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The Acre Citadel was a huge fortress located in the southern rich district of Acre, as well as the main residence of Richard I of England during the Third Crusade.

History[]

The citadel was essentially a small town that was heavily fortified against outside attacks, with huge walls and battlements. It contained the quarters of William of Montferrat, a Templar who governed the area whilst Richard was absent fighting the Saracens.[1]

In 1191, a team of Assassins were sent by their Mentor, Al-Mualim, to keep William inside of the Citadel.[2] Al-Mualim's team of Assassins eliminated Templar patrols,[3] Crusaders,[4] and William's personal bodyguard, Isembart. From him, they learned that William was planning an ambush for Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad.[5] The team then disrupted the ambush,[6] allowing Altaïr to infiltrate the heavily guarded fortress, eliminate the archers patrolling its perimeter and then assassinate William.[1]

A couple of years later, Altaïr and Maria Thorpe met at the top of the citadel's tower, where they made love and subsequently conceived a son.[7]

Behind the scenes[]

The citadel is actually based on the real Templar's quarter and castle in Acre.[8]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Assassin's CreedAssassination (William of Montferrat)
  2. Assassin's Creed: RebellionThe Eagle's ShadowIllusory Words
  3. Assassin's Creed: Rebellion – The Eagle's ShadowWith Arms Open
  4. Assassin's Creed: Rebellion – The Eagle's ShadowDeadly Game
  5. Assassin's Creed: Rebellion – The Eagle's ShadowFighting Fair
  6. Assassin's Creed: Rebellion – The Eagle's ShadowThe Unseen Knife
  7. Assassin's Creed IIModern day
  8. The Historical Documentation of the Water Cisterns under the Jazzar Pasha Mosque in Acre by Bartosz Radojewski. www.iaa-conservation.org. Accessed 20 September 2021
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