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Database menu of the Animus 2.0

The Database is a collection of informative articles that can be accessed by the users of Animi or Helix devices. These articles provide background information on people, locations, items, and events encountered during the exploration of genetic memories.

Animus 2.0

Database menu of the Animus 2.01

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.[1][2]

Both Shaun and Rebecca could add comments or details of their own, including mentions of Glyphs and other important items of interest in the database.[1][2]

The Animus 2.0 database entries were as listed below.

People
Locations
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
Palazzo Medici
Documents
The Truth
Glyphs The Truth

Animus 2.01

Some of the entries from this version of the Animus are unchanged from the previous incarnation of it.

People
Locations
Secret Locations
Acqua Marcia Basilica di San Pietro Colosseo Mercati di Traiano
Palazzo Laterano Piramide Cestia Terme di Diocleziano Terme di Traiano
Documents
Paintings
Annunciation Lady with an Ermine Portrait of a Musician
St. Jerome in the Wilderness The Adoration of the Magi
The Truth
Rifts The Miracle

Animus 2.03

Database menu of the Animus 2.03

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.[3]

Database menu of The Lost Archive

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.[4]

The voice logs became available for viewing only after completing the first memory, and the logs for the decipher fragments and letters by gathering them.[4]

People
Locations
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 3.0

Database menu of the Animus 3.0

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.[5]

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.[5]

Locations
People
Events
Animals
Items
Kanien'kehá:ka
Documents

Animus Console

Database menu of the Animus console

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.[6]

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.[6] Curiously, the documents collected are found under "Inventory" rather than under "Database".

Animus Omega

Database menu of the Animus Omega

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.[7] There is another collection of documents, those called "My files".

Edward Kenway's Memories

Shanties
Sea shanties
Documents
People
Adéwalé Ah Tabai Anne Bonny
Antó Bartholomew "Black Bart" Roberts Benjamin Hornigold
"Calico" Jack Rackham Caroline Scott Charles Vane
"Dancers" "Drunkards" Duncan Walpole
Edward "Blackbeard" Thatch Edward Kenway El Tiburón
Hilary Flint James Kidd Jing Lang
John Cockram Josiah Burgess Julien du Casse
Kenneth Abraham Laureano Torres y Ayala Laurens Prins
Lucia Márquez Mary Read Opia Apito
Peter Chamberlaine Pirates, Buccaneers, and Privateers Rhona Dinsmore
Smuggler Upton Smuggler Vance Stede Bonnet
The British Empire The Guardians "The Sage"
The Spanish Empire Woodes Rogers
Locations
Charles-Towne Coconut Beach Fishermen's Villages
Florida Forts Great Inagua
Havana Jungles Kingston
Mayan Ruins Mayan Temples Nassau
North Carolina Pirate Camps Shipwrecks
Smuggler's Dens Sugar Plantations The Observatory
Landmarks
Art Collection
"An English Ship in Action with Barbary Vessels" Baroque Guitar Bat-nosed figurine
Beaver Pelt Bracelet Bust of a water deity
Cabinet Chalice Clock
Commode Copper Field Flask Deity figurine
Drum Eagle figurine Earth monster relief
Goa Stone Container "Harbour Scene at Sunset" Head of an Oba
Jar with Four Faces Jar with ritual scene Joined Armchair with Cushion
Kast Cupboard Maize Deity Map of the World
"Merry Company" Mirror Back "Nymphs By A Fountain"
Oboe Parade Helmet à l'Antique Pectoral disk
Pedestal Bowl "Saint Jerome as Cardinal" Scherer's 1700 Globe
Seated Zemi Figure Silver Teapot Silver Two-handed Bowl
Standard Bearer Taino bust "The Burning of the 'Royal James' at the Battle of Solebay"
"The Flight into Egypt" Tripod Vessel with Date Glyph Triptych
Trumpet Vanitas Still-life Violoncello
Vulture Vessel Whydah Gally style Bell Wooden Term Statue of St. Adrian
Wooden Term Statue of St. Livertin Yoke-Form Vessel
Fauna
Black Jaguar Bull Shark Capuchin Monkey Crocodile
Deer Great White Shark Hammerhead Shark Howler Monkey
Humpback Whale Hutia Iguana Jaguar
Jellyfish Killer Whale Manta Ray Moray Eel
Ocelot Red Howler Monkey Sea Urchin Sperm Whale
Turtle White Jaguar Wild Pig

Ships

Adéwalé's Memories

Aveline de Grandpré, 1784

Identity Project

Database menu of Identity Project

The database for the Identity Project was stylized after a Codex Scroll.[8] Unlike the Sample 17 Project, the section of Golden Age of Piracy has no Abstergo Entertainment employees' remarks.[9] The project originally ran on the Mobile Helix Navigator,[10] though it later ran on the Animus Omega.

Montreal 2014

Locations
Abstergo Entertainment

Italy 1475 - 1554

Caribbean 1670 - 1722

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".

Ships

Ship Types

Helix Navigator

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).[11]

The Helix navigator database had many iteration with different subject matter depending on the time period simulated and the user.[12]

Revolutionary France

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
People
Locations
Misc

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.

British India

The same three categories made up the database for the genetic memories of Arbaaz Mir in India during the eighteenth century.

Revolutionary Russia

During the exploration of the genetic memories of Nikolai Orelov, as well as Duchess Anastasia Nikolaeva of Russia, the database consisted of the same three categories too.

Victorian London

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.

1868

People
Locations
Collectibles
Present Day
Miscellaneous


1888

People
Locations
Collectibles
Present Day
Miscellaneous

Animus HR-8.5

Database menu of the Animus HR-8.5

Viking Age England

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.[13]

Initiates

Main article: Assassin's Creed: Initiates#Initiates Database

Following the 2012 phenomenon, the hacker group Initiates began compiling database entries covering information known by the Assassins and Templars.[14]

Trivia

  • 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.

References

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