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Gifle (died 876), also known as The Ash-Spear, was an Anglo-Saxon member of the Order of the Ancients's Wardens of Wealth sect during 9th century, holding the title Palatinus. He worked alongside bandits at a camp near Britannia's Watch.


A weird inclusion of the Order, Gifle never cared about the rules and hierarchy of the organization. Nevertheless, Gifle saw that after the Order's bidding, he attained a great amount of freedom. This freedom was filled with mead and debauchery, but his freedom nonetheless. With his combat skills and shrewd decisions, Gilfe rose to the rank of Palatinus and began to create relationships between various groups of bandits and use them for the Order's desires.[1]

The Viking shieldmaiden Eivor Varinsdottir discovered a certain clue, which gave the title, The Ash-Spear. This first clue of three led Eivor to investigate a tall Roman tower northeast of Northwic in East Anglia to determine The Ash-Spear's identity. After searching the land around the tower, Eivor discovered a note in a bandit camp, on top of a cart filled with goods. This second clue showed Eivor that she needed to investigate a bandit camp between Britannia's Watch and Thetford Village, in East Anglia. After locating and entering the camp, she came across the final clue, which was laid on a bench. The clue stated the location and identity of The Ash-Spear: Gifle. The target's destination revealed that Gifle was hiding at the tip of Thetford's Forest, south of Roman ruins near Britannia's Watch. Locating another bandit camp, Eivor saw Gifle among the bandits and then assassinated him within the camp, greatly damaging the ties between bandit groups and the Order.[1]


  • The first clue of The Ash-Spear can be obtained from either killing the Zealot Wuffa or assassinating The Lathe.
  • Gilfe's reason for his role in the Order was purely personal, as his need for money and mead was more important than his belief in the Order's tenets. His situation greatly resembles Thomas Hickey of the Colonial Rite in Assassin's Creed III.



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