An authentic medieval setting for Mount & Blade based on the real 1257. Knights, real tournaments, authentic coats of arms, Vikings, Ancient Russians and a Crusading Order. The factions have been thoroughly remodelled and new graphics added, with an emphasis on quality.
The player's arms can be displayed on the cover of a warhorse in addition to the shield, as was common practice at the time. This feature is available for ten in-game player banners.