Assassin’s Creed: Unity’s elusive Nostradamus Enigma collectibles are easily gathered when you already know where to look.
Assassin’s Creed: Unity guide – Nostradamus Enigma collectibles locations
As you wander Assassin’s Creed: Unity you may have noticed strange glowing symbols on various buildings when you use Eagle Vision. On their own they don’t need much, but pick up one of the many Nostradamus Enigma side missions nearby and you’ll have a chance to turn them into something special.
Once you collect all the pieces of a Nostradamus Engima you’ll receive a Fragment – a piece of a key to a cage in the basement of the Cafe Theatre. This cage holds the armour of Thomas de Carneillon, the master assassin who led King Phillip to purge the Templars; you may remember that from the opening sequence.
The outfit can be worn over your regular armour like any other, and looks pretty cool – look at those throwing knives! It should be a part of any completionist’s dress-ups collection, so lets find them all. When you’ve finished all the missions, visit the final page of this guide to find out how to cash the Fragments in.
To start a Nostradamus Engima mission, head for an icon like a scroll and accept the mission. Check the mission title and compare it to the titles on this list for best results; we’ve also included the words of the riddles to make it easier to identify which mission you’re on.
You may need to trek around the map in order to find all the symbols for a given Nostradamus Enigma. Remember, if you scroll around the mini map you can see the names of various locations and districts – switch off non-essential markers using the filter to make it easier.
I wield two blades,
Flanked by Justice and Law.
I strike true and fair, hour by hour,
For monarchs and peasants alike.
Solution: Check the clock in the lle de la Cite region, on the Boulevard du Palais.
Encircled by 24 petals of light,
Our Lady of the Rose watches, silent as stone,
O’er believers below.
Look to the Lady lit by the setting sun.
Look to the blossoming rose
Solution: This one is inside Notre Dame. Head to the western side and look for the window with a rose pattern. It’s at the base.
Stay with Our Lady, standing between flowing waters.
Count one for each book of the Pentateuch from rose to transept.
Five arches, five wide-open eyes, five nightmares.
The last sits atop our treasure:
The gate to the infinite.
Solution: This one is also in Notre Dame. It’s on the top floor, near the fifth arch.
Above the dark shadows
Of the erstwhile bastion,
The tall square Sentinel silently watches
The 9th month spill his blood.
Solution: From the mission marker, head south west to find the Grand Chatelet. The symbol is at the top of the square tower.
The martyrs of Herod,
In their ageless temple,
Haunt the alchemist’s tones,
With their macabre, soundless dance.
Solution: Head on over to the Cemetery of the Holy Innocents and look for a charming mural in the south gallery. The symbol is here.
In the Belly of the World,
The Saint of the Holy Stag
Still waits for his Austral hand
To reach the godly heavens.
Solution: Look at the south west bell tower of the nearby church – Eglise St. Eustache.
Erudite Rulers of thy façade
Stone-faced before the blood of executions
One day you will quiver and quake
As your insides blaze in fury.
Solution: This one is on the Hotel de Ville, just above the triangular stone pediment above the entrance.
“A ça ira, ça ira, ça ira,” will resound,
A dire Twist of fate,
To dispel darkness no more
Now to break the necks of many.
Solution: There’s a dead body hanging from a lantern in front of Hotel de Ville. The symbol is at the base of the lantern.
Orphan tower, what has become of the rest?
The start of a pilgrim’s journey.
Shreds of memories hang from the chimeras beaks:
This one, pressure of the atmosphere. The other, alchemy.
Solution: You’ll need to get the top of the western tower at Tour St. Jacques for this one.
In the Sanctuary of Sins,
Light and shadow dance,
And the Ignoble Nobleman
Defines his actions with his name.
Solution: This could only mean the Marquis de Sade. One of his old houses stands slightly East of the Cour des Miracles, so check the first floor for the symbol.
Lying in the filth,
The fallen Godly symbol
Lights the heresies
Of the False King’s Court.
Solution: Back at the Cour des Miracles, take a good look around the wooden cross lying on the ground.
The familiar cross-road,
Where decadence is sold.
The sadness of the seller,
Obscured by rouge.
Solution: You need to find a crossroads just south of Cour des Miracles. It’s very close to where the landmark icon appears on the map.
A once-Auguste palace
Become a shelter for the beautiful,
The days of sovereigns tick along,
Up to, but not beyond, Louis.
Solution: To the Louvre! The symbol is on the clock above the courtyard on the west side.
By the spirit of Égalité
The Citoyen is welcome in a royal garden
Where the mighty Helios ignites daily
Man’s most destructive power.
Solution: Visit the Palais Royal Gardens and look for the cannon just behind the central statue.
From the stones of a fortress breached,
A Concord built to span the divide
From where the minds of men gather
To where their necks are severed.
Solution: Stand right in the middle of the Pont de la Concorde – that’s the bridge between the Palais Bourbon and the guillotine at Place de la Concorde.
More Nostradamus Engima solutions await you on the next page.