The “A Triumphant Return” is one of the lengthier missions in AC Valhalla that gives players a hard time. Starting immediately after the successful completion of “The Measure of a Norsemen,” this one takes place all the way in East Anglia. This quest requires Eivor’s assistance in finding an unknown Rued spy and eliminating the corrupt Rued clansmen.
The immediate start of the mission will prompt Eivor to head towards Northwic in East Anglia to speak to Oswald, and the rest of the mission will follow after a quick dialogue exchange. If you’re having a hard time catching up to the mission’s storyline, don’t worry, I have just the walkthrough for you.
Always remember that Odin’s Sight and Raven’s Eye View are the most useful items you have in the game. So, make sure to use them whenever you feel lost.
Now, let’s get on with the “A Triumphant Return” quest walkthrough:
1. Meeting Oswald
Oswald can be found in the harbor of Northwic in East Anglia. Oswald, along with his brothers, talked about the riches they found during their raid when Brothir dropped a dead Rued in front of them and alerted them that Rued scouts might be sneaking in the area. Eivor will take up this opportunity to capture a Rued spy and bring them for questioning.
The outer walls of Northwic are where the scouts were last seen. So, immediately make your way there to capture one of the spies.
2. Capturing a Rued Spy
To capture any one of the three Rued spies, players need to head over to the outer walls of Northwic. Players need to use their Raven’s Eye to identify the location and then use Odin’s Sight to spot the scouts. Once any one of the scouts is located, sneak up to them and tie them up before carrying them to Oswald.
After a few choices of dialogue exchange, Oswald and the rest of Eivor’s allies will head over to Dunwic to speak to the Rued leaders.
Remember, all choices will have the same consequence so that you can choose regardless.
3. Infiltrating the Rued Clansmen Fortress
Heading over to Dunwic, Eivor will find Oswald and his brothers hiding outside the Rued fortress. Valdis will inform that the fortress brazier needs to be lit and assigns the task to Eivor. Players can either sneak into the fortress, killing enemies stealthily along the way, or plunder through the area in full Viking blood.
Just a tip- Try to loot the Fortress thoroughly before heading towards the top so that you don’t miss out on any collectibles. Also, remember to use Odin’s sight wisely to help you find your way inside the fortress.
Paying homage to the AC series, I decided to take the stealth route and sneaked my way into the fortress while killing enemies. After clearing the area, I was finally able to light the brazier, prompting the next brutal cutscene.
4. Escaping the Rued Fortress
Lighting the brazier starts the Rued vs. Oswald cutscene of this quest. We see a brutal fight between the two, and Oswald sacrifices himself to save his brothers. The scene ends with one last part of the mission left incomplete, escaping the Fortress with Eivor’s allies.
Eivor needs to leave the Fortress while avoiding enemies to the original meet-up location nearby. There another cutscene will start, and Oswald’s death will be notified.
Oswald’s brothers will mourn his death, and the mission will finally reach its end.
With this mission complete, Eivor will be able to move on to the next mission at hand called “Raising Iron” and report back to Northwic about Oswald’s tragic death.
5. About Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Developed and Published by Ubisoft, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is the latest instalment in the Assasin’s Creed series launched in November 2020. The action-adventure, role-playing video game is available to play on Playstation 5/4, Xbox One/ Series X/S and PC.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla takes players back to the Vikings’ glory days around the 9th century through the eyes of a Viking invader from Norway named Eivor. By playing as Eivor, gamers must represent the clan and help fellow warriors in the battle against Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms. The game brims with phenomenal main quests along with noteworthy side quests. AC Valhalla will also embrace many new features like dual-wielding of various weapons and armours.