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Led by a battle-hardened Grineer deserter, the Steel Meridian fight a guerrilla war against a vast enemy. They are sworn protectors of what little remains of the colonies.

The Grineer are not often seen as valorous individuals, but time and again members of their leadership have displayed a certain code of honor. Members of Steel Meridian set aside their former allegiances to defend those who cannot defend themselves.

The Steel Meridian is one of the 6 main syndicates, led by a female Grineer defector identified as Cressia Tal. Comprised of ex-Grineer forces born with the genetic flaw enabling them to disobey the Grineer Queens, its goal is to protect and defend what their brothers and sisters would seek to destroy. They seek to undermine the entrenched beliefs of their race and weaken the Grineer's hold in the Origin System by liberating and defending human colonies, although it is unknown whether they are doing this just because of their intense desire to defy their masters or for some form of greater good. Although being separate from the Grineer, Steel Meiridan maintains use of most of their former Grineer technology and weaponry, as seen from their Vaykor signature weapon set and weapon augments.

Tenno who ally themselves with this Syndicate will receive unique Augment Mods for Steel Meridian’s favored weapons after obtaining the title of Protector. The weapons include Hek, Dual Cleavers, and Sobek.

The unique effect associated with the weapon mods from this syndicate is Justice.

After obtaining enough Standing to reach the title of General, Tenno can exchange Standing for Augment Mods for Steel Meridian’s favored Warframes, that include Atlas, Ember, Excalibur, Frost, Mesa, Nezha, Nova, Oberon, Rhino, and Saryn.

RanksEdit

Rank Title Sacrifice Benefits and Consequences Standing (Minimum to Maximum)
5 General TrinityPrime Trinity Prime Neuroptics Credits64‍ 500,000 Access to Warframe Augment Mods, Syndicate Weapons and Syndicate Syandana 0 to 132,000
4 Protector PrimeGalatine342 Galatine Prime Blade Credits64‍ 250,000 Access to Weapon Augment Mods and Orbiter Sculptures 0 to 99,000
3 Defender OrokinCatalyst64 Orokin Catalyst Credits64‍ 100,000 Access to Large Team Heal Restore Blueprint and Archwing Weapon components 0 to 70,000
2 Valiant Forma64 Forma Credits64‍ 50,000 Access to Syndicate Void Relic Pack, partial access to Archwing Weapon components 0 to 44,000
1 Brave Morphics64 2 Morphics Credits64‍ 30,000 Access to Roller Specter 0 to 22,000
0 Initiation Salvage64 1,000 Salvage Credits64‍ 10,000 Access to Steel Meridian Sigil 5,000
- Neutral Forma2 Forma Credits64‍ 50,000 - -5,000 to 5,000
-1 Outcast OrokinCatalyst64 Orokin Catalyst Credits64‍ 100,000 Hunted by Eximus Roller Squad -22,000 to 0
-2 Enemy - - Hunted by Eximus Roller Platoon -44,000 to 0

Offerings Edit

ReputationLarge
Rank 1: Brave
2,500 Standing
BallSpawnerRoller
ReputationLarge
Rank 1: Brave
2,500 Standing
FactionSigilRebelsLevel1
ReputationLarge
Rank 1: Brave
5,000 Standing
FactionSigilRebelsLevel2
ReputationLarge
Rank 1: Brave
7,500 Standing
FactionSigilRebelsLevel3
ReputationLarge
Rank 2: Valiant
20,000 Standing
VoidRelicPack
ReputationLarge
Rank 2: Valiant
20,000 Standing
Handle
ReputationLarge
Rank 2: Valiant
20,0000 Standing
Receiver
ReputationLarge
Rank 2: Valiant
20,000 Standing
Stock
ReputationLarge
Rank 2: Valiant
10,000 Standing
FactionSigilRebelsLevel4
ReputationLarge
Rank 2: Valiant
15,000 Standing
FactionSigilRebelsLevel5
ReputationLarge
Rank 3: Defender
Synofferboxbp
25,000 Standing
LargeTeamHealPack
ReputationLarge
Rank 3: Defender
12,000 Standing
FactionSigilRebelsLevel6
ReputationLarge
Rank 3: Defender
17,000 Standing
FactionSigilRebelsLevel7
ReputationLarge
Rank 3: Defender
20,000 Standing
GenericComponentLatch
ReputationLarge
Rank 3: Defender
20,000 Standing
Stock
ReputationLarge
Rank 4 : Protector
50,000 Standing
Insignia Sculpture
ReputationLarge
Rank 4: Protector
25,000 Standing
ScatteredJustice
ReputationLarge
Rank 4: Protector
25,000 Standing
JusticeBlades
ReputationLarge
Rank 4: Protector
25,000 Standing
ShatteringJustice
ReputationLarge
Rank 4: Protector
15,000 Standing
FactionSigilRebelsLevel8
ReputationLarge
Rank 4: Protector
20,000 Standing
FactionSigilRebelsLevel9
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
25,000 Standing
PathofStatuesMod
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
25,000 Standing
TectonicFracture
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
25,000 Standing
OreGaze
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
25,000 Standing
TitanicRumbler
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
25,000 Standing
FireballFrenzy2
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
25,000 Standing
FlashAccelerantMod
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
25,000 Standing
FireFright2
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
25,000 Standing
Firequake
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
25,000 Standing
SurgingDash2b
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
25,000 Standing
RadiantFinish3
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
25,000 Standing
FuriousJavelin2
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
25,000 Standing
ChromaticBladeMod
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
25,000 Standing
FreezeForce2b
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
25,000 Standing
IceWaveImpedance2
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
25,000 Standing
ChillingGlobe
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
25,000 Standing
IcyAvalancheMod
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
25,000 Standing
BallisticBullseye2
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
25,000 Standing
StaggeringShield
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
25,000 Standing
MuzzleFlash2
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
25,000 Standing
PyroclasticFlowMod
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
25,000 Standing
SafeguardMod
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
25,000 Standing
NeutronStar2
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
25,000 Standing
AntimatterAbsorbMod
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
25,000 Standing
EscapeVelocity
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
25,000 Standing
SmiteInfusion2
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
25,000 Standing
HallowedEruption2
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
25,000 Standing
PhoenixRenewalMod
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
25,000 Standing
HallowedReckoning
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
25,000 Standing
IroncladCharge2
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
25,000 Standing
IronShrapnel2
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
25,000 Standing
PiercingRoar
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
25,000 Standing
ReinforcingStompMod
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
25,000 Standing
VenomDose2
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
25,000 Standing
RegenerativeMolt2
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
25,000 Standing
ContagionCloud
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
30,000 Standing
FactionSigilRebelsLevel10
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
100,000 Standing
SMMarelok
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
125,000 Standing
SyndicateSMHek
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
125,000 Standing
SMSydon
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
100,000 Standing
SyndicateSMScarf
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
50,000 Standing
ArcaneDistiller
ReputationLarge
Rank 5: General
100,000 Standing
SceneMeridianGarrison

Quotes Edit

Rank Quotes:

  • "I was wrong about you. You're a hero to these people...and to me."
  • "This war's chewin' up the weak and innocent. No one stands up for them but Steel Meridian."
  • "Do not underestimate us."
  • "You've turned your back on a lot of innocent people Tenno, but what do you care."

Requesting sacrifice:

  • "Hey, are you gonna help these people out?"

Sacrifice Successful:

  • "Alright, I'm impressed. You might make a difference in people's lives after all."

Starting Syndicate Mission:

  • "Ok Tenno, a lot of people are depending on you to get this done."

When Sending Death Squad:

  • "Maybe this will change your mind."
  • "You've forced our hand today."

When Selling Offerings:

  • "Anything you need, Tenno?"
  • "Here's what we can do for you."
  • "All right, what can we help you with?"

When Purchasing an Item:

  • "I hope you put it to good use."
  • "All right, but you owe us!"
  • "Hope it helps."

Trivia

  • According to Cephalon Cordylon, whilst Steel Meridian's and The Perrin Sequence's ideology do not conflict, their differing methods of resolving conflict does -- one by force and the other by diplomacy which is the main cause of the negative alignment of both parties, although this may also be attributed from the years of xenophobic culture adapted from the Grineer, a form of hate which cannot be alleviated with words alone.
  • New Loka's beliefs is what may have put them at opposition with the Steel Meridian, as they do not see Grineer to be of true humanity, a stigma dating back to the Orokin Empire. This is shown through one of Amaryn's quotes during The Silver Grover quest, stating that "the rest of the Earth is polluted by the monstrosities of [the Orokin's] genetic tinkering", slightly hinting to the fact she knows about the Grineer Queens' origins
  • On the other hand, Steel Meridian and Red Veil's alliance seems to signify a "sword-and-shield" relationship; The Red Veil seeks out to purge the Origin System of evil, cutting down those who dare harm whom the Steel Meridian guards.
  • After you complete A Man of Few Words, Clem sometimes replaces the Grineer collecting Insignias in the Steel Meridian room.
  • Following Operation: Rathuum in Update 18.10, the name of Steel Meridian's leader is Cressa Tal.
    • This may indicate some correlation between her and Shik Tal, due to their identical surnames.
    • Operation: Rathuum's announcement incorrectly called her Cressa Mal.
    • Cressia Tal, and indirectly Steel Meridian is the first syndicate to openly support the Tenno in a regular conflict in the Star Chart, mainly a bossfight. Ergo Glast and The Perrin Sequence follows this trend as with the new Ambulas rework.


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