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Assassin's Creed Valhalla Players Find Lord of the Rings Easter Egg

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  • Posted on 06th Oct, 2022 22:39 PM

Eagle-eyed Assassin's Creed players discover an Easter egg in Assassin's Creed Valhalla that references the Lord of the Rings series.

p>Over the past couple of weeks, Ubisoft fans have been diving head-first into the world of Assassin's Creed Valhalla. With a vast map to explore utilizing plenty of areas like Saint Albanes Abbey that hold many secrets, players will likely be finding hidden treasures and Easter eggs for a long time to come. It appears that some eagle-eyed Assassin's Creed players have found an Easter egg that gives a nod to classic fantasy series The Lord of the Rings.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla players can find this Easter egg for themselves by journeying to Gloucester (Glowecestre). There, players will find many homes covered in vegetation. One contains a peculiar note accompanied by a ring, which reads, "One of the little folk asked me to make the door smaller, as he wants to keep unruly houseguests from his house. After the nonsense with the druid last fall, I can see his point."

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This appears to be a reference to Lord of the Rings with the note writer being none other than Bilbo Baggins. The druid in question is a reference to Gandalf, with the "nonsense" being the events that began The Hobbit. This nod goes even farther, according to Eurogamer's Emma Kent, who said it is believed that J.R.R. Tolkien's writings were inspired by a visit to Lydney Park in Gloucestershire in 1929.

This isn't the first time the worlds of Assassin's Creed and The Lord of the Rings have collided. In 2017, players found an achievement/trophy in Middle-earth: Shadow of War called Everything is Permitted, a reference to the phrase "Nothing is true; everything is permitted" from the philosophies of the Assassin's creed.

Assassin's Creed players have found several Easter eggs throughout their time in Assassin's Creed Valhalla. Players that have thoroughly explored London will know there is a cabin that also has a note in it. The note is a strange list of seven items that fans of Harry Potter would recognize as Voldemort's Horcruxes. The cabin has four different banners that are red, green, blue, and yellow, symbolizing the four houses of Hogwarts.

Fans have also found that the newest Assassin's Creed game has several nods to other games in the franchise as well, such as the Assassin order wearing clothing that appears extremely similar to that of Altair from the original Assassin's Creed. It seems that Assassin's Creed Valhalla has something for everyone in its lengthy campaign, so long as players are willing to put in the time to find them.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.

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Source: Eurogamer

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