Renown will be earned by your character as you progress through the Mount&Blade games. Your character's renown is basically how well known they are throughout Pendor. The other lords and rulers also have renown, which over time, assuming you are relatively successful, you will surpass.
You can gain renown in a number of ways:
- Winning battles - The more the odds are stacked against you, the more renown you will earn, up to a maximum of 220 per battle.
- Winning Tournaments.
- Completing Quests.
- Holding successful Feasts.
- Releasing captured Noldor Maiden Ranger, Noldor Noble and Noldor Twilight Knight.
- As a female character, countering remarks from lords. However, depending on their personalities, you may lose relation and some will want to duel you, or even worse, send their army at you. Others will admire your quick tongue and you will gain relation. To avoid their army attacking you, it is suggested to do the speech in castle/city, this way, the most this can trigger is a duel.
You can also lose renown over time by not doing any or enough of the above.
Renown is important, as it affects a number of things, such as whether you can join a faction. The base requirement to join a faction is 150, or 200 if your character is female. To be able to help a claimant gain control of one of the factions, you need 200 renown. A female character will need 700 renown to own a fief. Renown heavily affects your party size.
The more Renown you have, the more difficult it becomes to maintain and accumulate. At the beginning of each battle, there is a "Renown value" shown, the higher your actual renown, the less renown you'll get for a same battle. This reduction (i.e. your current Renown / 200, rounded down) is also the amount of Renown you lose at the end of each week.
Prestige is directly obtained from renown, for each renown point you get, you'll get another of prestige. Prestige won't decay like renown, but it can be exchanged to upgrade troops into KHO troops (requires a fief with a KHO chapter in it).
Minimum Renown Needed for... Edit
|Become a Lord or Lady||160|
|Woo, ask for, and marry a Lady||1/2 the renown of the Guardian for approval|
|Become a Marshal|
|Participate in feasts without vassalage||200|
|Lead a Claimant's rebellion||200|
|Join a Knighthood Order||500|
|Join a tournament||150|
Gaining Renown Edit
|Successfully assaulted Snake Cult Stronghold||100|
|Telling an Unique Spawn to never come back again||5|
|Won the duel against the Snake Cult Sudden Attack||10|
|Win a fight (result's value depends on the strength of both armies)||0 to 220|
|Win a tournament||20|
Losing Renown Edit
|Lose the duel against the Snake Cult Sudden Attack||10|
|Murder any Unique Spawn||5|
|Weekly renown drop||0.5%|