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Passing the Torch was a virtual representation of one of Ezio Auditore's genetic memories, relived by Desmond Miles in 2012 through the Animus 2.03, in which a memory from Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad was viewed.


Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad, now 92, said his goodbyes to Niccolò Polo and handed him both the Codex and the Masyaf Keys. As he escorted them to the gates of the village, he used his Apple of Eden to subdue the soldiers that were attacking the Assassin stronghold.


  • Altaïr: Niccolò Polo... Our time together was brief, I know. But I have faith this Codex will answer the many questions you have yet to ask.
  • Niccolò: Altaïr, this gift is... invaluable. Grazie. (Thank you.)
  • Altaïr: So, where will you go next?
  • Niccolò: Back to Costantinopoli for a time. We will establish a guild there before returning to Venezia.
  • Altaïr: Your son Marco will be eager to hear his father's wild stories.
  • Niccolò: He is a little young for such tales. But one day soon, sì (yes).
  • Darim: Father! A vanguard of Mongols has broken through. The village is overrun!
  • Altaïr: Niccolò, your cargo and provisions are waiting for you by the village gates. We will escort you there.
  • Niccolò: Thank you, Mentor.
  • Altaïr: (To Assassins): Ready the catapults, and watch for my signal. (To Niccolò) Stay close.

Altaïr and the Polos made their way to village gates.

  • Darim: Father... are you hurt?
  • Altaïr: Give me a moment. Ah. The end of an era... When I was very young, I was foolish enough to believe that our Creed would bring an end to all these conflicts. If only I had possessed the humility to say to myself, I have seen enough for one life. I have done my part. Then again, there is no greater glory than fighting to find the truth.
  • Niccolò: We are ready.
  • Altaïr: A last favor, Niccolò. Take these with you and guard them well. Hide them if you must.
  • Niccolò: Artifacts?
  • Altaïr: Of a kind. They are keys, each one imbued with a message.
  • Niccolò: A message for whom?
  • Altaïr: I wish I knew.


Niccolò Polo left Masyaf with the Masyaf Keys and the Codex. The Mongol vanguard was successfully fended off.

Behind the scemes[]

Darim's character model is his 32 year old self, despite being 62 at the time of the memory. This is likely a glitch or oversight, as he is depicted with grey hair in the memory "Lost Legacy", which occurs on the same day.



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