God of War Ragnarok Guide – All Lore Locations

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They say knowledge is power. But we all already know throughout the history of God of War and will know in God of War: Ragnarok, that knowledge alone is not powerful enough to separate Kratos from his son. It’s good then that we’re going to be talking about Lore instead.

In this guide, we’ll tell you where you can find all the lore items in God of War Ragnarok and where you can find them.

Note: We have been humbled by the number of lore times there are in this game. As of the writing of this article, we are short a few of them. Hopefully, we can get them all soon.

Update: All of the lore and their locations have been accounted for.

God of War Ragnarok Lore Locations

Lore Markers

  • Unsafe Roads
    • Svartalfheim. Augvangar Wetlands.
    • This lore marker can be found on the high ground of the side area before the gates that bar access to town. To get to it, you’ll first have to make land first and then immediately go to high ground. Go to the back where the tents are and you should be able to see it.
  • Warning
    • Svartalfheim. Modvitnir’s Rig.
    • This lore marker can be found near the rig and can be read before or after shutting it down.
  • Regarding The Removal of Resources
    • Svartalfheim. Lyngbarkr Island.
    • This lore marker is located on the back of the chained creature. You can read it anytime before or after releasing it.
  • Cooperation
    • Svartalfheim. The Applecore.
    • This lore marker is found as you’re looking for a way to open the second door. It is behind a breakable wood panel.
  • The Living Desert
    • Found at the bottom of a drop near the house that has the Mystic Gateway. Just step out and when you see the open skies, look down and you’ll see it.
  • U-natur-liker
    • Alfheim. The Canyons.
    • Found outside of SIndri’s workshop right before encountering the sled.
  • The Desert of our Ignorance
    • Alfheim. The Barrens.
    • Found inside the skeleton of the massive creature Northeast of the Barrens. Interactible after killing all the Grims in the area.
  • Harmony
    • Vanaheim. Western Barri Woods.
    • You should be able to see this Lore Marker on the edge of a cliff after witnessing the sky wolves chasing the Moon.
  • Gulon Cull
    • Alfheim. The Barrens.
    • Found in the Circle of Stone location where you fight a Spirit in the Fit for a King Favor Southeast of the desert.
  • Golrab of the Ashes and Frost
    • Vanaheim. Noatun’s Garden.
    • Found near the locked door guarded by sleeping Frost trolls.
  • Garden’s Progress
    • Vanaheim. Noatun’s Garden.
    • Found on top of the building with the collapsed roof. You’ll need to climb up the side of the building in order to see it.
  • Dead on Arrival
    • Vanaheim. Pilgrim’s Landing.
    • This marker can be found at the back of the middle island after dropping the first draw bridge. Though you’ll want to take care of the Draugr and the Nokken first.
  • Living Masterpiece
    • Vanaheim. River Delta.
    • This marker can be found next to the dwarves’ makeshift workshop that’s next to a Mystic Gateway.
  • Seidr Sacrifice
    • Vanaheim. The Veiled Passage.
    • This marker can be found in a small side chamber right of the first higher ground of the passage.
  • Call to Arms
    • Vanaheim. River Delta.
    • This marker can be found on the cliff overlooking the river delta. It is accessible after clearing the Veiled Passage.
  • Anything I Can Do
    • Vanaheim. Goddess Falls.
    • This marker can be found in a shallow cave upon climbing high ground for the first time in the Goddess Falls region.
  • The Feast
    • Vanaheim. Vanir Shrine.
    • This marker can be found on the right side of the entrance of the Vanir Shrine. You may need to get rid of the Soul Eater first before interacting with it.
  • The Auburn Crown
    • Vanaheim. Vanir Shrine.
    • This marker can be found after entering the side chamber right of the Vanir Shrine after crossing the draw bridge. You’ll need to deal with the Nightmares and hostile plants first.
  • The Blessing of Two
    • Vanaheim. Vanir Shrine.
    • This marker can be found in the chamber where Freya’s chalice lies. You’ll need to deal with the Reavers before interacting with it.
  • The Ceremony
    • Vanaheim. Vanir Shrine.
    • This marker can be found in the chamber where Freya’s sword, Madoll, lies. You’ll need to read Rune fragments from both before being able to cross the chasm.
  • An Accursed Name
    • Midgard. The Oarsmen.
    • This marker can be found in the underground chamber accessible after moving the oarsman statue with the chain. It is first seen at the bottom of the flight of stairs.
  • Blodugr Steinn
    • Midgard. Derelict Outpost.
    • This marker can be found inside the outpost itself. It is behind the sleeping troll. But you’ll have to deal with the whisps in order to interact with it.
  • The Death of Helgi
    • Midgard. Derelict Outpost.
    • This marker can be found while exploring what remained of Sigrun’s kingdom. First accessible after crossing the underground cave and getting to high ground.
  • Love’s End
    • Midgard. The Lost Treasury.
    • This marker is the conclusion to “the Sigrun’s Curse” Favor. It can be read after defeating the Traveler that guards the chamber.
  • The Enlightened One
    • Alfheim. The Forbidden Sands.
    • This marker can be found at the monument dedicated to Freyr. To read it, you’ll need to complete the Freyr’s Gift Favor first.
  • Rules of the Sanctum
    • Alfheim. The Forbidden Sands.
    • This marker can be found at the back of the Light Elves’ library within the Elven Sanctum
  • Arbiters of Knowledge
    • Alfheim. The Forbidden Sands.
    • This marker is found on the second floor of the Light Elves’ library within the Elven Sanctum. To get to it, you simply look right after entering the room and grappling to the second floor.
  • Bjarg Stormr
    • Alfheim. The Forbidden Sands.
    • This marker is found directly East in the region known as the Forbidden Sands. It marks the locations where the dwarves put a Troll under an eternal slumber spell. It also notes the number of casualties in the capturing of the beast.
  • The Tower’s Purpose
    • Alfheim. The Barrens.
    • This lore marker is found at the back of a forgotten tower North of the Barrens. You may need to deal with the dark elves first before getting a chance to interact with it.
  • Hraesvelgr
    • Helheim. Hel’s Perch.
    • This lore marker is found after opening the gate to Hel’s Perch after the fight with Garm.
  • Seidr
    • Vanaheim. The Plains.
    • This lore marker is found on the Eastern wall of the Plains where the Celestial Altar is.
  • Unforgiven
    • Vanaheim. The Jungle.
    • This lore marker is found on the dam that’s holding back the river into the valley.
  • Everything Ends.
    • Vanaheim. The Sinkholes.
    • This lore marker is found at the bottom of the ravine in front of the ruins of the Sinkholes region of Vanaheim. You’ll need to get rid of the revenants first before interacting with it.
  • Apology
    • Vanaheim. The Plains.
    • This lore marker is found inside the Seidr encampment North of the Western Celestial Altar. To get to it, you’ll need to go to the high ground beside it and freeze the totem.
  • Stupidity
    • Vanaheim. The Plains.
    • This lore marker can be found in the Seidr encampment directly South of the Celestial Altar of the Western Plains. To get to it, you’ll need to take a boat to the Western most boat dock and then go up another level and take a zipline to the encampment.

Rune Reads

  • Winter-Man
    • Midgard.
    • Found at the very beginning of the game as both father and son return home after a successful hunt.
  • Don’t Breathe
    • Svartalfheim. Dragon Beach.
  • The Squasher
    • Svartalfheim. Althjof’s Rig.
    • You can find this rune read after smashing the floor from the second floor to the basement below.
  • The Forge
    • Svartalfheim. The Forge.
    • This rune read is found near the forge door after battling the Dreki for the first time.
  • The Vault
    • Svartalfheim. The Applecore.
    • This rune read is found near the beginning of the Applecore as you’re looking for a way to open the first door. It is behind a closed-off space that requires a sonic arrow.
  • Broken History
    • Alfheim. The Strond.
    • This rune read is found in Alfheim in front of the Mystic Gateway the first time father and son return to the realm.
  • Limitless
    • Alfheim. Tower of Light.
    • Found in the central light chamber elevator before taking the lift up. Accessible after destroying the binds that held the stone weight in place on the statue on the right. Once free, you can use the grapple point to swing to the other side of the gap and collect the rune.
  • Patience
    • Alfheim. The Below.
    • This set of runes can be in the underground area of the cave after getting rid of the Dark Elves’ sticky membrane from the high ground overlooking the chest. Accessible after the fight with the elves.
  • Prayer to Freya
    • Vanaheim. The Abandoned Village.
    • Found near the entrance of the ruined grand hall.
  • Vanaheim Lullaby
    • Vanaheim. Freyr’s Camp.
    • Found on the walls where the boats are near the water. Opposite of where the smithy is.
  • Traitor
    • Vanaheim. Vanir Shrine.
    • Found on the wall on the way to Freya’s chalice, this rune can be read after dealing with the Reavers that infest both rooms.
  • Tyr’s Spear
    • Midgard. Shores of the Nine.
    • The remains of a spear held by Tyr’s statue. It can be found next to the frozen lightning bolt where Kratos and Thor first fought.
  • Tyr’s Left Bracer
    • Midgard. Shores of the Nine.
    • The statue’s left bracer can be found behind the dwarves’ workshop a few feet North of Tyr’s temple.
  • Tyr’s Right Bracer
    • Midgard. The Oarsmen.
    • The statue’s right bracer can be found by the Oarsmen. The runes, however, can only be read after defeating the monsters that roam around it.
  • Tyr’s Helmet
    • Midgard. Shores of the Nine.
    • The remains of Tyr’s helmet can be found North of the temple in the middle of the frozen lake. It doubled as a shelter for a lost soul at one point.
  • Sacrifice
    • Alfheim. The Burrows.
    • This Rune Read can be found written on the wall of the chamber where you first Encountered Light Elves in the Forbidden Desert.
  • Prayer to Hraesvelgr
    • Helheim. Helgrind
    • This Rune Read can be found on top of the block at the bottom of the pit while in pursuit of Garm.
  • Verdant
    • Vanaheim. Eastern Barri Woods.
    • This Rune Read can be found on the wall at the entrance of the Einherjar war camp.
  • City of Possibility
    • Vanaheim. The Jungle.
    • This Rune Read is found on the wall right side of the elevator of the arena where you fight the Slag Horn. To get to it, you’ll need to progress the Path of Destruction Favor first.
  • Valhalla Rises
    • Muspelheim. Burning Cliffs.
    • This Rune Read is found on a pillar that was once supposed Einherjar camp in the realm. The camp’s located just outside Surtr’s Forge. And after Ragnarok has happened.

Scrolls

  • Shopping List
    • Svartalfheim. Nidavellir
    • This scroll is found in the middle of the town square at the foot of Odin’s statue opposite of Sindri’s workshop.
  • Climbing the Ladder
    • Svartalfheim. Bay of Bounty.
    • This scroll is located near Radsvinn’s Rig.
  • Passion
    • Svartalfheim. Bay of Bounty.
    • Found on the top floor of Althjof’s Rig. To get to this scroll, you’ll need to move the grapple point to its highest point and break through the wall via QTE.
  • Dear Overseer
    • Svartalfheim. The Forge
    • Found in the abandoned encampment near the forge entrance. This scroll can be found immediately after the fight with the Dreki.
  • The Bifrost Bridge
    • Alfheim. Temple of Light.
    • This scroll is found on the floor on a branching path after Tyr created a way by breaking open a couple of hanging weights. Ascend a little bit and you should see a drop-off point. The scroll can be seen shortly after landing.
  • The Tree
    • Jotunheim. Iron Wood
    • Found after destroying the wooden structure around it with a sonic arrow. This scroll is located under the chainmail canopy covering the area.
  • Chores
    • Vanaheim. The Abandoned Village.
    • This scroll is found on the ground after taking the side route to the island away from the Grand Hall. You’ll need to rotate the crane right in order to access the area.
  • Freyr’s Lament
    • Vanaheim. Freyr’s Camp.
    • This scroll is found on the floor of a tent near the entrance of the encampment.
  • Nonviolence
    • Vanaheim. River Delta.
    • Found on the floor on the other side of the broken bridge that also has the Yggdrasil Portal.
  • Abandoned
    • Vanaheim. Vanir Shrine.
    • Found on the floor by a corpse. This scroll is accessible after forming the Runes and crossing the bridge to the other side.
  • On Gjallarhorn
    • Asgard. Odin’s Longhouse.
    • This scroll is something Atreus instinctively pick up as he talks to Odin in his study.
  • An Examination of Temporal Significance
    • Alfheim. Elven Sanctum
    • This scroll can be found on a table in the middle of the Light Elves’ library.
  • The Aesir Promise
    • Vanaheim. Eastern Barri Woods.
    • This scroll can be found on the ground past the Einherjar barricade on the way to saving Freyr
  • The Path of Lies
    • Vanaheim. The Plains.
    • This scroll is acquired after defeating Egil the Oath Guard. You can find him East of the Mystic Gateway looking over a cliff.
  • The Blind Guest
    • Vanaheim. The Plains.
    • This scroll is acquired after defeating Jorgen the Oath Guard. You can find him South of the Crater at night. In the daytime, there is a barricade that prevents your approach.
  • The Destination
    • Vanaheim. The Plains.
    • This scroll is acquired after defeating Vali the Oath Guard. You can find him by the legendary chest left of the gate that’s being attacked by an ogre on the way to saving Birgir.
  • Receipt of Purchase
    • Midgard. Lake of the Nine.
    • This scroll is found next to the corpse of an unfortunate dwarf in a small snow pocket directly North of the Lost Treasury. To access the area, you’ll need to have the Draupnir Spear in order to blow the snow away.
  • Battle Orders
    • Svartalfheim. Dragon Beach.
    • This scroll is found on the ground in the Einjerhar camp of the destroyed Dwarven statue by the entrance to Alberich Hollow.
  • Next Steps
    • Midgard. Shores of Nine
    • This scroll is found in the Enjerhar camp at the base of the mountain that leads to the Well of Urd.
  • To the Prison
    • Midgard. Lake of the Nine.
    • This scroll is automatically picked up after destroying the second Asgardian Remnant camp in Midgard.
  • Defend the Prison
    • Svartalfheim. Aurvangar Wetlands.
    • This scroll can be found next to the broken stone pillar next to the dock of the secluded island where the Einjerhar has set up camp.
  • Gna’s Journal
    • Muspelheim. The Crucible.
    • This scroll is what Gna left behind after losing the battle with Kratos and Freya.

And there you have it for all the lore-related stuff that doesn’t involve friends or foes. I hope this guide was useful to fellow completionists who don’t like anything short of 100% region completion.

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