This page is a walkthrough for the Smashing The Compass Quest in Assassin's Creed Valhalla (AC Valhalla). Read on to learn more about the quest objectives, stealth routes, notables, and more!
List of Contents
Firing The Arrow
Bleeding The Leech
The quest starts in Saint Paul's Cathedral after completing the Firing The Arrow and Bleeding The Leech quests.
EnlargeMeet Erke and Stowe
|Head inside Saint Paul's Cathedral.
A cutscene will play out to discuss your findings so far.
EnlargeEscape Saint Paul's
|Escape the burning cathedral by climbing all the way up to the highest level.
Escaping through the breakable glass window will trigger a cutscene.
EnlargeRescue Stowe and Erke from the blaze
|Eliminate enemies in the area and open the door to rescue Stowe and Erke.
Choose who to accompany towards The Compass' flotilla outside Lunden's docks.
Click here to see the consequences of each choice!
EnlargeFind and assassinate The Compass
|The Compass is located in the center of the Flotilla, guarded by two longboats with two springalds on each of them.
Click here to see boss fight strategies for The Compass!
EnlargeSpeak to Stowe and Erke
|Return to the docks and speak to Stowe and Erke.
The quest completes after a short cutscene. This marks the end of The City of War story arc.
Stowe and Erke will have their own routes towards The Compass' flotilla. You can choose to accompany one of them or go alone.
Ultimately, the choices during this dialogue are inconsequential to the outcome of The City of War story arc.
Read on to know the results of each choice.
Stowe will lead you to a pair of springalds that points towards The Compass' flotilla. Use one of these springalds to destroy other springalds that are fixed on the longboats along the way, ensuring an easy path.
Erke will lead you to a clear area of the docks, allowing you to sneak through the springalds. It is advised that you swim underwater to avoid detection.
You can choose to accompany no one and work towards your own path to The Compass' flotilla.
A new territory will show up on Randvi's Alliance Map after reporting to her and Hytham about the events in Lunden.
|Territory||Story Arc||Starting Quest|
|Jorvik||The City of Greed||The Welcoming Party|
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla Prologue|
|Honor Bound||A Seer's Solace||Family Matters|
|The Prodigal Prince||Rude Awakening||A Cruel Destiny|
|Birthrights||The Seas of Fate|
|The Swan-Road Home||Unwelcome||Settling Down|
|A New Home||The Alliance Map||To Serve The Light|
|The Thousand Eyes||Viking For Hire||A Brief History of The Hidden Ones|
|Uninvited Guests||Mane and Tail||Carrying The Torch|
|Taken For Granted||A Little Problem||The Huntress|
|Have You Seen This Man?||The Baker's Plaint||Man of Mystery|
|A Rivalry for the Ages||A Wise Friend||In Dreams|
|Going Deeper||Bound To Fate||A Brewing Storm|
|Of All That Has Passed||Blame and Sail||Reap What Was Sown|
|The Road to Valhalla||In a Strange Land||Breaking The Order|
|The Poor Fellow-Soldier||The Forge and The Flame|
|The Sons of Ragnar||Bartering||Rumors of Ledecestre|
|The Walls of Templebrough||Tilting The Balance||Heavy Is The Head|
|The Great Scattered Army||Orphans of The Fens||Glory Regained|
|Razing Earnningstone||Unholy Father||Storming Ravensburg|
|The Stench of Treachery||An Island of Eels|
|Walls and Shadows||Firing The Arrow||Bleeding The Leech|
|Smashing The Compass|
|East Anglia Quests|
|Kingmaker||The Measure of a Norseman||A Triumphant Return|
|Raising Iron||A Fury from the Sea||Wedding Horns|
|Brewing Rebellion||Pilgrimage to St. Albanes||Chipping Away|
|Blood From a Stone||Fiery Ambush||Ringing Cyne Belle|
|The Saga Stone|
|War Weary||The Supply Line||Ransacking Wenlocan|
|Bloody Path to Peace||King Killer|
|The Abbot's Gambit||Puppets and Prisoners||The Man Behind The Man|
|A Bloody Welcome|
|Reaver of the South||Arrive Unexpected||Let Them Eat Ashes|
|Scorched Earth||Severing The Lines||Storming The Walls|
|An Uncommon Proposition||Old Wounds||Childhood Sweetheart|
|Taken||Twists and Turns|
|A Noble Escort||Homecoming||In the Absence of an Ealdorman|
|Salve for a Fresh Wound||The Thegn of Lincoln||Where the Stone Falls|
|A Sword-Shower in Anecastre|
|The Welcoming Party||Burning The Firebrand||Pricking The Needle|
|Closing The Vault|
|War in the North||Honor Has Two Edges||Road To Hamartia|
|This Son of Jorvik||Honor's Hubris||Of Blood and Bonds|
|The First Night of Samhain||Clues and Riddles||The Stolen King|
|A Love Betrayed||The Gutted Lamb||The Burning of the Wicker Man|
|Old Friends||On Borrowed Time||Rowdy Raiders|
|Adorning the Adorned||Of Blood and Gods||Under the Skin|
|Farewells and Legacies|
|The Reeve of Wincestre||Choking The Gallows||Plucking The Quill|
|Impaling The Seax|
|Where Legends Are Born||A Brother's Keeper|
|Kingdom's End||Holy Day|
|View Above All||Well-Traveled||Defensive Measures|
|Extended Family||Forging a Bond||A Feline's Footfall|
|Taking Root||The Big Finish||Binding Fate|
|Mistress of The Iron Wood||The Lost Cauldron||A Gift From The Past|
|A Feast to Remember||The Price of Wisdom|
|The Hunting Grounds||Hunter of Beasts||Hunter's Repast|
|The Way of The Berserker (DLC)|
|The Mysterious Berserker||The Ritual of The Berserker||The Vengeance of The Berserker|
|The Legend of Beowulf (DLC)|
|A Fiend out of Hell||Prey in the High Hall||Ever As Fate Must|
|Wrath of the Druids (DLC)|
|Irish Trade||Irish Adventure||Blood Bond|
|Snaring Thorstein||Rathdown Build Up||Flann Over Ireland|
|A Show of Character||War Efforts||Gathering Strength|
|Foothold in Connacht||Potion of Blood||Into the Fog|
|The Northern Reach||Courting the Kings||The Mask of Diplomacy|
|The Wages of War||A Scourging of Snakes||The Cost of Betrayal|
|Dublin's Reach||An Eye for an Eye||Children of Danu|
|A Challenge From the Gods||The Cryptic Tutelage of Hildiran|
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