In 48 BCE, the Medjay, Bayek, visited the town in search of Derratos' scribe, having been directed there by Theodoros. Discovering him in the courtyard outside the Sarapeion of Karanis, Bayek eliminated his guards and brought him back to Theodoros in Bakchias.
Shortly thereafter, Bayek returned to Karanis, where he chanced upon a scene of a murder in the Sarapeion. He assisted the town's phylakitai, Epigonos, to investigate the recent increased amount of attacks on Greek priests in the temple. Uncovering a cult of Wadjet to be responsible, Bayek was able to prevent them from killing the head of the temple.