Characters or NPCs are the various non-player characters populating the world of Underrail.
Most friendly and neutral characters have dialogue and even minor characters have some in form of floating text. Some characters have quests for the player, and some also provide special services to the player and others - for example trading, healing and fast travel between distant areas (boat ferry).
The attitude of a character (or a creature) towards the player is shown in their name bar color.
|Ally||Allied character will usually fight alongside you, but may not always be hostile towards the same factions as the player.|
|Friendly||Friendlies. Usually animals such as dogs, or rathounds while wearing Rathound Regalia.|
|Neutral||Neither friendly or unfriendly.|
|Unfriendly||Not openly hostile, but might get provoked easily and turn hostile.|
|Hostile||Openly hostile, trying to kill you.|
|Object||Cameras, explosive barrels and other objects with hit points.|
Note that characters will turn hostile if the player causes damage to them. This includes indirect sources, such as walking into ground fire from a Molotov Cocktail the player previously threw. The main exceptions to this are governed by Zone Control rules.