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


Bayek discovers a group of protesting Alexandrians upset over the apparent murder of a cat. Bayek investigates, knowing instinctively this has something to do with the Roman occupation causing tension in the city.


While in Alexandria, Bayek came upon the sight of a dead cat in the streets, with various Alexandrians investigating.

  • Woman: This blasphemy will not stand!
  • Man 1: Where is the coward that did this?
  • Woman: Great cat goddess Bastet save us. Do not take vengeance!
  • Man 1: I will not rest until we find this fiend.
  • Man 2: Though I guess we can be thankful he was not crucified. Bloody Romans, they do not understand our ways.

Bayek investigated the dead cat and the pool of blood.

  • Bayek: There is no way all this blood is from one cat.
    I still do not know what happened here. I should investigate further.

He investigated the nearby cart of hay, which was covered in blood. He drew out a body of a Roman soldier.

  • Bayek: A Roman soldier, dead. Only one wound. He bled out quick.
    Nek. The cat was attacked by the Roman soldier. Whoever did this was protecting them.

He investigated bloodied footprints on the ground.

  • Bayek: Bloody footprints leading to the north. The trail goes to the north. I must follow it. These Egyptians are already looking to fight. I must find whoever did this.

Bayek followed the trail and reached an alley.

  • Bayek: The blood trail ends here. The culprit must be close.

Bayek climbed over a fence and found an Egyptian man with an injured cat.

  • Bayek: I see your cat is injured.
  • Khalid: It is not mine. Cats belong only to Bastet. I am only her instrument, defending her from Roman scum.
  • Bayek: You took the life of a Roman because he killed cats, and now you risk a riot in Alexandria.
  • Khalid: Bastet swung her fury through my arm. I am her servant!
  • Bayek: I know a High Priestess who would love your... dedication. It would be best for you to serve Bastet at her temple in Bubastis.
  • Khalid: I have served Bastet my entire life. To serve her better would be an honor. Lead on, brother.
  • Bayek: We should keep our voices down. We don't need any untoward attention.
  • Khalid: I know the way! Let us fly. It will get me closer to the goddess faster.

Bayek and Khalid made their way towards the west gate, with some cats following them.

  • Khalid: Roman soldiers, terrified of our tiny little kittens.
  • Bayek: Is there no end to your speech?

They reached a bridge, blocked by a group of Roman soldiers.

  • Khalid: Egyptians! Rise up! Retake the city in the name of Bastet!
  • Bayek: Serapis save me.

Khalid provoked the soldiers.

  • Khalid: Look at these girdle-wearers! It is like they think they are soldiers.
  • Bayek: Enough! We're almost through.

The soldiers attacked Bayek and Khalid.

  • Roman Soldier: You want to see what a sword can do to you, scum? More than happy to demonstrate!

Bayek and Khalid killed the Roman soldiers.

  • Khalid: Right, let us go.

They continued their journey to the gate. As they reached the area, they found a group of Roman soldiers waiting there.

  • Khalid: Roman cat-kickers! How would you feel if I kicked your gods!?
  • Bayek: Stay quiet!
  • Roman soldier: What was that, dog?

The soldiers attacked Bayek and Khalid, who swiftly eliminated them. Bayek and Khalid went out of the gate.

  • Bayek: Go to the temple of Bastet. Only, I beg you, not to mention my name to the priestess.
  • Khalid: I could, Medjay... But think of how a return to Alexandria might be served by the great warrior Khalid!
  • Bayek: I believe this is what the gods want you for.
  • Khalid: If the gods will it, it will be done. Safe travels, Medjay. May Bastet watch over you.

Bayek watched Khalid leave.

  • Bayek: Keep going...Keep going. Gods watch over fools.


Bayek helped to escort Khalid out of Alexandria for his safety, directing him to serve Bastet in Bubastis.


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
Amun - Apis - Divine Lion - Goat Fish - The Great Twins - Hathor - Horus - Osiris - Pisces - The Scales - Serqet - Tawaret - The Planetarium
Papyrus Puzzles
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
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