The krypteia are a secret force of Spartiates who eliminate troublemakers—especially potential traitors—by cover of night. Rooster is nearly killed by the krypteia, including Polynikes, before Arete bravely intervenes.
Krypteia Term Timeline in Gates of Fire
The timeline below shows where the term Krypteia appears in Gates of Fire. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.