Assassins Creed Origins Side Quest Guide

Assassins Creed Origins Side Quest Guide
Assassin’s Creed Origins features a ton of exciting and rewarding side quests to complete. This Assassins Creed Origins Side Quest Guide will list the location of every side quest we’ve discovered as well as any tips needed to complete them.

As is traditional in Assassin’s Creed games, Assassin’s Creed Origin features the vast majority of content and side quests on the map. As such many of these quests are simple A to B missions with a few kills in between. If the quest is difficult or features hidden solutions, we’ll be sure to include them in the quest information.

Assassins Creed Origins Side Quest Guide

Siwa Region Side Quests
Siwa Region Side Quests

Gear Up
You get this side quest automatically. Simply use the bird to locate some hides, harvest 5 leather and then craft the breast plate.

Family Reunion
This side quest can be picked up at the mission table at the start of the game. Use the quest tracker to find the farmers. One of them is dead, you will need to carry his body back to his farm. You can place the body on the back of your horse and ride to the objective.

Water Rats
This side quest can be picked up at the mission table at the start of the game. Use your quest tracker to find the cave, head inside and kill all of the bandits.

Striking The Anvil
This quest can be found in the center of town. Speak with the Blacksmith to start the quest. Head South West to Camp Shetjeh. Take out the captain and loot the Blacksmith’s tools. Use the eagle to scout the area and locate the Captain, marked with a yellow icon over his head. The tools are in a chest inside a tent on the North East side of the camp.

Hideaway
This is the Side Quest North West of town. Head inside the cave and find the child, and interact with the Ancient Tablet.

The Healer
This Side Quest can be found in the South East corner of town. You need to speak with the healer and them swim underwater to collect some jars before delivering them to Rabiah in the House of Life. Once you return the jars you’ll have to take out a group of soldiers.

Bayeks Promise
This one is South West of the town. It starts a very long side quest to find all of the Stone Circles. Check out our Assassin’s Creed Origins Stone Circles guide for details.

Iment Nome Region Side Quests

Secrets Of The First Pyramids
You get this side quest when you first arrive in this region. It has a suggested level of 23. This is a long ways away, far to the South in Saqqara Nome. When you arrive at the location you will need to save the scholar from a group of guards, around level 23. Following that you will be sent to two different locations to retrieve artifacts. A tomb and a bandit camp. Collect both the artifacts and return to the scholar. Then you have to climb to the top of the Tomb of Sneferu. Follow the scholar to the new objective, find the entrance and claim your rather dull reward.

Lake Mareotis Region Side Quests
Lake Mareotis Region Side Quests

Ambush In The Temple
You obtain this side quest automatically, once you arrive at the Temple of Sekhmet In Yamu. It’s on the Western side of the region. Speak with the Priest inside the temple and then speak with him again for a tour. Once inside use the bird to find all of the children hiding.

Ulterior Votive
This is a follow on quest from Ambush in the Temple. After the quest speak with the priest again. You will need to find a merchant at Yamu market. Speak with the merchant before meeting him in a field to discuss the problem. Clear the enemies and then return to the priest to complete the Side Quest.

Lady of Slaughter
This is a follow on quest from Ulterior Votive. Head to the market and use the bird to find the drunken hero. Pick him up and return him to the temple. You’ll then have to speak with the High Priest to initiate the battle. Finish off your opponent to complete this quest.

Stolen Goods
You can find this Side Quest at Nomad’s Bazaar. It’s marked by a blue camel icon near the Temple of Sekhmet in Yamu. You need to find and kill a bandit.

Birthright
This quest can be found in the North West of Yuma town. Head to the bodies and interact with them. You then need to speak with a couple of different people before finding information at a nearby camp. You’ll then have to travel to the Western entrance to Alexandria. Find the target using the bird and then take him out.

The Book of the Dead
This quest location can vary as the NPC moves. He travels between the central area of Yuma and the island to the East. Once you have the quest you need to head South West of the town to the Necropolis. Head to the camp, clear out the bandits and grab the book. Return to the mans daughter and then the man.

Hidden Tax
This Side Quest can be found in the South East part of Yuma town. The woman asks you to find her lost husband. You need to grab a boat and head to the island to the East on the lake. Head to the location, kill the crocodiles and escort the man back to his wife.

Taste of Her Sting
This side quest is on the island near Yuma, the one with the Fast Travel point. It’s only available to collect during the night. This quest is level 17 but it’s mostly an interaction quest. On the island, use your sense to locate yellow interaction points. Interact with each of them to complete this ruin.

The next part is in another Loot Treasure spot, the Shrine of Serapis. This is in Kanopos Nome. On the Northern most island. Head there, use your senses to find all the clues. I accidentally skipped the other clues as I found the final destination before the other shrines. It doesn’t have any real negative impact on skipping the others so head to the location marked below:

Taste of Her Sting

At the North entrance to the ruins there is a scorpion painted on the wall. Discover that to investigate the ruins and complete the quest.

Alexandria Region Side Quests
Alexandria Region Side Quests

Serapis Unites
This quest is on the West side of Alexandria. Next to the fast travel point. Pray at the statue to receive the quest. Head to the Arsenal, kill the guards and free the drummer. You’ll need to carry him out of the Arsenal and speak with him to learn about the stolen lion skin. Head to the new area, use the bird to scout your target, and take him out. Confirm the kill to get the lion skin and return it to the Priest.

A Tithe By Any Other Name
This is a follow on quest from Serapis Unites. You need to head to the location, locate the cart and kill the driver before stealing it. Don’t kill the horses or you fail the mission. Return to the cart to the Priest to complete the quest.

The Odyssey
This is a follow on quest from A Tithe By Any Other Name. Wait a while after completing the previous quest and at night time, you will find the Priest roaming the streets. Look for the ! marker. You have to escort him to a boat, it’s a simple mission. Avoid guards.

The Last Bodyguard
This side quest is at the Northern shore of Alexandria, just before the bridge. This is a simple escort mission. Follow the girls directions, reclaim her horse and ride her to the objective marker on the far East of Alexandria. Take out the thief that steals the horse and the quest is complete.

The Accidental Philosopher
You can find this Side Quest on the Southern docks of Alexandria. A woman asks you to find her lost son. I wouldn’t attempt this under level 17. Head to the area by the beach and search with your senses to find the different clues. As you escort the kid back to town you are ambushed by soldiers. They range from level 18-21.

The Shifty Scribe
After you complete parts of the main story, and you unlock the Hidden Blade, more quests become available in Alexandria. This is one of those quests. It’s on the West side of town. Intercept the prisoner before he arrives at his destination, put him on your horse and take him to the docks.

Wrath of the Poets
Another quest that appears after the Hidden Blade story segment. Head to the amphitheater type place, just North of the Alexandria city Fast Travel point. Speak with the poet and then head to Akra Garrison. Clear the enemies before freeing the actor as you have to carry him out to safety. When he is freed you learn of two more actors that escaped and the script. Track down the script and take out the guards. These are levels 20 and 21, I do not suggest attempting this before level 17. Then head to the actors house and speak with the actor there before killing all the guards. This is a group of about 8 around the level 20 region. Possible at 17 but tough. Return to Phanos to get your reward.

Symposiasts
This is a follow on quest from Wrath of the Poets. Head back to the amphitheater when you see the ! appear. You’ll have to escort Phanos to his house, you’ll get ambushed on the way by guards around level 21. Take them out while mounted. At the end of the quest you will get ambushed again by level 20 & 21 guards. I wouldn’t suggest doing this before level 18. Call your mount and it’s a relatively easy battle.

Higher Education
This is a follow on quest from The Accidental Philosopher. Head back to the docks and speak with the boys mother again. Track down the boat, kill the guards and confirm the last kill to complete this part of the quest.

Phylakitai In The Eye
This quest became available a short time after I cleared regions following Alexandria. It’s a follow on quest from Symposiasts. This is a rather simple quest. 3 targets all in the same rough area. Reach the area, scout with the bird, mark the targets, take them out and return to Phanos.

Cat’s Cradle
This quest becomes available late in the story missions. It appears in Alexandria. Enter the area and you will investigate a cat death. Find all the clues, including the bodies in the hay cart. Then find Khalid before escorting him out of Alexandria.

Kanopos Nome Region Side Quests
Kanopos Nome Region Side Quests

Blue Hooligans
This side quest is in the center of the region in the town. You need to find and rescue Icarius. Head to the location, clear out the guards and then set him free before speaking with him. You’ll get a new objective to find the bust, which is in a chest under the sea. Return it to finish the quest.

The Hungry River
This side quest is located in the South West part of the Kanopos Nome region. There’s a few dead bodies in the fields. You need to return them to the family. You can use your use to transport one on the back while you carry another. There’s a few Hippos here but not much threat. Great source of Hard Leather. After that you’ll have to travel South West to the bandit camp. Clear the camp and free the prisoner. Following that is a final area to clear. Kill them to complete the quest.

The Weasel
This quest can be found on Apollodorus’ Estate. Speak to the man to get the quest, then go to the nearby tower. Search for all the clues and then grab the body out of the hay cart before taking it back to the quest giver. When you return you will need to speak to Dymnos. Take him out to finish the quest.

Old Times
This side quest can be found outside the Hippodrome. After speaking with an old friend, meet him at the tavern as he requested.

Wild Ride
This is a follow on from Old Times. It’s South East of the Hippodrome. When you get to the location you will need to complete a quick course in a cart. You can use the pathing feature to complete most of it. After the quick race you have to follow the group to a bandit hideout to reclaim the stolen horse. Head to the camp, kill everyone and take the horse back to the estate. Once you return the horse, the quest is complete.

Sap-Meh Nome Region Side Quests
Sap-Meh Nome Region Side Quests

In Protest
This quest can be found on the Eastern side of the Sap-Meh Nome area. The nearby guards have stolen a War Chariot. You need to destroy it at the nearby camp. Destroy it and return to complete the quest.

Fair Trade
This side quest is located on the Western edge of the region, right next to the fast travel point. Interact with the item on the table near the blacksmiths. You will get a new objective to retrieve a spear from a military boat. Clear the boat and confirm the kill on the target. You’ll get the spear and complete the trade.

Thick Hide
This side quest is located on the Western edge of the region, right next to the fast travel point. Head to the Tanners hut and defeat the crocodile attacking the Tanner. You need to kill Crocodiles, Hyena’s and Vultures. There’s plenty of Crocodiles around the island. There is a Crocodile lair to the West, a Hyena lair to the North. There may be a closer area for vultures but I fast traveled to Yamu in Lake Mareotis and then follow the North West path out of town. There’s a vulture nest up there. Once you have all the items return to the Tanner.

Sapi-Res Nome Region Side Quests
Sapi-Res Nome Region Side Quests

The Ostrich
This side quest is in the far North West corner of this region. Another simple one. Head to the marker, kill the Tax Collector. Job done.

Abuse Of Power
Another one in the North West side of the region. Once you arrive and pick up the quest you will need to grab some hay from just in front of the man and drop it on his cart. After that you need to track down a Tax Collector and take him out.

New Kid In Town
This quest is in the South East of the area in Letopolis. Grab the quest and speak with Nehi before heading to the next objective and retrieving his cart. When you return he gives you a Papyri Puzzle. You’ll have to run around town to do a few visits. There’s some ruins to the South West of the city. Search the ruins, interact with all objects, quest complete. If you need additional help check out our Papyri Puzzle guide.

Workers’ Lament
This quest is in the South East of the area in Letopolis. She wants you to track down her lazy workers. Head to the new objective and help rescue the brothers from the collapsed tunnel. When saving the last guy be sure to search the room for another quest. Return to the quest giver to complete it.

The Old Library
During the Workers’ Lament quest. Check the table in the room full of scrolls at the end. That unlocks this quest. Head across the Nile to the location marked on the map. You’ll find a man with a knife. After the conversation head to the nearby bandit camp. Search the Hyena cave nearby to loot the sword and complete the quest.

Conflicts of Interest
This is available from Harkhuf’s Informant Table. You need to be on, or have completed, the main story mission The Scarab’s Sting. Head to the location and investigate the merchant, it must be day time. After you investigate switch to night time and follow the merchants. After you follow them you have to find a boat and either steal it or destroy it. I destroyed it as it was quicker. That completes the quest.

Smoke over Water
This is available from Harkhuf’s Informant Table. You need to be on, or have completed, the main story mission The Scarab’s Sting. Head to the docks and speak with Amosis. She will ask you to find Jeska. When you arrive you find Jeska under attack, clear out all the Hippo’s on the island to proceed. You will then need to return to Jeska’s village, which has been burned to the ground. Clear out the looters and then carry Pentu back to his house.

The Tax Master
This is a follow on quest from Smoke over Water. It can be found on the East side of Sais. You’ll have to assault the fort and rescue the prisoner. One of the Captain’s has the key you need to unlock the hatch. Once you escort him out of the fort speak with him. That completes the quest.

All Eyes On Us
This is available from Harkhuf’s Informant Table. You need to be on, or have completed, the main story mission The Scarab’s Sting. Sefetu’s archers are scattered on rooftops throughout town, take down 6 of them. Once they are all down, the quest is complete.

Lost Happiness
This is available from Harkhuf’s Informant Table. You need to be on, or have completed, the main story mission The Scarab’s Sting. Head to the objective and speak with the Brewery Worker. You need to track down Nesamun and his beer delivery. When you get to the location Nesamun is being held captive. Free him from the bandits. That completes the quest.

Shadya’s Rest
After you kill the Crocodile, fast travel to Sais in Sap-Res Nome. This quest will appear when you arrive. Head to the farm at Philadelphia. Follow Hotephres to his wife. You need to get a Heron Feather. I already had one but they are common birds so you shouldn’t have a problem. You’ll then have to assassinate a Commander before returning to Hotephres with the insignia. That completes the quest.

Fighting For Faiyum
This is a follow on quest from Shadya’s Rest. Speak with Hotephres to start the quest and learn the location of the fort and commander. Speak with the farmer and then use your torch to light the hay. Then return to Hotephres before fending off the guards that attack the farm. Follow Khenut to the rebel base near the fort. Then free the Rebel Leader from the nearby fort. Once he is escorted to safety you need to assassinate the Commander of Fort Boubastos.

Memphis Region Side Quests
Memphis Region Side Quests

Children of the Streets
This is the Southern most side quest in Memphis. When you get to the location you need to chase the small child to an ambush. Clear out the guards. Head to the new objective and search for all the clues. Once you’ve found all but one clue, destroy all the red vases near the ship master and set it ablaze. You can use a fire arrow. He will then give you the final piece of information. This will update a new objective, head to the new boat and speak with the child before going to the temple and saving the rest of his family. Kill all the guards in the area for the key and then go down the stairs to the cells.

Mortem Romanum
This is a follow on quest from Children of the Streets. It’s in the South East part of Memphis. Head to the location to discover the dead father. You will then need to track down a boat and assassinate a target. There’s only a few guards on board, all level 30. Easily done at level 27 with a bit of stealth.

Blood In The Water
You get this quest from the Informant Table on the West side of Central Memphis. Head to the central area of Memphis and speak with Thutmose the Crocodile Hunter. When you find his boat you need to take a seat at the front of it. He will tell you of Crocodile’s attacking the palace. Head to the location and kill all the Crocodile’s in the area. Meet him in the cave at night time. After speaking with him you need to chase down the suspects dropping the body parts into the water.

Odor Most Foul
You get this quest from the Informant Table on the West side of Central Memphis. Head to the objective marker just West of the Memphis city Fast Travel point. Speak with the Priest at the Temple. Head into the tomb, investigate the area for clues and then head to the Mummification Temple. From there it’s a simple investigation area and speaking with a few people. Continue with the objectives and clear out the bandit camp at the end.

The Baker’s Dilemma
Speak with the Baker in the North East of Memphis. Scan the nearby area for the Taster’s location. He’s being held captive in a transport cart. Take out the driver, open the cage and transport the Taster back to the Baker. You will now have several objective markers on your map, these are jars that contain the cakes. You need to break each of the jars.

Taimhotep’s Song
This side quest opens after you complete the story missions in Memphis. It’s around the central area of the city. Head to the objective marker and head into the tomb to buy the talisman from the merchant. You then need to gather 2 Flamingo Tongues and 2 Heron Feathers. To find the Feathers follow the road South out of Memphis, you’ll find some on the shore. Located below:

Where To Find Heron Feathers

The Flamingo Tongues are tough. I only found some in the swampy area to the far East of the Hippodrome. Kanopos Nome.

Where To Find Flamingo Tongues

Once you’ve got the items return to the woman to hand it in and then follow her to the temple.

A Dream Of Ashes
This side quest opens after you complete the story missions in Memphis. It’s in the South West corner of the city. Speak to the Priest and he will ask you to save three different people. You need to track them down and give them an amulet. Pretty simple, not much fighting. You need to use the Dusk till Dawn skill at the end of the quest so it may not be visible if you don’t have that ability yet.

Giza Region Side Quests
Giza Region Side Quests

Precious Bonds
In the North East area of Giza. There’s a man inside a cage. Free him to get this quest. Speak with him before escorting Oba back to his quarters. After you get back to his camp you learn one of his friends still held captive. Save him and then follow the next brother to reclaim the ring. Turns out a Hyena ate the ring, so once again track something else down. Kill it, confirm the kill to get the ring.

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Saqqara Nome Region Side Quests
Saqqara Nome Region Side Quests

First Blood
This quest can be found on the Eastern side of Saqqara Nome. This quest can be found inside a pyramid. If you need help to enter check out our how to get inside the Bent Pyramid of Sneferu guide. Once you get the quest break the nearby wall and find all of the clues. That completes the quest.

Rites of Anubis
This side quest is in the central part of Saqqara Nome. Head to the town and speak with Nefertari. You need to head to all 3 shrines and repair the torches. Be sure to light them all using your torch. The final torch is in the Bent Pyramid, if you struggle to get inside you can read our guide here. Once you have lit all of the torches return to Nefertari to complete the quest.

When Night Falls
This is a follow on quest from Rites of Anubis. Speak to Suphia when it is night time. You need to escort Suphia and a rebel to the nearby ruined fort. When you reach the fort carry the 3 rebels to the objective marker, you can use your horse to transport two at a time. You’ll get ambushed by guards, clear them out then confront Suphia.

Rebel Alliance
This quest may also be in Faiyum as the convoy moves around. Free the man being held captive and then speak with him. Escort Theodoros to his camp. He will tell you of a scribe in the nearby town. Take down both the guards, put him on the back of your horse and deliver him to Bakchias.

Atef-Pehu Nome Region Side Quests
Atef-Pehu Nome Region Side Quests

The Matriarch
This can be found in the town of Kerke in Atef-Pehu Nome. Speak with the village leader to hear of her plight. You will need to rescue a damsel in distress from a nearby bandit camp. Clear the camp of bandits and carry the girl to safety. Following that you will need to track down the ship with the commander aboard, speak with Meritmaat first. You then track down one ship with clues on the commanders location before finding the commander in the next objective. After you learn of her daughters location, speak with her to complete the quest.

Uab Nome Region Side Quests
Uab Nome Region Side Quests

Seven Farmers
On the Northern shore of Uab Nome. After speaking with the farmers, follow Rai. She’ll lead you up to the cliff and then ask you to return to the farmers to help fend off the bandits. It’s only a small group of bandits so you don’t need to bother with the traps if you don’t wish. Next up, head to the bandit camp and read the letter that informs you to search the Tomb of Smenkhkare. Kill the commander inside the tomb, confirm the kill, quest complete.

Faiyum Oasis Side Quests
Faiyum Oasis Side Quests

The Jaws of Sobek
Found on an island to the very South East corner of Krokodilopolis. You’ll have to enter via the roof to get inside the building. From there investigate all the different points of interest. After discovering all the clues head to the nearby docks and save the prisoner before speaking with him. He will tell you of a ship. Grab the nearby boat and head to the area before locating the ship. Climb aboard, take out the guards and read the letter to give you the final location. It’s in Uab Nome, directly West of Krokodilopolis. Head to the camp, investigate the captains tent. Quest complete.

Sobek’s Tears
Found in the central area of the city of Krokodilopolis. Head to the location and you will witness a death ritual that gets disturbed by a huge white crocodile. Head into the temple and search the crocodile pit for clues. You learn of a plot to poison the crocodiles. Head to the new objective and assassinate Melina the Hibiscus. It’s a very large camp but the guards are well spaced out so it’s not difficult. Melina will flee if she sees you and she runs fast, so make sure it’s a certain kill. Return to the Guardian.

Bad Faith
This is a follow on quest from Sobek’s Tears. Head to the Sobek Temple to the South and speak with the Priest of Sobek. He asks you to assassinate Sehetep in the other Temple of Sobek. It’s a simple assassination. Enter through the roof and you can take him out while he completes a ritual.

The Champion
Found on the West side of Krokodilopolis near the arena. When you arrive you see a man getting his backside whooped. When you try to help him up you’ll have to brawl with his attacker. Follow the Old Fighter to the next fight and take down the opponent. After the fight use your Dusk till Dawn ability and meet him at the lighthouse. Follow him some more and defeat another opponent in a fist fight.

The Man Beast
On the island to the North West of Krokodilopolis. Head to the island and speak with the man to start the quest. Search the clues in the nearby area before investigating the cave. When you get to the cave free the prisoner for more information on the body parts. Exit via the ladder, head to Greek Square and take out the Embalmer. Confirm the kill to complete the quest.

The Lure of Glory
After you complete the arena part of the story, you unlock this side quest. You simply have to travel to Cyrene to complete the quest.

Faiyum Region Side Quests
Faiyum Region Side Quests

Murder In The Temple
This quest is in Karanis. The city in the very far North East corner of Faiyum. Head to the quest and speak with the man by the body. Once inside the temple, check the upper floor for the letter. You learn the High Priest is the next target. A group of bandits surround the High Priest, take them out. Quest complete.

Feeding Faiyum
This is a follow on quest from Murder in the Temple. It starts nearby. Speak with the girl before visiting her husband, the stonemason. From there investigate the nearby ruins and head out to the Sunken Temple. Check the chest underwater before going to the storehouse found in the notes. Confront the Butcher. Quest complete.

Curse of Wadjet
North side of the large lake in Faiyum. Speak to the Greek guy screaming about snakes and harmony. Use Senu to find the Caretakers Shrine and head inside. There’s a lot of snakes inside. Shoot the red jars with fire arrows to kill them all easily. As you leave the Caretaker will ambush you, kill him and his guards. Now you need to save prisoner, get him out and drop him somewhere before speaking with him to complete the quest.

Rebel Strike
Just to the West of the Curse of Wadjet quest. This is a follow on quest from Rebel Alliance. Head to the location to meet the Rebels. Accompany them on the raid, clear the camp of all enemies. Quest complete.

Demons In The Desert
This is on the West side of Faiyum. Has a level requirement much higher than the others nearby, level 39. When you’re ready head to the location and speak with the Madman. Head to the nearby tower and help the boy kill the Hyena’s. Follow the boy to the river and he will ride you across on a boat. There are level 38-40 enemies here but I did it at level 35. You can avoid the level 40s. There’s then another camp, smaller a lots of enemies. You can rush in and grab his father with minimal combat.

Fires of Dionysias
In the South Eastern section of Faiyum. Before you reach the town. You’ll have to head West of Euhemeria to the fields and speak with the farmers there. Follow Zahra. When you reach your destination go upstairs, kill the guards and carry the Greek landowner to safety. After you carry him out of the house, speak with him to progress. You’ll then have to travel to a bandit camp and assassinate the leader. They are 36-38 levels, but you only have to kill the leader. After you clear the first camp you learn their leader is elsewhere. There’s a lot of high level enemies here but your target is level 38 and trapped inside a cage.

Sobeks Gold
Inside the town to the South East side of the Faiyum region. You’ll see a priest beating a boy near the docks. Speak with him to learn that he has lost two Gold Sobek statues. Head out to the harbor and use the bird to find them. Return to the port, save the boy, kill the guards. Quest complete.

Forging Siwa
Inside the town to the South East side of the Faiyum region. Speak with the walking merchant and he tells you about a stall selling Siwa relics. Speak to the store holder and follow the young girl. When you follow her for a short while you will see some bandits holding her mother hostage. Take care of the bandits and free the prisoner.

The Sickness
South East corner of Faiyum. Just South West of the town there. Head to the Slums in Euhemeria and speak with the Healer. Head down to the harbor and search for clues. You’ll learn the cause is rotten food, masked with spices. Follow the girl to the merchants house and dispatch justice.

Herakleion Nome Side Quests
Herakleion Nome Side Quests

Recon Work
This quest can be found on the Informant Table in the town of Herakleion. The fort is in the North East. Explore the camp and find a group of prisoners. Clear the guards first and then free the prisoners. That completes the quest.

Reunion
This quest is in the South West corner of Herakleion Nome. When you reach the rough area you’ll hear a whistle and be told to find its source. You must then accompany Tahira to some nearby ruins before meeting her at a Roman camp. Once you arrive at the camp clear out the guards, release the crocodile and then escort it back to the Sobek shrine.

Predator to Prey
This is a follow on quest from Reunion. Return to speak with Tahira. She will escort you to a Roman patrol hunting Flamingos. Take them down and move on to the Crocodile camp. Finally you move on to a Hippopotamus camp and clear out the Roman’s there too. Speak with Tahira to complete this quest.

Green Mountains Region Side Quests
Green Mountains Region Side Quests

Unseeing Eyes
South East area in Green Mountains. Head to the mountain road and you will find an injured blind man on the side of the road. You’ll have to pick him up, put him on the back of the horse and transport him to the healer. Speak to the Healer twice to learn of where to find the Silphium. Head to the Roman Barracks, take the Silphium and return to the Healer.

Shadows of Apollo
South East area in Green Mountains. There’s a prisoner trapped inside a cage in the Balagrae Roman Barracks. Free him to start this quest. You’ll have to travel up to a Roman camp, take out a spy and complete the quest.

Carpe Diem
South East area in Green Mountains. Head to Poimen Relay and speak with the man there. You need to track down the Freedom Fighter Apate, it’s North West along the road. When you arrive at the Crucifixion Site, take down the guards around the prisoner and set her free. Once you escort her to safety she will ask you to assassinate Brutus Severus. It’s a large camp but the target is wide out in the open. Take him out to complete the quest.

The Good Roman
Central Green Mountains. Speak with the man on the site and then head up to the Aqueduct. Speak with the group there before following the other objectives. This is a simple quest, just a lot of running around. Eventually you’ll have to find several Diotra pieces. Use Senu to find the closest one and then move from piece to piece. The last piece is on a guard. Return them all to complete the quest.

Taking The Liberty
North West area in Green Mountains. When you reach the area use Senu to locate an underground entrance, the stairs icon. Head up to the quarry and kill all the enemies. Make sure to loot them, as you get a quest item. Head to the body of the man, inspect it and then return the wedding band to his wife. This completes the quest.

Halo of the Huntress
North East part of Green Mountains. Head into the Oracle of Apollo and speak with the woman inside. Head up the mountain to the objective marker. Take down the guards within the camp and continue forward. Grab the item from in front of the statue to complete the quest.

One Bad Apple
You unlock this quest during the story missions. When you are on The Final Weighing. Head to Balagrae and speak with Praxilla at the clinic. Once you have the quest head to the temple to find Crios. He collapses and you must carry him back to the clinic. Head up to the shrine, take out the Priestess and claim the kill. Free the prisoners and escort Praxilla out of the Shrine.

Playing With Fire
You unlock this quest during the story missions. When you are on The Final Weighing. Once you reach the fort, help Kade escape before freeing all the other nearby prisoners. Escort him back to the main road and then speak to him. Head to the Aqueduct and speak with Vitruvius. You will then have to assassinate a general in a nearby camp. Once you’ve taken him out, confirm the kill and return to Vitruvius.

Marmarcia Region Side Quests
Marmarcia Region Side Quests

His Secret Service
On the Northern shore of Marmarica. The quest is inside a heavily fortified Roman base. Clear the base of guards, free the prisoner and escort him to safety.

Kyrenaika Region Side Quests
Kyrenaika Region Side Quests

My Brother For A Horse
East of Cyrene. After speaking with the man, you learn he has lost his horse. It’s to the far East of Kyrenaika region. When you arrive, take down the target and loot the document to learn of the stallions location. It will either be inside a camp or on the way to the camp. Either way, dispatch the rider and take the horse back to the stables.

Dead In The Water
North East of Cyrene. After you speak with Agatha you will need to rescue her son Titus from the nearby Apollonia Barracks. He’s not very deep in so you should be able to get him out without much combat. Once freed Titus will tell you about Navarch, your next assassination target. It’s far to the East. Locate his boat, assassinate Navarch. Quest complete.

Founding Father
West side of Cyrene city. Speak with the man in front of the Tomb of Bassos. Climb the Tomb of Bassos and enter through the roof. After you get all the clues head to the Acropolis to reclaim the relics. When you have both artifacts, return them to the priest.

The Mousetrap
Center of Cyrene city. Speak to the man to the North West of the arena. Follow the man to the location, you’ll be ambushed by three guards. Take them out and speak with the man. You will have to assault a nearby barracks and find the chest with the stash inside. Unlike other items, you have to carry this physically. Carry it back to the Mouse to complete the quest.

Cat & Mouse
This is a follow on quest from The Mousetrap. Some time after completing the previous mission you will see a ! on the roads within the city. Mouse has been kidnapped, you need to free him from the cage. Once saved he will tell you that a friend of his is in danger. Head to the bath house and inspect the clues. There is an open window on the South West side of the building. Once inside inspect the room and then search for the corpse. After that head to the actor, there’s a lion on the scene when you arrive. Another scene, once again you arrive too late. This time you catch Vesta, take him down then speak to Mouse. Quest complete.

Are You Not Entertained?
Near the arena in Cyrene city. There is a wall slab down the stairs with writing on it. After you read the text, speak with the Lanista at the Gladiator School. After a rather lengthy walk you’ll have to take down 3 gladiators. After that you need to head to a farm. You’ll have to clear a farm of lions and then meet a guy at the beach. Loot the sword from the water, kill the guards. Job done.

The Flea of Cyrene
North East inside Cyrene city. Climb the Temple of Zeus. You get the side quest when you get to the top. Follow Esio and he will take you to several locations, do a Leap of Faith at each location.

The Smugglers of Cyrene
This quest can be found on the Western side of Apollonia. This is a follow on quest from Cat & Mouse. Follow Mouse to the docks, steal the manifest and then return to him. From there you need to travel East and loot all the plunder from the bottom of the sea. After grabbing the loot meet Mouse again, save him again.

Absolute Power
This is after you complete the story mission The Final Weighing. It’s a short walk North East of Cyrene’s Fast Travel point. You will need to search the Craftmans District to find Simonides. You’ll find your target drunk, you’ll need to pick him up and bring him back to Diocles’ house. Next up, travel East to the Leanders Estate and grab the ledger. Return to meet Diocles at the Temple of Apollo. When you arrive Diocles will be under attack, clear out the guards to save him and complete the quest.

Pax Romana
This is a follow on quest from Absolute Power. Speak with Diocles again and he will ask you to find a secret hideaway under the Akropolis. Grab the deed, return to Diocles. Next you need to track down Vitruvius. He’s South of Cyrene. Once you find him you’ll need to locate his manuscript. With that done, return it to Vitruvius and then return to the clinic to complete the quest.

Isolated Desert Region Side Quests
Isolated Desert Region Side Quests

Plight Of The Rebels
You can find this quest in the small town of Remetch Ra. Head inside the rebel camp and speak with the lady surrounded by the children. You will then need to travel North East to find the Rebel Prisoners and set them free. Once they are free, follow them away from the camp and speak with them. You will then follow one of the rebels to Alexander’s Temple. Investigate the area for the initial clues and then use Senu to find the hidden entrance to the inside of the tomb. Once inside you’ll have to clear a group of snakes to free the child. You now have two additional objectives. You need to save a rebel child and assassinate a leader. All objectives you’ve done before.

Miscellaneous Side Quests

Phylakes Prey
You obtain this side quest after you defeat a Phylake in combat. You obtain an Assassination Contract that unlocks the mission. It’s suggested level 40. There are a total of 10 Phylakes that patrol around Egypt. They range in levels, with the highest being level 40. You are able to take down all 10 of them from level 36 and up. It’s not a difficult quest but if you need help check out our Phylakes guide for tips on killing them. Once you’ve killed all 10 you will need to travel to Yw Huts on the East side of Herakleion Nome to complete the final stages of the quest.

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  • Roy Ruther

    I found 125 quests in total. I’m trying to see if there are any I missed. Here’s my list:
    26 The Bride
    40 Plight of the Rebels
    05 Bayek’s Promise
    40 Phylakes’ Prey
    39 Demons in the Desert
    35 Pax Romana
    38 Shadow of Apollo
    38 His Secret Service
    32 Cat’s Cradle
    36 Absolute Power
    Birth of the Creed
    35 Fall of an Empire, Rise of Another
    35 Last of the Medjay
    37 Fires of Dionysias
    38 Dead in the Water
    35 Lure of Glory
    37 The Smugglers of Cyrene
    37 Are You Not Entertained
    36 Cat and Mouse
    35 The Mousetrap
    35 Founding Fathers
    35 The Final Weighing
    34 The Flea of Cyrene
    33 Taking Liberty
    33 Playing with Fire
    33 The Good Roman
    35 Unseeing Eyes
    35 One Bad Apple
    34 Halo of the Huntress
    35 Carpe Diem
    31 The Aftermath
    31 The Battle of the Nile
    31 Aya: Blade of the Goddess
    31 Way of the Gabiniani
    31 Recon Work
    31 Loose Cargo
    31 Predator to Prey
    31 Reunion
    29 Bad Faith
    30 Seven Farmers
    30 Fighting for Faiyum
    30 Shadya’s Rest
    29 The Jaws of Sobek
    28 The Crocodile’s Jaws
    28 The Man Beast
    29 Sobek’s Tears
    28 The Champion
    17 The Tax Master
    25 The Crocodile’s Scales
    27 Sobek’s Gold
    25 Forging Siwa
    26 The Sickness
    25 Rebel Strike
    25 Curse of Wadjet
    24 Feeding Faiyum
    24 Murder in the Temple
    24 A Rebel Alliance
    23 When Night Falls
    23 Rites of Anubis
    23 First Blood
    23 Secrets of the First Pyramids
    31 The Matriarch
    30 Mortem Romanum
    23 Children of the Streets
    21 A Dream of Ashes
    20 Odor Most Foul
    22 Taimhotep’s Song
    23 The Lizard’s Face
    21 The Lizard’s Mask
    23 The Baker’s Dilemna
    20 Blood in the Water
    20 The Hyena
    18 The Old Library
    12 Pompeius Magnus
    19 The Scarab’s Lies
    18 New Kid in Town
    18 Precious Bonds
    18 Worker’s Lament
    17 The Ostrich
    15 The Scarab’s Sting
    16 Lost Happiness
    17 Abuse of Power
    15 Conflict of Interest
    15 Smoke Over Water
    16 All Eyes on Us
    17 Taste of Her Sting
    22 Phylakitai in the Eye
    21 Higher Education
    13 Fair Trade
    13 Thick Skin
    20 The Accidental Philosopher
    21 Symposiasts
    13 In Protest
    20 Wrath of the Poets
    14 The Hungry River
    12 Wild Ride
    14 The Weasel
    12 Egypt’s Medjay
    10 The Odyssey
    12 Aya
    12 End of the Snake
    12 Old Times
    11 Gennadios the Phylakitai
    10 A tithe By Any Other Name
    10 Serapis Unites
    12 Blue Hooligans
    11 The Shifty Scribe
    15 The Last Bodyguard
    09 Birthright
    08 Lady of Slaughter
    07 Ulterior Votive
    06 Ambush in the Temple
    06 Hidden Tax
    08 The Book of the Dead
    05 May Amun Walk Beside You
    04 Prisoners in the Temple
    05 The False Oracle
    03 The Healer
    03 Striking the Anvil
    03 Hideaway
    02 Family Reunion
    02 Gear Up
    01 The Oasis

    • John Cornish

      I have 2 additional quests on my list for a total of 127. 19 What’s Yours is Mine and 38 My Brother for a horse

      • Roy Ruther

        it was a lot of typing. I may have just missed those 2. I have them on my quest list in game. I’m at 125 quests total. I finally have all the achievements. I don’t have all the skills yet and am at 99%. Some achievement I didn’t get until my 2nd run through.
        Your quest list actually says 127 on it? not doubting you, just want to verify.

        • Sheena Ashby

          I have 126 quests completed on my list, now to try to find out what I missed. 😊

          • Roy Ruther

            126? I wonder what I missed. At least now I know there is at least one more to find. There may be 127 total, but still not sure. Thanks for the replay. BTW, are you including the Trial of the Gods?

          • Sheena Ashby

            No that one doesn’t seem to show up in my list of completed quests even though I killed Anubis twice. I think the quests the little boy who trades the expensive goods and carbon crystals might count but not sure. Will have to find him and check, I can’t see any side quests left on my map so a bit at a loss where to find no:127 😂

          • Roy Ruther

            the little boy’s quest are dailies and definitely do not show up. Camel bazaar kid, right?

          • Sheena Ashby

            Yes that’s the one. I think I might have found the discrepancy. Did you get the Deluxe edition? That has teo extra quests “Ambush at sea” & “The secrets of the first pyramids”. I didn’t buy the deluxe edition but I did buy the deluxe pack which gave me “Ambush at sea” but it didn’t give me the pyramid one so perhaps that’s why some have 125, and others have 126 or 127 quests😊👍

          • Roy Ruther

            That could be it. I did the pre-order thing, but haven’t bought anything else yet. After this weekend, I’m buying the season pass. Thanks for the input. Now I can stop wracking my brain and get back to my 3rd run through. This time… no chest looting til 40 and no killing phylakes on horse back. So far, it’s been tougher, but not too bad. Chest loot levels with you, so should give me lots of cash for the xp things at the end.

          • Sheena Ashby

            Yes so can I, I think I was going cross-eyed trying to spot a missed quest😂. I pre-ordered then got the season pass etc. I am loving this game, best Assassin’s Creed yet I think. 😊 👍

          • Roy Ruther

            I agree. Sadly lacking in good sea battles, but you can’t have Black Flag in everything =)