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


The necropolis has increasingly been the source of mysterious sounds and sightings. Someone needs to look into it.


Bayek saw Haganu singing and playing his instrument in the Klysma Quarry.

  • Haganu: In the dark mountains, oh traveler, take care. The howls of the dead echo in pain. A spirit of evil won't let them rest.

Bayek spoke to Haganu.

  • Haganu: The mountains of the Sinai, hide the tortured souls of the dead.
  • Bayek: What is this all about?
  • Haganu: Have you not heard? The old necropolis up in the mountains is haunted by all the dead who cannot enter the afterlife.
  • Bayek: Someone should look into that.

Bayek traveled to the entrance leading to the mountains. There, he met Demet, along with his horse and a mummy on the horse's back.

Bayek carries Demet's wife's body into Old Necripolis.

  • Demet: Oh! Dearest Iset, protect me and my poor wife!
  • Bayek: Neb. (Sir.) Do you need help?
  • Demet: My wife is ready for her journey to the Hall of Anubis, but my knees quake with fear. What awaits me at the necropolis? I have heard stories to turn a young man's hair white!
  • Bayek: I am headed there. I will take your wife's body if you like.
  • Demet: Would you? I will be a thousand times grateful!

Bayek rode Demet's horse further up the mountain.

  • Bayek: I have a grim foreboding.

He arrived at the entrance to the necropolis, which was shrouded in mist.

  • Bayek: What fiendishness is this? The stories of evilness may be true.

Bayek carried the mummy off the horse and into the necropolis. He heard screams echo from within.

  • Bayek: What evil lurks here?

Bayek placed the mummy down on the ground.

  • Bayek: The storyteller's song may be true. These are the sounds of a wicked spirit.

He heard more screams, accompanied by laughter. Eventually, Bayek discovered a small entrance and slid under it. Inside, he found parts of human bodies scattered everywhere.

  • Bayek: These are the arms and legs of the dead! Someone is desecrating them.

Bayek went in further and discovered a man in the room.

Bayek confronts the killer.

  • Set: Who dares interrupt me? I am the incarnation of Set, god of chaos! He who dismembered Osiris and spread pieces of him all across Egypt!
  • Bayek: You are a desecrater and a murderer.
  • Set: You are the incarnation of Iset! Come to stitch her husband together. You shall not!

Bayek killed the individual.

  • Bayek: You will trouble the dead no longer.

With the errand complete, Bayek returned to Demet.

  • Demet: Is my wife at peace?
  • Bayek: No one will prevent her journey to the field of reeds.
  • Demet: Thank you, my friend.


Bayek helped Demet bring his wife's body to the necropolis. Investigating further, he traced the source of the tomb's haunting to a man who had desecrated the dead, and ended his reign of terror.


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
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