With a much richer crafting system, Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord has a rather deep system surrounding the creation of armor, weapons, and other goods. Players will need to engage in smithing to make many of the best stuff in the game, and to do that you need some basic resources, one of the most necessary one is charcoal in Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord.
The precious resource is the basis for all the smithing in the game, so you’re going to need a steady supply of it. To get charcoal in Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord, you will need wood, lots of it. To create charcoal in Bannerlord, all you need to do is speak to the town’s trader. From there, click over to the Misc. tab. This tab holds all of the intermediate products and foodstuffs that don’t fit into other categories. The one you’re after is Hardwood. Buy as much as you can carry.
Traders are scattered all over the game world, and their stocks will always vary from town to town. The more vibrant and well-supplied a local economy, the better the stock at the Trader will be. You can force the situation a bit if there’s a gap in the market by investing in Workshops, so keep that in mind. However you acquire the Hardwood, bring it back to where you’re doing your work.
Use the Refine tab within your inventory screen to begin churning out the fuel. You should be one charcoal for every two hardwood you use to refine in this manner. The amount of charcoal, or any resource or item, you can create is limited by your stamina. The higher your stats though, the more stamina you have access to.
If you want to skip the manual labor, you can often buy charcoal in small quantities from traders as well. There may even be a trading opportunity in exploiting charcoal and other shortages by buying out stocks and moving them to other areas. Be careful of this though, as the more bulk of an item you buy, the more of a single item you buy at one time, the more of a premium you pay.