Honor Bound is a quest within the game Assasssin’s Creed Valhalla.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Prologue
Before you get into the Honor Bound quest, you’ll start off in the prologue section as a young Eivor.
At first I thought I was playing as a young male version of him, but I believe they meant for the child to be ambiguous, or open to your interpretation. Any viking child could shave their head back then, and any kid could have a rasp–as seen in the adult version of the female and her rasp.
So technically, the child could be male or female, but…I’ve always seen them as male.
Which is why it was always awkward for me to be able to play them as a female adult. The attempts at not labeling the kid in looks as one specific gender failed in my eyes. With that being said…I typically always choose the female version because I really like her voice actor more than the male’s.
Those are my thoughts though.
You can choose to dance at specific areas, as well as play at a certain part, but they won’t do much for you at the time. Instead, continue on the set path to the king, talking to the people you have to.
Wander around if you like, but there’s nothing that you can really interact with at this point before the major battle begins, at which point you’ll need to exit out the main door.
Honor Bound Guide
Find and rescue your crew
First things first, since your health is low, you’ll want to snag some of the berries, mushrooms, or food from pots as you make your way to your destination. Personally, I go to the synchronization point and use it, since it’s right in the direction you’re headed anyway. (Plus it lights up specific treasure areas.)
The berries are able to heal you in-game, so you don’t get to hold onto them for too long, unless you’re really good at not being hit, or you’re a coward like your father was in the beginning.
Except, well, he didn’t need berries since he was a one hit wonder.
Not only that, but you don’t get to look at deliciousness of the berries in the game, unlike with this transparent candle that has berries in its center. Perfect for the holiday season or if you love berries in general.
Jump down into the water and up ahead you’ll find an enemy. Take them out however you want, whether you want to practice your combat or whatever.
The little camp is good for rations, but that’s about it.
However, there’s a house up ahead that actually has a Treasure inside with supplies you’ll be able to use in the future, if you want to stock up on those. (Of course you do.)
Not far from the house are two warriors having a chat about you. They’ll eventually separate and walk away from one another. Attack them together or attack them separately–it makes no difference. I prefer the stealth approach, so I typically shoot them while they’re apart and unaware of one another’s deaths.
Once they’re dead, follow the path down to where a cutscene begins with Dag, when you hear the sounds of battle.
Before you do anything else, equip your shield. It may come in handy.
You can use your raven to tag people and locate quest objectives. Just know it’s not quite like the other Assassin’s Creed games. I believe you actually have to tag the people for them to show up for you, instead of hovering over them, like you could in Odyssey. Guess ravens just aren’t as cool as eagles.
I know Eivor says not to take the front gate, but I do. I roll into the high grass, take out several of the lone guards along the way as I make my way to the building with my bound crew.
My honor bound crew.
Know that there is a Treasure you can obtain in one of the buildings–either now or after you rescue the crew. Personally, I’d go for it now rather than later, as it’ll get a bit more chaotic once everyone is free.
Climb up to the roof of the building your crew are in and drop down the top section. Drop down again for a cutscene, and then your first boss battle with Rikiwulf.
This is where you really learn the combat system of the game. There is a stamina bar that will deplete if you dodge too many times, but it’ll regain itself the more times you hit. Misses obviously don’t count.
Red attacks mean you’ll need to dodge, and you are able to parry normal attacks and do finishing moves when given the chance.
He’s not a difficult fight and he’s not meant to be. He’s more of a lesson.
Free your crew
Once he’s been defeated, leave your thoughts and free your crew. Don’t forget to also equip all your new shiny equipment, because you’ll be needing it. There’s a lot of fighting coming up, whether you want to battle or not.
Leave the building once you’re ready.
Reach your longship
Basically, you’ll just want to make you way down to the ship while killing everyone that gets in your way and keeping everyone safe while you’re at it.
It seems to be a fairly easy job. After a few runs of doing this quest nobody had died on me, so my crewmates seems pretty hardy.
Sail home to Fornburg
The last part of Honor Bound is delivering yourself and your crew to your home. It’s pretty much a straight shot on the sea. Check your map when you start to get close to land, as it’ll be in a little nook and cranny you’ll be sailing into and docking at the end of the way.
Speak to Randiv
She’s not far from you at this point. Just off the dock up ahead.
Honor Bound Rewards
- 5100 XP