Egyptian Brotherhood vs. Hidden Ones?
Seeing as they are never actually called the Assassins except in the modern day, and how the proto-Templars have their own page as the Order of the Ancients, should we make a page for the Hidden Ones? They would include Marcus Junius Brutus, Aya, Bayek, Gaius Cassius Longinus, and Tahira. Such a page could include the fact that they were eventually morphed into the Roman Brotherhood of Assassins and the Egyptian Brotherhood of Assassins, but for some time, neither of those even existed.GZilla311 (talk) 01:32, October 27, 2017 (UTC)
- Technically speaking, the term "Hidden Ones" applied to the Order as a whole, not just these two branches. Also, they did establish bureaus that were seperate from each other. In any case, the Roman Brotherhood was already established to have a different name (Liberalis Circulum), and the term "Roman Brotherhood" is definitely retroactive, used by later Assassins to identify their predecessors. I think most people are in favor of simply combining the Hidden Ones with the Assassins, as there isn't really a difference aside from what they call themselves. The Wikia Editor (talk) 11:01, October 28, 2017 (UTC)
- I once again would like to reiterate that the term Liberalis Circulum is one taken from the semi-canon French comics and based on Aymar's latest remarks we cannot be too certain if they're still canon at all. Additionally it was only used in 259 and seemed to refer to a very small circle of people. I personally am not in favour. While including information on the Hidden Ones on the Assassins page is a given, having a separate article on Hidden Ones to go more in-depth on their differences and history is also required. Based on Origins we now know there is no such thing as Persian and Babylonian Brotherhoods, and considering the Hidden Ones influence seems to only spread throughout the Roman Empire so far, I do not think it right to any longer assume there be any such thing as Brotherhoods or Rites pre-Crusades, much as that atrocity of an Essential Guide likes to say there are. -- Master Sima Yi Talk 16:08, October 28, 2017 (UTC)
- In Chronicles: India, Iltani's final letter has her mention her "brothers" in "the Order", so we know that the "Babylonian Brotherhood" existed in some fashion, although the name is obviously retroactive. Even the Egyptian Brotherhood predates Bayek to some degree, as it was stated that the Rosetta Stone (issued in 196 BCE) contained sensitive information concerning the Assassins. To me, the naming is basically the same as when we talk about the Byzantine Empire, which is a name that is used retroactively. It should also be noted that certain Templar groups operated publicly at certain points in time using different names. The German Rite operated as the Brothers of the Cross in the mid 14th century and the Canadian Rite operated as the Château Clique during the early 19th century. The Rites pages talk about any specific Rite's entire history, with the public persona(s) being given its own page to go into more detail on. We could the same with the Hidden Ones. The Wikia Editor (talk) 00:10, October 29, 2017 (UTC)
- I am aware that Iltani makes reference to an Order she is part of, but Origins does not recognize this. Neither does it recognize there must've been Assassins before the start of the game. In fact, what it basically comes down to now is that the people such as Darius, Wei Yu and Iltani were simply people who fought for freedom against tyranny, and are therefore seen as precursors to the Assassins. There is no such thing as an organized brotherhood or even organization at the time of Origins, nor does it recognize there has been one. All we can say now is that Iltani was part of an Order that had since vanished, or would later combine with the Hidden Ones. As for the Rosetta Stone, as we're left without actually knowing what this information pertains to, we cannot know if the information is about certain such people organizing to fight for freedom or that this information was engraved on it later. Likely we'll never find out. I'm fine with listing some of these activities on the Egyptian Brotherhood articles as well, but for completion's sake I'd like to have an in-depth article on the Hidden Ones too, and for character articles to accurately refer to their affiliation to the Hidden Ones rather than the "Egyptian Brotherhood". The Essential Guide is not the leading authority here, and we shouldn't let it be. -- Master Sima Yi Talk 22:46, October 28, 2017 (UTC)