I am trying to gain 5 favours with criminals, but I can’t increase it from the Shoshanna circus, because of the renown. Renown which doesn’t seem to do anything at 5. Any ideas about how I can get favours with them (not by cards, something sure).
There is no way to get rid of renown, in general. The only way to get rid of Renown:Criminals is partway down a highly ill-advised storyline. You’ll just have to get favours from the other sources.
Favors come from cards, as a general rule. You won’t find much if you’re looking for non-card sources.
Do you mean the carnival sideshows? Meet some criminals? That only works in the very early days. As soon as you reach 5 Renown, you’re done. Having said that, there are multiple cards that award criminal favours. I tend to accumulate two or three a day. You may find this helpful for favour sources:
There is a guaranteed way to get one a week (from the faction card of your choice). Use a favourable circumstance (these days you get one Favourable Circumstance with each Time the Healer, providing you don’t currently have any - so make sure you spend them).