Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord — How to Execute Prisoners

Here's how to execute prisoners or recruit prisoners in Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord.

As you play Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord, your party and your power will grow and your power. You will take part in many battles, and, by proxy, take a lot of prisoners into your dungeon. Though you will need to know how to execute prisoners in Bannerlord, some prisoners can be very useful.

Below we'll go over how to both execute and recruit prisoners. 

How to Execute Prisoners

When you win a battle in Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord, you are given two options: either take your enemies as prisoners or grant them mercy. You can choose whichever you want, but it is highly recommended to take them as your prisoners and dump them in your prison.

Doing so will allow you to either execute them or recruit them. An execution will negatively influence your reputation and decrease relationships with the enemy clan.

Reputation decreases regardless of how many prisoners you decide to execute, but If you still wish to execute your prisoners, follow these steps:

  1. Open the city menu
  2. Select "Go to the keep"
  3. Select "Go to the dungeon"
  4. Select "Manage prisoners"
  5. Click on the name of the prisoner you wish to execute
  6. Press the "Execute" button
  7. Confirm execution

After a short cutscene, the prisoner's head will roll. Repeat this for every other prisoner you wish to execute.

How to Recruit Prisoners

Before deciding whether to execute a prisoner or not, it is recommended to check the facts sheet for the given prisoner in the game's Encyclopedia, which can be accessed by pressing the "N" key.

Check to see if the prisoner might fit your party, taking into account their skill base. Then recruit them into your party.

Follow these steps to recruit a prisoner:

  1. Open the city menu
  2. Select "Go to the keep"
  3. Select "Go to the dungeon"
  4. Select "Manage prisoners"
  5. Click on the name of the prisoner you wish to recruit
  6. Press the "Recruit" button

Remember that you will only have this option if you have free slots in your party. If your party is already full, you will not be able to recruit prisoners.

---

That's all on how to execute and recruit prisoners in Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord. For other Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord guides, check out the list below:

Correspondent

Sergey has been a freelancer in the video games industry for more than five years, writing for various publications around the world. His favorite games are MtG, Dark Souls, Diablo, and Divinity: Original Sin. Sergey doesn't own consoles because a PC is all he needs.

Published Apr. 8th 2020

Cached - article_comments_article_65935
Related
More Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord Content