As you are about to embark on your journey to defend the nation of your choice. It is important to ally with various factions to help in your quest.
There are three states to choose form in HOTK, the Wei, Shu or Wu. Players who join a state will be able to accept state only quests that will grant you reputation. Your reputation will influence your ranking within the state.
Area or Region Reputation:
Throughout the world of HOTK, there are many groups or smaller factions that you can align yourself with and gain reputation with. You can get different rewards for each faction.
These are specific groups that you can gain reputation with, but joining one will often pit you against another. So be careful! Note: The faction and Title names were taken from old version, names may change (stats won't)
Upon gaining 500 reputation with regions such as Hebei, Bashu, Guanzhong, Kiangnan and many others, you will get a Title.
For Hebei, you receive the title "Hebei - Herald of Compassion" which gives you a slight stats increase of +20 HP Max, +1 AP and +1 Defense. If you continue to gain reputation, you can receive the "Hebei - Swordsman" title and the the stats increase will include all the previous with the addition of +1 Critstrike.
For screenshots of most of the titles from each region, check out the forum thread located here: http://hotk-forum.perfectworld.com/showthread.php?t=4151