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Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Sons of Romulus Lairs guide

Much like the six assassin’s tombs found throughout Assassin’s Creed 2, there are six Lairs of Romulus scattered across the world of Brotherhood, each containing a deep, dark secret (and a bunch of dudes dressed like Lassie). Finding your way to the treasure at the end of each lair is reasonably easy, but can you do it like Ezio would have and achieve full synchronization? We’ve put together a guide to help, just in case you’re not a natural born killer.

For the timed lair runs, a good tip to remember is to position the camera in the direction you intend to leap before making each jump. True you can be a bit quicker if you don’t, but it’s not worth making a mistake and having to start the entire run over.

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The Halls of Nero – Rome

Full Synchronization: Complete the memory within 8 minutes.

The trick to making this speed run is to simply remember where to start a few of the key platforming sections. Then of course, make sure not to fall. In order to make it to the end in less than 8 minutes you’re going to have to avoid all distractions such as treasures or flags and keep focused on the goal. It’s simple enough to find the best path through some lengthy (and frustrating) trial and error, but why not let us do the work for you? Just watch the above video to see how it’s done.  Remember that you can always pause during the memory to see how much time you’ve got left.

 

 

Thrown to the Wolves – Il Colosseo

 

Full Synchronization: Do not lose more than 3 squares of health. 

Keeping your health up should be no problem here. The enemies are tame, and as long as you have the lenient counter-attack timing down you won’t come close to losing 3 squares. Just be aware that there are two fights – one after you confront your target for the first time and another avoidable fight near the end (see below). 

 

If you can catch up to your target on this final stretch and either hijack or kill him before he crashes through the wall, you can avoid fighting the second group of baddies.

 

 

 

Wolves Among the Dead – Catacombe Di Roma

 

Full Synchronization: Complete the memory within 8 minutes.

The biggest challenges you’ll face during this speed run are the maze-like hallways and the group of baddies at the end. They’re not particularly tough, but fighting them takes up time, and avoiding them can be tricky.  

- Avoid treasure chests, especially ones you see in the maze-like hallways. If you see one there, chances are you’re at a dead end.

- Soon after the first checkpoint you’ll enter some hallways. When you have a choice of direction, take the 2nd left, then the 2nd right, then the 2nd right again.

- In the second set of hallways, when you have a choice of direction, take the 1st left.

- In the third set of hallways, take the 1st left, then a quick right.

- In the fourth set of hallways, when you have a choice of direction first go straight, then right, then right again.

- In the fifth set of hallways (after you climb the big cross), when you have a choice of direction, go left, right, straight, right, and right.

- Completely avoid fighting if you can and begin your ascent at the ladder. If you’ve not made any mistakes by the time you reach the fight, you’ll probably have around a minute to spare and you can dispatch some or all of these guys quickly.  Having no opposition makes climbing less risky. This is the last area before the goal line.

21 comments

  • Redeater - November 18, 2010 1:31 a.m.

    Excellent! Was having problems finding a couple of these. Thanks
  • HossDiggity - November 18, 2010 6:31 p.m.

    when are the other two going to be posted? i am having difficulty trying to find my way thru the one in the old burned church and i am wondering how to enter the one thats under the french camp?
  • Hurricrane - November 22, 2010 6:19 p.m.

    OH MY GOD THE VIDEO PLAYER WORKS! I can finally watch stuff without 5 min of loading!!!!
  • chobb14 - November 23, 2010 1:49 a.m.

    @Hurricane - what?! the video player is crap! its worse than the old one! it does nothing but freeze then when it comes back it plays the video in poor quality
  • Kas3yJam3s - November 25, 2010 4:15 a.m.

    The one at the French camp is actually underneath it.go to the ruins next to it and go down and you'll are where you need to enter ! :]]]
  • gamerchick101 - November 27, 2010 8:09 p.m.

    what about the treasure chests and flag locations in all of the Lairs of Romulus, that would be great help!
  • Overlord153 - November 28, 2010 5:19 a.m.

    I got seriously confused when I did the wolves among the dead lair for the first time without the guide. I found myself saying "shit a dead end" a lot.
  • Dreadnought - November 28, 2010 9:11 p.m.

    for the Romulus mission, Leader of the Pack, if you repair all of the aqueducts the pit in front of the entrance floods, making it really easy to get to the entrance.
  • clarky68 - November 30, 2010 3:45 p.m.

    This may be a stupid question but can anyone tell me what armour hes wearing in the last few pictures? :) i think it looks cooler than the brutus armour
  • gamerchick101 - December 3, 2010 9:20 a.m.

    flag locations would be great! i have one more flag on wolves among the dead, need help finding it please! i have done it three times and no luck! i only have ten flags to go and they are all in secret locations.
  • TheDarkslyder - December 4, 2010 8:58 p.m.

    @clarky - that's the armor you get by pre-ordering from Amazon. Sorry I don't know of any other way to get it!
  • FunnyNameHere - December 5, 2010 5:59 a.m.

    Please Put the flag locations in here I'm only two away and can't find them. Thank you.
  • CptCalicoJack - December 5, 2010 9:03 p.m.

    For Wolves Among The Dead, all you have to do is follow the lights
  • Neddy1984 - January 7, 2011 9:02 p.m.

    The other 5 were relatively easy to obtain but i'm finding it impossible to gain entry to the one under the French camp. Can any1 help?? I've even tried parachuting from above and trying to guide myself in to the entrance but my chute keeps collapsing and then i fall into the water. there seems no obvious path to climb into the entrance??????
  • Trenton192009 - January 11, 2011 5:05 a.m.

    Well i've found an easier way to get to the Entrance then is shown in the video.But u have to have alot of money to do it.Repair all of the Auqua Ducts and the water Rises up to where all u have to do is jump in the water and then climb up to where the entrance is.
  • AjBrx - February 14, 2011 1:27 p.m.

    On wolves among the dead it wont let me swing on the poll above door over to the platform in the room with the massive cross anyone help!
  • YourMaster12 - February 25, 2011 5:40 a.m.

    So I got the brutus armor and put it on and stuff but when I changed my armor at the blacksmith shop it made me wear my regular cloths again and I cant figure out how to get it back! Any help appreciated!!!
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  • amara918 - March 26, 2011 12:02 a.m.

    ok, YourMaster12...I did the same thing because I wanted my regular clothes back...so I went to the Bureau and if you go into the room with the fireplace and couch and chair, the little models on Leonardo Davinci's inventions, you should see the mannequins stands with armor and stuff on them. Go to the one with the Brutus armor on it...you know the one with the wolf fur and stuff...click examine and the first thing button it should be over is "pauldrons" click on it and click re-equip and then you should have it on. If you want to change out of the Brutus armor then go over to one of the other mannequins and click re-equip on that one that you picked. Hope I helped!!:)
  • Alkocen - April 3, 2011 7:39 p.m.

    About Wolves Among the Dead – Catacombe Di Roma - Another trick to navigate through the maze is watching for the light behind the corner. In those corners where the torches are burning, they are the quickest. Those that are dead end ones, there are no lights.

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