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Absolute Power was a virtual representation of Bayek's genetic memories, relived by Layla Hassan through the Portable Animus HR-8.

Description

Praxilla's childhood friend Diocles is having a lot of trouble with a corrupt magistrate in Cyrene. Bayek offers to secure proof of Leander's double dealings.

Dialogue

Bayek met with Diocles in the Agora of Cyrene.

  • Diocles: I have my hands full with the magistrate Leander. I know he's corrupt but his ties to Flavius put him above the law.
  • Bayek: Then let us sever those ties.
  • Diocles: Easier said than done. He's either threatened or bribed, anyone who would stand against him. Simonides could help us if he wasn't such a drunkard. He was at Leander's villa last night and hasn't returned home.
  • Bayek: I could look for him?
  • Diocles: Excellent! Then I'll petition the other magistrates. Try the tavern, or the brothel southwest of the Arena for our wayward friend. We'll meet back at my house. It's the only one with a large terrace on the main street.

Bayek visited the district near the arena. With Senu's help, he found a drunken man on the ground outside the tavern.

  • Bayek: Are you Simonides?
  • Simonides: Ow my head! Why are you shouting?
  • Bayek: Diocles sent me to find you.
  • Simonides: Tell him I'm dead.
  • Bayek: We need your help, with Leander.
  • Simonides: That demon is the one responsible for my befuddled mind and evacuating bowels. I'm sure someone spiked my wine.
  • Bayek: I am sorry, but I have to take you with me.
  • Simonides: Bacchus and his nymphs be buggered. You sir are a Fury sent to punish me. If I expire on the way, it's on your head.

Bayek carried Simonides on his back. He made his way to Diocles' house.

  • Simonides: What is your name, torturer? Egyptian?
  • Bayek: Yes. Diocles said you met with Leander last night?
  • Simonides: A party. At his villa. Everything was flowing. Wine, women, boys...
  • Bayek: Sounds...
  • Simonides: Ipthos lost his toga!
  • Bayek: Fun?
  • Simonides: Fun? Urgh... a mission... on a mission...
  • Bayek: Did you find anything?
  • Simonides: Urgh...
  • Bayek: Simonides? Are you alright?
  • Simonides: No. Curse you son of Ra.

Bayek reached Diocles' home.

  • Diocles: Hera mother goddess. Simonides? Are you drunk?

Bayek placed Simonides on a mat.

  • Diocles: I won't ask where you found him, Bayek.
  • Simonides: On the street! Some fool moved the brothel.
  • Diocles: Did you find anything at Leander's villa?
  • Simonides: Papers, records of bribes, treasury theft. His guards caught me before I could take them. I convinced them I was simply inebriated.
  • Diocles: A stretch indeed, Simonides.
  • Bayek: So the evidence is there, I just need to take it.
  • Diocles: We would be forever in your debt. But why would you risk your life to help us?
  • Bayek: Because those who abuse their power should be removed and the people freed from oppression, Egyptian or Greek.
  • Simonides: Ahhh, well said, our friend Bayek reminds me of Cicero. (belches)
  • Diocles: The villa is east of here surrounded by vineyards. We will gather the other magistrates at the Temple of Apollo. Find us there when you secure the evidence. Fortuna smile on you, my friend.

Bayek left Cyrene and travelled to Leander's villa in Marmarica. He infiltrated the second level and investigated a pile of scrolls on a table.

He investigated scrolls on the ground.

  • Bayek: A lot of complaints from the people, no-one seems happy!

He investigated another pile of scrolls.

  • Bayek: Party orders to his slave. An expensive gathering.

He investigated a pile of scrolls in a box.

  • Treasury Report:
    100,000 drachmae – To Navarch Mercellus in Apollonia for the construction of triremes
    50,000 drachmae – Leander Magistrate expenses
    10,000 drachmae – Villa garden renovations
    2,000 drachmae – payment for Leander's bodyguards

He investigated a note on the table.

  • Payment Made:
    Ipthos – 2,000 drachma for "services".
    Demosthenes the judge – evidence in K's trial lost rewards with four suckling pigs.
    Kadmos – He has assured me that the witness no longer feels like testifying.
    Ganymedes – letter telling his family he is leaving Cyrene for a new life in Athens and 'not to follow him'.
    I learned Flavius' plans, taxes will need to be increases so I can get my share.
    Soldiers – Three wine sacks for dealing with D and S, I will put an end to their plotting.
  • Bayek: Bribery, expensive parties and missing money from the treasury. This is the evidence that Leander is corrupt. But what is this about Diocles? A coup? I should warn Diocles, he could be in danger.

Bayek travelled to the Temple of Apollo in Cyrene. He found Roman guards outside the entrance.

  • Roman Soldier 1: How long do we have to wait?
  • Roman Soldier 2: Leander said to count to one hundred.
  • Roman Soldier 1: Oh, have you been counting?
  • Roman Soldier 2: No... have you?
  • Roman Soldier 1: Jove's beard, everyone's probably dead by now!

The magistrates gathered in the Apolonnion.

Bayek found Diocles and the other magistrates inside.

  • Diocles: Bayek will find the evidence.
  • Man: You don't know that. Leander's secrets are his alone.
  • Simonides: You bloody fools! Will you let that bloated old goat take everything we've worked for?
  • Diocles: We owe it to Cyrene to put an end to his corruption.

Bayek entered the temple.

  • Bayek: Diocles! It's a trap! Leander is attempting a coup!

Leander entered with his men, attacking Bayek and the magistrates.

  • Leander: So, here you all are, plotting against me!
  • Diocles: You will answer to the people, Leander.
  • Leander: My Roman friends would beg to differ.
  • Diocles: Bayek! We must protect the magistrates!
  • Simonides: You demon, Leander! These men are unarmed.
  • Leander: You are traitors to Cyrene and Rome. And for that you will die.

Bayek and Diocles eliminated Leander and the soldiers.

  • Diocles: You saved my life, my friend.
  • Bayek: Praxilla would not have forgiven me if I had let you fall at Leander's hand.
  • Diocles: Why would he do this? Was his lust for power so consuming that he would commit murder?
  • Bayek: I have seen men do worse for less.
  • Diocles: We are only alive thanks to you, Bayek. Cyrene deserved better than him at her helm.
  • Bayek: I know you will lead them well, Diocles.

Outcome

Bayek helped Diocles to recover a document from Leander's villa documenting Leander's corruption. Discovering a plot of a coup, Bayek rushed to the Temple of Apollo to help defend the magistrates and eliminate Leander.

References

Assassin's Creed: Origins memories
Main Quests
The Heron Assassination - Homecoming - The Oasis - The False Oracle - May Amun Walk Beside You - Aya - Gennadios the Phylakitai - End of the Snake - Egypt's Medjay - The Scarab's Sting - The Scarab's Lies - Pompeius Magnus - The Hyena - The Lizard's Mask - The Lizard's Face - The Crocodile's Scales - The Crocodile's Jaws - Way of the Gabiniani - Aya: Blade of the Goddess - The Battle of the Nile - The Aftermath - The Final Weighing - Last of the Medjay - Fall of an Empire, Rise of Another - Birth of the Creed
Side Quests
Special Side Quests
A Gift from the Gods - Incoming Threat - Here Comes a New Challenger - Phylakes' Prey - Lights Among the Dunes - Secrets of the First Pyramids
Siwa Side Quests
Gear Up - Family Reunion - Water Rats - Hideaway - Striking the Anvil - The Healer - Prisoners in the Temple - Bayek's Promise
Lake Mareotis Side Quests
Hidden Tax - The Book of the Dead - Ambush in the Temple - Ulterior Votive - Lady of Slaughter - Birthright - Taste of her Sting
Alexandria Side Quests
The Accidental Philosopher - The Last Bodyguard - Higher Education - Serapis Unites - A Tithe By Any Other Name - The Shifty Scribe - The Odyssey - Wrath of the Poets - Symposiasts - Phylakitai in the Eye - Cat's Cradle
Kanopos Side Quests
Old Times - Wild Ride - Blue Hooligans - The Weasel - The Hungry River
Sap-Meh Nome Side Quests
In Protest - Thick Skin - Fair Trade
Sapi-Res Nome Side Quests
Conflicts of Interest - Smoke Over Water - All Eyes on Us - Lost Happiness - Abuse of Power - The Tax Master - The Ostrich - New Kid in Town - Worker's Lament - The Old Library
Giza Side Quests
Precious Bonds - What's Yours Is Mine - A Gift from the Gods
Memphis Side Quests
A Dream of Ashes - Blood in the Water - Odor Most Foul - Children of the Streets - Taimhotep's Song - The Baker's Dilemma - Mortem Romanum
Saqqara Nome Side Quests
Rites of Anubis - First Blood - When Night Falls - A Rebel Alliance
Faiyum Side Quests
Murder in the Temple - Feeding Faiyum - Curse of Wadjet - Rebel Strike - The Bride - Sobek's Gold - Forging Siwa - The Sickness - Fires of Dionysias - Demons in the Desert
Faiyum Oasis Side Quests
The Champion - The Man Beast - Sobek's Tears - The Jaws of Sobek - Bad Faith - Shadya's Rest - Fighting for Faiyum
Herakleion Nome Side Quests
Recon Work - Loose Cargo - Reunion - Predator to Prey
Uab Nome Side Quests
Seven Farmers
Atef-Pehu Nome Side Quests
The Matriarch
Green Mountains Side Quests
Unseeing Eyes - One Bad Apple - The Good Roman - Playing with Fire - Taking Liberty - Halo of the Huntress - Carpe Diem - Shadows of Apollo
Marmarica Side Quests
His Secret Service
Kyrenaika Side Quests
The Flea of Cyrene - The Lure of Glory - The Mousetrap - Founding Father - Pax Romana - Cat and Mouse - Absolute Power - Are You Not Entertained? - The Smugglers of Cyrene - Dead in the Water - My Brother for a Horse - Here Comes a New Challenger
Isolated Desert Side Quests
Plight of the Rebels
Event Quests
Antique Trafficking - Control Nuisance - Lost and Found - Missing Worker - Stolen Goods
Tombs and Ancient Mechanisms
Adorer of Thoth Tomb - Golden Tomb - Mountain of the Dead - Nomarch's Tomb - Seth-Anat Tomb - Tomb of Amenemhat III - Tomb of Djoser - Tomb of Khafre - Tomb of Khufu - Tomb of Menkaure - Tomb of Smenkhkare - Tomb of Sneferu - Tomb of the Cynic - Tomb of the Nomads - Great Sphinx
Stone Circles
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A Long Drink - Burning Bush - Dead or Alive - Dead End - Deafening Silence - Divided Valley - Fallen Friend - Fertile Land - Forsaken City - In Plain Sight - Just Laws - Nature's Way - Ray of Hope - Royal Flora - Sea of Sand - Sobek's Rage - Stone Fungus - The Blasphemer - The Leaning Tower - The Stone Gaze - Thoth's Secret - Twin Despair - Underground Currents - Undue Haste - Wet Work - Mysterious Papyrus
DLC
Ambush At Sea - Secrets of the First Pyramids
The Hidden Ones
Main Quests
The Hidden Ones - The Land of Turquoise - Where the Slaves Die - The Walls of the Ruler - The Setting Sun - No Chains Too Thick - Sic Semper Tyrannis - The Greater Good
Side Quests
Klysma Nome Side Quests
Rise of Shaqilat - Howls of the Dead - The Ballad of Si-Mut and Gertha - The Killer Shadow - Shadows of the Scarab
Madiama Nome Side Quests
Respect Thy Brother
Arsinoe Nome Side Quests
Shards from a Star
Stone Circles
Ankh - Sobek
Papyrus Puzzles
Tool of Apis - Good Things to Come - Lost Cause - Stealthy Shrub
The Curse of the Pharaohs
Main Quests
The Curse of the Pharaohs - No Honor Amongst Thebes - The Lady of Grace - Cleansing Rite - Something Rotten - Soured Libations - Aten Rising - The Heretic - Blood in the Water - The King of Kings - A Pharaoh's Shadow - A Pharaoh's Heart and Name - A Pharaoh's Hemset - A Pharaoh's Ka
Side Quests
Thebes Side Quests
The Theban Triad - Master of the Secret Things - Perchance to Dream
Theban Necropolis Side Quests
Burnt Offerings - A Sister's Vow - Idol Hands - Drowned Tools - A Motherless Child - Unfair Trade
Thebes Nome Side Quests
Crocodile Tears - National Treasures
Yebu Nome Side Quests
Losers Weepers - Fish Out Of Water - Laid to Rest
Aaru Side Quests
Love or Duty
Aten Side Quests
Gods or Creed - The Cat - The Ibis - The Hawk
Heb Sed Side Quests
Follower or Leader
Duat Side Quests
Shield or Blade - A Necessary Evil - Khepri's Amulet - The God's Spark
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