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Gaining Military Rank requires the help of a Contact who can offer such a promotion. Military Rank for Star Traders is honorary and does not confer any actual power in the Faction's military structure. However, it comes with a myriad of benefits.
There are 21 possible Military Ranks to gain. Once you have reached Rank 12, you are a highly decorated Captain and scrutiny on your actions increases. Any transgression that causes a loss of Reputation with the Faction may automatically cause you to lose a Military Rank.
Benefits of Military Rank[edit | edit source]
Increasing your standing in a Faction's military has many positive effects.
Mission Payment Bonus[edit | edit source]
All Faction-loyal Contacts honor your Military Rank by offering a +2% bonus to payment for missions.
Rank 4: Faction Ships[edit | edit source]
Once you carry Rank 4, you may purchase a faction-specific ship.
Negative Reputation[edit | edit source]
If your Reputation with the faction drops below 0, you are at risk of losing all grades of your Military Rank. For each additional transgression that causes Reputation loss below 0, you may lose a Rank grade. Only one Rank or Permit is lost per act that reduces your Reputation.