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Ashes to Ashes
How Kassandra managed to retrieve information from a man with no tongue was beyond all reason. Once armed with the truth about her mother and sibling, however, she set off to confront Chrysis.
Ashes to Ashes was a virtual representation of one of Kassandra's genetic memories, relived by Layla Hassan through the Portable Animus HR-8.5.
Having learned what she needed to hunt down the treacherous priestess
Chrysis, Kassandra made her way to the Altar of Apollo Maleatas on Mount Kynortion.
Kassandra found the altar, and approached it.
Kassandra: There's the statue of
Apollo—and the altar. Chrysis will find a lot more than a helpless infant waiting for her.
On top of the altar laid a dead
Kassandra: A warning. Must be getting close.
In the distance, she heard a crying infant. Rushing to the nearby shrine, Kassandra was attacked by Cultist guards.
Kassandra: All you
Cultists will die here!
Chrysis confronted by Kassandra
Once the cultists were dealt with, she entered the shrine, finding Chrysis cradling a swaddled
Chrysis: Killing seems to run in your bloodline, oh mighty Eagle Bearer.
Kassandra: Don't you dare speak of my family, snake.
Chrysis: I still remember the night your two mother brought me my child. The sad, pathetic thing, crying in the rain. Had I known then that Myrrine had children... but, here you are. My family is complete.
Kassandra: You take children from their mothers and silence anyone who gets in your way.
Chrysis: If you're referring to
Mydon, it was he who chose to slice off his cursed tongue. Kassandra: I'm talking about the
farmer you had killed in Epidauros. Chrysis: I should have killed that idiot son of mine years ago.
Kassandra: Your own son!
Chrysis: Dolops turned his back on me the night I rescued your brother. He was too stupid to see the child's destiny was intertwined with my own.
Kassandra: You speak of family, yet you send Cult puppets to silence your own
son. They're dead, by the way. Chrysis: Dolops ceased being my son when he turned his back on the gods.
Kassandra: You mean turned his back on you.
Chrysis: The baby was destined to be mine! He was too stupid to understand that.
Kassandra: You let my mother believe her baby was dead.
Chrysis: But he was. Oh, how she wept when his little heart stopped beating. But then I took care of him. Placed him on this very altar. Screamed for the gods to spare his life. And they listened.
Chrysis explained what she had done
(If players choose "What happened to my brother?")
Kassandra: What did you do with my brother?
Chrysis: I saved his life. By teaching him to suffer. To know pain so well that he would learn to welcome it like an old friend. And now, he will teach all of the Greek world to know that pain.
Kassandra: You... tortured him! He was just a baby.
Chrysis: I taught him to survive! This world is cruel. It demands strength, or death. So I gave him strength.
(If players choose "Where is my mother?")
Kassandra: Where did my mother go that night?
Chrysis: That weakling crawled to the hills of
Korinth. The Monger was supposed to deliver her back to me. But she can't hide forever. She will give us more children.
Kassandra threatening Chrysis
(If players choose "Attack — I'll kill you.")
Kassandra: I'll run my spear through your throat for the pain you've caused.
Chrysis: [laughing] This world is pain. I gave Deimos strength to cope. Your mater was a weakling who whined to the gods like a
pig on an altar. I am more a mother to her child than she will ever be. I can be a mother to you, too, Eagle Bearer. Kassandra: This goes beyond my family. You and your Cult are going to destroy the Greek world. You bring nothing but suffering.
Chrysis: You talk of suffering and yet you come drenched in blood and threaten my life. You are a killer, just like your brother. Here, let me show you.
Chrysis hurled an explosive at the altar, and the room erupted in flames. She made her escape, leaving Kassandra with the crying infant.
Kassandra handing over the baby
Kassandra grabbed the infant and carried it out, as the infant's mother ran up to them and took the baby from Kassandra.
Civilian: My child!
Kassandra: This baby is yours?
Civilian: He was dying. Chrysis had me bring a gift to
Hera, so that he might be protected. Kassandra: Chrysis lit the temple on fire with the boy and me inside.
Civilian: Chrysis is a servant of Hera. She does what needs to be done.
Kassandra: What needs to be done? She left your baby to burn alive!
The woman thanking Kassandra
Civilian: And you saved him. Gods bless you, Eagle Bearer. Sleep now sweet child, mater is here.
The mother walked away with her infant safe and sound while Chrysis successfully eluded Kassandra.
Kassandra: I'm not sure saving that baby was the right thing to do. Chrysis's reign of terror must end. If what Chrysis said was true, Myrrine believes my brother died long ago. I can't let Chrysis walk free. I'll kill that malákas .
Kassandra chased after Chrysis and knocked her to the ground. She pinned her down with one hand and held the
Spear of Leonidas against her throat with the other.
Kassandra: You fucking snake!
Chrysis: [laughing] You call me snake, yet you took two lives tonight. The infant's, and now mine. I'm proud of you, my child.
Kassandra: I am not your child. I will find mother, and we will be together again. I will make this right.
Kassandra: I will not stop until every last Cultist has met my spear. You will be erased from history. I will erase you.
Kassandra: This is for my mother and every family you destroyed.
Kassandra slashed the Spear of Leonidas across Chrysis' throat. As Chrysis died, Kassandra pondered.
Kassandra: If what Chrysis said was true, Myrrine believes my brother died long ago.
Kassandra learned how her brother Alexios was separated from their mother Myrrine, and that she fled to Korinth after being led to believe he died.
If Chrysis is not killed here, the player will be able to hunt her down later during the side quest Death Comes For Us All.
The dialogue where the player kills Chrysis is the same as in 'Death Comes For Us All,' with the exception that Chrysis laughs in place of her line about how she is "proud" of the protagonist for leaving the infant to die.
In the novel, Chrysis was killed by her son Dolops.
The shrine on the mountain
Kassandra entering the shrine
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
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
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
Rightfully Yours - Lighten Up - The Birds and the Bees - In Dreams - Most Adamantly - Fire Amid the Water
The Son Who Faced the Sun