|The Wounded Eagle|
During a carriage race against Ezio Auditore, the Byzantine Templar Captain Leandros called his guards for help. After he pulled ahead of the Assassin's wagon, Leandros' men managed to stop Ezio by throwing a bomb under the wheels of his cart.
As Ezio's carriage was hurled from the cliffside, he fell into a canyon, only managing to survive by using a rocky outcrop to slow his descent. Despite this, he hit the ground next to the splintered remains of his carriage.
After seeing that Ezio had survived the fall, although wounded, Leandros ordered his guards to kill him. Managing to survive the battle in his weakened state, Ezio infiltrated Atlas Village and made his way to a tower, where he finally killed Leandros.
In the race between the two, Leandros rushed through the canyon as Ezio began to catch up. However, he managed to ram into Ezio's carriage and almost forced him off of the cliff, slowing the Assassin down enough to speed past him. Soon, Leandros reached his destination, where he noticed a few of his guards.
- Leandros: (to the guards) Stop him! STOP HIM!
One of Leandros' guards hurled a bomb towards Ezio's carriage, which fell underneath his cart and exploded, sending him, along with the carriage, into the valley below.
Leandros approached the guards.
- Leandros: Do not take your eyes off this road for a moment. Do you understand me?
Nothing gets through!
Ezio managed to climb back onto the road, which one of the guards noticed.
- Guard: Leandros! There! (points at Ezio)
Leandros turned around, spotting Ezio.
- Leandros: Well, well. Look what crawled out of its hole to die!
Turning around to his guards, Leandros gave them an order, before signalling two guards to follow him.
- Leandros: He's at death's door. Finish him off!
Bring me his head, or throw yourselves into the canyon!
As Leandros walked away, the remaining guards approached Ezio, considering him as an easy target. Preparing himself for a fight, despite his injury to his abdomen, Ezio managed to survive and proceeded towards the village. He then stepped onto a spinning waterwheel to reach the top of the fortress wall.
- Ezio: This used to be so easy.
Once he reached the top, Ezio made his way through the guard infested village. He managed to get past them all and found Leandros behind fortified walls.
- Leandros: Could it be that you are every bit as deadly as the legends say? Or am I in charge of an army of drunks swinging sticks?!
Right this way, Ezio. Nowhere left to run now!
Ezio noticed a few guards running towards him from behind.
- Ezio: Not for me, and not for you!
With a swing of his sword, he closed the gate behind him, and prevented the guards from entering and Leandros from escaping.
- Leandros: Kill that dog! Cut him down!
After killing some guards, Ezio looted their bodies for medicine, which he used to heal his wounds. He then climbed his way across the rooftops. While arquebusiers shot at him, Ezio managed to dodge them and started to climb the tower where Leandros had taken refuge. Seeing Ezio approach, Leandros threw one of his guards off of the tower, intending to slow Ezio down.
- Leandros: Do your worst, malakas! (asshole!)
As Ezio dodged the guard, who broke through a wooden platform, Ezio climbed higher.
- Leandros: Face me.
Ezio reached the top of the tower as Leandros backed away from him.
- Leandros: What does it take to kill you, eh? Why will you not die?
- Ezio: Don't you ever stop howling?
With Leandros cornered, Ezio grabbed and headbutted the Templar, before he forced his hidden blade into his body.
- Leandros: Well, the old hound still has a bite.
- Ezio: The book you carry. Where is it?
- Leandros: Ah! Niccolò Polo's journal?
This will do no good, not now. We have found one of the Masyaf keys already, and are closing in on the rest.
- Ezio: What is in that library is not for you. Not the Templars.
- Leandros: Ah, you can have Altaïr's books, Ezio. We only want guidance. We only want directions... to the location of the Grand Temple.
- Ezio: Grand Temple? Tell me more. Now!
Leandros however died and Ezio picked up the journal from his body.
- Ezio: Requiescat in pace, bastardo. (Rest in peace, bastard.)
Ezio succeeded in killing the Captain of the Byzantine guard, and retrieved Niccolò Polo's journal.
- To achieve full synchronization, Ezio must assassinate at least five guards from a haystack.
- When Ezio assassinated Leandros, he used his right Hidden Blade despite the fact that it was broken.