31 March 1791
Arno returned to the Assassin Council.
- Arno: You look terrible.
- Mirabeau: For months, I have been wrangling the Brotherhood, the National Assembly, and the King. Taken all together they have the political acumen of an especially stupid village council. I believe that excuses my appearance, young man.
- Arno: I meant no disrespect, Mentor. I am only... concerned.
- Mirabeau: Forget me, Arno. Weep for France. But enough politics. I hope you have happier news. What of (Lord) De La Serre's murderers?
- Arno: The King of Beggars is dead. He was carrying this.
Arno pulled out the King of Beggars' pistol, which had belonged to one of Beylier's recruits.
- Beylier: (Rest in peace). You should keep it. It'll do no one any good moldering in a forgotten crypt. Carry it with honor.
- Arno: Thank you. I will.
- Mirabeau: The mission...?
- Arno: The King of Beggars and Sivert were only pawns in a larger game. Someone sent them after (Mister) De La Serre.
- Mirabeau: Templars do nothing simply, do they? Do you have anything solid on this mysterious chess player?
- Arno: The only lead I have is the instrument that killed De La Serre. A pin fashioned by a silversmith named Germain. But how he's involved, I can't yet say.
- Mirabeau: It seems your course is clear. Find this silversmith, learn what part he plays.
Arno reached the silversmith's workplace, noticing large amounts of guards.
- Arno: Well, that's not suspicious, is it?
Arno began to infiltrate the workshop.
- Guard 1: Well, the Pope's condemned us.
- Guard 2: How's that?
- Guard 1: It's all over the coffee houses. The Pope's condemned the Civil Constitution, the revolution, all of it.
- Guard 2: What you suppose that means?
- Guard 1: Means we lock up the priests. It's not the lawyers, but it's a start.
- Guard 3: He still in there?
- Guard 4: I've been here three weeks, and I've never even seen him leave that room, let alone come down the stairs.
- Guard 3: Dedicated to his work, is he?
- Guard 4: Obsessed, more like. I don't think he really even knows we're here.
He eventually reaching the room where Germain was working.
- Arno: (Mister) Germain? The silversmith?
- Germain: Thank God! They've been holding me for months! Please, get me out of here!
- Arno: First, I need to know about this.
Arno showed Germain the pin.
- Germain: No time! I'll tell you all I know once we're away, but we must leave, before the guards return!
- Arno: Fine. Let's go.
- Germain: No! They'll be watching the front entrance. We'll have to... go downstairs and across.
- Arno: Follow me, then. And stay quiet.
Arno killed the first group of guards.
- Arno: Follow me.
Best we move on.
Hold a moment.
- Germain: As you say.
- Guard 5: You sound like hell.
- Guard 6: Whole damn place reeks of boric acid. He swears it's not poisonous, but...
- Guard 5: So open the upstairs window and stop complaining.
Arno led Germain to the exit.
- Germain: Keep one eye to the roofs. They often post sentries there as well.
- Arno: Just how important are you as a prisoner?
Arno killed the sentries on the roofs.
- Germain: Help me!
Help! Help me!
Arno found Germain held by several guards.
- Arno: Germain! Change of plans...
Arno killed all of the guards, except the one holding Germain.
- Arno: No need to do anything foolish. Let the silversmith go.
- Guard: Stay back!
Germain killed the remaining guard.
- Germain: God be good... what have I done?
- Arno: Only what you had to. Come, we must go.
- Germain: Yes, of course.
Arno and Germain made their way to safety.
- Germain: Thank you, my friend. You've done me a great service today.
- Arno: Perhaps you can return the favor.
- Germain: Yes, of course. I made the first some years ago, on a private contract for a man called Lafrenière. It seemed an unusual commission, I confess curiosity got the better of me. Recently, I started looking into Lafrenière's background and... What I discovered... you wouldn't believe it.
- Arno: He's a Templar. Is that what you found?
- Germain: Yes, I... I believe so. I didn't know how to take it. In any case, I was careless and Lafrenière found out about my schemes. Kept me under house arrest ever since. I do as he bids. Weapons mostly.
- Arno: Where can I find him?
- Germain: Well, Lafrenière is a very difficult man to pin down. Not long ago, I overheard him talking about protecting the shipments at la Halle aux Blés. It sounded ominous, whatever he meant. If I may ask, why are you so interested in him?
- Arno: He killed someone very dear to me. I want to know why.
- Germain: I see. You have my sympathies.
- Arno: They will come looking for you again. Make yourself scarce.
- Germain: Yes. I believe I might.
Arno freed the silversmith, who informed him about Lafrenière.