The Database is a collection of informative articles that can be accessed by the users of Animus or Helix devices. These articles provide background information on people, locations, items, and events encountered during the exploration of genetic memories.
- 1 Animus 2.0
- 2 Animus 2.01
- 3 Animus 2.03
- 4 Animus 3.0
- 5 Animus Console
- 6 Animus Omega
- 7 Helix-based Animus Omega
- 8 Helix Navigator
- 9 Animus HR-8.5
- 10 Initiates
- 11 Trivia
- 12 References
The database was introduced in Animus 2.0, a version of the device created by the Assassin Rebecca Crane. The articles were created by Shaun Hastings, and would become available when Desmond Miles happened upon a person or object of interest while exploring Ezio Auditore da Firenze's memories, allowing him to find out more information about the entry's subject.
The Animus 2.0 database entries were as listed below.
|Art Merchants||Banks||Blacksmiths||Caravan Travel|
|Carnival Performers||Courtesans||Doctors||Fast Travel Station|
|Antico Teatro Romano||Monte Oliveto Maggiore||Monteriggioni||Palazzo Comunale|
|San Gimignano||Santa Maria Assunta||Torre del Diavolo||Torre Grossa|
|Torre Rognosa||Torri dei Salvucci||Villa Auditore||Villa Salviati|
- Secret Locations
|Arsenale di Venezia||Rocca di Ravaldino||Santa Maria del Fiore||Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari|
|Basilica di San Marco||Santa Maria Novella||Santa Maria della Visitazione||Torre Grossa|
- The Truth
Some of the entries from this version of the Animus are unchanged from the previous incarnation of it.
|Doctors||Followers of Romulus||Heralds||Hermeticists||Jubilee Performers|
|Casa di Vespucci||Firenze||Giotto's Campanile||Loggia dei Lanzi|
|Palazzo Auditore||Palazzo della Signoria||Santa Maria del Fiore||Santa Trinita|
|Castel dell'Ovo||Colli Albani||Lago di Nemi||Monte Circeo||Monte Vesuvio|
|Napoli||Nera||Porto di Napoli||Valnerina|
- Secret Locations
|Acqua Marcia||Basilica di San Pietro||Colosseo||Mercati di Traiano|
|Palazzo Laterano||Piramide Cestia||Terme di Diocleziano||Terme di Traiano|
|Annunciation||Lady with an Ermine||Portrait of a Musician|
|St. Jerome in the Wilderness||The Adoration of the Magi|
- The Truth
The database incorporated into Animus 2.03 was created by the virtual construct of Clay Kaczmarek, who took over Shaun's role when Desmond fell into a comatose state due to the events in the Colosseum Vault. As with the previous version, database entries became available when Desmond encountered the object of interest they were about.
The Lost Archive, which contained some of Clay's own memories, could be accessed via the Animus Island's portals, and contained its own database. It kept track of the decipher fragments and letters, as well as transcripts of voice logs.
|Bankers||Blacksmiths||Black Market Dealer||Book Shop||Byzantines|
|Abbas Sofian||Al Mualim||Altaïr Ibn La'Ahad||Darim and Sef|
|Dilara||Ezio Auditore da Firenze||Maria Thorpe||Niccolò and Maffeo Polo|
|Piri Reis||Prince Ahmet||Prince Selim||Prince Suleiman|
|Sofia Sartor||Subject 16||Tarik Barleti||Yusuf Tazim|
- Bomb Codex
|Blood Bomb||Caltrop Bomb||Cherry Bomb||Datura Bomb|
|Fuse Shell||Gold Bomb||Impact Shell||Smoke Decoy|
|Smoke Screen||Splinter Bomb||Sticky Pouch||Stink Bomb|
|Thunder Bomb||Trip Wire|
The Lost Archive
|Animus Memo||Letter From Lucy to Clay||Psychiatrist's Notes|
|Second Letter From Lucy to Clay||Email From Clay's Mother|
The database incorporated into Animus 3.0 was once more created by Shaun, who would frequently update entries with information learned while Desmond was exploring both Haytham Kenway's and Ratonhnhaké:ton's memories.
Information on the various tribes was provided by a friend of Shaun, who believed the data was for a presentation. The database also included a folder on animals, describing their behavior and the various tactics that could be used to effectively hunt them.
|Bowling Green||Bridewell Prison||Broad Street||Broadway|
|City Hall||Fort George||HMS Jersey||King's College|
|Old Royal Exchange||Smith and Company Brewery||St. Paul's Chapel||The New Gaol|
|Trinity Church||Trinity School||Wall Street|
|Boston Light||Buckman Tavern||Concord||Davenport Homestead|
|Fort Duquesne||Isaac Potts House||Johnson Hall||Kanièn:keh Nation Territory|
|Lexington||North Bridge||Old Belfry|
|Gunpowder Magazine||Independence Hall||Markets||Pocket Boroughs|
|Printer's Shop||Theatre Royal||Trading Posts|
|Abenaki||Boston Brawlers||British Regulars|
|Committees of Correspondence||Continental Army||Continental Congress|
|Conway Cabal||Culper Ring||Frontiersmen|
|Loyalists||New England Hunting Society||Patriots|
|Shawnee||Sons of Liberty|
|Battle of Bunker Hill||Boston Massacre||Boston Tea Party|
|Coercive Acts||Siege of Boston||Smallpox Inoculation|
|Stamp Act||Tea Act|
|Battle of Fort Necessity||Battle of Monmouth||Battles of Lexington and Concord|
|Braddock Expedition||French and Indian War||Paul Revere's Ride|
|Sullivan Expedition||Treaty of Fort Stanwix||Valley Forge|
|Busybody||Electrostatic Generator||Franklin Stove|
|Glass Armonica||Joseph Priestley's Soda Apparatus||Kite and Key|
|Leyden Jar||Orrery||Watt Steam Engine|
The database incorporated into the Animus console was created by Abstergo Entertainment employees. As Liberation was designed to cast the Templars in a more positive light, important information was frequently left out, misrepresented or outright false.
To counteract this, the hacking collective known as Erudito actively worked to re-introduce the truth into the game, allowing the player to view the information from an unbiased perspective. Curiously, the documents collected are found under "Inventory" rather than under "Database".
|Agaté||Antonio de Ulloa||Aveline de Grandpré||Carlos Dominguez|
|George Davidson||Gérald Blanc||Gilbert-Antoine de Saint Maxent||Jean-Jacques Blaise d'Abbadie|
|Jeanne||Madeleine de L'Isle||Philippe Olivier de Grandpré||Rafael Joaquín de Ferrer|
The database incorporated into the Animus Omega consisted of drafts written by Abstergo Entertainment employees. As such, the material within them was subject to change, with people such as Melanie Lemay, Olivier Garneau and others frequently adding in remarks. There is another collection of documents, those called "My files".
Edward Kenway's Memories
|Charles-Towne||Coconut Beach||Fishermen's Villages|
|Mayan Ruins||Mayan Temples||Nassau|
|North Carolina||Pirate Camps||Shipwrecks|
|Smuggler's Dens||Sugar Plantations||The Observatory|
|Assassin's Bureau||Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asis||Castillo Morro|
|Castillo de la Real Fuerza||Castillo San Salvador de la Punta||Cathedral of Havana|
|Governor's Mansion||Governor's Prisons||Ramparts|
- Art Collection
|Adéwalé||Augustin Dieufort||Bastienne Josèphe||Louis Godin|
|Maroons||Overseers||Pierre, Marquis de Fayet, Gouverneur|
Aveline de Grandpré, 1784
The database for the Identity Project was stylized after a Codex Scroll. Unlike the Sample 17 Project, the section of Golden Age of Piracy has no Abstergo Entertainment employees' remarks. The project originally ran on the Mobile Helix Navigator, though it later ran on the Animus Omega.
Helix-based Animus Omega
A database incorporated in the Animus Omega through the Helix servers. Like the previous incarnation, there is another collection of files not under "database", but under "My files".
|Albany||Anticosti Island||Halifax||Lisbon||Mount Vernon|
|New York||North Atlantic||River Valley||Sleepy Hollow|
Various databases where available through the Helix navigator. In addition information about the subjects encountered in the simulation, the database could also collect digital documents collected from outside sources as well as be edited from outside the servers (as demonstrated by Shaun Hastings).
The Helix navigator database had many iteration with different subject matter depending on the time period simulated and the user.
For Revolutionary France, while exploring the memories of Arno Dorian, the database had four categories (Case files, people, locations and misc), with all but the first category having subcategories, as seen below.
- Case files
|Estates General Deputees||Jacobin Club||Le Cabinet Noir (The Black Office)|
|Les Chouans||Non-Juring Priests||Raiders|
|Sans Culottes||Swiss Guard||The Feuillants|
|The Girondists||Third Estate|
|Petit Pont||Pont au Change||Pont au Double|
|Pont de la Concorde / Révolution||Pont de la Tournelle||Pont Marie|
|Pont Neuf||Pont Notre-Dame||Pont Rouge|
|Pont Royal||Pont Saint-Michel|
|Église Les Célestins||Église Saint-Leu||Église St. Eustache|
|Église St. Gervais-St. Protais / Place d'Orme||Filles du Calvaire Convent||La Madeleine|
|Notre-Dame de Paris||Sainte-Chapelle||St-Germain-des-Prés|
|Tour St. Jacques|
|Ah! Ça ira!||Frères Courons aux Armes!||La Carmagnole||La Guillotine Permanente|
|La Marseillaise||Le Chant du Départ||Prise de la Bastille|
Ming era China
While exploring the genetic memories of Shao Jun in Ming era China, the database consisted of three categories: people, locations, and documents. The latter category also contained entries about items.
During the exploration of the genetic memories of Evie Frye and Jacob Frye, as well as Lydia Frye, the database consisted of five categories: People, Locations, Collectibles, Present Day and Miscellaneous, with many subcategories as seen below.
|Brinley Ellsworth||Crawford Starrick||David Brewster||John Elliotson|
|Lord Cardigan||Lucy Thorne||Malcolm Millner||Maxwell Roth|
|Pearl Attaway||Philip Twopenny||Rupert Ferris|
|British India Company (BIC)||The Assassin Brotherhood||The Blighters|
|Police||The Rooks||The Templar Order|
|Bank of England||Cannon Street Station||Holborn Viaduct|
|Kenway Mansion||Ludgate Circus||Mansion House|
|Monument to the Great Fire of London||Royal Exchange||St. Bartholomew's Hospital|
|St. Paul's Cathedral||Temple Church|
- Present Day
|Álvaro Gramática||Bishop||Galina Voronina||Isabelle Ardant|
|Juno||Otso Berg||Rebecca Crane||Shaun Hastings|
|Violet da Costa|
|Bank of England||Cannon Street Station||Holborn Viaduct||Kenway Mansion||Ludgate Circus|
|Mansion House||Royal Exchange||St. Bartholomew's Hospital||St. Paul's Cathedral||Temple Church|
- Present Day
|The Murder of Annie Chapman||The Murder of Catherine Eddowes||The Murder of Elizabeth Stride|
|The Murder of Mary Ann "Polly" Nichols||The Murder of Mary Jane Kelly|
While exploring the life of the Viking shieldmaiden Eivor Varinsdottir of the Raven Clan through her modified Animus, Layla Hassan had access to a database referred to as a "Codex". Like past iterations, it was written by Shaun Hastings, and also offered user-friendly Animus tutorials to help navigate the simulation.
|Bandits||Bellatores Dei||Britons||The Children of Danu|
|Druid Acolytes||Flann's Army||Frankish Military||Frankish Nobles|
|Frankish Rebels||The Hidden Ones||The Irish||Jotnar|
|The Order of
- Main article: Assassin's Creed: Initiates#Initiates Database
- The various databases commonly held incorrect information on birth years. For example, Francesco de' Pazzi and Vieri de' Pazzi, who were father and son, were stated to have an age difference of 10 years.
- Most of the files for the Animus 2.0 and 3.0 were obtained from Abstergo Industries, as they possessed better and larger archives, which Shaun frequently pointed out.
- It is unknown why some entries in Assassin's Creed: Identity were removed.
- In Assassin's Creed: Identity, the entries of Caribbean section are unlocked by obtaining the achievements.
- Assassin's Creed II
- Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
- Assassin's Creed: Revelations
- Assassin's Creed: Revelations – The Lost Archive
- Assassin's Creed III
- Assassin's Creed III: Liberation
- Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
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- Assassin's Creed: Identity
- Assassin's Creed: Unity
- Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China
- Assassin's Creed: Valhalla
- Assassin's Creed: Initiates