- "The Janissaries have raised the chain across the mouth of the Haliç (Golden Horn) and ordered a full blockade until you are caught."
- ―Yusuf Tazim to Ezio Auditore.[src]
The Destruction of the Great Chain was an event during the Renaissance that occurred in the year 1511, of which the Assassin Ezio Auditore da Firenze destroyed the Great Chain across Constantinople's Golden Horn.
Destruction and escape
- "Those ships are armed. They're waiting to stop your boat. You take care of them. We will clear the docks."
- ―Yusuf informing Ezio of the fleet obstructing the Golden Horn, 1511.[src]
Once at the vessel, Ezio eliminated several guards and made his way to a Greek Fire spray nozzle situated on the bow of the ship. Utilizing the Greek Fire, Ezio destroyed the fleet and the riflemen obstructing his departure from the Golden Horn. With the entire waterway engulfed in flames, Ezio left the weapon, and carefully navigated across the ignited ships.
After an arduous venture through the incinerated vessels on the waterway, Ezio ultimately arrived at his own ship. Greeted sardonically by fellow Assassin and captain of the ship, Piri Reis, Ezio apologized for the impediment. With their route to Cappadocia unobstructed, the vessel began navigating the waters of the Golden Horn.
Subsequent to the Great Chain's destruction, the Ottoman navy was crippled from the destruction and incineration. Upon arriving at Derinkuyu, Ezio made his way inside the city, and met with one of Tarik Barleti's Ottoman spies, Dilara.