- Thor: Gaaah! A good fight! But I wish there were more!
- Havi: The sky itself shatters before your might, Thor.
As Havi crossed the Bifrost, he heard the warriors of Asgard stood cheering all along the bridge.
- Norse Warrior 1: Death to all Jotnar!
- Norse Warrior 2: Asgard belongs to the Æsir!
- Norse Warrior 3: We are undefeated!
- Norse Warrior 4: Glory belongs to the fearless!
- Norse Warrior 5: We are proud to serve you, Havi!
- Norse Warrior 6: Your fame will live eternal!
- Norse Warrior 7: Our strength is unmatched!
- Norse Warrior 8: Asgard will never fall!
At the other end of the bridge, one warrior called out to Havi.
- Norse Warrior 9: A good blood-harvest, Havi!
Havi passed through Asgard and continued on toward the Well. Near the entrance, he came across two wolves.
- Havi: Wolves. I should slay every last one. No prophecy shall bind me.
Spotting Havi, the wolves attacked. He killed them both and continued on into the cave that housed the well.
- Havi: The Well of Urdr. Not even I know all your secrets.
Below the entrance, he found a small area holding a chest with one of the Ymir's tear stones and a note.
- Unsigned Letter
All I do—the intrigues, the sacrifices, the betrayals—I do for you.
Of all my children, I fear for you the most.
The Nornir cursed your name before your birth and poison foolish ears.
Further into the cave, the path was blocked by a barrier.
- Havi: The sunstone has been moved. The light's path has shifted.
Havi moved the sunstone so the beam was aimed at its target and the barrier fell. He continued on to the next section of the cave.
- Havi: These caves run deep. Nidhogg and his serpents have been busy.
On a ledge Havi found another note.
- Unfinished Letter
It grows more challenging to hide you from Odin's sight. We may need to abandon Asgard for one of the lesser realms. You would fare little better under your sister's domain—she has made that much clear. Midgard is promising, but the barriers greater.
I know not when—or if—you might make sense of these musings. Sharing my thoughts like this helps keep them purposeful and sharp.
Following the path of light from the sunstones, Havi made his way deeper into the cave. He paused, looking around, and Tyr ran in behind him.
- Tyr: Havi! Loki said you'd be here. He told me of the Builder's request, an offer that gives me great worry.
Havi kept his attention focused ahead.
- Havi: Why was this passage blocked? Has someone been here recently?
- Tyr: Do you hear me, Havi? This Builder is a stranger to us. We know not what he intends.
Havi stormed toward Tyr, angry.
- Havi: I am the King of Asgard, Tyr. Do not question my desire to protect her.
Havi turned away, now more somber than angry.
- Tyr: Calm, old friend. What's needling you?
- Havi: I have known you, Tyr, longer than any in Asgard. And I trust you as a brother. But my present worries, I cannot share.
Tyr stepped up to stand beside him.
- Tyr: I understand. The burden of kingship must often be shouldered alone.
Tyr stepped up to stand beside Havi.
- Tyr: Far-Seer, you have sight beyond us all. I have no doubt you will prevail over what troubles you.
Tyr stepped up to stand beside Havi.
- Tyr: All but a few will perish in the final battle, we know this. Yet we will die well... and live again in great and glorious tales.
Together they entered a large area, where the roots of Yggdrasil reached down and a ring of stone ruins circled the hole leading to the Well. Five sunstones stood around the room, though light only filtered through one, and a barrier lay over the hole.
- Havi: The well is sealed. Someone labors to keep me out.
- Tyr: Perhaps it is meant as a warning.
- Havi: I will take it as a challenge.
- Tyr: I recall there being more light in here.
- Havi: These sunstones are meant to guide the light, but the path has been diverted.
Havi moved the active sunstone so the beam shone at a larger prism, splitting the beam in two.
- Tyr: You've done this before, Havi.
- Havi: Once or twice.
- Tyr: I doubt the Nornir will appreciate our visit. The curious are not welcome here.
- Havi: We will have come and gone before they feel our presence.
Havi began to move the other sunstones.
- Havi: Now that the light is split, the streams must find their way home.
Two sunstones moved, the beam hit the first seal.
- Havi: The light has found its mark. The stone is lit.
Havi moved the other sunstones into place, lifting the barrier.
- Tyr: The well is open to us.
- Havi: I will lead.
Havi dove into the well, Tyr following soon after. They climbed out into the room surrounding.
- Tyr: Take what you need, and do it quickly. We should not linger.
Around the well stood statues of the three Norns. Softly, Havi could hear them whisper.
Havi approached a bowl, formed by the roots of Yggdrasil, which held the water of the well. He dipped a flask into it, collecting the water. As he sealed the flask, he heard the growl of a wolf and whipped around.
- Havi: Tyr?
In the shadows around the edge of the room, Havi saw a pair of glowing red eyes and the silhouette of a great wolf. He drew his bow and tried to aim, but the wolf moved quickly, jumping down one of the statues to reach the floor. As wolf came out from behind the statue into the light, though, it was revealed to be only a pup. Havi hesitated and the pup skittered away into the shadows again.
- Havi: Careless little pup. You shouldn't be here. Where are you? There's no wolf alive I can trust...
Through one of the waterfalls, the shadow of the great wolf could be seen. When the pup skittered out again, chasing a bug, Havi took aim with his bow.
- Tyr: Havi, stop!
Havi loosed the arrow, but Tyr grabbed it from the air.
- Havi: Out of my way, Tyr. I'll suffer no wolves in Asgard!
- Tyr: This is a sacred place. Killing here is forbidden, you know this Havi.
Tyr looked down at the arrow and snapped it in two in his hand, letting the pieces fall to the ground. It left a cut along the palm of his hand. As he stepped toward Havi, the pup came to inspect the broken arrow, but was quickly distracted by a passing dragonfly.
- Tyr: Has your mind fled you? You act as though possessed by the spirit of another!
Havi grew angry again.
- Havi: I am Many in the One, Tyr. The Yeller, the Spear Charger, the Masked One. I am Long Beard and Shaggy Cloak. I am the Wanderer and the Striver. And now I am the Foe of the Wolf. Nothing can change this now.
- Tyr: Whatever mind drives you, Havi, you mustn't kill here. Shed no innocent blood in this sacred place.
Havi considered his words, then nodded.
- Havi: Take this beast, I want it caged. I would have every wolf and dog in Asgard caged if I could.
- Tyr: To ease your troubled mind, I will do as you ask. We need you focused for the coming war.
They clasped arms.
- Havi: Thank you, Courage-Bringer, for your steady hand.
Tyr went to collect the pup while Havi made to leave.
- Tyr: When one descends this deep, there's no going back up.
- Havi: Then the only way is further down.
Havi dove into the well again. Below the water, he found a tunnel, leading outside. Surfacing from the water, he heard Loki's voice.
- Loki: When a thought enters your head, you're not afraid to take the plunge!
- Havi: Loki?
- Loki: How was it in there? All is well?
Havi swam toward shore.
- Loki: Hello! Havi! Over here!
Havi pulled himself onto land and approached Loki.
- Loki: You entered the well, did you not? And you found what you were looking for?
- Havi: I have a skin of sacred water, yes. Is the Builder preparing his demonstration?
- Loki: How did the well look? Peaceful? Calm? Quiet?
Havi folded his arms.
- Havi: What are you driving at, Loki?
- Loki: Driving at? I'm only curious. The well is a wondrous place, I wish I could see it for myself.
- Havi: There was a wolf cub with us, trespassing on sacred ground. But Tyr took care of it.
- Loki: Took care of it? Is he dead?
- Havi: It should never have been born into this world.
- Loki: O, what have you done? What have you done!
Havi looked at Loki for a moment.
- Havi: Tyr convinced me to spare it, against my better instincts.
- Loki: Ah, yes. To be sure, intellect should overrule our instinct. Tyr knows this well.
Loki gestured to an area behind Havi.
- Loki: In a meadow, not far from here. Your raven may find the way.
Havi left to find the Builder.
Havi met with Tyr at the well, opened it and gathered some sacred water.