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Assassin’s Creed Origins: Story and Ending Summary (Spoilers)

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Bayek of Siwa

Assassin’s Creed Origins: Story and Ending Summary

The following article will contain many heavy spoilers about Assassin’s Creed Origins’ story and characters (playable and otherwise) that weren’t revealed before the game’s release. As such, if you don’t want to be completely spoiled, turn back now and go enjoy the game. 


Bayek of Siwa is the main protagonist of Assassin’s Creed Origins. A medjay of Egypt, he is tasked with protecting his people, helping them overcome whatever trials and tribulations should arise during their lives. However, after failing to defend his son against the dark forces that work in his nation’s shadows, Bayek is set on a different path.

Rage, sadness, and vengeance consume Bayek so he seeks out those who led to the death of his son. His journey takes him far away from his home of Siwa, a small village built up around the temple of Amun, the very temple where he lost everything. Assassin’s Creed Origins opens up with the medjay seeking out one of his targets, a masked man who has brought pain and suffering to the people he was supposed to protect. After killing the man, bludgeoning his skull with an odd relic, Bayek makes his way towards home, done with his mission.

Siwa, the Temple of Amun, and Aya Awaits

Assassin’s Creed Origins: Story and Ending Summary

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While killing a target sure feels good, Assassin’s Creed Origins doesn’t really open up about why things are happening until a bit later, when players seek out the Ibis, a powerful masked leader of Egypt who was given the title of Oracle of Siwa. With this position, the Ibis, whose real name was Medunamun, sought to uncover the secrets of the Temple of Amun, namely what lied in the vault beneath. He tortured villagers, made blood sacrifices, and pretty much turned a relatively peaceful existence into absolute hell.

During a flashback, it is revealed that Medunamun, along with some other masked individuals, kidnapped Bayek’s son Khemu in order to draw out Bayek and figure out how to open the vault. They carried a relic, one that fans of the series will recognize as the Apple of Eden, an item that could break the wills of those around it, but has a noticeable side effect of turning its wielder’s mad. During the flashback, the masked ones threaten Khemu’s life, and in an ensuing struggle, lead Bayek to drive a blade into the child’s heart before beating him and leaving him for dead. Back in the present, Bayek tracks down the vicious Oracle and bludgeons him to death with that very same relic he held in the past.

His friend Hepzefa, who helped him find Medunamun, holds a message from Aya, Bayek’s wife. She wants him to come to the great city of Alexandria in order to take out the Snake, he who they believe to be the last target on their list, and the final piece of justice for their lost son. 

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