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The Elixir was a virtual representation of one of Kassandra's genetic memories, relived by Layla Hassan through the Portable Animus HR-8.5.
A scholar, obsessed with finding a way to reverse petrification, asked Kassandra for help crafting an elixir that she believed was a cure.
Kassandra approached the
Temple of Kybele and found a woman surrounded by wolves.
Civilian: Back, you brutes! Back!
Kassandra defeated the wolves and spoke to the woman, who was in shock.
Civilian: The beasts... The teeth... Too many teeth...
She composed herself and addressed Kassandra.
Civilian: You saved me, and my work, too—a cure for the statues in the
Kassandra: You can reverse the effects?
Civilian: My elixir can. I mean... not yet. I'm trying to reverse the effects of petrifaction by concocting an elixir of various ingredients.
Kassandra: Give it to me! A
friend of mine was recently turned to stone. Civilian: I can't. I don't have all the ingredients. But... if you could get them for me, I could give you a vial of it as a reward.
Kassandra: Why would stone need to be cured?
Civilian: Surely you've seen their faces frozen in terror. They're not mere objects, but humans trapped in stone.
Kassandra: You're saying they're sick?
Civilian: I'm not sure why it's happening. I'm merely a scholar looking for a cure—an elixir that will not only heal, but prevent this horrible affliction once and for all.
Kassandra: Something's turning people to stone, and you can make them flesh and blood again? Impressive.
Civilian: Yes! Well... Not exactly. Not yet . It will be perfected through more trials.
She held her fingers to her chin in thought.
Civilian: But I only have one dose of elixir left. In order to make more I'd require a few ingredients, but I'm in no condition to gather them.
Kassandra: The only thing less likely that those statues being people is you turning stone to flesh with an elixir.
Civilian: I didn't say I could revert the stone back to flesh! That is... not yet . This is an ongoing process, and more experiments are needed.
Kassandra: How many more experiments?
Civilian: One never knows... But without the right ingredients, all my hard work will have been for naught.
Kassandra: What do you need?
Civilian: Just a few items found all over Vineyard Canyon. If you can get them for me, I'll reward you with a dose of my elixir.
(Accept – "I'll collect your ingredients.")
Kassandra: I'll gather what you need.
Civilian: Excellent. Now, listen closely to these ingredients: I require a cluster of bear dung mushrooms, some cone snail bile, and a bouquet of hellebore.
Writhing Dead is complete – "I know what's creating these statues.")
Medusa was alive and causing the petrifaction. I was able to enter her lair and slay her, so there'll be no more people turned to stone. Civilian: Medusa... she was real? It matters not. What matters is saving the poor souls presently trapped. My elixir can save them, I know it.
(If 'Writhing Dead' is not complete – "What created the statues?")
Kassandra: How did these statues come to be?
Civilian: I don't rightly know. A curse of the gods? The
Writhing Dread? If you wish to see for yourself, you shouldn't do it without my elixir.
(If players asked "What is a hellebore?")
(If players asked "Where are the bear dung mushrooms?")
Kassandra: Where can I find these mushrooms?
Civilian: They grow on fresh bear dung. There's a
cave in the mountains south of the road to Mytilene, where you can usually find them.
(If players asked "Where can I find cone snails?")
Kassandra: Where can I find cone snails?
Civilian: Cone snails are drawn to the warm currents of the eastern shoreline. My favorite spot is by
Shark Bay. Make sure the bile is fresh.
(Leave – "I'll go now.")
Kassandra: I'll go collect your ingredients.
Civilian: Come to my workshop on the hill east of Mytilene when you have everything.
The woman took off, and Kassandra expressed irritation at the inconvenience of the items' locations.
Kassandra: A cave, a mountain, and the shoreline. Could these items be in three more different places?
Kassandra made her way to Mantamados Peak.
Kassandra: The mountain. The hellebore should be here somewhere.
She scaled the mountain, slew the wolves resting atop it, and claimed the hellebore.
Kassandra made her way to the Mushroom Cave with the bear dung mushrooms.
Kassandra: This is the right area. The cave with the mushrooms should be close.
She killed the bears within the cave and gathered the mushrooms.
Kassandra made her way to Shark Bay. She determined the cone snails must be nesting near the shipwreck.
Kassandra: The shipwreck! The cone snails must be close by.
She dealt with the sharks swimming around the site and gathered some of the bile.
With all of the ingredients in hand, Kassandra made her way to the scholar's workshop near the
Sappho School in Mytilene, but noticed something was amiss; there were bloodied rags and what appeared to be a dead body and severed limbs throughout the workshop. She inspected some notes on the nearby table.
Kassandra: Hmm... The crazy woman has been writing about the Petrified Forest.
She stepped out onto the balcony and noticed several statues, along with several more dead bodies. She inspected the "statues" closer.
Kassandra: These aren't petrified statues. There are dead bodies inside.
Kassandra played along when she finally walked up to the woman and handed over the ingredients.
Civilian: You're back. Do you have the ingredients?
Kassandra: I do.
Kassandra handed over the ingredients.
Civilian: Very good. Now I'll be able to make a new store of elixir. But first, I need to make sure it's safe for human consumption. The vial on the table is my last dose... I saved it especially for you.
Kassandra: I'm not drinking anything with bear dung mushroom in it.
Civilian: Don't be silly. Drink it and you'll be impervious to petrifaction.
Kassandra: I... I'm not sure about this.
Civilian: What? You believe that my elixir works, don't you?
Kassandra: If it does what you say it does... I'd be a fool to not drink it.
Kassandra made her way to the elixir sample.
Civilian: Yes! Drink it all down.
Kassandra choked down the elixir and felt no effects, good or ill.
Civilian: I noticed something while testing the elixir on my live subjects... We all turn to stone when we're dead !
Kassandra: I think you're crazy.
Civilian: No, no, no! You need to drink it! I need models for my statues!
Regardless, the woman's insanity revealed itself, and she attacked Kassandra.
Civilian: They're not statues! They're my children!
Kassandra defeated the mad woman and collected her
dagger as a small reward for this wasted endeavor.
Kassandra helped a scholar gather ingredients for an elixir purported to cure the petrifaction in the
Petrified Valley, only to find she was crazy and killing people to cast their bodies into stone statues.
Hellebore and cone snails are highly poisonous in real life. Their use as ingredients in the elixir serve as the first clue that the scholar is using the elixir to kill rather than cure.
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