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Grin and Bear It
A wounded traveler wanted two things: to get off Delos, and to kill the beast that slaughtered her crew and nearly took her life. She offered Kassandra good money to help her with the latter.
Grin and Bear It was a virtual representation of one of Kassandra's genetic memories, relived by Layla Hassan through the Portable Animus HR-8.5.
Iola, an injured woman, within the Sanctuary of Apollo on Delos and learned she'd been attacked by a bear. But there was more to the story than just a raging animal.
Kassandra found a woman near the Sanctuary of Apollo and saw she was wounded. She knelt down to talk to her.
Kassandra: You're bleeding. A lot.
Iola looked at her with worry.
Iola: Come to turn me into the priests?
Kassandra: Depends what you've done.
Iola: Don't know if anyone told you, but it's illegal to die on this gods-forsaken island.
Kassandra: So I've been told.
Iola: Shame nobody told the beast roaming around. Drachmae to the one who kills it.
(If the bear was already killed)
Kassandra: You wouldn't be talking about the giant bear down by the beach, would you?
Iola: You saw the beast, and you still live?
Kassandra: That bear wasn't from this world. The vicious pet of some angry god. I sent him back to his owner.
Iola: I don't know who you are, warrior, but take this. You've earned it.
Iola: Now go, let me bleed in peace.
Iola tossed her the coin pouch and Kassandra left her to her bleeding.
(Accept – "I'll kill the beast.")
Kassandra: If you're paying, I'll hunt and kill this beast for you.
Iola: You're not the first hunter to tell me that... But I still have all my drachmae.
(If players asked "What type of beast is it?")
Kassandra: I've hunted many beasts. What am I hunting this time?
Iola: I'd call it a bear, but I'd be lying. This creature is Artemis's nightmare.
(If players asked “Where can I find it?")
Kassandra: Where's the beast now?
Iola: Got as far way from that thing as I could. You'll find it north of here, near the coast. Just follow the trail of bodies—the bloodier the mess, the closer you are.
(If players asked “Where are you from?")
Kassandra: You're not from around here, are you?
Iola: Came through
Arkadia, but Korinthia is my home.
(Leave – "Time to go hunting.")
Kassandra: I'll find the beast and kill it. Try not to bleed out before I return.
Kassandra left Iola and made her way north to the beach where the bear had set up its
den. Kassandra engaged the bear and defeated it with her usual skill set.
Kassandra: You were a mighty beast. But you did not belong here.
Kassandra decided to investigate the beach and spotted several corpses, one which was torn to shreds.
Kassandra: A corpse. This one's had his guts ripped out—a feast for the birds.
She found a bloody handprint near the corpse.
Kassandra: A bloody handprint. Hasn't been here long.
She followed the flotsam between the rocks and found a shipwreck.
Kassandra: A shipwreck. Might explain how that bear got to Delos.
She waded into the water towards the bulk of the shipwreck and found a journal.
Kassandra: This record says the bear came from Arkadia.
(If the player learned Iola came through Arkadia beforehand)
Kassandra: This record says the bear came from Arkadia. That woman was smuggling the beast... But why?
Kassandra completed her investigation and decided to return.
Kassandra: There's nothing left to find here. I should return to the woman.
Kassandra returned to Iola.
Iola: You're alive. And the monster?
(If players asked where Iola came from)
Kassandra: The bear's dead, and you owe me payment. But first, let's talk about you. Arkadia, right?
Kassandra: The bear was being smuggled from Arkadia. I found a record of what was on your ship, and your bloody handprints.
Iola: All right, all right! We were smuggling the bear for a man named
Sargon. Poseidon had other ideas—one of his storms crashed us here, and that evil beast broke free. It went right for the crew. Kassandra: That explains the bodies.
Iola: They were my family!
(If players did not ask where Iola was from)
Kassandra: The bear is dead. I've never seen one like it.
Iola: You killed it? So this is over.
Kassandra: I found some bloody handprints and a shipping record near a broken crate.
Iola: The bear is dead, and that's all that matters.
Kassandra: Tell me where you're from. Now.
Iola sighed and yielded the truth.
Iola: I came from Arkadia.
Kassandra: You're a smuggler. You only wanted the beast dead because you knew if it started killing Delians, they'd have your head.
Iola: What would you have me do? I couldn't kill the thing. I tried! The Delians are crazy—do you know what they do to foreigners who bring death to their island?
Kassandra: So you let a bloodthirsty bear roam free?
Iola: We were smuggling cargo from Arkadia to
Kos for a man named Sargon. Ran aground during a storm and the bear broke loose and killed the crew. Kassandra: I know. I saw the bodies.
Iola: Those bodies were my friends! Please, I'll pay you. You can't tell the Delians this was my fault.
Kassandra: What matters is my pay.
Iola: Here, you've earned it. Now let me bleed in peace.
Iola tossed her the coin pouch and Kassandra left her to her bleeding.
If Kassandra determined the extent of Iola's involvement, she had to decide what to do about her.
Kassandra: You've suffered enough. What the Delians don't know won't kill them.
Iola: A misthios with a heart. You're as rare as that monster. Here, take what drachmae I have left.
Kassandra: Chaire . And don't let the Delians catch you bleeding everywhere.
Kassandra: You know, the Delians would pay a good price for the person who brought this curse to their sacred land.
Iola: You wouldn't!
Kassandra: I would. Pay me, and maybe your secret dies with that bear.
Iola: Despicable misthios! My family is dead, and you want more drachmae?!
Iola: I might be injured, but I can still kill you!
Iola hobbled to her feet and attacked Kassandra, but she was no match for the misthios. She put her down.
Kassandra dealt with the Arkadian bear that ran aground on Delos, and the smuggler that inadvertently brought it to Delos' shores.
Demanding more money from Iola, which then results in having to kill her, actually yields less drachmae than agreeing to keep her actions secret.
If Iola is spared, she will show up at the end of A Night to Remember talking to Barnabas, at which point she can be recruited to join the crew of the .
This does not seem to be the case if 'A Night to Remember' has already progressed to the "wrap up the celebration" objective before this quest is completed. Iola will appear at the celebration if she is alive, but the dialogue with Barnabas defaults to the departure conversation and skips the conversation with Iola, preventing her from being recruited.
If the player did not fully investigate Iola's role in the bear coming to Delos (e.g. killed the bear before accepting the quest), the dialogue at the celebration assumes they have.
If this quest is completed before Goddess of the Hunt, it will be the subject of the story that the hero tells Kyra while they drink together on the beach. They will reference Iola's fate.
Iola at her campsite within the Sanctuary of Apollo
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