Assassin's Creed Valhalla

The Man Behind The Man Walkthrough

This page is a walkthrough for The Man Behind The Man 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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Starting Location

The quest starts in the Dane Camp immediately after the final cutscene of the Puppets and Prisoners quest.

Quest Walkthrough

No. Objectives Guide
1 Release the naval chain Travel north towards Rouecistre Blockade and release its naval chain.
You can either initiate a raid to storm the blockade or sneak inside.
Click here to see our stealth guide into Rouecistre Blockade!
2 Regroup with your allies Head northeast from Rouecistre Blockade. Basim and Geadric's men are camped along the coast.
You can immediately begin the assault on Roucestre Fortress or not during the cutscene with Basim and Geadric.
3 Breach the gate The assault begins with a simple gate breach using a ram.
You can manually operate the ram or let the NPCs deal with the gate instead.
TIP: There are oil jars beside the defensive fortifications of the outer wall. Igniting them with arrows or torches will destroy springalds or burning oil cauldrons directly beside them.
4 Destroy the burning oil cauldrons Clear a path for the ram by destroying the burning oil cauldrons stationed around the outer courtyard.
TIP: Ignite the oil jars beside the burning oil cauldrons with torches
5 Shoot the Links to lower the Drawbridge Shoot the two links suspending the drawbridge with arrows.
There are angles on either side of the drawbridge to shoot from.
6 Breach the gate Breach the inner gate directly behind the Drawbridge.
It is recommended that you operate the ram manually to breach the gate as fast as possible.
WARNING: Two burning oil cauldrons will douse the area in oil and fire at regular intervals. Time your ram charges accordingly.
7 Find and capture Tedmund Tedmund is located at the highest level of the tower.
Climb the tower in order to get to Tedmund.
A boss fight ensues after reaching the highest level.
Click here to see boss fight strategies against Tedmund!
8 Follow Basim Basim will stow Tedmund on his horse.
Follow him to the front of Rouecistre Fortress to confront Cynebert.
9 Speak to Geadric Speak to Geadric after the cutscene.
The quest ends after speaking to Geadric.

Stealth Guide: Sneaking into Rouecistre Blockade

Start by climbing the western wall of Rouecistre Blockade.
Guards are stationed along the wall. Be mindful of their position at all times.
Climb the tower and position yourself on the overhang located at the front.
Enter the tower by shooting the breakable wall with an arrow.
Proceed to the lower level.
Shoot the barred door's weakpoint through the frame with an arrow.
Return to the highest floor of the tower afterward.
Climb down and enter the unbarred door on the other side of the tower.
Be mindful of guards during this step.
The naval chain's links are located in the basement.

Boss Strategies: How to Beat Tedmund

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  • Tedmund has two flails and a heavy shield with him. He alternates between dual wielding flails and use one flail & shield throughout the fight.
  • Tedmund's charging attack consists of a series of heavy hitting flail attacks. It is recommended that you parry the blows or just get out of the way.
  • Tedmund can be easily knocked off his feet when using a shield. Perform a heavy attack while he is blocking and continue the offensive with additional attacks while he is staggered.
  • Be mindful of Tedmund's flail combos at all times. He will occassionally spin his flail around himself, dealing damage to anyone in range.
  • Parrying specific light attacks from Tedmund will sometimes throw him off-balance. Use this to your advantage.

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