The following section of our Assassin's Creed Odyssey guide contains a detailed walkthrough of all side quests that can be taken in the Elis region. Each quest description contains information about where to unlock it and how to complete. Also, we have provided information about important choices and quest rewards.
Important information - Quests directly related to the Olympic Games - Kallipateira, Throwing the Bet, The Drachmae of Romance, and Gutter Runner - try to complete those during your visit to Elis in the seventh chapter of the main plot. After you advance in the main storyline, they may disappear from the map and you will not be able to complete them.
- Throwing the Bet
- The Drachmae of Romance
- Gutter Runner
- The Message, the Stick, and the Artist
- Art Leading Life
- Journey's End
Starting location: Get to the Olympics village where Kallipateira and Demeter the Priestess reside.
Walkthrough: After hearing the accusations against Kallipateira and offering help, go to the location where athletes rest. Talk to two "nameless" civilians and Kallipateira's son Peisirrhodos. Also, find two documents - one of them (Pindar's Poem for the Champion Diagoras) will confirm the version of the woman's events, and the other (love letter - Anonymous Love Letter) will plunge her.
Reach the hill where the sentence is to be executed. After the question to the priestess you can:
- Provide evidence to support the version of Kallipateira - the woman will be saved. You will receive Olympic Belt from her.
- Present evidence to plunge Kallipateira - according to the will of the gods she will be thrown into the abyss. From the priestess you will receive Olympic Belt.
Throwing the Bet
Starting location: Talk to bookmaker Aletes in the Olympic village.
Walkthrough: Talk to Pithekos, who will tell you about the broken javelin. You can help him in two ways:
- Steal a Worn Javelin from one of the buildings.
- Buy a Simple Javelin from a local retailer for 2000 drachmas - this is a better solution.
Deliver the javelin to Pithekos and then meet Aletes. You can bet a maximum of 3000 drachmas on the victory of Pithekos - decide to do so only if you have purchased a javelin. You will win twice that amount, i.e. 6000 drachmas. If you gave him a stolen poor javelin, you will find out from Aletes that Pithekos has lost. This way you will lose the gold you have bet on him.
No matter how this quest ends you will get a bit of gold and Olympian Breastplate.
The Drachmae of Romance
Starting location: Talk to Makar and Lelex in the Olympic village.
Walkthrough: Determine the reason of the quarrel and promise robbed men a closer look at the recent theft. Reach the vaults. First of all, ask the Athenian guard - you can intimidate him or use persuasion.
Then examine the track inside one of the vaults and the track by one of the trees (picture above).
Reach the Destroyed House of Oinomaos, which is located northeast of the Olympic village. These are the ruins shown in the picture.
In the ruins you will meet young lovers - Mennon and Laneira. Soon Marak and Lelex will also appear here. You can behave in two ways:
- Complete the contract by killing the young lovers.
- Oppose the will of the heads of family and murder Marak and Lelex.
In both cases you will get gold and a Conflict Spear.
Starting location: Talk with a merchant in Olympic village.
Walkthrough: While you are talking with the merchant, the hero is going to be pick pocketed by a girl called Maia. Pursue her and talk to her after she stops. Promise to retrieve the lost necklace.
Reach the hostile Endymion Camp south of the Olympic village. You must kill the captain of this camp and search his corpse - you'll find Maia's Mother's Necklace. Return the item to the girl. As a reward you will get Olympic Sandals.
The Message, the Stick, and the Artist
Starting location: Talk to Phidias in his workplace in the Olympic village.
Walkthrough: After the meeting, go to Temple of Zeus. You must examine the statue of Zeus. The interactive area is on the chest of the statue - this is shown in the picture. Return to Phidias to find out about the next statues that have to be examined. Additionally, you will get gold.
Art Leading Life
Starting location: Starts automatically after completing The Message, The Stick and The Artist quest.
Walkthrough: There are three new statues to check and you can reach them in any order.
The Kytheran Statue is located on the Kythera Island. This is specifically the statue of Artemis, which is one of the viewpoints. The interactive area is on the back of the statue (picture).
Statue of Poseidon is on a small island located north of the island of Samos - as shown in picture 1. Start climbing on it. The interactive area is the trident held by the statue of Poseidon (picture 2).
The Thasian Statue is located on the Thasos Island. You need to get to the city of Thasos and find a large statue of the local champion in it. The interactive area is at the back of the statue.
After examining all three statues, return to Phidias. You will find him dead. You will receive some gold for completing this mission.
Starting location: Automatically starts after completing the Art Leading Life quest.
Walkthrough: The new quest is about solving a mystery that Phidias analyzed before his death. Investigate his corpse and you will find Scytale (quest item).
You must set off on the island of Lemnos and reach the Ancient Stronghold. It is the seat of cultists and it is best to get rid of them at first. The purpose of the journey is the building in the upper part of the fort shown in the picture.
Get to a room with six buttons and a closed gate. There is a puzzle to solve here - you have to press the buttons in the right order. A hint about the order in which the symbols are pressed is written on the Scytale plate, which you can check in the inventory.
The above picture shows the correct order of pressing the buttons. Buttons 1 and 2 are on the left and buttons 3 and 4 on the right.
You can already open the metal gate. In the new room there is a large chest with a unique treasure - the legendary Atlantean Blade (+15% for hunter damage, +25% for critical damage, +30% for armor penetration). In addition to the blade, you will also receive some gold for completing the quest