- Kadar: "The Ark... of the Covenant?"
- Altaïr: "Don't be silly, there's no such thing. It's just a story."
- —Kadar Al-Sayf and Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad, upon seeing the Ark, 1191.
The Ark of the Covenant was a golden casing first hidden in the Jerusalem Vault beneath the remains of Solomon's Temple, which housed an Apple of Eden between the wings of the seraphim on its upper surface.
In July 1191, the artifact was taken by the Assassin Malik Al-Sayf during a mission assigned to Malik, his brother Kadar and Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad by Al Mualim.
Altaïr, Kadar and Malik finding the Ark