- "You beget oppression! Liberation is a subtle work of art, not simple petty theft! You cannot take freedom you must create it."
- ―Bayek of Siwa to Shaqilat, 38 BCE.[src]
Bayek of Siwa (85 BCE – unknown) was a Medjay active in Ptolemaic Egypt–one of the last–and, alongside his wife, one of the founders of the Hidden Ones, an organization that would later evolve into the Assassin Brotherhood.
Following the death of their son, Bayek and his wife, Aya, embarked on a quest for vengeance against his killers, the Order of the Ancients, which saw them embroiled in the Alexandrine Civil War between Cleopatra and her brother, pharaoh Ptolemy XIII.
Laying the groundwork and Creed for the Hidden Ones during this struggle, Bayek built up brotherhood in Egypt to fight for the freedom of the people against the Order's desire for control, and ultimately became the first Mentor of the Egyptian Brotherhood.
Bayek was born in Siwa, Egypt in 85 BCE to the Medjay, Sabu, and his wife, Ahmose. When he was a young child, a group led by a grave robber known as Menna had attacked his family home. Most of them were killed by Sabu, but his mother bravely defended him as well. Bayek became a close friend of Hepzefa, a fellow Siwan, and Kensa, a Nubian girl who trained Bayek in hunting. He was also well acquainted with Menehet, a priest of Sekhmet in Yamu whose children treated Bayek as a loving uncle. Bayek also occasionally raced against Sennefer, who later left Siwa and live in Kanopos under the name Claridas.
Finding his father
In 70 BCE, Bayek lived in Siwa with his parents. At this time, he was also in a relationship with Aya of Alexandria, a Greek girl whom he adored. Bayek's father did not approve of their relationship as he knew that Aya's dream was to settle in Alexandria, and he feared that her mixed heritage would corrupt his teachings. Bayek had started training to be a Medjay, a protector of the community. A messenger arrived and relayed a message to Sabu. He briefly spoke with Rabiah. Sabu elected to leave Siwa without giving a reason other than it being safer for Siwa that he left. After discussing his decision with Rabiah and Ahmose, Bayek chose to follow his father and goes off in search of him. He initially travelled to the city of Zawty to find the messenger who had informed Sabu. In doing so he meets Tuta a boy street urchin, who ultimately misled Bayek resulting in his purses being stolen. After chasing down the thief across rooftops, Bayek is nearly strangled to death by Tuta's father, Paneb. He was saved by Aya, who had followed him. She knocked out Paneb, and the three of them including Tuta escape to Thebes.
There they met Kensa, but Bayek's father was not there. Word reached Bayek that Menna may be nearby to Thebes. With Kensa, Aya, Tuta, Seri, and Neka, they decided to go hunting for Menna. Neka was captured, before being tortured. He was saved by a brave night rescue by the others. During the battle, Menna escaped on a chariot. He was pursued by Bayek and Khensa, the latter felling their driver by arrow shot, Menna ultimately died in the chariot crash. Khensa received word that Sabu was being held in a pit at the island of Elephantine. As such, Bayek and Aya left with her in search. Under cover of a sandstorm, the group infiltrated the island of Elephantine. Sabu was not in the pit, but a deranged man was set there as a decoy. After they escaped the area guards, Sabu revealed himself to the group. Bion arrived, but he was caught in the trap and was injured, but managed to escapes.
Becoming the last Medjay
Several years passed, and Sabu continued to train Bayek as a Medjay. In turn, Aya was trained by Bayek. They spent years training on the run across many villages. Eventually, Bayek asked for Aya's hand in marriage. She refused, citing that being a Medjay wife would be harsh and that she still dreamed to live and work in the Library of Alexandria. She elected to leave the training as her aunt had taken ill. As she travelled back to Siwa she was set upon by horse thieves at a watering hole. She was able to hold her own until Bion came to her aide. Unknowingly, Aya had led Bion right to their training camp. Once they arrived, Bion let loose arrows that hit Sabu only to slice Bayek's stomach with a blade. All three men were ultimately injured in the ensuing battle, leading Sabu to push Bayek into a nearby river to save him. As a result, Sabu was struck down and killed by Bion. After Sabu is killed, Bayek falls unconscious and is swept away safely by the river.
He was pulled from the river by people who nursed him back to health over four days upon a boat. He steadily travelled north, before disembarking to purchase a horse to get to Siwa. He arrived to find Aya safe with her aunt but was warned that Bion was somewhere nearby. Fearing for Ahmose's life, he immediately headed to his mother’s home along with Aya. Bion lied in wait and they all fought him until Ahmose critically wounding him in the process. With his dying breath, Bion revealed that Raia ordered all of the Medjay's deaths. Not long after Bion's death, Bayek married Aya and becomes the protector of Siwa and together, they raised a son called Khemu. Years later, Bayek travelled to Alexandria and killed Raia in his own home. Bayek became the last Medjay in Siwa where he was viewed as the respected protector of his community. In the rest of Egypt, however, he was viewed as an inconvenient relic by those in power.
Alexandrine Civil War
In 49 BCE, five members of the Order of the Ancients traveled to Siwa and kidnapped Bayek and Khemu, bringing them to the entrance of an Isu vault beneath the Temple of Amun. The Order showed Bayek a relic and demanded him to open the vault due to his experience as the Medjay. Bayek, however, had no knowledge about the vault. Before the Order could interrogate Bayek for more information, the pharaoh Ptolemy XIII arrived at the temple. Khemu stole a knife and succeeded in freeing his father, who attempted to take down the members. He was subdued by one of the members, who manipulated his attack and forced him to unintentionally stab Khemu in the abdomen, killing him. Before Bayek could respond, he was knocked unconscious by the masked men.
Quest for vengeance
Khemu's death drove Bayek to hunt down the members of the Order of the Ancients one by one. Unlike her husband, Aya was unable to cope with the loss of her son and returned to Alexandria where her cousin Phanos the Younger lived. Bayek, however, began searching for information about the Order throughout Egypt. During his absence, Hepzefa took over Bayek's Medjay duties and looked after the town in his stead. After a whole year of searching, he discovered the identity of one of its members, Rudjek, who was the Nomarch of Saqqara and used the cryptonym "The Heron". Bayek hunted Rudjek to the Bent Pyramid of Sneferu, were he crossed path with Hypatos, Rudjek's bodyguard. Bayek knocked out Hypatos despite being seriously wounded and confronted Rudjek, who threw a knife towards the Medjay. Bayek, however, dodged the attack with Rudjek's mask and slammed it with the knife through the Nomarch's head, killing him instantly.
Having killed the first member of the Order, Bayek left the pyramid and resume on his journey to pursue the other members. Along the way, he passed out from his injuries and was found by Nefertari, the chief healer of Nitria, a natron mine in the Saqqara Nome. Nefertari brought him back to the town and patched his wounds. In the midst of confusion, Bayek left the mine when he woke up and embarked on a long journey back to Siwa.
Return to Siwa
A few months later, Bayek was confronted by Hypatos in the outskirts of the town above an Old Kingdom tomb, determined to seek vengeance against the Medjay for leaving Rudjek dead in the pyramid. In the midst of their fight, Hypatos repeatedly slammed the floor, collapsing the floor and causing both him and Bayek to fall to ruins below. As neither was incapacitated by the fall, they resumed the fight, with Bayek offering a truce. Hypatos refused the truce in the name of honor, eventually falling to the blade of Bayek.
Bayek later navigated his way through the tomb and when he reached the exit, he discovered his friend Hepzefa fighting a group of soldiers who served under Rudjek. After dispatching the soldiers, the Medjay duo rode back to Siwa. Bayek was told of the disruptions to his home village brought upon by Medunamun, a member of the Order known as The Ibis, who had established the Temple of Amun as his base of operations. The two returned to Hepzefa's home, where Bayek began his preparations to hunt his next target. The village healer, Rabiah later arrived and persuade Bayek to rest and allow her to treat his injuries.
Having rested, Bayek met up with Hepzefa outside his home, who gave him a new bow to test out. Moments later, a villager ran towards Hepzefa, warning him that Ptolemy's soldiers were looking for him. Bayek and Hepzefa hid in the tall grasses in the surrounding and later sneaked up upon the soldiers and eliminated them. Bayek was also reunited with Senu, his eagle companion who was previously injured and patched up by Rabiah.
Having learned of Medunamun's tyrannical rule, Hepzefa urged Bayek to strengthen himself with armor and gear and aid the villagers in their errands. Bayek helped Benipe, the blacksmith in Siwa to regain his tools from Camp Shetjeh. In return, Benipe granted him a weapon of choice to choose from: a bow, a shield, a mace and a spear.
Bayek, having read a letter from a villager named Issa, visited the Temple of Amun, where he discovered a group of farmers in a cage who was arrested for protesting tax increases. He also discovered the deceased body of Issa's husband Teremun, bringing his body back to the farmer's farm. Bayek was disgusted to find that Teremun's family, including Issa, were killed by Ptolemy's soldiers who burned down the hut with them inside. He then laid down Teremun's body before burial.
Bayek later visited the Amanai Cave, a spring where villagers of Siwa take water from. There, Bayek met with Kett, who informed him that bandits had taken over the spring and extorted the farmers in exchange for using it. Bayek then infiltrated the spring and eliminated the bandits, thus returning the cave for the village.
Having freed the spring, Bayek made his way to the Mountain of the Dead, where he found Fenuku, a friend of Khemu, standing outside a hyena den. Fenuku informed Bayek that his older brother Chenzira had wanted to look at hyena skulls in the cave, but the returning hyenas chased the both of them, causing Chenzira to ran into the tomb. Bayek sent Fenuku home and navigated into the tomb to look for Chenzira. Navigating through the tomb, Bayek eventually discovered Chenzira in a chamber and after deciphering an Old Kingdom stele, he escorted the little boy out of the tomb, only to be confronted by hyenas. After dispatching the hyenas, Bayek sent Chenzira back home.
Returning back to the village, Bayek visited Rabiah in her home, who learned that she had created a makeshift clinic to treat the villagers, who were brutalized by the Ptolemies. Rabiah's supplies from Yamu were also stopped by the soldiers, who stolen them for their own use, including a shipment which was sank beneath the lake. Bayek helped Rabiah to retrieve the shipments and brought it to the "House of Life". There, he helped Rabiah to eliminate the soldiers who raided and threw the wounded out of the complex.
Having helped the local Siwans, Bayek returned to the temple complex, where he freed the priests who suffered under the beatings of Medunamun. He later confronted the Ancient, who, unapologetic of killing Khemu, was bludgeoned to death by Bayek with a sphered relic the former was studying. Having freed Siwa from Medunamun's tyranny, Bayek returned to Hepzefa for information of Aya's location. Hepzefa directed Bayek to the Great Library in Alexandria and seek a statue of Serapis.
After crossing the desert, Bayek stopped by the Temple of Sekhmet to pay Menehet a visit while en route to Alexandria to reunite with his wife, Aya. Aware that the temple's renovations were new to the Medjay, Menehet gave his friend a tour of the complex, and Bayek was impressed by the sudden opulence of the temple. When they reached the temple's reflecting pool, Menehet's children pounced upon Bayek from behind, a playful greeting that transitioned into a game of hide-and-seek. Busy with his work, Menehet was not party to this, but whether he knew it or not, his children found themselves in dangerous spots over the course of the game, with Keba trapped in a well and Soris even narrowly escaping a ravenous hyena.
While the children and Bayek were concluding their game, Menehet was confronted by a visitor to Yamu infuriated by the presence of fraudulent cat mummies in the market. Although the priest asserted that responsibility for the matter laid solely with the merchant in question, this reasoning failed to appease the visitor who stormed away no less irate than before. Because Bayek had caught wind of the rant, Menehet was prompt to describe the issue to him whereupon the Medjay took it upon himself to investigate the incident on his behalf.
Once the bandits behind the fake mummies had been dealt with, Menehet again enlisted the help of Bayek—this time to locate Pamu, an Egyptian fighter who had been scheduled to portray Sekhmet against Isfet in the Festival of Sekhmet that night. When Bayek returned with an intoxicated Pamu, he offered to fight as Sekhmet in his place to save his friend from disgrace, a favor which Menehet was very much grateful for, directing him to speak to the High Priest for permission.
After the festival, Menehet thanked Bayek for his spectacular performance in winning the fight against Isfet, allowing him to keep the Sekhmet costume and the staff as tokens of respect. Recognizing that it was time for the Medjay to resume his journey to Alexandria, he then bid farewell to him, agreeing that Bayek should also do the same to the children before he left.
Bayek arrived in Alexandria, seeing Aya in the Great Library by a statue of Serapis. There, Bayek was greeted by Phanos. Phanos explained the reason for Aya's absence and escorted Bayek to a garden shrine where he located a hidden entrance to Aya's hideout. Aya greeted Bayek passionately after a year of separation. Aya informed Bayek of the two members of the Order she had killed Actaeon, known as The Vulture whom she hunted and Ktesos, known as The Ram who tracked Aya to her home after killing Actaeon.
Aya showed Bayek a royal papyrus with the Snake's emblem, linking the Ptolemaic Court to the Order. Aya attained this intelligence from Apollodorus who, on behalf of Cleopatra, had spies tracking the Order. Bayek was not trusting toward Cleopatra due to her ousting, but decided to trust Aya's judgement. Aya entrusted one of the two relic hidden blades, that belonged to the Persian proto-Assassin Darius, to Bayek to assassinate the last member of the order, whom they believe to be The Snake, who killed Khemu. Due to her assassination of Actaeon and Ktesos, Aya was pursued by the Phylakitai of Alexandria, Gennadios, entrusting Bayek with the task eliminate him as well.
Bayek found Gennadios searching the Jewish quarter preparing to torture the dockworkers, Bayek, infiltrated the Akra Garrison and killed him. In his final moments, Gennadios insisted that he was only doing his duty as a Phylakitai in chasing down Aya for her murders. He questioned whether Bayek and Aya's quest for vengeance against the Order went above the law and warned the Medjay that the other Phylakes would hunt him down to exact revenge.
After assassinating Gennadios, Bayek infiltrated the Royal Palace in search of The Snake. Heading to the room of the Royal Scribe, Bayek discovered and unlocked a chest, finding letters addressed to Medunamun, which stated he was keeping Pharaoh Ptolemy XIII under his control, and Gennadios was questioning the Alexandrians of Aya's whereabouts. Certain that Eudoros, the royal scribe, was The Snake who was present at the Siwa Vault, Bayek headed to the bathhouse where Eudoros was known to frequent.
Bayek was asked by Phanos to free his actors and script from the guards because Phanos rallied against the regime in the emptied theatre of Alexandria. Bayek rescued one of Phanos' actors from the Akra Garrison, who revealed that the script was on its way to the palace and that the two other actors managed to escape and go into hiding. Bayek found one of the escaped actors cowering in his home, Bayek dispatched the guards that were closing in on the actor, the actor then hurried back to Phanos. He then went on to intercept a patrol going between the garrison and the Royal Palace and retrieve the play. Bayek returned to Phanos with his play and actors intact. Phanos says to Bayek that no matter what, the play will go on.
Entering the Bathhouse, Bayek navigated the ceiling and discovered where Eudoros was located. Bayek attempted to assassinate Eudoros from the ceiling, which he failed as Eudoros resisted his attack and attempt to drown Bayek, until the latter triggered his hidden blade; amputating his ring finger and killing Eudoros. Before dying, Eudoros remarked that the Snake would never die. Bayek would exit the bathhouse. cauterizing his wound from losing his finger with a fire stick. Having gotten rid of Gennadios and Eudoros that he believed to be the last member of the Order, Bayek returned to Aya atop the Paneum. Having felt some sense of closure, the two would later share a night of passion.
After sharing a night of passion, Bayek was uncertain that Eudoros was the last member of the order though Aya assured him the Order ended with Eudoros. Bayek remained unsettled, leading Aya to suggest meeting Apollodorus for more information. On Aya's guidance, Bayek headed to the Lageion Hippodrome in the Kanopos Nome, meeting a informant of Apollodorus. The informant directed Bayek to head to the Kanopos lighthouse after sundown to meet Apollodorus. There, Apollodorus enlisted the Medjay's help to rescue Damastes, another informant and recover a scroll meant for Phoxidas, a Nauarchos in Cleopatra's navy. Having retrieved the intel and rescuing Damastes, Apollodorus invited Bayek to his personal estate to meet the queen, where Aya was guarding Cleopatra. Cleopatra, along with the High Priest of Ptah from Memphis, Pasherenptah, were introduced to Bayek. She explained that the Order of Ancients were responsible for her brother's power and her exile.
Working for Cleopatra
The Snake was revealed to refer to the Order as a whole while Eudoros's position was The Hippo. Apollodorus' spies had discovered four new names: The Scarab, who terrorized the Nile Delta with violence and sand, The Hyena who terrorized sacred Giza with death and disappearances, The Lizard who terrorized Memphis with misery and sickness and The Crocodile who terrorized the Faiyum Oasis with fear and oppression. Confronted with this new information, Bayek agrees to become Cleopatra's Medjay and assassinate the remaining members of the Order. Cleopatra orders the Siwans to find and assassinate the four names now learned. Bayek and Aya agree to take the night as lovers, and come the morning as hunters. Bayek relieves his old Medjay badge for Cleopatra's new golden badge.
Searching for The Scarab, Bayek saved Ghupa, Bayek was then directed to Taharqa in Letopolis by the latter's wife and son in Sais. Bayek later visited him in Letopolis and asked for his aid in finding The Scarab. Before he could answer, Taharqa was alerted to a raid by bandits who often used the sandstorms that ravaged Letopolis as a cover to plunder the city, and promised Bayek answers in exchange for his aid. After managing to defend the city and slaying the bandits at their hideout, Taharqa invited Bayek to join him and his family for a meal, where they would discuss The Scarab. However, Taharqa drugged Bayek's drink, and he only realized Taharqa's true identity after noticing his smile and scarab-shaped ring just before passing out.
Bayek awoke buried up to his neck in the desert, left for dead, surrounded by Taharqa's other victims. After escaping with the help of his steed and Senu and recovering his possessions which Taharqa had offered as payment to an ally of his, the commander at Fort Nikiou from a military camp nearby, Bayek returned to Letopolis to exact vengeance, assassinating Taharqa from above as he prayed in the temple.
When Bayek arrived at Memphis, Pasherenptah enlisted his aid to help him eliminate the 'curse' that was plaguing his wife Taimhotep and the city. Bayek stopped the that two priestess from continuing to poisoning the Apis. After rescuing Panchrates, Bayek discovered the identity of The Lizard, Hetepi, the second of Pasherenptah. Despite hiding out amongst his fellow priests in the Great Temple, Bayek was able to identify Lizard by his coughing and blue scarf, killing him and lifting Memphis from his "curses".
Bayek tracked Khaliset, The Hyena, to the Great Pyramid of Giza, where he found an Isu complex beneath the pyramid, Eshe's sarcophagus, and evidence of Khaliset's attempts to resurrect her, before Khaliset herself appeared, furious that Bayek had disturbed her daughter's "tomb". He chased her through the pyramid's tunnels, eventually succeeding in killing her after a dramatic confrontation in the middle of a sandstorm outside the pyramid.
Bayek was sent by Apollodorus to find a ledger which was in the possession of Hotephres, who hold stolen it from a Greek magistrate, which contained the true identity of The Crocodile and would expose her corrupt deeds. Unbeknownst to everyone, the latter's daughter Shadya discovered the ledger and took it with her. As a result, she and her mother, Khenut, were kidnapped by the Crocodile and her men, who brought them to the Euhemeria lighthouse. Shadya was executed by The Crocodile, who retrieved the ledger and weighed down the young girl's feet with large rocks, before submerging her in the waters near the pier, leaving Shadya to drown.
Bayek tracked her down to the city, and was reunited with Kensa. Together, they fought and rose up the ranks to challenge the arena champions, Diovicos and Viridovix. Defeating them, Bayek was able to learn of The Crocodile's identity, Berenike, the Nomarch of Faiyum. Bayek tracked Berenike to her villa in the Kerkesoucha Granary, where he learned she had became a patron to Kensa, promising her a luxury life in exchange of her loyalty and protection. Bayek followed Berenike to her villa, where he killed her and Kensa.
As she laid dying, Bayek accused her of killing Shadya. Berenike had no idea who the young girl was, and retorted that Bayek was unable to see what greatness lies in store for Egypt, like "all of his kind". Bayek told her that Shadya was Hotephres and Khenut's daughter, and the dying woman explained that the ledger would have destroyed all the Order's hopes, so she did what had to be done. In response, Bayek vowed to destroy all she stood for and all those like her and declared she would die knowing the name of the innocent girl she murdered.
Bayek found both Hotephres and Khenut broken after the death of Shadya he performed a ceremony in honor oh her death he then gave the couple a new cause to fight for. In Faiyum Bayek inspired farmers to rise up against the Romans who were exporting them, he then freed the rebel's leader. Bayek assassinated the leader of Fort Boubastos when he assassinated he saw the farmers and the rebels attacking the fort as well. Bayek says goodbye to Hotephres and Khenut informing them that Faiyum is free now they must do there part.
Bayek later received a letter from Aya explaining that there are two more members of the Order, The Scorpion and The Jackal, who were members of Ptolemy's royal guard and the likely culprits responsible for Khemu's death. He found out that Lucius Septimius was The Jackal and tracks him, but is too late to stop him from assassinating Pompey. With no other options, Cleopatra had Bayek, Aya and Apollodorus help sneak her into the palace to meet Julius Caesar by rolling her into a carpet. Cleopatra impresses Caesar]] and secures his support. Bayek killed the Scorpion, who was revealed to be Pothinus but was stopped from killing Septimius by Caesar. Aya watches Ptolemy get eaten by crocodiles when he tries to flee across the Nile.
Founding of the Hidden Ones
Following her victory alongside Julius Caesar, Cleopatra took the throne as Pharaoh. Despite the protestations of Aya and Bayek, Septimius was allowed to live and in fact became an advisor to Caesar, who subsequently cuts all ties with the Medjay and his wife. Bayek, realising that Celopatra and Caesar had betrayed them and electing to join with the Order of the Ancients, began to gather allies in the hopes of forming a brotherhood with which to counter the threat of the Order and to defend the free will of the common people.
After identifying the strong interest shwon by the Order in the tomb of Alexander the Great, Bayek and Aya decided to investigate and there found a mortally wounded Apollodorus. Apollodorus warned them that Caesar's lieutenant, Flavius, was in fact "the Lion"; the true leader of the Order of the Ancients. He and Septimius had taken the Orb and Alexander's regal staff from the tomb and were heading back to Siwa for the Vault.
Upon returning to Siwa, the former Medjay found the Vault already opened. Inside, he discovered the body of Hepfeza, his childhood friend and the man he had chosen to defend Siwa in his absence, who had been killed by Flavius and Septimius. Tracking Flavius to the Roman city of Cyrene, in nearby Kyrenia, Bayek confronted and eliminated him, the man he deemed responsible for Khemu's death, despite Flavius' weilding of the ancient relic's powers. With the relic in hand, Bayek returned to Alexandria so as to apprise Aya of these events. 
In Alexandria, Bayek was introduced by Aya to Marcus Junius Brutus and Gaius Cassius Longinus, two Roman senators who, like the former Medjay, had chosen to stand against Caesar and the machinations of the Order. Aya then informed her husband of her decision to travel to Rome, in order to set up a bureau within the city and to assist Brutus and Cassius in their plans to assassinate Caesar.
On the shores of the Mediterranean the two shared a moment; admitting that their life together as husband and wife had ended, they instead chose to devote themselves entirely to the principles they had adopted alongside their allies, and founded the Hidden Ones, an order of assassins dedicated to protecting free will from within the shadows.
In Memphis, Egypt, Bayek founded the first bureau from which the Hidden Ones would operate, with subsequent bureaus being set up in both the Sinai and Rome, the latter by Aya, now calling herself Amunet, who had begun to recruit more assassins to their cause.
Several years later, Bayek learned from Otis of a Roman camp north of Siwa from which a Roman General was planning to bribe various Greek and Egyptian officials to set up a communication network with a view to conquering Egypt. Bayek managed to stop the bribes, but soon discovered that Otis, who had chosen to aid the Hidden One in payment of a debt he owed Aya, had been murdered by the Roman general Gaius Julius Rufio.
Arrival in Sinai
In 38 BCE, Bayek received a message from Tahira, leader of the Hidden Ones in the Sinai, informing him that the region was in open revolt against the Romans and that two Hidden Ones had been killed after being caught up in a massacre. With the situation becoming increasingly untenable, Tahira had become desperate for Bayek assistance.
Arriving in Klysma Quarry, Bayek discovered that word of his past actions had become legend across Egypt. He then met with Tahira, who introduced him to Gamilat, the leader of the local Nabatean rebels and an ally of the Hidden Ones in the region. Together, they apprised Bayek of recent events and convinced him to assassinate three of general Rufio's lieutenants.
Bayek started by investigating the disappearance of the Hidden One Osorkon, who had been tasked with surveying the Klysma Quarry before disappearing. Bayek quickly discovered Osorkon's whereabouts and eliminated his Roman captors and assassinated Rufio's lieutenant, Tacito, before they could prise any actionable intelligence from him.
Now free, Osorkon explained to Bayek that a woman named Shaqilat had attacked a slaver's barge, freeing the children and bringing them to a courtyard in the quarry. Bayek discovered that Shaqilat has found safety with the liberated children, but he believed that her brutal methods served only to enrage the Roman garrison and risk vicious reprisal. After assisting Shaqilat in eliminating the predicted Roman attack on the village Bayek, impressed by Shaqilat's skills and virtues, convinced her to join the Hidden Ones so as to confront the oppressors of the Sinai's people in a more restrained manner. Shaqilat, despite her doubts, accepted the offer was directed to the Hidden Ones' bureau.
Bayek then met with the Hidden One Maqwat, who informed the Mentor that Rufio's lieutenant, Ampelius of Capitolinus, was overseeing all commerce on the Sinai Peninsula from his base within the Walls-of-the-Ruler, and that he did so with brutality efficiency. Bayek infiltrated the fort and, despite great difficulty in initially distinguishing Ampelius from his legionnaires, assassinated the Roman officer.
Following Ameplius' death, Bayek learned of a bounty that had been placed on his head. After killing two who had sought to claim this bounty, Bayek tracked down the man who had placed it; he was shocked to discover that his would-be murderer was Kawab, the son of Taharqa, who had sought vengeance against his father's murderer for several years in an aattempt to regain his father's honor. Engaging the Hidden One in a fist fight in the desert, kawab was swiftly defeated by Bayek, who managed to convince Kawab to give up his quest vengeance and instead use his anger for a greater purpose. Kawab accepted his fate and ultimately joined Bayek as a member of the Hidden Ones.
Travelling north, to the city of Arsinoe, Bayek met with Gamilat and the two infiltrated Amenmesse's pyramid in search of Ptahmose, Rufio's mason, whom the ultimately manage to assassinate. After killing all three lieutenants, Bayek returned to the bureau to debrief Tahira but arrived to find the hideout under attack by the Romans.
Captured crucified by the Romans, Bayek is eventually saved by Amunet, who informed Bayek that the Sinai branch of the Hidden Ones have been too loud in their actions, to the point where she had heard tell of them even in Rome, and that there may be a traitor among them.
Together, the two rescue Kashta and Tahira, who had also been captured during the attack, though Tahira ultimately succumbed to her wounds and died in Bayek's arms. Bayek and Amunet then returned to Arsinoe to eliminate Rufio himself, who had recently travelled to the Sinai from Rome in order to counter the growing threat to his plans.
Following Rufio's death, Amunet informed Bayek of Gamilat's practice of attacking the Romans before ordering his men to retreat into a nearby village. The inevitable Roman backlash and slaughter of innocent villagers were then deliberately being used to inspire more people to join Gamilat's rebellion. Outraged that Gamilat would cause the deaths of innocents to further his own cause, Bayek confronted the rebel leader and was ultimately forced to kill him when Gamilat refused to change his ways. Bayek and Amunet eventually rebuilt the bureau in the Sinai high in the moutains north of Arsinoe, and announce their plans to expand the brotherhood into Petra and Judea.
The Curse of the Pharaohs
In 38 BCE Bayek received a letter from Amunet about rumors of a relic, Bayek sets off to find it. Bayek arrives at Thebes he finds dead Pharaohs killings Romans who defiled their tombs. Merti a merchant woman leads Bayek to the black market in Thebes. Bayek discovers a network of tomb robbers and prolific trade in treasure stolen from the Valley of the Kings. Bayek sets of to an auction were the relic is held. Bayek seeks out the council of Isidora the high priestess. Though she believes the curse is Amun's will, she informs him of a cult which worships arisen Pharaoh. Bayek found the connection between Aten and the relic he returns Isidora to prove that the curse is not Amuns will.
Personality and traits
Before the death of his son, Khemu, Bayek was a caring and loving father and husband, as well as a dutiful protector to his home of Siwa. He possessed a lighthearted and jovial nature, as well as a strong sense of responsibility and duty for those who needed protecting. He was also very religious would often teach his son about the gods and how they shaped daily life within the kingdom.
After Khemu's death, Bayek's focus in life pivoted to the pursuit of those who were responsible; he vowed not to rest until everyone involved had paid with their lives. Despite his priority being the elimination of the Order of the Ancients, Bayek wouldn't hesitate to stop to help those in need, showing that he still took his role as a Medjay and protector of the innocent seriously.
While he maintained his friendly nature around close friends and people that he trusted, he was equally cold and ruthless toward those he considered to be his enemies. Bayek showed no sympathy toward those who prey on the weak and defenseless, especially innocent children. Although he was driven to kill the members of the Order, Bayek was not incapable in sympathizing with his targets or feeling guilty for his actions. Learning that Khaliset had lost a child caused Bayek to empathize and take pity on her, leading him to pray that Khaliset would be reunited with her daughter in the afterlife. Later still, Bayek remorsefully apologized to his Kawab, son of Taharqa, after he had assassinated the father and robbed the innocent child of his parentage.
Although Bayek was very proud of his homeland and followed the ancient faith and traditions of his country, he had no prejudices against strangers and their culture and simply wished that Egyptians and non-Egyptians would coexist as equals.
After forming the Hidden Ones, Bayek came to regard its members as his new family and would go to great lengths to protect and advise its members. Those who Bayek considered worthy of joining the Hidden Ones would also receive his guidance; when Shaqilat attacked a slavers barge to free several captured children Bayek advised her that fighting the slavers alone would not accomplish much, but fighting alongside a brotherhood would.
Equipment and skills
As a Medjay, Bayek was a highly skilled warrior trained in the arts of combat, he was able to engage multiple opponents simultaneously. Bayek was able to wield a variety of weapons ranging from khopesh, swords, bows, spears, axes and utilized shields for protection.
A master of stealth, Bayek was able to use various hiding spots in order to silently assassinate his targets undetected and was also able to utilize the foliage of bushes to remain hidden from his enemies. He also proved proficient in the use of the Hidden Blade which aided him in silent assassinations.
A skilled freerunner, Bayek was able to scale the great pyramids of Egypt and the lighthouse of Alexandria as well as natural elements with relative ease. He also proved to be a strong swimmer whilst searching the ruins of underwater temples and was capable of holding his breath for a relatively long period of time. 
Having been trained by Kensa, Bayek was a skilled hunter, capable of killing several animals ranging from snakes, hippos, and crocodiles.
Bayek shared a symbiotic relationship with his eagle, Senu, which aided him in reconnaissance thanks to his Eagle Vision. Unlike later Assassins such as Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad, Ezio Auditore da Firenze, and Desmond Miles, Bayek's Eagle Vision was far more literal in the sense that activating the ability allowed him to see through the eyes of Senu.
- Bayek is a play on the hieroglyphic word for "falcon" or "vulture". This is keeping in the tradition of the protagonists' names being associated with avians.
- Bayek possesses a small scar on his upper lip, a feature he shares with later Assassins such as Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad, Ezio Auditore da Firenze, Aveline de Grandpré and Desmond Miles.
- Alongside Io:nhiòte, Bayek is one of the two known individuals gifted with Eagle Vision who displays the ability to telepathically see through the eyes of animals, in their case eagles.
- Bayek is, chronologically, the first protagonist in the series to have his ring finger cut off from the usage of the Hidden Blade, a tradition that would later be passed on to prove one's loyalty to the Creed in the Assassin Brotherhood up until the Levantine brotherhood.
- Unlike these future Assassins however, the removal of Bayek's finger was a mistake that occured while Bayek was assassinating Eudoros, as a result of his inexperience with the weapon and the struggle Eudoros put up while fighting Bayek.
- Assassin's Creed: Desert Oath (first appearance)
- Assassin's Creed: Origins
- Assassin's Creed: Origins – The Hidden Ones
- Assassin's Creed: Origins - The Curse of the Pharaohs
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 1.34 Assassin's Creed: Origins
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Assassin's Creed: Desert Oath
- ↑ Story and Characters – Bayek: The Last Medjay. Assassin's Creed: Origins official site. Ubisoft, Accessed 11 September 2017.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Reparez, Mikel. Assassin's Creed Origins - What You Need To Know About Its New Setting, New Hero and New Action-RPG Gameplay. UbiBlog. Ubisoft, 11 June 2017. Accessed 12 June 2017.
- ↑ Assassin's Creed: Origins - The Final Weighing
- ↑ Assassin's Creed: Origins - Last of the Medjay
- ↑ Assassin's Creed: Origins - Birth of the Creed
- ↑ Assassin's Creed: Origins - Incoming Threat
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Assassin's Creed: Origins - The Hidden Ones - The Hidden Ones
- ↑ Assassin's Creed: Origins – The Hidden Ones - The Land of Turquoise
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 Assassin's Creed: Origins - The Hidden Ones - Rise of Shaqilat
- ↑ Assassin's Creed: Origins - The Hidden Ones - Where the Slaves Die
- ↑ Assassin's Creed: Origins - The Hidden Ones - The Walls of the Ruler
- ↑ Assassin's Creed: Origins - The Hidden Ones - Shadows of the Scarab
- ↑ Assassin's Creed: Origins - The Hidden Ones - The Setting Sun
- ↑ 16.0 16.1 16.2 Assassin's Creed: Origins - The Hidden Ones - No Chains Too Thick
- ↑ Assassin's Creed: Origins - The Hidden Ones - Sic Semper Tyrannis
- ↑ Assassin's Creed: Origins - The Hidden Ones - The Greater Good