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

Description

Ezio Auditore traveled to Masyaf when he found out about a library hidden beneath the fortress.

Upon arriving, he was confronted by Byzantine Templars, led by Leandros. Distracted by a vision of Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad, Ezio was defeated and captured.

Under Leandros' orders, Ezio was led to the fortress' watchtower to be hung. However, Leandros was knocked back and found the noose around his neck as Ezio managed to escape.

Dialogue

Ezio read aloud a letter intended for his sister Claudia. He detailed his worries about the journey to Masyaf and his wishes, should he not return.

  • Ezio: Claudia, my dearest sister. I have been in Acre a week now, safe and in high spirits, but prepared for the worst.
The men and women who have fed and sheltered me here also give me warning that the road to Masyaf is overrun by mercenaries and bandits not native to this land. What this could mean, I dread to guess.
When I first set out from Roma ten months ago, I did so with a single purpose: to discover what our father did not. In a letter written the year before my birth he makes mention of a library hidden beneath the stones of Masyaf castle. A sanctum full of invaluable wisdom.
So what will I find when I arrive there? Who will greet me? A host of eager Templars, as I fear most strongly? Or nothing but the whistling of a cold and lonely wind?

Ezio fighting the Byzantines

Masyaf has not been home to the Assassins for almost three hundred years now. Can we still claim it for our own? Are we welcome there?
Ah, I am weary of this fight, Claudia. Not because I am tired, but because our struggle seems to move in one direction only... towards chaos.
Today I have more questions than answers. This is why I have come so far: To find clarity. To find the wisdom left behind by the great Altaïr, so that I may better understand the purpose of our fight. And my place in it.
Should anything happen to me, Claudia... should my skills fail me, or my ambition lead me astray, do not seek retribution or revenge in my memory, but fight to continue the search for truth, so that all may benefit. My story is one of many thousands, and the world will not suffer if it ends too soon.

Trivia

  • The Hangman is the only trailer in the Assassin's Creed series to be incorporated as a memory. As a result, it has several errors due to being rendered before the final game:
    • Ezio is seen sailing for Constantinople, even though he journeys there only after finding out about the Masyaf Keys.
    • During the fight with Templars, Ezio's robes bear on the chest the Levantine Assassins' insignia, rather than the standard Ottoman Assassins'.
    • A Persian Scimitar and Romani Stiletto are also seen strapped to Ezio's belt with individual scabbards, even though he recovers only the Assassin Yataghan Sword along with his bracers later. He also later earns the Romani Stiletto in Constantinople after he arrived there.
    • During the fight, Ezio's left Hidden Blade is broken, yet once his items are recovered, it is the right one that is broken.
    • When Ezio is about to be hanged, he has his Hidden Blade bracers. However, he does not have the bracers when he searches for his weapons.
    • Ezio also lacks the Hidden Gun.
  • Oddly, the vision of Altaïr appears to have a quiver on his back instead of the short blade sheath, despite the fact that Altaïr is never shown to have used a ranged weapon that would require a quiver.

Gallery

References

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
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