After a quick but decisive battle on the beach, Myrrine took Kassandra on a tour of her newfound city. After each thinking the other dead for so long, there was much catching up to do.
Catching Up was a virtual representation of one of Kassandra's genetic memories, relived by Layla Hassan through the Portable Animus HR-8.5.
Following her mother
Myrrine, Kassandra came to glimpse what kind of life her mother had crafted from the ashes of her former life.
Having dispatched the incursion from
Paros, Kassandra and Myrrine had earned a moment's respite to catch up. They speared the sands with their weapons and sat down to talk.
Myrrine: There's always been a rivalry between the islands. After all,
Naxos used to control Paros and Andros. They're envious of our craftsmen too. Kassandra: And now?
Myrrine: They think they "deserve" expansion. Their
oligarch demands their wings spread wide. But we'll clip their wings before that happens. Kassandra: They don't know who they're up against.
Myrrine smiled at her daughter's determination.
Myrrine: You remind me of
Nikolaos. You fight just like him; ruthless and cunning. He would be proud.
Kassandra: I've never forgotten what you both taught me. I had a good education.
Myrrine: I wanted you to be unstoppable. And you are.
Kassandra: Nikolaos might have played the part of my father, but he wasn't. He tried to kill me.
Myrrine: What he did was wrong, Kassandra. I hated him for it, but he did love you in his own way - I can assure you of that.
Kassandra: The real world taught me better. When someone wants your head, you have to learn to save your neck.
Myrrine: I know exactly what you mean.
Regardless, Kassandra still had questions for her mother, now without Paros to interrupt.
(If players choose "Who is my father?")
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: Why didn't you tell me the truth about Nikolaos?
Myrrine: You were just a child, you looked up to him. I couldn't bring myself to take that from you then, and I'm sorry you know now.
Kassandra: I've been sheltered from the truth long enough.
Kassandra: Knowing would only have complicated things.
Myrrine: You still had a right to know the truth.
Kassandra: You did what you thought was best, like any mother.
(If players choose "What happened to you?")
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
Asklepios 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: We'll save him from the Cult, mater. We'll get him back.
Myrrine: The Cult is insidious, once they have their claws in, they don't let go. I fear he is beyond saving.
Kassandra: I found you, didn't I? I know we can save him, together.
Kassandra: He's been brainwashed. He believes he is doing what's right.
Myrrine: Some have successfully abandoned the Cult. We could bring him back.
Kassandra: We owe it to him to try.
(If players choose "What does the Cult want?")
Kassandra: I don't understand why the Cult targeted our family.
Myrrine: There are many reasons, lamb.
Kassandra: What did we ever do to them?
Myrrine: Now that we're reunited, it's more a question of what we could do to them.
Kassandra: They fear us.
Myrrine: Your ancestors have been a thorn in their side for generations. They've decided we need to be eliminated to ensure their plans come to fruition.
Kassandra: The Cult will pay for all they've done to our family and the Greek world.
Myrrine: You are mighty, lamb, but you cannot defeat that beast with
sword and spear alone. Kassandra: I'll use any weapon I can to make them suffer as we have.
Kassandra: If it's our family they fear, we'll reunite and give them a reason to be afraid.
Myrrine: Many have tried to stop them and failed.
Kassandra: We are not those people. Where others failed, we will succeed.
(If players choose "How did you end up here?)
Kassandra: I know you left Sparta, but how did you end up on this island?
Myrrine: I couldn't stand by Nikolaos after what he did - I had to get out of Sparta.
Kassandra: So why here?
Myrrine: I saw an opportunity to help people, to grow something. I was elected to rule and protect this island from those who would ruin what we've built.
Kassandra: You've done some incredible things. Naxos is lucky to have you as its leader.
Myrrine: It's not been without its difficulties, but I'm proud of what we've achieved.
Kassandra: It's a pity there aren't more leaders like you.
Kassandra: What about Sparta? You know what's happening there, and it needs your help like Naxos once did.
Myrrine: I thought about returning on more than one occasion, but it was too painful.
Kassandra: Sometimes the most painful things are the things we should do.
(Leave – "We should go.")
Kassandra: Let's continue this discussion somewhere the smell of death doesn't linger.
Myrrine: Ride with me.
They collected their weapons and mounted the
horses to ride back to town, continuing their chat.
Kassandra: The island is beautiful.
Myrrine: It is. Sparta has nothing on Naxian beaches.
Kassandra: Sparta. All I remember is the bottom of
Mount Taygetos. Myrrine: When I brought you to the promise.
Pythia as a baby, she never said we would live a nightmare. She said you had such Kassandra: The Pythia can't predict everything.
Reaching the city gates, Kassandra complimented the readiness of Myrrine's forces.
Kassandra: Your general acted quickly - raising the alarm.
Timo knows Paros is a threat. They make their business clear. Kassandra: They can't be more clear than sending soldiers. There's no treaty?
Myrrine: Maybe there was, but it's long over. Now there's no mistaking them for anything but the enemy.
Kassandra: An enemy I could help you defeat.
Myrrine: We'll discuss that later. But I think you're right.
They rode through town and dismounted, continuing on foot to the site where a
temple to Apollo was under construction.
Myrrine: The temple's coming along,
Evandros. Priest: It'll stay in ruins if we don't secure more donations. Soldiers can't get all the funds.
Myrrine: They can if you don't want the temple destroyed by our enemy. But I'll see what I can do.
Priest: It's a good deed, restarting construction.
Lygdamis was a great man who deserves reverence. Myrrine: His battles against corruption and oligarchy are lessons we all should remember. I do intend to finish the temple.
Priest: Thank you, Phoenix.
Exhausted, Kassandra and Myrrine made their way to the
villa to reflect on the day's events.
Myrrine: What a strange day it has been.
Kassandra: But a good one.
Myrrine: I've certainly had worse.
Kassandra: Me too.
Myrrine: You have grown into a remarkable woman, but I see the burden you carry on your shoulders.
Kassandra: Finding you has lessened it, I think.
Myrrine: I'm glad, but I have wondered why the
gods chose to reunite us now.
Kassandra: I think they felt it was about time our family found each other again.
Myrrine: If we want to be truly united, we have to find Alexios and rescue him from the Cult's grasp.
Kassandra: So we can destroy the Cult once and for all.
Myrrine: If only it were that simple. You are mighty, but we cannot stop them alone.
Regardless, Kassandra emphasized the threat the Cult posed.
Kassandra: They are the source of all our pain and they will cause more to many others unless we act.
Myrrine: I put that life behind me the moment I left Sparta. I have Naxos to worry about now.
Kassandra: Let me help you here. We can safeguard Naxos and then hunt down the Cult together.
Timo entered and addressed Myrrine.
Timo reminding Myrrine of her upcoming symposium
Timo: Myrrine, the
symposium is about to start. Myrrine: By the gods! I'm sorry my sweet, I forgot. Prepare the horses - I'll be out shortly.
Kassandra: The symposium?
Myrrine: I need to show the people their leader is strong and in control.
Sometimes the face we show to the world needs to be one of strength, despite the chaos we harbor beneath. I will help you stop the Cult, but before I can leave Naxos I have to ensure it will survive without me. Kassandra: What do you need?
Myrrine: Paros has to be dealt with. We need to weaken their position. Once they're vulnerable, they will make a reckless decision, and we will strike.
Kassandra: What did you have in mind?
Myrrine: We must force the Paros fleet to engage us and destroy it, but my admiral,
Euneas, is missing. His ship was sailing for Paros to engage in peace talks, and he never returned. Kassandra: Don't worry, I'll find him.
Myrrine: If you need me, I'll be at the symposium. Although... try to look less intimidating should you choose to pay me a visit.
Kassandra and Myrrine caught up after 17 years apart, and Kassandra resolved to help her mother deal with Paros.
Myrrine tours Kassandra through Naxos and they pass by its agora.
Evandros and Myrrine chatting
Myrrine and Kassandra return to her villa to talk about what happened and what their plan will be.
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