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

Description

Someone is stealing idols from the Temple at Karnak. But when Bayek catches up with the thief, he discovers profit is not the only motive.

Dialogue

Bayek visited the Temple of Karnak, where he overheard a priestess shouting.

  • Priestess: I will find you, heinous snakes, find the offerings you stole from Amun, Lord of Thebes!

Bayek approached the priestess.

  • Bayek: Someone has dared to steal from Amun?
  • Priestess: I can not fathom it, but statues of the Theban triad were taken from the temple. Offerings from those terrified by the curse.
  • Bayek: Desecration is rife in this ancient city. Perhaps I can offer Amun my blade, priestess?
  • Priestess: And who are you that would do his work?
  • Bayek: Bayek of Siwa.
  • Priestess: A savior from the Oasis? Then Amun sharpen your sword, Bayek of Siwa.
    Find me again if you have news of the stolen idols. The black market merchants are my next port of call. I should seek the counsel of the high priestess Isidora.

Bayek reached the site of the desecration. He investigated a bunch of offerings infront of a statue.

  • Bayek: Offerings, simple statues, hardly worth much at the market. So why steal them and risk the Hidden One's wrath?

Bayek investigating a bunch of broken vases

He investigated broken vases on the ground.

  • Bayek: A broken vase, did it fall from above?

He climbed up a column onto the roof and found ropes on top.

Bayek finding ropes on the walls

  • Bayek: Our thief climbed down here, at night while the temple slept.

Bayek finding a patch of blood with a broken ladder

Bayek climbed down the walls to the outside of the temple, discovering a patch of blood and a broken ladder.

  • Bayek: A broken ladder, a clumsy thief indeed.

Bayek followed the pathway and discovered a blood trail.

  • Bayek: More blood. Seems you cannot escape the wrath of the Hidden One. He can't have gone far.

Bayek followed the blood trail and heard a man crying for help.

  • Priest Thief: Ow, help me! Please, someone! Anyone! I am dying! My life's light fading from my eyes. Why have the gods forsaken me? Why!

Bayek found a man lying on a floor and approached him.

  • Priest Thief: My leg... I can't feel my leg...
  • Bayek: More will be broken if you don't explain the stolen idols.
  • Priest Thief: I am bleeding to death and you threaten me? What kind of monster are you?
  • Bayek: Speak and I might find a priest to aid you.
  • Priest Thief: Might? Might? Ahhhhh! The blackness is claiming me. Anubis grips my throat...
  • Bayek: Speak!
  • Priest Thief: Alright! Alright... A black robed man. I meet him in the rich quarter for payment when I have idols to sell.
  • Bayek: And you returned to the temple because...?
  • Priest Thief: More idols! But none to take, and then... a goose it flew at me, knocked me from the ladder.
  • Bayek: Punishment from the great cackler Amun?
  • Priest Thief: No! You are trying to frighten me. But I've told you everything. Now get me some help!
    Get help! You promised you...!
  • Bayek: When the idols are safe, perhaps.

Bayek travelled to the rich quarter in search of the thief's contact. With Senu's help, he found him near Luxor with several bodyguards.

The hooded man and his guards

  • Robed Man: Where is that toothless calf?
  • Bodyguard: Probably in a cell squealing like a hog.
  • Robed Man: I needed someone who cared for money more than the gods, beyond that he is nothing.

Bayek attacked the man and his guards.

  • Robed Man: I honor he who walks, The Aten! Kill him. In the name of the sole gods!

Bayek killed the man and his guards. He confirmed the man's death and retrieved a papyrus from his body.

  • The Living God Rises:
    Djehuty is wrong. The people of Thebes must see the falsity of their beliefs. I praise the living god, the Aten. The Theban triad, the pretenders, the sacrilege, they shall no longer offend your sight, Akhenaten. The false sun, he they call Amun, you will drown him with your tears. The mother Mut, you will ignite her with your fire, the son Khonsu, you will eclipse the moon; smear it in the blood of the Apis.
  • Bayek: The drowned sun, the mother consumed by fire... This is not about profit, but heresy.

Bayek travelled to the market. He investigated a cart carrying a killed bull.

  • Bayek: Eclipse the moon. Smear it in the blood of the Apis.
  • Meat Merchant: Meat, fresh meat! the best beef in Thebes. Slaughtered just this morning at the temple, freshest in the city. I still have the liver of the magnificent beast! Only the best cuts for the best tables!

He recovered a statue of Khonsu. The contents of the bull's innards proved noxious even for Bayek.

  • Bayek: Slick with blood and... urgh, the stench is unbearable.

Bayek travelled south to a blacksmith near the docks.

  • Bayek: Ignite the mother with your fire.

Bayek investigated a fireplace and recovered a statue of Mut.

  • Bayek: Blackened and burned. But still recognizable as the great mother.
  • Thebes Blacksmith: Amun preserve me! Thank you, neb, you saved me from the Lord of Thebes wrath!

Bayek travelled further south, where he reached a harbour.

  • Bayek: Drown the father with your tears.

With Senu's help, he found the statue of Amun at the bottom of the harbor. He dived under the water and recovered the statue of Amun.

  • Bayek: The Lord of Thebes, a sorry sight.

Bayek resurfaced.

  • Bayek: The priestess will want the offerings returned, whatever state they are in.

Bayek found the priestess in the black market lecturing the merchants.

  • Priestess: Blood mongers! You make profit from the suffering of Thebes. A living is honestly come by, not stolen. The Hidden One will strike you down from the shadows. Your trinkets and cures do nothing against the curse. False hopes from your false idols.

Bayek reporting his findings to the priestess

Bayek spoke to the priestess.

  • Priestess: Soulsucking hope peddlers, they are a plague on Thebes.
  • Bayek: That's as may be, but I found the thief and the offerings. He was stealing them for a follower of Akhenaten.
  • Priestess: The Heretic Pharaoh? Are the perpetrators dead?
  • Bayek: The follower yes, the thief fell when he escaped the temple. You can find him in the grounds.
  • Priestess: This sickness infects all it touches. But thank you, Bayek of Siwa. May radiance ignite your darkness. Go with Hidden One's blessing.

Outcome

Bayek discovered the thief responsible for the theft of the statues of the Theban triad. Guided by the thief's revelation, he uncovered a follower of Akhenaten responsible and eliminating him, while recovering the statues in the process.

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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