By the 15th century, the Chinese Assassins were led by the teacher [[Fang Xiaoru]]. In 1402, the Imperial throne was usurped by [[Yongle]], supported by the Templars. Under Yongle's rule, thousands of Assassins were rounded up and executed, including Fang Xiaoru. However, a young female Assassin named [[Li Tong]] and an [[Apprentices|Assassin apprentice]] were able to escape the purge with an [[Apples of Eden|Apple of Eden]]. This caused Li to devote herself to protecting the Apple and keeping it out of Yongle's hands.<ref name="DYL">''[[Assassin's Creed: Discover Your Legacy]]''</ref>
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The Assassins' robes did not always meet normal Assassin customs. On many occasions, Assassins wore ordinary Chinese clothing, making them hardly recognizable as Assassins.
It was only during the height of the Renaissance period in Europe that the Chinese Assassins ordinarily wore hoods; despite this, the Assassins did not necessarily wear white, as Shao Jun wore black Assassin robes.