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The Message, the Stick, and the Artist was a virtual representation of one of Kassandra's genetic memories, relived by Layla Hassan through the Portable Animus HR-8.5.


Phidias tasked Kassandra to look for the symbol on the Statue of Zeus in the Temple of Zeus.


Kassandra found Phidias in his workshop and greeted him.

  • Phidias: Ah, you are a welcome sight. Your beauty brings light into the darkness of what has become my life.
  • Kassandra: It's good to see you too, Phidias.
  • Phidias: Now this is important. No one saw you come here did they?
  • Kassandra: No... Why?
  • Phidias: You're sure you weren't followed. Good, good. They're out there, though. Watching, waiting...

(If players choose "Who's out there?")

  • Kassandra: Who's after you?
  • Phidias: The Cult of Kosmos. Remember Athens? They never stopped hunting me, Kassandra.
  • Kassandra: Why would they be after you now?
  • Phidias: They want me dead. Moving me here has only bought a little more time. I need your help.
  • Kassandra: What makes you think you're in trouble now?
  • Phidias: The other day I received a scytale, and a note.
  • Kassandra: Someone left you a piece of wood and a letter... I can see why you're frightened.
  • Phidias: Oh, it's so much more than that.

(If players choose "What's a scytale?")

  • Kassandra: What's so special about a stick?
  • Phidias: It's not just any stick! The scytale is used by the Spartans to send coded messages.
  • Kassandra: OK, so let's talk about your stick.
  • Phidias: Scytale!
  • Kassandra: All right, scytale.
  • Phidias: I need to get the code. Then I'll show you how it works.

(If players choose "What did the note say?")

  • Kassandra: What did the message say?
  • Phidias: Look to your art... The king of gods has a message to impart.
  • Kassandra: Fantastic, that's not a message. It's barely passable as a riddle!
  • Phidias: It's obvious, the king of gods.
  • Kassandra: Zeus?
  • Phidias: Yes, and what am I?
  • Kassandra: There's so many answers to that, but I suppose you're a sculptor.
  • Phidias: Exactly!
  • Kassandra: So where do I need to go?
  • Phidias: The Temple of Zeus, of course! It's here in Olympia. The clue for the scytale should be around the statue.

(Accept – I'll help you.)

  • Kassandra: OK. If it'll put your mind at rest, I'll help.
  • Phidias: Thank you. Now hurry, and look to the statue of Zeus in his temple to find the message. Once I have the clue, I can decipher it with the scytale.
  • Kassandra: Don't worry, I'll be back as soon as I can.

Kassandra left his workshop and went on her way to the Temple of Zeus.

  • Kassandra: Phidias is paranoid, but maybe it's not all in his mind...

Inside the temple she saw the statue of Zeus.

  • Kassandra: This must be what Phidias was looking for.
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Kassandra finding the symbol

She climbed on to the statue's lap and found a symbol then copied it.

  • Kassandra: I should get back to Phidias so he can decipher the message.

She went back to his workshop and handed the copy to Phidias. He quickly deciphered it.

  • Kassandra: So, what was the message? Did it give you the information you were looking for?
  • Phidias: In a manner of speaking... The message you gave me, I wrapped it around the rod.

Kassandra giggled.

  • Kassandra: You wrapped it around your rod?

Phidias eagerly answered.

  • Phidias: Yes, the scytale! It's ingenious, the right message for the right rod. Wrap the cloth around it, and the letters should align, giving you the message.
  • Kassandra: Yes, very interesting. But what did it say?
  • Phidias: It's directions!


Kassandra helped Phidias to locate the symbol mentioned in a mysterious letter given to him, discovering it to be some sort of directions to a mystery.



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