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

Description

Yamu's recreation of the battle between Sekhmet and Isfet is jeopardized by the absence of Sekhmet's fighter, and it's up to Bayek to help.

Dialogue

Bayek returned to Menehet after destroying the caches of false religious icons in the Eremos Hideout.

  • Bayek: Heh, how can I ease the burdens of an old friend.
  • Menehet: Tonight we will stage a grand spectacle. Our goddess Sekhmet defends the people against Isfet's chaos. But Pamu, our champion, is nowhere to be found! The high priest will judge me responsible for his absence!
  • Bayek: I'll have a look.
  • Menehet: Sekhmet bless you! His home is near the market... but check the tavern first. It pains me to ask for a further favor...
    Pamu does like a drink now and again.

Bayek finding Pamu

Bayek visited the tavern, looking for Pamu. He found Pamu drunk and nearly naked.

  • Bayek: This must be Pamu. Ugh. The man stinks of beer.

Bayek lifted Pamu to his back.

  • Woman: Oh, thank you. I've been trying to get him to leave for hours.

Bayek brought Pamu back to Menehet in the temple.

  • Bayek: Menehet...
  • Menehet: That is Pamu! What has happened to him?!
  • Bayek: His passion for toasting Sekhmet has exceeded his head for drink.
  • Menehet: This is a disaster! People have come from the Red Land and the Black to see him fight!
  • Bayek: If a fight is all that's needed, I could replace him.
  • Menehet: Of course, Medjay! You honor yourself in saving me from disgrace. Speak to the High Priest in the temple courtyard. He will take care of the rest.

Bayek speaking to the High Priest

Bayek found the High Priest in the courtyard and spoke to him.

  • Bayek: Your Holiness, I am here to fight for Sekhmet.
  • High Priest: You're not Pamu. He was meant to play Sekhmet.
  • Bayek: Pamu is... ill. He's recovering at the temple.
  • High Priest: Fine. Follow me.

At night, the festival commenced. The High Priest addressed the audience, preparing them for the spectacle.

  • High Priest: Beloved of Sekhmet, who illuminates the Double Land with her flame...

Bayek donned the outfit of Sekhmet and was guided by Menehet to the courtyard.

  • Menehet: Though this is a friendly bout, you must stay vigilant.
  • Bayek: Do not fear. Sekhmet will receive a fine tribute.
  • High Priest: We give thanks for your presence on this sacred night. We invite your witness on the solemnity of our customs. We unveil to you a ritual that has guarded us for century upon century.
  • Menehet: For about five years, really.

Bayek laughed.

  • High Priest: Make every eye to look upon the warrior for whom the two skies open. Sekhmet, Lady of Slaughter! The light rises with Sekhmet and falls as she falls.

The High Priest addressing the crowd

Bayek arrived at the courtyard, where a fighter presenting Isfet awaited.

  • High Priest: Should malice cling too strongly to your hearts, Isfet, the Evil One... shall smite the Goddess and condemn Yamu to a hundred seasons of darkness!

Menehet handed Bayek a staff.

  • High Priest: But... should your hearts be pure—The Goddess shall favor us, shielding us from the obscurity of chaos.

The Isfet Fighter

The fight began. The High Priest narrated the fight to the audience.

  • High Priest: Let the battle begin! Since a time unknown, Sekhmet the Lioness has shielded us from Isfet's greed. Isfet was once husband to Ma'at, Goddess of Order. Tampering with her Scales of Judgement, he grew fat on the souls of mortals. Ma'at cast him out of the Hall of Justice. In his hunger, he returned. But Sekhmet knew his heart, and guarded the door against him. Their battle lasted twenty days and nights before Sekhmet subdued the Lord of Chaos.

Bayek landed a blow on the fighter.

  • High Priest: The warrior of Sekhmet beats back chaos!
    Look, his weapon is bathed in Sekhmet's fire!
    The Lioness's fangs will cleave the darkness!
    Sekhmet's might enlivens your arm!
    In thy chest glows the red heart of the Goddess's flame.
    See how Sekhmet imbues her beloved with power!
  • Audience: May Sekhmet protect us!
    Sekhmet, chase away our bad luck!
    Wait, which one is Sekhmet and which one is Isfet?
    Isfet will fall before the Goddess!
    You can do it!
    I've bet on Sekhmet! Her fighter can't lose!
    Sekhmet, grant us to live!
  • Child: You have to win, Uncle!
    Watch out, Uncle! Isfet is strong!

Bayek parting ways with Menehet

Bayek defeated the fighter. After the fight, Bayek removed the Sekhmet outfit and spoke to Menehet.

  • Menehet: I could swear you were the Blood-Eater herself!
  • Bayek: Ha! The priest's recounting of the battle between the Goddess and Isfet was new to me.
  • Menehet: It is a tale of his own invention! You will not hear it outside Yamu.
    Would that you'd agree to stay with us longer... but I know that greater duties call you.
  • Bayek: I'll say goodbye to the children before I leave.
  • Menehet: Do so; they'll miss you. You are always welcome in Yamu, whenever your journeys bring you to our nome.
    Keep the mask and staff of the goddess as poor tokens of our respect.

Bayek found Menehet's children to say goodbye to them.

  • Bayek: Goodbye, Soris. I'll give you a lesson in swordplay on my next visit.
  • Soris: Yeah! You are so good at fighting!
  • Bayek: Keba, some advice – go nowhere from which you cannot return.
  • Keba: Yes, Uncle Bayek.
  • Bayek: May your eyes remain on the stars, Hasina.
  • Hasina: They will. Don't worry!
  • Bayek: Your knowledge is like a chest of books, Nailah. Share it carefully!
  • Nailah: I'm always careful!

Outcome

Bayek volunteered to potray Sekhmet in place of Pamu, allowing the festival to go on as planned and become a success.

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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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