However, around 1511, the Assassin Ezio Auditore was able to collect the scattered memoir of Ishak Pasha, and subsequently discovered the armor's location. Soon after, he retrieved it from the tomb within the Hagia Sophia, after working through a puzzling maze, before returning to the city through the sewers.
During cutscenes, the mask was removed, and Ezio's face could be seen, although with a trimmed beard. However, he would continue to wear the mask when recruiting a saved civilian, performing a Master Assassin mission or a guild mission.
Even when the armor was not equipped during cutscenes, Ezio could still be seen wearing it.
This armor bore two unique hidden effects, which granted extra resistance to projectile weaponry and a small chance to deflect projectiles (bullets, crossbow bolts, etc.)