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Assassin's Creed Valhalla - Vili or Trygve: The consequences of choosing the next Jarl of Snotinghamscire explained

Who should be the next Jarl of Snothinghamscire?

During the Farewells and Legacies mission in Assassin's Creed Valhalla, you'll be tasked with deciding who should be the next Jarl of Snotinghamscire - Vili or Trygve.

Unlike previous story choices, such as voting for the next Ealdorman of Lincolnscire, this mission can actually include two opportunities for you to direct the course of Valhalla's storyline. Whether this second choice appears, however, is dependent on your answer for the first.

Below you'll find the consequences for choosing either Vili or Trygve as the next Jarl of Snotinghamscire in Assassin's Creed Valhalla, but be prepared for spoilers!

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How does the Farewells and Legacies mission and deciding the next Jarl of Snotinghamscire work in Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Eivor must decide who will serve as the next jarl in Chapter 5 of The Tale of Two Jarls, mission Farewells and Legacies.

After securing the alliance with Lincolnscire and Jorvik, Eivor is summoned to Snotingham by Vili, a childhood friend (Old Friends). Eivor is eager to reunite with Vili, but soon learns that it's Vili's father, Hemming Jarl, who needs help.

Hemming Jarl is ill, and soon it will be up to Eivor to choose Vili or Trygve to succeed him.

Before the choice can be made, Eivor must help Hemming Jarl and Vili fight off the Picts who have been at war with them (On Borrowed Time). During the battle at Ulkerthorpe, Hemming Jarl is gravely injured and he asks Eivor for help in choosing the next jarl to succeed him.

Eivor agrees and travels to Stoneburgh with Vili. There they find the town on fire and the people trapped. Together they save who they can. After a heart-to-heart discussion with Vili at Kinder Downfalls, the news arrives that Heming Jarl is dying.

After Hemming Jarl's death, both Vili and Trygve must prepare for his burial at Odin's Rest and the upcoming Althing, with Eivor's help.

Eivor must make a difficult choice and seeks the counsel of a local seer (Of Blood and Gods). In the vision that follows, Eivor sees Hemming Jarl one last time, but the advice he gives isn't helpful.

Still, Eivor knows that Vili doesn't necessarily want to be the next Jarl, but Eivor also learns that Trygve plans to burn himself alive so that he can follow his Jarl (Under the Skin).

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The consequences of 'Do as you must, Trygve' in Assassin's Creed Valhalla explained

When confronting Trygve, Eivor is given a choice:

  • Snotinghamscire can't lose another.
  • Do as you must, Trygve.

Allowing Trygve to burn himself to death means that Vili will be the next Jarl and he won't join your crew.

Convincing Trygve to live, means that Eivor will have to choose the next Jarl at the atheling.

Choosing either Vili or Trygve as the next Jarl of Snotinghamscire in Assassin's Creed Valhalla

At the Althing, Vili asks what the decision will be (Farewells and Legacies). Eivor has the following choices:

  • I see a jarl in you.
  • I see Trygve as jarl, and you with me.

Choosing Vili to be the next Jarl means that he will not join you in Ravensthorpe.

Choosing Trygve results in Vili joining your crew and you can assign him to your raiding party.

When it comes to the other story choices in Assassin's Creed Valhalla, we also have pages on Soma's traitor, killing or sparing Leofrith, killing or sparing Reud, taking or leaving the resources in England, whether you should punch Basim, if you should tell Ubba the truth about Ivarr's death, the identity of Rollo's traitor and voting for the next Ealdorman of Lincolnscire.