Assassin's Creed Valhalla - Hunted mission explained: Where to burn the kill order at Venonis explained

How to avoid the Zealots hunting you down.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla's Hunted mission can appear after concluding the Ledecestrescire questline.

If you decide to spare Leofrith in Heavy Is the Head, he will give you intel about the Zealots who serve the Order of the Ancients.

Specifically, he tells you to burn a scroll at Venonis that has Eivor's name on it, thereby stopping the Zealots from actively hunting you down.

However, the catch is you must reach this location before the next dawn, otherwise the quest will fail - meaning finding this location should be of the highest priority if you want to keep the Zealots off your back.

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Where to burn the kill order at Venonis in Assassin's Creed Valhalla's Hunted mission explained

First of all, track the mission in your quest log, so that the marker of the quest location appears on your map.

Hunted's Burn the Kill Order at Venonis location in Assassin's Creed Valhalla

This will take you to Venonis, a location to the west of Ravensthope. If you have visited this location already, chances are you also unlocked the viewpoint - otherwise, make your way there as soon as possible.

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However you get there, start at this viewpoint, which situates you in the centre of the location. From here, go west - or right if you've just dived from the viewpoint - and then take the next immediate right.

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What makes this quest difficult is the quest marker will now disappear. However, where you need to go is thankfully pretty close. You need to head to the ruins on your left. When you get close enough, Eivor will comment "that's the statue the Zealots use", and the marker will reappear.

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If you lose the location, the embedded video at the start of this section will guide you to the precise position.


For more help with Assassin's Creed Valhalla, we have pages on Soma's traitor, how to burn the kill order in Venonis, getting the Nodens' Arc, Excalibur, Thor gear and other Valhalla armour sets, Power Level and how to get XP fast, unseal the well, an explainer on the Valhalla health system, changing gender, changing mounts and the wolf mount, settlement upgrades, Assassin's Creed Valhalla romance options, how to get to England and return to Norway, flyting tips, Order of the Ancients locations and Assassin's Creed Valhalla story choices. If you're looking for things to collect and upgrade, we have lists on best skills, Book of Knowledge locations and Treasure Hoard maps.


What are the outcomes of the Hunted mission in Assassin's Creed Valhalla?

Now approach the hole in the statue where the on-screen marker suggests.

If you made it in time - before the next dawn after you picked up the mission - the parchment will there. Press the prompt to read it, starting a cutscene of it being burnt.

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Doing this means Zealots roaming the map will no longer actively hunt you. However, they are still on the map and can be fought - which is a requirement for completing the Order of the Ancients quest chain.

If you don't get there in time - in our experience, you pretty much have to get here as soon as you collect the Hunted mission - there will be no parchment; attempting to 'read' it will complete the mission and give you the warning that "Zealots will now actively hunt you and will attack on sight".

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If you fail, don't worry, this won't block you out of any content. All it means is a little extra challenge, and that you should be on your guard in a similar way you would be with mercenaries in Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Ultimately, know these encounters are optional, and you can escape them if you prefer not to fight.

As mentioned, for completionists, fighting the Order of the Ancients members will be something you need to do down the line anyway - so not only can they be killed, you'll want to get round to defeating them all eventually anyway.

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