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Niamh (died c. 879), also known as The Wren, was an Irish poet and a member of the Children of Danu, holding the title of Lady.

Biography

As a youth, Niamh was seen and assumed to be a mute child. However, the fact was that Niamh was listening intensely. When Niamh first created her own sounds, people were unusually intrigued by her voice. Her sister also admitted that Niamh could speak with the wildlife. Nevertheless, when Niamh spoke more eloquently, she was often seen as a persuasive and captivating public figure. Niamh would later find work as a poet, which caught the attention of the Children of Danu. Accepting the cult's invitation, Niamh would be a principal advocate and orator for the Children of Danu, using her verbal talents to influence the general public.[1]

The cryptonym, "The Wren," was first heard when the Viking jarlskona Eivor Varinsdottir of the Raven Clan was trying to find the cure for Flann's army, which had been poisoned. With the help of Ciara ingen Medba and Deirdre Na Linni, it was mentioned that an associate went to find The Wren's true identity but was killed for coming too close. However, their associate might have left a clue in his cottage near Port Auley. Thus, at the abandoned cottage, a note about The Wren was found. The note detailed about a meeting between The Wren and a Children of Danu leader at a small island at Lough Gara, near the ritual stone there. At Lough Gara, another note was found on a crate near the ritual stone. The note was a message, from The Oak, who stated to The Wren to sow discord and madness among the public slowly as she can as a poet.[2]

With all the clues, the identity of The Wren was deduced to be Niamh the poet. Niamh's location happened to be at Rathcroghan, as she was to influence the people with false information during the village's festival. Within the festival, Niamh was spotted at a table with her own guard nearby. Niamh was soon assassinated by Eivor, who took her amber shard and found two more clues among her personal effects about "The Cursed" and "The Ash." With Niamh's amber shard, an antidote was created for the poison inflicted on Flann's army.[2]

Behind the Scenes

Niamh, a character who appears in Assassin's Creed: Valhalla's Wrath of the Druids DLC, shares the same character model with Gyda, who appears in the The City of War arc in the base game.

Her name is an Irish feminine given name derived from Old Irish Niaṁ, meaning "bright" or "radiant".[3]

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Appearances

References

  1. Assassin's Creed: ValhallaWrath of the DruidsTarget menu: "Bio: Naimh, The Wren"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Assassin's Creed: ValhallaWrath of the DruidsPotion of Blood
  3. Wikipedia-W-visual-balanced.svg Niamh on Wikipedia

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