Returning Player - Renown Level

I recently returned and I have a ton of Daggamalts that I cannot use because “I am not Renown Level 2”. Clearly not PVP level or even Khitai faction rank. Is renown level Guild based? (I have not joined a guild yet).

You probably bought purified dagamalt, that requires a guild with renown two yes. You can buy normal dagamalts from potion-vendors, that just requires your char to be level 60.