How to Solve Assassin’s Creed Mirage Book Puzzle

Uncover the mysteries lying in the Serpent's Nest mission.

By GamesRecon

As you edge closer to the end of the adventure-packed storyline in Assassin’s Creed Mirage, you may have stumbled upon a scene that might have you scratching your head – the Serpent’s Nest. Just when you thought you were about to have a showdown with the elusive Qahiba, the game throws a curveball your way—a cryptic book puzzle in a quaint library room.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage isn’t exactly known for its brain-teasers, so this riddle comes as a bit of a surprise, nestled almost at the epic finale of Basim’s assassination spree. This puzzle is a poetic enigma intertwined with Arib’s stirring verses, the last assassination target is hiding somewhere in the shadows, and it’s calling to you to unlock its secrets so you can find them. In this guide, we will walk you through the twists and turns of this book puzzle in AC Mirage.

How to Solve the Book Puzle in Assassin’s Creed Mirage

In the Serpent’s Nest, you can feel the anticipation bubbling within. You’ve been chasing shadows, and now you’re on the brink of confronting Qahiba—the prey in this deadly game of cat and mouse. But before you can quench your thirst for vengeance, there’s a peculiar library room that demands your attention. Cunning and elusive, Qahiba barricaded herself within a chamber, the door to which would swing open only to the tune of a peculiar book puzzle.

As you step into this library room, you find yourself amidst a balcony adorned with four pedestals, each awaiting a book of a specific color—black, blue, yellow, and white. These are the conduits to unraveling the mystery that’s thrown in your way of meetup with Qahiba.

The Core Puzzle Elements

Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty of what this poetic enigma in Assassin’s Creed Mirage is all about. You are in the strange yet intriguing library room with four pedestals. You’re not just placing any old books on them; these are four distinct books—each colored black, blue, yellow, and white. And there’s a poetic code waiting to be cracked, courtesy of our poetic guy, Arib.

AC Mirage Arib’s Poem

Arib’s poem is the core of this puzzle, a poetic map to the treasure you seek. Each stanza of this poem is a clue, a whisper in the wind guiding you to match the right book with the right pedestal. The poem goes like this:

  • Rage in the ocean, I’ll sweeten your storms
  • Scorch as the desert, I’ll bathe in your heat
  • Strike as the cobra, but plunge in my breast
  • Soar as the dove, but alight in my nest.

The words are painting pictures, right? Ocean, desert, cobra, and dove – these words are tied to the colors of the books. Blue for the ocean, yellow for the desert, black for the cobra, and white for the dove. But, it’s not a straightforward match-the-color-to-the-word kind of deal – that’d be too easy. It’s a concoction of poetic phrases and visual cues that dance around the room.

Deciphering the Clues

Venture down a level from the balcony, take a step back, and look up. Using your Eagle Vision, the ceiling suddenly transforms into a canvas of glowing images. As you gaze upon the ceiling, you’ll spot symbols corresponding to the elements in the poem: waves for the ocean or blue book, sand dunes for the desert or yellow book, a cobra for, well, the black, and a dove for—you guessed it—the last remaining white book. But, it’s not as simple as ABC; these symbols are scattered around, teasing your brain to connect the dots between the poem, the colors, and the pedestals.

Solving the Puzzle

Solving the Book Puzzle by Placing the Books in Right Pedestals

The clues have whispered their secrets, and it’s time to arrange those colored books on the pedestals. Starting from the pedestal far away from the stairs, the order goes like this: White (for dove), Black (for cobra), Yellow (for desert), and Blue (for ocean). Sounds like a color-coded roadmap to adventure? As the hidden chamber unveils itself, you know you’ve cracked the code. The poetic veil has lifted, and the path to Qahiba is now wide open.

At the end of this ladder lies the climax of your vendetta, the face-off with Qahiba in AC Mirage. As you step off the ladder and into the chamber, a series of cutscenes kick in. The room blurs as the storyline takes a leap, pulling you into the whirlpool of Assassin’s Creed Mirage’s narrative climax. The game’s got one more narrative curveball to throw your way.