Now that you have killed Elpenor’s guards, you must begin the search for Elpenor himself. The quest description does not indicate any particular location, but the words of the Wolf prove useful here. ‘Beware the snakes in the grass’ can mean only one thing; Elpenor is hiding in the Valley of the Snake. The valley can be found to the east of Kirrha, and north east of Desphina Fort. When you approach the valley it will be revealed on the map, allowing you to locate the Snake Temple, where Elpenor can be found.

(1 of 2) The location of Desphina Fort, which you can clear on the way to the Snake Temple.

The location of Desphina Fort, which you can clear on the way to the Snake Temple. (left), The location of the Snake Temple in the Valley of the Snake, where Elpenor can be found. (right)

Be sure to synchronise with the view point south west of the Snake Temple, then make your way toward the temple. As you approach it, use Ikaros to scout the area and tag any enemies in sight. Once you have everything tagged, climb down the side of the cliff on which the temple grounds are located. From there you can whistle at the guards to draw their attention. When they are close enough, perform an assassination to throw them off the cliff. You can do this for any guard within range to make the upcoming fight easier by reducing the overall amount of opponents. When there are no more guards within range of the cliff edge, climb up and crouch toward the nearest foe. Take note of your surroundings to ensure that you cannot be seen while you assassinate guards from behind.

(1 of 2) Whistle at any guards to draw their attention to the cliff edge and then throw them off by performing an assassination.

Whistle at any guards to draw their attention to the cliff edge and then throw them off by performing an assassination. (left), When all the guards near the cliff edge are dead, sneak up behind those further in and assassinate them from behind. (right)

When fighting any guards openly, keep in mind that heavy attacks will not always break their defences. The most effective way to do this is by using special skills such as Sparta Kick and Bull Rush, or by dodging their attacks and moving beside or behind them before performing a flurry of light and heavy attacks.

When all the guards are dead loot the area and make your way inside the cave. There you will find Elpenor. Approach him to initiate the fight, and be wary of his swift attacks. He is more deadly than he seems. Focus on a flurry of attacks while keeping an eye on his movements, ready to dodge any incoming retaliation. When his health is low he will fall to the ground. You can now speak with him and watch a brief cut scene, at the end of which the quest will complete. Loot Elpenor and the cave before you leave.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Ubisoft
  • Platforms
    PC, PS4, XB1
  • Genre
    Action RPG, Stealth
  • Guide Release
    28 October 2018
  • Last Updated
    14 October 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Scott Peers

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The year is 431 BCE in Ancient Greece. The Peloponnesian War is under way, with Athens and Sparta fighting for supremacy in the Aegean. Command the story of Alexios or Kassandra, two powerful figures with crucial roles in the events at hand.

This guide features an ideal chronological order for experiencing the main events of the game, informing the player about the consequences of their actions in specific quests, while directing them through the world by highlighting quests, objectives and points of interest to ensure that they do not miss any of the most captivating content in the game world.

Included in the guide:

  • Complete walkthrough of the main story
  • Guides to the most relevant and difficult side quests along the way
  • Reference to important points of interest and historical context
  • Useful tips regarding game features and mechanics

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