Yeah man, it was no joke. I have no advice other than using Folka to take the brunt of it and deal armor break while attempting to keep Bolverk at full strength as long as possible to fully utilize Cull the Weak further into the fight.
No, in the village right before the mines when the chapter starts (the chapter after you get Bak, I believe) and Bolverk has the choice of helping the villagers, helping with supplies, or straight up leaving. The third choice is what you want. Can't remember if looting the hall is a choice here as well or not.
- Eirik also learns Track, so the Skogr party can get that achievement if missed with Dytch (if you still have Eirik, of course; he gets it at level six).
- Eyeless is a female.
- Keep Your Wits, you also need to not offer to help the village before the mines in the conversation with Zefyr (it triggers a disapproving Folka, the giveaway for all scenes that void it).
- Varl Dregs, you HAVE to go meet the Einartoft group. No other way.
If you WANT to do it in two, restart. Definitely. But three was easy enough so either way, it's just gonna be a personal preference call. The endless horseborn at Ettingbekr is soooo slow lol. I farmed 10-15 Renown and then said screw it. Good thing I did, though, as it got me the achievement
Normal and Hard are fun. Easy is really, really boring. Gotta make sure to get ones like Master Tactician and whatnot on Normal, though, if you do two. No way on Hard.
Perfect, you'll need that import save in order to get Master Tactician. I only had 48 Renown when I imported and got it after the very last possible random event right before I lost access to the tent (but then, that WAS on Easy...).
You'll most likely get Quartermaster without trying. I got it on Hard lmao.