Kassandra:This is the place. Time to burn some cargo.
Within, she found victims of the Monger, tied up and awaiting to be shipped off and sold into slavery. Kassandra freed the people, and set fire to the Monger's cargo of contraband. Drawn by the fire, the Monger's men found Kassandra and attacked her. However, Brasidas, a Spartan officer, threw his spear into an assailant to make his entrance. He retrieved his spear and goaded the others to attack.
Brasidas:Come and get it.
The two Spartans worked together to defeat the superior numbers and burst out of the blazing warehouse to dispatch those who remained outside. They exchanged greetings after the fight.
Brasidas:You fight like a Spartan! There's resolve in you.
Kassandra:We have that in common.
Brasidas:I saw innocents trapped in the flames.
Kassandra:The ones in the warehouse? I freed them already.
Brasidas:A good soldier acts when he's told. A great one is two steps ahead. Thank you.
Kassandra:My name's Kassandra. I'd thank you too if I knew who you were.
Brasidas:Brasidas of Sparta. You're a newcomer to Korinth.
Kassandra:You're a spy too?
Brasidas:An old Spartan tactic. I have my ways.
Kassandra:I get the sense that's a Korinthian hobby. Anthousa has her hetaerae watching from every post.
Brasidas:Ah, Anthousa. We disagree, but have a common enemy.
Brasidas:We agree he should be killed, but we differ on how.
Kassandra:What do you want to do with him?
Brasidas:Right now, the Monger rules Korinth. I want to replace him with minimal bloodshed.
Kassandra:So, Sparta also has a Monger problem. What do you know about him?
Brasidas:His weapon has a far reach. Korinth is allied with Sparta. It's our duty to protect them.
Kassandra:Then working alongside Anthousa is your best bet.
Brasidas:If she had her way, the Monger would be flayed in the streets. Sparta wants him dealt with quietly.
Kassandra:He'll only be dethroned if he's killed. It's simple.
Brasidas:Yes, diplomacy isn't something he understands.
Kassandra:From what I hear, I'm not surprised.
Kassandra:Killing him and his men doesn't seem to fit your peaceful proposal.
Brasidas:Nothing else has been successful. Trust me.
Brasidas:We arrested his top men. Armed the citizens. Tried to stir the polis against him. It never came to be. The only thing left to try -
He made a slashing motion with his hand towards Kassandra.
Brasidas:- is a quick slice of the blade.
Kassandra:That would do it.
Brasidas:We'd lure him into Korinthia's Sacred Cave, and it'd be over.
Kassandra:By the time I leave Korinthia, the Monger will be dead.
Brasidas:Do that, and Sparta will be in your debt.
Kassandra:Anthousa has given me her word, and I've given her mine. She's hired me to kill the Monger.
Kassandra:She has something I need, and the Monger's in my way.
Brasidas:Keep your spear pointed his way, and Sparta will thank you.
Kassandra divulged her origins to Brasidas.
Kassandra:I was Spartan once.
Kassandra:Until I was thrown off Mount Taygetos as a child and left for dead.
She turned and walked towards the pier. Brasidas was stunned as he realized who exactly she was.
Brasidas:You're the daughter of General Nikolaos? All of Sparta knows your name! And here you are - alive - impossible.
Kassandra:I survived. I raised myself alone while life continued in Sparta.
Brasidas:Never mind being a Spartan. Those of good character will forgive, and should be forgiven.
Kassandra:I'm on the hunt for my mother, Myrrine, and the only way is through Anthousa.
Kassandra:There's no going back now.
Brasidas:The displaced can always find their way home. The gods have just decided you must fight for it.
Kassandra:They couldn't make it any easier?
Kassandra:You knew Nikolaos.
Brasidas:A good general, but a stubborn Spartan.
Kassandra:And rewarded for his loyalty.
Brasidas:But he disappeared, and his body was never found. The state pronounced him dead.
Kassandra:That's all right. I haven't seen him since I was a child.
Brasidas:Devoted to Sparta until the end. I'm sorry. You heard of his death?
Kassandra:I did. A shame.
Kassandra:You don't know anything about Myrrine, do you?
Brasidas:I know that no one should have to endure such tragedy alone. And I heard she left Sparta that night. No one has forgotten Myrrine.
Kassandra:From what I know, she wanted them to forget.
Brasidas:Chin up, Spartan. Easy doesn't exist.
The two shook hands.
Brasidas:We'll meet again. I'm in the fight with you. Show courage.
Brasidas walked away while Kassandra looked out at the bay.
Kassandra destroyed the Monger's warehouse, sending a powerful message to Korinth and the Monger, and met Brasidas in the process.
Killing the Monger's men during the final fight with Brasidas triggers murder bounties for each kill. Either they can act as witnesses to each other's murder, or Brasidas is improperly flagged as a potential witness to crimes, as there are no other NPCs around during this fight.
To avoid this, simply damage them just enough that Brasidas can deliver the killing blow. Alternatively, players can use the automatic bounty(ies) to lure in bounty hunters to kill and raise the hero's mercenary rank, but be warned that allied NPCs like Brasidas will not aid the player in mercenary fights.
Kassandra confronted by the Monger's men
Kassandra and Brasidas against the Monger's men
Brasidas retrieving his spear
Close up of Brasidas
Kassandra defending herself against a thug
Kassandra about to be attacked from behind
Kassandra and Brasidas killing a thug
Kassandra and Brasidas against a thug
Kassandra and Brasidas emerging from the burned warehouse