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Striking the Anvil was a virtual representation of one of Bayek's genetic memories, relived by Layla Hassan through the Portable Animus HR-8.


Bayek encountered the Siwan blacksmith Benipe, whose tools had been confiscated.


Bayek met Benipe on the streets of Siwa.

  • Benipe: Bayek! Our Medjay! You're back!
  • Bayek: What happened to your blacksmith shop?
  • Benipe: Those neket iadet soldiers. Ptolemy's captain saw me making a sword and accused me of being a rebel.
  • Bayek: He was not wrong.
  • Benipe: They confiscated my tools!
  • Bayek: Bastards. All of Siwa needs a blacksmith. Even me.
  • Benipe: I cannot help you Bayek. Not until I get my hammer and tongs back. And I have to get that ugly-as-Apep captain off my ass!
  • Bayek: Is this captain with the tools somewhere I can find him?
  • Benipe: At the foot of the hills west of here. Camp Shetjeh.
  • Bayek: I will get those tools back, and I will take care of the captain.

Bayek made his way to Camp Shetjeh, eliminating the captain and his guards. Within the camp, he found a note.

  • Urgent:
    Dear Muthis,
    It is important that we keep our foothold in Siwa, or else they will have our heads. I love you with all of my ka; however, no amount of offerings or prayer can replace the will of a warrior. Through a battle we speak to the gods.

In the camp, he recovered Benipe's tools.

  • Bayek: Benipe's tools.

Bayek returned the tools to Benipe.

  • Bayek: Here are your tools. That captain won't ever come back here.
  • Benipe: At last, I can reopen my shop. Many thanks.
  • Bayek: My pleasure.
  • Benipe: I found these weapons I had hidden from the soldiers. Please, choose one for yourself.
    Go ahead, choose one. They are all of equal value.
    That bow uses a special twine. It does not strike deep, but you can shoot very quickly.
    The shield is made with bronze and leather. Good protection - some weapons bounce right off it!
    It is not large, but that mace can crack a skull with the best of them!
    That spear is sharp and long. You can keep back and still hurt your enemies.
  • Bayek: Thank you, my friend.
  • Benipe: Come by my shop anytime, Bayek.


Bayek retrieved Benipe's tools and was able to buy and sell weapons and armor from him.

Behind the scenes

If Camp Shetjeh had already been cleared before starting the quest, killing the captain and recovering the tools was not necessary. The following dialogue played out instead.

Bayek: Camp Shetjeh? I think I have already solved your problem, Benipe. And I didn't even know it!

Despite being referred to as a mace, the Gruesome Mattock that serves as one of the four optional weapon rewards is actually a war hammer.



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