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During the [[Estates-General of 1789]], the Grand Master [[François de la Serre]] sought to establish a truce between the [[Parisian Rite of the Templar Order]] and the French Assassins. The Assassin Mentor, [[Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau|Mirabeau]], supported the idea, which led to a time of relative peace between two factions. However, the truce came to an end with the death of de la Serre at the hands of [[Charles Gabriel Sivert]] and the [[Roi des Thunes]], on the orders of a former Templar and a [[Sages|Sage]], [[François-Thomas Germain]]. De la Serre's adopted son, [[Arno Dorian]], was accused of the murder and imprisoned in the [[Bastille]], while Germain was elected as the new Grand Master, and began working with his supporters to stage a revolution in France.<ref name="ACU"/>
 
During the [[Estates-General of 1789]], the Grand Master [[François de la Serre]] sought to establish a truce between the [[Parisian Rite of the Templar Order]] and the French Assassins. The Assassin Mentor, [[Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau|Mirabeau]], supported the idea, which led to a time of relative peace between two factions. However, the truce came to an end with the death of de la Serre at the hands of [[Charles Gabriel Sivert]] and the [[Roi des Thunes]], on the orders of a former Templar and a [[Sages|Sage]], [[François-Thomas Germain]]. De la Serre's adopted son, [[Arno Dorian]], was accused of the murder and imprisoned in the [[Bastille]], while Germain was elected as the new Grand Master, and began working with his supporters to stage a revolution in France.<ref name="ACU"/>
   
During his imprisonment, Arno met an Assassin, [[Pierre Bellec]], who offered him a chance to settle the score with de la Serre's killers, by joining the Assassin Order. Following the escape from the Bastille during a [[Storming of the Bastille|storming]] of it by the citizens, Arno sought out the Assassins, and was inducted into the Brotherhood. At the begining of the Revolution, Assassins help the people of Paris to access to food which was hoarded by [[Joseph Foullon de Doué]]. Later, in October, Assassin protected [[Théroigne de Méricourt]] during the [[Women's March on Versailles]] from the Templars, who wanted to made the march more violent against the royal family. After the first months of the Revolution, Mirabeau negociated with the king to maintained a peaceful revolution and in the same time paided his debt. With the truce maintened by Mirabeau, the Assassins could only fight smugglers and thugs.<ref name="ACU"/>
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During his imprisonment, Arno met an Assassin, [[Pierre Bellec]], who offered him a chance to settle the score with de la Serre's killers, by joining the Assassin Order. Following the escape from the Bastille during a [[Storming of the Bastille|storming]] of it by the citizens, Arno sought out the Assassins, and was inducted into the Brotherhood. At the begining of the Revolution, Assassins help the people of Paris to access to food which was hoarded by [[Joseph Foullon de Doué]]. Later, in October, Assassin protected [[Théroigne de Méricourt]] during the [[Women's March on Versailles]] from the Templars, who wanted to made the march more violent against the royal family. After the first months of the Revolution, Mirabeau negociated with the [[Louis XVI of France|King]] to maintained a peaceful revolution and in the same time paided his debt. With the truce maintened by Mirabeau, the Assassins could only fight smugglers and thugs.<ref name="ACU"/>
   
 
In January 1791, Pierre Bellec and Arno Dorian eavesdropping a reunion between Sivert and [[Arpinon]] who extorted money from nobility and clergy. Bellec killed Arpinion and Arno looted a book where it was written that Sivert would be at [[Notre-Dame]]. With this informations, Mirabeau ended the truce and autorised Arno to assassinated Charles Gabriel Sivert. In the memories of his target, Arno saw that the Roi des Thunes participated to the assassination of Mister De La Serre. After gave the title of Assassin and the Phamtom blade to Arno, the Council send the young Assassin kill the Roi des Thunes. He learned then the killers of Mister De La Serre worked for a Master and the only lead was a silversmith named Germain. The Council permited Arno to pursed his investigation.<ref name="ACU"/>
 
In January 1791, Pierre Bellec and Arno Dorian eavesdropping a reunion between Sivert and [[Arpinon]] who extorted money from nobility and clergy. Bellec killed Arpinion and Arno looted a book where it was written that Sivert would be at [[Notre-Dame]]. With this informations, Mirabeau ended the truce and autorised Arno to assassinated Charles Gabriel Sivert. In the memories of his target, Arno saw that the Roi des Thunes participated to the assassination of Mister De La Serre. After gave the title of Assassin and the Phamtom blade to Arno, the Council send the young Assassin kill the Roi des Thunes. He learned then the killers of Mister De La Serre worked for a Master and the only lead was a silversmith named Germain. The Council permited Arno to pursed his investigation.<ref name="ACU"/>
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In the summer 1792, the people was starving because of the actions of the Templars [[Flavigny]] and [[Marie Lévesque]], who stole the food which enter in the city, with the goal to create riots in the city. Théroigne de Méricourt with the help of a team of Assassins found the food and gave it to the people. The Assassins killed Flavigny and his thugs.<ref name="ACU"/>
 
In the summer 1792, the people was starving because of the actions of the Templars [[Flavigny]] and [[Marie Lévesque]], who stole the food which enter in the city, with the goal to create riots in the city. Théroigne de Méricourt with the help of a team of Assassins found the food and gave it to the people. The Assassins killed Flavigny and his thugs.<ref name="ACU"/>
   
The 10 August of the same year, the people stormed the [[Tuileries Palace]] after the annoncement that the Austrian and the Prussian armies would help to restore the power of the king Louis XVI. The Council tasked Arno to infiltrated the Palace and destroyed the correspondence between Mirabeau and the king, in fear that if someone published this letters, the Templars would strike the Assassins across France. Arno succed in his task and burned the letters. He left the Palace by a secret exit with the help of [[Napoleon Bonaparte]].<ref name="ACU"/>
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The 10 August of the same year, the people stormed the [[Tuileries Palace]] after the annoncement that the Austrian and the Prussian armies would help to restore the power of the king Louis XVI. The Council tasked Arno to infiltrated the Palace and destroyed the correspondence between Mirabeau and the king, in fear that if someone published this letters, the Templars would strike the Assassins across France. Arno succed in his task and burned the letters. He left the Palace by a secret exit with the help of [[Napoleon Bonaparte]]. During their escaped, the [[Frédéric Rouille|Captain Rouille]], who worked for the Templars, entered in the King's office in the search of the documents.<ref name="ACU"/>
   
Élise herself continued to work with the Assassins for a time, however, when Germain and [[Maximilien de Robespierre]] managed to execute King [[Louis XVI of France|Louis XVI]], due to Arno's failure to assassinate Germain during the execution by opting to save Élise from his followers instead, she broke her ties with the Assassins.<ref name="ACU"/>
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The 2 september, at the begining of the Republic, a spy ring led by the [[Comte de Gambais]] informed the Austrian forces about Paris' defenses with the plan to attack the capital and restore the Monarchy. One of the spy was trapped by Danton and few guards, but he succed to kill the guards and fighted Danton. A team of Assassins saved Danton and killed de Gambais and his spy ring.<ref name="ACU"/>
   
In another stroke of misfortune, Arno himself was expelled from the Assassin Order, owing to his rash actions and his disregard for obtaining the Assassin Council's permission to strike at a target. However, after a prolonged period of absence from the Assassins, it is evidenced that Arno was reassigned his place with them, as he managed to obtain a set of robes reserved only for Master Assassins.<ref name="ACU"/>
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In the same time, without the knowledge of the Council, Arno and Élise continued to investigate on Germain. Arno killed Rouille in le [[Grand Châtelet]] during the [[September Massacres]]. He leaned that Marie Lévesque planed to incrimiate the royal in the hoarding of the food. He killed her during a party in the [[Luxembourg Palace]]. His next target was [[Louis-Michel le Peletier]] who condemned the King during his trial. When Arno killed him in the [[Palais-Royal]], he learned that Germain would assisted to the [[Execution of Louis XVI|Execution of the King]]. The next day, Arno and Élise found Germain, but he escaped in a carriage. Élise wanted that Arno followed Germain but the Assassin stayed to protect her from Germain's men. After they lost the Grand Master, Élise reproached to Arno that he prefered saved her than killed Germain and the young Templar left Arno. When the Council learned what happened in the Place de la Révolution, they convocted Arno and expelled him from the Assassin Order.<ref name="ACU"/>
   
 
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The French Assassins were the Brotherhood of Assassins located in France. They were most notable for the involvement in the public disbanding of the Templar Order in 1307, to prevent the Templars from infiltrating the Royal Court in the early 16th century and to stop the Assassin–Templar War before the French Revolution.

History

Destruction of the Templars

Early in the 14th century, the Assassins manipulated King Philip IV of France, in order to destroy the Templars. With the help of Pope Clement V, who was sympathetic to the Assassin cause, the Templars were branded as heretics, and their stronghold attacked by the King's forces in 1307. The Grand Master of the Templars, Jacques de Molay, was captured during the attack and put to death by fire, along with sixty other Templars. However, unbeknownst to the Assassins, nine Templar leaders had gone underground and continued their work in secrecy, despite the public disbanding of their Order.

Working with the Italian Brotherhood

In the early 16th century, King Louis XII left Paris and quarreled with Ferdinand II over the ownership of Naples, leaving his foreign ministers in charge. However, the King was unaware of their ties to the Borgia, and it allowed them to target the religious reformist Desiderius Erasmus.

To escape the plague, Erasmus planned to hire a carriage out of town, though the Templars disguised themselves as travelers and offered him a ride. With Erasmus' life in danger, the French Assassins and a team of Ezio Auditore da Firenze's Italian apprentices tracked them down, and with coordinated shots, killed all of the guards. After rescuing Erasmus, he told them that the Templars were holding another Assassin captive.

Following this, the Assassins tried to find their Brother, who had been captured by the men working for the Borgia. A group of Italian Assassins sent from Rome by Ezio were able to receive information from corrupted ministers about the Assassin's whereabouts, and tracked down Archbishop Georges d'Amboise, before interrogating him. He revealed the names of the ministers associated with the Templars, whom the Assassins later disposed of.

After that, the Italian Assassins rescued the French Assassin from the manor he was held in, but he eventually succumbed to his wounds. However, he informed his Brothers that he had only revealed false information to his torturers. He also warned his rescuers to be wary of the Orsini family, who had ties to the Templars.[1][2]

In 1511, King Louis XII acted on Marseille's threats of secession motivated by the French Assassins, and ordered his army to banish all Assassins from the city. Aided by Ottoman Assassins sent from Constantinople by Ezio Auditore, the combined Assassin force hindered the army's efforts, though without violence.[3]

American and French Revolutions

In the early 18th century, the Assassin Council was formed at some point where they became acquainted with the French Assassin John de la Tour whom they sent to the Thirteen Colonies in order to spread the Assassin's influence. In 1740, de la Tour became acquainted with Achilles Davenport, who was sent by the Mentor of the Caribbean Assassins, Ah Tabai.[4]

Together they worked to establish a new Brotherhood in the colonies which the French Council aided them in their efforts, they helped construct the Aqulia a ship designed to serve as the Colonial Brotherhood's naval fleet. In 1745 during the Battle of Louisbourg De la Tour sacrificed himself to allow Achilles time to escape the battle whom then became Mentor of the growing Colonial Assassins.[5]

In 1749, the French Assassin Nicolas de Saint-Prix send a letter to Achilles Davenport to announced the construction of the Aquila, which would became the flag ship of the Colonial Assassins.[6]

During France's involvement in the American Revolutionary War, the Assassin William de Saint-Prix was sent to aid the Thirteen Colonies.[7] During the French Revolution, the Assassins aimed to prevent needless deaths, but otherwise wanted to avoid involving themselves, believing the people had the right to make their own mistakes and learn from them. However, they became concerned that an outside force was influencing the revolution.[8]

Pierre Bellec, a French colonial soldier who served during the Seven Years War discovered his Assassin lineage and eventually joined the brotherhood in 1756. Around 1762 Bellec left the military and travelled to France only narrowly escaping the Colonial Assassin Purge. He soon became a Master Assassin where he was tasked with training several new apprentices where eventually met Charles Dorian who had originated from an old Assassin family line whom he came to form a strong bond with. One one mission Dorian was attacked by a Templar fortunately to be saved by Bellec.

In 1776 Mirabeau a political leader of the French Revolution joined the Brotherhood and effectively rose to the position of Mentor of the French Brotherhood where he became acquainted with Charles Dorian for a time. Mirabeau also took a seat as head of the Council, which was formed by four Master Assassins including Pierre Bellec, Sophie Trenet, Hervé Quemar and Guillaume Beylier.

The same year, Beylier was contacted by Eseosa a Haitain Assassin who requested aid, however due to their present situation The French Branch were unable to provide reinforcement but maintained correspondence.

Later Charles Dorian attended an Assassin meeting at the Palace of Versailles in order to conduct business with King Louis XVI where Dorian was entrusted with safeguarding the Precursor box, however moments later he was killed by the Master Templar Shay Cormac whom took possession of the artefact.

After Charles tragic death, Bellec spent several years investigating mysterious cryptic glyphs and hidden messages subsequently getting himself incarcerated in several prisons.

Assassin-Templar truce

During the Estates-General of 1789, the Grand Master François de la Serre sought to establish a truce between the Parisian Rite of the Templar Order and the French Assassins. The Assassin Mentor, Mirabeau, supported the idea, which led to a time of relative peace between two factions. However, the truce came to an end with the death of de la Serre at the hands of Charles Gabriel Sivert and the Roi des Thunes, on the orders of a former Templar and a Sage, François-Thomas Germain. De la Serre's adopted son, Arno Dorian, was accused of the murder and imprisoned in the Bastille, while Germain was elected as the new Grand Master, and began working with his supporters to stage a revolution in France.[8]

During his imprisonment, Arno met an Assassin, Pierre Bellec, who offered him a chance to settle the score with de la Serre's killers, by joining the Assassin Order. Following the escape from the Bastille during a storming of it by the citizens, Arno sought out the Assassins, and was inducted into the Brotherhood. At the begining of the Revolution, Assassins help the people of Paris to access to food which was hoarded by Joseph Foullon de Doué. Later, in October, Assassin protected Théroigne de Méricourt during the Women's March on Versailles from the Templars, who wanted to made the march more violent against the royal family. After the first months of the Revolution, Mirabeau negociated with the King to maintained a peaceful revolution and in the same time paided his debt. With the truce maintened by Mirabeau, the Assassins could only fight smugglers and thugs.[8]

In January 1791, Pierre Bellec and Arno Dorian eavesdropping a reunion between Sivert and Arpinon who extorted money from nobility and clergy. Bellec killed Arpinion and Arno looted a book where it was written that Sivert would be at Notre-Dame. With this informations, Mirabeau ended the truce and autorised Arno to assassinated Charles Gabriel Sivert. In the memories of his target, Arno saw that the Roi des Thunes participated to the assassination of Mister De La Serre. After gave the title of Assassin and the Phamtom blade to Arno, the Council send the young Assassin kill the Roi des Thunes. He learned then the killers of Mister De La Serre worked for a Master and the only lead was a silversmith named Germain. The Council permited Arno to pursed his investigation.[8]

When he met Germain, the Grand Master Templar fake an imprisonment in his own shop and led Arno to think that Chrétien Lafrenière was the new Grand Master of Templar Order. Without the permission of the Council, Arno destroyed the weapon of Lafrenière and killed him but learned that was in fact Lafrenière who send the letter which warned Mister De La Serre from the treason. After learned the young Assassin override the Creed, most of the members of the Council wanted to remove Arno from his investigation, except Mirabeau, who autorized Arno to pursed his lead in the Hôtel de Beauvais. In the cave, Arno eavesdropping a reunion between the reformist Templars and learned that they wanted to kill Elise. The Assassin saved Elise from the trap. Eventually, Arno brought Élise de la Serre, the daughter of Grand Master de la Serre, before the French Assassin Council, in order to gain information on Germain and try to re-establish a truce between the two factions. However, in his fanaticism, Bellec opposed the idea and poisoned Mirabeau in an attempt to discredit Élise and prevent peace from being achieved. However, Arno discovered the deception and confronted Bellec at Sainte-Chapelle, killing his former master after a duel. After the death of two Master Assassins, the Council punished Arno, who couldn't continued his investigation on Germain and they didn't accept the truce with Elise. [8]

In the summer 1792, the people was starving because of the actions of the Templars Flavigny and Marie Lévesque, who stole the food which enter in the city, with the goal to create riots in the city. Théroigne de Méricourt with the help of a team of Assassins found the food and gave it to the people. The Assassins killed Flavigny and his thugs.[8]

The 10 August of the same year, the people stormed the Tuileries Palace after the annoncement that the Austrian and the Prussian armies would help to restore the power of the king Louis XVI. The Council tasked Arno to infiltrated the Palace and destroyed the correspondence between Mirabeau and the king, in fear that if someone published this letters, the Templars would strike the Assassins across France. Arno succed in his task and burned the letters. He left the Palace by a secret exit with the help of Napoleon Bonaparte. During their escaped, the Captain Rouille, who worked for the Templars, entered in the King's office in the search of the documents.[8]

The 2 september, at the begining of the Republic, a spy ring led by the Comte de Gambais informed the Austrian forces about Paris' defenses with the plan to attack the capital and restore the Monarchy. One of the spy was trapped by Danton and few guards, but he succed to kill the guards and fighted Danton. A team of Assassins saved Danton and killed de Gambais and his spy ring.[8]

In the same time, without the knowledge of the Council, Arno and Élise continued to investigate on Germain. Arno killed Rouille in le Grand Châtelet during the September Massacres. He leaned that Marie Lévesque planed to incrimiate the royal in the hoarding of the food. He killed her during a party in the Luxembourg Palace. His next target was Louis-Michel le Peletier who condemned the King during his trial. When Arno killed him in the Palais-Royal, he learned that Germain would assisted to the Execution of the King. The next day, Arno and Élise found Germain, but he escaped in a carriage. Élise wanted that Arno followed Germain but the Assassin stayed to protect her from Germain's men. After they lost the Grand Master, Élise reproached to Arno that he prefered saved her than killed Germain and the young Templar left Arno. When the Council learned what happened in the Place de la Révolution, they convocted Arno and expelled him from the Assassin Order.[8]

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