Creating your own kingdom in Mount & Blade 2 Bannerlord is one of the ultimate goals of the game, and is a long and arduous process, during which you’ll have to choose which side you want to be aligned with. Since all players are working towards this, we’ve put together our How to Create Kingdom in Mount & Blade 2 Bannerlord guide to show you the steps necessary to achieve your own kingdom. Beware, there will be some light late-game spoilers. We’ll also be discussing who you should give the Dragon Banner to in Bannerlord, and what that choice means. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Mount & Blade 2 Bannerlord – How to Make Your Own Kingdom?
To create your own kingdom in Mount & Blade 2 Bannerlord, you first have to push through the main story quests until you get and complete the Neretzes’s Folly quest. This mission requires you to find and speak with ten Nobles, and they are scattered all across the map. It’s gonna take you some time. After that, you’ll get a series of quests that will lead you to three Dragon Banner pieces. Once you have those, you’ll have a choice of who you’re going to give the banner to, Arzagos or Istiana (more on that in a bit).
Whichever faction you choose to give the Dragon Banner to, the rest of the process is relatively the same. You’ll have to gather 100 Soldiers, a Clan of level 3, and, naturally, make your own settlement. At the end of all of this, you’ll have your own kingdom, and that’s basically a wrap on the main story, more or less. However, it’s not at all the end of the game. When you have your kingdom, you can engage in diplomacy or war with others, raise your influence, etc. It’s almost like a new game with in the game.
Dragon Banner to Arzagos or Istiana – Who to Give Dragon Banner to in Bannerlord?
Whether you give the Dragon Banner to Arzagos or Isitania depends on whether you want to destroy the Empire or support it. Gameplay-wise, it’s more or less the same. You’ll still have to collect men, make your settlement, etc. The only difference, albeit a major one, is whether or not you want to side the Empire. So, here are the basics of this choice.
If you choose to give the Dragon Banner to Isitania, you’ll have the choice of either creating your own, new faction, or support an existing one. What you choose here is ultimately up to you. However, if you’re gunning to be a ruler, you should naturally opt to make your own faction. This is not strictly a kingdom, but it’s close enough.
If, on the other hand, you choose Arzagos, you’ll be given the choice to either form your own non-Empire kingdom, or support an existing one. It’s pretty obvious what you have to do here if you want to rule your own turf. Just keep in mind that the Empire will probably not be overly delighted with this new development.