75,100 BC – THE FIRST ASSASSINS
Earth is a sprawling, highly technological advanced planet, populated by a race of highly advanced beings known as the First Civilization. They are responsible for the creation of Ho-mo Sapiens (Humans), who they as slave labor with the use of powerful artifacts known as the Pieces Of Eden.
One such artifact, the Apple Of Eden, of which there are numerous, (which has the power to control the minds of humans), is stolen by two humans, known as Adam & Eve. They would later set the foundation of the Assassins in order to oppose the First Civilization, while their son Cain would inspire the Templar Order seeking to control them.
75,010 BC – FIRST CIVILIZATION ENDS
A massive solar flare completely destroys the First Civilization, wiping it out from the face of the Earth. At first it is believed that only the humans, hiding out in caves, survived and begin to rebuild civilization slowly over thousands of years.
While most of the First Civilization is lost, some of their ruins and most of their Pieces Of Eden still remain. Juno, a member of the First Civilization, is revealed to be the sole survivor and at the time of the solar flare, sealed herself in a vault with the intent of finding a way to restore her people.
465 BC – DEATH OF XERXES
King Xerxes I of Persia, a prominent member of the Order Of The Templars, is killed by a member of the Assassins Order. Not only does this mark the first use of a hidden blade in recorded history, which would become the signature weapon of the Assassins Order, but it was also the first time these two factions entered conflict.
1191 – THE SECRET CRUSADE
The Assassins and the Knights Templars enter open conflict when the Templars attack Masyaf, the stronghold of the entire Assassins Order, in order to retrieve the Apple of Eden. The artifact had been stolen from them by Altair Ibn-La’Ahad, on the order of the Assassins Grand Master, Al Mualim.
After learning that Al Mualim was secretly aligned with the Templars and was planning to use the Apple of Eden to bring the entire Order to his will, Altair kills Al Mualim and eventually assumes leadership of the Assassins Order.
1257 – THE ORDER REFORMS
Altair Ibn-La’Ahad, likely the most influential mentor in the history of the Assassins Order, dies. Before his death, he sends all of the Assassins away with instructions to spread across the world and to hide from the Templars in plain sight.
From that moment, the Assassins start a brotherhood in every country, no longer confined to the Middle East. Moments before his death, Altair locks himself deep into Masyaf’s library with a Apple Of Eden, leaving behind a lock that can only be opened by an Assassin.
1314 – THE TEMPLARS HIDE OUT
Jacques de Molay, the Grand Master of the Templar Order, is burned at the stake when the Pope dissolves the Knights Templar. Before his death, de Molay sends nine of his most trusted advisors across the world to continue the Templars goals of control, instructing them to infiltrate all high positions within government.
1476 – A RENAISSANCE
The Grand Master of the Italian Assassins Order, Giovanni Auditore, is publicly hanged for treason alongside two of his sons – an execution orchestrated by Rodrigo Borgia, Grand Master of the Templar Order. Giovanni’s only remaining son, Ezio Auditore, swears revenge and takes up his father’s mantle in order to hunt down the men responsible for his death.
1500 – THE BROTHERHOOD
After a long journey (during which Ezio manages to steal another artifact in the possession of the Templars, a Apple Of Eden), Ezio confronts Rodrigo Borgia in Rome, where he finds out that Borgia had become Pope.
In the following years, he hunts down everyone in the Borgia clan one by one, completely destroying them and shattering the Templars influence over Italy and Spain. When all is done, Ezio locks the Apple of Eden in a vault underneath the Colosseum, where it remains for over 500 years.
1511 – REVELATIONS
Ezio leaves Italy in order to explore Masyaf and Constantinople, wanting to rediscover his ancestors legacy. Ultimately, he ends up ensuring that Suleiman the Magnificent would ascend to the throne, allying the Ottoman Empire with the Assassins. He also opens Altair’s tomb, but chooses to leave his Apple of Eden there, claiming he had enough adventures for a lifetime. Thirteen years later he passes away in Florence.
1715 – BLACK FLAG
Edward Kenway, sailor-turned-pirate, finds himself in a skirmish between the Templars and the Assassins – one that he wanted very little to do with beyond what was necessary. Despite wearing their garbs, he was rejected by the Colonial Assassins due to his lifestyle as a pirate, and only joined the Order formally upon his retirement when he returned to England, where by he became a Master Assassin.
1735 – THE FORSAKEN
Edward Kenway is killed in his home in London by masked men hired by the Templars. The Templar Grand Master, Reginald Birch, adopts Edward’s young son, Haytham Kenway and gradually brainwashes him to believe in the ideals of the Templar Order. Eventually, Haytham would become of the Templars most notorious killer.
1746 – THE AMERICAN ASSASSINS
Achilles Davenport, a young Assassin, travels overseas and establishes the very first Assassin Order in America, with him as it’s Grand Master. Despite its humble beginnings, the Order would later grow to include dozens of Assassins from the colonies, including Shay Patrick Cormac, a young man who joined within the first five years of the Order’s inception in America.
1754 – THE TEMPLAR EXPANSION
Haytham Kenway arrives in America and formally beings the first Templar order across the ocean, with himself as the Grand Master. Soon afterwards, Haytham meets a Native American woman who helps track down and assassinates a rogue Templar working for the British Army. While Haytham never learns of this, he conceives a son with her whom she ends up naming Rotonhnhake:ton, born in 1756.
1756 – ROGUE
Shay Patrick Cormac is betrayed by the Assassins Order when he refuses to hand over an artifact with immense power. He is quickly found by Haytham Kenway and taken in, with the two of them working together to hunt down the American Assassins, one by one. Over the next few years, Shay & Haytham kill all of them, leaving only a crippled Achilles Davenport alive.
1769 – AN AMERICAN REVOLUTION
A 13 year old Ratonhnhake:ton leaves his tribe to seek out Achilles in the hopes of becoming an Assassin. Achilles agrees to take him in, giving him the name Connor and spending years training him. Conor Kenway joins George Washington’s Revolution in an attempt to weaken the Templars’ iron grip over the Colonies.
1776 – TEMPLARS STRIKE BACK
Foreseeing a tremendous loss in the Colonies, the Templars send Shay Patrick Cormac to France to assassinate Charles Dorian – A Master Assassin and a populist, planting the seeds for the French Revolution. Charles’ son, Arno Dorian, is taken in by the Templar Grand Master, Francois de la Serre.
1781 – ASSASSINS’ VICTORY
Haytham Kenway is assassinated by his own son, Connor. Soon afterwards, the American Revolution comes to an close, with the Assassins firmly establishing control of the continent. Connor Kenway retires from active duty within the Order to train the next generation of American Assassins.
1789 – UNITY
Francois de la Serre is killed by his Templar co-conspirators due to advocating for peace between the two Orders. His adoptive son, Arno Dorian, is arrested for the murder, but manages to escape once the Templar orchestrated French Revolution begins.
Seeking to continue his father’s ideals, Arno pushes for a unity between Assassins and Templars, but is ostracized from his own Order and his attempts fail. The French Revolution is a success, cementing Templar control over France and eventually most of Europe.
1868 – SYNDICATE
The twins Jacob and Evie Frye manage to liberate London from Templar control by using a gang of criminals known as the Rooks. Unfortunately, their peace lasts for only about 30 years, because the moment the Victorian era ends with the death of Queen Victoria in 1901, the Templars are quickly able to regain control and relegate the Assassins to a small presence within the city.
1937 – BIRTH OF ABSTERGO
Abstergo Industries, a corporation controlled directly by the Templars, is founded. Since infiltrating the United States has been impossible due to the Assassins presence and control there, an alternative method was conceived which would allow the Templar’s to control America through products and entertainment.
Abstergo Industries is a great success, and it soon branches out to become an international corporation. Before long, the name Abstergo becomes synonymous and interchangeable with “Templars”.
2003 – DESMOND’S ESCAPE
Desmond Miles – a 16 year old boy living in a small Assassins Guild somewhere in rural America – runs away in order to live outside of the Order. Little does he suspect that he’s actually part of the bloodline of Adam & Eve, sharing the same bloodline with Altair, Ezio and the Kenway family. As such his existences becomes extremely important to both the Assassins and Templars.
2012 – THE SOLAR FLARE
Desmond Miles is kidnapped by Abstergo Industries, who seek to place him into a device known as the Animus, a computer that can access the user’s genetic memories. By doing so, Abstergo hope to discover the location of the Apple Of Eden, but the Assassins manage to rescue Desmond before they can get any valuable information.
As it turns out, the world is on the verge of being wiped out by a solar flare not unlike the one that destroyed the First Civilization over 77,000 years ago, and Abstergo are looking to use the Apple of Eden’s powers to prevent that, in a a plan that’s doomed to failure.
Desmond and the Assassins find the Apple that Ezio hid under the Colosseum and use it in their own plan to rescue Juno, (the sole survivor from the First Civilization). She shields the Earth from the solar flare, but at the cost of Desmond’s life. Now that Juno is free, she plans to terraform the Earth in order to bring the First Civilization back. Fifteen hours later, Abstergo agents retrieve Desmond’s body and begin extracting memories from his genes.
2016 – THE WAR CONTINUES
Callum Lynch, a death row inmate, is saved by Abstergo, who then proceed to use his genetic memories in order to locate and Apple Of Eden to replace the one that they lost to the Assassins four years ago. The war between the Assassins and Templars is still in full force, with both factions recruiting new members through shady means.
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