Where is Valhalla

Does “Assassin's Creed Valhalla” reveal the location of the next installment? A hidden find points to Germany!

It often happens that game designers make fun of it hidden messages within their games. These so-called Easter eggs are often jokes or nice cross-references to other games * - but sometimes they also indicate where the protagonist (s) might be drawn to in the next part of the game series. "Assassin's Creed Valhalla" was only recently released and there are still some DLCs and free expansions planned, some of which will restore the already huge game world enlarge. Still, there is nothing wrong with asking yourself now where Ubisoft's assassins will be headed in the next triple-A game, this is also a fun mind game and an exciting search for clues. Incidentally, such a very promising one could be hidden directly in “Valhalla”.

"Assassin's Creed": Germany as the favorite location of the readers

In a recent poll, we asked readers which setting they would like to see in the next “Assassin's Creed”. The result is close, but that Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation in the end it is a favorite. Here is the survey:

For everyone who wants the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation, there is now a reason to be happy. Because a hidden letter in "Assassin's Creed Valhalla" mentions explicitly Colonia - ancient Cologne.

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"Assassin's Creed Germania": Assassins in Colonia?

The reference point for Germany - and thus, among other things, for the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation - is a centuries-old letter from Roman times, which is located in a hidden cave in "Valhalla". In order not to spoil, here only the location and not how the players reach it: The letter is located atBrotherhood House Ratae in Legracaesterscir. In the corresponding document, which is in the back corner of the abandoned and derelict underground house, the instruction is given that all assassins of Great Britain are to Colonia should withdraw.

To classify: At the time of "Assassin's Creed Valhalla" the assassins had been since Roman times no longer active in Great Britain - the player should help restore their position on the island. Around the same time as the Assassin franchise's Viking Adventure Carolingian France split up into West and East Franconia - the latter is the forerunner for the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation, ultimately Germany.

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Which action times are possible?

"Assassin's Creed" is based on the medieval roleplaying formula and if you make your assumptions with reference to the letter from "Valhalla", there are three possible periods of time for an assassin adventure in Germany:

  • The Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation from around the 13th century.
  • The Germania of antiquitywhich coexisted to a large extent in Rome and which was active when the letter in "Assassin's Creed Valhalla" with the instruction to retreat to Colonia was written.
  • And East Franconia, which would be located between the aforementioned periods and which existed at about the same time as "Assassin's Creed Valhalla".

The Cologne mentioned in the letter also played an important role in the time of Eastern Franconia, when it belonged to the East Franconian Empire of King Ludwig the German in 876 and also several times attacked by Vikings has been.

Would the scenario be suitable?

There is a very clear answer to this question: Yes! Not only would an “Assassin's Creed” be narrative in historical Germany seamlessly into the assassins series since their reorientation with "Assassin's Creed Origins", Germany offers with its mountains in the south, the many rivers, forests and extensive fields as well as the sometimes great Roman architecture of this time also very interesting and varied Tracts of landthat would do well in an RPG. In addition, medieval or ancient Germany as a setting is very unspent - in contrast to the former favorite Japan, which since the release of "Ghost of Tsushima" and "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" would not be so fresh for an "Assassin's Creed".

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Germanic Assassins: There is more to it than meets the eye

The many advantages of an "Assassin's Creed" in Germany, ie in ancient Germania, the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation, or Eastern Franconia, make the idea one "Assassin's Creed Germania" - or whatever it would be called - no less likely. And then there is the letter from “Valhalla” itself: The developers wouldn't give such a hint without ulterior motives incorporate into your game? Especially since the presence of the assassins in Italy, Greece and the Middle East had already been established and had already been checked in earlier games. The letter could just as well have said that the British assassins should withdraw to, for example, Rome. But no, we're talking about Colonia instead ...(fh) * tz.de is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editors network.

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