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Eorforwine: "A worm came creeping. He tore a man in two, then Woden took nine Glory-Twigs..."
Eivor: "Is this a prayer? An offering? Or a final vestige of your oath?"
Eorforwine: "Only a charm I never finished."
—Eorforwine's last words to Eivor, 870s.[src]-[m]

Eorforwine (died 870s), also known as Molten-Innocence was a Zealot of the Order of the Ancients who operated in England during the 9th century.

Biography

At some point in her childhood, Eorforwine was badly injured in an accident involving fire, leaving her face badly disfigured. Eorforwine grew ashamed of her appearance, hiding her face at all times, and lashing out at the world in a violent way. This caught the attention of the Order of the Ancients, who recruited her as a Zealot for their organization.[1]

Around the 870s, Eorforwine patrolled the area around Grantebridge in the area of Grantebridgescire. During one such patrol, she encountered the Viking Eivor of the Raven Clan, who worked with the Hidden Ones to eliminate the Order's presence in the area. After a fierce battle, Eorforwine was bested and killed in combat.[1]

Trivia

  • Like other Zealots, Eorforwine had special fighting techniques and weapons in her arsenal. Upon Eivor's instigation, Eorforwine was equipped with an unbreakable shield, attacked with poisonous grenades, and packed rations to heal herself within battle.
  • Eorforwine was also one of few female Zealots of the Order, along with Kendall and Wuffa.

Behind the scenes

Eorforwine is a character in Assassin's Creed: Valhalla whose name is Anglo-Saxon in origin, eofor meaning wild boar, and wine meaning friend.

Some members of the internet community highlighted the use of the word "disfigured" in the character's bio as problematic. Ubisoft has since apologized for the ableist language, promising to change it with a future patch.[2]

The bio, which was changed in patch 1.10, originally read: "Horribly burned in a childhood accident, Eoforwine is terrified someone will see her disfigured face. She relieves her fury with bursts of violence."

During her White Room confession scene, Eorforwine recites part of the Nine Herbs Charm, one of few Old English poems that explicitly mention Woden.

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Appearances

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Assassin's Creed: ValhallaBreaking the Order
  2. Bailey, Dustin (10-11-2020). Assassin’s Creed Valhalla devs apologise for ableist language, promise an update. PCGamesN. Archived from the original on November 10, 2020. Retrieved on November 20, 2020.

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