Bayek travelled to one of the markets in Memphis.
- Teta: Feastday breads! Fresh feastday breads!
Breads in all shapes and sizes! Bread in the shape of the Double Crown!
(whispers) I curse Ahmes the fruit-seller, eater of his own shit.
The finest bread in Memphis! Favorite bakery of Cleopatra, the Queen!
(whispers) May the life and mind and memory of Ahmes the fruit-seller be forgotten.
Coriander-seed bread! Date bread! Two loaves for the price of one on feastdays!
(whispers) May the liver and lungs and stomach of Ahmes the fruit-seller putrefy into ash.
Feastday breads! Buy a fresh loaf for your sweetheard!
(whispers) May Ahmes the fruit-seller's ka be deprived of nourishment in the grave.
Brighten your children's eyes with bread in the shape of a fish!
(whispers) May Ahmes the fruit-seller's heart be eaten by—
Bayek approached the baker.
- Teta: Hello, friend! Bread for your sweetheart?
- Bayek: No, thank you. Why do you speak a curse under your breath?
- Teta: The magician who sold it to me said I must recite it two hundred times a day. Since I cannot recite while I sleep, I do it while work. Though it is hard to get any baking done without my taster!
- Bayek: What happened to your taster?
- Teta: Gods blast the regime! They arrested him for not paying the tax on spices! And now I am out of cinnamon!
- Bayek: Looks like you need more than a magician.
Bayek set out to find Teta's taster.
- Bayek: The regime presses even a poor baker so hard? Helping her would be a strike against Ptolemy, however small. And her bread smells delicious.
With Senu's help, Bayek found the man in a cage on a carriage, in transit.
- Bayek: Could that be the man the baker is looking for?
He approached the carriage.
- Bayek: You are the taster?
- Sasobek: Yes, I am he.
Bayek rescued the man and carried him out of the cage.
- Bayek: Teta the baker asked me to bring you to her.
- Sasobek: My beautiful Teta! Now I can see her face again before I die. I am weak with hunger and with love. Will you carry me to Teta?
- Bayek: If I must.
Bayek carried Sasobek on his back.
- Bayek: Can you walk?
- Sasobek: I am too weak even to stand!
- Bayek: Really?
- Sasobek: My strength comes from the beautiful Teta!
- Bayek: Does she know you feel this way about her?
- Sasobek: I have not yet been brave enough to confess my love for her! Also, I am a wanted man.
- Bayek: I can see that. You did not pay your taxes.
- Sasobek: It has nothing to do with taxes! I'll tell you everything when we get back to Teta. Teta, beautiful Teta... Her face is like the sun! Teta, my love, I am coming to you!
Bayek carried Sasobek to the market.
- Sasobek: Hurry! Not much further until I can see my love again!
- Bayek: This man is heavy. Too good at his job, I suppose.
Bayek carried Sasobek back to Teta.
- Sasobek: Teta!
- Teta: You brought back my taster!
Bayek put Sasobek down.
- Bayek: This man has something to tell you.
- Teta: Well?
- Sasobek: Teta, I love you!
- Teta: What?
- Sasobek: And I uncovered a plot to poison the lady Taimhotep, beloved of the High Priest!
- Teta: What?!
- Bayek: What?
- Sasobek: Lady Taimhotep loves our cakes and bread. For five years, we have delivered them to the Great Temple. But yesterday, I overheard a guard say that this week's cakes had been poisoned!
- Bayek: Have they been delivered?
- Sasobek: I... I don't know. They'd be in the garrison, if not.
- Bayek: Then I will have to move quickly.
Bayek turned to leave. Teta and Sasobek continued to converse.
- Teta: This... This is all too much for me.
- Sasobek: Would you like to sit down?
- Teta: No! I need to think.
- Sasobek: Of course, love.
- Teta: Hush!
Bayek travelled to the Memphites Barracks, where the cakes were held. He discovered several stashes of cakes in the main hall.
- Bayek: A basket of cakes. I got here in time. Now to make sure they will not poison anyone.
Bayek destroyed the baskets and headed to another room, where he discovered the rest of the baskets.
- Bayek: Another basket of cakes. These need to be destroyed too. I should check to see if there are any others.
Bayek destroyed the baskets.
- Bayek: That is the last of the cakes. Taimhotep is safe now.
If Bayek returns to the couple at the market.
- Bayek: I found the cakes and destroyed them.
- Teta: The lady Taimhotep is safe.
- Bayek: And what about you?
- Teta: We will go to the High Priest and tell him of this plot. He is a kind man. He will understand we meant his wife no harm.
- Sasobek: Medjay... This terrible situation has brought about one good result.
- Teta: In the Season of Flooding, we will be married!
- Bayek: Happy news! May you both prosper.
If Bayek approaches Ahmes.
- Man She sells bread, I sell fruit. There is no reason for competition. I have heard Teta cursing me, but so far my liver seems fine. I do not know why Teta hates me so much.
Bayek helped the baker to rescue her taster. He discovered a plot to poison Taimhotep and was able to prevent it.