The story of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is a spectacle to experience. It may seem simple and straightforward, but it adds so many to the lore of the Assassin’s Creed franchise that it is difficult to steer clear from the game’s main campaign, as lengthy as it is.
Throughout the game’s massive open-world, though, there are a ton of surprises that await those willing to explore. The game is riddled with hidden plotlines those who enjoy a good story will surely find absolutely rewarding. Aside from that, the main campaign is also filled with subtle plotlines only the most observant will be able to gather.
10 Rapunzel’s Tower
There is a very bizarre World Event side mission located in Ledecestrescire. You’ll know what you’re looking for when you start hearing a manic screaming which will lead you to a tower with a knight standing out front.
This World Event is an odd twist on Rapunzel’s storyline. It seems that the lady pretending to be Rapunzel inside the tower gets off on having men stand outside of her tower while she calls for help and have them fight to the death for her “rescue.” Yes, bizarre, but it’s a very fun plotline to behold.
9 Hundred Acre Woods
This world event can be found in the southern part of Cent, right between the border of Canterbury and Crawleah. Once you find this World Event, you’ll encounter a house that looks very similar to the Hundred Acre Woods. You’ll then meet a girl telling you she needs honey for her bear friend. Walking around this area, you’ll also find a pig and a donkey, both apparently the girl’s friends as well.
If it’s not obvious yet, this is a reference to the story of Winnie the Pooh. The entire World Event is very wholesome and it’s a plotline you should definitely check out.
8 Robin Hood
While exploring Snotinghamscire, you will encounter an Anglo-Saxon soldier, kneeling beside his fallen comrade. You will then get the chance to fight alongside him against a band of Pict warriors.
Once that’s done, the man introduces himself to you, revealing his name to be Ryce Sherwin. As this conversation goes on, it becomes clear that Ryce is a reference to Robin Hood. Ryce and his band of merry rogues and knaves apparently go out of their way to ensure the poor get richer and the rich get poorer. A familiar story, don’t you think?
7 Randvi’s Affection Towards Eivor
Randvi is a side character you’ll encounter quite a lot of times throughout the game. She’s the person you’ll turn to if you want to explore your alliance options. This is the most frequent dialogue option you’ll get out of her, until suddenly, Eivor starts noticing a shift in Randvi’s demeanor.
You’ll eventually get the option to ask Randvi how she’s doing. Pushing through with this will lead to an adventure between just the two of you. Once you reach the end of this hidden quest, Randvi will then reveal that she has feelings towards Eivor. It is then up to you whether or not you’re going to reciprocate her affections.
6 The White Elk
To experience this plotline, you must first build the Hunter’s Hut in your settlement. Doing this will have you introduced to Petra and her adopted brother. After that, Petra will ask you to accompany her to get rid of a pack of wolves that’s scaring the game in the land.
The second mission with Petra is where things really blow out of proportion. It’ll involve her asking you to find her brother, who has gone missing. She’ll then tell you about a White Elk that supposedly led Petra to find her adopted brother in the past. In a fit of haze, you too will meet this White Elk in this quest. Humorously, the Elk will even speak to you. You’ll do a lot of bizarre things in this quest such as teleport and fight Jotuns. As it turns out, all of this is caused by nothing more than a mushroom-induced hallucination.
5 Catastrophic Cycle
In the world of Assassin’s Creed, a global catastrophe would have wiped out a vast majority of the Earth’s population were it not for the intervention of Desmond Miles. His story got wrapped up back in Assassin’s Creed III. However, the catastrophe that hit the Earth, the same one that wiped out the Isus, is not a one-time occurrence. It’s a cyclical event.
We see this event happening once again during the real-life moments in the game. If you look up to the skies, you can even spot a few satellites falling from the sky, which is an effect of the magnetic field that Desmond put in place to save the Earth in 2012. By the end of the game, Layla encounters a digital form of Desmond as they set out to figure out how to end the loop—or break the node, as they call it.
4 The Noble Triad’s True Identities
During the Jotunheim section of the game, you’ll encounter a Jotun named Hyrrokin. She’ll tell you what to do as you search for The Mead, which involves you tricking a father-and-daughter Jotuns by the name of Suttngr and Gundlodr.
Once you complete this task, you’ll meet Hyrrokin again at Mimir’s Well. She then reveals that she, alongside her husband and her daughter, call themselves the Noble Triad. Those who’ve played the previous games might find this clearly familiar, and that’s because it should be. The Noble Triad, Suttngr, Hyrrokin, and Gundlodr, are actually Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva, the Capitoline Triad.
3 The Seventh Solution For Salvation (Truth Ending)
The Great Catastrophe is a very important event in the world of Assassin’s Creed. This catastrophe marked the end of the Isus and the beginning of humanity’s hold of Earth. This event has been explored and explained a lot throughout the series, and it makes an appearance once again in this game.
In a previous game, the Isu Jupiter mentioned that they’ve tested six different methods in stopping the catastrophe, but none succeeded. As you later discover in this game, there’s actually a seventh solution, and it’s what Odin and the rest of the Norse Isus did. They uploaded their consciousness to the Life Tree, so they can be reincarnated in the future.
2 Desmond And Shaun
Desmond Miles’ plotline ended at the end of Assassin’s Creed III. He has since become a fan favorite and many actually hoped they could somehow meet the character again in a later title. Thankfully, this game delivered. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has a surprise for all Desmond Miles fans waiting for them in Layla’s laptop.
There’s a recording of a conversation between Desmond and Shaun in this game where Desmond talks about his experience as an Assassin. It’s a very short, yet touching moment that expands upon Desmond’s beliefs towards the creed. They’ll also meet Desmond at the end of the game, although not exactly in the flesh.
1 The Poor Fellow Soldier Of Christ
It’s not an Assassin’s Creed game without the archnemesis of the Assassins. Or at least, a variation of them. What the players get in this game is the Order of the Ancients. As you begin to defeat more and more members of the Order, and as you progress through the main storyline, you’ll be constantly messaged by someone who calls himself “Poor Fellow Soldier of Christ.”
This enigmatic figure will constantly give out information regarding the order. Once you eliminate every single member, the Soldier will then ask to meet you in person. This is when you’ll find out that the Poor Fellow Soldier of Christ is none other than King Aelfred himself. He wants to rid England of the Order so he can create a new one, one that fits his values and faith more. This would later become the Templar Order.
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Rhett Roxl is a freelance content writer and an avid video gamer. When he’s not writing, or playing video games, or writing about video games, he makes and plays music at local bars.
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