God of War - How to Find and Unlock Every Nornir Rune Chest

God of War is undoubtedly an all in one game for people who love action, drama, adventure and mystery. The game has a lot of different type of collectables and puzzles and the Nornir Chests are one of them. You will find the Nornir Chests in about every single area of God of War. It is critical for you to take your time to find the chests and then to figure out on how to unlock them. Most of the Nornir Chests will give you the Idunn Apples which will increase your max health when you collect three Idunn Apples. Besides them, you will also get the Horns of Blood Mead that will increase your rage meter when you collect a total of three of them. Each Nornir Chest will require you to interact with three runes to get unlocked. All of the runes will always be near the Nornir Chest you just have to look with an open eye. But, for your ease, this guide is created. This guide will help you find all 22 Nornir Chests and their runes. So let’s get started:

Nornir Chest #1: Midgard – Wildwoods
You can find the first Nornir Chest in the first God of War mission in Wild Woods section of the Midgard. Continue your hunt for the deer with your son Atreus until you reach near a temple foyer area that has three paths that you can take. Go straight towards a wooden barricade and then smash that barricade to reveal the Nornir Chest. The three runes are also in the room, find them and then destroy them to open the chest. You will find an Idunn Apple inside the chest.


Nornir Chest #2: Midgard – The River Pass
You can find the second Nornir Chest during your second mission, Path to the Mountain, and it will be in the River Pass. After you have fallen down from the rotten bridge, fight your way through the caves until Kratos must have to jump a small gap and then continue to the left or right. If you go towards the right, you will drop down into an area where you will find the Nornir Chest. To unlock the chest, throw your Axe to the runes. The first rune will be at the immediate right of the chest. The second rune will be up high and to the left side of the bridge and the last rune will be over the bridge and inside the cave. Use your Leviathan Axe to release the bridge. You will again find Idunn Apple in this chest.

Nornir Chest #3: Midgard – The River Pass
You will find the third Nornir Chest again during the mission, Path to the Mountain in the area of River Pass. Kratos and Atreus will go in a cave system that will be filled with walls of spikes after you have first time spoken with Brok. One section of the cave system will require you to raise a spike roof trap. From there, get to the other side of the room and climb up on the top of the spikey trap to spot the Nornir Chest sitting in the corner. One rune can be located by raising a platform by standing on it; the rune will be behind the wooden beam. The second rune will be located around the roof of this area and the final rune can be found through the cave connect to the spiky roof. You will find the Horn of Blood Mead in this chest.

Nornir Chest #4: Midgard – The River Pass
The fourth Nornir Chest can be located after you defeat the Brenna Dauio who is a troll at the River Pass. After defeating him, head to the left of area to locate the Nornir Chest placed in the open. You must have to throw Leviathan Axe al all of the three runes to open this chest. Tow runes will be located hanging near the chest, and the third will be back in the area where you fought the troll. You will find an Idunn Apple in this chest.

Nornir Chest #5: Midgard – The River Pass
The fifth Nornir Chest can be found beneath the home of the Witch in the River Pass and is first spotted in the second mission, Path to the Mountain. To reach to the chest, you need to follow the path downwards towards the left where the slab of rocks is pushed into the water. Remember, you cannot get this chest until you clear the mission Inside the Mountain and get the ability to interact with blue crystals as it is unlocked after that. Return to the chest on your way back to the house of the Witch. Use your newly acquired arrows to create bridges and destroy World Tree Sap. You need to find and destroy three runes to open this chest. You will find the first rune to the right side of the elevator, inside a well needed to climb to exit caves. The second rune is to the left side of the block that Kratos pushes into the water. The last rune is to the left of the chest, up at the wooden wall and near to the entrance to the Hidden Chamber.


Nornir Chest #6: Midgard – Lake of Nine
You can find the sixth chest as soon as you reach the Lake of Nine. Turn around as soon as the water lowers and then go to the dock that is behind you and near the Lookout Tower. You will find a Nornir Chest with three bells that will be locked behind the spikes. To lower the spikes, you need to throw the axe at the spinning contraption. Once the spikes are lowered, you will have a very short window of time to throw your axe at all of the bells and unlock the chest. You will find an Idunn Apple inside the chest.


Nornir Chest #7: Midgard – Foothills
You can find the seventh Nornir Chest shortly after you meet the brother of Brok, Sindri for the first time in Foothills before the Mountain. To find the Nornir chest, hug the right side of the area and you will see the chest at the back near the rocky overhang. You need to match the orientation of runes on chest face to open the Nornir Chest. Throw your Leviathan Axe at spinning contraptions, one can be found behind the chest, the other can be located to the right side down the hill and the last one will be located further down the hill and will be covered in poison gas. Use the Leviathan Axe on the hanging jar to stop the poison so you can read the rune. You will find the Horn of Blood Mead in this chest.


Nornir Chest #8: Alfheim
You will find the eighth Nornir Chest in the Alfheim and will be located in the area to the right side of the main temple. Now what you need to do is to paddle your boat out in the Lake of Light and stick to the right-hand side to reach a beach that will have three vines on its left side and there will be a path on the right side. Follow that path, interact with the mechanism to raise the timed game. Cross the gap by jumping and into the room, then head left to locate the Nornir Chest. To unlock that chest, you need to throw your Leviathan axe at correct hanging vases. The first vase will be above the entrance, the second vase will be slight to the back left of the chest, and the third will be at the right side of the chest. You will find an Idunn Apple in the chest.

Nornir Chest #9: Alfheim
The ninth Nornir Chest will be located after you drain the water in the Alfheim Lake. To get the chest, take the lift down and below the lake to a new area, there, you will be faced with some more Dark Elves. Move forward along with the path to the left to spot the Nornir Chest in a wall. To open the chest, you need to destroy three runes. Use the wheel to lower the elevator to find three runes. You will find the first one on halfway down the elevator. The second one will be at the bottom, and you can reach to the final one by lowering the floor to lowest point and then turning around. You can find an Idunn Apple in this Nornir Chest.

Nornir Chest #10: Alfheim
You can find the tenth Nornir Chest after you repair the light bridge to the ringed temple as a part of the mission, The Light of Alfheim. Cross the bridge and then go left to see bells hanging around a small area. The chest is through the tunnel that is blocked by the vines. Clear the vines by throwing the axe from a fair distance. Then hit the bells in quick succession and the chest will be unlocked. You will find the Horn of Blood Mead in the chest.

Nornir Chest #11: Alfheim
In order to find the eleventh Nornir Chest, continue playing the mission The Light of Alfheim in Alfheim realm until you return to a door with no seal after you have collected the light arrows. Take the light crystal and bring it up from the previous room then put it in the available slot. Now climb the stairs nearby and then stop in the middle of the bridge to locate the chest. Now to open the chest, you must have to hit the three bells in close succession. The first bell is in the path of the blocks you climb to reach to the chest, just turn around, and you will be able to see it. The second bell is beside the Nornir Chest and the final bell is through the broken window. You will find the Horn of Blood Mead in this chest.


Nornir Chest #12: Midgard – Lake of Nine
The twelfth Nornir Chest can be located to the northwest of Lake of Nine, right beside Svartalfheim Tower. Dock your boat on the shore and then head left of the bat to spot the Nornir Chest sitting on the ground and there will be a spinning pole with all of the three bells that you need to hit to open the chest. Remember, as soon as you hit the first bell; the pole will start to spin, so it will be a bit challenging to hit the remaining two bells. You will find an Idunn Apple in the chest.


Nornir Chest #13: Midgard – Fafnir’s Storeroom
The thirteenth Nornir chest can be located inside the Storeroom of Fafnir, located at the west of the Lake of Nine. When you make it into the Storeroom of Fafnir (maybe as the part of the side quest, Fafnir’s Hoard Favor), you will come across Sindri at the shop. Advance towards the next area that will be an open forest, you will find the Nornir Chest at the right side of the area. As usual, you will need to throw the Leviathan Axe towards the nearby bell to hit them and to open the chest. You will find two bells above the chest while the last bell will be to the left and above the waterfall. You will find the Horn of Blood Mead in the Nornir Chest.


Nornir Chest #14: Midgard – The Mountain
You can find the fourteenth Nornir Chest when you are playing the mission called Inside the Mountain. You and Atreus will enter in a dark cavern that is filled with light up crystals. You can find the Nornir Chest by sticking to the left-hand side and then looking out for the light crystal that is behind a wooden barricade. Now what you need to do is to destroy that barricade using the leviathan axe and then use light arrows of Atreus to activate the bridge. The Nornir Chest will be inside the next room but there will be no runes on its face. Instead, they will be painted on the wall. You will have to remember these runes and then you will need to activate them in exact spinning mechanisms. The challenging thing, however, is to find the spinning towers. The first one is on the entrance to cavern (n), the second one is extremely high up at the right-hand side of the cavern (B) and the last one is to the side of the room with the chest (R). You will find the Horn of Blood Mead in that chest.

Nornir Chest #15: Midgard – The Mountain
You will find this fifteenth Nornir Chest in the mission Inside the Mountain as well. Just after the ride in the claw elevator towards the top, you will meet Sindri and will have to go back to the mountain. Now follow this path until you arrive at an open area with a bridge that is stuck. You will find the Nornir Chest right on the ground; it’s very hard to miss. You will have to find and smash all three runes in order to unlock the Nornir Chest. You will find the three runes inside the room with Jotnar shrine just before the chest, opposite to the bridge in the enclave in a wall and on to the upper level that you can reach by raising the bridge. You will find an Idunn Apple inside that chest.


Nornir Chest #16: Midgard – Light Elf Outpost
You will find the sixteenth Nornir Chest at the north of the Lake of Nine at Light Elf Outpost after the second time water drops. Just after that, an island will be available for you to explore and it contains a lot of Light Crystal bridges as well as an Ogre. The Nornir Chest is on the lower level in the middle of the island. To unlock the chest, you need to destroy three runes. You will find the first rune to the left of the chest in a gully. The second chest will be located inlaid into a broken stone bridge that is out in water as you follow the path around. You will find the last rune further around the perimeter of the island and near to a climbable chain. In order to traverse the island, you will have to work out the Light Crystal Bridge. You will get an Idunn Apple from the chest.


Nornir Chest #17: Midgard – The River Pass
You will find this seventeenth Nornir Chest in front of the house of Witch. You must have to return once you have visited the Helheim as the part of the main story to make this chest available. You will have to repair the broken structure in order to free the Legendary Chest. Now move the winds of the Hel charge from one side towards the other. Once done, climb the chain and then collect the charge. You can slot the charge into a retractable part that is way down the path. The thing that you need to do to solve this chest is to ensure that all runes are visible. Make top spinner B point to the right, the middle B point to up, and then the one with charge should be a B pointing to left (The spinner is knocked over so it will look like up.) When you get the spinner correctly, remove the charge and then put it into a receptacle that is near the Nornir Chest. You will get the symbol of courage as a reward, the Enchantment that will increase your Strength stat.


Nornir Chest #18: Midgard – Tyr’s Temple
The eighteenth Nornir Chest will be found in the Tyr’s Vault below Tyr’s Temple as a part of the main story. Keep going through the vault until you unlock second trap room that has spiky blocks. Now use the wheel so that you can unlock the doors, you will find the Nornir Chest with the horizontal spikes through the hallway. The three runes that you need to break will be found: the first one in a room with the wheel on the shelf beside the chest. The second one will be found on a beam of spiky vertical blocks and the last one will be located at the backside of the spiky horizontal block, the one that is leading to Nornir Chest. You will find the Symbol of Triumph in the chest.


Nornir Chest #19: Helheim
You can find the nineteenth chest in the Helheim during Escape from Helheim while playing the main story quest. Make your way towards the boat during the mission and instead of getting on the boat, go to the opposite direction to discover the Nornir Chest placed in the open. You will have to find and break the three runes. You will find the first rune inside a block that you can move, Kratos will have to position the block, so its back is open. The second rune can be found where the block was originally sitting. And the third rune will be found by just pulling the block towards the chest, then climb the block and look over the edge at the right side to see the rune behind a pillar. You will get a Horn of Blood Mead from this chest.


Nornir Chest #20: Midgard – Veithurgard
This twentieth Nornir Chest will be located deep within the Veithurgard, located towards the east of Lake of Nine. What you need to do is to keep playing and advance through the Veithurgard, towards the dragon and then turn to left. The Nornir Chest will be tucked in a middle path close to a locked gate. You will have to smash through all of the three runes in order to open this chest. You will find the first rune at the other side of rocks to the chest. The second rune will be located below the chest in a circle of stones on a stone window. And the last rune will be found buried in rocks at the other side of the gate. You will find the Horn of Blood Mead in this chest.


Nornir Chest #21: Midgard – Konunsgard
To make this Nornir Chest available, you will have to first finish all of the side quest Favors of Brock and Sindri. Once you complete them all, complete the mission named as Hail to the King, this mission will take you and Atreus on to a journey through the Kounsgard. After you have collected the three mythical items and have gone back to Dwarves, follow the path around and then look out for a big doorway. You will find the Nornir Chest there on a balcony. Now use the Winds of Hel in order to activate the rune bell that is empty and then pull it out before the rune appears. Then you need to insert the Winds of Hel on to the other rune bell in order to set it spinning. Lastly, use your Leviathan Axe to ring stationary rune bell and immediately throw it on both of the spinning bells. If you do this fast enough, then you will unlock the Nornir Chest.


Nornir Chest #22: Midgard – Cliffs of Raven
Finally, we are at the last Nornir Chest. This final chest will be located in the Cliffs of Raven that is located to the southeast of the Lake of Nine. This area will require you to use the Winds of Hel. Therefore, if you have not made it to the Helheim yet, then come back here later. You will have to clear out a lot of growths around this area to clear the gates, allowing you some room so that you can move the Hel Charge from one pillar to another and so on. You will have zero trouble in finding the Nornir Chest as it is located right in the middle of the area. Now to unlock the Nornir Chest, gather the charge from the left gate and then place it into the statue at the side of the cliff. Now go around towards the Nornir Chest and then climb the vines towards the left. Now just peek over the edge to take the charge and then slot it into a statue facing the Nornir Chest. From here, you have to slot the charge into the rune statue and then pull it out when the right rune appears and then place that charge back at the centre to stop the runes from spinning. The must have to be P, the right one has to be Z, and the upper right one should be R.


This all that there is to know about the Nornir Chests and the runes and how to interact with the runes. Each Nornir chest has a little puzzle to solve and this will help you divert your mind from all of the violence and combat from the game. Just read all of the instructions carefully and then follow then in an exact manner and soon you will be able to unlock all Nornir Chests. And then you will be in a prime position to take on all of the Hidden Chambers and then conquer whatever comes in your way.
 
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