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!
List of Contents
|Previous Quest||Next Quest|
|Puppets and Prisoners||A Bloody Welcome|
The quest starts in the Dane Camp immediately after the final cutscene of the Puppets and Prisoners quest.
EnlargeRelease 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!
EnlargeRegroup 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.
EnlargeBreach 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.
EnlargeDestroy 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
EnlargeShoot 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.
EnlargeBreach 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.
EnlargeFind 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!
|Basim will stow Tedmund on his horse.
Follow him to the front of Rouecistre Fortress to confront Cynebert.
EnlargeSpeak to Geadric
|Speak to Geadric after the cutscene.
The quest ends after speaking to Geadric.
|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.|
|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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