Among the 5 major factions that exist within the world of Starfield, there are also a good number of minor factions. Here is all you need to know about them.
In Bethesda’s latest RPG, Starfield, you will fill in the shoes of a space explorer, working for the faction called Constellation. Although you start off by joining Constellation, you will later on get the opportunity to join several factions in the game. And honestly, you encounter some of the best questlines in the game by going through the factions.
Factions in Starfield are these collective groups of people who share identical beliefs and would go to great lengths to get what they desire. The world of factions is a complex web of politics and alliances.
There are numerous people to meet, objectives to complete, and stories to finish once you do decide to join any of the factions. Although the major factions play a significant role in shaping the world of Starfield, the minor factions don’t fall far behind.
List of All Minor Factions in Starfield
Below is a list of every minor faction you will find in Starfield.
1. Ecliptic Mercenaries
Ecliptic Mercenaries are a minor faction in Starfield who are basically heavily armed soldiers who work for money. There are rumors that many of the major factions hire them in order to do their dirty work.
How to Join the Ecliptic Mercenaries
Currently, there is no known way to join this minor faction.
Enlightened are the atheists in the world of Starfield. They do not believe in the existence of a higher power and rather believe in the power of the human race. Moreover, they contend that humans exist to take care of one another and evolve.
Furthermore, they devote all of their time and resources to the betterment of mankind through humanitarian and community outreach acts. Lastly, they also preach their beliefs and teachings across the Settled Systems
How to Join the Enlightened
You can join the Enlightened by selecting the ‘Raised Enlightened’ trait during character creation.
3. House of Va’ruun
Worshippers of the Great Serpent, this faction leads their lives according to a strict set of rules and principles. You will often hear about them in conversations, and they also have a detailed backstory. You will get to explore a bit of the faction during one of your missions, where you must head to their embassy to meet with the ambassador.
How to Join House of Va’ruun
Although you will run into them somewhat frequently, currently, there is no way to join the House of Va’ruun. You can select the Serpent’s Embrace trait, which will open up a few dialogue options in conversations, but that is all you can do. None of the dialogue options will lead to anything significant.
4. Sanctum Universum
Sanctum Universum consists of people who are fully devoted to worshipping God.
How to Join Sanctum Universum
You can join Sanctum Universum by selecting the trait ‘Raised Universal’ in the character creation screen. Joining them will give you access to a chest in their HQ in New Atlantis. Not only that, you will often meet members of the faction on your journeys, and they will always be friendly with you.
Rather than a standard faction, Spacers refers to a wide array of individuals and gangs who are scattered throughout the Settled Systems. Many of them are violent, as they will do anything to loot anyone of their belongings.
However, while most of the conversations with Spacers end up in combat, there are a handful of Spacers with whom you can negotiate and reason through dialogue. Additionally, these non-hostile Spacers might even offer you small side quests.
How to Join Spacers
Spacers is an umbrella term for a group of individuals who are usually up to no good. Since they don’t operate as a standard unit, there is no question of joining them at any point in the game.
6. The Red Mile
While not truly a faction in and of itself, The Red Mile is a casino and a hotel notorious and infamous for its main event, The Red Mile Challenge. Patrons from all places will come and bet on the bold risk-takers who are participating in the race to win a fortune. Although a little challenging at first, it can be a good source of credit once you get the hang of it.
How to Join The Red Mile
Although you can participate in the challenge as many times as you like, there is no way to actually become a part of The Red Mile.