I split this off since it’s a somewhat different question (and that thread is a year and a half old). For the original context, look here: Scope of Circles for Vaylen Characters
There’s two things to keep in mind here:
- Reputations and Affiliations aren’t tied to a single setting, so a Dregus from the Theocracy setting can use their +1D affiliation and +1D reputation from Dregutai with people in other settings that they passed through (if appropriate).
- The Vaylen setting is weird. In my mind all lifepaths in the Vaylen setting occupy two settings: Vaylen (since it’s the Outcast setting for wormy folk), and conditional membership in the Human setting that the lifepath implies membership with.
An example on the second point: Captain and Commander are the Vaylen “pretending to be a Hammer/Anvil Lord” lifepaths. I would allow a Vaylen Commander to circle up someone who an Anvil Lord would know in their professional life (other Anvil Lords, their subordinate Executive Officers, etc). I wouldn’t allow them to circle up a Justicar who had served in the military. This is a bit of a drift from the hard-line rules interpretation which bans characters from using their circles when finding people outside of their lifepath settings. Scope of the Circles (page 346) allows for some leeway and interpretation, which I take in order to keep from hamstringing characters.
All that said, Gooderguy (and my) suggestions from the earlier thread are the main ways the opposition (Vaylen or Human) get their stuff, though that doesn’t apply exactly to your situation.