A list of characters affiliated with the Order of the Ancients in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey.
Many of these characters are Walking Spoilers and their entries feature a lot of in-game details that are not hidden behind spoiler tags. As a big part of the Legacy of the First Blade DLC is figuring out the identity of the Order members, read at your own risk.
Order of the Ancients
- Ancient Conspiracy: As with Assassin's Creed Origins, the Order of the Ancients is an organization made up of various social elites and opportunists that has existed for centuries. In the game, its members claim that the Order has existed in Persia for millennia.
- Evil Is One Big, Happy Family: They turn out to have been working with the Cult during Chapter 2 of Legacy of the First Blade, but the Peloponnesian War has strained things.
- Fantastic Racism: They have been taught to hate anyone with Isu DNA, calling them "Tainted Ones". It's possible that the Order encouraged this racism in order to eliminate those who could oppose them effectively.
- Kill It with Fire: They really like burning villages down. It's what catches the Eagle Bearer's attention to them.
- Malevolent Masked Men: Like the Cult of Kosmos, they wear masks and robes to hide their identities.
- Order Versus Chaos: They like to think of themselves as order, trying to put an end to the Peloponnesian War before it spreads beyond Greece's borders. People with Isu DNA are the chaos, and need to be destroyed. With lots of fire.
- The Quisling: Despite the Order being relatively new to Greece at the time of the Legacy of the First Blade DLC story, many Greeks have pledged allegiance to the Order in exchange for wealth and power.
- Underestimating Badassery: Despite the Eagle Bearer becoming known throughout Greece as a ferocious warrior, most of the Order members they encounter happily fight them, speaking only of the reward for their death or denouncing them as sub-human.
The former ruler of the Persian Empire, assassinated by Darius decades ago.
- The Ghost: In the main game, he never appears (what with having been dead for a long while). He briefly appears in a flashback of Darius' in Legacy of the First Blade.
- Historical Domain Character: The actual Xerxes was the one behind the second invasion of Greece in the Greco-Persian Wars, which led to the battle of Thermopylae, and actually was assassinated by Artabanus.
- Puppet King: Darius regarded him as one for the Order of Ancients, but he was well aware of the Order and served them willingly.
- Smug Snake: What we see of him is a very smug git, making it all the more satisfying when Darius gives him a case of fatal metal poisoning, mid-gloat.
Order of Hunters
Pactyas the Huntsman
The leader of the Order of Hunters.
- Arc Villain: Serves as the main villain for the 1st chapter Hunted.
- Break Them by Talking: Preferring to target his enemies' weaknesses, Pactyas decides to hit the Eagle Bearer where it truly hurts. At his first meeting with the Eagle Bearer, Pactyas gathers the corpses of Order members whom the Eagle Bearer killed and sets the relatives of those members upon them. The relatives denounce the Eagle Bearer as a heartless monster, bringing them to the brink of a Heroic BSoD. Whatever the outcome of this event, the Eagle Bearer gets confronted with the possibility that they are Not So Different from their enemies.
- Dead Guy on Display: He reveals himself to the Eagle Bearer by drawing them into a creepy swamp with a giant tree strung with corpses. In a twist on the trope, these are the corpses of the other Order-supporters the Eagle Bearer has killed so far, not ones he made himself.
- Fantastic Racism: He sees the existence of the "Tainted Ones", such as the Eagle Bearer, as an offense to nature itself.
- Hate Sink: His arrogance and mockery of his enemies make him even more unlikable, making his breakdown and death much more enjoyable.
- Manipulative Bastard: He enjoys toying with the Eagle Bearer, playing upon their doubts about Darius and the morality of their own actions.
- Moral Myopia: He likes to portray the flaws of others, yet he thinks nothing of the needless suffering he himself caused. This becomes even more pronounced in his dying moments, during which he rants as if he were the victim.
- Smug Snake: When in control, Pactyas toys with the minds of his enemies. When defeated, he breaks down and rants as if he were the victim.
- Starter Villain: He's the first major villain to be dealt with in Legacy Of The First Blade.
- Villainous Breakdown: When he sees Darius and Nakatas/Neema emerge from the darkness after being defeated by the Eagle Bearer, Pactyas falls to his knees in despair upon realizing that his backup guards were dead. From then on, he rants like a friend betrayed until he dies.
- We Used to Be Friends: With Darius, before he joined the Order alongside Amorges.
Akantha the Deceiver
- Manipulative Bastard: She has a talent for manipulating the opposite sex, which she used to arrange the murder of the Order's enemies.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: She used her familial and political connections to escape justice, which finally caught up to her when the Eagle Bearer killed her.
- Villain with Good Publicity: She is publicly known as the faithful wife of Makedonia's leader.
Bubares the Conspirator
Echion the Watcher
- Disproportionate Retribution: He decided to join the Order as a way to get revenge on the magistrate of Potidaia, who once accidentally left him for dead.
- They Look Just Like Everyone Else!: He looked just like an average villager, the kind of person no one would look at twice.
- Who's Laughing Now?: Ignored by everyone around him for most of his life, Echion privately relished using what he once considered his greatest weakness to his advantage, becoming a spy and observer for the Order whom no one would think to look for.
Konon the Fighter
- Blade on a Stick: He preferred to use a long-handled axe in battle for its ability to cause more damage and pain to his enemies.
- Blood Knight: While he enjoyed fighting, he enjoyed the prospect of causing pain even more.
- Sadist: He enjoyed breaking the bones of his enemies, prolonging their suffering.
Phratagoune the Keeper
- The Beastmaster: She is accompanied by three pet bears.
- Good Taming, Evil Taming: She is highly skilled in taming and training animals to become loyal pets that would kill on command.
- Humans Are Bastards: She preferred the company of animals to humans, whom she believed would kill for little to no reason.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She appears to be a demure, kind healer, but she is really a vicious murderer who gladly uses her medical skills to kill others in the name of the Order.
- Find the Cure!: She offered her services to the sick of Potidaia in order to prolong the suffering she herself caused.
- I Did What I Had to Do: When confronted with her crimes, she said she did whatever it took to draw out the Eagle Bearer.
- Poison Is Evil: She poisoned the river in Potidaia to start an epidemic to lure the Eagle Bearer into a trap.
Order of the Storm
Phila the Tempest
- Arc Villain: Phila is the major problem for chapter 2 of Legacy of the First Blade, blocking Darius and his kid's attempts to flee Greece, but she's just an underling for Amorges.
- Bad Boss: Is first seen by the Eagle Bearer forcing an engineer to test out a weapon, which causes the ship it's on to sink, killing the guy.
- Boomerang Bigot: She's been conditioned to despise Tainted Ones, despite being a Tainted One herself.
- The Dreaded: Everyone who knows about her is terrified of her wrath.
- Former Teen Rebel: She ran away from home due to believing her mother was too controlling. The Order found her and got into her head.
- Surrounded by Idiots: Her opinion of her underlings.
- Together in Death: Dies beside her mother, if the player fouls up and is unable to talk her down.
Augos the All-Seeing
- Democracy Is Bad: She sees democracy as the reason why Greece is being ruled by idiots, who only need charisma to sway the opinions of fools.
- Enraged by Idiocy: She believes that the world would be better off with as few idiots as possible, resulting in her resortion to murder.
- Murder Is the Best Solution: She believes murdering the stupid and the unworthy is the only way that democracy can work in Greece. This is the main reason why she joined the Order.
Nestor the Formidable
- The Captain: He is the captain of a ship that roams the Greek seas.
- Challenge Seeker: He was keen on finding someone who could truly challenge his prowess, with the Eagle Bearer eventually becoming that someone.
- Evil Old Folks: He has been a ruthless Pirate for most of his life and he's still in the mood for many more years of pillage and plunder.
- No Challenge Equals No Satisfaction: Because he was feeling increasingly less satisfied with his old life, Nestor joined the Order which opened a wider world of opportunities to him.
- Old Soldier: Even with his best years behind him, Nestor is still very active as a Pirate.
Sophos the Broker
Order of Dominion
Amorges, the Tusk of Persia
- Arc Villain: He's the central antagonist of the "Legacy of the First Blade" storyline.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: As a leading member of the Order, he's a serious fighter even in old age.
- Big Bad: The leader of the Order, and Darius' fiercest enemy.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: When the Eagle Bearer first meets him, he pretends to be one of those fleeing the Order, and acts like he's helping them. Then, he returns a year later to order the Order to attack the Eagle Bearer and their new family.
- But for Me, It Was Tuesday: He's become accustomed to ordering massacres. He feels guilty about it, but he doesn't see any other option.
- Evil Old Folks: Being the same age as Darius, he's getting old and grey when he shows up, but is no less a bastard than anyone else in the order.
- Final Boss: Of Legacy of the First Blade.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a scar on his left wrist from where Darius stabbed him on their last meeting.
- Made of Iron: Is he ever... He's one of the toughest bosses in the whole game, taking several minutes of pounding from the Eagle Bearer and Darius before he runs out of health. Then he gets knocked over a cliff, and still has enough energy to last a few minutes more before dying.
- Motive Decay: He joined the Order because he felt there were better ways of doing things than murdering anyone who was a threat. By the time of Legacy of the First Blade, he's reduced to murdering anyone who might be a threat.
- Never My Fault: The old Order stand-by. He claims it's the Eagle Bearer's fault everything's gone the way it has by the end of chapter 3, ignoring that the Eagle Bearer was happily retired when he sent goons to burn their house down, kill their spouse and abduct their child.
- We Used to Be Friends: He and Darius were once Tainted Ones together, but Amorges felt it was a better idea to join with the Order to protect Persia, rather than murdering Xerxes' son.
Artazostre the Silence
- The Dragon: Serves as Amorges' head enforcer.
Dimokrates the Destroyer
- Dirty Coward: He'll try to flee if he spots the Eagle Bearer following him. If cornered, he will try to fight, but he's no match for an armed and angry mercenary.
- Underestimating Badassery: If he doesn't notice the Eagle Bearer, he goes back to a fortress he's holed up in, truly expecting it will keep them out. It does not.
Gaspar the Gatekeeper
Gergis the Herald
- Affably Evil: The nicest member of the Order, remaining polite and calm towards the Eagle Bearer at all times, even if he's the one who killed their partner and abducted their child. And while he may regret it, it didn't stop him doing it.
- Face Death with Dignity: If the Eagle Bearer tells him they're not letting him walk away, he's still calm about it.
- Polite Villains, Rude Heroes: He's nothing but polite towards the Eagle Bearer, who for understandable reasons is not returning the courtesy.
- Co-Dragons: Serve as two of Amorges' direct underlings.
- Dual Boss: The last stretch of their fight has them gang up on the Eagle Bearer together.
- No-Sell: They're immune to shield bashing. Trying it instantly makes them go berserk.
- Starter Villain: The first bosses faced in Chapter 3 of Legacy of the First Blade.
Pithias the Architect
- Ambiguous Disorder: He's violently obsessive about balance and order. His profile mentions he once smashed a man's teeth out, after some had already been removed, just so he'd have a matching amount.