Eivor woke up with a hangover and blood on her hands after a night of drinking.
After she woke up, Eivor investigated the dead soldier.
Eivor looked over a broken pot.
- Eivor: This pot has been broken, and it's covered in blood. A weapon, maybe?
Eivor noticed blood near the entrance.
- Eivor: Blood. Could be Tewdwr's if he was the heavy thing being dragged.
Eivor saw an obstruction in her way and moved it, which opened up a room. Eivor investigated the room and found footprints.
- Eivor: Muddy footprints. Someone was hiding back here.
Outside, Eivor heard guards shouting.
- Anglo-Saxon Soldier 1: Open up! Tewdwr?
- Anglo-Saxon Soldier 2: What's happened here? Open this door!
- Anglo-Saxon Soldier 1: Come out of there!
Eivor saw something awry with some pots, broke them, and found a pouch.
- Eivor: Gwilim's pouch. I wonder if it still has his little "something stronger." But why is it here? Better hold onto it.
Eivor found all the clues and deliberated the possibilites.
- Eivor: So. What does this lead to? The murderers hid here, lying in wait while we approached outside. They jumped from the shadows to kill the bodyguards. And to disable Tewdwr. Then they dragged him away. That accounts for everything... ...except Gwilim's pouch of herbs.
After her deduction, Eivor remained off from Gwilim's concoction.
- Eivor: I'm still unbalanced by Gwilim's special something. Maybe Mother Modron will know the contents.
Before she left, Eivor found a page near Tewdwr's bed.
- Page from Tewdwr's Journal:
I am to be Ealdorman. It came as quite a shock, as I have made my interest in furthering my path in the duty of Christ. The Fathers said that though my heart lies with the cloth here in Winchcombe, the Lord has need of me elsewhere. Heresy, devil worship, and hedonism plagues Glowecestre proper like locusts. I am to be their new shepherd, freeing them from the devil's bondage and leading the good people back to His side. I just hope they will be my willing lambs.
Eivor exited Tewdwr, only to be met by Cynon and his guards.
- Anglo-Saxon Soldier 3: There she is!
- Cynon: What is the meaning of this? Blood soaking our soil, and your weapon coated in the same?
- Eivor: Cynon, please, more has happened here than you can see. Give me a right to parley my innocence.
- Cynon: I should have heeded Tewdwr's misgivings about the heathen party guests. And now he has paid with his life. With Tewdwr gone, Glowecestre will be without an ealdorman. Eye for an eye, your Raven Clan will lose their chieftain.
- Anglo-Saxon Soldier 3: Get the murderer!
As Cynon left, Eivor was left to face his guards as they attacked her. Eivor quickly defeated her attackers.
- Eivor: Hands tacky with old blood from the new king. It would be best to lie low.
Eivor ran through stealthily to find Modron and overheard bits of conversation.
- Anglo-Saxon Woman 1: Terrible business. Poor lad.
- Anglo-Saxon Man 1: I came as soon as I heard. Tewdwr is missing?
- Anglo-Saxon Woman 1: Murdered! By those visiting Danes no less. It's true what they say, soulless killers the lot of them!
Eivor soon located Modron, carving an object, near a statue with her daughter, Gwenydd.
- Eivor: There is Modron, up ahead.
Eivor spoke with Modron.
- Modron: Hello again.
- Gwenydd: Mother, it's the friend of the mangled-leg man!
- Eivor: Eivor. You remember.
- Modron: Indeed. It's a surprise to see you. Is everything quite all right?
- Eivor: No, it is not. I awoke in Tewdwr's wrecked home. Blood, but no body. Cynon's men are after me for the lad's murder.
- Gwenydd: Oh-oh! Did you stab him? Mother, can I see?
- Modron: Blood, but no body? We must see what has happened to him.
- Eivor: Do you recognize the contents of this pouch?
Modron sniffed the contents.
- Modron: A very unusual blend. There is a druid who uses this mix to aid sleep.
- Eivor: A monk called Gwilim poured some of it into my drink last night. The effects were intense.
- Anglo-Saxon Soldier 4: Search the houses! Can't have gotten far!
- Modron: They're coming for you. If they know I've aided you, it'll be my head next.
- Eivor: Can you−
- Modron: I've seen nothing, and no one.
Modron left as Eivor searched for the druid, Halewyn. Eivor traveled to the lake and arrived at the Druid's Cottage.
- Eivor: That must be the home of the druid.
Eivor became closer to the entrance of his house.
- Eivor: The fellow's land is peopled by men of straw.
Eivor knocked on the door and it opened.
- Halewyn: O spirit, you have finally come! Days ago, a passing cloud foretold your arrival with drops of sun-scented rain. But what form of being are you beneath this guise of horse and bone? From the realm of the fae? I know you cannot say. I press no more. Whatever you be, now you are here the ritual may begin! But the men of straw must announce you with sparks! Ignite the sky to begin anew, here at the death of the season. Until then, I await you, giving thanks in the glen.
Halewyn went to pray as Eivor went to each man of straw.
- Eivor: Halewyn said that the wicker men must announce me with fire... Perhaps I should set them ablaze.
Eivor set her first wicker man on fire.
- Halewyn: Ah! A wicker man speaks! Now let them speak in chorus!
Eivor set the next one ablaze.
- Halewyn: Yes, another joins the throng.
Eivor set her third one on fire.
- Halewyn: Another!
Eivor set her fourth one on fire.
- Halewyn: Let there be cacophony! One more, one more.
Eivor set the last one ablaze.
- Halewyn: They roar! Do you hear them? A chorus of fire!
- Eivor: That should be the last one! Back to the druid.
Eivor looked around the area and a found a marking on one of the doors.
- Eivor: This symbol is one I have seen carved into shields and headstones.
- Celtic Knot:
Gather the strands, magic bestow
To ward off the spirits of evil and woe.
Tied so tight, the circle is sealed.
Enclosed us within the strength of the shield.
Eivor found an upside-down dagger inside the house.
- Eivor: This dagger is upside-down.
- Athame Dagger
Upturned blade, release the past.
Round about be the circle east.
Within the circle, at morning dew,
Death to the old, begin anew.
Eivor found a collection of items on the table inside the house.
- Eivor: A hangman's noose. A knife. And the vials smells of poison. Three ways to kill someone?
- Threefold Death:
Lords and the lowly die a threefold death.
A hangman's noose stifles the breath.
A knife turns quick to mud.
Drink from the well, you'll cough up blood.
Eivor looked outside the house and found arrays of skulls.
- Eivor: Their mouths are open, like they've been screaming secrets.
- Soul Skulls:
Tell me, my friend, of the unbreakable bond.
Tell me, O friend, of the journey beyond.
Speak to me, for speak you must.
Speak to me, though your tongue be dust.
Eivor looked under the house and found a grave with a letter.
- Love Letter
Another year of early blossoms. Have you sent them from your side? Always the soothsayer in life, I can see you keeping the gods as a captive audience on the other side. Boots has had another litter. We'll be as rich in cats as we were in love. Sleep well, my beast.
On the grave, Eivor spotted two spoons.
- Eivor: Two ladles carved from a single branch. The grooves match.
- Double Spoon:
The rise of moon, the set of sun,
One is two and two is one.
Day breaks, they mend the cloth,
Evening falls, they share the broth.
Eivor looked around and swam to a statue.
- Eivor: The statue of a woman, Sabrina, watches me from the water below.
- Sabrina of the Severn
The long river flows like her flowing red locks.
She plays in the shallow and among the deep rocks,
And if e'er a maiden is in peril or lost
Sabrina will give her comfort and love.
Eivor spoke to Halewyn.
- Halewyn: Speak to me, O wind!
- Eivor: I have come to ask you a single question.
- Halewyn: Something about your demeanor and your physical manifestation now gives me pause. Are you truly a spirit of light?
- Eivor: I am a spirit as any other.
- Halewyn: Then prove it. You must know the depths of the world's mysteries before I will help you. Tell me the proper use of charms.
- Eivor: Very well. Ask your riddles.
- Halewyn may have asked a collection of three of the given riddles. Eivor may have or may have not known the answer, however.
- Halewyn: Which charms protects from evil spirits?
("Correct - The Celtic Knot")
- Eivor: The symbol of the Celtic Knot wards off harm.
- Halewyn: A secure knot indeed. Only one of light need not fear it.
("Correct - The Athame Dagger")
- Eivor: The Athame Dagger cuts our ties with the past.
- Halewyn: The upturned blade! Things can be reversed! You know this charm.
("Correct - The Soul Skulls")
- Eivor: The Skull Souls charm summons voices from death's realm.
- Halewyn: In such fashion, I speak to druids long dead. But of course you, a spirit, would know that.
("Correct - Sabrina of the Severn")
- Eivor: Maidens in peril are protected by Sabrina of the Severn.
- Halewyn: Sabrina the water nymph! Yes.
("Correct - The Double Spoon")
- Eivor: The charm of the Double Spoon.
- Halewyn: Yes! Such that a wedded pair can sup broth together.
("Correct - The Threefold Death")
- Eivor: Threefold Death stops life's wind, returns a body to earth, and renders water into poison.
- Halewyn: Threefold Death is the charm!
Eivor answered all of Halewyn's riddles.
- Halewyn: You are a spirit of light! Mabon be praised. Would you like some bread and cream?
- Eivor: No, just the answer to a question. This herb-pouch made its way to Glowecestre in the hands of a strange man. Do you know it?
- Halewyn: Aye. A mix to help him sleep. I filled this very pouch. And over a dandelion wine, he spoke fondly of his home, Cudd Lladron.
- Eivor: Cudd Lladron? Very well. I thank you, Halewyn, but this spirit has others to visit this harvest moon.
- Halewyn: Go with the wind and leaves, good friend of the hills!
Eivor left Halewyn.
- Eivor: Cudd Lladron. Strange name. Meanwhile, Modron awaits me at the stones nearby.
After being framed for the apparent murder of Tewdwr, Eivor met with a druid named Halewyn about Gwilim's pouch and learned where Gwilim lived.
Behind the scenes
This memory starts an arc that shares similarities with the memory "Infrequent Flier" and subsequent missions after from the 2009 video game Assassin's Creed II. Both Eivor and Ezio Auditore were framed for the the murder of an official—Giovanni Mocenigo the Doge of Venice and ealdorman Tewdwr, respectively—and had to wear a mask to conceal their identity until they could clear their names, with Eivor wearing a Mari Lwyd skull and Ezio using a Carnevale mask.