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Pompeius Magnus was a virtual representation of one of Aya's genetic memories, relived by Layla Hassan through the Portable Animus HR-8.

Description

Aya took command of a trireme to meet with the Roman general Pompey, hoping to turn him to Cleopatra's side.

Dialogue

The captain of the trireme played a board game with a crew member.

  • Crew member: Hahahaha! Just like the Battle of Salamis, Captain! I have you trapped! Hahahaha!

The captain moved a piece.

The captain won the game, disappointing the crew member. Meanwhile, Damastes held up a gold circlet.

Phoxidas playing a board game with one of his men.

  • Damastes: (Shit!) Phoxidas, why are we delivering all this treasure? We could retire to Lesbos with this amount of gold!

Aya fired an arrow at the circlet, lodging it in the mast.

  • Phoxidas: What say you, desert rat?

Aya strode to the mast, snatching the circlet.

  • Aya: If that chest doesn't make it to Pompey, this ship won't, either. We crawl through Hades to deliver it if we must.

Aya thrust the circlet into Phoxidas' chest to stress her words.

  • Phoxidas: Fair enough. Back to work, you slack vlakos (bumpkins)! Damastes, my trusted shield boy, get to it! Eh? We've been hired to bribe Pompey, to save a queen and to win a kingdom. The usual fare for us mercenaries, eh?

The crew prepared to sail, moving the chest of bribes out of the way while Aya and Phoxidas made it to the bridge.

Phoxidas mocking Aya.

  • Aya: Strike oars!
  • Phoxidas: Steady, now. Rocks and rubble ahead.
  • Aya: I'm not blind. I see the skerries.
  • Phoxidas: Your third voyage, and already you bark like a command crew.
  • Aya: Ha, I enjoy watching spittle get caught in your beard, Phoxidas.
  • Phoxidas: Let's not be thrown into the sea. That's no death for such a hero as me!
  • Aya: A real hero could swim to save himself. I see them, I'll not be sucked through a scupper for nothing.
  • Phoxidas: Now you are just trying to impress me...

As they sailed swiftly through the sea, Phoxidas noticed something.

Aya and Phoxidas getting ready to sail.

  • Phoxidas: Sails on the horizon, there! Those colors are not from Rome. What mess has this poxy Queen dragged us into?
  • Aya: Ptolemy's ships. Sent by the Order of Ancients, no doubt.
  • Phoxidas: What business do they have with Pompey?
  • Aya: Pompey's armies will give Cleopatra the throne. They mean to prevent the alliance before it happens. We must hurry!

In the distance, they saw a smoking volcano.

  • Phoxidas: Poseidon's piss! The air is already choked with smoke. The seas will steam near the volcano. We should keep our distance if we don't want to burn.
  • Aya: Is that Methana? She hasn't burst for hundreds of years.
  • Phoxidas: Wouldn't surprise me if she burst now for us. Let loose a storm of sea dragons alongside her.
  • Aya: You don't believe in that nonsense, do you, Phoxidas? Come on, now!

They approached by Ptolemy's ships.

  • Aya: Ready yourselves! Let's show these traitors they chose the wrong Pharaoh!
  • Phoxidas: A rain of fire! Order the shields!
    I see ships bearing down fast!
    We've got these
    maláka (assholes)! Target their rear wings. They're full of oil! They'll burn like camel shit!
    Call for ramming speed! Gut them like fish! Alalaaa!

They sunk the ships.

  • Aya: Hah! That's the last of them down!
  • Phoxidas: Yet still no sign of your faithless Roman.
  • Aya: Be careful with your jibes, Captain. Pompey is a needed ally, and no mean general. We didn't sail all this way just to offend him with insults.
  • Phoxidas: I am who I am. I do not change for Kings or Queens. I left my wife and kids behind for the same reason. No one sane accepts me.
  • Damastes: I accept you! We accept you. Alalaaa!
  • Phoxidas: These hundred nautai (sailors) is enough acceptance for me. It's hard to say goodbye to those who don't accept us, but it is also the only way.
  • Aya: Is it? Pompey will be at the appointed place, off Thera's coast. Sail on!

They sailed on, until Aya caught a sight of a ship.

  • Aya: There, I see him! Pompey sails north.
  • Phoxidas: Don't rush! There may be patrols ahead.
  • Aya: Are you ordering me away from a fight?
  • Phoxidas: Hades' shit, woman, of course not! But I am not keen to die protecting a Roman, especially one who can afford his own protection. You know, you really should join this trireme. You'd fit right in.
  • Aya: We're not here to protect Pompey. We're here to bribe him.
  • Phoxidas: Makes me sick to hear it. Wasn't it Cleopatra's father who did the same? Squander Egypt's wealth on fashion, fornication at Pompey's annual fee.
  • Aya: You put it bluntly, but yes.
  • Phoxidas: And you want us to trust his daughter?
  • Aya: The Queen is not her father. All she does, she does for Egypt's sake.
  • Phoxidas: As well as her own. Here we are, bringing Pompey more of Egypt's wealth, at her pity.
  • Aya: She's paying you as well, Phoxidas. Handsomely, some might say.
  • Phoxidas: Why am I wasting words on politics? Death to all leaders, pirates, the lot of them. There! Just as I said! Ptolemy's ships, portside! Seems this Roman of yours needs our protection after all, ha ha ha. Alalaaa!
  • Aya: They fire on Pompey. Quickly! To his aid! Rain our arrows of Ra upon them!

They fought the ships attacking Pompey's octareme.

  • Phoxidas: Firebombs ready! Call for them when we pull near!
  • Aya: Pompey is taking heavy fire! We must stop them!
  • Phoxidas: Keep at the poxy bastards! We'll break them, or take them down with us!
    One more remains! That was brave work. There might be more to you than royal courtesies.
  • Aya: Mind your tongue, old man! Or you'll discover I'm better at swordplay than sailing.

They sank the last ship.

  • Aya: They're going down!
  • Phoxidas: And that's the game! Well fought. Now let's find this metrokoites (motherfucker). I've never met a Roman General face to face before. Ah, don't worry, Aya, I'll be on my best behavior.

Aya and Phoxidas boarded Pompey's octareme with the bribe in tow.

Aya smiling at Pompey, asking his collaboration.

  • Pompey: Civil war in Egypt and a mercenary trireme comes to my aid? In the midst of war with Caesar, I find it odd. Who in Hades are you?
  • Phoxidas: Well, we could have let you die...

Aya glared at Phoxidas, shutting him up, and bowed at Pompey.

  • Aya: Pompeius Magnus. Greetings and friendship from Queen Cleopatra.

The crew members opened the chest of gold.

  • Pompey: Cleopatra offers gold to win my favor, once I've won Rome? Is that what friendship means to your queen?

Aya threw Pompey a coin.

  • Aya: Whose face graces that coin? Do Roman women receive the same honor?

Pompey inspected the coin. Aya smiled at him and stepped closer.

Pompey thinking about the alliance with Cleopatra.

  • Aya: An alliance with Cleopatra is a union of true power. She wants more than an ally. She seeks a King.
  • Pompey: A valuable friendship, indeed.

Aya and Pompey looked at the latter's fleet.

  • Pompey: Agreed. My fleet will soon be ready for Egypt.

Pompey tossed the coin back into the chest, and Aya smiled at Phoxidas.

Outcome

Aya secured Pompey's support for Cleopatra.

Gallery

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
A Gift from the Gods - Incoming Threat - Here Comes a New Challenger - Phylakes' Prey - Lights Among the Dunes - Secrets of the First Pyramids
Siwa
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
Alexandria
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
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
Giza
The Planetarium - Precious Bonds - What's Yours Is Mine - A Gift from the Gods
Memphis
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
Faiyum
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
Marmarica
His Secret Service
Kyrenaika
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
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
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
Thebes
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
Aaru
Love or Duty
Aten
Gods or Creed - The Cat - The Ibis - The Hawk
Heb Sed
Follower or Leader
Duat
Shield or Blade - A Necessary Evil - Khepri's Amulet - The God's Spark
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