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Sefetu (died 48 BCE), also known as the Firebrand, was a governor of Sais who had aligned himself with Taharqa, a member of the Order of the Ancients. He ruled Sais with an iron fist.

Biography

In the mid 1st century BCE, Sefetu served as the governor of Sais, operating from Fort Nikiou. During his tenure, the townsfolk were heavily taxed by Sefetu for their goods.[1] Failing to pay resulted in harsh punishments, leading many townsfolk to leave the town in secret, aided in this by the town's brewer Harkhuf, and the smuggler Jeska.[2] In addition, Zervos, the harbormaster, helped many of the townsfolk hide their goods in his warehouse to prevent taxation. However, Sefetu eventually discovered Zervos' operations and sent his men after the merchant, declaring him wanted.[3]

In 48 BCE, Sefetu discovered Jeska's smuggling of the townsfolk of Sais, resulting in her capture. Jeska was brought to Fort Nikou, where she was tortured by Sefetu with a firebrand, thus gaining him the nickname Firebrand. Despite Sefetu's efforts, Jeska was able to escape the fort and resumed her activities shortly thereafter.[2] As retaliation, Sefetu had Harkhuf captured and brought to the fort as well, waiting punishment.[4]

Eventually, Sefetu's tenure was ended by the Medjay Bayek of Siwa, who infiltrated the fort and assassinated him while freeing Harkhuf from his cage.[4]

Appearance

Reference

  1. Assassin's Creed: Origins
  2. 2.0 2.1 Assassin's Creed: OriginsSmoke Over Water
  3. Assassin's Creed: OriginsConflicts of Interest
  4. 4.0 4.1 Assassin's Creed: OriginsThe Tax Master