We will not have the kind of faction system some other MMO's have, where your standing improves with certain groups by grinding mobs.
Instead you can change the reception from certain NPC's by changing how you dress. Get the same clothing that a certain sect or group wears, and they might treat you differently, sometimes thinking that you are one of them. I don't want to say too much, but doing this might help you in some quests.
You could also be treated differently by certain NPC’s by doing quests that somehow affect them, but not through a faction system.
Forums, 22nd August 2005 (Attila)
Races are not sides and as such PvP is not race versus race.
Forums, 4th November 2005 (Athelan)
Factions are not a major part of Conan. We use them only for social bending of rules (e.g. dressing up to get into shops for rich patrons, etc).
Ogaming, 20th January 2006 (Gaute Godager)