A Mother's Prayers
After searching through all of the Greek world, Kassandra finally found her mother's trail. Although seventeen years had passed, the time had come to reunite with her in Naxos.
A Mother's Prayers was a virtual representation of one of Kassandra's genetic memories, relived by Layla Hassan through the Portable Animus HR-8.5.
At long last, Kassandra was about to meet her mother
Myrrine again. In the intervening years, much had changed, though much had remained the same as well.
Kassandra set sail to the southeast, away from
Athens and towards reunion. While on the sea, Kassandra spoke with Aspasia.
Aspasia: You'll find Phoenix in the
villa at the center of town. All the city's business is conducted there. Kassandra: Then that's my next stop.
Aspasia: Have you thought about what you'll say to her?
Kassandra: I have questions about my past. My mater has answers she kept from me that I need.
Aspasia: About your family?
Kassandra: There are secrets... Someone
important told me she would be able to help me understand. Aspasia: You should be cautious.
Kassandra: What do you mean?
Aspasia: Think about your questions carefully. What we know about our past can shape our future.
Kassandra: I... haven't really thought about it.
Aspasia: Well, I'm sure you'll have plenty to talk about.
Kassandra: Yes, we do.
Regardless, Aspasia pointed out their pending arrival.
Aspasia: We'll reach Naxos soon.
Kassandra: We've had quite the adventure.
Aspasia: Yes, although I don't think it's over yet.
Kassandra: Where will you go?
Aspasia: I have some business to attend to before moving on, and I have friends in the city I need to see.
Kassandra: I doubt there's a speck of land in the
Aegean where you don't know someone. Aspasia: You might be right. It comes with the
profession I suppose. Aspasia: And who knows, maybe I'll see you again.
Kassandra: It doesn't seem that big of an island. Anything's possible.
Aspasia: I'd like to know if all the trouble to find Phoenix was worth it.
Kassandra: I'd like to know too.
approached Adrestia Naxos Island, Barnabas spoke to her.
Barnabas: Your heartbeat is as loud as the sea itself!
Kassandra: We're approaching Naxos.
Barnabas: Are you excited?
Kassandra: Nervous. What will I say to her?
Barnabas: Kassandra, you've travelled half the
Greek world to find her. You don't have to say anything. Just being there will be enough. Kassandra: But what if she is disappointed in me?
Barnabas: Listen. Any mother would want a child as brave and as loyal as you. If I were your mother, I would be the nervous one.
Kassandra: You think so?
Barnabas: I know so. Now, go on and find her. You waited long enough for this!
The ship docked at Naxos and Kassandra disembarked. She made her way to the leader's villa and walked in to overhear a meeting between the leader and her generals, including
Timo. Kassandra immediately recognized her mother's voice. Relief filled her and turned to excitement.
Myrrine addressing her followers
Myrrine: I won't be intimidated. Stock the barracks... And double the patrols. If
Paros is sending them, I want to know the moment they make landfall. Timo: Yes, Archon.
Civilian: But Archon, please. The
Chersis—I understand your concerns. But protecting the town and the quarries is what's most important. You may all go.
The generals took their leave and Kassandra held back to let them out. She then followed her mother out to the balcony, standing in the doorway in disbelief while Myrrine hummed a familiar tune. Kassandra stepped forward. Myrrine noticed her.
Myrrine: The meeting is over.
Kassandra approaching Myrrine with Spear in her hands
Kassandra drew the
Spear of Leonidas and rested it in her hands. Myrrine heard the sound of a weapon being unsheathed and turned to face the . She took one look at her face, then the broken misthios spear, and knew instantly who she was.
Myrrine: ...Kassandra? How?
Kassandra sheathed the spear with tears in her eyes as her mother rushed to embrace her.
Myrrine: When I close my eyes, I can still see you falling. I thought I had lost you.
Alexios is alive.
Myrrine was equally stunned by this revelation, but knew in an instant Alexios' true fate.
They have him, don't they?
Kassandra remained silent. Myrrine stepped back from her daughter in disbelief.
Myrrine: I rebuilt my life from ashes, do you understand? And now you tell me... you're alive. You're both alive.
She grabbed Kassandra's arms and inspected her hands to make sure they, and therefore she, were real. She began to sob.
Myrrine: It's really you. It's not some trick of the
gods. Kassandra: No—I found you.
Myrrine composed herself.
Myrrine: Your brother—we have to get him back.
Kassandra: He's too far gone.
Myrrine: I gave up on you both once—never again.
The two asked questions of each other simultaneously.
Kassandra: What have you...
Myrrine: How did you...
Realizing they were talking over each other, Myrrine let her daughter go first.
Kassandra: I have... a lot of questions.
Myrrine: I think we both do. But ask. I'll answer what I can.
Kassandra: I want to know about
my real father. Myrrine: How did you know?
Kassandra: I was told.
Myrrine: Nikolaos? You saw him?
Megaris, yes. Myrrine: Nikolaos was your father. He was the man who raised you... until he took his Spartan duty too far.
Kassandra: He mentioned another. What can you tell me about him?
Myrrine: I always hoped you would never need to discover the truth, but there are things you need to know if we are to stop the Cult.
Kassandra: What do you mean?
Myrrine: He sought me out before I knew your fa... Nikolaos. I've not heard from him in a long time.
Kassandra: What happened to you in
Argolis after that night? Myrrine: I found your brother and rushed to a young
doctor's apprentice, Hippokrates. I thought I'd lost you... I wasn't ready to lose you both. Kassandra: I spoke with him recently. That night still haunts him.
Myrrine: I was heartbroken when the
healers in Asclepius told me Alexios was dead. The two of you were my whole world. Kassandra: But he did live, they lied to you.
Myrrine: They... must have realized he was
special and handed him over to the Cult. Kassandra: What do you mean, he was special?
Reunion interrupted by Timo
Regardless, Timo interrupted the question and rushed to raise the alarm.
Myrrine: What's wrong?
Timo: Soldiers from Paros just made landfall in the cove. A small force, maybe a dozen.
Myrrine: Maláka! Timo, gather the troops.
Myrrine turned back to Kassandra.
Myrrine: Questions will have to wait, lamb.
Kassandra: I want to help.
Myrrine: I assume you can use those weapons?
Kassandra: Better than when you last saw me.
Myrrine: Good. Come.
They ran to the horses tied up outside and mounted up to ride for the cove.
Kassandra: Who is attacking?
Myrrine: Paros, across the bay. It seems
Silanos has finally grown tired of sharing the marble trade. Kassandra: Why now?
Myrrine: We've always had problems with Paros. I expected an attack, just not so soon.
Kassandra: I guess the time for talking is over.
Myrrine: Allies often forget their allegiances when opportunity beckons...
As they rode, the presence of
Spartan soldiers was not lost on Kassandra.
Kassandra: Why are you working with Sparta given all that's happened?
Myrrine: Paros made an alliance with the Athenians, so they left me little choice.
Kassandra: You needed support.
Myrrine: A rivalry with Paros is one thing, but they turned it into a
war. Their partnership with Athens was too much to weather for Naxos alone.
They reached the cliff near the
Temple of Demeter overlooking the cove, where Athenian soldiers had taken Spartan scouts prisoner. Timo and Hektor were already in position. Kassandra leapt into battle first and were soon joined by Myrrine and her reinforcements. Together, they freed the prisoners and slaughtered the Parian landing party.
Kassandra reached Naxos and reunited with her mother after seventeen years apart.
The question the player doesn't ask of Myrrine is available in the next quest. The dialogue is initially the same whether it is asked at the villa or on the beach, but as it wasn't interrupted by the arrival of the Parians, the player can get the full question, along with a selectable response.
When asking Myrrine about "what happened" to her, the text spells Asklepios differently at the villa from on the beach. At the villa, it is spelled "Asclepius." This is the modern-day spelling, whereas "Asklepios" is the spelling used most frequently in-game and uses a spelling convention similar to the game's other proper nouns. (e.g. Sokrates vs. Socrates, Perikles vs. Pericles)
Kassandra observing the meeting
Kassandra following Myrrine to the balcony
and Myrrine leaving her villa
Myrrine after the battle on the beach.
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey memories
Battle of 300 - So It Begins - Debt Collector - An Eye for an Eye - Fancy Guests - Penelope's Shroud - The Big Break - Learning the Ropes - Equal Employment Opportunity Program
A Journey into War ( - The Athenian Leader - Crumble and Burn - One Man Army - The Athenian Treasure Trove - The Missing Map - Portion Control) The Final Push - The Wolf of Sparta - Onwards to Phokis
The Wolf's Fate - Consulting a Ghost - The Truth Will Out - Snake in the Grass - The Serpent's Lair - Memories Awoken - ( Upgrade the Spear)
Welcome to Athens ( - A Venomous Encounter - Escape from Athens - Ostracized) Perikles's Symposium (
Drink Up - Oil and Love)
Island of Misfortune - First Do No Harm - The Priests of Asklepios ( - Enough is Enough - Written in Stone - A Heart for a Head) Speak No Evil - The Doctor Will See You Now - Ashes to Ashes - To Find a Girl - To Help a Girl - Follow That Boat - Port of Lawlessness - Monger Down
Abandoned By the Gods - And the Streets Run Red - Athens's Last Hope
A Mother's Prayers - Catching Up - Death and Disorder - Going Down - Quarry Quandary - The Paros Blockade - Unified Front - Home Sweet Home ( Bully the Bullies - One Bad Spartan Spoils the Bunch) - Kings of Sparta - Delivering a Champion - The Contender - The Long Game - Pankration - To Kill or Not to Kill - Judge, Jury, Executioner ( - White Lies and Blackmail - Gluten Free - Breaking Bread - Fourth-Degree Burns) The Conqueror - The Fall of Deianeira - The Last Fight of Aristaios - The End of Drakon - The Last Hunt of Nesaia - A Bloody Feast - The Battle of Pylos
Doing Time - The Resistance - A-Musing Tale - Unearthing the Truth - The Knights - We Will Rise
Where It All Began
Dinner in Sparta - We Remember - A Fresh Start
Cult of Kosmos
The Delian League - The Eyes of Kosmos - The Gods of the Aegean Sea - The Heroes of the Cult - The Peloponnesian League - The Silver Vein - The Worshippers of the Bloodline
A Family's Legacy - The Gates of Atlantis ( He Waits - Lore of the Sphinx - Awaken the Myth - Stairway to Olympos - Romancing the Stone Garden - Love's Long Shadow - A Slithery Plea ( Hard to Artemis - Heavy is the Spear - Keys to Happiness?) - Writhing Dead) - Ancient Revelations - Atlantis Destroyed
World Side Quests
Once a Slave
A Growing Sickness - Escort Service
Death Comes For Us All
Sibling Revenge - Brewing Love - The Stolen Steed
Besieging Bandits - Cave Crusader - Fortress Fallout - Lacerated Leaders
Hungry Gods - Merciful Gods - In the Footsteps of Gods - Shark the Vagrant - A Fight with Talos - Mercenary Work - Lumbering Along - A Small Odyssey - A Ship Came Sailing
Idiot Hunt - Purple Pain - Takes Drachmae to Make Drachmae - Place in the Kosmos - All Bonds Will Break - Atoll Order - Pick Your Poison - The Handmaiden's Story - In a Rush
Training Days - A Legendary Hunt - Brothers in Arms - Not My Mother's Daughter - A Treasury of Legends - Sacred Favors - A Godless Blight - End of the Day
Family Values - Confiscated
The Lost Arkalochori Axe - Flowers for the Dead - Gortyn Out of Hand - Revenge Served Cold - It's Complicated - Bare It All - Civil Unrest - Say That Again!
The Writing's on the Wall
The Grand Minotour - Bravely Ran Away
Chip on Your Shoulder - Hostage Situation - Caged and Enraged - Clothes Make the Daughter - The Elixir - Revenge of the Wolf - Shroud of the Bear - Son of a Fisherman - Waiting for Galarnos - Qamra, Medicine Woman
A Pirate's Life - Crewless - Photios's Pre-Tirement - Age is Just a Number - The Daughters of Artemis - Helping a Healer - Sins of the Past - The Unkindest Cut - Fortress Fallout - Lacerated Leaders - Cave Crusader
Making Friends - Heart of Stone - Red in the Wreckage - We're Not Thieves - We're Treasure Hunters - A Chest Full of Drachmae - Recruitment Drive
Trouble in Paradise - Call to Arms - Hades, Meet Podarkes - "M" for Murder - Grin and Bear It - A Night to Remember
A Business Opportunity - Dead or Alive - The Con of Cons
Character Side Quests
Death and Taxes - The Taxman Cometh - Sharp Tongue - Freedom Isn't Free - Blood and Water - Dagger to the Heart - Wasn't Born the Kingfisher - The Kingfisher and the Robin
Handle with Care - Designated Rider - Rock Hard - Across the Border - Happily Ever After?
Hull, Yeah! - A Pirate's Life
Prince of Persia
The Daughters of Artemis - The Goddesses' Hunt - Kallisto the Bear - The Erymanthian Boar - The Hind of Keryneia - The Kretan Bull - The Krokottas Hyena - The Lykaon Wolf - The Nemean Lion - Artemis's Request
The Dunce Conundrum - Another Kind of Poetry
Creating Opportunity - The Wise Warrior - In the Midst of Chaos - Swift as Wind - Last Request - The Final Battle
Call to Arms - The Great Contender - Legend No More
A God Among Men - Left to Dye
A Life's Dedication - Language of the Ancients - Chasing Phantoms - Origins of a Ritual - The Tribute - Keep the Faith
I, Diona - By the Fates
A Friend in Need... - Heitor's Gonna Hate
The Hunting Party - Let My Patients Go - Inheritance Insurance - Too Much of a Good Thing
For the People - He Who Stops - The Liberator
Kyra with a Cause - Bleeding Hearts and Stolen Money - Goddess of the Hunt
Minotour De Force - The Pre-Trial of Accuracy - The Pre-Trial of Endurance - The Pre-Trial of Strength - Cashing In On the Cow - What Lies Below the Surface - No More Bull
Helping a Healer - Sins of the Past - The Unkindest Cut
Ambition - Only Fools Want War - Rise Through the Ranks - The Cost of War - Know Your Enemy - Nemesis
Old Friends, Old Problems - Farm in Flames - Markos's Fate
Tough Love - Have You Seen My Mikkos? - Doctor's Pet - Indulging Just a Little - School of Hard Knocks - Retribution
A Family Ordeal - The True Story
Barnabas Abroad - Throwing the Bet - Gutter Runner - The Drachmae of Romance - Kallipateira
The Message, the Stick, and the Artist - Art Leading Life - The Kytheran Statue - The Samian Statue - The Thasian Statue - Pieces of the Puzzle - Journey's End
The Blood Fever
Sparring with Roxana - Archery Practice - Foot Race
They Just Want Cruelty - Heroes of the Arena
Citizenship Test - Witness Him - Free Speech - On a High Horse - A Life's Worth - The Sokratic Method
The Thaletas Way - Paint the Sand Red - Hearts of War
Birds of a Feather ( Rumored Feather Location) - Sacred Vows ( Rumored Bracelet Location) - She Who Controls the Seas ( Rumored Conch Shell Location) - Throw the Dice ( Pan's Flute - Apollo's Lyre) - Priceless Treasure
Tombs and Ancient Stelae
Tomb of Alkathous - Tomb of the First Pythia - Artemision Tomb - Mycenaean Tomb of Ajax - Tomb of Eteokles - Pheidon's Tomb - Agamemnon's Tomb - Giant Heroes Burial Ground - Alkaios Tomb - Tomb of Brizo - Tomb of Polybotes - Tomb of the Forgotten Hero - Tomb of the Daughter of Atlas - Waterfall of Styx - Tomb of the First Champion - Destroyed House of Oinomaos - Tomb of Orion - Tomb of Eurypylos - Parmenon Tomb - Abandoned Tomb - Tomb of Orpheus - Stony Sepulchre
Ashes to Ashes - Bottomless Lake - Fatal Attraction - Hound Docked - Record Sunshine - Happy Hour - Pressed for Time - A Finger Tip - A Specific General - Red Scent - Heart and Sole - A Deal for Freedom - Beneath Theseus's Dreams - Elbow Greece - Goat's Gruff - Killer View - Backstage Pass - Odor in the Court - War Eagle - Pride of Place - Smoke Signal - Blue Eyed Beauty - Upon Typhon's Crown - The Floor is Lava - Two of Clubs - An Arm and a Leg - Rock and Roll - Turning Tides - Stone Cold - Procrastinate Now - Stubborn Mule - Needle in a Haystack - Grave Discovery - Estate Envy - Marbled Morale - Till Death Do Us Part - Soldier to Shoulder - Mapping Out - Rightful King - Strange Disease - Sweet Tooth - Hobby Horsing - Farming Coin - Prophecy Prevention - Centaur Field - Bridging the Gap - Pigsty - Fire in the Belly - Stadium Love - Made in Abyss - Tastes like Chicken - Foggy Memory - Procession of Bones - Helios's Greeting - Showboat - Dye Dye Dye - Belly Flop - Hungry for Misadventure - Star-Crossed Lovers - To the Edge of the World
Impact side quests
Left for Dead - There Goes the Neighborhood - Falling on Deaf Ears - Infantile Revenge - Dare to Desert - Grieving Widow To Be - Rival Lovers - Competing Admirers - Trouble Follows - Sent by Brasidas - Wasted Devotion - Honey Eyes - The Real Killer
Timed Side quests
The Marauders' Lesson - The Gods Need No Gold - Disappearing Act - Precious Jewels - Always Vengeance - Goats and Ghosts - The Beggar's Fate - False Idols - A Foolish Errand - Another Wolf Another Day - Shop Talk - Broken Promises - Family Trinkets - Dances with Witches - Pilfered Hecatomb - Miners' Strike - Plagues, Sharks, and Other Good Times - Bad Romance - No Time for Scouts - More Drachmae More Problems - The Gods Have Plenty - I Need a Hero - Morality Issues - Discretion and Accessibility - Art of War - A Full Bladder - Hungry Soldiers - Save the Forest - Dirty Deals - Not Just Decoration
Bounties and contracts
Bounty on an Athenian Ship - Bounty on Athenian Soldiers - Bounty on Bandits - Bounty on a Daughter of Artemis - Bounty on a Follower of Ares - Bounty on a Mercenary - Bounty on Merchant Ships - Bounty on a Politician - Bounty on a Spartan Ship - Bounty on Spartan Soldiers
The Big Game - Cursed Gold - Destroying Feasts - The Fear of Arrows - Fire at Will - Great Cleansing - Lakonian Vessels - Leading Forces - The Lightning Bringer - Masters of the Sea - Paint the Ocean Red - Poison in the Air - Poor Don't Fight - Raging War - Red Grudges - The Red Orders - Red-Tainted Gold - Shadow Forces - The Spartan's Attempt - Sparta's Wrath - Spartan Futility - Surprise Bankruptcy - To Hell and Back - Where Feathers Fall - War for the Sea
The Lost Tales of Greece
The Show Must Go On
Setting the Stage ( A Sophisticated Tipple - Everyman's Drink) - Evening the Odds - The Curse of Fame - The Hedonistic Method - Showtime
A Divine Intervention
Test of Judgment - Test of Character - Test of Faith - Test of Adaptability - Test of Courage
The Image of Faith
The Measure of a Man - Bad Weed - Down From On High - The Wild Hunt - Chicken or Egg - A Matter of Faith
The Daughters of Lalaia
A Gathering Storm - Sharp Lessons - Learning the Land - The Ore of Aphrodite - The Best Defense - Blood for Aphrodite
A Poet's Legacy
Praxilla's Admirer - Lyre Lyre - Repairing the Lyre - Praxilla's Legacy
A Brother's Seduction
Prodigal Son's Return - Honoring the Dead ( Bloody Libation - Dressing up for Charon) - Career Orientation - Wounds of Days Gone By - Moving On
A Friend Worth Dying For
Odyssey Into the Past ( Beware the Siren Call - To Be Nobody - Wine for the Swine) - Daddy's Home - Demeter's Fire
The Heir of Memories
The Heir of Memories - Finding Theras - Three Symbols Entombed ( Agamemnon's Symbol - Eteokles's Symbol - Orion's Symbol)
One Really, Really Bad Day
Righting a Wrong - A Town in Need, Indeed ( A Horse, of Course - Ajax on Fire - The Blind Blacksmith) - Here Be Pirates - There Can Be Only One
Old Flames Burn Brighter
Where We Left Off - Runaway - Unplanned Parenthood - A Night in Tegea
Prince of Persia - The Dunce Conundrum - Another Kind of Poetry
Legacy of the First Blade
The Horsemen Cometh - Shadow of a Legend - More Questions than Answers - Hunting the Huntsman ( Starting the Hunt - Mysterious Malady - Revealing the Recruiter - Whimpers Through the Fog - Piecing the Puzzle) - Protector of Persia - The Order of Hunters
The City that Cried Wolf - A Curious Request - Taking Out the Competition ( Agis of the North - Gaia the Fist - Theos the Stargazer - A Good Toast) - Thank You, - Maláka! Again, - Maláka?! Dead Man Rises - Hide-and-Seek- Finders Keepers
Stranger Tides - Into the Storm - Chasing the Storm ( Persian Puppetry - Prodigal - Theatrics and Espionage - Safe Passage - Calm Before the Storm) - Leviathan's Maw - Home - Order of the Storm - Knives in the Dark ( Atos the Beast Caller - Hirpes the Sordid - Aias the Clean - Kephalon the Thinker - Proktos the Moon King)
On the Grapevine - Thank You, Misthios - Tides of War
The Simple Life - A Flight in Fire - Answers from Ashes - Two Knives Against the Dark ( Command and Control - The Ordering of the Kosmos - The Spartan Dog - The Trap Is Set) - The Last Magi - Smoke and Fury - Legacy of the First Blade - Remnant of the Ancients - The Order of Dominion
Give Our Respects - The Favor - No More Wine
The Fate of Atlantis
Fields of Elysium
The Isu Beckon - Trials of the Keeper - Welcome to Elysium - A Lover and A Fighter - Dark Horse - Sudden and New - The Keeper and Key Maker - The Keeper and Kyros - The Keeper and the Flame - The Keeper, a Killer - Good News - Have Another Drink - Popular - Dead Kings and Pretty Things - Persephone's Little Birds - A Life for a Life - The Beacons Are Lit - No Good Deed - The Rebellion's Uprising - A Growing Perception - Give 'Em Hades
Free Their Minds, the Rest Will Follow
Brick House - High and Dry - Sleeping Giant - Dear Demeter - Keep Your Eye On Me
Torment of Hades
The Second Calling - Guardian of the Gates - The Underworld's Fallen Guardians - Pay the Ferryman - Beyond the Veil - The Next Lesson - Labors of the Keeper
Lost, but Not Forgotten - A Young Warrior's Ghosts - Undoing What's Been Done - The Warrior, the Eagle Bearer - A New Lease on Death - Arms of Atonement - The Snake Sheds His Skin - Death Before Dishonor - A Cursed Sickness - Home is Where You Make It - Death-Light Robbery - I Don't Belong Here - The Weight of Sparta - Kill Me Once, Shame on You - Fallen from Grace
Bad Copycat - Round and Round - Boulder to Fall - Starving - Titans of Industry
Judgment of Atlantis
The Last Call - Welcome Home - Burden of Leadership ( Crowd Pleaser - Rebel Scum - The Atlantean Patient) - A Complete Education - Wisdom of the Ancients - The Fate of Atlantis
Rightfully Yours - Lighten Up - The Birds and the Bees - In Dreams - Most Adamantly - Blood Gets In Your Eyes - Fire Amid the Water - Good From Far, Far From Good ( Sixth Sense of Sympathy - Through the Cracks) - Deadly Little Secrets
The Son Who Faced the Sun - Tossed for Tyche - And My Pickaxe - A House from Cycles Past - Across the Board