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Bayek of Siwa (85 BCE – unknown) was the last Medjay active in ancient Egypt and, alongside his wife, Aya, was the co-founder of the Hidden Ones, an organization that would later evolve into the Assassin Brotherhood.

Following the death of their only son, Bayek and Aya took a leading role in the civil war between Queen Cleopatra and her brother Ptolemy XIII, a conflict that saw them at odds with the Order of the Ancients.

Laying the groundwork and Creed for the Hidden Ones during this struggle, Bayek became the first Mentor of the Egyptian Brotherhood, building the brotherhood in Egypt to fight for the freedom of the people against the Order's desire for control.


Early life

Bayek was born in Siwa, Egypt in 85 BCE, the son of the Medjay, Sabu, and 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, 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 Claridas, who later left Siwa and live in Kanopos under the name Sennefer.[1]

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 traveled 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.[2]

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 by the trap and was injured, but managed to escapes.[2]

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 traveled 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 with 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.[2]

He was pulled from the river by people who nursed him back to health over four days upon a boat. He steadily traveled 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 traveled 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.[3][4]

Alexandrine Civil War

Khemu's death

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Bayek struggling against a member of the Order

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.[1]

Quest for vengeance

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Bayek confronting Rudjek, known as the Heron

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 his Medjay]duties and looked after the town. 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.[1]

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.[1]

Return to Siwa

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Bayek clashing with Hypatos, Rudjek's bodyguard

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 were 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.[1]

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 vilalge 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.[1]

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 solders 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.[1]

Confronting Medunamun

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.[1]

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 were 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.[1]

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.[1]

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.[1]

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 brutualised 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.[1]

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.[1]

Finding Aya

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.[1]

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.[1]

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.[1]

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.[1]

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.[1]

Aya showed Bayek a royal papyrus with the Snake's emblem, linking the Ptolemic 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.[1]

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.[1]

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.[1]

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.[1]

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.[1]

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 tp 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.[1]

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.[1]

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.[1]

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.[1]

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".[1]

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.[1]

Bayek was sent by Apollodorus to find a ledger which was in the possesion 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.[1]

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.[1]

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.[1]

Bayek found both Hotephres and Khenut broken after the death of Shadya he preformed 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 aginst 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.[1]

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 founs 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.[1]

Starting the Hidden Ones

After the end of the civil war, Cleopatra took the throne as Pharaoh. Septimius becomes an advisor for Caesar and Cleopatra cuts ties with Bayek and Aya. This causes Bayek and his supporters to realize that Cleopatra and Caesar have now allied themselves with the Order. Realizing his mistake in supporting Cleopatra, Bayek gathers his allies Phanos, Pasherenptah, Tahira, Phoxidas and Aya to form a brotherhood to counter the Order and defend the free will of the common people. Bayek and Aya realize the Order showed a strong interest in the tomb of Alexander the Great, which they investigate. There, they find a mortally wounded Apollodorus who warns them that Caesar's lieutenant, Flavius, is "The Lion" and the true leader of the Order. He and Septimius had taken the Orb and a Staff from the tomb and were heading back to Siwa for the Vault.[1]

Upon returning to Siwa, they find the Vault already opened. Bayek tracked down and confronts Flavius, who bore the activated Apple of Eden, but killed him, avenging Khemu's death. Bayek returned to Aya, who had recruited Marcus Junius Brutus the Younger and Gaius Cassius Longinus to their cause. She planed to head to Rome with Brutus and Cassius to assassinate Caesar and Septimius. Bayek and Aya part ways but form the foundation of the Assassin Brotherhood when they both swore to protect the world from the shadows. Upon their separation, Bayek droped his eagle's skull charm, a necklace of Khemu's, into the sand which leaves an impression, becoming the icon of their new Brotherhood. Bayek built the Egyptian Brotherhood and made bureau's in both Memphis and the Sinai while the Roman Brotherhood lead by Aya begin recruiting Assassins. In 43 BCE Bayek received a letter from Aya, who chose to call herself Amunet, stating that Septimius and Caesar had been eliminated.[1]

Arrival in Sinai

Bayek learns of a Roman camp to the north of Siwa from a Roman scholar named Otis. While there he learns that a Roman General is planning to bribe various Greek and Egyptian officials to set up a communication network. Bayek stops the bribes, but when he goes to seek out Otis he finds that he has been killed. Bayek finds a final note from Otis, explaining that the plot was coordinated by General Rufio and that Otis was working for Amunet.[1]

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Tahira introducing Bayek to the rebel leader, Gamilat

In 38 BCE, Bayek receives a message from Tahira informing Bayek that the Sinai is in revolt against the Romans. Two Hidden Ones got caught up in a massacre and have been killed. Tahira is struggling to keep the Hidden Ones together at the Sinai. The situation is becoming desperate and  Bayek is needed Bayek then travels to the Sinai Peninsula. He meets Tahira and she introduces him to Gamilat the rebel leader. A guilt stricken Tahira tells Bayek that the death of the two Hidden Ones were her fault Bayek replies "What has been done cannot be undone.". Bayek agrees to assassinating the three lieutenants of general Rufio. Bayek plans to kill Tacito in front of his army and workers, as he thinks it will send a message.[5]

Bayek investigated the sidapperance of Osorkon who was tasked with surveying the Klysma Quarry. During his surveillance. Bayek discovered Osorkon whereabouts and eliminate the Roman captors before they could torture him. Osorkon subsequently explained to Bayek that a women named Shaqilat 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, he assisted her in eliminating the Romans attacking the village. Bayek, impressed by her skills and virtues, convinced her to join the Hidden Ones. Shaqilat, despite her doubts, ultimately accepted the offer and performed a leap of faith into a haystack. Bayek later directed her to the Hidden Ones bureau where she would attend a ceremony celebrating her pledge.[5]

Bayek assassinated Tacito and together with Tahira, they freed the Quarry from Roman control to the Nabatean rebels, beginning a rebellion in the Sinai. Bayek meets with Maqwat who informs him that Ampelius oversees all commerce on the Sinai Peninsula. He does so with efficiency and brutality. He also informs Bayek that Ampelius dresses exactly like his captains. From afar, he is impossible to identify. Bayek infiltrated the fort. After a long search, he discovered Ampelius and killed him thus freeing the fort from Roman control.[5]

Bayek hunted down two bounty hunters after him, Bayek then searched for the person who hired them he tracked the trails and found Kawab he was confronted by him in the desert he attempted to regained his father's honor. However, Bayek defeated him and convinced him to give up his vengeance and use it for a much greater cause. Kawab accepted his fate and ultimately joined Bayek as a member of the Hidden Ones.[5]

Bayek and Gamilat set off inside Amenmesse's pyramid in search of Ptahmose, Rufio's mason but they only find a scroll. After killing all three lieutenants Bayek returns to the bureau to debrief with Tahira but their hideout is attacked by the Romans. Bayek, Tahira, and Kashta are captured and Bayek is crucified. Bayek is eventually saved by Amunet, who informs 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.[5]

The two rescue Kashta and Tahira, though she later succumbs to her injuries and dies in Bayek's arms, before heading to Arsinoe to assassinate Rufio.[5]

Following Rufio's death, Amunet informed Bayek of Gamilat's practice of attacking the Romans before ordering his mean to retreat into nearby village. The inevitable Roman backlash and slaughter of innocent villagers was then deliberately being used to inspire more people to join Gamilat's rebellion. Bayek confronts the rebel leader on this, in a confrontation that ended in Gamilat's death. Bayek and Amunet eventually rebuild the bureau in Sinai, and announce their plans to expand the brotherhood into Petra and Judea.[5]

Personality and traits

Before the tragic death of his son, Bayek was shown to a caring and loving father and husband, as well as a dutiful protector of his home of Siwa. He was shown to have a lighthearted and jovial nature, as well as a strong sense of responsibility and duty for those who needed protecting. He also is very devoted tothe Ancient Egyptian religion and would often teach his son about them, while also explaining the world around him. His relationship with his wife was very strong , despite her Greek heritage and his strong belief in the ways of the Old Egypt.

After Khemu's death, Bayek's sole focus became to hunt down those who were responsible, not to rest until everyone involved had paid with their lives. While he took priority on hunting down the Order of the Ancients, he would stop to help those in need, showing that he still took his role as a Medjay and protector 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 be reunited with her daughter in the afterlife after he killed her. Another example is that after assassinating Taharqa, Bayek sadly apologized to his son Kawab, showing remorse for robbing an innocent child of his father.

Although Bayek was very proud of his homeland and pursued the ancient paths of his country, he had no prejudices against strangers and their culture and simply wished that Egyptians and non-Egyptians would coexist as equals. He would get disgusted at both non-Egyptians and Egyptians alike, who further insisted on strife and hatred towards each other, like the Caretaker's Cult, a group that terrorized the Greeks living in Egypt.

After forming the Hidden Ones, Bayek regards them as his new family he also became wiser for example when Shaqilat attacked a slavers barge to free children he told her fighting alone would not accomplish much but fighting alongside a brotherhood would. Bayek became more forgiving for example when Kawab tried to kill him, he gave him the option to abandon his name and to join the Hidden Ones as a liberator.

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 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. [4]

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.[4]


  • 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.
  • Bayek is probably the only character in the series to admit that he is afraid of something. While exploring a tomb, he admits that he hates snakes.
  • 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.