In 48 BCE, bandits had claimed the Necropolis as their own, and used it as a base whence their leader conducted a campaign to rob Books of the Dead from civilians in the area. Among the bandits' victims was an elderly Yamuan man by the name of Beka who had desperately sought the book so that he might reunite with his wife in the Field of Reeds. After collecting these books within a parcel, he stashed it inside the Necropolis along with a message to one of his subordinates, Mobare, to discreetly track down the owners of each of the books and ransom them back. This, he hoped to achieve for the benefit of his father.
The leader's plan unraveled, however, when Beka requested help from the Medjay Bayek of Siwa. Having overheard the leader previously tell his henchmen to rendezvous at the Necropolis, Beka was able to direct Bayek there. When the Medjay arrived, he slew all the bandits there and recovered Beka's Book of the Dead. Just as Bayek was leaving, he was intercepted by the leader on horseback, furious at his scheme being thwarted. Only a few words were exchanged before the leader was swiftly felled by Bayek.