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The Heretic was a visual representation of one of Bayek's genetic memories, relived by Layla Hassan through the Portable Animus HR-8.


Isidora believes that consecrating his tomb to Amun will stop the Heretic Akhenaten. Bayek must find the golden statue stolen by the Greek official Tychon.


After speaking with Isidora, Bayek prepared to leave Karnak.

  • Isidora: Tychon conducts his business around Hatshepsut's Temple area.
  • Bayek: Let's hope this thief keeps a records of his spoils.

Bayek stalking Tychon and his men

Bayek left the temple and travelled across the Nile to the Theban Necropolis. After some searching near the docks and of the temple complex, he found Tychon.

  • Tychon: Curse be damned, that fool will get us all killed.
  • Bodyguard: Didn't you and he work together?
  • Tychon: Not for years. Irsu's a loathsome maggot who's murder his own mother.
  • Bodyguard: And how's your mother these days?
  • Tychon: That's different, she started it.

Bayek attacked Tychon and his guards.

  • Tychon: Who sent you? That bastard Irsu? Or one of the others?

Bayek killed Tychon and his guards. On his body, Bayek recovered a blade and a ledger.

  • Bayek: Some kind of code, about the artifacts they took from the Pharaoh's tombs. And this...
  • Tychon's Ledger:
    Collar made of gold, inlaid with turquoise, lapis lazuli, carnelian. Shows Horus or maybe Khonsu? Statues of Goddess Hathor and the god Amun - various
    Serpent bracelet - gold
    Golden Statue of Amun - stored in the Temple of Hatshepsut
    Pectoral - Large scarab beetle riding on a sacred barque and flanked by the goddess Iset.
    Bust of Nefertiti - bad copy
  • Bayek: Tychon hides all his stolen treasures at the Temple of Hatshepsut.

Bayek travelled to Hatshepsut's temple. He climbed through an opening into a chamber full of treasure. He approached a large statue of Amun.

  • Bayek: Hail to thee, maker of all, creator of existence, chief of the gods. Hail to thee, Amun-Ra, lord of all the thrones in the world.

Bayek shaving the statue for dust

With his Hidden Blade, Bayek shaved the corner of the statue into a sacred dust, collecting it. He bowed to the statue before leaving.

  • Bayek: All the signs lead to Akhenaten being buried with the great Pharaohs'.

Bayek travelled to the Valley of the Kings, where Akhenaten's tomb was located. Bayek entered the tomb and navigated his around, eventually reaching the main chamber. He found the crypt to be empty.

Bayek in Akhenaten's tomb chamber

  • Bayek: Empty. I need to scatter the dust from Amun's statue somewhere else. I need to find more clues to the Aten.

Bayek found a portal and walked through it. He walked down the passage and found several servants of Anubis guarding the passagway.

  • Anubis Warrior: You do not belong here. There is nothing here for one such as you.

Bayek killed the servants of Anubis. He continued on and dived under a pool of water, swimming through the chamber.

  • Bayek: I promised to consecrate this tomb to Amun. I can start by defiling this vision of Akhenaten.

Bayek resurfaced and found himself in Aten, the manifestation of Akhenaten's vision of the afterlife.

  • Bayek: The ceremony in the farmlands. Djehuty believed the statues contained Akhenaten's spirit. Maybe destroying them will release it?

Bayek finding a statue holding a relic replica

He examined a statue of Akhenaten.

  • Bayek: The rays of the Aten, they are pointing to the statues of the Heretic Pharaoh.

Bayek destroyed the relic replicas on the statue.

  • Bayek: The false idols need to be destroyed.

Bayek travelled to the Royal Palace where one of the statues was located. He found it to be crawling with giant scorpions. He eliminated the scorpions and destroyed the relic. He also travelled to the Vault of the Aten and swam underwater to reach the statue within via a secret entrance, destroying it. Bayek travelled to the Chambers of Reflection and the Wharf of the Aten to destroy the statues there. With all of the statues destroyed, The Aten's ray shone onto Akhenaten's throne.

  • Bayek: That is where it ends, at the temple.

Bayek summoning Akhenaten

Bayek travelled to Akhenaten's temple. He scattered the sacred dust he collected from the statue of Amun at Akhenaten's throne.

  • Bayek: By Ra's light!

An apparition of Akhenaten manifested on the throne and attacked Bayek. Bayek defeated the apparition, which crumbled. Bayek witnessed a vision of Akhenaten on his deathbed, with the relic placed on his body.

  • Bayek: The great god dies.

The Apple taken away

A young man took the relic away.

  • Bayek: And the Aten is taken up by his successor.

The man went off with the relic.

  • Bayek: Was he ever a god, or only a mortal?


Bayek travelled to Akhenaten's tomb and his vision of the afterlife, where he defeated the spirit of the heretic pharaoh, thus putting him to rest.



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