The penultimate mission of the Oxenefordscire arc in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla requires players to infiltrate Lady Idwin’s stronghold. The quest, called Ringing Cyne Belle, takes players to Cyne Belle Castle near the Ciltern Hills and pits them against dozens of enemies in an effort to weaken the stronghold.
While there are several different objectives to complete, the main objective of this part is to prepare for the eventual confrontation with Lady Edwin. For those players looking to complete this quest in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, this guide can help.
How do I start calling Cyne Belle?
While the player has the option to complete the quest Chipping Away in this arc before then, either way the Ringing Cyne Belle will only open after the Fiery Ambush quest is complete. First, players need to go to the abandoned Temple of Camulus and talk to Giedric. He can be found in the center of the Forgotten Temple talking to his minions.
Geadric will inform players that they need to go to Cyne Belle Castle and destroy some of the fortifications there to make the invasion easier. His most pressing needs are the destruction or complete destruction of the Springalds and the Oil Kettle.
How to weaken the defenses of Cyne Belle Castle?
Approaching the castle head-on is a daunting prospect and not in the spirit of this infiltration/stealth quest. Instead, players should head to the north wall and look for an overhanging tree that will guide them silently into the fortification. Near the north wall are a pair of Springalds, while near the south wall there are two more Springalds and a frying pan. These Springalds are the same defensive weapons players can use in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s Lunden arc, and can be disabled or destroyed at close range with well-placed arrows.
Destroying/destroying all five of these defensive items will be sufficient to complete this quest, at which point the player may choose to return to the Geadric. However, there are many other opportunities to make the next quest easier, and these are either along the stone walls or inside Cyne Belle Castle. On top of the gate are a pair of oil pans that can be disabled, and just in this farther courtyard there are more Springalds on top of buildings.
No matter how many defensive structures remain to be destroyed, the only thing stopping the player from proceeding is returning to the abandoned Temple of Camulus and getting closer to the Geadric. He is now accompanied by Sigurd and Basim, and the three are discussing their future plans.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is out now on PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.