This page is a walkthrough for the Quest: In the Absence of an Ealdorman in Assassin's Creed Valhalla. Read on to learn more about the quest objectives, stealth routes, notables, and more!
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Salve for a Fresh Wound
The Thegn of Lincoln
The quest starts in Lincoln immediately after the Homecoming quest.
|1||Ask the folks inside the hospice for clues about the Ealdorman's whereabouts|
|2||Head south and search the old bathhouse in Lincoln.
The entrance to the sewers is hidden behind a breakable wall.
|3||Follow the sewers and search for clues regarding the missing Ealdorman.|
|4||Signs at the end of the tunnel suggest that a fight broke out recently.
Fill the progress bar by analyzing clues in the area
Use Odin's Sight to highlight objects of interest.
The key that unlocks the door to the final clue is located below the waterfall.
|5||Travel to Bolingbroc Castle and search for Ealdorman Hundbeorht.
You can either fight your way through the front or sneak inside.
A cutscene plays out as soon as you enter the Ealdorman's chambers.
Click here to see our stealth guide into Bolingbroc Castle!
|6||Search the room for anything that can be brought back to Hunwald as proof of his father's fate.
TIP: Use Odin's Sight to highlight objects of interest in the area.
|7||Return to Lincoln and give the brooch to Hunwald.
A cutscene will play out as soon as you enter the town hall.
The quest finishes after the cutscene and most of Lincoln will no longer be a distrust zone.
|Start by heading north and following the creek that divides Bolingbroc Castle.
Be mindful of any guards stationed along the wall as they can easily spot you.
You can snipe guards stationed in towers and along the walls if you have enough range damage.
It is recommended that you use Hunter Bows and Predator Bows for this.
|Continue following the creek until you cross the drawbridge.|
|Climb the low wall located at the right of the drawbridge.|
|Continue climbing towards the keep.
This place may have patrolling guards. Be mindful of your surroundings at all times.
|Jump down to the other side of the wall and infiltrate the keep via the open window below.|
|Eliminate all of the guards inside.
Eliminate multiple guards at the same time via the chandeliers hanging on top of the room.
Engaging the guards in open combat will not alert any guards outside.
|Enter the door marked with a swan emblem and follow the stairs down to the Ealdorman's chamber.|
|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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