- 赫尔墨斯·特里斯墨吉斯忒斯（？ — 公元前6世纪）
- 毕达哥拉斯（公元前6世纪 — 公元前5世纪20年代)
- 卡珊德拉（公元前5世纪20年代 — 公元2018年）
- 蕾拉·哈桑（公元2018年 — 现在）
Once inside, Layla once again relived the genetic memories of Kassandra, this time of her time within the simulations. While within the the throne room, Victoria Bibeau accompanied her and attempted to stop her from continuing, noting her instability and fearing the Staff and her brief sojourn into the genetic memories of Deimos had caused a sort of corrupting Bleeding Effect.
Soon, the duo was ambushed by members of Sigma Team, elite Templar operatives under the command of the Juhani Otso Berg. Layla used the Staff to defend and kill most of the ambushing party, leaving only one alive to allow him to return to his leader. Noting Layla's brutality, Victoria tried to actively stop her from continuing the simulations, causing Layla to strike her with the Staff in a fit of rage. Immediately contrite, Layla attempted to ensure Victoria's safety but soon returned to the simulation.
With Aletheia doubtful of Layla's role as Keeper of Memories after this violent episode, Layla discovered that she had, in fact, murdered Victoria. Still, Layla continued into the simulations despite Aletheia's doubts. After finishing the last simulation, Layla awoke to discover that Otso Berg himself had come to Atlantis' throne room to confront her and take both Atlantis and the Staff. Using the Staff as a spear, Layla defeated Otso in combat. Soon afterwards, she stabbed Otso, leaving him paralyzed but stable and gloated over her newfound immortality. Taking the earpiece from Victoria's corpse, Layla called for an extraction.
The Staff of Hermes' most prominent ability is to bestow its wielder with biological immortality. It has the power to preserve its owner and protect them from the passage of time as well as to sustain them. Pythagoras was able to stay alive for centuries inside Atlantis with only the Staff, without requiring sustenance.
However, once he finally passed down the Staff of Hermes to one of his children, Kassandra, he almost instantly passed away. The Staff was able to keep Kassandra from aging for far longer, for more than two thousand years, until she was able to pass it down to Layla. Like Pythagoras before her, she passed away after handing over the Staff, with her body even rapidly aging, demonstrating the limits to the immortality granted by the Staff—it did not truly prevent aging. Whether physical contact between the wielder and the Staff is required to impart such longevity is unknown. Those who passed ownership of the Staff onto another individual, either willingly or by force, at a point that was past the former owners natural lifespan would die almost instantly. This passage of ownership required both parties to maintain simultaneous physical contact on the Staff.
Aside from its life-giving powers, the Staff of Hermes was the key to sealing off Atlantis and could take the form of whatever its user wished, given that Kassandra came back to Atlantis to greet Layla with the Staff in the shape of a lantern. In a potential though untrue simulation of Kassandra's memories, Kassandra fights Pythagoras over the sealing of Atlantis, where the Staff gives Pythagoras the physical attributes of a young man despite his elderly appearance. In this false simulation, he is able to use the Staff to create precise blasts of energy and teleport short distances during combat. He is also able to conjure balls of energy, channel the Staff's power into himself, and project that energy from his hands.
The Staff can easily corrupt those who do not possess the strength to wield it. Aletheia therefore created simulations for Kassandra to learn how to control it and through her, the Heir of Memories. The simulations allowed Kassandra to learn and fully control the staff, but while Layla was experiencing these same memories, it became clear to Aletheia that she was becoming corrupted by the staff. She began to doubt Layla's role as Heir of Memories after her violent fit which resulted in the death of Victoria.
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The Staff of Hermes Trismegistus first appears in Assassin's Creed: Project Legacy, as Hermes Trismegistus' gift to Pythagoras in Chapter 2 of the Divine Science pack of memories. In these, the staff is described as adorned with living snakes, capable of speech, and presenting intelligence so that the staff chooses Pythagoras as the successor of Hermes Trismigestus. Similarly, it's implied in these that the Staff passed hands multiple times before Hermes Trismegistus bestowed it to Pythagoras.
The Staff reappears in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey as an important item in the Atlantis quest lines and The Fate of Atlantis DLC episodes. Furthermore, the Staff is acquired as a weapon after the memory Ancient Revelations. Despite its name, it is registered as a spear and shares the same animations as all other spear weapons, differing only in stats and Engravings.