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Commendations, Captured Pennons and Standards represent the reward for capturing an enemy ship as a prize of war.

Players receive such commendations when they use special skills (Claim Prize Ship for National players, and Scavenge for pirates) while targeting an abandoned enemy ship. The commendation type mostly depends on the level of the opponent(s), though there is some randomness involved (for example, Royal Commendations can be looted from enemies that are around level 45 and higher, though not always).

Commendations can be traded in for various rewards in the Nation's capital city, or sold to other players. They are very valuable, because they can be used to purchase skill re-specialization. Most of the rewards are the same for all careers, but some are exclusive to certain career types

Royal Commendations are required in obtaining writs, and they fetch the highest profit of any commendations when sold in Capital City Auction-houses.

Selling Commendations in your nation's Capital City will yield the greatest profit potential.

Commendations of Honor are best exchanged for Gold Ingots, as the current exchange is in 2020. At a 15 for 15 exchange rate.

Commendations of Skill are best exchanged for Silver Ingots, as the current exchange is in 2020. At a 15 for 15 exchange rate

Naval Officers turn in commendations at their Naval Headquarters. Freetraders turn them in at their Tradehouse.

Privateers can trade them in at their respective Privateer Establishment:

The following options are available to all national careers.

Level Requirement Commendations Needed Reward
Level 1 5 Commendation for Courage 1 Swashbuckling Skill Respec
Level 1 10 Commendation for Courage 5 Crate of Bar Shot
5 Crate of Grape Shot
15 Crate of Heavy Round Shot
1 Inferior Supply Crate
Level 1 15 Commendation for Courage 1 Career Skill Respec
1 Book: Basic Consumables 10 Hemp Canvas
10 Hemp Rope
15 Ingot, Iron
5 Livestock
15 Wood Tar
Level 1 1 Commendation for Justice 1 Commendation for Courage
Level 1 5 Commendation for Justice 1 Swashbuckling Skill Respec
Level 15 10 Commendation for Justice 1 Standard Supply Crate
Level 15 15 Commendation for Justice 1 Career Skill Respec (Req. Level 1)
1 Book: Advanced Consumables10 Nails
15 Rum
Level 1 1 Commendation for Skill 1 Commendation for Justice
Level 1 5 Commendation for Skill 1 Swashbuckling Skill Respec
Level 25 10 Commendation for Skill 1 Book: Advanced Gun Outfitting, Medium
1 Book: Advanced Gun Outfitting, Small
1 Book: Advanced Hull Outfitting, Medium
1 Book: Advanced Hull Outfitting, Small
1 Book: Book: Advanced Sail Outfitting, 1 Medium
Book: Advanced Sail Outfitting, Small
1 Improved Supply Crate
Level 25 15 Commendation for Skill 1 Career Skill Respec (Req. Level 1)

15 Ingot, Silver

10 Leather
15 Lignum Vitae
30 Ore, Copper

Level 1 1 Commendation for Honor 1 Commendation for Skill
Level 35 5 Commendation for Honor 1 Swashbuckling Skill Respec
Agile Cutlass, Outstanding
Agile Rapier, Outstanding
Agile Small Sword, Outstanding
Apolline's Cutlass
Diego's Rapier
Ramiro's Small Sword
Articulated Steel and Leather Gorget
Sharkskin Gaiters
Dancer's Shoes, Outstanding
Fencer's Boots, Outstanding
Hessian Boots, Outstanding
Swordsman's Boots, Outstanding
Hand Wraps, Leather
Heavy Glove, Outstanding
Marksman's Gloves, Outstanding
Suede Glove, Outstanding
Hidden Chestplate, Brass
Swashbuckler's Shirt, Outstanding
Level 35 10 Commendation for Honor Book: Advanced Gun Outfitting, Large
Book: Advanced Hull Outfitting, Large
Book: Advanced Sail Outfitting, Large
1 Quality Supply Crate
1 Superior Supply Crate
Level 35 15 Commendation for Honor 1 Career Skill Respec
Book: Advanced General Outfitting, 1
Book: Advanced General Outfitting, 2
Book: Advanced General Outfitting, 3
15 Ingot, Brass
15 Ingot, Gold
Level 1 1 Royal Commendation 1 Commendation for Honor
Level 45 5 Royal Commendation Book: Advanced Gun Outfitting, Huge
Book: Advanced Hull Outfitting, Huge
Book: Advanced Sail Outfitting, HugeBook: Basic Hull Outfitting, Huge
Book: Basic Sail Outfitting, Huge
Dancing Small Sword, Outstanding
Duelist's Rapier, Outstanding
Vicious Cutlass, Outstanding
Military Pistol, Outstanding
Level 45 10 Royal Commendation Book: Gun Outfitting, Colossal
Book: Hull Outfitting, Colossal
Book: Sail Outfitting, Colossal5 Wine, Fine
3 Expert Captain

3 Expert Carpenter

3 Expert Gunner

3 Expert Mercenary

3 Expert Sailmaster

Level 45 30 Royal Commendation Writ: 'Couronne' Galleon

Writ: 'Valiant' Third Rate

Writ: 'Wenden' Third Rate

Level 45 40 Royal Commendation Writ: 'Centurion' Third Rate
Level 45 50 Royal Commendation Writ: 'Hercules' Mastercraft Frigate
Level 45 60 Royal Commendation Writ: 'Lion' Third Rate
Level 45 75 Royal Commendation Writ: 'Formidable' Second Rate

Writ: 'Sceptre' Second Rate

Level 45 100 Royal Commendation Writ: 'Indomitable' First Rate

Writ: 'Victory' First Rate

Naval Officers may select the following rewards in addition to the regular options.

Commendations Reward
10 Royal Commendation Writ: 'Hercules' Sleek Frigate
25 Royal Commendation Writ: 'Hercules' Heavy Frigate
30 Royal Commendation Writ: 'Valiant' Third Rate
Writ: 'Wenden' Third Rate
40 Royal Commendation Writ: 'Centurion' Third Rate
50 Royal Commendation Writ: 'Hercules' Mastercraft Frigate
60 Royal Commendation Writ: 'Lion' Third Rate
75 Royal Commendation Writ: 'Formidable' Second Rate
Writ: 'Spectre' Second Rate
100 Royal Commendation Writ: 'Indomitable' First Rate
Writ: 'Victory' First Rate

Privateers may select the following rewards in addition to the regular options.

Commendations Reward
50 Royal Commendation Writ: 'Hercules' Mastercraft Frigate
Cutthroats and Buccaneers can trade in their Captured Pennons and Standards at the Brethren Quartermaster (Fort Vasseur, Tortuga).

The following options are available to all pirate careers.

Commendations Reward
5 Captured Pennon Swashbuckling Skill Respec
10 Captured Pennon 5 Crate of Bar Shot
5 Crate of Grape Shot
15 Crate of Heavy Round Shot
Deed: Careening Camp
Inferior Supply Crate
15 Captured Pennon Career Skill Respec
Book: Basic Consumables
50 Cacao
50 Tobacco
1 Captured Standard 1 Captured Pennon
5 Captured Standard Swashbuckling Skill Respec
10 Captured Standard Deed: Careening Camp
Standard Supply Crate
15 Captured Standard Career Skill Respec
Book: Advanced Consumables
50 Coffee
1 Captured Banner 1 Captured Standard
5 Captured Banner Swashbuckling Skill Respec
10 Captured Banner Book: Advanced Gun Outfitting, Medium
Book: Advanced Gun Outfitting, Small
Book: Advanced Hull Outfitting, Medium
Book: Advanced Hull Outfitting, Small
Book: Advanced Sail Outfitting, Medium
Book: Advanced Sail Outfitting, Small
Deed: Careening Camp
Improved Supply Crate
15 Captured Banner Career Skill Respec
25 Cochineal
15 Rum
1 Captured Ensign 1 Captured Banner
5 Captured Ensign Swashbuckling Skill Respec
Agile Cutlass, Outstanding
Agile Rapier, Outstanding
Agile Small Sword, Outstanding
Apolline's Cutlass
Diego's Rapier
Ramiro's Small Sword
Articulated Steel and Leather Gorget
Sharkskin Gaiters
Dancer's Shoes, Outstanding
Fencer's Boots, Outstanding
Hessian Boots, Outstanding
Swordsman's Boots, Outstanding
Hand Wraps, Leather
Heavy Glove, Outstanding
Marksman's Gloves, Outstanding
Suede Glove, Outstanding
Hidden Chestplate, Brass
Swashbuckler's Shirt, Outstanding
10 Captured Ensign Book: Advanced Gun Outfitting, Large
Book: Advanced Hull Outfitting, Large
Book: Advanced Sail Outfitting, Large
Deed: Careening Camp
Quality Supply Crate
Superior Supply Crate
15 Captured Ensign Career Skill Respec
Book: Advanced General Outfitting, 1
Book: Advanced General Outfitting, 2
Book: Advanced General Outfitting, 3
15 Small Arms
1 Captured Battle Ensign 1 Captured Ensign
5 Captured Battle Ensign Book: Advanced Gun Outfitting, Huge
Book: Advanced Hull Outfitting, Huge
Book: Advanced Sail Outfitting, Huge
Book: Basic Gun Outfitting, Huge
Book: Basic Hull Outfitting, Huge
Book: Basic Sail Outfitting, Huge
Dancing Small Sword, Outstanding
Duelist's Rapier, Outstanding
Vicious Cutlass, Outstanding
Military Pistol, Outstanding
10 Captured Battle Ensign Book: Gun Outfitting, Colossal
Book: Hull Outfitting, Colossal
Book: Sail Outfitting, ColossalPirate Writ: 'Hercules' Sleek Frigate
20 Captured Battle Ensign Mastercraft Brass Knuckles
25 Captured Battle Ensign Pirate Writ: 'Hercules' Heavy Frigate

Cutthroats may select the following rewards in addition to the regular options.

Commendations Reward
50 Captured Battle Ensign Pirate Writ: 'Hercules' Pirate Frigate

Buccaneers may select the following rewards in addition to the regular options.

Commendations Reward
20 Captured Battle Ensign Pirate Writ: 'San Mateo' Heavy Galleon
Pirate Writ: 'San Mateo' Trader's Galleon
30 Captured Battle Ensign Pirate Writ: 'Couronne' Galleon
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