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Romancing the Stone Garden
Romancing the Stone Garden was a virtual representation of one of Kassandra's genetic memories, relived by Layla Hassan through the Portable Animus HR-8.5.
Bryce and agreed to help her save Ligeia from the Writhing Dread.
Kassandra traveled the village of
Eresos and witnessed a mob gathered at an altar. Soldiers blocked the steps while the mob leader incited the mob against a woman cowering at the edge.
Mob Leader: The stench of evil is upon her—she worships the She must face justice!
Writhing Dread. Bryce: No! Listen to me. Listen! Creature Ligeia's still out there! The took her, but she can still be saved. Help me, please!
Mob Leader: Oh, how she twists the truth. She sacrificed her own lover to the Writhing Dread. How dare you bring your curse upon us!
Kassandra strode past the guards onto the altar.
Mob Leader: Look at you, a finely-tuned instrument of justice. Help us destroy this vile woman!
Kassandra ignored him and spoke to the woman directly.
Bryce: A misthios ! The gods are real... Help me, please!
Mob Leader: Silence, snake!
Kassandra: What's going on?
Mob Leader: We will bring this evil Creature to justice!
Bryce: They're lost in paranoia! They think I sacrificed my Ligeia to the Creature in the forest!
Mob Leader: Hold your forked tongue!
He turned his head to Kassandra.
Mob Leader: This walking curse is in league with the Writhing Dread!
Kassandra: She just looks scared to me.
Bryce: Please! The Creature took Ligeia. If I die here, who will save her?
(Accept – "I will save her.")
Kassandra: I'll save Ligeia and kill any creature that tries to stop me.
She leaned in to Bryce as she spoke and quickly glanced at the mob leader as she said "any."
Mob Leader: What are you saying?! She will lead you to the
Petrified Temple and your doom!
(If players asked "What is the 'Writhing Dread'?")
Kassandra: What exactly is this Creature?
Bryce: Evil. Heartless. Unknowable.
Mob Leader: We must end this girl before she leads the Writhing Dread right to us!
(If players asked "Where is this Petrified Valley?")
Kassandra: The forest where the Creature lives—where is it?
Mob Leader: Beyond the Petrified Temple, north of here. A damned place, haunted by shade and filled with cursed stone... At its center lie ancient ruins, from which few return.
(If players asked "Who is Ligeia?")
Kassandra: You mentioned a "Ligeia." She's—
Bryce: Beyond beauty, beyond grace... A
Daughter of Artemis. Brave—not like me. Mob Leader: What dark prize did the Writhing Dread offer for her soul?
Bryce: She lives, misthios ! I know it.
(Leave – "Enough of this.")
Kassandra: If this "Writhing Dread" has let Ligeia live, we'll need to move now. Follow me.
Bryce: Careful, these people are driven by fear.
Kassandra turned to the mob leader.
Kassandra: The girl's coming with me. I'd suggest not standing in our way.
Mob Leader: She's whispered spells in your ear, misthios.
The mob leader turned to incite the mob into attacking.
Mob Leader: Citizens! We must save our city!
He turned back to the women.
Mob Leader: And these interlopers... must bleed!
Kassandra addressed Bryce.
Kassandra: Hide in the temple, I'll deal with this!
The mob leader, his mob, and the soldiers all attacked Kassandra while Bryce escaped to a nearby temple. The lot of them put together could not match the Eagle Bearer, and she slew them all. She reunited with the cowering Bryce.
Kassandra: You're safe now.
Bryce: "Safe?" I don't want to be safe, misthios . I want to look deep into Ligeia's eyes, just once more—even if it kills me.
Kassandra: Love might be the end of us all, but it's a price worth paying.
Bryce: I polished misthios Charon's drachma long ago, . I'm ready.
Kassandra: Be smart, be cautious, and with my help, you will look into your lover's eyes again. It doesn't need to cost your life.
She clasped Bryce's shoulder.
Kassandra curled her finger and thumb under her chin in thought.
Kassandra: You know, I don't want to call you "You" forever.
Bryce: My name's Bryce.
Bryce: Ligeia's waiting for me, Kassandra. If I'd been captured... I'd never have to wait for her.
(Accept – "Then let's go.")
Kassandra: Then let's not disappoint her. Where was she taken?
Bryce: From our sanctuary—the
Dread Ruins in the Petrified Valley.
Kassandra raised her eyebrows.
Kassandra: And you're surprised she was taken by a Creature?!
Bryce left the temple and began to run.
Bryce: It's not safe here—we need to leave the city.
Kassandra ran with her to some horses, and the two rode north out of the city limits. They dismounted at the
Dread Ruins on the edge of the Petrified Valley.
Kassandra rescued Bryce from the wrath of a fearful mob and escorted her to the Petrified Valley.
Killing the soldiers before talking to Bryce does not incite the mob to attack, nor change the outcome of the quest. This may make it easier to deal with the mob leader afterwards, but it will also result in many witnesses to incur a bounty on each slain soldier.
The name of the memory appears to be a reference to the 1984 American romantic comedy-adventure film, .
Romancing the Stone
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey memories
Battle of 300 - So It Begins - Debt Collector - An Eye for an Eye - Fancy Guests - Penelope's Shroud - The Big Break - Learning the Ropes - Equal Employment Opportunity Program
A Journey into War ( - The Athenian Leader - Crumble and Burn - One Man Army - The Athenian Treasure Trove - The Missing Map - Portion Control) The Final Push - The Wolf of Sparta - Onwards to Phokis
The Wolf's Fate - Consulting a Ghost - The Truth Will Out - Snake in the Grass - The Serpent's Lair - Memories Awoken - ( Upgrade the Spear)
Welcome to Athens ( - A Venomous Encounter - Escape from Athens - Ostracized) Perikles's Symposium (
Drink Up - Oil and Love)
Island of Misfortune - First Do No Harm - The Priests of Asklepios ( - Enough is Enough - Written in Stone - A Heart for a Head) Speak No Evil - The Doctor Will See You Now - Ashes to Ashes - To Find a Girl - To Help a Girl - Follow That Boat - Port of Lawlessness - Monger Down
Abandoned By the Gods - And the Streets Run Red - Athens's Last Hope
A Mother's Prayers - Catching Up - Death and Disorder - Going Down - Quarry Quandary - The Paros Blockade - Unified Front - Home Sweet Home ( Bully the Bullies - One Bad Spartan Spoils the Bunch) - Kings of Sparta - Delivering a Champion - The Contender - The Long Game - Pankration - To Kill or Not to Kill - Judge, Jury, Executioner ( - White Lies and Blackmail - Gluten Free - Breaking Bread - Fourth-Degree Burns) The Conqueror - The Fall of Deianeira - The Last Fight of Aristaios - The End of Drakon - The Last Hunt of Nesaia - A Bloody Feast - The Battle of Pylos
Doing Time - The Resistance - A-Musing Tale - Unearthing the Truth - The Knights - We Will Rise
Where It All Began
Dinner in Sparta - We Remember - A Fresh Start
Cult of Kosmos
The Delian League - The Eyes of Kosmos - The Gods of the Aegean Sea - The Heroes of the Cult - The Peloponnesian League - The Silver Vein - The Worshippers of the Bloodline
A Family's Legacy - The Gates of Atlantis ( He Waits - Lore of the Sphinx - Awaken the Myth - Stairway to Olympos - Romancing the Stone Garden - Love's Long Shadow - A Slithery Plea ( Hard to Artemis - Heavy is the Spear - Keys to Happiness?) - Writhing Dead) - Ancient Revelations - Atlantis Destroyed
World Side Quests
Once a Slave
A Growing Sickness - Escort Service
Death Comes For Us All
Sibling Revenge - Brewing Love - The Stolen Steed
Besieging Bandits - Cave Crusader - Fortress Fallout - Lacerated Leaders
Hungry Gods - Merciful Gods - In the Footsteps of Gods - Shark the Vagrant - A Fight with Talos - Mercenary Work - Lumbering Along - A Small Odyssey - A Ship Came Sailing
Idiot Hunt - Purple Pain - Takes Drachmae to Make Drachmae - Place in the Kosmos - All Bonds Will Break - Atoll Order - Pick Your Poison - The Handmaiden's Story - In a Rush
Training Days - A Legendary Hunt - Brothers in Arms - Not My Mother's Daughter - A Treasury of Legends - Sacred Favors - A Godless Blight - End of the Day
Family Values - Confiscated
The Lost Arkalochori Axe - Flowers for the Dead - Gortyn Out of Hand - Revenge Served Cold - It's Complicated - Bare It All - Civil Unrest - Say That Again!
The Writing's on the Wall
The Grand Minotour - Bravely Ran Away
Chip on Your Shoulder - Hostage Situation - Caged and Enraged - Clothes Make the Daughter - The Elixir - Revenge of the Wolf - Shroud of the Bear - Son of a Fisherman - Waiting for Galarnos - Qamra, Medicine Woman
A Pirate's Life - Crewless - Photios's Pre-Tirement - Age is Just a Number - The Daughters of Artemis - Helping a Healer - Sins of the Past - The Unkindest Cut - Fortress Fallout - Lacerated Leaders - Cave Crusader
Making Friends - Heart of Stone - Red in the Wreckage - We're Not Thieves - We're Treasure Hunters - A Chest Full of Drachmae - Recruitment Drive
Trouble in Paradise - Call to Arms - Hades, Meet Podarkes - "M" for Murder - Grin and Bear It - A Night to Remember
A Business Opportunity - Dead or Alive - The Con of Cons
Character Side Quests
Death and Taxes - The Taxman Cometh - Sharp Tongue - Freedom Isn't Free - Blood and Water - Dagger to the Heart - Wasn't Born the Kingfisher - The Kingfisher and the Robin
Handle with Care - Designated Rider - Rock Hard - Across the Border - Happily Ever After?
Hull, Yeah! - A Pirate's Life
Prince of Persia
The Daughters of Artemis - The Goddesses' Hunt - Kallisto the Bear - The Erymanthian Boar - The Hind of Keryneia - The Kretan Bull - The Krokottas Hyena - The Lykaon Wolf - The Nemean Lion - Artemis's Request
The Dunce Conundrum - Another Kind of Poetry
Creating Opportunity - The Wise Warrior - In the Midst of Chaos - Swift as Wind - Last Request - The Final Battle
Call to Arms - The Great Contender - Legend No More
A God Among Men - Left to Dye
A Life's Dedication - Language of the Ancients - Chasing Phantoms - Origins of a Ritual - The Tribute - Keep the Faith
I, Diona - By the Fates
A Friend in Need... - Heitor's Gonna Hate
The Hunting Party - Let My Patients Go - Inheritance Insurance - Too Much of a Good Thing
For the People - He Who Stops - The Liberator
Kyra with a Cause - Bleeding Hearts and Stolen Money - Goddess of the Hunt
Minotour De Force - The Pre-Trial of Accuracy - The Pre-Trial of Endurance - The Pre-Trial of Strength - Cashing In On the Cow - What Lies Below the Surface - No More Bull
Helping a Healer - Sins of the Past - The Unkindest Cut
Ambition - Only Fools Want War - Rise Through the Ranks - The Cost of War - Know Your Enemy - Nemesis
Old Friends, Old Problems - Farm in Flames - Markos's Fate
Tough Love - Have You Seen My Mikkos? - Doctor's Pet - Indulging Just a Little - School of Hard Knocks - Retribution
A Family Ordeal - The True Story
Barnabas Abroad - Throwing the Bet - Gutter Runner - The Drachmae of Romance - Kallipateira
The Message, the Stick, and the Artist - Art Leading Life - The Kytheran Statue - The Samian Statue - The Thasian Statue - Pieces of the Puzzle - Journey's End
The Blood Fever
Sparring with Roxana - Archery Practice - Foot Race
They Just Want Cruelty - Heroes of the Arena
Citizenship Test - Witness Him - Free Speech - On a High Horse - A Life's Worth - The Sokratic Method
The Thaletas Way - Paint the Sand Red - Hearts of War
Birds of a Feather ( Rumored Feather Location) - Sacred Vows ( Rumored Bracelet Location) - She Who Controls the Seas ( Rumored Conch Shell Location) - Throw the Dice ( Pan's Flute - Apollo's Lyre) - Priceless Treasure
Tombs and Ancient Stelae
Tomb of Alkathous - Tomb of the First Pythia - Artemision Tomb - Mycenaean Tomb of Ajax - Tomb of Eteokles - Pheidon's Tomb - Agamemnon's Tomb - Giant Heroes Burial Ground - Alkaios Tomb - Tomb of Brizo - Tomb of Polybotes - Tomb of the Forgotten Hero - Tomb of the Daughter of Atlas - Waterfall of Styx - Tomb of the First Champion - Destroyed House of Oinomaos - Tomb of Orion - Tomb of Eurypylos - Parmenon Tomb - Abandoned Tomb - Tomb of Orpheus - Stony Sepulchre
Ashes to Ashes - Bottomless Lake - Fatal Attraction - Hound Docked - Record Sunshine - Happy Hour - Pressed for Time - A Finger Tip - A Specific General - Red Scent - Heart and Sole - A Deal for Freedom - Beneath Theseus's Dreams - Elbow Greece - Goat's Gruff - Killer View - Backstage Pass - Odor in the Court - War Eagle - Pride of Place - Smoke Signal - Blue Eyed Beauty - Upon Typhon's Crown - The Floor is Lava - Two of Clubs - An Arm and a Leg - Rock and Roll - Turning Tides - Stone Cold - Procrastinate Now - Stubborn Mule - Needle in a Haystack - Grave Discovery - Estate Envy - Marbled Morale - Till Death Do Us Part - Soldier to Shoulder - Mapping Out - Rightful King - Strange Disease - Sweet Tooth - Hobby Horsing - Farming Coin - Prophecy Prevention - Centaur Field - Bridging the Gap - Pigsty - Fire in the Belly - Stadium Love - Made in Abyss - Tastes like Chicken - Foggy Memory - Procession of Bones - Helios's Greeting - Showboat - Dye Dye Dye - Belly Flop - Hungry for Misadventure - Star-Crossed Lovers - To the Edge of the World
Impact Side Quests
Left for Dead - There Goes the Neighborhood - Falling on Deaf Ears - Infantile Revenge - Dare to Desert - Grieving Widow To Be - Rival Lovers - Competing Admirers - Trouble Follows - Sent by Brasidas - Wasted Devotion - Honey Eyes - The Real Killer
Timed Side Quests
Always Vengeance - Another Wolf Another Day - Art of War - Bad Romance - The Beggar's Fate - Broken Promises - Dances with Witches - Dirty Deals - Disappearing Act - Discretion and Accessibility - False Idols - Family Trinkets - A Foolish Errand - A Full Bladder - Goats and Ghosts - The Gods Have Plenty - The Gods Need No Gold - Hungry Soldiers - I Need a Hero - Injured on the Job - The Marauders' Lesson - Miners' Strike - Morality Issues - More Drachmae More Problems - Not Just Decoration - Pilfered Hecatomb - Plagues, Sharks, and Other Good Times - Precious Jewels - Protected in Death - No Time for Scouts - Save the Forest - Shop Talk
Message Board Quests
Bounty on an Athenian Ship - Bounty on Athenian Soldiers - Bounty on a Bandit - Bounty on Bandits - Bounty on a Daughter of Artemis - Bounty on a Follower of Ares - Bounty on a Mercenary - Bounty on Merchant Ships - Bounty on a Politician - Bounty on a Spartan Ship - Bounty on Spartan Soldiers
The Big Game - Burned Men and Broken Skulls - Cursed Gold - Destroying Feasts - The Fear of Arrows - Fire at Will - Flat Muscles - Great Cleansing - Lakonian Vessels - Lawless Hearts - Leading Forces - The Lightning Bringer - Masters of the Sea - Ocean Threat - Paint the Ocean Red - Poison in the Air - Poor Don't Fight - Raging War - Red Grudges - The Red Orders - Red-Tainted Gold - Rooting Out Spartan Forces - Shadow Forces - The Spartan's Attempt - Sparta's Wrath - Spartan Futility - Surprise Bankruptcy - To Hell and Back - Where Feathers Fall - War for the Sea
The Lost Tales of Greece
The Show Must Go On
Setting the Stage ( A Sophisticated Tipple - Everyman's Drink) - Evening the Odds - The Curse of Fame - The Hedonistic Method - Showtime
A Divine Intervention
Test of Judgment - Test of Character - Test of Faith - Test of Adaptability - Test of Courage
The Image of Faith
The Measure of a Man - Bad Weed - Down From On High - The Wild Hunt - Chicken or Egg - A Matter of Faith
The Daughters of Lalaia
A Gathering Storm - Sharp Lessons - Daughters of Artemis and Daughters of Aphrodite - Learning the Land - The Ore of Aphrodite - The Best Defense - Blood for Aphrodite
A Poet's Legacy
Praxilla's Admirer - Lyre Lyre - Repairing the Lyre - Praxilla's Legacy
A Brother's Seduction
Prodigal Son's Return - Honoring the Dead ( Bloody Libation - Dressing up for Charon) - Career Orientation - Wounds of Days Gone By - Moving On
A Friend Worth Dying For
Odyssey Into the Past ( Beware the Siren Call - To Be Nobody - Wine for the Swine) - Daddy's Home - Demeter's Fire
The Heir of Memories
The Heir of Memories - Finding Theras - Three Symbols Entombed ( Agamemnon's Symbol - Eteokles's Symbol - Orion's Symbol)
One Really, Really Bad Day
Righting a Wrong - A Town in Need, Indeed ( A Horse, of Course - Ajax on Fire - The Blind Blacksmith) - Here Be Pirates - There Can Be Only One
Old Flames Burn Brighter
Where We Left Off - Runaway - Unplanned Parenthood - A Night in Tegea
A Sokratic Mess - Finding One's Voice - Persuasion Check - Deposition Opposition - You're Such a Sokratease
Prince of Persia - The Dunce Conundrum - Another Kind of Poetry
Legacy of the First Blade
The Horsemen Cometh - Shadow of a Legend - More Questions than Answers - Hunting the Huntsman ( Starting the Hunt - Mysterious Malady - Revealing the Recruiter - Whimpers Through the Fog - Piecing the Puzzle) - Protector of Persia - The Order of Hunters
The City that Cried Wolf - A Curious Request - Taking Out the Competition ( Agis of the North - Gaia the Fist - Theos the Stargazer - A Good Toast) - Thank You, - Maláka! Again, - Maláka?! Dead Man Rises - Hide-and-Seek- Finders Keepers
Stranger Tides - Into the Storm - Chasing the Storm ( Persian Puppetry - Prodigal - Theatrics and Espionage - Safe Passage - Calm Before the Storm) - Leviathan's Maw - Home - Order of the Storm - Knives in the Dark ( Atos the Beast Caller - Hirpes the Sordid - Aias the Clean - Kephalon the Thinker - Proktos the Moon King)
On the Grapevine - Thank You, - Misthios Tides of War
The Simple Life - A Flight in Fire - Answers from Ashes - Two Knives Against the Dark ( Command and Control - The Ordering of the Kosmos - The Spartan Dog - The Trap Is Set) - The Last Magi - Smoke and Fury - Legacy of the First Blade - Remnant of the Ancients - The Order of Dominion
Give Our Respects - The Favor - No More Wine
The Fate of Atlantis
Fields of Elysium
The Isu Beckon - Trials of the Keeper - Welcome to Elysium - A Lover and A Fighter - Dark Horse - Sudden and New - The Keeper and Key Maker - The Keeper and Kyros - The Keeper and the Flame - The Keeper, a Killer - Good News - Have Another Drink - Popular - Dead Kings and Pretty Things - Persephone's Little Birds - A Life for a Life - The Beacons Are Lit - No Good Deed - The Rebellion's Uprising - A Growing Perception - Give 'Em Hades
Free Their Minds, the Rest Will Follow
Brick House - High and Dry - Sleeping Giant - Dear Demeter - Keep Your Eye On Me
Torment of Hades
The Second Calling - Guardian of the Gates - The Underworld's Fallen Guardians - Pay the Ferryman - Beyond the Veil - The Next Lesson - Labors of the Keeper
Lost, but Not Forgotten - A Young Warrior's Ghosts - Undoing What's Been Done - The Warrior, the Eagle Bearer - A New Lease on Death - Arms of Atonement - The Snake Sheds His Skin - Death Before Dishonor - A Cursed Sickness - Home is Where You Make It - Death-Light Robbery - I Don't Belong Here - The Weight of Sparta - Kill Me Once, Shame on You - Fallen from Grace
Bad Copycat - Round and Round - Boulder to Fall - Starving - Titans of Industry
Judgment of Atlantis
The Last Call - Welcome Home - Burden of Leadership ( Crowd Pleaser - Rebel Scum - The Atlantean Patient) - A Complete Education - Wisdom of the Ancients - The Fate of Atlantis
Rightfully Yours - Lighten Up - The Birds and the Bees - In Dreams - Most Adamantly - Blood Gets In Your Eyes - Fire Amid the Water - Good From Far, Far From Good ( Sixth Sense of Sympathy - Through the Cracks) - Deadly Little Secrets
The Son Who Faced the Sun - Tossed for Tyche - And My Pickaxe - A House from Cycles Past - Across the Board