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The Hydra's Nest was an altered representation of a fragmented genetic memory.

Description

Darius' son has been captured. We offered to help the old warrior, but he refused, and left to chase down the cultists on his own. The fool will get himself and his boy killed.

We followed Darius' trail to the mouth of a dark cave. There were a few guards, but they were already dead when we arrived. No doubt the Order is using it as some sort of headquarters or gathering point.

We are going in after Darius. The old man is in trouble, and, whether he wants it or not, we're the only help he is going to get.

Dialogue

The mercenaries gathered inside the mouth of a cave.

  • Mercenary 2: Lots of tracks leading into this cave.
  • Mercenary 1: The Order must be using this as a hideout.
  • Mercenary 3: If they're in there, Darius is too.
  • Mercenary 2: Let's get to work.

The mercenaries proceeded through the cave, eliminating all Spartans and the two Order members they encountered until they reached a central cavern. There, they saw six Order members and a Spartan ekdromos had gathered with the restrained Natakas near a circular stone slab prepared for a ritual sacrifice. Unbeknownst to them, Darius had also tracked the Order to the cave and had hidden behind a stalagmite deep in the cavern. As the mercenaries approached the Order, Darius dashed from his hiding place to flank the group.

  • Order Cultist: Halt. No closer, or this one DIES.
  • Mercenary 1: Natakas?
  • Natakas: Ye... How do you...
  • Order Cultist: Silence!
  • Mercenary 1: We're here with your father.
  • Order Cultist: Darius? Where is he?!
  • Mercenary 1: Right behind you.
  • Order Cultist: What?

Using the distraction created by the mention of his father's name, Natakas knocked down the Order leader. In response, another Order member and the ekdromos engaged the mercenaries in combat, but were killed. The Order leader rose to their feet to retaliate when Darius suddenly came from behind and assassinated them.

  • Darius: You are a goat chasing a lion. You will never touch my family again.
  • Order Cultist: You'll never be free of us Artabanus! You and yours will die and The Tainted Ones will be scoured from this earth. We have called The Huntsman.
  • Darius: The Huntsman... Pactyas...
  • Order Cultist: Hah. You have no idea the beast you've awakened. I die happily, knowing you will soon reside in the House of Lies.

The leader collapsed dead on the cavern floor. As the remaining Order members fled, Darius freed his son.

  • Natakas: It is good to see you father. I might be dead now, if not for these strangers. Thank you!
  • Darius: Hm. They provided a useful distraction.
  • Mercenary 1: Why in Hades do these people want you dead so badly?
  • Natakas: My father has caused them a great deal of... trouble.
  • Mercenary 1: Heh. Hopefully it's the last we see of them. What shall you do now?
  • Darius: We must remain on the move. I know this Huntsman their leader spoke of. A dangerous foe.
  • Mercenary 1: Well, we make for Amphipolis to join the crew of the Eagle-Bearer. Riches and adventure old man! You two should join us.
  • Darius: I would not drag anyone else into this feud...

The mercenaries turned to leave, but Natakas approached the lead mercenary, his curiosity piqued by the epithet.

  • Natakas: Wait... Eagle-Bearer? Who is this Eagle-Bearer?
  • Mercenary 1: Ha! I suppose you have been living in caves! A great warrior! Fearless! Let me tell you about the Eagle-Bearer...
  • Darius: ...

Outcome

The mercenaries saved Natakas from the gathered Order and Darius assassinated the leader. Before dying, the leader taunted Darius, boasting that the small group was a vanguard for a larger force lead by the Magi Pactyas. The mercenaries then invited the two to join the Eagle-Bearer's crew, which Darus declined. However, Natakas was intrigued, and as they left the cave, the mercenaries regaled him with the warrior's deeds.

Reference

Assassin's Creed: Rebellion sequences
Story Missions
Region 1
Prologue - The Chapter House - The Merchant of Death - The Pen and the Sword - Supply Switch - Death to Ramírez
Region 2
On the Hunt for Ramírez - The Auto-Da-Fé - The Artifact - A Lap Dog's Death - The Breaching of Sádaba Castle - The Monastery of St. Lucia
Region 3
A War of Attrition - The Supply Train - Retiring Captain Ordóñez - Ammunition Ablaze - A Spy Among Us - The Fall of Granada
Region 4
The Rescue of a Northern Ally - Stealth in Sahagún - The León Lead - The Abbot Extraction - Sobroso Surprise - A Brother's Betrayal
Region 5
Higher Education - Pieces of Silver - Stealing Toledo - Rebellion - The Forge
Standard Missions
Region 1
Into Darkness - Spies and Thieves - A Thief in the Night - Loyal Cause - Thick as Thieves - Training Session - House Cleaning
Region 2
Shadow Run - Enemy of My Enemy - Eavesdropping - Is Anyone Home? - Visceral Hunt - Got a Light? - Innocent's Blood - Uninvited Guest
Region 3
Last Rites - Saboteur in the Flanks - Rendezvous in the Slums - Closing In - Mounting Threat - Eternal Rest - Foresight - Gutter Rat
Region 4
Pay It Forward - Consequences of Luxury - Falling Between the Cracks - Down the Drain - Case Closed - Hasty Departure - Gathering Ammunition - Network Breach
Region 5
Supply Run - For Those In Need - Follow the Money - Falling Star - Diverting Funds
Loot Missions
Region 1
The Lord's Plan - Blade in the Night - Laid to Rest - Welcome Party - Countermeasures - Concrete Retribution - Thorn in the Side
Region 2
Angry Strike - Meeting Report - Off The Record - Harbinger Sanctum - Treasure Hunt - Iron Madness - Construction Strike - King of the Hill
Region 3
Dead End - Keep the Faith - Beacon of Light - Futile Recruitment - Stockpiling - Rodent in the Keep - Into the Depths of Dark Hearts - Calm Before the Storm
Region 4
Fleet of Foot - Early Retirement - Tug-o-War - Someone Call the Exterminator - Preemptive Strike - In Plain Sight - Good Cop Bad Cop - Hiding in Plain Sight
Region 5
Death to Vultures - Trimming the Fat - Extending a Hand - Moonlight Flight - Web of Spies
Legacy Missions
Region 1
The Escapists - Fight Fire with Fire - Rotten Transaction - A Maze of Information - Cloak and Dagger - Two Birds, One Stone - Bad Blood
Region 2
Hide and Seek - Breaking the Chains - The Long Climb - Breach of Contract - Permission Denied - All Rooms Unlocked - Anointing of the Sick - Grocery Shopping
Region 3
Dog of the Lord - Plan of Attack - Snuffed Out - In Good Company - Reclaiming the Ramparts - Paper Trail - Liberation of Beliefs - A Defusing Sound
Region 4
Eagle Eye - Mirador's Demise - Package Delayed - Change of Heart - Flexible Alliances - Rise and Fall - Eviction Notice - Revenge for the Fallen
Region 5
Imposter Syndrome - Cache as Cache Can - Two for the Price of One - A Force To be Reckoned - Springing the Trap
Helix Rift Events
Horacio's Retribution
Home Sweet Home - Deal Breaker - One Stop Too Many - Noble Deeds - Horacio's Payback
The Art of the Heist
The First Painting - The Second Painting - The Third Painting - The Fourth Painting - The Final Painting
Freerunner Frenzy
Challenge 1 - Challenge 2 - Challenge 3 - Challenge 4 - Challenge 5 - Challenge 6
Swift Assassination
Challenge 1 - Challenge 2 - Challenge 3 - Challenge 4 - Challenge 5 - Challenge 6
The Ottoman Connection
Uncovering Clues - Clearing the Way - Castle Combat - A Bad Deal - Expert Escape
DPS All-Stars
Challenge 1 - Challenge 2 - Challenge 3 - Challenge 4 - Challenge 5 - Challenge 6
Spears for Hire
Ears to the Ground - Blade Before Dusk - Saving Spartans - Limited Supply - Campfires in Korinthia - Thaddeus' Charge - Manmade Draught - Inside Athens - A Discrete Meeting - The Last General
Stealthy Operations
Challenge 1 - Challenge 2 - Challenge 3 - Challenge 4 - Challenge 5 - Challenge 6
For Democracy!
The Burden of Command - ‎‎End of a Journey‎ - Saving Athenians‎ - Spartan Supplies - Korinthian Chaos - Erastos' Charge - Thicker than Water - Inside Megara - Heraclius' Messenger - Glory for Athens
A War in the Shadows
Rat Catching - Hell's Horses - The Meat Cellar - The Hydra's Heads - The Slaver's Demise
The Mask of the Ibis
The Night of the Eagles - The Jackal's Path - The Buried Halls - The City of the Dead - The Bounty of Thoth
Kinslayer
Crossed Blades - Interruptions - The Kennel-Master - Vengeance - Storm Chasing
The Eagle's Shadow
Illusory Words - With Arms Open - Deadly Game - Fighting Fair - The Unseen Knife
The Hunter's Hounds
Road to Riches - Empty Masks - The Serpent Coils - Achilles' Heel - The Hydra's Nest
Echoes Through the Animus
Egypt - Granada - Acre - Florence - Greece
Dead Men's Gold
A Drunken Sailor - Into the Rigging - The Leviathan's Bones - A Fistful of Doubloons - Blood and Thunder
The Ravens' Wound
Taking the Eyes - The Fury of the Northman - The Horn of the Valkyrie - Hunting Wolves - The Hidden Annals
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