Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Full Walkthrough: Public Opinion
Having escaped from prison, the main character of Odyssey and his allies decide to undermine Kleon’s authority in order to eventually overthrow him
Unearthing the Truth
Sokrates wants to expose Kleon in front of Athenians, but he needs to find proof of the bad deeds of the self-proclaimed ruler. Look for them in the local akropolis, near the statue of Athena. This area has recently become a protected one, so we do not recommend teleporting there.
The easiest way to get to the secret residence of Kleon is to reach it from the north-western side of the fortification – climb the cliff and then jump over the wall. For you to have a chance to inspect the evidence in the house, the enemies must be unaware of your presence. In other words, if one of the guards is looking for Alexios/Kassandra, you have to be patient.
When the guards calm down, start exploring the room. You are interested in the following things:
- A letter on the table – polemarch Phaelos carries the key of a certain Kleon’s ‘’property’’.
- Dirty footprints at the exit to the garden – someone soiled his feet.
- A recently used shovel near the screen in the center of the room – somebody had to dig something.
In the garden near the fountain, you’ll find a locked chest – Phaelos keeps the key to this chest. To stay undetected, move around the perimeter of the akropolis towards your goal – wide parapets are ideal for stealth journey around the location. Kill the guard on the approach to Parthenon and go to Phaelos.
Theoretically, you can kill him stealthily. For this, you need to sneak past the polemarch and conduct a sudden attack – but the noise of an open confrontation will not attract guards. Just do not lead the enemy closer to his comrades.
Having received the key, return to the chest in a familiar way and get Kleon’s papyrus with all the necessary evidence. Move to Pnyx hill where you have originally met Perikles and play up to Sokrates in a small staging. To get the best effect, choose the following replicas:
- ‘’I am responsible’’.
- ‘’People with expertise know better’’.
- ‘’I’ll find someone new’’.
At the end of the speech, talk to Sokrates and share your opinion on the performance. Whatever you choose, the mission will end, and you will get several tens of thousands of experience points and some money.
An Actor’s Life for Me
As a comedian, Aristophanes plans to make fun of Kleon in his new play, but there is a problem: Thespis, the lead role actor, is gone! Find out more details on the man you need to save and go searching. You should start with Thespis’ house in the north of the city.
From a forced conversation with an Athenian guard who came to actor’s residence at inopportune time, you will find out that other soldiers are trying to make Thespis drunk in a tavern further down the street as per the order of Commander Rhexenor (you’ll hear more about this man later).
Having decided what to do with the guard – kill, release or offer him to join your crew – go to rescue Thespis. He is surrounded by several warriors, with whom you can negotiate, using money. A peaceful release of the actor costs 600 drachmas.
Thespis can no longer walk on his own, so you will have to carry him to his house. The actor refuses to participate in Aristophanes’ play without his muse – you will have to find her in the next storyline mission. For the completion of the current mission, you’ll get a rare sword and some drachmas.
Thespis from the mission An Actor’s Life For Me is not going to play on stage without his muse among spectators. Talk to Aikaterine (actor’s muse) in the house of Aphrodite in the north-west of the city. From the conversation with the girl, you will learn that Commander Rhexenor is spoiling her relationship with Thespis.
Rhexenor is one of Kleon’s favorites, a cultist from the Delian League branch and a commander of the garrison in an armory in the north of the polis. Aikaterine promises help if you can eliminate the sectarian and bring his ‘little sword’’ as evidence of the murder.
Go to your target. Use Ikaros to mark all enemies within the location and sneak inside. If necessary, neutralize ordinary soldiers before proceeding to Rhexenor. Ideally, you should take the cultist away from his colleagues so that no one hears the noise of the battle (one surprise attack won’t be enough to eliminate the villain).
Parry ordinary attacks of Rhexenor and dodge his strong attacks, use periodic damage (poison, fire) to speed up the process and do not forget to heal yourself. Having defeated the enemy, return to Aikaterine – she feels no love for Thespis (just business) so she will offer sex to the main character.
Regardless of the decision you have made, find Aristophanes – he is waiting for you in the theater area – and tell him about your adventures. The actor is there, the play is ready, so it’s high time to start the performance. Apparently, all spectators except for Kleon loved the play which is understandable since Aristophanes’ work makes fun of the Athenian ruler.
Having completed the tasks given by Sokrates and Aristophanes, return to Perikles’ residence. Alkibiades stands at the entrance of the meeting room, offering you to have some fun. Meanwhile, allies are discussing their plans – the surviving Brasidas needs help in the battle of Amphipolis.