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No Honor Amongst Thebes was a visual representation of one of Bayek's genetic memories, relived by Layla Hassan through the Portable Animus HR-8.

Description

Gamblers, Greeks and thieves. Merti's information sends Bayek to the black market. There he discovers a roaring trade in relics stolen from the tombs.

Dialogue

Having received informaton from Merti, Bayek travelled to the black market to find out more. He arrived at the market.

  • Bayek: If the relic was stolen from a Pharaoh's tomb, someone here must know the thief.

Bayek spoke to a shopkeeper.

  • Bayek: Is this all you have? I was told this market sold artifacts from the tombs?
  • Shopkeeper: There is no money to be made in relics, neb. All anyone wants is protection from the curse, scarabs, amulets.

Bayek spoke to a merchant.

  • Bayek: Where would I find something rare, golden like the sun?
  • Black Marketeer: I have gold, you need a trinket for a lady friend? Whatever you want, neb you won't find better in Thebes.

Bayek spoke to another merchant.

  • Bayek: I'm looking for something... special, ancient, I have coin.
  • Shady Shopkeeper: Talk to Siamun if you want that kind of trinket, he has the best in Thebes.

Bayek spoke to Siamun.

  • Siamun: Welcome, Seni to Siamun's Curios. Are you looking for something special? I have the rarest stock in Thebes.
  • Bayek: An artifact... from the tombs.
  • Siamun: Such a treasure will cost a Pharaoh's ransom... but not here neb, the soldiers are stupid, but their swords are sharp. Come.

Bayek followed Siamun.

  • Siamun: Not many merchants will sell to a stranger.
  • Bayek: Now why is that?
  • Siamun: You are in the heart of the black market. Relics are everywhere, trust is hard to come by. But you can trust Siamun.
  • Bayek: You alone amongst all the merchants?
  • Siamun: Some might take advantage of a man fresh off the boat in Thebes. One so laden down with coin. You should be more careful, Neb.

Siamun brought Bayek to an empty quarter, where several soldiers attacked the Hidden One. Bayek eliminated them and confronted Siamun.

Bayek interrogating Siamun

  • Bayek: Let's try this again, I'm looking for an artifact, stolen from the tombs.
  • Siamun: Oh, that artifact! Yes, yes but Irsu must not know we spoke.
  • Bayek: Irsu?
  • Siamun: You really don't know anything do you?
  • Bayek: I know how to slit a man's throat before he can cry for help.
  • Siamun: There's an auction, very exclusive. I tried to get in, but Irsu and I don't see eye to eye.
  • Bayek: Where can I get an invitation?
  • Siamun: Tahemet has one... the historian? I tried to win it from her in our last dice game. We play on a roof north of here. By Horus, that's all I know. Just let me live.

Bayek travelled to the gambling site, where he found Tahemet gambling with a soldier and a gambler, who won the game against the historian.

  • Tahemet: Beetle dung from a horse's ass, what is? Let me roll again, if I lose, I'll give you twice what I offered.
  • Soldier: By all means.

Sutekh approached Tahemet and placed an apple in front of her.

Sutekh asking Tahemet for the auction's invitation

  • Sutekh: I know you have an invitation. I will play you for it. I have coins!
  • Tahemet: Maybe I want to keep my invitation! Ever thought of that?
  • Sutekh: I guarantee, you can't possibly want it more than me. Please! My mother, she's sick. She has one wish—
  • Tahemet: Your uncle's a better liar.

Bayek joined them.

  • Tahemet: Who invited the thug? He's here with you?
  • Sutekh: Never seen him before.

Tahemet rolled the dice again. However, she lost the game.

  • Soldier: Pay up, woman!
  • Tahemet: You cheated! Just like you cheated Him!

She gestured at the other gambler as part of her ruse.

  • Gambler: I knew it!

The gambler punched the soldier, who then attempted to kill the whole group. Bayek defended the group against him.

  • Soldier: You hiring muscle now, Tahemet?
  • Tahemet: You better leave while you still can.
  • Soldier: Not a chance, swindler.
  • Tahemet: On your head be it.
  • Soldier: You picked the wrong camel to back!

Bayek eliminated the soldier and his allies.

Bayek speaking to Tahemet

  • Tahemet: I already lost all my money er... neb?
  • Bayek: Bayek. I don't need coin, I need information... and your invitation.
  • Tahemet: To Irsu's auction? You heard what I told that rust-haired clodpate Sutekh.
  • Bayek: But the boy didn't just save your life, Tahemet.
  • Tahemet: Alright, it's all getting a little hot for my blood anyway. Desecration, curses, Pharaohs returning from the dead...
  • Bayek: Do you know what Irsu is selling?
  • Tahemet: Whatever it was brought the curse down upon us. Look, Irsu is a crook. He and his cronies found Queen Nefertiti's tomb, stole something from it.
  • Bayek: And now she wants it back.
  • Tahemet: No one deserves death more than that dung-peddler, but she comes for us all. My invitation's at my villa near the entrance to Karnak. Take it... if the gods allow.
  • Bayek: The gods?
  • Tahemet: You'll see. I have a game on the other side of Thebes. May the dice fall in your favor, Bayek.

Bayek left the gambling site and travelled to Tahemet's home. He climbed up to the second floor and entered through an entrance.

  • Bayek: Maybe Tahemet's study is somewhere underneath?

He picked up a dice.

  • Bayek: This is from Mehen, the game of Snake. I used to play with Aya.

Bayek read a large papyrus on the wall.

  • Builder's Traps:
    Ingenious! Some of the means by which the builders protected the Mastabas from looters are incredible. Hidden passages, pits, false chambers... I have even heard tell of platforms with ropes and pulleys, which must be manipulated to reach the treasure rooms.

Bayek entering the 1st floor

Bayek travelled to the 1st floor.

  • Bayek: What was it that Tahemet said? If the gods allow?

He read a poem on one of the tables.

  • Puzzle Poem:
    Gods regard the scarabs. Twin plumed one, the Lord of Thebes unblinking. Jackal eyes Jackal, beneath their gnawing jaws the beetle, resplendent, golden.

He investigated the two statues of Anubis with wheels under the busts and a statue of Amun.

  • Bayek: Wheels? Perhaps the statues can be turned?

Bayek turned one of the Anubis statues.

  • Bayek: They all seem to turn in one direction.

Bayek turned the statues until the two Anubis statues faced each other and the statue of Amun faced the wall, unlocking a hidden entrance.

  • Bayek: That did it!

Bayek entered the hidden room, where he found shelves of scrolls and artifacts. He read a papyrus on a shelf.

  • Neferititi and Akhenaten:
    And so did the Living Aten and his Chief of Wife, the Beautiful One turn away from the Heresy of the Many. They founded a city, resplendent, bathed in the rays of the Sun Disk. There did they reign over the people and the crawling things, flying things, swimming and stalking things. Forever they held dominion over the faithful and all life.
  • Bayek: Papyrus from the Old Kingdom, myths of the Pharaohs.

He read a papyrus in a chest.

  • Tahemet's Notes:
    We live in dangerous times... I would not believe the dead rise again if I had not seen them with my own eyes. I believe the Pharaohs who walk are Queen Nefertiti and her husband. I found some carvings in a forgotten temple, it joins their cartouche together... they ruled their city of Aten together. Joined in their heresy. What does this mean for the source of the curse?
  • Bayek: Tahemet has been researching the root of the curse!

He read a papyrus on a table.

  • Finds from the Tombs:
    The thievery is rife in Thebes. So far I have managed to recover a golden collar inlaid with turquoise. A bracelet in the shape of a serpent, also in gold. Others allude me still. Queen Nefertiti's bust and the relic that Irsu means to auction. Much was stolen from her, which must be why she stalks the streets of Thebes.
  • Bayek: A list of relics stolen from the tombs. Does she know about the orb?

Bayek finding the invitation depicting the relic

Bayek investigated a shelf and took out a roll of papyrus, which was the invitation he needed. He unrolled it, which showed a drawing of the orb.

  • Bayek: Like the orb of Siwa. How much more bloodshed and madness will this one bring?

Bayek rolled back the papyrus and kept it in his garb.

  • Bayek: I should hurry to the island before the relic is sold!

Outcome

Through his investigations in the black market, Bayek learned that the artifact he was looking for was to be sold at an auction on an island near Thebes. He gained possession of Tahemet's invitation and travelled to the auction in an attempt to retrieve the artifact.

Trivia

  • The name of the memory is play on the proverb "No honor among thieves", meaning the sentiment that thieves are criminals, and are untrustworthy.

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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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