Iron Republic safe conduct

Can anyone help me reach the Iron Republic?

I’m really confused by the marks of credit I need for this. My Counting the Days quality only seems to inch up - are there any reliable methods for increasing it or it is going to take me years to get there?!

If you’re closest to the Great Game, you can farm CtD without any card; here’s the wiki link.
Otherwise, check that page and see what options you’ll have available for any level. It’s generally best to have some menaces.

Brilliant, thank you! Making much better progress now. By sheer good fortune, that is indeed who I am closest to.