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

Description

Bayek uncovers a network of corruption within the Sobek cult.

Dialogue

While in Krokodilopolis, Bayek found a storeroom with blood flowing out from under the door.

  • Bayek: That is blood pooling beneath this door!

Bayek climbed up the walls to the roof and discovered an opening, seeing crocodile corpses hanging from a beam.

  • Bayek: Butchered Sobeks in Krokodilopolis! Gods, this is an illegal tannery.

Bayek inside the tannery

He entered the building, and investigated, starting with the crocodiles.

  • Bayek: Hung out to dry like rags. No wonder the place is locked tight. Hiding the murder of gods!

He investigated a mummified crocodile on the table.

  • Bayek: These mummies are sloppy work. This is the foulest blasphemy!

He investigated a pile of crocodile mummies on the floor.

  • Bayek: The mummies are stuffed with gold and valuables. Where are they taking them? There are shipping consignment markings on them.

He investigated a pile of valuables on the ground.

  • Bayek: That is a lot of gold. Someone is making a big profit from this sacrilege.

Bayek completed his investigation.

Mummified crocodiles being sold off

  • Bayek: Crocodiles are being slaughtered and mummified. The work is sloppy and careless. This is sacrilege beyond imagining.
    The mummies are used as coin sacks, then stacked like packages. They are using the bodies of murdered gods for smuggling!
    Amun! The smell alone turns my stomach. Those who do this deserve death. How can this be happening in Egypt? By the gods, it must be stopped!
    I need to find where the mummies are being shipped. This tannery must have a dock nearby.

Bayek left the tannery and headed to the docks nearby. When he approached, he found a priest held by two soldiers.

  • Bayek: Someone is in trouble!

Bayek finding two guards holding a priest captive

Bayek overheard the three talking.

  • Soldier 1: I don't want to do this. But you put your nose where it doesn't belong, priest.
  • Padiaset: You know this is wrong. Wrong! Killing Sobek's children? Filling their bodies with unclean gold? Who orders such bloodshed and sacrilege?
  • Soldier 2: Sobek has chosen his right hand, and we must obey him. I'm sorry. I will make this quick.
  • Padiaset: You cannot shed innocent blood! You are meant to protect the temple and the people!
  • Soldier 2: Damn you priest! I have no choice. Nek!

Bayek killed the soldiers and freed the priest.

  • Padiaset: Thank you Medjay! My life is spared, but it seems much that is good is already dead.
  • Bayek: I saw the tannery and the mummies. I know what they are doing to Sobek's children.
  • Padiaset: So you have seen it? Dua Sobek! It is unthinkable. I am Padiaset. I serve in the temple South of the city.
    Forgive me. I must return. I need to pray for guidance.
  • Bayek: This is going to take more than prayer, priest. We need to act. The mummies had markings on them. I think they are being moved by ship.
  • Padiaset: Ship? The cult has a trireme. It follows trade routes South of the city. Do what you must, Medjay. I will pray for you. But please, risk no more bloodshed.

Bayek left the priest, musing on his words.

  • Bayek: Bloodshed comes, whether we risk it or not. I should search for the ship's manifest. It will tell me where the mummies are headed.

Bayek approaching the cult's trireme

Bayek boarded a boat and sailed out to Lake Moeris. With Senu's help, he found the the cult's trireme. Bayek infiltrated the ship, and found the manifest on the table.

  • Instructions:
    This cargo is for delivery to the Trireme Stranding Camp. Store it in the Captain's tent until further notice. Do not open or move the packages without permission. You will receive payment only if these rules are followed.
  • Bayek: The ship's manifest. The cargo is bound for the Trireme Stranding Camp to the West.
    Why would Sobek priests be dealing with soldiers?/More evidence the cult is working with Ptolemy's soldiers. Money, power, and corruption. It is always the same.
    I need to go to that camp and find out more.

Bayek found the Trireme Stranding Camp.

  • Bayek: This is the Trireme Stranding Camp. The information I need is probably in the Captain's tent.

Bayek investigating the Captain's tent

Bayek infiltrated the camp, and overheard soldiers talking.

  • Soldier 1: I just don't understand why we're dealing with those scale huggers!
  • Soldier 2: Have you seen the coffers of gold in the Captain's tent? That's a damned good reason right there.

Bayek made his way to the captain's tent. He investigated several crocodile mummies on the floor.

  • Bayek: Sobek's children butchered and turned into money sacks! Those godless neks!

He read a note on the floor.

  • Mandate from the Nomarch of Faiyum:
    It is with great pride that I declare this Trireme Camp to be the primary transit point for religious offerings to Lord Sobek.
    This mandate is of the utmost importance. The continued prosperity of Faiyum depends upon every man here observing it. I trust that you will not let me down.
    Prosperity for all. Security for all. Culture for All.

    —Nomarch

He investigated a chest full of treasure.

  • Bayek: Chests full of treasure. This corrupt scheme has been going on for some time.

Bayek read a letter on the table.

  • Shipment Correspondence:
    Captain,

    Here is the payment as usual, including the increase. As you can see, I have complied with your request. I cannot continue the business from which we both profit if I can't rely upon the discretion of your soldiers. I pay your men to act, not to question. Their petty consciences are not greater than the will of Sobek. I am the god's hand. You question me, you question him.
    I trust you will bear this in mind in the future. With this I consider the matter settled and expect no more trouble.

    Sehetep
  • Bayek: Correspondence between the Captain and a priest named Sehetep. The cult and Ptolemy's soldiers are conspiring together. What else are they doing?/Correspondence between the Captain and Sehetep. Sehetep again! That poisonous priest from the northern temple is becoming a big problem.

If Bayek had explored other maladies concerning Krokodilopolis, he'd muse a bit more while leaving.

  • Bayek: I should let Padiaset know about Sehetep. He is not going to like it.

Outcome

Bayek uncovered an act of sacrilege conducted between a cult and Ptolemy's soldiers. He rescued Padiaset, who was caught intervening and eliminated the participating camp.

Trivia

  • Depending on what Bayek has done prior to The Jaws of Sobek, the dialogue differs at a couple of points.

Gallery

References

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
Special
A Gift from the Gods - Incoming Threat - Here Comes a New Challenger - Phylakes' Prey - Lights Among the Dunes - Secrets of the First Pyramids
Siwa
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
Alexandria
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
Kanopos
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
Giza
The Planetarium - Precious Bonds - What's Yours Is Mine - A Gift from the Gods
Memphis
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
Faiyum
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
Marmarica
His Secret Service
Kyrenaika
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
DLC
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
Thebes
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
Aaru
Love or Duty
Aten
Gods or Creed - The Cat - The Ibis - The Hawk
Heb Sed
Follower or Leader
Duat
Shield or Blade - A Necessary Evil - Khepri's Amulet - The God's Spark
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