Everything about being a knight is about collecting Glory. Knights collect Glory for doing anything that's knightly.
The basic Glory levels were omitted from the basic rule book. Here they are, expanded to include the levels that really successful player knights reach. (This table is derived from a similar example developed by DKPseude at the WW Pendragon Forum..
0 Glory = non-nobles. Only noble men and women have Glory
Compare that to Average
Ordinary knights, without the motivation, luck or oversight that a player knight has, naturally get less Glory. How fast is their advancement? Starting player knights are vassals, and I’ll use of them as the comparison. Knights start with 1000 Glory. Regular Annual Glory: One ordinary event (10), 3 Traits over 15 (50), Manor (6) = 66 One-time Events, over lifetime: Marry (500), witness great events, (25x4), 3 small battles (300), Tournaments, hunts, etc. (100) = 1000.
I will assume a lifetime of 45 years as a knight (i.e. dies at age 65), or 45x66 = 2970 + 1000 = 3970, which I’ll call 4000.
So the average knight dies with 5000 Glory, Notable in his home region. He would have become “Proven” at around age 40.
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