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

Description

With Tahemet's auction invite in hand, Bayek sets off to reclaim the relic stolen from Queen Nefertiti's tomb.

Dialogue

Having retrieved Tahemet's invitation, Bayek boarded a felucca and sailed to the island where the auction was taking place. He arrived at the sight of various corpses and various soldiers investigating. He eliminated the soldiers and investigated a half eaten apple on a stand.

  • Bayek: The relic replaced with a... half-eaten apple? The thief has a sense of humor.

He investigated the bodies of several soldiers on the ground.

  • Bayek: Hired thugs. So where are the merchants they were paid to protect?

He investigated footprints.

  • Bayek: Someone ran away from the auction.

He investigated a body on the docks.

  • Bayek: They took prisoners. This one died before they could get him on the boat.

He investigated a boat.

  • Bayek: Where did they come from? Maybe from that wharf across the river?

Bayek completed his investigation and recreated the scene of the auction.

  • Bayek: The auction was underway... when the soldiers arrived. In the chaos, someone saw an opportunity to take the relic. But was it soldiers, or someone else? They killed the bodyguards, but captured the merchants. And took them across the water to Hatshepsut's sanctuary. One way or another the path to the relic leads there.

Bayek arriving at the temple

Bayek travelled across the Nile to Hatshepsut's temple, where it was occupied by Egyptian soldiers. He infiltrated the complex and found a heavily-wounded merchant locked in a cage.

  • Irsu: I shed blood for that relic. It was mine by right. That damn boy cost me everything.

Bayek approached the cage.

  • Irsu: The trinket's gone! Leave me be.

Bayek unlocked the cage and approach the merchant.

  • Bayek: Where's the artifact?
  • Irsu: Up my ass.
  • Bayek: Do not test me.
  • Irsu: Neket (fucking) nephew stole it. But he doesn't know where the tomb is.
  • Bayek: Then tell me.
  • Irsu: Ask the others. They... knew where to look.
  • Bayek: What others? Who were you working with?
  • Irsu: Wash my heart and kill me. I'm gone anyway.
  • Bayek: No, no, no... Where did your newphew go ugh?
  • Irsu: My boys chased his west from the auction. Should've killed him with his parents. Were going to turn me in.

Irsu dying from his wounds

The merchant died from his wounds. Bayek left the temple and travelled west to the hills behind the temple complex. He arrived in Set-Ma'at and found a group of bandits outside a tomb in the Worker's Necropolis.

Bandits looking for Sutekh

  • Thug Leader: Come out, thief. We're not going anywhere. Give us the relic and we won't feed your guys to the vultures.

Bayek eliminated the bandits.

  • Sutekh: Shoo! Get away!
  • Bayek: Who's in there?
  • Sutekh: No one, nothing. Only the dead.
  • Bayek: You're a little noisy for a spirit. You're the auction thief everyone's looking for.
  • Sutekh: No, not me? What auction! The burning desert sun has made you delusional, neb.
  • Bayek: It is night. I'll find a way in and we'll talk.
  • Sutekh: No! Go away!

Bayek found some footprints on the ground.

  • Bayek: The same footprints from the auction. Irsu's nephew?

He found a small hole on the left of the tomb. He entered the hole and found the man inside.

  • Bayek: You're the boy from the docks... Sutekh?

Sutekh ran through the tomb, with Bayek chasing after him.

  • Sutekh: No, yes, I mean nothing, no one... who are you?
  • Bayek: Bayek, and I need the artifact you stole.
  • Sutekh: Are you with my uncle, neb?
  • Bayek: No, but I am the man with death in his eyes remember?
  • Sutekh: If you are looking for treasure from the Pharaohs, I can get better. Golden statues, collars of lapis and carnelian? This is just a worthless trinket.
  • Bayek: Then give it to me.
  • Sutekh: I can't let you have it.
  • Bayek: You have nowhere to go, Sutekh.
  • Sutekh: I must return what my uncle stole!

They reached a chamber.

Bayek confronting Sutekh

  • Sutekh: Please, leave me this one thing. It's my mother, she's—
  • Bayek: Your parents are gone.
  • Sutekh: Because of this! And Nefertiti will never harm another, if I can only bring it back to her tomb.
  • Bayek: Then why haven't you?
  • Sutekh: ... My neket (fucking) uncle never told me where it was.
  • Bayek: He's dead.
  • Sutekh: May Ra light his passing!
  • Bayek: Give it to me. I will return it.
  • Sutekh: Why? You've lost nothing.
  • Bayek: Nothing, I was a medjay, a husband, a father. I painted half of Egypt with the blood of those who took that from me. All of it over a relic like this one.

Sutekh handing the relic to Bayek

Sutekh took out the relic and gave it to Bayek.

  • Sutekh: Take it. Take it. I believe you.

Bayek looked at the relic.

  • Sutekh: What is wrong?
  • Bayek: I was expecting... something else.
  • Sutekh: You promised. Nefertiti's tomb lies west of the main path in the valley.
  • Bayek: I thought you didn't know where it was.
  • Sutekh: This is the tomb of her architect. I've been stuck in here for ages. I figured it out.

Bayek and Sutekh looked around the tomb.

  • Sutekh: There might be more of my uncle's men. But I know another way out. You will remember your promise?
  • Bayek: I will. What will you do now?
  • Sutekh: Find work and stay out of trouble.
  • Bayek: Why do I find that hard to believe?

Bayek left the tomb through an opening and travelled to the Valley of the Kings. He arrived at the entrance to Nefertiti's tomb.

  • Bayek: The tomb of Queen Nefertiti. Will anything be left inside?

Bayek entered the tomb and found a papyrus on the ground.

  • Soldiers!:
    Enough of these superstitious beliefs of curses and Pharaohs walking. You are not children suckling at your mother's teat! Any of the men repeating tales will get thirty lashes and their wine ration halved. Your orders are simply to remove the treasures from the tomb of Nefertiti, so do it. All must be reclaimed for the good of our Egypt, not left to gather dust forgotten and forlorn. Nefertiti herself would approve.
    Strategos of Yebu.

Bayek in the tomb chamber

Bayek navigated his way through the tomb and reached the chamber containing Nefertiti's sarcophagus. He found a mysterious portal and walked through it, discovering a passageway. Bayek walked through the passageway, and discovered various Anubis warriors guarding the path beyond.

Bayek arriving in Aaru

  • Anubis Warrior: You ka is living, this land is for the dead. You should not have come.

Bayek defeated the Anubis warriors and ascended the wooden steps towards the light. When he emerged from darkness, he stepped onto a land filled with fields of reeds as far as the eye could see.

  • Bayek: What is this? Can this be... Aaru? If I return the relic to the temple, Nefertiti's spirit may rest again.

Out of habit, Bayek called for a mount. He was greeted by a majestic black horse in full armor.

  • Bayek: What is this? A truly wondrous beast!
    Such a mount is worthy of the Guardian of Soul himself.

Bayek rode on the horse to the temple. Entering the complex, he spoke to one of the priests.

  • Bayek: Something was stolen from the Pharaoh, I would return it.
  • Priest: You do not belong here. Your flesh is unclean, drenched in blood and consuming grief. You cannot make Nefertiti whole.
  • Bayek: I must try.
  • Priest: Then plunge deep into the holy waters.

Bayek spoke to another priest near the tables.

  • Bayek: The Pharaoh you honor is not at peace.
  • Priest: You come to offer a relic of Nefertiti on a plate filled with impure offerings. You mock the gods!
  • Bayek: This vision is the mockery. I would set it right.
  • Priest: Then purify the sacrifice. That which would feed the gods on their sacred ship.

Bayek walked up the stairs and found a man praying infront of the throne of Nefertiti.

  • Praying Man: You stand before us, Great of Praises, Lady of Grace. Sweet of love. Beloved of the living Aten. The celestial ruler, the sole god. Misress of Upper and Lower Egypt. Mother of the Black Land. Lady of all women. I honor you, I delight in the knowledge that you brought me to serve at your side in the fields of Aaru.

Bayek spoke to the nearby priest.

  • Bayek: This relic, it was stolen from Nefertiti.
  • Priest: You cannot bring that to the temple, not when the offerings are sour, they will offend Hathor.
  • Bayek: What is soured?
  • Priest: The libations must be pure. In water you see your own face, but in wine the heart of its garden.

Bayek traveled to each of the locations across Aaru. He cleansed himself at the spring, destroyed the rotten food supplies, and smashed the soured wine offerings.

  • Bayek: I have done what was asked. A symbol of her power and authority as a Pharaoh.

Bayek returned to the temple and placed the relic on Nefertiti's throne, before slowly backing away. An apparition of Nefertiti appeared in front of him.

  • Bayek: Enough! This ends here.

Nefertiti's spirit put to rest

Bayek defeated the apparition of Nefertiti, which later faded away. He was then given a glimpse of Nefertiti's life. In it, both her and Akhenaten are holding a baby in their arms.

  • Bayek: Nefertiti. Was she a Pharaoh, or a god?

Nefertiti was shown making wine offerings to Aten. In the next scene, Nefertiti took a relic from the pedestal.

  • Bayek: Is that the relic I seek? If so, who holds it now?

Outcome

Bayek recovered the relic from Sutekh and brought it to Aaru, where he placed it in Nefertiti's throne, causing her to manifest. He then defeated the pharaoh's manifestation, restoring peace to her soul.

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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 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
Siwa Side Quests
Gear Up - Family Reunion - Water Rats - Hideaway - Striking the Anvil - The Healer - Prisoners in the Temple - Bayek's Promise
Lake Mareotis Side Quests
Hidden Tax - The Book of the Dead - Ambush in the Temple - Ulterior Votive - Lady of Slaughter - Birthright - Taste of her Sting
Alexandria Side Quests
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 Side Quests
Old Times - Wild Ride - Blue Hooligans - The Weasel - The Hungry River
Sap-Meh Nome Side Quests
In Protest - Thick Skin - Fair Trade
Sapi-Res Nome Side Quests
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 Side Quests
Precious Bonds - What's Yours Is Mine - A Gift from the Gods
Memphis Side Quests
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 Side Quests
Rites of Anubis - First Blood - When Night Falls - A Rebel Alliance
Faiyum Side Quests
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 Side Quests
The Champion - The Man Beast - Sobek's Tears - The Jaws of Sobek - Bad Faith - Shadya's Rest - Fighting for Faiyum
Herakleion Nome Side Quests
Recon Work - Loose Cargo - Reunion - Predator to Prey
Uab Nome Side Quests
Seven Farmers
Atef-Pehu Nome Side Quests
The Matriarch
Green Mountains Side Quests
Unseeing Eyes - One Bad Apple - The Good Roman - Playing with Fire - Taking Liberty - Halo of the Huntress - Carpe Diem - Shadows of Apollo
Marmarica Side Quests
His Secret Service
Kyrenaika Side Quests
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 Side Quests
Plight of the Rebels
Event Quests
Antique Trafficking - Control Nuisance - Lost and Found - Missing Worker - Stolen Goods
Tombs and Ancient Mechanisms
Adorer of Thoth Tomb - Golden Tomb - Mountain of the Dead - Nomarch's Tomb - Seth-Anat Tomb - Tomb of Amenemhat III - Tomb of Djoser - Tomb of Khafre - Tomb of Khufu - Tomb of Menkaure - Tomb of Smenkhkare - Tomb of Sneferu - Tomb of the Cynic - Tomb of the Nomads - Great Sphinx
Stone Circles
Amun - Apis - Divine Lion - Goat Fish - The Great Twins - Hathor - Horus - Osiris - Pisces - The Scales - Serqet - Tawaret - The Planetarium
Papyrus Puzzles
A Long Drink - Burning Bush - Dead or Alive - Dead End - Deafening Silence - Divided Valley - Fallen Friend - Fertile Land - Forsaken City - In Plain Sight - Just Laws - Nature's Way - Ray of Hope - Royal Flora - Sea of Sand - Sobek's Rage - Stone Fungus - The Blasphemer - The Leaning Tower - The Stone Gaze - Thoth's Secret - Twin Despair - Underground Currents - Undue Haste - Wet Work - Mysterious Papyrus
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 Side Quests
Rise of Shaqilat - Howls of the Dead - The Ballad of Si-Mut and Gertha - The Killer Shadow - Shadows of the Scarab
Madiama Nome Side Quests
Respect Thy Brother
Arsinoe Nome Side Quests
Shards from a Star
Stone Circles
Ankh - Sobek
Papyrus Puzzles
Tool of Apis - Good Things to Come - Lost Cause - Stealthy Shrub
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 Side Quests
The Theban Triad - Master of the Secret Things - Perchance to Dream
Theban Necropolis Side Quests
Burnt Offerings - A Sister's Vow - Idol Hands - Drowned Tools - A Motherless Child - Unfair Trade
Thebes Nome Side Quests
Crocodile Tears - National Treasures
Yebu Nome Side Quests
Losers Weepers - Fish Out Of Water - Laid to Rest
Aaru Side Quests
Love or Duty
Aten Side Quests
Gods or Creed - The Cat - The Ibis - The Hawk
Heb Sed Side Quests
Follower or Leader
Duat Side Quests
Shield or Blade - A Necessary Evil - Khepri's Amulet - The God's Spark
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