This quest begins once you have pledged to Hamtunscire from the alliance map in the longhouse at Ravensthorpe. The time has come to aid Guthrum in the assault on the region.
Travel to Werham in Hamtunscire
To begin, you’ll need to travel to Werham, a fortress southwest of Wincestre. You should enter from the northern entrance, where you’ll find Soma. When you approach her a cutscene will begin, after which you’ll find yourself in the church at Werham, where Guthrum and King Aelfred are engaged in discussing terms. You can choose whatever dialogue options you want here, the outcome will be the same.
After the cutscene in the church, your objective will be to burn Werham by throwing torches at silos and on rooftops. You’ll need to burn as much as it takes for the progress bar to fill, killing any Saxon warriors that you come across along the way. Once you’ve burnt enough, regroup with Soma at the northern entrance of Werham, then make your way to the forest northeast of Werham, beyond Wishtman’s Wood. You will encounter a number of Saxon warriors along the road, but they are easily dealt with alongside Guthrum, Soma, and a few other allies.
Rescue the Danes at Hamtun Blockade
When you reach the forest a cutscene will play, during which Guthrum asks Eivor to join him in rescuing the captured Danes at Hamtun Blockade. You’ll find this small camp just east of the forest. As you approach the blockade Eivor will suggest that you can take a stealthy approach and take out the guards methodically, or you can summon your longship and attack it with your crew. Either way, you won’t find much of a challenge here. As you approach the camp from the west, be sure to take the key from the table under the canopy. You’ll also find a Tungsten Ingot from the Gedriht elite unit here.
With the key in hand, continue eastward through the camp to the prison area. You can use Odin’s Sight to identify its precise location. When you free the Danes beneath the tower in the western part of the camp, you’ll need to shoot the link on the ladder to get back out and allow the Danes to escape. Once you’ve freed all the Danes by filling the progress bar, follow Guthrum out of the camp then speak with him to complete the quest.