Island of Misfortune
Island of Misfortune was a virtual representation of one of Kassandra's genetic memories, relived by Layla Hassan through the Portable Animus HR-8.5.
Kassandra travelled to
Keos to look for Xenia, a pirate who may have information on her mother's whereabouts.
Kassandra boarded the
to set sail for Keos, where Xenia awaited.
Barnabas: Welcome back! There's a message for you on the board. Came from the
Delos Islands. One of the Cultists is there, Kassandra. His name is Podarkes. Kassandra: You reading my messages, Barnabas?
Barnabas: I may have taken a peek.
Casting off, Kassandra and Barnabas discussed her findings at the
Barnabas: Did you find what you were looking for in
Athens? Kassandra: A few clues—but this won't be easy.
Barnabas: Well it's a good start! All we can do now is trust the path the gods have laid out for us.
Kassandra: I'm not the only one looking for my mother. The cult that wanted
Nikolaos dead? They're also on my trail. Barnabas: Oh, they're no match for you.
Kassandra: You got that right.
Adrestia approached Keos, Barnabas issued a warning.
Barnabas: The seas are treacherous around Keos. We should be careful.
Charybdis and Skylla await at the bottom of the sea, I suppose? Barnabas: No. Pirates. A lot of them.
Herodotos: Huh. Only pirates?
The ship docked at
Koressia, whereupon Kassandra disembarked.
Kassandra: Hmm, I don't see any soldiers here. Only pirates. They must be running the whole island.
Kassandra made her way to the
Temple of Athena Nedousia overlooking the settlement, evading pirates where she could. Before she could open the doors to the temple, Xenia tossed a man through them.
Soldier: Gods have mercy!
Xenia: You—want—mercy ?
Xenia took out a knife and grabbed the man, carving a symbol on his forehead.
Xenia: Those who trade in my slaves anywhere on island will be marked as slaves themselves...
She tossed the man to the ground.
Xenia: ...Then hauled to
Attika and fed to the system they tried to profit from.
The man scrambled back to his feet. Xenia addressed the other men.
Xenia: Get this scum out of my sight.
Kassandra witnessing the torture
As the men led the slave trader away, Xenia turned her attention to Kassandra.
Kassandra: I thought all pirates were slavers.
Xenia: And you are?
Kassandra: My name is Kassandra.
Xenia: Well, Kassandra, we're all thought to be murderers too. So, tell me why I shouldn't kill you right here.
Kassandra: I was told you're a trader of information.
Xenia: Among other things, yes.
Kassandra: I'm looking for someone.
Kassandra: I came to find the great pirate Xenia. That's you, isn't it?
Xenia: I like the sound of that, but what was your plan once you found me?
Kassandra: I came to offer you a deal.
Xenia: Entering my city and killing my followers is a strange way to strike a deal.
Kassandra: I didn't think they'd let me just walk in, and I don't have time to waste.
Xenia: Then speak.
Xenia: Sneaking into my city is a strange way to make a first impression.
Kassandra: I needed to speak with you directly. I didn't think your pirates would just let me walk up and knock.
Xenia: Then speak.
Kassandra: I butchered several of your "men" to get here. What makes you think you'd fare any better?
Xenia: You are a bold one. I like that, but don't think your words scare me, girl. There's a fine line between confidence and disrespect.
Kassandra: Lucky for both of us, I didn't come looking for a fight.
Xenia: Then speak.
Kassandra: I'm looking for a woman. She left
Sparta when I was a child. Xenia: I'll need more than that, Kassandra.
Kassandra: She has birthmarks on her arm that form the constellation
Aquila. Xenia: Now that is something I can work with. Just who exactly is this woman?
Kassandra: She's my mother. I haven't seen her since I was a child.
Xenia: So, you're on a quest to find your family.
Kassandra: Something like that.
Xenia: Then your path is not an easy one.
Kassandra: It doesn't matter who she is to me.
Xenia: Maybe not.
Kassandra: She's a criminal who fled Sparta many years ago. I was hired to bring her back.
Xenia: I see. So, she's dangerous?
Kassandra: To you, I don't think anyone is dangerous.
Xenia: If only that were true.
Xenia beckoned Kassandra to follow her as she walked to the overlook.
Kassandra following Xenia outside the temple
Aspasia's the one who sent me to find you. Xenia: Aspasia? Now why would she do that?
Kassandra: She said you might have information that could help me in my search.
Xenia: You can have anything for the right price.
Kassandra: And what is that price?
Xenia: Considering you butchered a few of my people, I feel like compensation is in order.
Xenia charged Kassandra 17000
drachmae for the information.
Xenia: One you can afford, I'm sure.
Xenia charged Kassandra 15000 drachmae for the information.
(If players chosed "Why so much?")
Kassandra: Why do you need so much drachmae?
Xenia: I have a city to secure and people to protect. I have no interest in going to war—I just want to make sure the
war doesn't come to us.
Kassandra: I don't have that kind of drachmae.
Xenia: I find that surprising, given your profession.
Kassandra: What proof do I have that you'll even find her?
Xenia: I already know
Myrrine. Kassandra: How do you know that name?
Xenia: That's not all I know.
Kassandra: Getting that much drachmae won't be easy.
Xenia: You have a ship and a crew. That's enough to find work here in Koressia. And there's a stockpile of drachmae held in the
fort on the far side of the island. Kassandra: You want me to steal from your island?
Xenia: The other locals aren't too happy about us pirates. Their leader has amassed a fortune. If they have no drachmae, they can't do anything stupid.
Kassandra was skeptical.
Xenia: Don't worry. As long as you're working for me, you're one of us.
Kassandra: I don't have the drachmae yet, but I'll return when I do.
Xenia: There's no rush on my part. If you need work, check with my people in the city. I'm sure they'd have use for a capable
Kassandra took her leave and reflected on the conversation.
Kassandra: Trust a pirate to only help for a boat-load of drachmae. If I'm going to pay her, I need to find some work on this island.
Walking down into the settlement, she noticed the other pirates were leaving her be.
Kassandra: It should be much easier to travel the island now that everyone won't try to kill me on sight.
She also spied some of the buildings destroyed in Xenia's coup.
Kassandra: Xenia and her crew really destroyed the place. If they burn everything, how do they expect to keep the people quiet?
In time, Kassandra gathered enough drachmae and returned to Xenia at the temple.
Xenia: The mighty not-Spartan returns!
Kassandra looked at Xenia cross-eyed and lightly shook her head before handing over the drachmae.
Kassandra: Here, take it.
Xenia: A pleasure doing business.
Kassandra: Here, take your drachmae.
Xenia: Nothing feels better than a heavy purse filled with coin.
Kassandra handed over the drachmae.
Kassandra: The information I need, how long will it take?
Xenia: I already have it.
Kassandra: You do?
Xenia: Your "Myrrine" now sails under the name of Phoenix. She started as a member of my crew, but we parted ways not too long ago.
Myrrine and Xenia
In a flashback, Xenia walked to Myrrine, who stood on the shore, gazing out over the ocean.
Myrrine: I'm leaving soon.
Xenia: Keos is your home.
Myrrine: But this isn't my true calling—my purpose.
Xenia: You might never find what you are looking for, Phoenix.
Myrrine: I can't stop until I do.
Xenia: You are a great pirate.
Myrrine: And you are an even greater friend. Don't forget me.
The scene returned to the present.
Kassandra: Do you know where she is now?
Xenia: She sailed southeast with her crew in search of a greater calling.
Kassandra: She was part of your crew?
Xenia: For a time.
Kassandra: Why did she leave?
Xenia: Much too interested in the politics of war—a waste of a good pirate if you ask me. I haven't heard from her since she left.
Kassandra: Keos is a long way from Sparta. How did your paths cross?
Xenia: On the sea, long ago. In her, I saw a better life. In me, she found freedom. Together, we owned the waves.
Kassandra: I can't believe she was a pirate.
Xenia: She's the kind of woman who, once she sets her mind to something, gets it done.
(Leave – "I have what I need.")
Kassandra: Thank you. I...
Xenia: Home isn't a place, it's the people you're with. If you don't find what you're looking for, there's a place for you here.
Kassandra nodded her head in thanks before leaving Xenia and the temple.
Kassandra: Phoenix. There have to be people who know that name.
Kassandra learned that her mother sailed southeast of Keos using the moniker "Phoenix."
Completing this quest, along with Ashes to Ashes and Monger Down, will immediately fulfill the requirements to begin the next chapter of the main quest. As certain quests will no longer be available at that point, it may behoove the player to fulfill this objective last, as it is relatively convenient to return and pay Xenia for the information whenever the player is ready to advance the story.
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