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The "leaving the animus" trick didn't do anything for me, however my Valka did reactivate when I finished picking the plants for part 2 of the Asgard arc. The rest of my problematic NPCs are still ignoring me, but at least I'm (somehow) able to continue with "Going Deeper".
Not sure if this is a bug or a feature (since bears are supposed to be hard to kill I guess) but I'm just curious if anyone else has had it too!
I noticed when I came across the Beast of the Hills that it could insta one-hit me without the last chance healing effect kicking in and it made the battle so impossible that I ended up lowering my difficulty setting (I hate dying with rations left hahaha). Since then I noticed the same thing happen with regular brown bears when I was collecting fur for Wallace, and Steinnbjorn in Jotenheim was also able to one-hit me without me having a chance to heal.
I've faced other enemies who were able to one-hit me (the Builder and Cordelia come to mind) but the last chance healing still kicked in for them and gave me a chance to eat so I'm wondering if it's somehow specifically related to bear-type enemies, and if so, is it deliberate?