If you want a become an official member of a kingdom, you can join them by becoming a vassal. Check out this guide to find out how to become a vassal in Mount & Blade II Bannerlord. With this you will actually have a voice when it comes to politics in a kingdom.
How To Become A Vassal In Mount & Blade 2 BannerlordIn order to become a vassal in Mount & Blade II Bannerlord, you must first become a mercenary of a kingdom. This is pretty easy to do, go find a lord in a castle and ask to join them as a mercenary. You are then fighting for that kingdom, but you aren’t part of the kingdom. As you fight more and more, you earn more renown and people start to know who you are in the kingdom you joined. I joined a faction mid war so I had a ton of battles thrown at me. After awhile of fighting and raising you influence, you can go to a castle or castle town and speak to the lord there. Tell them you wish to become more then a mercenary and become a vassal. They will direct you towards the faction leader.
You will have to find he faction leader, which sucks if they are at war because they move around so often. When you do finally find the leader, ask them to become a vassal, and if you have done enough for the kingdom, they will accept you gladly. This is a bond much greater than the merc contract, leaving your kingdom now will have much higher penalties. However as a vassal you will now have the right to own land and use your influence to propose votes and raise armies for the kingdom. We have a guide on how to raise influence here if you need help with that.
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