While Álvaro Gramática wished to kidnap the boy immediately and conduct a vivisection on him, Isabelle Ardant opposed this, claiming the young Sage as her own project and that such a decision was inhumane. She instead planned to have Abstergo abduct the boy once he was old enough, and then put him into an Animus for fifty years so they could study his lineage. Ardant was killed before this plan could be enacted.
In February 2017, a boy with heterochromia was among the unidentified group which ambushed Barindra Mitra's cell in Hong Kong. Looking for intel about the Phoenix Project, the Assassins broke into the Abstergo offices located in a skycraper but were soon butchered by the group. Sitting on a desk, the boy watched the ordeal, eating an apple, and spoke to Charlotte de la Cruz, acting as if they met before.
In March, the boy attended a gathering of the Instruments after Juno discovered that the Koh-i-Noor was in Spain, making a speech alongside Jasdip Dhami to inform the crowd of cultists of their mistress' success. However, Violet da Costa was still wary of the young Sage, believing that his place was in a cage and warned Juno that the boy was his father's son and would betray the Isu. Juno discarded her lieutenant's warning, stating that the boy was happy to play his role in service of Juno's grand scheme.