So I was curious, especially since I'm dealing a whole deal with important figures in my book, about important persons in your worlds. Having legendary figures in your world embues your realm with lore, and can even be the focus of a story. We have icons in our world, too, and we've had many that walked our earth before us; while the ones of today may not be great heroes or warriors or knights, etc, they are still inspiration to their fellow human beings as well as role models.
Do you keep these same factors in your world? What kind of system is it: fear or inspiration?
How did they become leaders? Why do people look up to them? What factors are present with your heroic and iconic figures in your world?
I think this would be a great excersize for anyone, really. Feel no need to give every detail if you do not wish it, I am simply curious to how other talented writers go about this.