AC Valhalla: What Was The Siege of Paris By Vikings?

Assassin's Creed Valhalla fans want to know everything there is to know about The Siege of Paris before jumping into the AC Valhalla DLC. This guide will give you all the important information.

The second DLC for Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, The Siege of Paris is releasing on August 12, 2021. Many players who are not aware of the real incidents of the second Siege have many doubts like is Paris in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, can you go to France, who won, how many died and more. So today we will tell you all about the 2nd Siege of Paris, which is the main plot in the AC Valhalla DLC.

Did Vikings Really Attack Paris?

Yes, the Norsemen invaded and raided the Frankish capital of Paris on two different occasions. The famous Swedish king Ragnar Lothbrok commanded the first siege in 845, while Rollo of Normandy led the second in 885 and 886. Ragnar’s first expedition resulted in loot and the possession of the city. Only until Charles the Bald handed the invaders 7,000 livres in silver and gold did the siege come to a conclusion.

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What Was the Second Siege of Paris by Vikings?

The 2nd Siege of Paris by Vikings would consist of 300–700 ships and 30,000–40,000 Vikings. It was under the leadership of Rollo, Sigfred, and Sinric. After raiding the north-eastern regions of the kingdom before, Danish Vikings commanded by Sigfred and Sinric sailed towards West Francia again in 885. Sigfred requested tribute from Charles but was rejected, so they launched a siege. Sigfred led 700 ships up the Seine, carrying maybe 30,000 or 40,000 soldiers. This is the biggest Viking fleet ever reported in historical accounts. The siege was sustained by the Vikings, who dug trenches, built new siege engines, and fed themselves from the land.

The Carolingian Empire’s monarch, Charles III, often known as Charles the Fat, negotiated peace with Viking raids and successfully defended Paris. He then allows Vikings to sail up the Seine to plunder and destroy Burgundy. When the Vikings left France, he also gave them 700 livres of silver, as promised.

Siege of Paris in AC Valhalla

Eivor leads the Raven Clan to Paris in 885 to assist Rollo Stoutheart of Normandy in AC Valhalla’s Siege of Paris DLC. You’ll be able to sneak inside the city and make alliances there. From within, you will rip apart and destroy the West Francian Kingdom. All players with Season Pass will get The Siege of Paris on the release date. All players with just the main base game will be able to buy it separately.

That’s all there to know about the Second Siege of Paris by Vikings. Now you are ready to lead your men to the gates of Paris and take down the Empire. While you are here, make sure to check out our AC Valhalla Wiki to get more tips and tricks in completing all missions easily.