Memory Block 7
Status: Assassinate Al Mualim
*NOTE: Many readers point out that using the knives helps speed this fight up to its end.*
Just go up the village toward the fortress. You will fight one group of your former allies, so toss most off the cliff. Then another much bigger group will drop in, but you only need kill so many, then you get some assistance. Go up the path to meet your friends.
After the little chat, go up to the fort. Push through the mind drones and enter the fort. Go to the back courtyard and watch the scene.
The classic fight-all-the-bosses-from-before boss fight. Just use the longsword and do counter kills. It's not tough by any means.
*NOTE: During any of the these fights, feel free to take the risk of using the hidden blade. You can end the fights faster, but if you don't time the counters right you will be dead quick.*
Then it's a one on one with the big guy himself. Well, maybe one on one is not the right word. All you can do is counter kills, and don't try to grab. And soon the fight will end after a few are dead.
After another scene, and you finally get him alone, just do one little hit, not even a kill, and then head to the lower part of the courtyard. Just keep hitting him, even if it is just grab breaks, until the haziness goes away. When the world is back to normal around you, just whip out the hidden blade and do one counter kill with it to finish the fight.
Watch this familiar type of scene, then go toward the prize. Then just wait for things to return to the real world.
When you are back, the rest is simply setup for the next game. Use your Eagle Vision all over the place to basically take the who's-who slideshow of all the biggest conspiracy items and things that make people paranoid. I know what most everything is, except for the mountains in the upper left corner. When ready, go into the bedroom and use your vision on the wall to roll the credits.
After some of the longest credits ever, you have lots to do. You can go pick up Lucy's pen from the computer and use it to open her email. And if you stole Vidic's pen earlier in the game, you can now access his computer too. Lots of text, not all of it interesting, but feel free to enjoy.
You can also enter that conference room that has been locked all game. There is a laptop in here with one email message that is worth reading. That is all.
Next is a fact that you can now return to the Animus and go back to the Crusader days. You can now go find all the flags and any remaing Templars.Refer to my below section for more on those.
One last item. This was submitted by a reader, even before I finished the game. Usually I don't encourage glory-seekers, but this seemed like a good reason to ignore that rule. If you use the vision in the lab on the two sides of the room, you will see a box and a triangle of letters. Seems like nothing but jumbles to go with the crazy stuff all around. But start with the square. Stand by the door and look down. You should see:
E N C E O L C H T
H O N B T L O T C
T D E O S A T O A
P E D S N L S T F
L D D U O O E T E
E A I E I R I N T
H S H K T T K E R
T U A A A N S S A
Now read it from the bottom right corner and up and then start on the next column the same way. You should read this:
ARTEFACTS SENT TO THE SKIES TO CONTROL ALL NATIONS TO MAKE US OBEY A HIDDEN CRUSADE DO NOT HELP THEM
Same thing on the other jumble:
D R H
O O D T M
W H B I T D O
E U S Y S I N S E
A R O O M R E A Y N R
I S E Y T N I D L M I D E
T W I H W Y I E A U D A Y H T
THEY DRAINED MY SOUL AND MADE IT THERIS I DRAINED MY BODY TO SHOW YOU WHERE I SAW IT
Thank you xXWar MonkeyXx for the tip. It's something I don't think is the most obvious thing in the world, and I'll bet I would have missed it, so good job.
Anyway, that's it. Just find the remaining flags and Templars in the Animus and you're done with this game. Now wait for AC2.