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Diego[1] was a Spanish peasant living in a village near Granada, Spain around the time of the Granada War.

He assisted the Assassins in sheltering Prince Ahmed from the Templars.


In 1491, as a friend of the Spanish Brotherhood of Assassins, Diego was tasked to hide and protect Prince Ahmed from the Templars who wanted to use him as a bargaining chip against his father, Sultan Muhamma XII.[2]

However, the Templars somehow learned of the Prince's whereabouts and sent Ojeda and Ramirez to capture him. Rounding the inhabitants of Diego's village, the Templars and their allies from within the Spanish Army's soldiery searched the houses until they found the boy hidden under the floor of Diego's barn.[2]

Assaulting a woman, Ojeda demanded to know which household harbored the boy and Diego bravely came forward, telling the fearsome Templar that he was the sole responsible and that no one else knew. Ojeda then ordered his men to hang Diego's children under his eyes and then to burn down the village. Fortunately, an Assassin rescue team led by Benedicto assaulted the Templars and their soldiers before they could carry on Ojeda's orders.[2]

Behind the scenes

Diego is a character from the Assassin's Creed movie, where he is played by Juan Pablo Shuk and only credited as "the Father". His name is given in the novelization.