In the Absence of an Ealdorman Walkthrough | Assassin's Creed Valhalla

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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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Homecoming Salve for a Fresh Wound
The Thegn of Lincoln

Starting Location

In the Absence of an Ealdorman - Starting Location.pngEnlarge

The quest starts in Lincoln immediately after the Homecoming quest.

Quest Walkthrough

No. Objectives Guide
1 In the Absence of an Ealdorman - Search the hospice.pngEnlarge Search the hospice Ask the folks inside the hospice for clues about the Ealdorman's whereabouts
2 In the Absence of an Ealdorman - Explore the bathhouse.pngEnlarge Explore the bathhouse Head south and search the old bathhouse in Lincoln.
The entrance to the sewers is hidden behind a breakable wall.
3 In the Absence of an Ealdorman - Discover where the sewers lead.pngEnlarge Discover where the sewers lead Follow the sewers and search for clues regarding the missing Ealdorman.
4 In the Absence of an Ealdorman - Investigate the scene.pngEnlarge Investigate the scene Signs at the end of the tunnel suggest that a fight broke out recently.
Fill the progress bar by analyzing clues in the area
TIPS:
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 In the Absence of an Ealdorman - Find and speak to Ealdorman Hundbeorht.pngEnlarge Find and speak to Ealdorman Hundbeorht 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 In the Absence of an Ealdorman - Search for proof.pngEnlarge Search for proof 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 In the Absence of an Ealdorman - Return the brooch to Hunwald.pngEnlarge Return the brooch to Hunwald 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.

Stealth Guide: Sneaking into Bolingbroc Castle

In the Absence of an Ealdorman - Bolingbroc Castle stealth route part 1.pngEnlarge 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.
TIPS:
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.
In the Absence of an Ealdorman - Bolingbroc Castle stealth route part 2.pngEnlarge Continue following the creek until you cross the drawbridge.
In the Absence of an Ealdorman - Bolingbroc Castle stealth route part 3.pngEnlarge Climb the low wall located at the right of the drawbridge.
In the Absence of an Ealdorman - Bolingbroc Castle stealth route part 4.pngEnlarge Continue climbing towards the keep.
This place may have patrolling guards. Be mindful of your surroundings at all times.
In the Absence of an Ealdorman - Bolingbroc Castle stealth route part 5.pngEnlarge Jump down to the other side of the wall and infiltrate the keep via the open window below.
In the Absence of an Ealdorman - Bolingbroc Castle stealth route part 6.pngEnlarge Eliminate all of the guards inside.
TIPS:
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.
In the Absence of an Ealdorman - Bolingbroc Castle stealth route part 7.pngEnlarge Enter the door marked with a swan emblem and follow the stairs down to the Ealdorman's chamber.

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