在2014年, Ardant sent an email to Álvaro Gramática, in which she briefed him about the 2.7 seconds of footage depicting the First Civilization, that had been successfully extracted from John Standish's genetic memories. Although the data was relatively mangled, she was able to make out architectural styles and large guard-like figures, which excited her.
Some time afterward, the Templars learned that the Shroud was hidden underneath Buckingham Palace, but unknown to them, so had the Assassins. Hastings, Crane and Galina Voronina attacked Ardant, da Costa and Berg. While Ardant attempted to escape with the Shroud, Hastings snuck up behind the Templar and stabbed her in the back with his Shock Blade.
Ardant's maiden name, Chu, can be written as 朱 in the Wade-Giles spelling system, in which case it would mean "red, scarlet", or as 楚 in the pinyin system, referring to one of the kingdoms in the Zhou dynasty.