How to Create a Kingdom in Mount and Blade: Bannerlord (2022)

Mount and Blade: Bannerlord is an RPG strategy game where you lead a party of warriors on the battlefield. With many different kingdoms waging war against each other, you will find some surprising results in this medieval sandbox. The player has the ability to join one of these factions or start their own kingdom in the game.

This guide will show you how to create your very own kingdom in Mount and Blade: Bannerlord. Since a recent update to the game,there are a few extra step to achieve this task. At the end of this guide you will be able to start your own kingdom in Sandbox mode.


Starting a Kingdom in Sandbox

This guide will mainly focus on starting a kingdom in the sandbox version of the game. In the regular single-player version there is a quest-line focusing on collecting pieces of a dragon banner which will end up in the player starting their own kingdom. That is pretty straightforward. In sandbox mode, the player will have a bit more freedom. Creating a kingdom is a little more confusing.

To create your own kingdom in Bannerlord, you will have to meet a few different requirements:

  • Reach Clan level 4
  • Hold their own fief
  • Have at least 1 companion

Once you have the following things creating a kingdom is pretty straightforward. If you already have all of the above requirements you can skip to this part of the page which will show you how to start a kingdom through dialogue.


Reaching Clan Level 4 and Taking a Fief

First of all, taking a fief will be no easy task, especially if you are on your own. You will need to amass a decent size army or wait until another clan has just taken over a castle. This is because to begin with they will be pretty badly defended.

You will first need to take at least one fief before you can start a kingdom

Another popular method of taking your first fief is to join an existing kingdom and them once you are awarded with a castle for your services, leave the kingdom and keep the fief. The members of that faction will dislike you for doing this, but it is probably the easiest way to get a castle or town in Bannerlord.

Once you have your own fief and are not apart of any kingdom, you are able to start creating your own kingdom.


How to Create a Kingdom in Bannerlord

Now that you have your own fief and area at clan level 4 you are able to start your very own kingdom! To do this, you want to head over to your owned fief. Once you are there, select the option Manage Town. (This will be Manage Castle if this is a castle fief.)

At this screen you can see a box in the top right reading Governor. Once you click on this box you will have to select one of your companions to be the governor of this town. You also have the option to choose from two random NPCs which are just nobles of the town. Whoever you choose will remain governor of the town and won’t be able to fight in your party unless you take them back out again and replace them with another NPC.

Once you have an NPC as a governor you are able to start the dialogue to create a kingdom.


Creating a Kingdom Through Governor Dialogue

First, go to any fief you own where there is a governor stationed. You will have to start talking to your governor in order to create a kingdom. To do this, visit the town. Once you Head to the Keep you will see the governor’s portrait at the top of the screen with any other NPCs currently in the keep. Left-click on this portrait and select the option Talk. You will begin a dialogue with your governor.

You will then have to select the option along the lines of “It is time to take a momentous step….”

Following this dialogue you will have the ability to finally create your own kingdom and hire whichever vassals you please. You will not have to fight to become the leader of this kingdom, you will be king by default. To keep a strong kingdom, you will have to convince lords to join your kingdom and fight with you.


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