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Honor, Lost and Won is a memory in Assassin's Creed Revelations.

Description

Ezio follows the Janissaries to their barracks and locates Tarik Barleti to learn where he had sent the weapons purchased by Manuel Palaiologos, and to assassinate the corrupt Captain.

Dialogue

Honor lost won v 3

A guard announcing the news about the dead Janissary.

Ezio follows the Janissaries, wearing his slightly damaged disguise.

  • Janissary 1: Selim understands our plight. The Byzantines, the Mamluks, the Safavid. Only he has the courage to face these threats.
  • Janissary 2: Haklisin. (You speak truth.) Selim is a warrior. Like Osman and Mehmet.
  • Janissary 1: So why has our Sultan chosen a cat over our lion.
  • Janissary 2: Ahmet shares the Sultan's calm temperament. They are too much alike, I fear.
  • Janissary 1: Why does Ahmet linger in this city? He knows he is not wanted.
  • Janissary 2: He is like a moth hovering around an open flame. Waiting for his father to perish so that he may step to the throne.
  • Janissary 1: Did you hear? He offered Tarik a sum of money in exchange for our loyalty.
  • Janissary 2: God damn him. What did Tarik do?
  • Janissary 1: He spent half the money on horse feed and sent the rest to Selim!

They arrive at the Janissaries camp.

  • Guard: Khardeshlerim! (Brothers!) One of our own was found murdered and stripped of his garments not an hour ago, his body dumped like a mound of rubbish. Keep a close watch on these streets as you move about. Someone is planning to strike in our name. We must be ready.

Ezio infiltrates the camp, and overhears several Janissaries talking.

  • Janissary 1: Any news from the north?
  • Janissary 2: Selim's forces have fallen back to Varna. Heavy losses I am told.
  • Janissary 1: Olacak shey degil, oye degil mi? (Incredible, isn't it?) I pray for a swift conclusion.
  • Janissary 2: Yes, but in which direction?
  • Janissary 1: I cannot say. My heart sides with our Sultan, but my head hopes for Selim.


  • Janissary 1: Have you met Selim's young son, Shehzade (Prince) Suleiman?
  • Janissary 2: Not personally, but I have seen him. I know he is a remarkable boy.
  • Janissary 1: Not a boy, but a capable young man. With a magnificent mind.
  • Janissary 2: Does he take after his father?
  • Janissary 1: Belki. (Perhaps.) Though I suspect he is another sort of man altogether.


  • Janissary 1: Sultan Bayezid is a good man, and a kind Sultan... but he has lost the fire that made him great.
  • Janissary 2: No, no. He is still a fighter. Look at the army he has raised against Selim.
  • Janissary 1: This is further evidence of his decline. To take up arms against his own son? Shameful.
  • Janissary 1: Do not bend the truth to match the contours of your passion, efendi (sir). It was Selim who attacked our Sultan.
  • Janissary 1: Evet, evet. (Yes, yes.) But Selim did so for the glory of the Empire, not himself.

Ezio reaches the center of the camp and oversees Tarik meeting with a Janissary.

  • Janissary: Tarik. A message for you.
  • Tarik: Harikulade. (Perfect.) The rifles have arrived in Cappadocia, where Manuel has garrisoned his army.
  • Janissary: And our men, are they still with him?
  • Tarik: Evet. (Yes.) They will contact us when the Byzantines decamp, then we will meet them when they reach Bursa.
  • Janissary: Everything is falling into place, efendim (my Lord).
  • Tarik: Evet. (Yes.) For once.

Ezio assassinates Tarik.

Honor lost won v 6

Tarik revealing his business with the Byzantines.

  • Tarik: Ah, what a bitter irony. Is this the result of Suleiman's investigation?
  • Ezio: You collude with the Sultan's enemies. What did you expect would come of such treachery?
  • Tarik: I blame myself. Not for treason, but hubris. I was preparing an ambush. Preparing to strike the Byzantine Templars where they felt safest.
  • Ezio: What proof do you have of this?
  • Tarik: See here. This will lead you to the Byzantines in Cappadocia. Destroy them if you can.
  • Ezio: You have done well, Tarik. Forgive me.
  • Tarik: Protect my homeland, Assassin. Allah ashkina (In God's name), redeem the honor we have lost in this fight.
  • Janissary: Murderer! Kill him!
  • Ezio: I am getting tired of this uniform.

Outcome

Ezio kills Tarik, but finds out he was an innocent man who tried to track the Byzantines himself, though through different means.

Trivia

  • To gain full Synchronization, Ezio must perform an air assassination on Tarik.

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