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ASSASSIN'S CREED
XBOX 360
MASYAF FLAG LOCATIONS
FAQ v1.0
CREATED BY JEFF KENNEDY
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1 - UPDATE/VERSION           <U/V>

2 - QUICK INFORMATION        <QIN>

3 - MASYAF FLAG LOCATIONS    <MFL>
    
4 - BONUS INFORMATION        <BIN>

5 - CONTACT INFORMATION      <CIN>

6 - LEGAL                    <LGL>


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Dec 07 2007 - v1.0 Started, finished and submited for posting.


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First off this is my first FAQ/guide that I've actually posted, but not the 
first one I've ever typed up (the others are buried somewhere on my hard
drives mostly waiting on spelling and grammatical fixes along with the table of
contents and the like), so please bare with me for any mistakes I might have
overlooked when I posted this.  I did my best to correct and/or remove any
spelling and grammatical errors prior to posting this, but if there is anything
I missed or put down in error or whatnot, please feel free to email me (address
at the bottom) and I will give you full credit for doing so unless you say
otherwise...for the shy people I guess. ^.^ 

I started this guide because I couldn't find any good guides for the flag
and Templar locations, but since there is no grid coordinates and the towns (if
I'm not mistaken) were not made to have rhyme or reason, but to confuse ground
troops that might want to invade the cities.  That being said I tried to give
an individual location (or group location has is specially mentioned a couple
times through this guide) as best as possible.  So I used the map detail,
notable visual surroundings of the area with each flag, and HEAVILY used the
compass cardinal directions as wherever possible, which you will note that
every time I say one of these directions it will be in all-caps, I was hoping
this would be easier for the subconscious to pick up, hence hoping to help you
the reader to get a better idea as to the location of each flag.

Also note that I wanted to get all the flags (partially for the achievement
points, but mostly because the game is so fun), and I wanted to help out anyone
who would be looking for these flags.  However I already had quite a few flags
once I beat the game so I had to start over.  That being said, I started
hunting down these particular flags at the beginning of Memory Block 2 after
Altair has been stripped of his rank and weapons, however you cannot complete
your collection until the beginning of Memory Block 3.

Finally, as it states at the top I played this game for the Xbox 360, but I am
hoping that the flags will be the same for the PS3 users (since it is on my
wish list) and the PC user (when it finally launches for you all), so please
let me know if there is any change in flag locations for PS3 and PC or if it is
the same for one or both of them so I can note it accordingly.  Again you will
be credited for your information.


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                             MASYAF FLAG LOCATIONS
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                                    >>>1<<<
Right after you've been completely demoted and Al Mualim sends you to track
your first target in Masyaf, head down the steps and on the bottom floor to
your right (SOUTH) head into the bookshelf area and towards the far WEST corner
will be your flag, it should be visible as you enter the if you're looking that
way.


                                    >>>2<<<
As you exit the inside of the fortress, head to the left and before you get to
the bottom of the hill, you'll see two paths, one to the right where you will
exit the forrtess completely and the left where you had to climb the ladder in
the first memory to show that you were not afraid to die with your first Leap
of Faith, you can actually see this flag just as you exit it inside of the
fortress, it's off to the left (EAST) of the ladder in a corner, on the ground.


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*IF YOU'RE PLAYING FROM THE VERY BEGINNING WHERE I STARTED THIS FAQ THEN READ *
*NEXT PART, HOWEVER IF YOU HAVE DONE -ANY- PART OF THE STORYLINE PAST THE     *
*FIRST MAN YOU HAVE TO TRACK DOWN THEN YOU CAN SKIP THE NEXT PARAGRAPH.       *
*                                                                             *
*                                                                             *
*So you can make this part go a little quicker go down the other path that    *
*that will take you completely out of the fortress and approach the man       *
*standing at the exit.  When you get to him you'll engage in storyline dialog *
*and once you two are done talking to your assassin brother this "unlock" part* 
*of a memory where you can go take another Leap or Faith and venture to where *
*you let loose the logs on the invading army.  This memory lock is to make    *
*sure Altair actually talks to this man.                                      *
*******************************************************************************


                                    >>>3<<<
Climb both ladders to the area you had to prove you're willingness to die 
(you're first Leap of Faith) and before you to the beams on which you and your
two assassin brothers jumped from, look to your left (NORTHWEST) as you reach
the top of the second ladder and it'll be sitting there between a table and a
wall.


                                    >>>4<<<
Take the Leap of Faith you first took on the storyline where you proved your
willingness to die, and once on the ground start traveling along the beams that
lead to the area where you let the logs take out the Roberts men. After you
walk across the first beam but before the second, head around the NORTHEASTERN
part of the ledge and there's one a little lower with the flag, you can see it
before you need to jump down and get it.


                                    >>>5<<<
Starting from pile of hay at the bottom of the tower that held the logs that
crushed the invading army, head SOUTH off of the ledge with the ladder.  Once
down on the next lower lever look to the WEST for a single guard standing
there, walk over to him and look on ledge behind him (towards the guards 
back-right) and there will be your flag.


                                    >>>6<<<
At the bottom of the hill where the fortress is you'll see the a single 
merchant with a large bolder behind him.  Standing next to the merchant's look
to the SOUTH and there will be a fairly large building with a ladder and no
other ones immediately around it, climb up it and claim the flag at the top.


                                    >>>7<<<
Looking at your map, the northern most set of houses build at the on the edge
of the cliff also having a rooftop garden to hide yourself.  Climb onto the
houses and look behind them (towards the NORTH) and where there is a small bit
of land where you can jump down, your flag will be in the corner on the ground
right next to a bench that's up against the houses.


                                    >>>8<<<
Look at your map and go to the NORTHERN most set of houses build on the edge of
the cliffs and look behind (NORTH) the middle of the three, and there will be a
flag on a wooden ledge.  The easiest way I found (if you don't yet trust your
ability to use the beams on either side to get there) go to the very top of the
middle building, and assuming that you have already seen where the flag is,
just position yourself on the wooden structure jutting out from the top (I'm
guessing some sort of bay window type thing) and use your drop button to do 
just that and land on the wooden ledge with your flag.


                                    >>>9<<<
Of the three most NORTHERN houses on your map to the one that is most WEST and
there between part of the house and the cliff wall is a rooftop garden where
you can hide yourself.  Now face directly SOUTH of the rooftop garden and there
will a higher part of another building will a set of three barrels to get up
there, your flag is on top of there.


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*Look at your map and look for the three most NORHTERN houses, now directly   *
*SOUTH of the middle house and the on to the right there is a one long large  *
*set of houses that makes up the upper level and middle level houses that are *
*built on this hill.  This is the AREA for the next THREE flags on the list   *
*(10-12).                                                                     *
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                                   >>>10<<<
Go to the WESTERN most part of this building and look on the roof where your
flag is.  The flag sits the corner in between two rolled up rugs that are both
next to a barrel and one rug that is laid flat.


                                   >>>11<<<
On the EASTERN most part of these long set of houses there is a larger part of
the roof (you'll know this roof by the fact that there will be some clothes are
hung to dry on a wooden rack and there are a pile of rugs folded up on one of
the two big boxes on this roof), here your flag is ready to be claimed.


                                   >>>12<<<
If you look to the south of the building and towards the ground you'll see a 
wall that is put up to keep people from falling off the level and hurting
themselves.  There is actually a building that is part of this small wall.  On
the backside of this building (SOUTH) is a wooden roof built there (for shade
I'm guessing) and underneath this structure is your flag.


                                   >>>13<<<
On the map there are two structures of housing that are most WESTERN (a NORTH
and a SOUTH one, you'll have to zoom in on your map to see this), a small one
that is also connecting to part of a side of the hill, and a fairly larger set
of houses strung together, this is the one you want.  To The WEST of the large
set of houses there is a tree and a wall that keeps people from falling off and
hurting themselves on the lower ground level, in the corner of the house and
the wall, next to the tree, is your flag.


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*Using the map and the camera in game go to the NORTHERN most houses on the   *
*that WEST side of the map that are build on the lowest level, with some      *
*connected to the cliff wall and some connected to the lower part of to the   *
*manmade wall.  This is the AREA for the next THREE flags (14-16).            *
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                                   >>>14<<<
Look for a cart of hay that next to two buildings that are perpendicular to
each other.  NORTHEAST of the cart of hay, in the corner on the ground between
the bottom of the manmade wall and the EASTERN most one of the two buildings is
 your flag.


                                   >>>15<<<
In this area look for the NORTHERN most building that's to the WEST, and in
front (SOUTH) of this building (it's actually in front of the door) next to the
building and the cliff wall.  You might not be able to see this from the ground
since there are two short walls built right in front of the house.


                                   >>>16<<<
In this area there is a tall building in the middle with no other buildings
connected or even close to it, you'll know this building by the water well and
cart of hay to the NORTH of this building.  To the WEST side of the building
is the ladder to reach the top which gets you your flag.


                                   >>>17<<<
From the main gate that leads into and out of Masyaf, follow the SOUTH wall to
the EAST until you reach the first two buildings that are actually built
connected to the walls, the first one is connected to the cliff wall and the
second a manmade wall with two beams connected to the cliff wall.  Go to the
NORTH side of the first building, you'll see the flag in a corner on the ground
with the second of the two buildings to the flags WEST, the manmade wall to the
NORTH, and the cliff wall to the EAST all three within an arms length of the
flag.


                                   >>>18<<<
From the main gate into and out of Masyaf go NORTH-NORTHEST into a set of
houses that are still on the lowest level and all built connected to the
manmade walls, you'll know this area by the water well in and the cart of hay
in the center of this housing area.  Now from the cart of hay get onto the
house that is directly EAST of it, there is a pile of hay on top of this house.
Once on top go NORTH towards the wall and once you get there look EAST and
there will be your flag in a corner next to a wooden drying rack for laundry.


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*The next two flags are in the same area which is at the very back of the     *
*fortess (NORTHWEST), up the first set of steps on the inside where two guards* 
*stand next to an opening to the back, not ground level and not the same level* 
*as Al Mualim. Which means that this area will only be available AFTER you    *
*complete your first assassination, meaning at the start of Memory Block 3.   *
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                                   >>>19<<<
s you go through the opening to the back garden area, you'll see scantly
dressed women (well for that region and time period at least), you will also
see a flowing water canal in the shape of a plus sign on the ground, follow it
straight towards the back and you'll see your next flag on top of the middle of
three pillars that are in a shallow pool of water that this canal flows into.

                                   >>>20<<<
Keep going all the way towards the back (NORTHWEST) to the semi-circle pillar
structures.  The easiest way to say is once you can go no further at the lowest
level (before you would be jumping to your death that is) turn around look to
the WEST, in the corner between the pillars and railing and the manmade wall
(from the sloping ground to get to the lowest level) is your final flag (well 
if your following this guide that is).


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                    !!!THIS IS STRICTLY XBOX 360 RELATED!!!

For completing your Masyaf Flag collection is the "Keeper of the Creed" which
nets you 10 achievement points for your profile.


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If you wish to contact me about this guide for any reason (i.e. a location of
one of the flags is too hard to understand, I might have some sort of
grammatical error, a kudos etc.), feel free to do so.

HOWEVER, I like to use the rule that I got from a SEAL Team officer: If there
is something wrong that needs to be changed, don't just say something about it
and let that be it, that just sounds like complaining.  Say what it is that is
wrong and then say how to fix it.  Meaning if there are grammatical errors or
you have a better way to describe getting to a particular flag, go ahead and
type it up and send it my way.  Like I said at the beginning of this guide I
WILL give you full credit for it unless you say otherwise, then I'll just put
you as anonymous...or any-mouse if you wish. ^.^

DysterMareritt@gmail.com


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