This quest becomes available once you have completed Adorning the Adorned, Rowdy Raiders, and Of Blood and Gods. A clear answer as to who should be the new Jarl continues to elude Eivor, but now there are more pressing matters at hand.
To begin, speak with Sunniva in Hemthorpe. You’ll find her at Odin’s Rest. A cutscene will follow, during which you’ll have an important decision to make.
What Should You Tell Trygve?
During the cutscene you’ll have to choose between the following dialogue options:
- “Snotinghamscire can’t lose another.”
- “Do as you must, Trygve.”
If you want to choose who should be the next Jarl, you should respond with option 1, “Snotinghamscire can’t lose another.”. If you choose option 2, it will not be possible to suggest Trygve as new Jarl, and Vili must become the new Jarl. This also means that you won’t be able to recruit Vili as a member of your longship crew if you want to later on.
Regardless of what you say to Trygve, another cutscene will follow the conversation. At the end of it, you’ll be alerted to the presence of Picts by Sunniva. It doesn’t matter which dialogue option you respond with here, Eivor will be attacking the Picts alone. Once you’ve responded to Sunniva, follow her to where the scout was killed. You’ll then need to enter the Odin Mine Hideout to the north.
Find Vili at Odin Mine Hideout
When you enter the mine you’ll see a hole in the cave wall to the north. You can go through here to find an ability from a Book of Knowledge and a Tungsten Ingot from a chest. This is entirely optional, so if you just want to pursue Vili, continue west through the cave. You’ll soon find Vili fighting some enemies inside. Help Vili to defeat all the Picts, then follow him further through the mine, killing Picts as you go.
When you find the exit from the mines, you’ll need to follow Vili a little further to Odin’s Hovel. Once there, speak with him to begin a cutscene.
Should You Romance Vili?
During the scene you’ll have an option to express a romantic interest in Vili. This will be a short lived romance, with no permanent consequences, so don’t worry if you’re planning to romance someone else. After the scene, the quest will complete.