Ysabel Lomelin was a member of the Spanish Brotherhood of Assassins active during the Granada War. As a bibliophilic humanist, her recruitment into the Brotherhood was inspired by her love for learning, an appreciation the Assassins shared.
Born into a merchant family in Valencia during the latter half of the 15th century, Ysabel was fascinated with antique books and spent many of her young days sneaking into ancient bookstores and monasteries in search of rare sources of knowledge. Her passion for knowledge attracted the interest of the Spanish Assassin María, who saw great potential in her and recruited her into the Brotherhood. Ysabel, enthusiastic about the prospect of uncovering the secrets behind the world and the mysteries of the Creed, accepted.
Personality and traits
A bibliophile who embodied the humanism of the Renaissance, Ysabel Lomelin's great thirst for knowledge manifested in her frequent intrusions into such places as monasteries and libraries. Uncovering the secrets of the world were to her like an adventure. Accordingly, she was deeply devoted to learning, and this was a driving reason for her appreciation of the Assassin Brotherhood, as its Creed promoted empiricism, diversity of thought, and intellectual freedom.
Equipment and skills
More to her character was her compassionate nature, for which she was reputable. For this reason, she was scarcely a combatant in her missions, adopting a pacifism that necessitated a high skill at stealth. Through her training with María, she learned to sneak past enemies without leaving a trace and could act as a scout for her team. Apart from this, she was valuable in the field as a combat medic and as a tactician who could impart her allies with useful ancient techniques in advance of an engagement. In light of this, she served chiefly in a support role, and she wielded a concealed dagger for self-defense.
Behind the scenes
Ysabel Lomelin is a character featured in the mobile game Assassin's Creed: Rebellion as a common rarity unlockable, costing 10 DNA fragments. Her given name, Ysabel, is a Spanish variant of the common English name Elizabeth, derived from the Hebrew אֱלִישֶׁבַע (Elisheba), the wife of Aaron in the Hebrew Bible whose name meant "my God is an oath". Her surname, Lomelin, is a Spanish variant of the Italian surname Lomeli, a patronymic meaning "son of Michele," with "Mele" being a pet form of the name.