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.

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 2 weeks (336 hours).

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.

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 (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

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
Hold tournament (small) 5
Hold tournament (medium) 10
Hold tournament (large) 25

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
Renown decay (this happens every 2 weeks) 0.5%
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