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

Description

Harkhuf was captured by Sefetu's forces and taken to Fort Nikiou. Bayek must rescue him.

Dialogue

Bayek returned to Harkhuf's residence, only to find it ransacked, with Jeska investigating.

  • Jeska: Bayek! It was Sefetu! They took Harkhuf. I know what they will do. Torture him with red-hot tongs. Perhaps rip his tongue out. Then kill him with a burning dagger to the heart.
  • Bayek: The prisons of Fort Nikiou.
  • Jeska: Wait! They thought I was dead and tossed me in the well. I crawled through corpses and escaped by an underground stream to the river.

Bayek nodded and left for Fort Nikiou. He infiltrated the fort through the stream that Jeska mentioned.

The underground entrance to the fort

  • Greek soldier 1: Last time I was in Sais, I think I overdid it.
  • Greek soldier 2: Huh? What do you mean?
  • Greek soldier 1: Sefetu's got the people so cowed you can do whatever you want. Eat their food, screw their women, hell, kill their men, and no one will raise a voice against you.
  • Greek soldier 2: Really?
  • Greek soldier 1: Stick with me, kid. I'll show you how it's done.
  • Greek soldier 2: Hahah. Cannot wait!

Infiltrating the fort, he discovered Harkhuf locked in the cellar of a building.

  • Bayek: Keep calm, Harkhuf. I will get you out.
  • Harkhuf: Bayek! You will need to find the key Sefetu wears around his neck! Hurry!

Bayek left the building and began searching for Sefetu.

  • Greek soldier 1: Can't believe some puss-filled wart of a Medjay has been killing our men.
  • Greek soldier 2: I heard he killed the archers Sefetu left in Sais.
  • Greek soldier 1: That and more. When Sefetu catches him I heard he's going to burn his fingers and toes off, then his ears, nose, tongue, balls.
  • Greek soldier 2: Sweet Serapis.
  • Greek soldier 1: They don't call him the Firebrand for no good reason. Don't screw up.
  • Greek soldier 2: Yeah.

Bayek found Sefetu sitting on a chair and attacked him.

  • Sefetu: You are a thorn in my ass. I will burn every inch of you and feed your ashes to the gods.

Bayek eliminated Seferu, retrieving his key to Harkhuf's cell.

  • Bayek: I have the key here.

Bayek unlocked the cell, freeing Harkhuf.

Bayek pulling Harkhuf out

  • Harkhuf: Did you kill that clod of shit?
  • Bayek: Come on. Come!

Bayek helped Harkhuf out of the cell.

  • Bayek: Come quickly, this place may still be dangerous.
  • Harkhuf: Hapi, keep me safe.
    May the gods be against you bastards.
    Blast, blast, blast...
    God of grain, watch over me.

Bayek escorted Harkhuf out of the fort.

Harkhuf thanking Bayek outside the fort.

  • Harkhuf: Thank you, my friend. Apollodorus was right to bring you in. You honor the badge you wear. Come visit us if you ever get the chance. May Hapi watch over you, and ensure your beer cup ever overflows.

Outcome

Bayek was able to rescue Harkhuf from his imprisonment in the fort, and assassinate Sefetu, ending his reign over Sais.

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 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