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Factional Standing: The standing command will let you know where you are in relationship to your chosen ethos. Factional standing is calculated by three factors: tithes, PKs, and NPC's. Rank: 'holywar rank' shows your factions rank in comparison to all other factions, the higher your rank the greater your exp bonus. Standing: `standing' shows your personal standing within your own faction. Tithes: At your temple, you may tithe money and or equipment to the Jihad, the more you tithe, the higher your faction rank, and the higher your personal standing. (See also: help temples) PKs: Every PK will advance both your faction rank, and standing. PK's of players above level 17 count a lot more and hero PKs can be worth 100's of points. NPCs: Every NPC you kill of a different faction increases your score by one. Some NPC's are worth more than one point but they are rare. If you kill an NPC of your own faction you lose 3x its value in points! To determine an NPC's faction, `consider TARG sizeup', if the NPC is of your faction, a message will print saying its of your faction, otherwise you will receive only the standard sizeup information Rank: These three factors, NPCs, tithes, and PK's will generate a Rank title for you, the higher your title, the greater the %bonus exp you will gain. This potentially can be 15% exp bonus. The rank of your Jihad will also add 1% for every rank from the bottom, so being #1 is worth 6% currently. Note: You must have minimal participation to gain the EXP and COMBAT bonuses, this generally translates out to having at least 1000 NPC kills, and 1M in tithes. EXP: The % bonus you gain from your Jihad standing. COMBAT: The combat bonus you gain for fighting members of other factions. You get a text message about your Jihad periodically when this bonus is engaged.