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


The horse breeder Darius begs Bayek to return his beloved prizewinning stallion Hermes. There's one catch, the horse has been requisitioned by the Romans.


Bayek visited a stable, where a horse breeder called out to him.

  • Darius: Hey, Egyptian, come see! Are they not the worst nags you've ever seen?
  • Bayek: I heard Cyrenaican horses are the best in the world?
  • Darius: They are! Which is why that cursed Roman Quartermaster stole my prized stallion Hermes. Hermes wasn't only my fastest horse, but my best breeder. The mares miss him. I miss him. I'll pay you...
  • Bayek: You want me to rescue a horse?
  • Darius: I love him like a brother, actually my brother's a donkey's arse. I love him more than my brother. That drunken thief Quartermaster is probably already at the Archile Pandocheion by now. It's on the road to Alexandria. Could you find Hermes and bring him home to me?

Bayek discovering the quartermaster with guards

Bayek made his way to the Achile Pandocheion, finding the quartermaster but the horse nowhere to be found.

  • Bayek: That must be the thieving quartermaster.

After assassinating him, he recovered a papyrus from his body.

  • Requisition List:
    Three bales of Silphium – delivered to the depot in Balagrae for processing.
    Five milking cows – awaiting orders
    25 amphorae of Kyrenaika wine (watered down) – delivered to Leander's villa.
    One Kyrenaikan stallion "Hermes" delivered to Prefectus Equitatius at the East Roman Fort.
  • Bayek: The quest for Hermes continues.

Bayek tracking down the Roman prefectus with the horse

Bayek rode down the road to the fort mentioned in the papyrus. Along the way, he found the stallion ridden by the prefectus mentioned. After eliminating the Roman, he rode Hermes back to his rightful owner.

  • Bayek: Alright Hermes, there's a good boy.
    So what's so special about you Hermes? The way your master talked about you, I half expected you to fly! (laugh)
    That's it boy! You do feel more powerful than other horses I have ridden. Strong and lithe!

Bayek returned with Darius' horse

Bayek returned to Darius.

  • Darius: Hermes my boy! You really found him!
  • Bayek: Here you are boy, back with your master.
  • Darius: Hermes! You will get the best hay and my best mare tonight, old friend.
  • Bayek: Quartermaster gave him to the Centurion up at the East fort. He won't come looking for him.
  • Darius: Those forts! They steal everything from us! Ah well, we will breed a strong line of champions from you, won't we, boy.
    Here's your reqard, friend, and well earned.


Bayek helped Darius to find and return his prized stallion Hermes, receiving a mount as a reward.



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
A Gift from the Gods - Incoming Threat - Here Comes a New Challenger - Phylakes' Prey - Lights Among the Dunes - Secrets of the First Pyramids
Gear Up - Family Reunion - Water Rats - Hideaway - Striking the Anvil - The Healer - Prisoners in the Temple - Bayek's Promise
Lake Mareotis
Hidden Tax - The Book of the Dead - Ambush in the Temple - Ulterior Votive - Lady of Slaughter - Birthright - Taste of her Sting
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
Old Times - Wild Ride - Blue Hooligans - The Weasel - The Hungry River
Sap-Meh Nome
In Protest - Thick Skin - Fair Trade
Sapi-Res Nome
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
The Planetarium - Precious Bonds - What's Yours Is Mine - A Gift from the Gods
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
Rites of Anubis - First Blood - When Night Falls - A Rebel Alliance
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
The Champion - The Man Beast - Sobek's Tears - The Jaws of Sobek - Bad Faith - Shadya's Rest - Fighting for Faiyum
Herakleion Nome
Recon Work - Loose Cargo - Reunion - Predator to Prey
Uab Nome
Seven Farmers
Atef-Pehu Nome
The Matriarch
Green Mountains
Unseeing Eyes - One Bad Apple - The Good Roman - Playing with Fire - Taking Liberty - Halo of the Huntress - Carpe Diem - Shadows of Apollo
His Secret Service
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
Plight of the Rebels
Event Quests
Antique Trafficking - Control Nuisance - Lost and Found - Missing Worker - Stolen Goods
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
Rise of Shaqilat - Howls of the Dead - The Ballad of Si-Mut and Gertha - The Killer Shadow - Shadows of the Scarab
Madiama Nome
Respect Thy Brother
Arsinoe Nome
Shards from a Star
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
The Theban Triad - Master of the Secret Things - Perchance to Dream
Theban Necropolis
Burnt Offerings - A Sister's Vow - Idol Hands - Drowned Tools - A Motherless Child - Unfair Trade
Thebes Nome
Crocodile Tears - National Treasures
Yebu Nome
Losers Weepers - Fish Out Of Water - Laid to Rest
Love or Duty
Gods or Creed - The Cat - The Ibis - The Hawk
Heb Sed
Follower or Leader
Shield or Blade - A Necessary Evil - Khepri's Amulet - The God's Spark