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


In response to a plea from Menehet, Bayek investigates the sale of false religious icons in the Yamu market.


Bayek visited the village market to investigate.

  • Customers: This looks like a child made it!
    These cat mummies are false!
    I won't pay one drachma for this!
    Why, there's nothing but straw in here!
    You filthy neket iadet! How dare you try to trick me into paying for this junk?
    My sister told me she bought a statuette from you, and it broke.
    You sold me an amulet of Hathor, and my wife got sick anyway!

Bayek spoke to one of the merchants.

  • Bayek: Greetings, I am--
  • Merchant 1: You have come to the right place, neb! We have everything you could possibly one!
  • Bayek: What I want is to ask about false idols sold at the market.
  • Merchant 1: I have heard rumors of such, but there is nothing to them. Now leave, if you want to avoid trouble.

Bayek spoke to another merchant.

  • Bayek: Do you know anything of flawed mummies sold to tourists?
  • Merchant 2: If you are not here to buy, I have no time for your questions.
  • Bayek: Menehet, the priest is concerned about the--
  • Merchant 2: And I am concerned about my business, so keep your distance!

Bayek spoke to another merchant.

  • Bayek: Tell me of the fake mummies being sold here.
  • Baqet: I have no desire to be dragged into this.
  • Bayek: Menehet sends me. Your silence is an insult to his holy office.
  • Baqet: Er, I wish to anger neither him nor the gods. We are forced to sell items of lesser quality, or see our stalls destroyed.
  • Bayek: Who is behind this?
  • Baqet: I can say no more now. Let us meet tonight, where the village turns to farmland.

The merchant left and returned to his hut. That night, Bayek met him at the hut.

  • Baqet: My friend! I am glad to see you have kept our appointment. Come, sit with me and share a drink of wine.
  • Bayek: I do not have time for that.
  • Baqet: It is a beautiful night. Let us enjoy the coolness of the air for a moment before turning to business.
  • Bayek: Merchant, I am not here to take in the air. Who is behind the traffic of false icons?
  • Baqet: Well, you see, it is no simple story. There are many involved in this terrible affair, but they would all tell you the same thing... "Pity the trusting man, for he suffers great pain."

Several bandits arrived and attacked Bayek.

  • Baqet: Seek evil, and you will always find it!
    Sailing unknown waters always brings the risk of shipwreck!
    The path to knowledge is perilous!
  • Bandit 1: No one will find your body once we feed it to the crocodiles!
  • Bandit 2: I can't wait to see what guts look like. Eat shit, Medjay scum!
  • Bandit 3: This one's a worthy fighter. A shame his curiosity will be fatal.

Bayek confronting Baqet

Bayek eliminated the bandits. He confronted the terrified merchant.

  • Baqet: A man who fights as well as you can perhaps afford to be trusting.
  • Bayek: Talk, or you will meet the same fate as your friends.
  • Baqet: That will not be necessary. Among the dunes southeast of here is the bandit camp where the fake mummies are made. I suppose you will go and destroy it now.
  • Bayek: Better I smash the camp than your head.

Baqet ran away, and Bayek made his way to the bandit camp in the desert.

  • Bayek: Destroying these forgeries will earn the favor of the gods. As Ra lives! What a disgrace.

Bayek sneaked his way inside the camp, where he overheard a conversation between the bandits.

  • Bandit 1: Can you believe how stupid these Greeks are? They wouldn't be able to tell a live cat from a dead one, never mind a cat from a straw one!
  • Bandit 2: Watch your tone. My father's a Greek.
  • Bandit 1: Oh, really? Then I have some cats to sell him.
  • Bandit 2: Shut up and get back to work.

Bayek eliminated the bandits and destroyed the caches of false religious products.

  • Bayek: Menehet will rest easy, now that this is done.

Bayek returned to Menehet in the temple in Yamu.

  • Menehet: Ah, here you are!
  • Bayek: I have dealt with the trafficking of false mummies.
  • Menehet: Thank you.
  • Bayek: Heh, how can I ease the burdens of an old friend.


Bayek uncovered the source of false mummies found in the market and destroyed the bandit camp responsible.


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
A Gift from the Gods - Incoming Threat - Here Comes a New Challenger - Phylakes' Prey - Lights Among the Dunes - Secrets of the First Pyramids
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
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
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
The Planetarium - Precious Bonds - What's Yours Is Mine - A Gift from the Gods
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
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
His Secret Service
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
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
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
Love or Duty
Gods or Creed - The Cat - The Ibis - The Hawk
Heb Sed
Follower or Leader
Shield or Blade - A Necessary Evil - Khepri's Amulet - The God's Spark