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Assassin's Creed: Valhalla

The Raven and the Cuckoo

Scott Peers

This page details everything you need to know about how to complete The Raven and the Cuckoo quest in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, part of The Last Chapter DLC update for the main story. We’ll cover where to find the meeting spot at the longboat south of Wandrie in Grantebridgescire, and how to kill the Earl of Westerna.

The Raven and the Cuckoo, AC Valhalla.

How to Start The Last Chapter for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Speak to the Crew Member at the Docks of Ravensthorpe

To begin this quest, you need to find and speak with a crew member at the docks in Ravensthorpe. They will inform you of a planned raid on the settlement, and that they’ve captured one of the Saxons who was caught trying to raid Ravensthorpe. A cutscene will play out during which Eivor questions the Saxon, and they soon learn about the rough location of a planned meeting spot south of Wandrie in Grantebridgescire, where Saxons have been plotting to frame the Raven Clan.

How to Begin The Raven and the Cuckoo From Ravensthorpe

Location of the Saxon Meeting Spot at the Longboat South of Wandrie, in Grantebridgescire

To find the meeting spot south of Wandrie in Grantebridgescire, you can fast travel to the docks just north of the area, or to the synchronization point located to the east. Either way, you’ll need to travel along the western coast from Wandrie to find the meeting spot, where a longboat can be found with some corpses around it. You need to interact with the following to complete the investigation here:

  • The note pinned to the bow of the boat
  • The port of the boat (near the center on the shore)
  • The corpses on the ground
  • The corpse skewed by a spear
  • The corpse leaning against the fallen tree

Once you’ve examined each of the above, a cutscene will begin during which some Saxon mercenaries show up and confront Eivor. Just as they’re about to attack, a new character named Roshan appears and deals with them instead. This is the character featured in the AC Mirage trailer, so we can expect to see more of her in future releases.

The corpse leaning against the fallen tree will provide you with the Raven Clan Crew Outfit, which will be useful later if you want to take a stealthy approach. Roshan will tell you more about the plot against the Raven Clan as you follow her to the nearby fort of Ravensburg. Roshan will tell you that the Earl of Westerna is the architect of this plot, and asks you to kill him while he’s at Ravensburg. Roshan aims to assassinate a woman named Al-Si-la just as you create a commotion to draw her out of a building.

How to Kill the Earl of Westerna at Ravensburg

Should You Use the Raven Clan Crew Outfit?

The commotion that you cause can be created either by assassinating the Earl of Westerna from the shadows, or by fighting him directly in open battle. Roshan would prefer you to take the stealthy approach, but in truth you can do it in any way that you want. If you do choose the stealth approach, the Raven Clan Crew Outfit that you picked up from one of the dead Saxons will be useful. You can choose to wear it as you infiltrate the fort, which will make you more difficult to detect. However, you can still be detected by the guards fairly quickly if you get too close, but you can interact with various tasks throughout the fort to remain inconspicuous whenever guards take an interest in you.

If you enjoy the stealth mechanics of the game, you can go through the fort in this way as you try to avoid the attention of the guards and get behind the Earl of Westerna just before you assassinate him at the center of the fort. However, you can just as easily storm the fort and kill all of the guards, including the Earl of Westerna, with brute force. There are a lot of enemies packed into the fort so you may need to be careful on the higher difficulties, but there are few elite enemies here so it should prove an easy task. One thing to note is that if you do choose this method, you will need to throw a torch on the building where Al-Si-la is located in order to draw her out. Just remember to confirm the kill on the Earl of Westerna to draw her out.

The Raven and the Cuckoo Rewards - Mentor of Alamut Armor Set

Whichever method you choose, once the commotion has been caused and Al-Si-la is drawn out of the building, Roshan will take her opportunity to assassinate her. After this, you’ll find yourself back at the tower outside the fort, where you’ll part ways with Roshan. With the quest finished, you’ll obtain the Mentor of Amalut armor set as a reward, which has the following set bonuses:

  • Increase Armor when equipped
  • Increase Assassination Damage and Stealth Damage on a successful assassination

(1 of 4) The location of the meeting spot south of Wandrie in Grantebridgescire.

How to Start and Complete The Last Goodbyes in AC Valhalla

Once you’re done with The Raven and the Cuckoo quest, the natural progression of The Last Chapter content would be to move onto The Last Goodbyes. This quest involves collecting Memory Fragments as Basim to view aspects of Eivor’s future. You can see the location for all of these Memory Fragments on our Memory Fragment Locations in The Last Chapter page.

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  • Guide Release
    10 November 2020
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    11 November 2023
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