Every action you carry out could potentially have an effect upon your relationship with each of the cities in Elysium, or the demons of Hades. The Emperors of each of the cities may also choose to favour you, or condemn your actions. This will have a large effect on how you are viewed by the citizens of the city they rule. Should you have a very bad relationship with a city, the Emperor may choose to pardon your actions, such that the city thereafter views you indifferently. By being favoured, you will gain benefits when dealing with them, whereas being disliked may result in a very hostile welcome.
Viewing Your Current Standing
To see where you stand with each of the cities, or Hades, type 'relations'. You will be shown how each city (and Hades) feels about you. The following are the possible feelings that Karinthia might have, from the worst to the best possible relation:
How Your Standing Effects You
Should you be well liked in a city, you will be treated kindly by the population of that city, and citizens will be able to view your status of liked by typing 'rwho'. Despised people are also shown on 'rwho'. You will also be charged differently in shops depending upon how the population thinks of you. Below is a table showing the possible relations you might have with a city, and the price you would pay for an item which has a 100 gold price on it, where the discount set by the city is 10%:
As a side note, if the city you belong to is at war with the city you are attempting to purchase goods from, you will not be served by the shop keepers of that city.
Seeing Those Well Liked or Despised
Let's say you are a member of Thul'mar, and wish to see those players online that are at the extremes of the relations system. You can do this by typing 'rwho'. It will list all those who your city likes, and those it despises:
Altering Your Relations
Much of how you can improve or destroy your relations with a city is common sense, but here are a few possible methods: