In 48 BCE, Shadya had come into possession of a ledger which her father had stolen from Berenike, the Crocodile, exposing the latter's corrupt deeds. As a result, she and her mother were kidnapped by Berenike and her men, who brought them to the Euhemeria lighthouse. Shadya was executed by Berenike, who weighed down her feet with large rocks and submerged her in the waters near the pier, leaving Shadya to drown; Bayek later helped to recover her body.
Shadya's death greatly devastated her parents, so much so that Hotephres vowed to do anything he could to get revenge, directing the Medjay to the Gladiator Arena in Krokodilopolis to begin his hunt. After fighting his way to the champions of the arena, Bayek eventually discovered the identity of Berenike as the Crocodile and assassinated her in the Kerkesoucha Granary.
- Shadya's mother, Khenut, described her daughter as someone who loved the water and feeding the riverside birds at night, and that it was something they did together as a family prior to her demise. When Khenut was ready to let go of her grief after her daughter's death, she wished for Shadya's spirit to swim forever in the Nile as "her little tadpole".