A couple of questions about Renown

When putting together a party of adventurers in JCOM, do the players need to spend Renown to add each other as allies?

Also, let’s say my group rescues the son or daughter of a Jeddak. We would likely gain Renown for doing so. Would we have to spend that Renown if we wanted to add the Jeddak as an ally?

Hopefully you’re not still waiting for an answer, but in case anyone else is wondering:

Since players can choose to act at allies–or not–regardless of what’s written on character sheets, I’d say no Renown is needed.

The would have to spend Renown to add the Jeddak as an ally, or for some other reward, like rank in that Jeddak’s service.