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The '''Initiation to the Assassin Order''' is a ceremonial tradition held within the [[Assassins|Assassin Order]]. It is a rite of passage when an Assassin becomes a full member of the Order, and vows to commit their life to safeguarding the freedom of [[Humans|humanity]]. Through the centuries, there have been different renditions of the ceremony.
 
The '''Initiation to the Assassin Order''' is a ceremonial tradition held within the [[Assassins|Assassin Order]]. It is a rite of passage when an Assassin becomes a full member of the Order, and vows to commit their life to safeguarding the freedom of [[Humans|humanity]]. Through the centuries, there have been different renditions of the ceremony.
   
==Third Crusade==
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==History==
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===Third Crusades===
 
Although the full details of the initiation into Order during the 12<sup>th</sup> century are unclear, the ceremony includes the amputation of the ring finger, as a sign of commitment to [[the Creed]]. Afterwards, the [[hidden blade]] is installed, and the Assassin is prepared to participate in any assassination missions bestowed upon them.
 
Although the full details of the initiation into Order during the 12<sup>th</sup> century are unclear, the ceremony includes the amputation of the ring finger, as a sign of commitment to [[the Creed]]. Afterwards, the [[hidden blade]] is installed, and the Assassin is prepared to participate in any assassination missions bestowed upon them.
==Renaissance==
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===Renaissance===
{{Quote|We work in the dark, to serve the light. We are Assassins.|[[Niccolò Machiavelli]]|Assassin's Creed II}}
 
 
{{Quote|In this modern age, we are not so literal as our ancestors, but our seal is no less permanent.|[[Mario Auditore]] at [[Ezio]]'s Initiation|Assassin's Creed II}}
 
{{Quote|In this modern age, we are not so literal as our ancestors, but our seal is no less permanent.|[[Mario Auditore]] at [[Ezio]]'s Initiation|Assassin's Creed II}}
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[[File:brun.png|thumb|right|250px|The initiation of Ezio Auditore.]]
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During the [[Renaissance]], the initiation involved the [[Grand Master of the Assassin Order|Grand Master of the Assassins]], (usually accompanied by several other Assassins) standing around a lit brazier, while speaking the words of the Creed, "Laa shay'a waqui'n moutlaq bale kouloun moumkine." After the initiate repeated the words, rather than remove the left hand's ring finger as was done in the past, their ring finger was simply branded with the mark of a ring using metal tongs heated in the aforementioned fire. Following the branding, the initiation speech is given:
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''"Where other men blindly follow the truth, remember...'' ''Nothing is true.'' ''Where other men are limited by morality or law, remember...'' ''Everything is permitted.'' ''We work in the dark to serve the light. We are Assassins.'' ''Nothing is true, everything is permitted."''
 
[[File:Tiberhall.jpg|thumb|250px|An apprentice is initiated into the order as a full Assassin.]]
 
[[File:Tiberhall.jpg|thumb|250px|An apprentice is initiated into the order as a full Assassin.]]
During the [[Renaissance]], the initiation involved the Grand Master of the Assassins, (usually accompanied by several other Assassins) standing around a lit brazier, while speaking the words of the Creed, "Laa shay'a waqui'n moutlaq bale kouloun moumkine." After the initiate repeated the words, rather than remove the left hand's ring finger, as it was done in the past, their ring finger was simply branded with the mark of a ring using metal tongs heated in the aforementioned fire. After this, the newly appointed Assassin performed a [[Leap of Faith]], completing the ceremony. At that point, the initiate is now considered as a full-fledged member of the Order and is granted the use of the robes of a Master Assassin.
 
   
==Initiation Speech==
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''Where other men blindly follow the truth, remember...''
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After this, the newly appointed Assassin must take a [[Leap of Faith]], completing the ceremony. At that point, the initiate is now considered as a full-fledged member of the Order and is granted the use of the robes of a [[Master Assassin]].
''Nothing is true.''
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''Where other men are limited by morality or law, remember...''
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==Trivia==
''Everything is permitted.''
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*Although Ezio is given the burn mark during his initiation in ''[[Assassin's Creed II]]'', it is not visible on his hand in ''[[Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood]]''.
''We work in the dark to serve the light. We are Assassins.''
 
''Nothing is true, everything is permitted.''
 
 
[[Category:Assassin Order]]
 
[[Category:Assassin Order]]

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"Laa shay'a waqui'n moutlaq bale kouloun moumkine."
―The maxim of the Creed stated at every Initiation.[src]
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Claudia Auditore being inducted into the Assassin Order.

The Initiation to the Assassin Order is a ceremonial tradition held within the Assassin Order. It is a rite of passage when an Assassin becomes a full member of the Order, and vows to commit their life to safeguarding the freedom of humanity. Through the centuries, there have been different renditions of the ceremony.

History

Third Crusades

Although the full details of the initiation into Order during the 12th century are unclear, the ceremony includes the amputation of the ring finger, as a sign of commitment to the Creed. Afterwards, the hidden blade is installed, and the Assassin is prepared to participate in any assassination missions bestowed upon them.

Renaissance

"In this modern age, we are not so literal as our ancestors, but our seal is no less permanent."
Mario Auditore at Ezio's Initiation[src]
File:Brun.png

During the Renaissance, the initiation involved the Grand Master of the Assassins, (usually accompanied by several other Assassins) standing around a lit brazier, while speaking the words of the Creed, "Laa shay'a waqui'n moutlaq bale kouloun moumkine." After the initiate repeated the words, rather than remove the left hand's ring finger as was done in the past, their ring finger was simply branded with the mark of a ring using metal tongs heated in the aforementioned fire. Following the branding, the initiation speech is given:


"Where other men blindly follow the truth, remember... Nothing is true. Where other men are limited by morality or law, remember... Everything is permitted. We work in the dark to serve the light. We are Assassins. Nothing is true, everything is permitted."

File:Tiberhall.jpg


After this, the newly appointed Assassin must take a Leap of Faith, completing the ceremony. At that point, the initiate is now considered as a full-fledged member of the Order and is granted the use of the robes of a Master Assassin.

Trivia

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