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

Description

A stonemason and his wife are terrified after hearing hideous screams coming from beneath the temple. She asks Bayek to investigate.

Dialogue

After helping the Phylakitai of Karanis, Epigonos, to solve a murder in the temple and prevent that of the High Priest, Bayek encountered an Egyptian woman outside the temple desiring to speak with him.

  • Woman: Neb! Please! I must speak with you!
    I saw you with the Phylakitai of Karanis. Are you a protector?
  • Bayek: I am. Is there something wrong?
  • Woman: Please, we need your help. Yesterday my husband witnessed something... frightening. Soldiers dragged a poor man beneath the temple. Then he heard screams! We're already hungry because there's no grain. Now I'm terrified the soldiers will take my husband. We don't know who we can trust, not even the Phylakitai.
  • Bayek: Let me talk to your husband. Where can I find him?
  • Woman: He's a stonemason working near the temple. Please be careful. The soldiers mustn't see you talk to him!

Bayek speaking to the stonemason

Bayek found the stonemason working at the walls of the town.

  • Bayek: Stonemason, your wife has been to see me.
  • Stonemason: Shhh! How die you get up here? By Amun, that woman interferes. I told her, "What can we do?" Just act normal. Yeah, that's it. Stay normal.
  • Bayek: Calm yourself! She said you saw soldiers take someone below the temple.
  • Stonemason: Yes. No! Yes. Okay, it's true. It wasn't the first time, but yesterday was different. There were screams that would wake the gods themselves! So many screams!
    Now please, just leave me alone before someone sees you. Just act normal.
    (Humming and whistling)

The stonemason resumed his work while Bayek headed down to the entrance below the temple.

  • Bayek: Some people just should not whistle.

Bayek finding the entrance

Bayek arrived at the entrance.

  • Bayek: This looks like the place the Stonemason told me about.

He encountered several soldiers and eliminated them. He discovered a room with patches of blood on the ground and bags of grain all around.

  • Bayek: By Amun! What has been done here?

He examined the ground.

  • Bayek: Blood, and a lot of it. That must explain the screams.

On the shelf, he examined a bag of grain.

  • Bayek: That is a lot of grain when most people do not have enough. This looks like a temporary storage area. Are they moving grain?

He discovered a papyrus written by an individual known as the Butcher.

  • Message from the Butcher:
    Your payment is in the usual place beneath bathing Sobek.
    There can be no disappointing the Crocodile. Take the farmer's arm. Tell him next time someone refuses it will be their head.
    —Butcher
  • Bayek: Someone called the Butcher is strong-arming farmers. I need to find him. I should follow this trail of loot. A bathing Sobek. Bathing... must be in water. A Sobek in water... hmmm...

Bayek followed the clues to the Sunken Temple of Pnepheros, located west of Karanis.

  • Bayek: There's a Sobek ruin not far from here. The Butcher's loot could be nearby.

As he left Karanis, he passed by a demonstration at the back entrance of the temple.

  • Man: They take our gods and turn them into abominations. Serapis!? Half Greek, half Egyptian, all whore of Alexandria!
    Those lying Greeks are working us to death, tearing down our own temples! This is what their culture means! The death of Egypt and Egyptians!
    And who does all this work to build Greece on top of Egypt? Egyptians of course! Last week our brother Metjen died while working on the temple. His wife just gave birth to their first son!

Bayek soon rode out and found the ruins. He approached the it and discovered a group of guards keeping watch.

  • Bayek: Those are guards. This must be the place. The "Bathing Sobek" should be close.

Bayek finding a chest with the payment

As he crept closer, he overheard two guards talking to each other.

  • Greek Soldier 1: He was asking for it. We can't have these sand-rat Egyptians getting brave. Now hurry! This shipment goes to Dromos' holy corridor tomorrow.
  • Greek Soldier 2: I've never taken a man's arm before. Did you see how clean the cut was? Right through the bone. That's talent.
  • Greek Soldier 1: Haha! Gods, did he scream. Not one farmer will have the guts to resist now.
  • Greek Soldier 2: If they knew the Butcher they wouldn't ever consider it. He was lucky it wasn't his head. Few cross the Butcher and live.
  • Greek Soldier 1: We shouldn't even be talking of it. If word got back to him we'd get in trouble. Best just get on with our work.

With Senu's help, Bayek located the payment in the temple. He dove into the water and swam towards the submerged part of the ruins. He discovered a chest engraved with a depiction of Soknopaiou Nesos.

  • Bayek: There's an engraving on the chest depicting Soknopaiou. That is a village West of here. The coins are in bags normally used to store grain. Did this come from a storehouse?

Bayek resurfaced and rode a boat to the village. He explored the village and found a storehouse heavily guarded by soldiers.

Bayek finding a guarded storehouse

  • Bayek: That is a lot of guards for a simple storehouse. This must be the place. I have to get past them if I want answers.

He eliminated the guards and made his way inwards.

  • Bayek: The Butcher will be nearby. What are these goons hiding?

As he ventured in further, Bayek overheard a conversation between guards.

  • Soldier 1: I heard they took his arm at the Butcher's order. I guess we are common thugs now, not soldiers.
  • Soldier 2: Shh, keep your voice down!
  • Soldier 1: (Shit!) This is not what I joined the army for.
  • Soldier 2: It is what puts grain on your table. You are here now. When the Butcher says jump, we jump. That is how it is. Now shut-up before someone hears us.

Bayek finding loads of stolen grain

Bayek eliminated the guards and investigated the place. He found a mountain of grain sacks in the room.

  • Bayek: This is where they're hiding all the grain. Taken straight from the tables of Faiyum families. Damn these greedy neket iadet. I should look around.

Bayek found several ledgers on a table.

  • Bayek: Ledger entries showing payments for grain. The Butcher is not paying the farmers even enough to live. I need to find information on where he is.

On the opposite side, he examined the numerous bags of grain.

  • Bayek: More grain. The poor are starving while the rich fill their storehouses. This has to stop. I should keep looking around.

He found a papyrus on another table.

  • Urgent message from the Butcher:
    Store the grain as usual. Shipment is going out next week, so make certain everything is ready. Bring the final tally to my upstairs office at the villa, where I'm stuck fixing your mistakes. Any more errors and it's your head.
  • Bayek: Ah, this is it. The Butcher is in the villa nearby. It is time this Butcher and I had a talk.

Bayek found an entrance to the villa through the storehouse. He climbed up the ladder to the villa.

  • Bayek: A palatial villa. Built on the backs of Faiyum's farmers, no doubt.

He overhead the butcher ordering and berating his subordinate.

  • Butcher: Once the shipment arrives, leave immediately. We can thank those fanatical Wadjet cultists in Karanis for taking the attention off us.
  • Greek Soldier: All this grain. Shouldn't we leave some for the farmers?
  • Butcher: Shut your mouth and do your job. That grain is what pays for your beer and women. Or did you think they like you because you're a soldier?

Bayek made his way up to the Butcher's office, where he found two of the soldiers with him as bodyguards.

  • Butcher: Ah, here's the vlaka who's been messing with my business. We were just discussing you.
  • Bayek: You've been stealing grain from Faiyum... starving people for profit.
  • Butcher: You're not from Faiyum, are you? Your speech reeks of the countryside.
  • Bayek: That grain belongs on Egyptian tables.
  • Butcher: You naive backwater malakia. I take orders from above. If not me, someone else will do this. This is business. People pay what they owe, or I take it. It's not personal. I give you a choice now. Leave me alone and live, or die here.

Bayek threatening the Butcher

  • Bayek: Others thought they way you do. Then they murdered my son. Everything is personal, you filthy neket iadet.

The Butcher waved for his men to attack.

  • Bayek: It ends here!
  • Butcher: Guards! Take care of this!

Bayek fought the Butcher and his bodyguards, successfully killing them.

Outcome

Bayek discovered the culprit that has been stealing from the farmers of Faiyum and eliminated him.

Gallery

References

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
DLC
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
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