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"I used The Order to live a life of ale-drinking, but the price of my ale was murder. Sad really."
―Gifle's final moments, 870s.[src]-[m]

Gifle (died 870s), 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. Gifle 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 filled with mead and debauchery. 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]

During the 870s, Viking shieldmaiden Eivor Varinsdottir discovered a clue, which gave the title, The Ash-Spear. The first clue of three led Eivor to investigate a tall Roman tower northeast of Northwic in East Anglia. At the tower, Eivor discovered a note within a bandit camp, on top of a cart of goods. The second clue stated that Eivor needed to investigate a bandit camp between Britannia's Watch and Thetford Village. As she found and probed this camp, Eivor claimed the final clue, which was found on a nearby bench in the camp. The clue stated the location and identity of The Ash-Spear, whose name was Gifle. Gifle's location was revealed to be at the tip of Thetford's Forest, south of Roman ruins near Britannia's Watch. As she arrived at another bandit camp, Eivor saw Gifle among the bandits and assassinated him within the camp. Greatly damaging the ties between bandit groups and the Order, Eivor also recovered a medallion from Gifle's personal effects.[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.