Honor acts like karma in Calradia; virtuous deeds increase your honor whilst unethical deeds decrease it, resulting in correspondingly positive or negative consequences.
Your character's honor starts at 0, and can range from -99 to +99 (except in Warband where the range is greater).
Honor affects your interactions with other lords and causes certain events. A high honor can increase the likelihood of a mercenary accepting an offer, or of you being elected as marshall. In Warband some lords will like you for having positive or negative honor; every 3 points in honor will increase or reduce your relation score by 1 (although the latter has small effect due to negative relationship repairing over time). Low honor can result in a bounty being placed on your head or a war being declared on your faction.
Unlike Controversy, honor will not change due to the passing of time.
The following actions will increase your honor:
|Decline reward for defeating bandits after training peasants||+1|
|Defeat bandits at village during infestation||+1|
|Accept reward after dueling for a lady||+1|
|Accepting blame during intrigue against a lord quest||+1|
|Allow prisoner lord to go free after battle||+2|
|Release an imprisoned lord from another's castle or town||+2|
|Refuse reward after dueling for a lady||+2|
|Rejecting quest to incriminate a lord||+2|
|Allow defeated lord to go free after battle||+3|
|Failing to incriminate a lord||+3|
|Refusing to sacrifice to incriminate a lord||+3|
|Refuse reward for killing a fugitive||+3|
|Refuse reward after persuading lords to make peace||+3|
|Select noble background during Character creation||+3|
The following actions will decrease your honor:
|Attacking a faction without provocation while faction leader||-1|
|Reject ransom for imprisoned lord||-1|
|Confirm ransom demand for captured lady||-2|
|Deflecting blame during intrigue against a lord quest||-2|
|Raid / Loot and Destroy a village whose faction you are not at war with||-2|
|Attack a vassal while you or your faction is not at war with him||-2|
|Cause provocation to start a war||-5|
|Failing while dueling for a lady||-5|
|Breaking a truce while faction leader||-5|
|Failing to join a faction during join faction quest||-5|
|Incriminate a lord||-10|
|Abandon the cause of a claimant||-20|