After a lot of plot, some conversations, and the revelation that the mysterious strangers I suspected were Christians were actually assassins, I finally make it to a bit of action with my first raid in Assassin's Creed Valhalla. I leave my boat, promptly get set on fire, scurry to the water to try to put out said fire, and die a cowardly death. I do a little better with my second attempt. As a prize for winning the raid, some strangers show up to offer help in my crusade, including one guy that looks suspiciously like George Clooney.
Next time I play, I suspect that I'll explore around a bit, then head off to war. Enjoy!