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Pickpocketing was a virtual representation of one of Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad's genetic memories, relived by Desmond Miles in 2012 through the Animus.


Altaïr followed the lead obtained from eavesdropping on the villagers near the market and, finding the basket weaver, shadowed them until he was close enough to pickpocket the letter that the villagers had mentioned.


Altaïr headed over to the location of the basket weaver. The weaver was seen speaking with a woman, who mentioned a letter.

  • Woman: Please, just one! We lost everything in the attack and have no place to store our grain!
  • Weaver: I... I can't right now. I'm busy.
  • Woman: Is this about the letter?
  • Weaver: W-what letter?
  • Woman: The letter you received when I got here. Bad news?
  • Weaver: I don't know what you're talking about. Listen, I'll see what I can do, but please, I need to be alone right now. Come back later.
  • Woman: As you wish.

As the woman left, the weaver walked off, into the village. Altaïr followed him and silently grabbed a letter from his pocket. The letter revealed Masun's location, near the cypress tree, to Altaïr.


I fear our plans have been discovered and we can no longer meet. Best you disappear before Al Mualim's men find you. They must not learn of my betrayal or everything we've worked for will be undone. I've left some coin for you near the dead cyprus
[sic] tree. Take it and head for Damascus. Lose yourself amongst the people there. When things have settled, I'll contact you again.

As for I, I cannot leave here knowing Al Mualim continues to deny the freedom of these people. A new world is coming, one without war, without fear or pain, so I must help them anyway
[sic] I can. You'll probably believe me foolish, but I must remain in Masyaf. I'll be near the center of the village, on the stage, calling out to my brothers and sisters. Maybe I can make them listen. Maybe I can make them understand.

May the Father of Understanding Guide You.


Altaïr discovered Masun's location.



Assassin's Creed memories
Memory Block 1
Solomon's Temple
Acquisition - Failure - Guardian - Glory
Memory Block 2
Eavesdropping - Pickpocketing - Interrogation - Knowledge
Pickpocketing - Eavesdropping - Informer Escort - Interrogation - Eavesdropping II - Eavesdropping III - Rooftop Race - Pickpocketing II - Knowledge - Assassination
Memory Block 3
Flag Collection - Interrogation - Pickpocketing - Archer Assassination - Eavesdropping - Stealth Assassination - Knowledge - Assassination
Stealth Assassination - Interrogation - Pickpocketing - Informer Escort - Flag Collection - Eavesdropping - Knowledge - Assassination
Memory Block 4
Interrogation - Eavesdropping - Pickpocketing - Stealth Assassination - Merchant Stand Destruction - Flag Collection - Knowledge - Assassination
Flag Collection - Merchant Stand Destruction - Interrogation - Stealth Assassination - Archer Assassination - Pickpocketing - Knowledge - Assassination
Interrogation - Stealth Assassination - Pickpocketing - Informer Escort - Archer Assassination - Eavesdropping - Knowledge - Assassination
Memory Block 5
Eavesdropping - Pickpocketing - Rooftop Race - Interrogation - Informer Escort - Stealth Assassination - Pickpocketing II - Knowledge - Assassination
Rooftop Race - Eavesdropping - Interrogation - Stealth Assassination - Merchant Stand Destruction - Pickpocketing - Knowledge - Assassination
Memory Block 6
Eavesdropping - Pickpocketing - Interrogation - Stealth Assassination - Archer Assassination - Rooftop Race - Knowledge - Assassination - Assassination II
Memory Block 7