Sibrand now hides within Acre's Port, made mad with fear. He knows the assassins have come for him. He believes retreating to his vessel will keep him safe. But all he's done is ensure I know exactly where to find him...
Altaïr entered the Bureau and was greeted by its Rafiq, Jabal.
- Jabal: Greetings, Altaïr. What news?
- Altaïr: Al Mualim has named another. Calls himself Sibrand.
- Jabal: I am familiar with the man. Newly appointed leader of the Knights Teutonic, he resides in the Venetian quarter, and runs Acre's port.
- Altaïr: I'll start my work at once.
- Jabal: Here are the places where you should focus your search - on the docks east of here, among the ships and their crews. At the chapel to the northeast near the cross overlooking the port. And to the north, in front of Saint John's Gate.
- Altaïr: This is most helpful. My thanks for the guidance.
- Jabal: Altaïr?
- Altaïr: Yes, Rafiq?
- Jabal: I owe you an apology.
- Altaïr: For what?
- Jabal: For doubting your dedication to our cause.
- Altaïr: No. It was I who erred. I believed myself above the Creed. You owe me nothing.
- Jabal: As you wish, my friend. Go in safety.
After gathering all the necessary information, Altaïr returned to the Bureau.
- Jabal: Greetings, Brother. How fares your search?
- Altaïr: I've learned all there is to know about my target.
- Jabal: Share your knowledge with me, then.
- Altaïr: Sibrand is said to be consumed by fear, driven mad by the knowledge that his death approaches. He has sealed the docks district, and now hides within waiting for his ship to arrive.
- Jabal: This will make things dangerous. I wonder how it is he learned of your mission.
- Altaïr: The men I've killed, they are all connected. Al Mualim warned me that word of my deeds has spread among them.
Jabal placed a feather on the counter, which Altaïr took.
- Jabal: Be on your guard, Altaïr.
- Altaïr: Of course, Rafiq. But I think it will be to my advantage. Fear will weaken him.
Altaïr shared the knowledge he gathered on Sibrand with the Rafiq, and was given leave to proceed with the assassination of his target.