Assassin's Creed: Origins 3 is the third issue of the Titan comic book series Assassin's Creed: Origins. The comic, written by Anthony Del Col and Anne Toole with art by PJ Kaiowá was released on 16 May 2018.
Go back to where it all began, in this brand-new series spinning out of the smash-hit new Assassin’s Creed game. Witness the birth of the creed, from the mother of all Assassins!
Written by Anthony Del Col of Kill Shakespeare and Nancy Drew And The Hardy Boys!
Cover B by Sanya Anwar (Shade: The Changing Girl)!
30 B.C.: Alexandria, Egypt. Cleopatra finds her son Caesarion looking to the horizon, as Octavian's men close in. As their bodyguard advises them to stay in place, he walks away to investigate a noise. Suddenly an assailant rushes towards Cleopatra, leaving Caesarion to defend her and ultimately kill the would-be assassin. The bodyguard returns shortly after, and believing him to have been partly behind the assassination attempt, Cleopatra goads her son into killing the guard too.
Meanwhile, nearby an old dog walks the streets and looks up with recognition in its eyes towards someone familiar.
44 B.C.: Rome. Aya lays in a caged cell, having survived the brawl with the locals. A young dog comes up to the bars of the cell, and is provided with a small bowl of water by Aya. Mark Antony arrives to question her, and wants to know where Brutus is hiding. She refuses to betray Brutus, and is promptly lead away.
With her hands bound, she is plunged into a watery arena. The crowd elect to release hippos into the water, in a hope to execute her. The animals instantly charge her through the water, but she manages to release her bindings against the stone corner of a pillar. Finding a nearby stone shard, she manages to battle under water and mortally wounds one hippo, before a second savages an injury to her shoulder with its maw. Escaping to the surface of the water, Aya narrowly avoids a hail of arrows that rains down around her, which ultimately takes down the nearest hippo. Brutus and Cassius dive into the water and escape with Aya through the tunnel which the hippos had entered from.
Out of the water, Aya expresses surprise that they returned for her. With her wound worsening, they note pursuers coming towards them, and elect to burn nearby tapestries, which they throw over the entrance, before making their escape outside. Once they reach the sunlight, they are immediately surrounded by Mark Antony and a mob of warriors.