In Scythe the player can take on one of five factions - the Saxony Empire, the Crimean Khanate, the Rusviet Union, the Polania Republic or the Nordic Kingdom. Each faction has its own unique ability. The player can check it by clicking on the faction icon on the top left of the screen. Each faction has its own hidden objectives. The player can find out about his faction's goals by clicking the dove icon.