Throughout the game of Sunset Crimson, there are numerous Factions and groups which can play a big role in your characters life. Some factions are part of Alliances, which are usually associated with one city or town and rule said areas. The Etah Alliance is a group of people who work within the religion, and they rule over certain places whereas the Affiliation of Servitude is an affiliation which provides work and lodging, but through slavery. Though the Affiliation may not run an area, it is big. A faction is much smaller and works within itself or all over the world, it does not rule over a city.