From Shaiya Wiki
Your character can earn places of honour within the Shaiya realm by:
a) killing loads of people in PVP borderlands
b) having the best kill-to-death ratio
c) being extremely high-level
In PVP players can kill opposing forces to get up to 31 pvp ranks. These ranks help the player by giving extra stat points (str, dex, rec, int, wis, luc) which can be used on the curent character. HM characters earn more stats per rank than NM characters do. UM characters earn more stats per rank than HM characters do.
More information is available here: http://wiki.aeriagames.com/shaiya/index.php?title=PvP#Ranks