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Helheim is located in Stormheim, on the Broken Isles, and is ruled by Helya. It is its own plane (and zone), but has recently become connected to Haustvald. Dying here only gives the "Lost Soul" debuff, which says that your soul now belongs to Helya.
It is the polar opposite to the Halls of Valor: while the greatest vrykul warriors are brought to the Halls by the val'kyr, the unworthy are pulled into Helheim by kvaldir upon their death. The kvaldir also raid the coastlines and bring souls here before they can be judged, thus robbing Odyn of potential champions for his Valarjar. Here, the spirits of the dishonorable spend eternity in an endless futile battle, always seeking glory but never able to attain it.
- Hel is the name of the underworld in Norse mythology, ruled by the female being of the same name. It is one of the nine worlds held in the branches and roots of the world tree Yggdrasil.
- Helheim was intended to be the name of a 5-man dungeon in Stormheim, but was later renamed to the Maw of Souls during the alpha process. The Maw of Souls is a ship traveling to here from the Tideskorn Harbor/Helmouth Cliffs area.