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Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Should you take the resources from Styrbjorn?

Eivor has a big decision to make before setting sail for England, and the full ramifications of either choice aren't immediately obvious.

Eivor ponders whether to keep or leave Styrbjorn's resources in conversation with Sigurd.
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While it could seem innocuous, the decision whether to steal resources from Styrbjorn during the quest "The Seas of Fate" is one of the first in Assassin's Creed Valhalla to have real, lasting consequences.

Beware story spoilers below, but only for the early game.

Kjotve the Cruel is defeated, and with the remaining Viking kingdoms falling into line in service of King Harald, it doesn't look like there's much left in Norway for Eivor and Sigurd. With their decision made to set sail for pastures new in England, now comes the time to gather allies and supplies.

But doing so means leaving home - possibly for good - and starting a new life will be difficult across the ocean. To help, Eivor suggests stealing the hoard taken from Kjotve's fortress from Styrbjorn.

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Should you take the resources from Styrbjorn in Assassin's Creed Valhalla?

In this case, if you're struggling to pick: you probably shouldn't take Styrbjorn's supplies.

While Gudmund takes the view that Styrbjorn's supplies would set you off to a good start in England, Sigurd is dead against taking the resources. Unless you feel strongly otherwise, you should heed Sigurd: there's really only minimal benefit to taking the supplies, which amount to 20 Raw Materials and 600 Supplies; and furthermore, if you do, Sigurd will not be pleased.

Without spoiling events much later in the story, this is one of many times throughout the game where Eivor's familial relationship with their foster-brother is tested, and going against Sigurd has ramifications for the climax of Assassin's Creed Valhalla's story. So be mindful of your choices — but not so wary that you're not having fun.

For more help with the early game of Assassin's Creed Valhalla, check out our FAQ. We also have a run-down of the full skill tree, so you can make better decisions when building your character, and a guide to our picks for the best early-game weapons, here.

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