I want fames
You can obtain fame from castle chest 3 which gives chests do 10k out. You can obtain these from treasure mining and pirates booty as well as various packs in the bazaar.
I think devs want to remove both merits and fame at certain point, just like crests were removed from game (and i was wondering why suddenly i have so much space). Therefore you will not be able to use them and asking for them is wasted of time.
Although now you can still find them in free places but i think it will be fixed.