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

Description

Bayek visits Yamu's Temple of Sekhmet to catch up with his old friend Menehet.

Dialogue

Bayek entered the courtyard and found Menehet waiting.

  • Menehet: Bayek! What good fortune. I thought it would be years before we saw you again!
  • Bayek: Hail in peace, Menehet. How is your family?
  • Menehet: The children seem to grow larger by the minute! My wife and I have our hands full. And you? Is there any news of--
  • Bayek: None.
  • Menehet: I forget myself... There are so many things in your life best not spoken of. Forgive me.
  • Bayek: I see by your garb that you've been promoted.
  • Menehet: Ah, yes. The High Priest, in his race, made me his second. And my rank is not the only thing he has changed. You must see the temple!
  • Bayek: You will give me a tour?
  • Menehet: Of course, of course! At the moment of your pleasure. Ready to see our beautiful temple?
  • Bayek: After you, Menehet... or is it "Servant of the Goddess"?
  • Menehet: "Menehet" will do for one as good as family.

Bayek and Menehet entered the temple.

  • Bayek: This is far from the sorry ruin of my last visit.
  • Menehet: Yamu now plays constant host to ceremonies showing our "rustic" way of life... which attract many visitors with more gold than sense.
  • Bayek: A description well suited to Alexandrians. How does this sit with your faith?
  • Menehet: I confess that my thoughts are sometimes uneasy...

A temple worker gave Bayek a bowl of offerings, which he put down on the water. Bayek discovered a few kids hiding behind a column. A group children came from behind, 'attacking' Bayek.

  • Bayek: Oho! Vanquished by a gang of ruffians, silent as (ghosts)!
  • Child 1: Uncle Bayek! Uncle Bayek!
  • Child 2: Hello, Uncle!
  • Menehet: Jewels of my life, why have you left your mother's side?
  • Child 3: Pick me up, Uncle Bayek!
  • Bayek: See now, there's no need to attack a man from behind when outnumbering him four to one.
  • Child 4: You told us to... secure every advantage possible over a dangerous foe.
  • Bayek: Yes, yes, yes...

Bayek screamed which scared the children away.

  • Bayek: And I am very dangerous! Hide well, for the Wanderer stalks your path!

Bayek and children played a game of hide and seek.

  • Menehet: Hasina loves to look at the sky. I think I saw her on her way to the upper floor. Soris might be bothering the sacred animals outside. He often plays at being a gladiator. I have told the children over and over that they are not permitted to play in the temple, but they never listen.

He discovered Nailah hiding behind of the columns.

  • Nailah: You found me. Your turn to hide!
  • Bayek: Come away from their, Nailah. You're getting in the priests' way.

Bayek continued to search for the other children. Nailah followed him closely.

  • Bayek: Nailah, are you following me?
  • Nailah: You might get lost with me. It's a big temple!
  • Bayek: Your father wants you to go home.
  • Nailah: And I prefer to stay with you!

Bayek and Nailah traveled to the backyard.

  • Nailah: Are you going to sleep at our house again?
  • Bayek: Not this time, but I do hope to pass by and visit your mother.

Bayek and Nailah discovered Soris standing infront of a cage containing a hyena.

  • Soris: Beast, you will meet your end at the hands of the mighty gladiator, Soris!

The cage broke and the hyena escaped.

  • Bayek: Soris! Stay back!
  • Soris: HELLLLLP!

Bayek killed the hyena and together with Nailah, they continued their search.

  • Nailah: Do you want to hear a secret?
  • Bayek: Not if its about your father.
  • Nailah: Awww.

He and Nailah travelled upstairs.

  • Nailah: My sister always sneaks up to the temple roof at night to look at the stars. But don't tell anyone -- the priests would be so angry!

They discovered Hasina standing at the edge of the roof.

  • Bayek: Hasina! You must come down from here.
  • Hasina: This would be a good place to watch the stars!
  • Bayek: Only the priests are permitted here. You know that.
  • Hasina: But I want to see--
  • Bayek: Hush, come down now. We can watch stars from the riverbank.

Bayek and Nailah went down to the second floor and continued to look for the other children.

  • Nailah: My father is never at home these days.
  • Bayek: Why not?
  • Nailah: He has too much work with people coming from all over.
  • Bayek: Your father wants you to go home.
  • Nailah: And I prefer to stay with you!

Bayek discovered Keba in a well and jumped down.

  • Bayek: Keba? What in the name of the gods are you doing down there?
  • Keba: I wanted to hide, but now I can't get back out... I'm scared.
  • Bayek: Stay calm. I will help you out of there.

Bayek destroyed the fences blocking the a tunnel and escorted Keba out.

  • Bayek: This way, through the tunnel.
  • Keba: Thank you, Uncle Bayek!
  • Bayek: Go straight home to your mother. She will be worried.

Keba returned home.

  • Bayek: That's the last of the children.

Bayek found all the children. He returned to the courtyard, where he found a man confronting Menehet.

  • Man: Look at this! Fraud abounds in your market, and you claim you can do nothing?
  • Menehet: The dealings of the market are beyond me. Speak rather to the offending merchant.
  • Man: Priest, you have proven as false as your mummies!

The man walked away.

  • Bayek: Menehet! Your brood is delivered safely home.
  • Menehet: Thank you, friend.
  • Bayek: What did that fool want with you?
  • Menehet: Some visitors, having purchased religious objects, are angry when our village has no more dead cats to sell them. Though not a merchant, I am often the means by which the aggrieved snuff their anger.
  • Bayek: This matter needs a firm hand.

Outcome

Bayek was reunited with his friend Menehet. He played a game of hide and seek with his children before returning them home. He also discovered from Menehet that several merchants were selling fake religious products to visitors in the market, causing Menehet some distress.

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