Renown will be earned by your character as you progress through your gameplay. Your character's renown is basically how well known you are throughout Pendor. The other lords and rulers also have renown, which over time, assuming you are relatively successful, you will surpass.
Renown is important, as it affects a number of things, such as party size and whether you can join a faction or a tournament. And some more, you can see these in the first table below. For the player, every 25 points of renown increases the party size by 1.
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 lose renown over time, a 0.5% of your actual renown every 2 weeks (336 hours). Also, the more Renown you have, the more difficult it becomes to accumulate. At the beginning of each battle, there is a "Renown value" shown, which is the base amount you would gain for winning. For every 200 Renown you currently have (rounded down), the amount of Renown you gain for winning is reduced by 1. For instance, if you have over 1200 renown, then you will not gain any Renown for winning a battle with a Renown value of 6 or less.
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...
|Become a Lord (male vassal)||150|
|Become a Lady (female vassal)||200|
|Own a fief as a female vassal||500|
|Woo, ask for, and marry a Lady||1/2 the renown of the Guardian for approval|
|Become a Marshal||750|
|Participate in feasts without vassalage||200|
|Start a Claimant's rebellion||200|
|Join a Knighthood Order||500|
|Join a tournament||150|
|Scare off a Belligerent Drunk ("Do you know who I am?")||1000|
|Get the "Hero of Pendor" achievement (+1 Charisma)||5000|
|Get the "Lion of Pendor" achievement (+2 Charisma)||7500|
|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|
|Hold tournament (small)||5|
|Hold tournament (medium)||10|
|Hold tournament (large)||25|
|Lose the duel against the Snake Cult Sudden Attack||10|
|Murder any Unique Spawn||5|
|Retreating from a siege battle||20|
|Renown decay (this happens every 2 weeks)||0.5%|