Eivor was a Viking from Norway who participated in raids in England against King Alfred the Great. They were also in possession of a Hidden Blade, using it in combat against the Anglo-Saxons.
In 873 CE, Eivor and their clan of Norsemen fled from Norway to escape the endless war and dwindling resources. They arrived in the southern part of Great Britain, establishing a new settlement. At some point, Eivor encountered a group which served as one of the predecessors of the Assassin Brotherhood and was given access to a Hidden Blade. Keen that the traditionally stealth-based weaponry should be visible to their enemies, Eivor wore the blade over their forearm.
Personality and characteristics
Eivor was a devoted and confident Viking clan leader, who wasn't scared of dying to protect their people. Despite their deep love for their clan, they were a lone wolf. Indeed, driven by their dream to prove their courage, they prefered to take on all tasks and risks themselves. On top of being a fierce warrior, Eivor was cunning and was a great strategist, as could prove some of their alliances.
Behind the scenes
Eivor has been revealed to be the main protagonist of the upcoming main installment, Assassin's Creed: Valhalla. According to Ubisoft, their gender will be customizable, a feature carried over from Valhalla's immediate predecessor, Assassin's Creed: Odyssey (2018). However, lead writer Darby McDevitt has confirmed that both gender options are considered canon in a way that will make logical sense. Eivor's appearance, including clothing, hair, and war paint, will also be customizable.
The name Eivor, Eivør or Øyvor is a female given name derived from either Proto-Norse auja, believed to mean 'good luck', or *warjaʀ, meaning 'defender'. It may also come from the combination of Old Norse words ey- or øy- (meaning 'island') and -varr (meaning 'careful').
In the trailer for Valhalla, Eivor, depicted here as a male, dons his Hidden Blade over his forearm. This unconventional way of wearing it has only been previously seen once before: with the Assassin Darius in the Legacy of the First Blade expansion to Assassin's Creed: Odyssey.
- ↑ Nedd, Alex (29-04-2020). Ubisoft confirms 'Assassin's Creed Valhalla' after an 8 hour BossLogic livestream. Mashable SE Asia. Retrieved on April 30, 2020.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Ubisoft (30-04-2020). ASSASSIN’S CREED VALHALLA – BECOME A LEGENDARY VIKING RAIDER]. Ubisoft (30-04-2020). Retrieved on April 30, 2020.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1
- ↑ Assassin's Creed Valhalla - Eivor The Wolf-kissed. Ubisoft.com. Retrieved on May 5, 2020.
- ↑ Ubisoft
- ↑ Juba, Joe (30-04-2020). 25 Things We’ve Learned About Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Game Informer. Retrieved on May 11, 2020.
- ↑ Eivor on Wikipedia