Okay, here me out, it’s all very possible and I’ll tell you why very soon. With only days away before the official release of Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, we are still left in the dark about many things. One of those things is the blood-line of Eivor, the main character of the upcoming Assassin’s Creed game. However, until we know for sure, it’s possible that we may have already seen his/her descendants.
First of all, blonde hair and blue eyes, a common trait for people inhabiting those regions of Europe and there is a resemblance between the two but that’s not my only defence as to why it’s all possible. Let’s focus on the first Kenway that we played as in Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag and why he could be a direct descendant of Eivor.
Edward Kenway was a skilled pirate and later and Assassin. His son Haythem and grandson Connor were just as skilled in both their naval and Assassin-like abilities. Eagle Vision, athletics and desire for adventure flowed strongly through their veins from generation to generation.
Furthermore, we know that Edward was of Welsh descent, a location that was inhabited by Vikings around the time of King Alfred, which is the time-period Assassins Creed: Valhalla is set. For those geographically challenged, Wales is now one of the four constituent states of The United Kingdom, which means they were a neighbouring country at the time of the Vikings. In fact, Wales shared a border with Mercia, one of the locations that you will explore in Assassins Creed: Valhalla.
It is highly possible that as Vikings settled in England and Wales that one of those settlers were Edwards ancestors. Many Vikings settled in England and Wales, even converting to Christianity, in order to increase trade and business possibilities. The Viking’s weren’t all killed off, no, their culture was eventually forgotten through time as raids stopped and their people mixed with the cultures of their neighbouring countries.
Wales is so close to England and contained Viking settlements as well, which makes it possible for the Kenway’s to have Viking blood withing them. Even is Eivor didn’t crossover into Wales himself/herself, it’s possible that one of his descendants did crossover from England and settle there. As I mentioned before, the Kenways were masters of the sea and we already know the Vikings were too. Then there is the strong Assassins gene, which that family clearly possessed. There’s a lot of evidence here that showcases that until officially stated otherwise, a connection is possible.