Assassin's Creed Valhalla will have Viking rap battles

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  1. Calliers

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    The Vikings had all kinds of cool cultural traditions, from democratic councils and formal duelling rites to one of the earliest known forms of what we'd now call the rap battle: Flyting. See, the Vikings had rhyming insult-fights attested to in both historical record, myth, and semi-historical records like the Icelandic Sagas. There are flytings between the gods Odin and Thor, for example, or between Loki and literally every other god because nobody really likes Loki very much. (If you're like me, you know this practice from the old english word flite via Beowulf.)

    Assassin's Creed Valhalla will include this rhythmic poetry in the form of flyting between game protagonist Eivor and other warriors. These are boasting competitions where warriors, often around the table at the mead hall, would playfully insult each other to a rhythmic scheme.
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    That's actually kind of cool. My background is Germanic, so adding something small like this tugs on the old ancestral strings.
     
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    I hope its a side quest and not a compulsory thing I remember having to do stuff with Roman in GTA IV and I hated that ... One and done I hope
     
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    Yup that was everything wrong with that game in 1 vid .. other than that it was great
     
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    Search for what Ubisoft is doing with their new updated terms of use for their games. Then how none of the mainstream media (gaming even) reports it.
     

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