In Assassin’s Creed Mirage, the Scholar achievement requires you to bring all 7 lost books to Al-Jahiz. Thankfully, this isn’t as difficult as you might think, because all of the book locations are fairly accessible. However, you will need to complete the majority of the story to be able to access every book.
Bring All 7 Lost Books to Al-Jahiz
In order to unlock this achievement, you first need to start the Al-Jahiz sidequest. Al-Jahiz is found within the House of Wisdom, just East of the entrance. After talking to him, he will ask you to return all of his lost books. Once you accept, you will begin the mission.
Then, to complete the side quest and ultimately unlock Scholar, you will need to find all of these lost books and bring them back to Al-Jahiz. There are seven to unlock altogether. You can find them throughout Baghdad.
After you return Al-Jahiz’s books, you will unlock the Scholar achievement and earn 20 points/ a bronze trophy. Coincidently, unlocking this achievement will also help you to unlock bigger achievements such as Explorer.
Furthermore, Al-Jahiz will actually gift you a unique outfit in return for completing the side mission. This outfit looks awesome and is a great way to customize Basim.
Where to Find the Lost Books to Complete Scholar
The seven books needed to complete Scholar are located in the following territories.
The Wilderness Location
There is just one Lost Book in the Wilderness. It’s called ‘Suleiman al-Tajir. To unlock it, you’ll need to head to the Tuesday Market in the Southern part of the territory. Then simply climb the scaffolding on the market building, take out the guard, and collect the book from the nearby desk.
The Round City Location
The Round City holds one more lost book needed to complete the Scholar achievement, named Al-Sikkit. You can find it within the Palace of the Green Dome. However, this book won’t spawn until you have virtually completed the story, so there’s no point in looking for it if you’re not at the end of your playthrough.
Harbiyah Locations for Scholar
Harbiyah contains two of the lost books needed to complete Scholar.
The first is titled Kalila wa-Dimna. It is located in a building just to the southwest of the Great Mosque, near the Western Border. You’ll need to infiltrate this building via the window and utilize a throwing knife to destroy the lock.
The second book in Harbiyah is called Al-Tabari: Tafsir of al-Tabari. It’s actually located underground. To access it, you’ll need to take a secret underground pathway. This is located on the West side of the Nestorian Monastery.
There is one book to find in Abbasiyah, named Al-Kwarizmi: Al-Jabr. You can find it in a small house just east of the main bridge that runs through the city. The lost book is located on a table.
Karkh Location for Scholar
Karkh’s lost book is called Banu Musa. You can find it in a building to the North of the District and West of the Harbour Camp. The book will be lying on a table within the building.
Final Lost Book Needed to Complete Scholar
Then the final book needed to complete Scholar is a bit harder to find. You’ll need to head to the unnamed swamp on the most Southeastern point of the map. From here, find the grave and use an explosive device to open it. You will find the book within the tomb.
Tips for Completing Scholar in Assassin’s Creed Mirage
Although Scholar is a fairly straightforward achievement to unlock, there are always methods to make your life easier. For instance:
- Purchase Maps. Firstly, if you find yourself struggling to locate all the lost books, you can actually buy a map that will reveal their precise location. All you need to do is head to the Cartographer in the Round City. He will trade you a map for a Scholar Token.
- Work Systematically. A systematic approach will make completing this achievement so much easier. So, make sure that you go from territory to territory, picking up every Lost Book in each district before heading to the next closest one. This is going to save you a lot of time in the long run, as you won’t be constantly fast traveling back and forth, waiting for the game to load.