Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Bleeding The Leech Walkthrough | Burn or Keep The Book?

This page is a walkthrough for the Bleeding The Leech Quest in Assassin's Creed Valhalla (AC Valhalla). Read on to learn more about the quest objectives, stealth routes, notables, and more!

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Bleeding The Leech Location

The quest starts in the Governor's Villa immediately after the final cutscene of the Walls and Shadows quest.

Bleeding The Leech Walkthrough

No. Objectives Guide
1 Meet Erke by the docks Erke is located by the docks south of the Governor's Villa.
Approach him to trigger a cutscene.
2 Find the contact's meeting point The meeting point is somewhere east of the docks.
TIP: Use Raven's-Eye View and Odin's Sight to determine its exact location.
3 Tail the contact Stay out of sight and keep following the contact until both of you reach Bodilsburg Garrison.
4 Find and interrogate the blacksmith The blacksmith is inside the indicated house at Bodilsburg Garrison.
Click here for our stealth guide for Bodilsburg Garrison!
5 Find and assassinate The Leech Sister Frideswid is located inside the Basilica and Forum in northeastern Lunden.
Click here for our stealth guide for the Basilica and Forum!
6 Report to Erke Erke will still be at the docks of Lunden.
Approach him to trigger a another cutscene.
The quest ends shortly after the cutscene.

Interrogating The Blacksmith

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The dialogue with the blacksmith is one of the rare occassions in Assassin's Creed Valhalla where the charismatic dialogue option isn't necessarily the best one.

Choosing the first two dialogue options will result in open conflict with the blacksmith. These will alert the nearby guards outside his home as well.

Go for the third dialogue option and pose as a member of The Order if you prefer to end this phase of the quest as quietly as possible.

The blacksmith becomes suspicious of you and ask that you prove if you really are a member of The Order. You will then be presented with a new set of dialogue options to prove your claim.

Blacksmith Dialogue Options

Dialogue option Result
"Never compromise The Order." The blacksmith will discover that you are an impostor and immediately attack. This alerts the nearby guards as well and will storm inside the blacksmith's house.
"The Order is Eternal." The blacksmith will immediately attack after hearing the wrong code phrase. This alerts the nearby guards as well and will storm inside the blacksmith's house.
"Father of Understanding Guide Us." The blacksmith will be convinced that you are an actual member of The Order and will not attack.

Bleeding The Leech: Burn or Keep The Book?

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You have the option to either burn or keep Sister Frideswid's book after assassinating her. Read on to know the result of each choice!

Burning The Book

Choosing to burn the book will result in a cutscene where you throw the book in a brazier.

Keeping The Book

You can place the book inside your room at Ravensthorpe if you decide to keep it.

Bleeding The Leech: Stealth Guides

Sneaking Into Bodilsburg Garrison

Follow the wall until you reach the western side of the Bodilsburg Garrison.
Climb up the wall near the western opening of Bodilsburg Garrison.
Multiple guards patrol the wall. Always check with your Odin's Sight or Raven's-Eye View before climbing.
Jump across towards the house by using the rope and tree nearby.
Shoot the breakable portion of the roof with an arrow and enter the blacksmith's house.
Eliminate any guard in your way if necessary.

Sneaking Into The Basilica and Forum

IMPORTANT: The Advanced Assassination skill is required to assassinate Sister Frideswid with one strike.
Climb up the roof and enter the Basilica via the open window.
Guards will be stationed along the roof. Eliminate them if necessary.
Cross to the other end of the room by walking on the ropes
Sister Frideswid will be somewhere inside the Basilica.
It is recommended that you wait for Sister Frideswid to enter her study first before attempting the assassination.

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1 GrumpyBadgerabout 3 years

When talking to the blacksmith, I claimed to be from the order but didn't have a further dialogue option. Eivor showed a coin and that, it seems, was enough proof.


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