Renown will be earned by your character as you progress through the your gameplay. 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.

To see more detail info on gains and losses, check the tables below.

You do also lose renown over time, a 0.5% of your actual renown every week.

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 automatically. But if you lose renown, your prestige will be lowered by the same amount. Prestige can be exchanged to upgrade troops into KO troops (requires a fief with a KO chapter in it) or raise the strength of the Knights of any order (but you must own a fief with the desired order in order to upgrade them).

Minimum Renown Needed for...

Action Minimum Required
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 1000
Participate in feasts without vassalage   200
Lead a Claimant's rebellion 200
Join a Knighthood Order 500
Join a tournament 150
Scare off a Belligerent Drunk 1000

Gaining Renown

Action Result
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

Action Result
Lose the duel against the Snake Cult Sudden Attack 10
Murder any Unique Spawn 5
Retreating from a siege battle 20
Weekly renown decay (this happens every week) 0.5%