From Hegemony

Yeoman is the third rank inside Hegemony. You must complete Earning Recognition and then pay 114.62 guldens to the Village Elder (Schonsee). Upon being awarded Yeoman, your highest property type will increase to a Modest Cottage/Farmstead. You will only be able to have one property at this stage. For further information on Earning Recognition, see: Earning Recognition. Additionally: Your retainer hire limit will increase to one. For further information on retainers, see: Retainers.