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"The smallest doubt can destroy the greatest confidence. And we all have doubts."
―Gergis[src]

Gergis (died 420s BCE), also known as the Herald, was a member of the Order of the Ancients, working as the Order of Dominion's scribe in Messenia, Greece during the Peloponnesian War.

Biography

Early activities

Gergis was recruited into the Order by Amorges due to his skill with speech, being able to convince people to even act against their own interests. Working under Amorges in the Order of Dominion branch, Gergis served as the Order's diplomat and scribe, eventually leading his old team to record the Order's history and activities throughout their existence. Through this, he became aware of the Order's origins in Egypt and the Order's attempt to dethrone King Artaxerxes I of Persia.[1]

During the Peloponnesian War, Gergis was among those who followed Amorges to Messenia, where they made use of the conflict between Athens' Delian League and Sparta's Peloponnesian League to consolidate their strength. In this capacity, Gergis also recorded the attempts of fellow branches, the Order of Hunters and the Order of the Storm, to destroy the Spartan misthios Kassandra, a Tainted One, as well as the Persians Darius and Natakas, who were helping her.[1] After the branches were demolished by Kassandra, Amorges made the decision to sent the Order of Dominion to finish the job, razing the village of Dyme Kassandra and her new family had made their home.[2]

While Darius and Kassandra were occupied with fending off the Order's guards and the Immortals, Gergis was sent to locate Natakas and his son Elpidios. Although initially believing them both to have fled, they found Natakas hiding with Elpidios in a shipwreck on the nearby beach. Though Natakas resisted them, managing to kill a number of Gergis' soldiers, he was ultimately slain as Gergis claimed Elpidios.[3] With Elpidios in his hands, Gergis handed over the baby to Amorges,[3] who in turn gave the baby to Darius II to be taken care of, and hid the two on the island of Schiza, south of Messenia.[4]

Following the events of Dyme, Gergis set up a memorial near the southern shore of Messenia, looking over the island of Schiza, in remembrance of his fellow Magi who had fallen.[3]

Meeting Kassandra

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Gergis talking with Kassandra

Despite the Order of Dominion's efforts, Darius and Kassandra survived the attack on the village and traveled to Messenia to eliminate the Order and reclaim Elpidios. As the Order members and operations were slowly demolished, Gergis took it upon himself to meet Kassandra in person. He had a helot child deliver a letter to Kassandra, requesting to meet her at the graveyards of Aipeia.[5] Kassandra accepted Gergis' invitation and met him at the graveyards. Introducing himself, Gergis requested Kassandra to follow him as they travelled around Messenia, and she followed him warily. He also confirmed Kassandra's suspicions of the Order working with the Cult of Kosmos, an organization which also sought to have Kassandra eliminated.[3]

Eventually reaching the edge of a cliff and the memorial there, Gergis explained to Kassandra the events during the attack on Dyme, including the circumstances surrounding Natakas' death. At the conclusion of their meeting, Gergis asked Kassandra what she wanted to be remembered for, before letting her decide his fate.[3] Despite arguments to and for, Gergis eventually fell under Kassandra's blade as well, like his peers before him.[3][6]

Behind the scenes

The name of Gergis, a character in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey's DLC Legacy of the First Blade: Bloodline, is a Greek variant of the name Kheriga, which was the name of a couple of Lycian kings.

If Gergis is killed during his meeting with the Eagle Bearer, he will be replaced by an Order Scribe in the memory Smoke and Fury. If Gergis is spared, he will appear in the mines to confront the Eagle Bearer instead, before ultimately being killed by them.

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Appearances

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Assassin's Creed: OdysseyLegacy of the First Blade: Bloodline
  2. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey – Legacy of the First Blade: BloodlineA Flight in Fire
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Assassin's Creed: Odyssey – Legacy of the First Blade: BloodlineThe Last Magi
  4. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey – Legacy of the First Blade: BloodlineLegacy of the First Blade
  5. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey – Legacy of the First Blade: BloodlineThe Trap Is Set
  6. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey – Legacy of the First Blade: BloodlineSmoke and Fury

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