One of the first tasks while playing will be to join a faction. By doing so you will get access to very powerful combat styles and skills. Still a Sorcerer will have access to basic close combat skills, but you will not be able to master skills of other factions!
The different Factions
You will be able to decide between Bandits, Sorcerer and Guards. The Bandits live in a swamp close to the volcano, Guards are living in a castle on the northern side of the volcano while the sorcerer teach their ancient spells in the harbour city. You will face very different attitudes and quests and find a different game experience depending on the faction you choose.
Bandits use a bow, dagger and dirty tricks to kill their enemies. They are skilled in deadly alchemy and stealth combat while also being very agile. They live as assassins and are feared among the rich seeking for power and influence as tools of death.
Warriors are walking tanks, they fight with big two-handed weapons or one-handed weapons and shields. They are very strong and noble fighters willing to take one or the other hit to protect the innocent and serve the kingdom.
The last factions, Sorcerers, are skilled and educated, they dedicate their lifes to science and the ancient tradition of magic to be able to cast powerful spells and create scrolls which inherit the spells nature. Some of the closest adviser of the king are sorcerer as they are trained in tactics and diplomacy. However they do not only trust in their powerfull spells. Some Sorcerer are also very skilled fighters with their staffs giving enemies a rough time in close combat.