Pephka is home to some rather... interesting characters. Everyone seems to be trying to sell various tours and experiences that claim to have the Minotaur. The claims are dubious at best, since this is a creature of myth and legend. So this guide will go over the main side quests for the territory of Messara and how to complete them.
Leiandros side quests guide
If you want to explore a different region, head back to our Assassin's Creed Odyssey side quests guide for a full list of the different regions. Alternatively, there is also the Assassin's Creed Odyssey guide for everything else this massive game has to throw at you.
Minotour de Force
Leiandros will be trying to drum up business and get people to take on his challenge. Before doing so however, he will challenge you to complete his pre-trials. Kore will interrupt and say their daughter ran off days ago, but he sort of ignores her pleas. This opens up three new support quests for you to solve.
The Pre-Trial of Accuracy
Upon talking to the master, it’ll become clear that the trials are not what they seem. He’ll ask you to find his sons. Two are in a field, while the third is in the nearby hut along with a snake. Find all three and return to the master to get the token.
The Pre-Trial of Endurance
Upon talking to the master, she’ll challenge you to dive into the water below. You can either do this, or bribe her. She’ll insist that you pay instead, but you can hold your ground. Dive down and swim through the cave, killing the sole shark in the water to retrieve the token from the chest inside.
The Pre-Trial of Strength
Upon talking to the master, he’ll challenge you to a fight. You can either fight or bribe him to just give you the token instead. If you decide to fight him, he’ll be an easy fight and be horribly demoralised when you soundly beat him.
Cashing In On the Cow
Leiandros will have moved, so head to Warrior’s Rest, south-east of town. He’ll try to con you out of your money even more before telling you to go to the Cave of the Brave, which is near the Dikte Plateau. A couple of warriors nearby will be waiting, so talk to them.
What Lies Below the Surface
Of course you’re not really going to fight a Minotaur, so the decision as to whether to let the other warriors take the glory is up to you. Ride along with them. As you enter the cave, the two of them will chicken out, so it’s up to you to kill this very… umm… convincing Minotaur. Three men will ambush you, so kill them to find out more about the kidnappers of his daughter, Amara. You can either convince him to be strong, or call him a coward.
No More Bull
Follow Leiandros to where the cultists are holding his daughter. Sneak into the fort and dive into the hole in one of the buildings for the shortest route. There are a lot of cultists and it's probably safer to kill them first before releasing the prisoners. After saving her, she’ll give you with intel about the Cult of Kosmos, as well as a huge amount of cash and the Minotaur’s helmet.
That's all the side quests for Leiandros, but there are plenty of others who will need your help. Head on back to our Assassin's Creed Odyssey side quests guide for more information about another quest-line or another region's set of side quests.