Last time, I got started with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and the path to revenge. This time I was surprised that Assassin’s Creed revenge came early. I thought it would take me the whole game to avenge the death of Eivor’s parents, but I’m already there.
Eivor Getting Revenge
It wasn’t long after Sigurd showed up at the settlement that my revenge was in hand. With the help of King Harold, we had enough men to attack Jkotve’s (the guy that killed Eivor’s parents) fortress. But first, I got to honor challenge Jkotve to fight one on one.
It was the first real boss fight and comical the guy was big enough to toss dead bodies at me. He would try to rush at me, but I was usually too quick. Unfortunately, I did not properly prepare for the proper Assassin’s Creed revenge and only had half health.
I was killed, but I think Odin saved me (yup the Norse god) and gave me the boost to take Jkotve off the board. It was satisfying revenge to see Odin take his soul and pierce it with a tree. His death made it easy for our large numbers to overtake his fort and slaughter his followers.
Jkotve’s son got away, but I’m sure I’ll get to him later.
Politics of Revenge Assassin’s Creed Style
When King Harold gave us help, I remembered that name from the Vikings TV series. He was obsessed with becoming King of Norway. This King Harold wasn’t as crazy, but was just as ambitious. After getting revenge by sending some enemies to Valhalla, he called a meeting of the clans and I knew it was time for politics.
The help came with strings. Eivor’s king, Styrbjorn, took the help in exchange for him pledging loyalty to the new king. I knew things would start going south once the members of the Assassin’s showed up to help Eivor with his revenge. He did that even though he knew his son, Sigurd, would not be happy.
Oh and he was a little more than pissed. He was the typical Viking who strived for glory and didn’t like the idea of losing the title he would inherit. I had the Seer’s vision of betraying Sigurd in my mind, so I backed him up and was basically threatened by the new king to fall in line.
King Harold did offer Eivor the gift of deciding Gorm’s, Kjotve’s son, fate. This would be the first real story choice, so I chose the political option to let the new king decide. He chose banishment. My guess is this means I get a chance to take out Gorm myself. On the other hand, maybe he comes back to get revenge on Eivor.
With the new political climate, it was the perfect excuse for Eivor and Sigurd to escape to England. This was the point where the real revenge game begins and the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla logo displayed.
It really pained me to stop there, but at least next time I would have hours to really start to play Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.