would it be possible to have your reputation for villages increase due to the action you take, out in the world?
So say you are a vassal of the Nords who are at war with the Swadians. and you lay siege to a Swadian town/castle and take it. Your reputation with all the Nord villages/towns would then go up, your the hero of the hour, the more battles you win against the hated enemy, the more lands you take/defend for the Nords, the more famous you would become and the more the villagers and towns people would respect you, so your reputation with them should go up and as a result more people would be willing to join you when you try to recruit from the villages towns. Rather than just having to do missions for individual villages.
You could also have the opposite effect for the faction villages/towns you are taking, you just took Suno from the Swadians so there not gonna be too happy and so your reputation with those villages that are still under Swadian control would go down.
It seems daft that you you beat all these lords and take all these castles and towns in the name of your chosen faction and all the people back home still treat you as a complete stranger not the hero you are. Even if one of your factions villages is being raided and you turn up and beat the raiders it has no effect on your reputation with the village (think I'm right on that) let alone the rest of the nation. Which doesn't make much sense to me. Wheres the love!