Grieving Man is an Assassin’s Creed Valhalla NPC, quest-giver, and a terrified character you’ll meet in the Essexe region of the video game developed by Ubisoft. On top of that, AC Valhalla Grieving Man is a character you may not be able to interact with because the Banshee World Event features a possible bug.
However, the good thing is that there is a workaround for the bug, but there is a small requirement, as you are about to see in the following guide.
AC Valhalla Banshee World Event Location
Once again, let’s start with the location of the Grieving Man in AC Valhalla. As you can see on my map, he is located on the southern side of Essexe, just east of Wulfaswic. Ride to the location marked on the map, and you’ll find the Grieving Man inside a tower tormented by the sounds that haunt him.
How To Help the Grieving Man in Essexe
Now, assuming The Banshee is not bugged for you, talk to the NPC (you’ll be able to interact with him), and although he won’t answer, you’ll hear him talking to his wife. And his wife happens to be dead, but she continues to haunt him. Why is that?
Because our innocent Grieving Man is not as innocent as he seems, or, simply put, he killed her, according to the Mad Ramblings Note. But first, let’s stop the banshee. While standing close to the man, look up and pull out your bow.
Shoot the wooden planks on the window pictured below. The wind going through the planks creates the sound the Grieving Man is complaining about.
Once you destroy the planks, our quest giver will be upset because he can’t hear his wife anymore, so he’ll attack you. You can’t avoid this fight, so dispatch him quickly. From his corpse, you’ll get the Mad Ramblings Note, which incriminates him. Read it, and you’ll find out that he killed her wife. Now, The Banshee World Event ends. But what happens if you can’t talk to the Grieving Man?
Possible Banshee Quest Bug Fix
If you can’t interact with the Grieving Man, or you can’t talk to him, the bug fix is really simple. Complete all other World Events in Essexe before this one. I encountered this bug as well, and this fix worked for me.
If you pay attention to the map above, you can see that The Banshee World Event is the last one I had to complete in Essexe. Hopefully, this works for you too.