Why you removed Historical Figures in AC?0 Likes/8 Replies/148 ViewsOriginal poster sblantipodi 10 posts
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uKMrBlondeuK 3 posts
A lot of the King's and Vikings in the game are based on real people from that time. They're probably not as well known as Da Vinci, Cleopatra etc. but they didn't remove them.
cawatrooper9 38 posts
As mentioned, there are quite a few
The first you're likely to run into (as far as I know) is Harold Fairhair, aspiring King of all Norway.
There are others, too. The various Sons of Ragnar, who in addition to being heroes of Danish sagas are also confirmed as actual historical figures. Their supposed father Ragnar Lothbrok (who is alluded to in the game) has a bit more dubious of an origin- my personal theory is that the Sons of Ragnar were not actually related, but were clever Vikings who crafted a legend (or maybe an embellishment around a real person who besieged Paris in 845) to rally Danes around the creation of the Great Heathen Army to invade England. But of course that's just my theory.
Another historical figure that you may have seen in the marketing is King Alfred.
There are definitely others too, such as Burgred of Mercia. I think the difference now is that it can be kinda hard to tell who is made up and who is an actual historical figure. There are so many people that Eivor interacts with in the story that it can be tough to really sift through who is who sometimes.
Original poster sblantipodi 10 posts
Guys I need to admit it, I have degree in computer science but I'm not into history.
At school I studied history but we never studied all those historical figures.
I played all the AC games, and this is the first game that teched me so many new historical figures I never heard before.
Pretty glad to know that I'm more ignorant than what I thought and that I'm able to learn something while playing.
Sorry for my ignorance, thank you Ubisoft!!