Honour is one of the most vital elements of the game in Stronghold 2. Nearly everything you do in the game requires honour and generally it can only be gained by doing the things below. If you are playing as a rank lower than Duke, then you will need honour to get promoted. You can view an overview of all your honour gained by clicking the book on the right side of your screen then clicking the crown icon in the sidebar. Honour is used much more in Stronghold 2 than in Stronghold Legends, and in fact is even used for training most troops in the game, as well as for promotions.
The main ways honour can be gained are shown below.
Feasts are prepared in the Lord's Kitchen and are delivered to your keep by Pages. You can view the honour to be given for the next feast by left clicking on the Lord's Kitchen. This will also show you the number of guests expected and the total amount of food available, and the amount of honour you will receive is pre-determind by the amount of food available. The more food available, the more guests, thus meaning more honour is given. One other factor that will help is your keep size - the larger your keep the more guests you can have. For example, a Grand Keep will allow 9 guests, but a Wooden Keep will only allow 2 guests. The foods eaten here are Vegetables from the Vegetable Garden, Eels/Geese from the Eel Pond, Pigs from the Pig Farm and Wine from the Vineyard. You will also get a +10 bonus if you have the Musician's Guild. You can view how many months it is until the next feast by left clicking on your keep.
Dancing will give you 200 honour, and is not that hard to acheieve. However, it will require a Bedchamber, Weaver's Workshop, Lord's Kitchen and Sheep Farm to be built first. Cloth is made by the Weaver from Wool taken from the stockpile delivered by the Shepard. After, Pages from the Lord's Kitchen take it to the Bedchamber and the Lady makes dresses. Once four have been made a dance is held raising your honour.
You can gain honour from the Monastery by Monks creating manuscripts. They do this automatically, and each one takes approximately 2 game years to produce. Once made, they will be delivered to your keep and you will get a +5 honour bonus for each manuscript. In addition, the Warrior Monk and Fighting Monk are recruited from here.
The Jousting Field will produce a large amount of honour on a regular basis. Each month the Jousting Field is constructed, it will give you 20 honour. It will also have a large effect on your popularity.
Though very expensive, Statues generate a very high and constant amount of honour.