Note: Zeny and Item totals are ONLY FOR BASIC RANKING.
One day King Tristan III discovered that the royal treasury was running low. Being far too generous to raise taxes, the king decided that he would give generous adventurers who donated enough noble status.
The treasury won't accept mere zeny, however. In order to donate, you need to make an item called Royal Gold Bullion. 50 bullion will you get you the Basic Nobility (Sir or Lady) ranking. 200 bullion will get you the Intermediate Nobility (Baronet or Baronetess) ranking. You can go beyond 200 bullion and try to compete for higher ranks. Once your character is a noble he/she will always be a noble, and once you reach Baronet/Baronetess, you will never fall below that rank. Nobility is character bound and you cannot transfer the gem to other characters. Also, only the noble character will have access to the palettes and hair styles.
There are two ways you can make Royal Gold Bullion: The Goldsmith and/or The Alchemist. You don't have to pick just one method, you can do both.
If you have a lot of zeny to spend and aren't one to farm for items, you'll want to seek out the Alchemist in Al De Baran. You can find him on the far east side of town (aldebaran 246, 139).
To actually see him, you'll need to spin your camera counter-clockwise because he's hiding under an arch.
After listening to him try a bit too hard to be mysterious with talks of destiny, choose the "I want become noble" option. He'll ask you for 500,000 zeny per bullion.
If you choose to get all 50 of your bullion from the alchemist, it will add up to 25,000,000 zeny.
If you prefer to farm for items and spend less actual zeny, then you'll want to see the Goldsmith in Morroc. There is a building in the southwest (bottom left) corner of town where you can find him.
Enter the building and go downstairs. The Goldsmith is in the back to the left of the stairs (morroc_in 63,40)
Talk to him and pick "Can you make Bullion?" He'll tell you he can if you give him 3 gold and 25,000 zeny (per bullion)
You can get gold from:
If you get all 50 of your bullion from him it will add up to to 150 gold and 1,250,000 zeny.
Becoming a Noble
After you get your bullion, go visit the Royal Treasurer inside Prontera Castle to turn them in. You can find the castle on the very north end of Prontera.
Walk inside and walk 3 maps north. Once on the third map, walk to the left side of the room and you should see the king standing on a platform with a few NPCs next to him. The treasurer is standing to the right of the platform (prt_castle 87, 163)
Talk to him to turn in your bullion. You do not have to turn in all 50 at once. Once you have reached 50, he will tell you to speak to the king (prt_castle 80, 169)
After you speak to the king he will make a server-wide announcement declaring you of noble blood. He will also grant you your nobility gem as a symbol of your noble status.
Click here to see the gem's stats.
You may choose a stat bonus for your gem. You can also change the gem's stat bonus at any time by talking to the king. You may only choose 1 stat bonus (unless you achieve a higher rank).
Stat Bonus Options:
- Strength: (+1 STR)
- Agility (+2 AGI)
- Vitality (+3 VIT)
- Intelligence (+1 INT)
- Dexterity (+1 DEX)
- Luck (+4 LUK)
- Fleeing ability (+6 Flee)
- Amazing dodge (+2 Perfect Dodge)
- Magical resistance (+4 MDEF)
- Critical ability (+4 Critical Hit)
- Health (+250 HP, Also affected by % modifying gear)
- Spiritual energy (+75 SP, Also affected by % modifying gear)
- Homicidal tendency (+5% damage to demi-human)
Along with the Nobility Gem, you also unlock 4 exclusive palettes: Royal Robe, Blue Royal, Silvery, and Crimson & Gold. You can access them via Styla under "Exclusives".
|Royal Robes||Blue Royal||Silvery||Crimson & Gold|
As a noble, you also get access to 2 exclusive hairstyles! They are available from Styla in all of heRO's hair colors. Like all of the other custom hairstyles, they will require a haircut coupon to obtain.
|Female Version 1||Female Version 2|
|Male Version 1||Male Version 2|
In addition to the above, the nobles also have their very own subforum on heRO Forums. To gain access, just send a Support Ticket to the GMs with your noble character's name and your forum name.
After obtaining the basic rank, you may choose to donate even more bullion. When you have donated a total of 200 bullion, you will gain the intermediate rank of Baronet (males) or Baronetess (females). If you continue to donate bullion beyond 200, you can compete to be among the Top 10 donaters and earn a higher ranking. With higher ranks, your gem changes color and gains more effects.
When you reach a higher ranking, the king will make a server-wide announcement.
Each rank has a different color and additional effects, which are as follows (in order from lowest rank to highest):
- Baronet/Baronetess -> Baronetcy Gem (0 Def & 2 Bonuses)
- 7th~10th Baron/Baroness -> Barony Gem (1 Def & 2 Bonuses)
- 4th~6th Count/Countess -> County Gem (2 Def & 2 Bonuses)
- 2nd~3rd Duke/Duchess -> Duchy Gem (3 Def & 2 Bonuses)
- 1st Prince/Princess -> Principality Gem (3 Def, 1 Mdef & 2 Bonuses)
The color of text is the color your gem will become. You CANNOT choose the same stat twice. If you're kicked out of your ranking, your gem color will change and you will lose the additional stat bonuses that came with that ranking. However, it is not possible to fall below the rank of Baronet/Baronetess once you have achieved it.
To check who the Top 10 Nobles are, talk to the Nobility Herald found in Prontera, Geffen, Al De Baran, Morroc, Izlude, and Payon. He is usually located near the Kafra, Warp, and Healer NPCs. In Prontera he stands by the Toolshop.
Monthly Nobility Rewards
Via the nobility herald the nobles can collect monthly rewards. Speak to any Nobility Herald in a town on your noble character(s) and he will give you a few items depending on your status as noble, the higher your rank, the better the rewards.
Rewards can include items such as:
- Event bag
- Haircut Coupon
- Jewelry Box
- Bloody Branch
- Poring Box
- Taming Set
- Battleground Key