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Creating Opportunity was a virtual representation of one of Kassandra's genetic memories, relived by Layla Hassan through the Portable Animus HR-8.5.

Description

Kassandra met with an Athenian general at the Akropolis Sanctuary.

Dialogue

While exploring the Parthenon, Kassandra saw an Athenian general near the Statue of Athena.

  • Demosthenes: Goddess of War and Wisdom. Does it please you, I wonder, to watch your city on the verge of battle?

Kassandra approached the general.

  • Kassandra: Chaire.
  • Demosthenes: I might have a job for you, if you're as good as a fighter as I've heard.
  • Kassandra: You've heard for me?
  • Demosthenes: Don't let it go to your head. I hear about everything that happens in this city, misthios.
  • Kassandra: With flattery like that, how could I possibly turn you down?
  • Demosthenes: I'm not trying to flatter you. I'm trying to hire you. I need some Spartan military targets... removed.

  • Kassandra: I think you may have the wrong idea about me, General...?
  • Demosthenes: Demosthenes.
  • Kassandra: I'm not a murderer, if that's what you expected.
  • Demosthenes: I expected you were someone who wants to get paid. Was I wrong?
  • Kassandra: No... not completely. Fine. What do you want?

  • Kassandra: I'll help you, if I can. Depending on what it is you need, General...
  • Demosthenes: Demosthenes.
  • Kassandra: Very good.

  • Demosthenes: My spies tell me the Spartans are mobilizing. What I want you to do is hamstring them. Get into their forts and remove the commanders in charge.
  • Kassandra: I guess that makes sense.
  • Demosthenes: I'm thrilled you approve. You'll need to bring me the seals of the commanders you kill, as proof. You'll be amply rewarded.
  • Kassandra: Those don't seem like standard Athenian tactics.
  • Demosthenes: They're not. But it will work, and that's what matters. We've already lost too many Athenians to those savages using "traditional" warfare. The other generals disagree, but I refuse to let them destroy our chances.
  • Kassandra: What do they want to do?
  • Demosthenes: They want "honorable" face-to-face warfare, pitting our forces directly against the Spartans. We're not going to win a contest of strength against those brutes. We need to outthink them. So, will you kill the commanders?
  • Kassandra: All right. I'll take the job.
  • Demosthenes: Good. I might not have approval to deploy our men to do this, but I'm not about to let that stop me.

(If players choose "What's so important about the seals?")

  • Kassandra: What's so special about these seals?
  • Demosthenes: Only elite Spartan commanders carry these seals, those in charge of entire forts. They'd all die before parting with them. So bring me the seals as proof that they're dead.

(If players choose "Where can I find them?")

  • Kassandra: Where can I find them?
  • Demosthenes: The Spartans have been making inroads into the Athenian territory, taking over forts that once belonged to us. Make them pay for every inch.

(If players choose "What's your plan?")

  • Kassandra: What's your strategy?
  • Demosthenes: Whatever it takes to protect Athenians lives and kill Spartans.
  • Kasssandra: That's not what I meant. What's your personal strategy?
  • Demosthenes: My career is none of your business. Know that I don't seek much. Only proper recognition of my strategic brillance.

(Leave - "I know enough.")

  • Kassandra: You've told me enough. I'll get your seals for you, General.

Kassandra finishes the task eventually and returns to Demosthenes.

  • Demosthenes: Do you have my seals yet?

  • Kassandra: Of course I do. It was easy.
  • Demosthenes: How could I have doubted your greatness? Nonetheless, I appreciate the work you've done. Would you be interested in another job?

  • Kassandra: Yes. I have the seals for you.
  • Demosthenes: This will show those idiots in the assembly. We're making progress. Interested in getting rid of more polemarchs for me?


  • Kassandra: I'm interested.

  • Kassandra: You get started on the Spartans. I have other things to do right now.

  • Demosthenes: I'm impressed with your work.
  • Kassandra: Did you expect any less?
  • Demosthenes: I had hoped, but hiring you was a gamble.
  • Kassandra: Most things in life are.
  • Demosthenes: I am perhaps a bit more willing to gamble than my fellow generals would like.
  • Kassandra: If you take no risks, you win no wars.
  • Demosthenes: Exactly! How is it a mercenary understands this when the "greatest" generals of Athens don't?
  • Kassandra: I'm not sure whether I should feel flattered or insulted.
  • Demosthenes: The Spartans are trying to find our supply lines. We've caught several spies already. We cannot afford such a loss.
  • Kassandra: Not if you want to keep your troops alive, no.
  • Demosthenes: I need you to kill more of their commanders. Leave their hoplites without leadership. They'll be scrambling.
  • Kassandra: Are you sure? Spartans are fierce warriros.
  • Demosthenes: Warriors, yes. Thinkers, no. They react like wild animals. Put them in a situation that requires genuine thought, and they fall apart. Kill the commanders and bring me their seals. We'll see how the other generals react to that.

(Dialogue continues to start the next quest.)

Outcome

Kassandra met the Athenian general Demosthenes, who requested her to recover seals from Spartan polemarchs. She eventually acquired 3 polemarch seals and was given his belt.

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