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


After having tailed Tarik Barleti, Ezio Auditore made his way to the Arsenal Gates, where Tarik and Manuel Palaiologos were. Ezio met with Yusuf Tazim and they decided to cause a riot to get the Arsenal Gates to open.



Tarik meeting Manuel outside the arsenal

Manuel and Tarik met each other near the arsenal gates.

  • Manuel: You may verify the amount, Tarik, but the money stays with me until I have seen the cargo for myself and assayed its quality.
  • Tarik: Understood. You are a shrewd man, Manuel.
  • Manuel: Trust without cynicism is hollow.
  • Janissary: The count is good, Tarik. It's all here.
  • Manuel: So what now?
  • Tarik: You will have access to the arsenal. When you are satisfied, the cargo will be delivered to a location of your choosing.
  • Manuel: Are your men prepared to travel?
  • Tarik: Not a problem.
  • Manuel: Poli Kalà. (Very good.) I will have a map drawn up for you within the week.

Ezio met Yusuf.

  • Ezio: Are we here for the same reason?
  • Yusuf: One of my men claims he saw a shipment of weapons enter the arsenal. So I got curious.
  • Ezio: Weapons. I would like to see them for myself.
  • Yusuf: Short of killing everyone, I'm not sure how you will get inside.

Yusuf and Ezio oversaw two Janissaries harass a merchant.

  • Janissary: You have been warned twice! No merchants near the arsenal wall. Take this away!

Janissaries harassing a merchant

  • Merchant: Hypocrites! If your men did not buy my produce, I wouldn't sell it here! You are worse than the Byzantines, you traitor!
  • Janissary: Hold your tongue, parasite!
  • Yusuf: Even in times of peace, the poor are always under siege.
  • Ezio: If we inspire them to vent their anger, perhaps that will help our cause.

Ezio started bribing heralds.

  • Yusuf: Feigning solidarity to push your own agenda. What a gentleman. No?
  • Ezio: It is not pretty, I know. But it will work.
  • Herald 1: The Janissaries are corrupted, good people of Konstantiniyye! They have surrendered their loyalties to the devil, and do injury to our Sultan's image!
  • Herald 2: Men and women of the city! Hear me now! You have broken no laws, and thus deserve no abuse. Fight back against these men who belittle you!
  • Herald 3: Good citizens of Istanbul! The Janissaries collude against you! Do not suffer their injuries! Return them!

Ezio joined Yusuf again.

  • Ezio: That gate will not stay closed for long.
  • Yusuf: The people are doing you a favor, Ezio. Return it, and keep them safe from harm.

The citizens breaking into the arsenal

Ezio fended off the attacking guards.

  • Citizens: Justice or death!
  • Guards: Hold them back!
  • Citizens: Down, you bastard!
  • Guards: Sound the alert!

The arsenal gates opened.

  • Citizens: Push through!
    Go! Go!
    Justice or death!


Ezio learned of Manuel Palaiologos' involvement in Tarik's plans and caused a riot. The riot effectively opened the door to the Arsenal, allowing Ezio to infiltrate it.



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