- Ezio: Any damage?
- Yusuf: Not that I can see. Byzantine Templars may be bad hosts, but are decent tenants. Once they capture a location, they like to keep it intact.
- Ezio: Because they intend to stay.
- Yusuf: Kesinlikle. (Exactly.)
Well, as promised. If you want to craft your own bombs, I can show you.
Ezio proceeded to touch one of the ingredients.
- Yusuf: Ah ah ah! Don't touch that! One wrong move and BANG! The building comes down.
- Ezio: Are you serious?
- Yusuf: The look on your face. Here, I'll show you. We craft our bombs from a combination of three parts: the shell, the gunpowder, and the primary ingredient. Sometimes we add a few extras too, for fun. But we'll come to that later. For now, focus on these elements.
- Yusuf: You'll find many ingredients for bomb recipes scattered throughout the city. So keep your eyes open and your nose to the ground as you move about.
- Ezio: That should keep me busy. Grazie (Thank you), Yusuf.
Have you ever seen this book?
Yusuf took a closer look at the journal.
- Yusuf: No. It's a journal?
- Ezio: Sì. (Yes.)
- Yusuf: "The Secret Crusade" by Niccolò Polo. Marco's father?
- Ezio: I found this on a Templar in Masyaf. It mentions the five keys to Altaïr's library. Niccolò brought them here and hid them.
- Yusuf: Ah. And the Templars know this, so it's a race against time.
- Ezio: They found one already. Beneath Topkapı. I want to recover it, and find the other four.
- Yusuf: So where will you begin?
- Ezio: The old Polo trading post, I think. They ran a business in this area, no?
- Yusuf: I believe so. Speak with a man named Piri Reis in the Bazaar. He can point you in the right direction. And teach you a few more bomb recipes, if you are so inclined.
Ezio made his way to the Grand Bazaar to find Piri Reis.
- Ezio: Piri Reis? I think I have seen some of your earliest work.
- Piri Reis: Reis? Did Yusuf Tazim send you? That sounds like one of his exaggerations.
- Ezio: Sì (Yes). He said you can show me the location of Niccolò Polo's former trading post.
- Piri Reis: Ah. You must be that Floransali (Florentine) he's been yammering on about. Lothario?
- Ezio: Ezio.
- Piri Reis: I don't hear the difference. Yes, the old Polo shop, it's just west of the Ayasofya. Here.
Piri Reis pointed the location on the map.
- Ezio: Grazie. (Thank you.) Yusuf also mentioned that you were the one to talk to about speciality bombs.
- Piri Reis: Ach, that man. He is a talker. Evet (Yes), I am a navigator in the Sultan's navy, currently on leave to study cartography. But through my soldiering, I have also gained an appreciation for artillery and explosives. And it has served the Assassins well. It gives us a... an edge.
I carry many kinds of bombs. For Assassins only of course. Lethal, tactical, diversionary, and a few... peculiar casings. Everything you see here is for sale... if you can prove you know how to use it first.
- Ezio: I am eager to learn.
- Piri Reis: Well, no one is stopping you. Just let me know.
Ezio Auditore learned how to craft bombs and befriended Piri Reis.
- Piri Reis' assumption that Ezio's name was Lothario was a reference to the fact that he would often flirt with the women he met; a lothario is a man whose main interest is seducing women.