Now go through the door into the room with a big hole, but don’t go down. You’ll learn that the order you need to enter the symbols is: Itira, Korgath, Metin.

This part of your journey ends here, but you’re told to “look out for Fate of Atlantis” – the next part of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s DLC, which is coming soon.

... You will then be transported back to Layla.

Scientists don’t have to look a certain way or follow the rules of elite scientific societies (or, in this case, ancient evil cults). Theras will give you a map to follow, and you can also recruit him as a ship Lieutenant. Agamemnon’s Tomb is in the northeast of Argolis, to the northeast of its main city Argos, and southwest of the Palace of Agamemnon fort, Mycenae. Women who choose to leave institutions are, of course, capable and skilled in engineering, but they are sidelined in a discipline that continue to privilege men. It’s an alpha animal spot called the Temple of Poseidon, where you can loot the Legendary weapon Poseidon’s Trident which lets you breathe underwater. Throughout the course of this quest line you’ll frequently play as Layla Hassan in the present day.

After spawning, just keep going downwards. As with so many women, the fictional character has been forced to choose a non-traditional path. Despite being employed by Abstergo, she was not given access to the Animus project, the computer that allows people to relive past memories through ancestral DNA, so she must work on the Animus in secret. It dramatically alters how the past is accessed by Animus users, and by extension, gamers themselves. Then go right again, and you’ll find the last symbol on the far side of room.

You’ll find need to find and enter the tomb as the Eagle Bearer, then find the symbol as Layla.

The easiest way to get there is to fast travel to the southern point of Chios, call the Adrestia, and sail southwards.

Abstergo frequently refused her application for the project because she didn’t follow their rules to the letter. Now head left up the stairs, then follow the corridor around. Throughout the course of this quest line you’ll frequently play as Layla Hassan in the present day. Finally, the Orion Tomb is in the southeast of Boeotia, just to the southeast of Thebes. Initially, Layla was unaware of the Templar foundations of the company; she only ever wanted to work on the Animus Project. She dropped out of college; she is difficult to label (at first, I thought she was an archeologist); and she ultimately is forced to work outside of an institution. Back around the other side you can then go through the exposed hole, run over the floor traps on the other side, and keep following the corridor. Thanks to her, anyone can now explore the past through memories locked away in DNA.

Move along the tomb.

After her employment, the “Historical Tactical Team” sent Layla and Deanna to retrieve an important historical artifact. Find the tomb. If uncovering the story yourself is important to you, don’t read beyond the first paragraph.

Get all the best bits of VG247 delivered to your inbox every Friday! Find the symbol. The game developers’ decision to use Layla to upend a system illustrates how diversity shapes the way knowledge is produced and invites us to  think differently about science and technology. Instead go over to the left, smash the pots you find, and slide under the gap. Enter the symbols in the Itira, Korgath, Metin order, and you’ll complete the quest! Your first task is to find Agamemnon’s Tomb.

By expanding who can look into the past through the Animus, countless new storylines and memories can be explored, especially memories outside of the traditional greatest hits of “western civilization” around which most previous games center.

Head into your menu, and you’ll be able to track it. When you regain control as Layla, run over to the gate to automatically trigger a cutscene. It’s Alethia, the Isu you made contact with at the gates of Atlantis. Similarly, Assassin’s Creed: Origins has presented us with a new tool for portraying women and others who are forced to work outside of “normal” scientific institutions and still have a major impact. Once you find him, you’ll see he’s being accosted by some Kosmos thugs, distract them, then kill the one that remains. Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. Lady Science is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial- NoDerivatives 4.0, Astrophysicist Kim Arcand is Helping Everyone Experience the Universe, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial- NoDerivatives 4.0. Hop over the debris and follow the corridor around – avoiding floor traps. When you get there, speak to Aletheia in doorway and you’ll switch to Layla. Layla also doesn’t neatly fit into the category of scientist, for often in popular culture, especially video games, scientists fit into the same lab-coat wearing (typically male) tropes, with few exceptions. At the same time, women gamers and designers are increasing in number and characters like Layla hopefully signal that it will continue. Layla is a scientist working for Abstergo, a modern day corporation run by the order-obsessed Templar Cult, and her job is to explore the memories of Bayek of Siwa and Aya of Alexandria in a tomb found in the Qattara Depression. Speak to Aletheia again in the doorway, and you’ll switch to Layla. For more information, go here.

Layla is also an Egyptian-American, and it’s not a coincidence that it’s in Egypt, the site of her own heritage, where she is able to make such breakthroughs. While you’re controlling Layla, you can pause the game for some extra lore to read and listen to. After a conversation with her, you will exit from the simulation and explore the tomb in Layla's body. Follow the corridor, then when you reach a new room with wooden panels and boxes, go around to left, smash the pots, and move the first shelf you find back so you can pull the second outwards. You’ll find the Agamemnon Tomb symbol behind you on a wall. Back in Ancient Greece, Aletheia will send the Eagle Bearer after a man named Theras who has clues to deciphering the symbols on the Atlantean seal. When the Animus required live DNA to be of the same lineage, the Assassins and the Templars had to fight for control over a few select people, Desmond Miles, Subject 16, or a Sage (characters from previous games in the franchise). To advance through Agamemnon’s Tomb though, you need to go down the stairs, and left at the bottom. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Besides creating a woman lead in one of the most popular game franchises in the world, Layla’s story highlights the struggles women face within the scientific community and celebrates careers in science or technology that tend to fall outside traditional educational paths. Inside, watch out for floor traps, and move the shelves that’re to the right of the door right up to the wooden the other end of the room. Finding all three symbols triggers another cutscene, and eventually you’ll have to enter Deimos’ memories to find out the order the symbols need to go in. After a while, you'll see a blockade made of wooden boards. Born in Cairo to parents Ashraf and Zeniab Hassan, Layla and her family emigrated to the United States in 1986 when she was two, before finally settling in Queens, New York. Despite being employed by Abstergo, she was not given access to the Animus project, the computer that allows people to relive past memories through ancestral DNA, so she must …

If this doesn’t convince Abstergo to give me a place on the Animus Project, nothing will,” she says to her best friend Deanna, who then reminds Layla the powers-that-be won’t be happy with her tinkering. Before Layla, the Animus technology could only allow people to explore the memories of their biological ancestors, but to prove her skill, she reconfigured the Animus in a way that allows her to explore the memories of anyone from the past. As the game progresses, players learn while searching through Hassan’s belongings in between levels that she attended Berkeley as a computer science major before being recruited by Sofia Rikkin to Abstergo’s Young Innovators. We haven’t had to wait long for the next piece of the puzzle however, with the Heir of Memories Lost Story of Greece quest.

You can then jump over to the other side.