For all who wants to know how the faction skills work, I report an old jstkdn post:
Hypotism: each case some suspects you can hypnotize in giving more suspects. Which means you have to ask less questions to the suspects.
Pugilism: enhances tough.
Pick pocketing: allows you to keep the money of the client is the guilty one.
Surveillance: you can hide outside of one suspects house, and sometimes get the answer to an extra question.
Underworld connection: for that escaped suspect thing.
Safe cracking: only useful if you are in an agency. Allows you to take the last key in treasure hunts that involves keys.
A big "thank you" to jstkdn for this.
Gopher to the Sleuth Gods
Pickpocketing- Dies Arcanum Brotherhood- New York + Delhi
Hypnotism- Order of Socrates- New York + Shanghai
Safecracking- La Cosa Nostra- New York + London
Underworld Connections- Eastern Triads- London + Shanghai
Surveillance- Circle of Light- Delhi + Shanghai
Pugilism- The Green Hand- Delhi + London
Hostage Negotiations- Tea Steepers- Shangra La
Trap Detection- Tigers- Shangri La