Assassin's Creed: Uprising 5 is the fifth issue of the Titan comic book series Assassin's Creed: Uprising. The comic, written by Dan Watters and Alex Paknadel with art by José Holder was released on 5 July 2017.
New fans and regular readers can dive right into this brand-new story arc! Writers Alex Paknadel (Arcadia, Doctor Who) and Dan Watters (Limbo, Dark Souls) along with Assassin’s Creed storyboard artist Jose Holder, return!
Giving fans fresh insights into characters from the vast Assassin’s Creed Universe, including Juhani Otso Berg, Galina Voronina, Kiyoshi Takakura and Arend Schut.
2017: Assassin hideout, London. Charlotte confronts a bound Guernica, and offers to get him some water despite his attempt to kill her before. In the next room, Arend is on the phone to Abstergo tech support, trying to warn them very bluntly that they have a First Civilization entity amongst their systems. Unsurprisingly, they hang up on him.
Whilst Kiyoshi and Charlotte berate Arend for his literal interpretation of warning the Templars, Galina returns to the hideout with supplies and clothes. Shortly after My'shell stumbles through the door, carrying a wounded Otso Berg. Galina immediately springs her Hidden Blade and floors Berg with a flying kick to the face. After Galina is restrained by Charlotte, Berg offers a suggestion that they all get breakfast together.
After a lengthy discussion, he confesses that he came across the same financial movements between the Templars and Assassins, and that the mystery third faction really is playing them all for fools. With Abstergo compromised, he cannot even trust his own faction. Kiyoshi reveals that they believe Guernica to be a member of the faction, to which Berg responds that he knows Jasdip Dhami is another - and the face behind the high tech armor set. Galina states that Jasdip went dark after exploring for Gramática in Australia, suggesting that may be where his secret lab is. Berg laughs the suggestion off as a nice try, and argues that whilst he cannot trust the Assassins - that is exactly the reason he needs their help. Charlotte interjects, and warns them all that Juno's plan for the Koh-i-noor is moving forwards and that they need to act together and fast. Old rivalries can wait. Berg realizes that the Assassins know where the Koh-i-noor is.
They return to the hideout, and Charlotte straps herself into the Animus once more. She reveals to Berg that they believe the Piece of Eden is in Spain, within the 1930s Spanish Civil War. As she enters the simulation, My'shell confronts Guernica. It is clear she never knew his true agenda, and was never a member of the secret faction to which he belongs. She leaves the room in disgust.
April 1937: Spain. Ignacio Cardona, an anarchist and follower of Buenaventura Durruti, he is also an Assassin and ancestor to Charlotte. He walks the countryside hills in heavy rain, heading towards Barcelona with fellow soldiers. They elect to set up camp as night falls, but are suddenly ambushed by gun fire. Ignacio runs out to meet the assailants only to find that they are Republicans too, and it was a simple case of mistaken identity by child soldiers.
2017: Berg laments that the Assassins are keeping him at arm's length whilst they scour their records for anything pertaining to 1930s Spain. He points out that the Templars have records for that period too, and after a brief philosophical discussion on the merits of the march of progress, they come across a photograph of Ignacio and his army unit. Standing next to him is a man that Berg recognizes - Albert Bolden, the last Black Cross!