Renown is an important statistic in Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord. It is an indicator of your power in the world, how far your fame has reached, and your status. How renown works in Bannerlord has changed from previous games, and it is now a clan statistic, not a character statistic.
To check your renown, you will need to click on the Clans tab on the bottom left of the screen. This will open up the Clan page, and you can check your renown by hovering the mouse over the Clan Tier in the top right.
You can gain renown in many ways. The most obvious is by winning battles. The higher the difficulty of the fight, and the greater the enemy forces, the more renown you can earn.
You can also earn renown by winning tournaments at the Arena in any large city. Just click on “Go to the arena,” then “join the tournament” to take part.
Completing quests for other characters is an excellent way to earn renown. When you visit a new city or town, check the list of NPCs in the top right of the screen. Anyone with a question mark has a quest that you can complete for renown and improved diplomacy with their clan or faction.
Renown will also be tied into being able to hire certain troops or take part in certain activities in the game, so grinding renown is as important for your campaign as getting lots of gold.