- “The blood of Valkyries flows in my veins. Blood once spilled by the One-Eyed!”
- ―Hildiran speaking of her ancestry, c.876 CE.[来源]-[记忆]
希露德（Hildr，官方简体中文版游戏译为希尔德尔，官方繁体中文版游戏译为希爾德）was a member of the Valkyries, psychopomps in Norse mythology who brought the worthy dead called the einherjar to their rewarded afterlife of Valhalla. Following a failed revolution against Odin, she was imprisoned underground and died in what later became the tomb for the Brittonic chief Venutius.
Hildr served as a Valkyrie to Freyja, a member of the Vanir. Over time, the two became lovers, but their relationship was cut short when Freyja entered a political marriage with the Asgardian ruler Odin in an attempt to stop the ongoing war between the two groups from continuing further. Despite this, Hildr remained loyal to Freyja and continued to faithfully serve her and Odin.
Imprisonment and death
In time, Hildr learned of Odin's intention to save himself and eight others he trusted from the oncoming Great Catastrophe, a goal he had hoped to remain a secret from others. Enraged at Odin's selfishness in letting the rest of Asgard and the Nine Realms perish, Hildr organized the Valkyries into a revolt. However, Freyja leaked word of her former lover's plan to Odin in turn, and after he quashed the burgeoning resistance, he focused his wrath upon her. Incensed that one of his most loyal servants betrayed him, he locked Hildr's armor in his vault, stripped away her immortality, and chained her in an underground cell.
Freyja, devastated at her role in Hildr's life sentence but unable to defy her husband, had her medallion delivered to the prison as a token of their love, but Hildr resented the gift and had it sent away to her daughters, whom she made swear would take vengeance on whatever form Odin took in the future. Hildr's subterranean jail allowed her to survive the Sun's devastation on the Earth's surface above, but her new mortality resulted in her slowly wasting away until she had starved to death.
Hildr's daughters continued her quest for revenge over the next 75 millennia, always passing Freyja's medallion to each successive generation with the oath that they would do everything in their power to find and kill Odin's reborn self. By the 870s, the elderly woman Hildiran owned the medallion. Upon correctly identifying Odin's psyche within the Raven Clan's jarlskona Eivor Varinsdottir, she tricked the Viking into opening Freyja's Cave in order to find Hildr's lost armor and use it to enact her ancestor's retribution.
Behind the scenes
- Hildr's armor appears as a slightly modified version of the Valkyrie Set from the Valkyrie Pack. There currently is no explanation for why the outfit has a norse aesthetic instead of an Isu one.