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Into the Shadows was a virtual representation of one of Ezio Auditore da Firenze's genetic memories, relived by Desmond Miles in 2012 through the Animus.


Having discovered Tarik Barleti's involvement in a weapons deal with Manuel Palaiologos. Ezio Auditore traveled back to Prince Suleiman I to tell him of his discoveries. Ezio then set off to acquire a Janissary outfit.


Shadows v 1

Ahmet and Suleiman playing chess

Suleiman and Ahmet were playing a game of chess.

  • Ahmet: That's not a legal move.
  • Suleiman: It is a European variation. Arrocco. (Castling.)
  • Ahmet: It's interesting, but not exactly fair when you play by different rules than your opponent.
  • Suleiman: You may think differently when you are Sultan. Shall I take it back?
  • Ahmet: Suleiman, I know it has been hard on you, watching your father and me quarrel over Bayezid's throne.
  • Suleiman: Grandfather has chosen you, and his word is kanun (law). What is there to argue about?
  • Ahmet: Your father and I were close once, but his cruelty and ambition have made-
  • Suleiman: I have heard the rumors, uncle.
  • Ahmet: Well, I have a meeting with the viziers soon. Shall we continue another time?
  • Suleiman: Whenever you like.

Ezio walked up to Suleiman as Ahmet left.

  • Suleiman: Ezio.
  • Ezio: Tarik has been selling guns to a local miser. Manuel Palaiologos.
Shadows v 4

Ezio informing Suleiman about Manuel Palaiologos

  • Suleiman: Palaiologos... that is a sad sound. The last Byzantine Emperor was Constantine Palaiologos. If his heir is arming a militia of some kind, this conflict will escalate.
  • Ezio: Tarik knows where the rifles are headed. If I find him first, I can follow the weapons straight to the Byzantines.
  • Suleiman: He will be with his Janissaries in their barracks. So if you want to get close, you will have to be one yourself.
  • Ezio: Not a problem.
  • Suleiman: Guzel. (Good.) Get the information you need, then kill him.
  • Ezio: Are you sure? You told me Tarik and your father were close friends, Suleiman.
  • Suleiman: This is true. But such naked treason against my grandfather deserves death.
  • Ezio: Intesi. (Understood.)


Ezio acquired a Janissary outfit and was ready to infiltrate the Janissary camp.



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