Picking between Gudrun or Holger is one of the AC: Valhalla’s many choices that oversee the main storyline. What makes this choice unique is that this has another choice embedded within it.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is, in essence, a story-driven RPG that encompasses choice-based gameplay at its core. As Eivor, we are tasked with many story-altering choices during the gameplay. In the Lincolnshire arc, we come across a dispute between Gudrun and Holger and are tasked to resolve it in the absence of our Jarl.
1. Which Side to Choose: Gudrun or Holger?
As Sigurd the Jarl is confined to his quarters, Randvi asks Eivor for his ever-powerful choice-making ability to decide upon a local dispute. Gudrun and Holger have been engaged in a heated debate about the ownership of sailcloth, and we can hear both sides before deciding on the matter.
Picking between Gudrun and Holger doesn’t matter in AC Valhalla because the choice sequence will be interrupted by Sigurd. Sigurd will storm in and demand to know why he was not called.
At this point, things take a turn, as we have not seen Sigurd in such a bad mood before! Eivor was only filling in his position of Jarl, but he seems to be shaken as though it was a coup. Then we are introduced to yet another choice within a choice regarding Sigurd’s judgment.
2. Should You Support Sigurd’s Judgement in AC: Valhalla?
After interrupting the session, Sigurd will take on his seat and declare he doesn’t need to hear any more bickering. He would find Holder guilty, claiming how his deceitful past has pushed him up to a certain infamous status.
Not only is Holger immediately found as the perpetrator, but he is also supposed to pay 30 times the original price of the sailcloth while Gudrun only demanded the original price. At this point, we are presented with a choice to either agree with Sigurd or disagree with his choice.
Agreeing with Sigurd’s judgment will please him and count towards the true ending in AC: Valhalla. However, disagreeing with him will count as a strike and push you away from getting the true ending.
Once you agree with him, Sigurd will say that his decisions should be carried out exactly as he said and will leave looking pleased. On the other hand, if you had disagreed with his judgment, you are in for a long templar-esque lecture from him.
Even though the sequence felt a little bit like seeing Sigurd on a power trip and the sentence he served could have been a tad lighter but Holger has been caught in a similar fashion before. This was just the last straw and seeing him answer for his actions felt like a nice change.
3. 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.