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An Isu map is a map projected by or derived from Precursor relics or knowledge. Many pinpoint the locations of Isu temples and artifacts.

Apple of Eden

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Altaïr, Malik and two other Assassins looking at the map

This map was projected by an Apple of Eden after the Levantine Assassin Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad killed his Mentor, Al Mualim. It was also seen by the Templars running Abstergo Industries, who had kidnapped Desmond Miles and put him in the Animus to view his genetic memories.[1]

Altaïr's Codex

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The Codex map seen in Eagle Vision

After seeing the Apple's holographic globe, Altaïr hid a projection of it in the pages of his Codex that could only be seen once all thirty pages were arranged in a 6-x-5 grid and were looked at using Eagle Vision. After being lost at sea, the Codex pages were recovered by the young Italian Assassin Ezio Auditore da Firenze, who used the secret map to reveal the location of the Vatican Vault, as well as several others across the world.[2]

Abstergo's collection

Possible vault locations

Abstergo's map marking possible Vault locations

In 2012, Abstergo distributed some maps concerning various Isu locations to Templar agents participating in the second stage of the Animi Training Program. These included a map drawn by Piri Reis, the Becker-Hagens planetary grid map, and an updated map about possible Isu vaults.[3]

Voynich Manuscript

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The map and illustration of the Koh-i-Noor

An illustrated codex written in the Isu script, the Voynich manuscript also contained a map detailing information on the location of the Koh-i-Noor diamond. In 1839, the Mentor of the Indian Assassins, Hamid, tasked Arbaaz Mir with recovering the map in an attempt to prevent the artifact from falling into the hands of the British Templars.[4]

Precursor Boxes

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Hope Jensen and Shay Cormac observing the map

Precursor boxes, also known as Isu Data Caches, occasionally projected maps when powered up. In 422 BCE, the Spartan misthios Kassandra encountered many of these boxes during her third trial to master her Isu Staff in the simulated city of Atlantis, although did not realize the maps' significance.[5]

In July 1754, the Colonial Assassins Hope Jensen and Shay Cormac assisted the inventor Benjamin Franklin in his experiment to conduct electricity into the box. After three attempts, a holographic projection of the world was emitted, revealing the locations of several Seismic Temples, including one in Haiti and another in Portugal. Unfortunately, the process to view the map was laborious, requiring perfect storm conditions and much scientific equipment, forcing the Assassins to quickly note the Temple locations in case they were unable to open the box again.[6] By October 1759, however, the Colonial Assassins had found a way to replicate Franklin's experiment,[7] allowing them to power the box and review the location of a Temple in the Arctic.[8]

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William Sleeman activates the map in Tosha Khana

In 1841, another Precursor box projected a map in the Tosha Khana Temple beneath Maharaja Ranjit Singh's summer palace. After having stolen the Koh-i-Noor, the Master Templar William Sleeman and a force of Templars in the British Army invaded the palace to access the underground Temple. Once in the Temple, Sleeman used the diamond in conjunction with a box to reveal a map pointing to a temple in Herat, Afghanistan. When Arbaaz confronted Sleeman, the Templar shot at him but missed, disturbing the complex and leading to its destruction.[9]

Siwa Vault

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The projection in the Siwa Vault

The Siwa Vault beneath the Temple of Amun housed a projection of the globe. In 47 BCE, Flavius Metellus and Lucius Septimius, members of the Order of the Ancients, successfully unlocked the vault using Alexander the Great's personal Staff of Eden and an Apple stolen from Apollodorus. Once inside, they saw the projection before leaving to Cyrene and Alexandria, respectively, to continue the Order's work.[10]

Gateway to the Lost City

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The projection at the Gates of Atlantis

In 422 BCE, this map was activated in the Gateway to Atlantis in Thera by the Spartan misthios Kassandra after retrieving four Atlantis artifacts from creatures of mythology. Following the direction of her father Pythagoras, Kassandra placed the artifacts into their corresponding pillars, which then activated a large holograph of the world and a narration.[11]

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