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刺客信条:启示录Assassin's Creed: Revelations)是奥利佛·波登根据同名游戏所撰写的小说。英国于2011年11月24日发行,美国则在2011年11月29日。

内容简介编辑

"Enter a world of mysticism, machinations, and murder in which the mighty and noble do whatever is necessary to protect their supremacy, where rebellion grows in the darkest streets and alleys, and where those with the power to kill have the power to change the world. When a man has won all his battles and defeated his enemies, what is left for him to achieve?"[1]

"Ezio Auditore must leave his life behind in search of answers, in search of the truth. In Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Master Assassin Ezio Auditore walks in the footsteps of the legendary mentor Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad, on a journey of discovery and revelation. It is a perilous path - one that will take Ezio to Constantinople, the heart of the Ottoman Empire, where a growing army of Templars threatens to destabilize the region."[2]

情节概要编辑

第一部分编辑

1- A mysterious traveler approaches a mass of land and a mountain range where, atop a mountain, a castle was fenced in the rocky formations. The traveler had apparently traveled on a long and treacherous journey to this castle, which was his goal. As the lone man stared at the sight, he checked his equipment, and scanned the area for movement. After he completed his survey, with both eyes and ears, he concluded that the area was clear and safe. However, a sound was heard nearby, and the seemingly alone traveler was struck by an arrow. Recovering the traveler saw another man, an ugly, bald soldier with the rank of a captain, as well as hundreds of other soldiers. The traveler, realizing he had fallen for a trap and was being ambushed, prepared to defend himself from the soldiers. The traveler fought boldly and successfully, until suddenly, a vision of a man clad in white Assassin robes appeared on the battlefield, distracting the traveler. The traveler was overpowered by an opponent, and the soldiers overwhelmed him. The bald captain came to the captured traveler, and taunted him triumphantly. The traveler was then revealed to be the Italian Assassin's Mentor, Ezio Auditore da Firenze. Ezio was told of his failure in his venture to the castle, the former Levantine Assassin fortress of Masyaf, which was now overrun by Templars, and was also told of his fate that was sure to come the following morning.

2- Ezio observed an eagle through the window in his prison cell, and was frustrated with his failure and the realization of the Templar presence in Masyaf. Though, he was satisfied that he had frightened the Templars and confident for his escape. He reflected on his previous triumphs and friends, and thought back to the start of his latest journey, after defeating Cesare Borgia in Viana and his return to Rome in 1510, where he had found a letter. The letter had been written by Giovanni Auditore, Ezio’s father, before his birth, and was sent to Mario Auditore regarding an ancient library built under the Masyaf castle, which could possibly hold invaluable wisdom that may lead to the end of the secret war between the Assassin and the Templars. The first page of the Assassin Codex was also in Ezio's memory that had made him more interested in Altaïr's secrets. Later on, Ezio decided to conduct a quest to Masyaf.

3- After spending much of the year making preparations for his pilgrimage, Ezio conferred with Niccolò Machiavelli in Florence on his journey to the Holy Land. Ezio then left for Ostia, where he visited Bartolomeo d'Alviano, who provided an escort to Ezio for his tip as well as food and drink. Machiavelli informed Ezio of news and occurrences in Florence, and of the death of Caterina Sforza; the news of his former love interest and mention of Florence saddened Ezio, who later returned to Rome to spend the remainder of 1510. At the beginning of 1511, Ezio was ready for his departure to Bari with Bartolomeo, where he would take a ship to Eastern Europe.

4- Before Ezio left for Bari, he bid farewell to Claudia Auditore da Firenze. Claudia, concerned for her brother's mission questioned Ezio on travelling alone, who simply responded that he would travel and return home more quickly. Ezio passed on to her the responsibility of his business on his leave and told her to read Giovanni's letter if he did not return from Masyaf. Ezio and Bartolomeo then spent fifteen days travelling to Bari, where they parted ways, and Ezio boarded the Turkish freighter, the Anaan to Corfu. After a brief meeting with the governor of Corfu and the captain of the Anaan, Ezio bought a scimitar that he would carry for the rest of his adventure. On the next day, the Anaan set sail again, and the ship was attacked by pirates near the island of Zante. Ezio helped defend the ship, dispatching many of the Berbers and also capturing the pirate captain. As thanks, the captain of the Anaan refunded Ezio's fare. Ezio, in turn, gave advice that they should be more careful.

5- After the much eventful sail to Athens, which was controlled by the Turks, Ezio roamed the city streets and visited the monuments and temples of the Greek Golden Age that were inspiring his friends Michelangelo and Bramante. Ezio understood then that the inhabitants were proud of their way of life. Ezio temporarily stayed at the home of Ma'Mun, the captain’s brother-in-law, waiting for the storms to cease and continue on his quest. He studied maps and notes, hopeful to learn of any Templar movements in the area. At one party thrown in his honor he met an attractive Dalmatian princess, though it was nothing but a dalliance. Ezio had, since the start of his mission, began to understand what the life of an Assassin would be lonesome. Eventually, Ezio was able to leave Athens, and Ma'Mun had arranged a heavily armed ship, the Qutaybah, that would take him to Cyprus, and was given a map. During the journey, however, more storms ensued and ravaged the sea, and it would take a week before the ship could continue a steady course. Ezio lost much precious time, and some of the crewmen lost their lives. They eventually managed to return to Athens, where Ezio was given excellent lodgings. Though Ezio was growing more and more impatient due to the constant delaying of his intentions. During his wait, Ezio studied the Cyprus map, and found something upon it that interested him. He decided to travel by horse to Limmasol alone, where he found the Templar Archive, and hoped to find clues, but it was empty.

6- Ezio could not leave, because Venetian authorities blocked his passage. Ezio met the Venetian governor, Domenico Garofoli, but he would not do anything due to Ezio's recent actions, despite acknowledging Ezio’s previous efforts to enhance Ottoman-Venetian relationship. Garofoli claimed that the Ottoman presence in Syria was mighty and upsetting them could cause a massive international incident. As a result, Ezio decided to take matters into his own hands. After several days of reconnoitering of the docks for possible ships that may aid him in his journey eastwards, Ezio found no ship that could help him. On the fifth night, planning to “acquire” a ship of his own, Ezio went to the docks again. As he was inspecting a boat, he was suddenly attacked by a huge man. Following a quick scuffle that ended in a stalemate and both men panting and ready for another round, they were found by a group of Night Watchmen. Teaming with the man, whom now Ezio recognized, they fought the Watchmen together but Ezio was stabbed in his side and lost his consciousness.

7- When Ezio came awake, he found that he was on a ship with the man from the dock. Ezio’s suspicions became true when the man introduced himself as Al-Scarab, the scourge of the White Sea, and the pirates that had tried to loot "Anaan". They conversed for a few moments; the man telling him that since Ezio had saved him during the fight with the Watchmen, he had returned the favor. When Ezio pointed out that there had been no need to bring him unto the ship, Al-Scarab said that maybe he had just wanted Ezio’s company and that he could be useful in this ship. When Ezio asked where they were headed, Al-Scarab answered that they were headed towards the nearest port, Acre.

8- Ezio recuperated from his injuries in Acre, where he was staying with Al-Scarab and his extended family. Ezio then decided to go onward with his journey. Al-Scarab and his family tried to persuade Ezio to take an armed escort with him but he refused. Ezio also wrote a letter to Claudia, aware of the fact that this could be the last time he would communicate with her. In the letter, Ezio wrote of his safe arrival at Acre and about his misforgivings about what he would find at Masyaf. He pens his wariness about this never-ending quest and asks Claudia not to seek revenge should he die, but continue this search for the truth. Ezio then left to continue his journey with horses and other supplies given to him by Al-Scarab.

9- Masyaf was two hundred miles from Acre. Ezio traveled through the desert between the two cities but tried to stay along the coast for most of the journey. As there were unemployed mercenary gangs throughout the path, Ezio tried to take advantage of this solitary journey by blending in the crowd whenever he could. But there were unavoidable fights sometimes and he once saved a village from marauders and a woman from rape and death. Being in the constant state of vigilance, Ezio remembered his training with Paola and Mario. Overcoming many obstacles and detours, he finally made it to Masyaf. As he pulled himself over the wall of the Masyaf castle, an arrow hit from in his right shoulder.

10- As Ezio lay half conscious in his prison chamber, guards came and half-lifted and half-dragged from through the castle towards their captain. As Ezio was dragged through the castle he saw the Assassin Insignia on the floor. Ezio shook free of the guards as he was brought to the captain who told him that even though partaking of this journey showed Ezio’s courage, it would end in his death. The captain led Ezio to a wooden platform projected outside of the window. Reaching the end of the plank, Ezio saw an eagle flying below him and this sight gave him hope. Then suddenly Ezio saw a vision of a young man in white, the same one he had glimpsed in the battle before. As the vision turned towards Ezio, it disappeared along with the eagle. Then the captain pulled hood over Ezio’s head and tied the noose around his neck. At the last moment when the captain was about to throw Ezio down the platform, Ezio turned and took the loose end of the rope on the plank and tied it around the Captain’s neck and jumped off the platform. The guards tried to cut the rope in order to prevent their Captain from suffocating. Thinking it was at least a brave way to die than going about it meekly, Ezio swung towards the wall of the castle and let go, hopping and landing on the scaffolding. As the guards started throwing rocks at him, Ezio jumped off the scaffolding onto the escarpment, which collapsed under his weight and he fell down towards the bridge. As the ancient bridge began to crack and fall, Ezio desperately ran and made to the other side of the bridge, safe.

11- Bandaging his wounds as best as he could using his scarf and checking himself over for any damages and finding nothing serious, Ezio began climbing the wall of the mountain where he was pressed. Thinking the thin stream of water falling down from above meant there was a creek, Ezio made his way up. After half an hour of climbing Ezio finally came up to the top of the cliff he was climbing, a mountain pass of some sorts that may have been destroyed partially due some ancient natural disaster. After half an hour further of waiting there in case there were other people about, Ezio began to move. After drinking water and catching a fish in the stream, Ezio managed to start a fire from a flint rock and cooked the fish and dried his clothes there. He began to climb the mountain again. As he looked down, he saw the Templar guards on a hauling bridge below him, that would lead him to the castle. Ezio began carefully climbing down and made it to the outcrop near the bridge, taking up the sharp flint rock as a weapon. Carefully he made his way across the bridge but the guards saw him and after fighting and killing them off, Ezio started up the path leading to the castle, thinking of the plan of the fortress he had seen in Rome. After a difficult climb up the path, Ezio made it to the Outer Walls of the castle. Carefully concealing himself from the guards in the watchtower, he made his way to the store-room beneath the keep tower where his kits and weapons were bound to be.

12- Ezio managed to make his way to the store-room without any further confrontations, where two old guards were sleeping with their arms and heads on the table. Ezio managed to pickpocket the keys from one of the guards. Quickly checking each key with the doors within, he managed to open one door that held his weapons and all his essential equipment that, thankfully, the Templars had not checked carefully for there were some invaluable things there. Equipping himself with all the weapons and the still-to-be-tested parachute invented by Leonardo, he came outside and climbed to the turret of the keep to overlook Masyaf’s rear garden, under which was the location of AltaÏr’s library, no doubt for which the Templars were there for. On outer wall of the turret overlooking the garden was a stone-statue of an eagle, with its wings folded. But when Ezio applied a little pressure, it creaked. Taking his position besides the statue, he decided to rest there. As he lay there, a sudden assault of doubt made him look down the mosaic flooring beneath beneath him. Using his Eagle Vision he say the image of goddess Minerva there. Satisfied, he slept. The next morning, replenished by the sleep, Ezio decided to execute his plan. He pushed the statue of the eagle which fell onto the mosaic floor below. Ezio then performed a Leap of Faith and made follow. The statue hit the floor where the floor gave away. Ezio maneuvered his body through this hole and fell into a pool inside. He swam to the embankment of the pool and fought and killed off the Templar guards there and then turned to the stonemason working there.

13- The stonemason identified himself as Adad. When Ezio asked him what kind of work he did for the Templars, Adad replied that he mostly dug but as the gates were made of stone harder than steel he hadn't been able to make much progress. Ezio replied that it was inevitable as the doors guarded “objects more valuable than all the gold in the world”. Ezio found out from Adad that the Templars had found one of the five keys apparently needed to open the door under Otttoman Sultan’s palace and that the locations of other keys were probably listed in a journal carried by the “ugly captain”. Ezio then gave Adad some money and when Adad said that as much as he would love to find some other employment, the Templars would murder him if tried to do so, Ezio asked him to pack his tools and go, for there would be nothing more to fear now.

14. Ezio carefully made his way to the high battlements overlooking Masyaf village, where the Templar guards were interrogating the villagers. Ezio planned to track the down the Templar captain. He harnessed himself to one of the parachutes and jumped from the tower, guiding his parachute using the convection currents and thermals to land near the village. Ezio made it to the front gate of the village where the captain was making swift preparations to leave on his wagon, ordering his men to find the Assassin. As Ezio stepped up and showed himself, the captain tried to escape on the wagon but Ezio managed to get hold of a trailing rope. Ezio managed to climb up the rope into the wagon, dodging several attacks by the guards behind him. The captain jumped to another wagon following them nearby. Ezio scrambled to the reins of the wagon and chased after the captain, dodging bombs hurled at him by guards at the back of the captain’s wagon. The captain changed tactics and instead slowed down his wagon and repeatedly smashed his wagon into Ezio’s. One of the bombs thrown by the guards exploded near the rear wheel of Ezio’s wagon and he was thrown overboard and the captain managed to escape to an outlying Templar stronghold village.

第二部分编辑

第三部分编辑

与原作的差异编辑

角色编辑

  • 背叛者瓦力完全未被提及,其他在学徒任务中对战的圣殿骑士也是如此。
  • 被用来替代索菲亚引诱埃齐奥的女人被命名为阿齐塞,是优素福的弟子之一。
  • 戴斯蒙德·迈尔斯与其他现代刺客均未被提及。因此,埃齐奥没有再阿泰尔的图书馆中和戴斯蒙德对话,而是和朱庇特会面。
  • 埃齐奥还陈述说他之前已和朱诺见了一面,而这在之前任何小说或游戏中均未提及。可能埃齐奥在大竞技场的地下遇到过朱诺。
  • 朱庇特被叫做提尼亚。
  • 苏莱曼的全名叫苏莱曼·奥斯曼。

死亡编辑

  • 莱安德罗斯不是被埃齐奥刺中胸膛而死,而是被用袖枪打中左膝盖后流血而亡。
  • 埃齐奥与尼可罗·马基亚维利莱昂纳多·达·芬奇临终前和他度过了数周的时间,此时后者已经认不出他的老朋友们了。马基雅维利回忆起一条流言:“弗朗西斯国王在达·芬奇死时把后者抱在怀中。”,埃齐奥评论道:“一些人-甚至是国王-会为了引起关注而为所欲为。”
  • 埃齐奥在帝国北据点突袭中射杀了圣殿骑士队长。
  • 刺杀塔里克时,埃齐奥没有装成禁卫军渗透入营地,而是跟踪前者到了一个僻静的地方,并且是正面刺杀而非空中刺杀。
  • 哈拉斯不是被空中刺杀的,而是被阿泰尔在战斗中捅死的。不过,在游戏内哈拉斯的临终时刻,阿泰尔确实有收剑入鞘的动作,而且玩家完全可以用剑在未被发现的情况下干掉哈拉斯。

装备编辑

  • 阿泰尔没有使用伊甸苹果来保护尼科洛马费奥·波罗,而是骑马送他们到了马斯亚夫大门前。
  • 埃齐奥不是在刺客据点中重现阿泰尔的记忆的,而是一拿到记忆封印就重现了。
  • 鹰眼视觉的名字未被提及,不过效果有被描述。
  • 埃齐奥的十字弩是优素福·塔齐姆给的。
  • 埃齐奥没有练习钩刃远跳,只学会了钩刃攀爬与钩刃翻越。
  • 炸弹的制造是皮里船长而不是优素福教的。

其他事件编辑

  • 故事主线结束后,《余烬》的剧情有所交代。
  • 更加详细地描述了埃齐奥在马斯亚夫获得启示、回到伊斯坦布尔、回到威尼斯,以及定居在托斯卡纳的经过。
  • 埃齐奥前往马斯亚夫的旅程更加详述。
  • 追逐艾哈迈德过程中的悬崖坠落被删去了,只有马车追逐战环节被描述。
  • 马斯亚夫之匙被找到的过程不含那些涉及自由奔跑的解谜。
  • 钥匙被找到的顺序与游戏中不同,但重现的记忆顺序不变。
  • 在埃齐奥给克劳迪娅的第一封信中,他写到:我的故事只是数千中的一个,如果过早结束,便会对世界产生巨大影响。而游戏中则是:即使过早结束,也不会对世界产生巨大影响。估计这是印刷问题,毕竟意思完全不同。
  • 埃齐奥找到优素福的尸体后,认真读了被用匕首插在其上的字条。而在游戏中,埃齐奥拔了匕首就扔了。


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