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Gamilat (died 38 BCE) was the leader of the Nabatean rebels who rebelled against the Roman oppressors in the Sinai. He was an ally of Tahira's Hidden Ones stationed on the peninsula. However, he employed corrupt tactics to fight the Romans, which involved the lives of innocents, and this lead to Bayek assassinating him. 

Biography

Rebellion against the Romans

In the late 1st century BCE, Gamilat served as the leader of the Nabatean rebels in Sinai against the Roman forces led by Gaius Julius Rufio.[1] Desperate to recruit the residents of the peninsula into his cause, Gamilat would deliberately initiate skirmishes in villages throughout Sinai and have his men hide behind the villagers, gaining martyrs from those who lost their families to the Romans' blades.[2]

Sometime in around 38 BCE, Gamilat caught word of a plot to invade Egypt. To this end, he sent a note to a Otis, a scribe from Alexandria, who in return contacted the Hidden One Amunet for Bayek's whereabouts. Bayek would eventually thwart Rufio's plans to invade Egypt and portray himself as a savior of the country.[3] In addition, Gamilat also received assistance from another Hidden One Tahira, who oversaw a bureau in Klysma Quarry and sent various Hidden Ones to aid in the rebellion. However, during one such rebellion, two Hidden Ones were killed, causing Tahira to request Bayek's assistance.[4]

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Tahira, Bayek, and Gamilat in the bureau

Bayek answered Tahira's pleas for assistance and travelled to the Hidden Ones' bureau in Klysma Quarry, where Tahira and Gamilat were waiting. They briefed Bayek on the deaths of the two Hidden One recruits and Rufio, who was in charge of the Roman forces in Sinai. Together, Gamilat and the Hidden Ones came up with a plan to reduce Rufio's influence by eliminating his three lieutenants, Ampelius, Ptahmose and Tacito.[5]

Sometime later, Gamilat met with Bayek outside the Pyramid of Amenmesse in Arsinoe Nome, where Ptahmose was supposedly operating in. They infiltrated the pyramid, eliminating Roman soldiers in the process and came upon a dead end. They later discovered a hidden pathway by accident and navigated through the tomb to find an exit. Though unable to find Ptahmose in the necropolis, they were able to locate a scroll relating to the Shards of a Star legend, though Gamilat deemed it to be useless and thus passed it to Bayek.[6]

Deducing Ptahmose to be operating in Arsinoe instead, Gamilat planned to send his men from an outpost to attack the city. However, Bayek believed his plan might incur the loss of innocent lives and thus took it upon himself to eliminate the priest. Gamilat agreed and returned to his camp.[6]

Death

Later with assistance from Amunet from Rome, Bayek was able to eliminate the lieutenants and Rufio himself. However, they realized that Gamilat was purposely provoking the Romans to attack villagers in order to gain more martyrs for his cause. Bayek confronted Gamilat about his actions in a sunken quarry in Madiama Nome, leading them to fight a duel to death. Bayek was eventually able to defeat the rebel, convincing him that his methods had endangered the lives of the innocent. Gamilat repented, understanding his mistakes, and as he passed on, he expressed his wish that Bayek's organization would last till the end of time.[2]

Legacy

Gamilat was seen as a hero, even after his death. Many stories and ballads were told in his honor, especially by Haganu. Gamilat's death served its cause, in that no more martyrs would be made. People would later forget about about the Hidden Ones, who returned to operating in the shadows.[2]

Gamilat's actions also serve as the inspiration for the first tenet of the Assassins' Creed, which was that they must not harm the innocent.[2]

Trivia

  • Gamilat's name is actually feminine; he shares his name with the last queen-consort of Nabataea.

Appearance

Reference

  1. Assassin's Creed: OriginsThe Hidden Ones
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Assassin's Creed: OriginsThe Hidden OnesThe Greater Good
  3. Assassin's Creed: OriginsIncoming Threat
  4. Assassin's Creed: OriginsThe Hidden OnesThe Hidden Ones
  5. Assassin's Creed: OriginsThe Hidden OnesThe Land of Turquoise
  6. 6.0 6.1 Assassin's Creed: OriginsThe Hidden OnesThe Setting Sun