These are the French Trade Union, British Trade Union, Spainish Trade Union, and Smuggler's Union. Trade Unions are essentially groups of NPC Freetraders which constitue the majority of trade in the Carribean. Your repuation with a nation's Trade Union affects your ability to use that nation's Auction Houses. In order to have access to a nation's Auction Houses you must keep your repuation above -500 with the appropriate Trade Union. Also, for Freetraders, it has been stated that obtaining very high repuation with a nation's Trade Union will open up extra high level missions. I do not have all the info on these right now but will update this guide when I do.

          Trade Companies
          There are four Trade Companies in the game. These are the French Mississippi Company, British East Inida Company, Spanish House of Trade, and Dutch West India Company. Trade Companies control most of the shipping between the Carribean and Europe. Your repuation with a nation's Trade Company affects your ability to use their European Traders and in the case of the Dutch WIC your ability to use the Oranjistad auction house. You must maintain at least -500 repuation to use the Euro traders and the Oranjistad AH. Additionally, the better your repuation with a given Trade Company, the better rate of exchange you recieve with the associated European Traders. For each repuation level you gain above Indifferent the rate of exchange lowers by 1/7, meaning it takes 1/7 less material input to recieve the same output.

          Religious/Other
          This category is reserved for all remaining factions such as the Inquisition, Knights of St George, British Royal Society, and others. I currently do not know the benifits and drawbacks to repuation with these factions but will update this guide when I do find out.

          To identify which faction a ship or NPC belongs to, just check the tag under it's name. It will say something like "French Trade Union" or "Brethren of the Coast." Keep in mind that not all ships are intuitive as to what faction they belong to. For instance, Arms Merchants and Contrabandistas/Contrabandiers/Bootleggers/Smugglers are all a part of Trade Unions, while Spice Convoys and Treasure Convoys are a part of Trade Companies.

          Although repuation is measured in numbers, there are also several distinct "levels" of repuation which can be achieved upon reaching certain numbers. Those levels are as follows:

          Less than -2500: Loathed
          -2500 to -500: Distrusted
          -500 to +500: Indifferent
          +500 to +2500: Trusted
          +2500 to +4500: Esteemed
          More than +4500: Celebrated

          Now that you have all this information about what reputation is and what it effects, the next natural question is how do you gain and lose it? The most common way to gain/lose repuation is by attacking ships. Almost all ships in the game will have you gain or lose repuation with a given group, with the following exceptions:
          *Killing NPC Privateers has no effect on repuation.
          *Killing players has no effect on repuation.
          *Killing ships in most mission encounters has no effect on repuation

          Also, many nation's normal (non-repeatble) quests can provide repuation with various groups related to that nation. In particular, every Freetrader career quest provides Trade Union reputation with the player's national Trade Union and every Naval Officer career quest provides repuation with the player's national Navy.

          The following is a list of what can be done repeatedly to gain repuation with any given faction.

          (note: This list is not comprehensive and I will update it as I gain more information)

          To gain repuation with the Spanish Royal Navy:
          Kill Los Ladrones Ships
          Kill Sons of Cortez ships
          Kill Corsairs of the Main ships
          Kill Hijos Verdederos ships
          Kill British Navy ships
          Kill Brethren ships
          Do any of the Pirate Hunting quests from Spanish Ports
          Do any of the Bounty missions from Spanish Clerks

          To gain reputation with the Spanish Trade Union:
          Kill Hijos Verdederos ships
          Kill Smugglers Union ships
          Do any of the Junk Dealer quests in Spanish ports
          Do any of the Bounty missions from Spanish Clerks

          To gain reputation with the Spanish House of Trade:
          Kill Hijos Verdederos ships
          Kill French Mississippi Company ships
          Kill Dutch West India Company ships
          Kill British East India Company ships
          Do any of the Bounty missions from Spanish Clerks
          ---
          To gain repuation with the French Royal Navy:
          Kill Bloody Arms ships
          Kill Swampcat ships
          Kill Samedian ships
          Kill La Confrérie Libre ships
          Kill British Navy ships
          Kill Brethren ships
          Do any of the Pirate Hunting quests from French ports
          Do any of the Bounty missions from French Clerks

          To gain reputation with the French Trade Union:
          Kill Smugglers Union ships
          Kill La Confrérie Libre ships
          Do any of the Junk Dealer quests in French ports
          Do any of the Bounty missions from French Clerks

          To gain reputation with the French Mississippi Company:
          Kill La Confrérie Libre ships
          Kill British East India Company ships
          Kill Dutch West India Company ships
          Kill Spanish House of Trade ships
          Do any of the Bounty missions from French Clerks
          ---
          To gain repuation with the British Royal Navy:
          Kill Drakesmen ships
          Kill Sons of Cortez ships
          Kill Merrymen ships
          Kill Lost Ironsides ships
          Kill French Navy ships
          Kill Brethren ships
          Do any of the Pirate Hunting quests from British ports
          Do any of the Bounty missions from British Clerks

          To gain reputation with the British Trade Union:
          Kill Merrymen ships
          Kill Lost Ironsides ships
          Kill Smugglers Union ships
          Do any of the Junk Dealer quests in British ports
          Do any of the Bounty missions from British Clerks

          To gain reputation with the British East India Company:
          Kill Merrymen ships
          Kill Lost Ironsides ships
          Kill French Mississippi Company ships
          Kill Dutch West India Company ships
          Kill Spanish House of Trade ships
          Do any of the Bounty missions from British Clerks
          ---
          To gain repuation with the Brethren:
          Kill Bloody Arms ships
          Kill Sharktooth Raiders ships
          Kill Mithridite ships
          Kill Merrymen ships
          Kill Varygas ships
          Kill British Navy ships
          Kill French Navy ships
          Kill Spanish Navy ships
          Do any of the Pirate Hunting quests from Pirate ports
          Do any of the Bounty missions from Pirate Clerks

          To gain reputation with the Smuggler's Union:
          Kill Merrymen ships
          Kill Varygas ships
          Kill French Trade Union ships
          Kill British Trade Union Ships
          Kill Spanish Trade Union ships
          Do any of the Fence quests in Pirate ports
          Do any of the Bounty missions from Pirate Clerks

          To gain reputation with the Dutch West India Company:
          Kill British East India Company ships
          Kill French Mississippi Company ships
          Kill Spanish House of Trade ships

          Remember: Killing ships in any of the above factions will cause your repuation with that faction to decrease. So, choose wisely what you want to sink.


          If you see information here that is incorrect or missing (which I know a lot is) please to send me a PM with updated information. I greatly appreciate any assistance in making this guide as informative as possible.

          A special thanks to http://www.potbswiki.com and http://www.merchantsoftheburningsea.com which have provided me with several key pieces of information for this guide.

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          • #6
            Thank you both. I have a question, if say, I sink spanish ships for example. Do I gain more rep than if I kill merrymen? If not, why would I sink a Navies ships over an npcs? If you can answer this thanks.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Rhyltran View Post
              Thank you both. I have a question, if say, I sink spanish ships for example. Do I gain more rep than if I kill merrymen? If not, why would I sink a Navies ships over an npcs? If you can answer this thanks.
              I don't think you gain more rep, but by killing ships from Spain you lower your rep with them ( not a good thing on FTs or people who like to use Spain AHs ) but by killing Orange sail Pirates you lose no rep anywhere.
              Also most pirates have Pirate Hunter missions from certain ports that help raise rep a bit also.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Dinbasi View Post
                I don't think you gain more rep, but by killing ships from Spain you lower your rep with them ( not a good thing on FTs or people who like to use Spain AHs ) but by killing Orange sail Pirates you lose no rep anywhere.
                Also most pirates have Pirate Hunter missions from certain ports that help raise rep a bit also.
                Aye. I didn't think it gave more rep so I've been sticking to merrymen. I used Spain as an example, personally I want to be able to use all auction houses eventually so targeting spanish ships is not a good idea imo. :P

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