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A Journal of Some Kind was a virtual representation of one of Ezio Auditore's genetic memories, relived by Desmond Miles in 2012 through the Animus 2.03.[1]


After escaping from the Byzantines, Ezio proceeded through the tunnel he uncovered beneath the fortress of Masyaf.


A Journal 1

Ezio inspecting the door

Ezio saw a few number of guards trying to break through a massive door. After quickly dispatching them, Ezio walked towards the worker who knelt at the foot of the door.

  • Adad: Be merciful! Please! I am a working man, with a family.
  • Ezio: Doing what kind of work?
  • Adad: Digging mostly. It took me a year to find this chamber. And for the past three months I have been trying to break through this door.
  • Ezio: You have not made much progress.
  • Adad: I have not made a dent! This stone is harder than steel.
  • Ezio: I doubt you will. This door is guarding objects more valuable than all the gold in the world.
  • Adad: Ah! Do you mean... gemstones?

Ezio inspected the door.

  • Ezio: There are keyholes here. Where are the keys?
  • Adad: These Templars found one beneath the Ottoman Sultan's palace. As for the others, I suppose their little book will tell them.
  • Ezio: What book?
  • Adad: A journal of some kind. That ugly captain, he carries it with him wherever he goes.

Ezio tossed the worker a pouch of money.

  • Ezio: Go home. Find work with honest men.
  • Adad: Oh, I would love to leave this place, but these men, they will murder me if I try.
  • Ezio: Pack your tools.
A Journal 5

Ezio leaving the fortress

Ezio exited the fortress and overheard nearby guards.

  • Guard: The Assassin MUST NOT get his hands on that book. When we reach Leandros, we will escort him out of the village. You stay behind and make sure we are not followed.

Ezio tailed the guards.

  • Leandros: Fiye apo brosta moul! (Out of my way!) None of you leave until the Assassin is dead. Do you understand?
  • Guard: Signome, kirie lohayé (Pardon, Captain), but he seems to have found us.
  • Leandros: Pame! Pame! (Go! Go!)


Ezio learned that the journal giving the Masyaf Key locations was in Leandros' possession, and after tailing a group of guards to Masyaf village's outer gate, arrived just as Leandros tried to make his escape.

Behind the scenes[]

Ezio throws Adad a pouch of coins after speaking to him, even though the Animus overlay shows that Ezio has no akçe with him, nor has he had any since escaping his near hanging by Leandros.

Although the optional objective requires Ezio to not fail a single tail mission and the Animus hints note only one successful tail is enough to fully synchronize the memory, implying that there are multiple tails to do, the memory only has the one unavoidable tailing mission to complete.

Interacting with three highlighted objects in Masyaf's main hall allows Ezio to see a "ghost" of Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad from the events during the Masyaf Key memories. Starting when facing the staircase and moving counter-clockwise along the upper balcony, touching a full bookshelf will show Altaïr pick up Al Mualim's non-existant body in "The Mentor's Wake", and touching Al Mualim's desk will show Altaïr leap out the window behind it in "A New Regime". Finally, touching a short book table will show Altaïr talk up to a non-existant Abbas Sofian on the staircase before shooting him with the Hidden Gun in "The Mentor's Return", although the ghost wears his standard robes rather than the more tattered attire seen in the actual memory.



Assassin's Creed: Revelations memories
Main memories
Sequence 1: A Sort of Homecoming
The Hangman - A Narrow Escape - A Journal of Some Kind - A Hard Ride - The Wounded Eagle
Sequence 2: The Crossroads of the World
A Warm Welcome - Upgrade and Explore - The Hookblade - The View from Galata - Advanced Tactics - On the Defense - On the Attack
Sequence 3: Lost and Found
The Prisoner - The Sentinel, Part 1 - Guild Contracts - Bomb Crafting - A Familiar Face - The Yerebatan Cistern - Quid Pro Quo - The Mentor's Keeper - Curse of the Romani - The Sentinel, Part 2
Sequence 4: The Uncivil War
The Prince's Banquet - An Uneasy Meeting - The Fourth Part of the World - Signs and Symbols, Part I - Galata Tower - The Mentor's Wake
Sequence 5: Heir to the Empire
The Janissaries - The Arsenal Gates - Arsenal Infiltration - Portrait of a Lady - Signs and Symbols, Part II - The Forum of the Ox - A New Regime
Sequence 6: Fortune's Disfavor
Into the Shadows - Honor, Lost and Won - Bearer of Mixed Tidings - A Little Errand - Signs and Symbols, Part III - The Maiden's Tower - The Mentor's Return - Setting Sail
Sequence 7: Underworld
The Hidden City - The Spy Who Shunned Me - The Renegade - Decommissioned - Last of the Palaiologi - Escape - Passing the Torch
Sequence 8: The End of an Era
Discovery - The Exchange - End of the Road
Sequence 9: Revelations
A Homecoming - Lost Legacy - The Message
Secret locations
Hagia Sophia's Secret - The Impaler's Tomb
Citizen recruitment
The Brawler - The Pupil - The Avenger - The Acrobat - The Beggars - The Pickpocket
Master Assassin missions
The Deacon (Part 1 - Part 2) - The Trickster (Part 1 - Part 2) - The Champion (Part 1 - Part 2) - The Guardian (Part 1 - Part 2) - The Vizier (Part 1 - Part 2) - The Thespian (Part 1 - Part 2)
Faction HQ missions
Unfortunate Son - Loose Lips
Book quests
The Polo Symbols: Hippodrome - The Polo Symbols: Galata - The Polo Symbols: Arsenal - The Polo Symbols: Forum of the Ox - The Polo Symbols: Aqueduct - The Polo Symbols: Church I - The Polo Symbols: Church II
Piri Reis missions
Thunder - Smoke Screen - Cherry - Datura - Caltrops - Smoke Decoy - Sticky Situations - Tripwire
Desmond's Journey
Doubts - Training - Escape - Metropolis - Regret
The Lost Archive
The End Is Only the Beginning - The Order - Abstergo - The Mole - Bleeding Effect - The Truth - The End of the Line