Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Holy Day Walkthrough | Kill or Spare Goodwin?

This page is a walkthrough for the Holy Day Quest in Assassin's Creed Valhalla (AC Valhalla). Read on to learn more about the quest objectives, stealth routes, notables, and more!

Previous Quest
Kingdom's End

Starting Location

The quest starts outside Hamtun Blockade immediately after the Kingdom's End quest.

Quest Walkthrough

No. Objectives Guide
1 Travel to the forward camp Travel to Guthrum's forward camp located northwest of Wincestre.
You have the opportunity to speak to your allies inside the forward camp before initiating the attack on Chepeham.
2 Speak with Guthrum Speak to Guthrum to initiate the attack on Chepeham.
3 Find and confront Aelfred Storm in with your allies and head inside Chepeham's church.
A cutscene plays out as soon as you enter the door.
4 Defeat Goodwin Choose to either kill or spare Goodwin after the boss fight.
Click here to see boss fight strategies for Goodwin!
5 Help your allies Ljufvina, Broder, and Guthrum need your help around Chepeham.
Click here to see more information regarding their objectives!
6 Holy Day - Defeat the Saxons.pngDefeat the Saxons Regroup with your allies at the center of Chepeham and defeat as many Saxons as you can.
You enter a cutscene with Guthrum once enough Saxons have been eliminated.
Choose to either start the funeral for your fallen allies immediately or take a moment to talk to the survivors first.
7 Initiate the Funeral Speak with Guthrum to initiate the funeral.
The final cutscene marks the end of The Prophecies of The King story arc.

Boss Strategies: How to Beat Goodwin

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  • Attacking Goodwin from the front can be difficult because his heavy shield can deflect most attacks.
  • Shooting his heavy shield with a charged arrow from a hunter bow can knock him off-balance.
  • Watch out for the long-reaching attacks of his Great Sword.
  • Always be prepared to dodge out of his heavy lunging attack. This deals heavy damage and may open you up to other attack combos.
  • Goodwin can ignite his Great Sword on fire. Anticipate this throughout the fight.

Kill or Spare Goodwin?

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WARNING: This section contains spoilers. Read on if you do NOT mind spoilers.

Both choices ultimately lead to Goodwin's death. The difference is how Goodwin will die after the boss fight.

Refer to the table below for the outcomes of each decision:

Dialogue Option Result
"I will kill you." Eivor will stab Goodwin with a dagger.
"I can still use you yet." Goodwin will slit his own throat to avoid being captured and interrogated by the Danes.

It is important to note that this decision does not affect the story going forward in any way. Simply choose the option that you resonate with more.

Helping your allies


Enter the garrison using the tree branch leaning into it.
Shoot the large oil jar beside the garrison's gate to bust it open.
Secure the garrison by eliminating as many Saxons as you can.

Hjorr and Ljufvina

Approach Hjorr and Ljufvina near Chepeham's church.
They will inform you that Aelfred escaped and Hunwald has suffered a grave injury.
Carry Hunwald to the house nearby.
A cutscene plays out as soon as you enter the house with Hunwald.


Guthrum is located in a building beside Chepeham's church.
Climb the wall to cross to the other side of the barred door.
Eliminate the guards.
TIP: You can perform an advanced assassination on one of them from the beams directly above them.
Tie the noble up and unbar the door.

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