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Lerion (died 864) was an ealdorman from the House of Wuffingas who sought to claim the throne of Mercia from King Burgred during the 9th century.[1] He was a member of the Order of the Ancients and had three daughters: Cordelia, Regan and Goneril, all of whom sought revenge for his death.[2]

After seeking an alliance with Ælla of Northumbria, and Thegn Leofwine of Mercia, he was betrayed by Leofwine who reported his actions to King Edmund, getting a third of Lerion's estate as a reward. As a result, Lerion was executed for treason. Leofwine even went as far as to later show up at his estate to detain his daughters and seize all lands.[2]

Behind the scenes

The story of Lerion is likely inspired by the legendary figure of the same name, which was used by the playwright William Shakespeare as the basis for his play King Lear.[3]



  1. Assassin's Creed: ValhallaDatabase: The Daughters of Lerion
  2. 2.0 2.1 Assassin's Creed: ValhallaFloating conversations: The Daughters of Lerion
  3. Wikipedia-W-visual-balanced.svg Leir of Britain on Wikipedia