Eavesdropping was a virtual representation of one of Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad's genetic memories, relived by Desmond Miles in 2012 through the Animus.


Altaïr stumbled upon one of the Merchant King's guards talking to a civilian near a plaza. The Assassin eavesdropped on the conversation.


Altaïr sat on a nearby bench, and listened in to the conversation between a civilian and Abu'l Nuqoud's guard.

  • Guard: The last of it has been delivered.
  • Civilian: Good. Make sure he also knows it wasn't easy arranging a shipment like this.
  • Guard: It's only wine. Some can be fickle in their faith.
  • Civilian: Your Holy Book says something on the subject I believe. "Leave them, that they may eat and enjoy themselves, and that hope may beguile them, for they will soon know. And never did we destroy a town that had a term made known."
  • Guard: What's that supposed to mean?
  • Civilian: Never mind it. Be about your business.
  • Guard: As you wish.


Altaïr learned that the Merchant King was preparing for another feast, and received a large shipment of wine.