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The Battle of the Nile (47 BCE) was a skirmish involving the Roman-Egyptian forces of Julius Caesar and his recent lover Cleopatra against the Ptolemaic forces of her brother (backed by the Order of the Ancients).

Prelude

After pursuing his rival Pompey to Egypt, Caesar, became entwined in the Alexandrine civil war after his rival was killed by King Ptolemy XIII in an attempt to please Caesar. When Pompey's decapitated head was presented to Caesar he was anything but impressed.

After Cleopatra introduced herself to Caesar he began to lean in her favor after being struck by her beauty. Caesar aided Cleopatra when they were besieged in Alexandria.

Battle

The Roman legions destroyed a Ptolemaic fort, and after heavy fighting stormed Ptolemy's camp. Thousands fled, including Ptolemy, who drowned when his boat was attacked by crocodiles and capsized. Although Aya was tasked with killing Ptolemy she saw he was trying to flee and left him. Bayek hunted down the eunuch Pothinus and killed him and his war elephant. After Caesar informed Bayek of Lucius Septimius' whereabouts, Bayek went to find him. Bayek defeated Septimius but was prohibited from killing him by Caesar, who claimed that because Septimius was Roman that he would be dealth with under Roman law. The Roman soldiers had to psychically restrain Bayek from attacking Septimius further. Egypt was now in the hands of Caesar, who placed Cleopatra on the throne.

Outcome

After he defeated Ptolemy's army and installed Cleopatra as ruler, he fathered his only known biological son with her, Ptolemy XV Caesar, better known as "Caesarion". Septimius was spared from execution while Bayek and Aya were removed from Cleopatra's services shortly after her coronation.

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