Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord — How to Start Your Own Kingdom

Learn how to start your own Mount and Blade 2 kingdom with the help of our kingdom guide.

It's a lot of fun playing casually Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord, but if you really want to experience the full range of what the game has to offer, then you should start your own Mount and Blade 2 kingdom. 

However, be prepared to spend a lot of hours preparing all the necessary pieces. Follow the steps below to become a king of your own.

How to Start Your Own Kingdom

1. Talk to the Nobles

The first and most important task you must complete is the main storyline quest "Neretzes's Folly." This quest requires you locate and talk to at least 10 nobles.

There are obviously a lot more nobles in the game, and some of them will be your enemies by the time you complete this quest. But if you can find 10 friendly nobles, then you will take your first step towards forming your own kingdom.

Here is the list of the best nobles you can talk to during the Neretzes's Folly quest, with their respective locations:

  1. Derthert (Vlandia)
  2. Raganvad (Sturgia)
  3. Olek (Sturgia)
  4. Melidir (Battania)
  5. Ergeon (Battania)
  6. Unqid (Aserai)
  7. Mesui (Khuzait)
  8. Lucon (North Empire)
  9. Rhagaea (South Empire)
  10. Garios (West Empire)

When you're done talking to the 10 nobles, you can move onto the second stage of forming your own kingdom in Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord.

2. Assemble the Dragon Banner

"Assemble the Dragon Banner" is another quest that will appear in your quest log right after you complete Neretzes's Folly.

During this step, you need to talk to Istiana and Arzagos. Istiana can be found in Epicrotea, and Arzagos can be found in Marunath.

Each will give you a location of a hideout. Go to the markers on the map and win the battles there. After you win both, you will be given the pieces of the Dragon Banner, which can be now used to form your own kingdom.

Now, if you want to create an non-imperial kingdom, which is entirely independent from other factions, go back to Azragos. If you want to create an imperial kingdom and support an existing faction, go back to Istiana.

In either case, tell them that you want to create your own kingdom by following these dialogue choices:

  1. "I have gathered all pieces of Dragon Banner"
  2. "How can I create my own kingdom?"
  3. "Thank you."

When this step is done, you will have a new quest in your log according to your choice, which will finally allow you to create your own kingdom.

3. Start Your Own Kingdom

This new quest will bring you to the last step of kingdom formation. Here you need to complete the following actions:

  1. Reach clan Tier 3
  2. Gather 100 troops
  3. Be an independent clan
  4. Own a settlement

Once all four requirements have been fulfilled, a new kingdom tab will appear in your game menu. Now you can either start diplomatic relationships with other kingdoms or conquer their lands by waging wars.


That's all on how to start your own kingdom in Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord. For more Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord guides, check out the list below:


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.

Published Apr. 9th 2020

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