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    Viking: Battle for Asgard
    
    Walkthrough for the XBox360 version         
    
    
    Table of Contents
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        | | 01. Legal Disclaimer                                   <LEGL> | |
        | | 02. Introduction                                       <NTRO> | |
        | | 03. Controls                                           <CNTR> | |
        | | 04. Battle System                                      <BSYS> | |
        | | 05. Characters                                         <CHAR> | |
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        | | 06. Walkthrough                                        <WALK> | |
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        | |   -- Map 1  Nilfberg--                                        | |
        | |   N01   Shaman Asta                                    <N01>  | |
        | |   N02   Chief Haral                                    <N02>  | |
        | |   N03   Hilltop Farm                                   <N03>  | |
        | |   N04   Miller                                         <N04>  | |
        | |   N05   Lost Cargo                                     <N05>  | |
        | |   N06   Osgood the Shopkeeper                          <N06>  | |    
        | |   N07   Ancient Ruins                                  <N07>  | |
        | |   N08   Warrior Havelock                               <N08>  | |
        | |   N09   Ancient Ruins                                  <N09>  | |
        | |   N10   Battle Horn                                    <N10>  | |    
        | |   N11   Gorge               BATTLE!                    <N11>  | |
        | |   N12   Arnulf                                         <N12>  | |
        | |   N13   Cave                                           <N13>  | |
        | |   N14   Encampment                                     <N14>  | |
        | |   N15   Drawbridge                                     <N15>  | |
        | |   N16   Shipwreck                                      <N16>  | |
        | |   N17   Quarry                                         <N17>  | |
        | |   N18   Quarry Master Kell                             <N18>  | |
        | |   N19   Ambush              BATTLE!                    <N19>  | |
        | |   N20   Quarry Master Kell                             <N20>  | |
        | |   N21   Monastery Cave                                 <N21>  | |
        | |   N22   Cave                                           <N22>  | |
        | |   N23   Monastery                                      <N23>  | |    
        | |   N24   Skulbagger                                     <N24>  | |
        | |   N25   Portal                                         <N25>  | |
        | |   N26   Encampment                                     <N26>  | |
        | |   N27   Dragon Amulet                                  <N27>  | |
        | |   N28   Darkwater           BATTLE!                    <N28>  | |
        | |   -- Map 2  Gilcliff --                                       | |
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        | | 07. Achievements                                       <ACHV> | |
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        | | 08. Frequently Asked Questions                         <FAQS> | |
        | | 09. Credits                                            <CRED> | |
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               * Warning: This guide necessarily contains spoilers. *
    
    
    
    
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    This file is intended for personal use. It may be reproduced, but only for
    personal use. However, it may not be published on any website, magazine,
    or other production -- whether commercialor free -- without permission, which
    may be obtained by e-mailing me at Rahmich[at]Hotmail[dot]com. As of now, the
    only site that has this permission is gamefaqs.com
    Copyright 2008 Philip Morton.
    
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    This is my first FAQ but noone has got around to doing one for Viking yet so
    I thought it would be a good place to start. this is a really enjoyable game
    with some really cool graphics and although I'm not much of a hack n slash 
    player this game appealed to me.At the time of starting the FAQ I have 
    completed the game on normal difficulty and are about to start again on Hard.
    There are many questions on the forums asking about this game and i will try
    to answer all of them within the FAQ, if you think I have missed out anything
     important just email me (above) and I will try to include it if I agree.
    
    Version 0.45   07/04/2008
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    - Walkthrough complete for Map 1
    
    
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    As far as im aware the game is the same for both difficulties with just the 
    ememies being in greater number and tougher for the hard dificulty.And so 
    begins your quest...
    
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    They came born of battle and bloodshed.
    Thoose that would stand against the darkness.
    Thoose that  ask for no reward in this life.
    Yet to the darkness they returned.
    For their time in this world was fleeting and Valhalla called to them.
    And the world of mortals mourned for it sensed its own demise.
    What was once green and fertile was now soure and barren.
    Thoose who were once at peace...
                           now knew only war!
    
    For a great evil had come to Midgard...
    ...crawling its way up from the depths of the Underworld itself..
    But even in darkest times there is still hope.
    For hope is stroner than any armour, any weapon...
    Hope waits merely for someone to embrace it.
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    Freya tells you to become her champion, and as a blonde haired, blue eyed, 
    square jawed, herculean Dane.. you decide its better than dying.
    
        | |   -- Map 1  Nilfberg--                                        | |
    
        | |   N01   Shaman Asta                                    <N01>  | |
    Press select now to bring up your map and you will see only Brighthelm, with a
    little hint that tells you to go speak to your shaman, Asta. She is standing 
    a little to your right with a n orange bubble over her head that means she 
    wants to talk to you. so go talk to her. This is probably the most sense she 
    makes in the entire game so dont get used to it.
    
        | |   N02   Chief Haral                                    <N02>  | |
    At this point the Ancient ruins have appeared on your map, though they arent 
    of any use for a while. You can talk to the man near the fence and he will
    tell you about the Leystones in Nilfberg. Now we have to go and talk to Chief
    Haral.Head down the hill and turn right. Chief Haral is down the path by the 
    barricade with some men kneeling before him (there are very few women in this
    game so I spose the chief has to make do). Talk to him and he will open the 
    gates so you can leave the settlement of Brighthelm.
    
        | |   N03   Hilltop Farm                                   <N03>  | |
    Hilltop Farm and the Gorge have now appeared on your map. At this point I 
    recommend going through the barricade to the beach to search for Mead amongst
    the ships and to set some vikings free. The mead can be traded with the 
    innkeeper for 220 gold each barrel. For collecting gold you will need most of
    the gold from all three islands in order to fully complete the game, though you
    certainly dont need all of it. At this stage in the game your elemental 
    attacks are fairly useless so I wouldnt waste gold on them yet and would 
    instead buy the map upgrades (available after recapturing Hilltop farm) which 
    show the locations of all the gold on your Brisgelm so that you will more 
    easily locate the gold as you travel around the map without having to actively
     search for it. Once you have these it is then best to save up for the move 
    combos which can be learnt in the arena as these will be of more use early on.
    
    On the far west (left side of map) of the beach are three tied up Vikings.
    On the far east side of the same beach by the sea shore( without going back 
    into Brighthelm) are three more tied up vikings, free them.
    
    As this game is fairly free roaming there is a choice of the order in  which
    to attck places so you dont need to follow my strategy to the letter.
    
    Hilltop farm is my first objective which is on the left when you go outside 
    the main gates of Brighthelm. Rather than running straight into the fray it
    is always a good idea to scout around the edges of your objective and pick of 
    the few legion that are walking around on their own or in small groups as the
    entire group of legion can be overwhelming, especially before you have 
    unlocked the higher combos or on the hard difficulty. Once you have deposed
    of the legion around the stockade then free the viking clan, if you have 
    missed any legion these will soon be taken care of.
    
        | |   N04   Miller                                         <N04>  | |
    The next quest will be given to you by the miller of hilltop farm.
    
        | |   N05   Lost Cargo                                     <N05>  | | 
    A cartload of goods has been ambushed and he would like you to go fetch them.
    As with most objectives this is marked on your map and so just highlight it 
    and follow the white arrow. 
    
        | |   N06   Osgood the Shopkeeper                          <N06>  | |
    The resistance you find at the cart is pathetic so once you have 
    defeated them just deliver the cargo to Osgood the shopkeeper in Brighthelm.
    
    Near to the cart is a cave with a small band of legion and 3 more bondaged 
    vikings.
    There is also a leystone directly east of hilltop farm just begging to be 
    activated.
    
    Once you have activated the shop then if you have enough gold you can 
    purchase the treasure maps and go looting in Brighthelm.You should easily
    find enough to get the first health upgrade as well.
        
        | |   N07   Ancient Ruins                                  <N07>  | |
    Next, the Ancient Ruins more vikings are imprisoned here and they need your
    help, you should activate another leystone when you get close and also 
    encounter a small group of legion in a cave with some treasure. There are 
    many legion at the ancient ruins so you will need to be careful not to be 
    overrun, again stealth and picking off legion is the key. I found it is also 
    possible to sneak by the Dragon summoning stones and release the imprisoned 
    vikings by only killing 2 or 3 of the legion there. This leaves you with the 
    task of finding the dragon stone whilst the vikings kill the legion for you.
    To the north of the prison (dragon carcass?) there is a wall walk around this
    until you can climb up the wall, this is then simply a task of following the 
    wall, jumping a few ledges and climbing the ivy to bring you round to the
    chest with the Hugin gem within.
    
        | |   N08   Warrior Havelock                               <N08>  | |
    Directly east of the ancient ruins is the battle arena on a peninsular jutting 
    out to sea, you can activate it now and if you can afford it begin learning the
    combo moves. By the battle arena is the warrior Havelock, your next quest if 
    you talk to the leader of the vikings at the ruins. Havelock has some legion 
    friends but they dont put up much resistance, kill them all then return to the
    ruins with Havelocks helmet to pass on the good news. 
    
        | |   N09   Ancient Ruins                                  <N09>  | |
    The grateful viking will; 
    remind you that Torv the innkeeper will buy any mead you can find, you will 
    probably have found a few barrels by now so if you want the money now would be
    a good time to sell them.
    N.B dont accidentally walk into the sea whilst typing, you viking cannot swim.
    
        | |   N10   Battle Horn                                    <N10>  | | 
    Your almost ready for your first battle, all you need now is your fathers 
    battlehorn (theres a big plot hole here but youll find that out later). 
    So head up north pillaging as you go. Here you will find your first champion 
    with his big sword, if you can it is easy her to kill his legion followers with
    hit and run tactics and then to try and basttle the champion. Your dodge is 
    essential here and once you have learnt the attack patter you can try to kill
    it. Dodge his attacks, watching especially for his backswing and then rush in
    to deal damage, when he can no longer hold his sword high in the air allow him
    to take a swipe at you so that his sword wedges in the ground and the follow
    the onscreen prompts to kill him, easy.
       
        | |   N11   Gorge               BATTLE!                    <N11>  | |
    Now sell your mead, visit the shop or arena  to prepare yourself for battle 
     then head for the gorge (select it on your map and press a, you dont need 
    to actually go there). This is your first taste of the battle sequences which 
    first attracted me to the game, though this is really only a skirmish compared
    to the others. 
    
        | |   N12   Arnulf                                         <N12>  | |
    There are 6 vikings in bondage in Slaterdale (the gorge) which need to be freed.
    report to leader Arnulf and he will tell you he is too scared to go through the 
    cave so you must go through for him.
    
        | |   N13   Cave                                           <N13>  | |
    Follow the cave and the subsequent pathn round and you will find yourself 
    on the second island with a few legion to keep you occupied as you go. 
    This is one of the first opportunities to kill legion by pushing them off 
    the clif or bridges using your block attack.
    
    You will activate the clifftop Leystone when you get to the top of the far 
    cliff.
    
        | |   N14   Encampment                                     <N14>  | |
    Once again you will find yourself in a cave with the oppurtunity to sneak attack
    several of the legion, take advantage of this early on and you will soon have 
    the achievement for killing 100 in this manner. When you reach the bottom of the
    cave you should receive your first cryptic message. When exiting the cave you 
    will be warned of horn blowers, these can be very annoying later on so always 
    try to kill then early on if you can. Once you have taken out the legion in this
    area then you can release another group of vikings from captivity, yay.
    
        | |   N15   Drawbridge                                     <N15>  | |
    South of the encampment is the drawbridge leystone, activate it.
    
    Theres another small cave on the right of this leystone and the drawbridge in 
    front of you, the cave will take a few seconds to liberate the drawbridge is 
    then your next objective. You can jump to the side of the builing from the high
    cliff and climb round this in order to gain access to the drawbridge. Fight and
    pillage your way through these two buildings in order to lower the bridge for 
    your fellow vikings. You will need to climb the ivy on the outside of the first
    building to get into the second. Once in the second lowering the drawbridge is
    as simple as turning the cog.
    
        | |   N16   Shipwreck                                      <N16>  | |
    The objectives left on your map will be the quarry, Monastery and Darkwater city
    itself. 
    If you walk west along the coast from the drawbridge you will find some more
    bondage inflicted vikings.
    Keep walking along the coast and the shipwreck will appear on the map, there
    are yet more tied up vikings west of this shipwreck.
    
        | |   N17   Quarry                                         <N17>  | |
    The entrance to the quarry is on the north side and you will activate the quarry
    leystone as you get there, there are lots of legion in the quarry so take your 
    time sneaking up on them and whitling down their numbers and if you can release
    the viking captives before being drawn into a skirmish. If a few legion cause 
    you damage then pausing in your attack willl give your health a chance to 
    recover. This will only happen when your weapons are not drawn.
    
        | |   N18   Quarry Master Kell                             <N18>  | |
    Once you have liberated the quarry, you will need to talk to the quarry master
    Kell will dictate his terms, remove the elite patrol from existance. 
    
        | |   N19   Ambush              BATTLE!                    <N19>  | |
    You should be able to do this, your second battle, now by selecting it on the
    map. This massacre wont take long.
    
        | |   N20   Quarry Master Kell                             <N20>  | |
    Return to the quarry master and he will give you some of his men.
    
        | |   N21   Monastery Cave                                 <N21>  | |
    The monastery cave should be your next objective, northwest of the quarry, you
    now have the explosives to open the gate.When you find the vikings in this cave
    theyre quite ungrateful but join your army anyway.
    
        | |   N22   Cave                                           <N22>  | |
    A new cave will now appear when you come out of the monastery cave, this will
    be your next target, the legion inside will not offer much resistance and you
    will be able to free the vikings easily.
    
        | |   N23   Monastery                                      <N23>  | |
    Now head west for the monastery, you may want to be prepared for this quest, 
    (arena, smithy, shop). Go slowly ensuring to take out the horn blower and you 
    should get in the monastery without difficulty.You wil find two sets of vikings
    tied up in the monastery but they wont stay to help you. On the far left as you
    enter the monastery is a set of stairs, up the stairs is your target - a legion
    shaman. He will create legion warriors for you to slaughter. The final battle 
    in the monastery is where a champion awaits you and yes youve guessed it - more
    tied up vikings, is it just me or are vikings into their bondage. Release the 
    vikings to your left and right and theyll aid you in the fight, dont rely too 
    heavily on them though as they will die quickly in hard mode. Nonetheless it is
    possible to get the perfect killer achievement here using throwing axes
    even on hard mode. Once youve defeated the champion and his minions you can the 
    open the big doors behind you. The legion in the next room are easily defeated 
    Ive found that attacking the glowing stakes causes the legion to be blown back
    when one is destroyed so that if your quick enough you can just focus on these 
    stakes.
        
        | |   N24   Skulbagger                                     <N24>  | |
    Not much left on this island, theres an encampment north east of the drawbridge
    and the dragon amulet. It is important to remember that once you beat the
    battle of darkwater you cannot return to this map, therefore if you wish to get
    the skulbagger 1 achievement you must do so now before the battle.
    
    Here is a good guide with pictures to this achievement, thanks to placebo79.
    http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=63611
    
    Before doing this it may be a good idea to activate the leystone s.east of
    the city so that you can get back quickly if (or when) you die.
    
    There are more tied up vikings on the right side of darkwater.
    
        | |   N25   Portal                                         <N25>  | |
    After obtaining all the skulls you should be an expert at sneaking around now
    the quick route to the portal is by travelling along the ramparts as you turn
    left after  entering the camp on the right side. 
    
        | |   N26   Encampment                                     <N26>  | |
    Once this is done go to the last remaining encampment to free the last viking
    clan, and then; 
    
        | |   N27   Dragon Amulet                                  <N27>  | |
    Prepare for battle by summoning your dragon back on the first island near the
    ancient ruins, stock up on healing potions if need be, collect any treasure
    if you haveyet to have purchased all available combo techniques. and then
    launch yourself into the battle of Darkwater, the best yet. 
    
    
        | |   N28   Darkwater           BATTLE!                    <N28>  | |
    
    Use your throwing axes to take away the first champions health 3 or 4 should
    do then dispatch him in the normal way, use your dragon to kill the first 
    shaman. THen when you enter the walls repeat this process, use your elemental
    attacks to power up your men during the battle. Then if you go around to the
    back of the battlefield and kill the archers then your men will gain the 
    advantage in the fight and you will be able to destroy the stakes and then the
    last shaman. In the battle against Drakan a few good hits and the last of your
    axes will bring him to his knees and then you can follow the onscreen prompts
    until the battle ends.
    
    
     If you have been playing aggressively and diligently you could have unlocked
    the following achievements by now;
    Euthanasia Euphoria         5
    Demon Hacker                5
    Thirst for Blood           10
    Viking Butcher             10
    Hero of Darwater           10
    Viking Slaughterer         12
    Assasin of Assassins       15
    Dragon Summoner            15
    Deadly Axe Juggler         15
    Skullbagger 1              15
    Lust for Blood             20
    Nilfberg Supplies Freed    20
    Demon Eviscerator          20
    Secretive Rogue            20
    They never saw me coming   20
    The perfect Killer         20
    Champion of Champions      25
    Death King                 25
    Saviour of Nilfberg Normal 25
    Bezerker                   35
    Saviour of Nilfberg Hard   35
    Blinded to fear            45
    458 gamerscore points available so far
    
    
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    Once within Drakan there rested the soul of a mortal man.
    A mortal whoose courage and honour moved Freya herself.When she choose him as
    her blessd champion Drakan's loyalty to Freya knew no bounds.
    As his conquests in her name grew, so did Drakan's affections,
    for it seemed to him that to look upon Freya
    was to look upon the face of love itself.
    But mortal's hearts are fragile,
    they are not meant to touch the divine.
    When Freya spurned Drakan's love and released him from his bonds,
    he wandered the lands in anguish.
    Obsession grew to madness...
                           madness to emptiness.
    And that is when Hel, queen of the Underworld found him and made him her own.
    Hel offered him her protection and in return he would become her harbringer
    and lead her dark army against Midgard.
    For Drakan this was not only a chance to relive his former glories...
                           but a chance for revenge.
    The more Drakan fought in Hel's name the further away from Midgard he grew,
    until he became more akin beast than man.
    It is said that only the giver may undo a divine blessing of immortality
    Yet there are weapons forged for the undoing of many things in this world...
    blessings, curses, even such weapons that can undo a Goddesses' will.
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     to be continued.......