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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 Viking jarlskona Eivor Varinsdottir of the Raven Clan first heard of the cryptonym "The Wren" when trying to find the cure for Flann's army, which had been poisoned. With the help of Ciara ingen Medba and Deirdre Na Linni, Eivor discovered that a Child of Danu carried the cure within their amber shard. Ciara and Deirdre mentioned that an associate went to find The Wren's true identity but was killed for coming too close. However, Ciara told Eivor that their associate might have left a clue in his cottage near Port Auley. Thus, Eivor traveled to the abandoned cottage and found a note about The Wren. 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. Eivor traveled to Lough Gara and investigated the area. From her investigation, Eivor found another note 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, Eivor found the identity and location of The Wren, who was Niamh, the poet. Her location happened to be in Rathcroghan, as she was to influence the people with false information during the village's festival. Eivor traveled to the settlement and surveyed the area in search of Niamh. Within the festival, Eivor spotted Niamh at a table with her own guard nearby. Niamh was soon assassinated by Eivor, who took her amber shard and found two clues among her personal effects. The clues involved the members known as "The Cursed" and "The Ash." With Niamh's amber shard, Eivor traveled back to Deirdre, who used the shard to create an antidote to 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]

Appearances

References

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

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