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Sýnin was a female [1][2] raven that accompanied the Viking shieldmaiden Eivor Varinsdottir of the Raven Clan during the invasion of England in the 9th century,[3] as well as on Eivor's further travels to Ireland[4] and Francia to aid in Rollo's siege of Paris.[5]

Skins

In 2020, while reliving Eivor's memories through the Portable Animus HR-8.5, the Assassin Layla Hassan could modify the Animus interface and allow for a variety of skins to be applied to Sýnin:

Image Name Description Availability
ACV Sýnin Albino.png Albino Stable merchant
Angelus Mortis This dark bird is often compared to the angel of death, who drags souls of sinners to throw them in the frozen lake of guilt. Reda's Shop / Gothic Pack
ACV Sýnin Bald eagle.png Bald Eagle A most fierce and stubborn bird. Not the sort to keep around any unattended family pets smaller than a pony... Reda's Shop / Hearthweru Pack
Bjartr An awe inspiring sight, closer to a ray of light given physical form than any actual bird seen anywhere else. Reda's Shop / Knight ISU Pack
ACV Sýnin Black and White.png Black and White Stable merchant
ACV Sýnin Blood Eagle.png Blood Eagle This raven survived by eating the remains of warriors fallen in battle. Reda's Shop / Einherjar Pack
ACV Sýnin Blue Shades.png Blue Shades Stable merchant
ACV Sýnin Celtic Raven.png Celtic Raven Stable merchant (Wrath of the Druids only)
ACV Sýnin Colorful Raven.png Colorful Raven Ēostre festival
Droninn Once in the air, this bird seems to stay in the sky for days, monitoring your area and scanning for any danger. Reda's Shop / Modern Day Pack
ACV Sýnin Eugene.png Eugene This bird must have been the companion of the most powerful mage, since it speaks back to you in the human tongue. Sometimes, he even seems to be mocking you. Reda's Shop / Mystical Pack
ACV Sýnin Falcon.png Falcon Reda's Shop
Feigr To say this bird is "near to death" may be a very optimistic way of stating the obvious. Reda's Shop / Draugr Pack
Gallus This flying rooster is just as agile as other types of bird, it may actually be unique in this regard. Reda's Shop / Charlemagne Pack
Huginn A raven of legend that supposedly sees all and reports its discoveries back to Odin. Reda's Shop / Valkyrie Pack
ACV Sýnin Hunting Falcon.png Hunting Falcon No prey can hide from the falcon's talons. Sigrblot Festival
Muninn A mythical raven branded with Odin's mark. It may or may not whisper secrets. Reda's Shop / Berserker Pack
Nepja With wings of frost and talons of glistening ice, this infant creature will grow to become fearsome indeed. Reda's Shop / Niflheim Pack
Night Heron A nocturnal hunter, this graceful bird is the perfect companion for those who prowl at night. Reda's Shop / Huldufolk Pack
ACV Sýnin Phoenix.png Phoenix Around the campfire at night, old warriors say this mythical bird has been alive for centuries, and some even claim the secret of immortality lies in its fiery feathers... Reda's Shop / Hel's Damnation Pack
Puffy A puffin companion. Either as a self-imposed challenge or for comedic relief, bring this normally docile animal out to the hunt. Reda's Shop / Ullr's Hunter Pack
ACV Sýnin Savage.png Savage Stable merchant
Seidhr Since Huginn and Muninn are busy gathering information, Odin enchanted another raven to hunt with. Probably. Reda's Shop / Black Raven Pack
Thunderbird Many claim that they know the correct origins of this golden bird, with the lightning coming from its eyes. The animal itself seems to not care. Reda's Shop / Taranis Pack
ACV Sýnin Vinland Crow.png Vinland Crow Ubisoft Connect
ACV Sýnin White Senu.png White Senu Ubisoft Connect
Wyrmling Small, but ferocious, companion. At this stage of development, it is hard to say this will grow to be a dragon, a wyrm, a drake or a wyvern. Reda's Shop / Knight of the Round Table Pack

Behind the scenes

Sýnin first appeared in Assassin's Creed: Valhalla's reveal livestream, flying over Eivor's shoulder.[6] Her name was first revealed in an interview with USGamer, where it was announced that she would appear in-game as a companion and extension of the Eagle Vision mechanic introduced in Assassin's Creed: Origins and Assassin's Creed: Odyssey.[7]

Etymology

Sýnin is the definitive form of the Old Norse word sýn, meaning 'sight, vision'.

The name is intended to mean 'insight' and is pronounced "Sue-nin" (/'suːnɪn/).[8]

Gallery

Appearances

References

  1. Twitter.png Darby McDevitt (@DarbyMcDevitt) on Twitter "Synin is a she!" (screenshot)
  2. Assassin's Creed ValhallaThe Hunting Grounds
  3. Assassin's Creed: Valhalla
  4. Assassin's Creed: Valhalla – Wrath of the Druids
  5. Assassin's Creed: Valhalla – The Siege of Paris
  6. YouTube.png Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Official Tease with BossLogic | Ubisoft [NA] on the Ubisoft North America YouTube channel
  7. Williams, Mike (13 May 2020). Assassin's Creed Valhalla Goes Big on Stealth With One-Hit Kills, Social Stealth, and Feigning Death. USGamer. Retrieved on May 13, 2020.
  8. Twitter.png Ashraf Ismail (@AshrafAIsmail) on Twitter "It’s spelled Synin And Pronounced “Sue-nin” We wanted as close a meaning to “insight” in Old Norse 🧐" (screenshot)

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