The Bloodstone Unit was an extremist Assassin cell led by Colonel Boris Pash authorized by the American Mentor. Under Pash leadership, the unit carried out missions during the Cold War and the critical relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union. Their secondary objective was to find Pieces of Eden located around the world.
By applying secret brainwashing tactics via Project BLUEBIRD, Pash trained the perfect unit of killers who would obey him without question, although through these methods the unit violated the Creed. Because Pash promised victory against the Templar Order, their Mentor's authorization ensured the Assassin cells of the American Brotherhood ignored these methods.
The cell was founded between the 1950s and 60s by the director of the CIA, William King Harvey, after Pash promised the American Mentor a decisive victory against the Templar Order—the Bloodstone Unit served as the operational jury and executioner under the guise of seeking the freedom of mankind.
Active during the Vietnam War, this organization eliminated selected targets, especially Templars who had infiltrated the US military or the Vietnamese regime and orchestrated the coup against President Ngô Đình Diệm with the CIA. It also was responsible for tracking down Pieces of Eden that Pash could use to continue his experiments in mental manipulation, which applied to both interrogating enemies and his own soldiers.
The Colonel's extremist methods passed unnoticed by the majority of the American Brotherhood under their Mentor, whose authorization of their operations made the other Assassin cells turn a blind eye to their operations regardless of the political consequences.
Despite clearance of their Mentor, several rogue members of the Assassins sought to put an end to the unit's operations. Among them was Alekseï Gavrani, a former member of the unit. The defining moment was the participation of William Greer and Lee Harvey Oswald in the assassination of John F. Kennedy, a coordinated effort aimed to obtain his Apple of Eden.
- Boris Pash (leader)
- Alekseï Gavrani (dismissed; 1963)
- Julia Gorm
- William Greer