Execute Prisoners & Lords in Mount & Blade 2 Bannerlord

Execution is one of the options for dealing with prisoners in Mount & Blade 2 Bannerlord. It’s a quick and easy way to make sure someone won’t bother you anymore, but it’s not without cost. There will be consequences, and if you’re not interested in testing those out on your own skin, our execute prisoners & lords in Bannerlord guide will show you what happens when you decide to take drastic measures.

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Execute Prisoners & Lords in Mount & Blade 2 Bannerlord

Can you execute lords and nobles?

Yes, you can. In fact, it would appear this is the only kind of prisoner you can execute. It seems that your executioner has a rather developed pallete and won’t dull his axe on just anyone. If you want to do it, just go to the party screen and check out the prisoners tab. Select the lord in question and click the red skull and bones icon.

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What are the consequences of executing a lord?

For one, the lord will die. That much is obvious. Their entire family will harbor ill will towards you, and so will the rest of their faction. Your reputation will suffer, but there will be no gains. Apart from any satisfaction you may have felt.

There is one possible benefit, but it seems like it’s unintended and will be removed or fixed in the future. If you capture and execute all the lords of a faction, you’ll automatically get all their towns and castles. That seems like a fun way to spend a few afternoons.

Does executing a rebel lord decrease relations with other nobles?

It all depends on their relationship with the lord in question. Memebers of a faction will always be upset if you execute one of their own, and the same goes for family members. Others don’t seem to care much what you do with your political prisoners.

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    Bob Fingerbang

    What a detailed article :/. Thanks. I think people might want to know about the detrimental effects to their bloodsworn enemies. For example; how does recruiting a new vassal/lord in place of the old one affect the enemy nation? What happens to their fiefs/towns/castles? Do your own faction consider this a plus? How does the game generate new lords/vassals? Can you kill off main characters or the entirety of their family? Just some thoughts.

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