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Caribbean[]

Adéwalé
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I'll be your quartermaster. Nothing less. 1692-1758 Caribbean
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Adéwalé was born into slavery on Trinidad. His opportunity for escape came when pirates began raiding the plantation Adéwalé was on. He decided to aid the pirates, and they took him on board. He was eventually caught by the Spanish and imprisoned.
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Adéwalé met Edward Kenway while imprisoned, and the two broke free and commandeered a ship. Adéwalé became Edward's quartermaster, and the two sailed together for many years. Eventually Adéwalé left Edward's employ to join the Assassins.

Ah Tabai
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Nothing in life is guaranteed, except surprise. 1660-? Caribbean
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Born on the Yucatán Peninsula and of Mayan descent, Ah Tabai became Mentor of the Caribbean Assassins in 1713. He trained both Mary Read and Duncan Walpole as Assassins, and took on Adéwalé as an apprentice after the latter left Edward Kenway's ship.
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Ah Tabai and Edward Kenway had a fractious relationship, as Edward had no interest in the Assassins and had simply posed as one to make some money. Edward would later come to understand what the Assassins stood for, and Ah Tabai then allowed him to join.

Anne Bonny
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England's the wrong way 'round the globe for an Irishwoman. 1702-1743 Caribbean
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Anne Bonny was working as a bartender in Nassau when she caught the eye of Jack Rackham. The two eloped, and Anne became a member of Rackham's crew. Proving to be capable with both a sword and a gun, Anne took to a life of piracy quite readily.
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While sailing around the Caribbean, Anne crossed paths with Edward Kenway several times. The two came to trust one another, and after Rackham was executed and Adéwalé left to join the Assassins, Anne became quartermaster on Edward's ship.

Bartholomew Roberts
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A merry life and a short one, as promised. How well I know myself. Caribbean
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As one of the most successful and destructive pirates of all time, Roberts drew the re of everyone in the Caribbean; Assassins, Templars, the British Navy, the Spanish Navy, the Portuguese Navy, and even other pirates.
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Roberts knew the location of an ancient First Civilization building called the Observatory, and both Templars and Assassins fought over him for this knowledge. In the end, it was Edward Kenway who claimed the pirate's life and the knowledge of the Observatory's location.

Benjamin Hornigold
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The Templars know order. Discipline. Structure. But you could never fathom these subleties. ?-1719 Caribbean
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Benjamin Hornigold was a tremendously successful pirate with a fleet of five warships. Among Hornigold's trainees were Edward Thatch and Charles Vane. However, Hornigold would eventually betray them all after an offer to join the Templars.
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Hornigold accepted a pardon offered by the Templar Woodes Rogers. In exchange, Hornigold became a pirate hunter, chasing down and apprehending his former comrades. He excelled at this task until the day he went after his former associate Edward Kenway.

Blackbeard
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Legends ain't born from mildness. 1680-1718 Caribbean
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Edward Thatch sailed in the British Navy, but eventually quit to become a privateer. Once the War of the Spanish Succession ended Thatch turned to piracy. His fearsome ability as well as his significant facial hair led to the nickname Blackbeard.
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Thatch and Kenway crossed paths when they freed Nassau from the British. The two soon became allies, and debated how to run the Pirate Republic. Thatch later decided to quit piracy, but was killed by the British Navy on the night of his retirement party.

Calico Jack
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You'd like to know my secrets, would you? 1682-1720 Caribbean
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Jack Rackham, often called Calico Jack, was a capable shipman who sailed with Charles Vane. He convinced the crew to mutiny against Vane and steal Edward Kenway's ship, but his captaincy was a failure and Edward got his ship back a few months later.
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Calico Jack returned to piracy after enlisting the aid of Mary Read and Anne Bonny. They [sic] successes drew the attention of bounty hunters, who attacked Rackham's ship. They were captured fairly easily, as most of the crew was too drunk to fight back.

Charles Vane
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I'll murder the man who stole my ship! 1680-1721 Caribbean
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Like most pirates, Charles Vane began his career as a privateer. When privateering opportunities dried up, Vane took to piracy at the helm of his ship, the Ranger. He quickly became one of the most notorious pirates in the Caribbean.
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Vane and Edward Kenway sailed together on several occasions. It was during one of these collaborations that Jack Rackham convinced Vane's crew to mutiny, leaving Vane and Kenway stranded on a deserted island.

El Tiburón
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... Caribbean
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Spanish for "The Shark," El Tiburón was the mute bodyguard of the Templar Grand Master, Laureano de Torres y Ayala. El Tiburón was a brute of a man draped in thick armor, and was fearless in combat.
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Edward Kenway first encountered El Tiburón when he tried to break the Sage out of prison in Havana. El Tiburón got the better of Kenway then, but later he would prevail over The Shark as Kenway attempted to assassinate Torres.

James Kidd
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We follow a Creed, aye. But it does not command us to act or submit. ?-1720 Caribbean
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In order to get a foothold in the predominately male pirate society, Mary Read disguised herself as a man and took the name James Kidd. She eventually sailed on Jack Rackham's ship, and was one of the few sober enough to fight back when they were boarded.
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Aside from her life of piracy, Mary Read was a member of the Assassins. She tried several times to convince Edward Kenway to abandon his pursuit of riches and join the Brotherhood. It was only after her death in prison that Edward took her advice.

Julien du Casse
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As bold as a musket ball, and still half as sharp. Caribbean
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Julien du Casse was a French arms dealer operating In the West Indies. His work eventually saw him inducted into the Templar Order along with Woodes Rogers and Duncan Walpole, the latter being impersonated by Edward Kenway.
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Du Casse and the other Templars quickly discovered that who they thought was Walpole was actually an impostor, and had Kenway imprisoned, Shortly after escaping, Kenway crossed paths with du Casse and ended his life.

Laurens Prins
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You live in the world but you cannot make it move. 1630-1717 Caribbean
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Laurens Prins was a Dutch pirate who once sailed with the legendary Captain Henry Morgan. After Morgan's death, Prins became a slave trader, and as a consequence he worked closely with the Caribbean Templars.
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In 1717, Bartholomew Roberts was working on one of Prins' slave ships. Having identified Roberts as the Sage, Torres tried to buy Roberts from Prins for a sizable sum.

Peter Chamberlaine
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Why scratch and claw to protect such squalor? Caribbean
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The newly appointed governor of the Bahamas, Woodes Rodgers, appointed Commodore Peter Chamberlane to combat piracy. Chamberlaine harbored a fierce grudge against pirates, however, and was wiling to overstep his bounds to see them eliminated.
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While the governor had offered pardons to the pirates Hornigold, Vane, and Thatch, Chamberlaine plotted to sink their ships regardless of whether or not they accepted. Upon discovering this, Kenway snuck onto Chamberlaine's ship and assassinated him.

Captain William Kidd
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I find myself at a crossroads; to return to my wife and child, or join my kinsmen. 1645-1701 Caribbean
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A Scottish sailor and privateer for the English Parliament, William Kidd was later accused of piracy and hung. While he certainly took his share of plunder while privateering, the evidence that actually tied him to piracy was slim at best.
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Kidd's legacy far outlived the man himself. The Assassin Mary Read took the name James Kidd, and pretended to be an illegitimate child. The Assassin Ratonhnhaké:ton followed several maps to discover one of Kidd's buried treasures, a Shard of Eden.

Colonial[]

Benjamin Church
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There's no single path through life that's right and fair and does no harm. 1734-1778 Colonial
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A wealthy doctor, Benjamin Church was kidnapped and held for ransom until he was rescued by Haytham Kenway. He was then recruited into the Templar Order, and furthered their goals through his position as Surgeon General of the Revolutionary Army.
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Church ended up betraying both the Templars and the Patriots, and had planned to defect to the British with military secrets and a cache of weapons in tow. Ratonhnhaké:ton and Haytham formed a temporary partnership to put an end to the traitor.

David "Big Dave" Walston
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Don't much agree with the fight and I love this country, so there you have it. Colonial
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"Big Dave" Walston was a blacksmith who was drafted into the British army. Walston had little desire to fight, so he deserted and ran off to the Frontier. He was later found by British Regulars, was about to be executed when Ratonhnhaké:ton came to his aid.
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After saving him, Ratonhnhaké:ton offered Big Dave a job and a place to live on the Davenport Homestead. His smithing skills quickly made a valuable ally of the Colonial Assassins.

Israel Putnam
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What would you know about victory? 1718-1790 Colonial
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Israel Putnam was a brash general of the Continental Army that fought with recklessness. His most notable battle was that of Bunker Hill; while technically a loss, Putnam's army inflicted so many casualtes on the British that their victory was hollow.
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Putnam might have faced further humiliation at Bunker Hill if it weren't for Ratonhnhaké:ton's aid. The Assassin disabled a British frigate in the harbor, and then snuck into the British camp to assassinate their general, John Pitcairn.

John Pitcairn
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I assume you've good reason for causing all this madness? 1722-1775 Colonial
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Pitcairn was a British soldier stationed in Boston before the Revolutionary War broke out. It was then that he was contacted by Haytham Kenway and the rest of the Colonial Templars, and offered a position in their Order.
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Despite being closely tied with Templars on the side of the Revolutionaries, Pitcairn continued to lead British troops in the war. He claimed to seek peaceful resolutions to the conflict, and was part of the conspiracy to assassinate George Washington.

Redcoat Captain
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These lowlifes are no match for us. N/A Colonial
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The British Regular was the foot soldier of the Loyalist Army, and they were easily identified by their red jackets. Their training and equipment were superior to the Continental Army, forcing the Colonists to devise new tactics to counter them.
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Thomas Hickey
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They paid me so I said yes. Didn't bother to ask who or how or why. ?-1776 Colonial
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Thomas Hickey was an Irish soldier in the French and Indian War, and he eventualky joined the Templars along with his commander, William Johnson. He was vulgar and unscrupulous, but loyal to the Templar cause (so long as they continued to pay him).
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Thomas Hickey ran a counterfeiting ring in New York, and was to be the trigger-man in the plot to assassinate George Washington. Hickey was to make this attempt during Ratonhnhaké:ton's hanging, but the Assassin managed to escape the noose and stop Hickey.

William Johnson
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I offered you an olive branch, and you knocked it from my hand. Colonial
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A commander in the British Army, William Johnson was one of the few to see the indigenous tribes of the Frontier as allies. He developed a rapport with the Kanien'kehá:ka people, leaming their language and recruiting them to fight on behalf of the British.
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Johnson attempted to buy land from the Iroqiuos [sic] for the Templars, but the tribal leaders refused, Johnson then made threats on their lives if they did not comply. Before this threat could turn to violence, Ratonhnhaké:ton silenced Johnson permanently.

Italy[]

Bartolomeo d'Alviano
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I'll take you all on! With one arm -- no-- BOTH arms tied behind my back! 1455-1515 Italy
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Bartolomeo d'Alviano was a loyal member of the Italian Brotherhood of Assassins. He was renowned for his prowess in battle, though much of that was due to brute strength and sheer determination. He wielded a huge two-handed sword that he named "Bianca."
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Bartolomeo and Ezio met in Venice, and soon became friends. The two of them would aid one another several times over the years, with Bartolomeo's leadership over the Venetian mercenaries proving invaluable to the Assassins.

Charles de la Motte
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My skill with the blade? Don't ask me: ask the eviscerated dead. ? Italy
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Charles de la Motte, often called "The Marquis," was a Templar and a close ally of Cesare Borgia. He was a masterful swordsman as well as a skilled leader, and Cesare called upon the Marquis' mercenaries on several occasions.
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Despite being Cesare's ally, the two were rivals in many things. They competed fiercely, oftern to assert whether the French or the Italians were superior.

Emilio Barbarigo
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Progress demands sacrifice. 1421-1485 Italy
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Emilio Barbarigo used his connections in the government and the police force to ensure that the merchant district remained under his control. He demanded outrageous taxes from merchants, and sent his guards to destroy the stalls of those who couldn't pay.
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Emilio was secrety a Templar, and a close ally of Rodrigo Borgia. His actions attracted the attention of the Venetian Thieves Guild, who enlisted the aid of Ezio in freeing the merchants of the city from Emilio's cruel governance.

Francesco Vecellio
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Someday I will take the time to paint. For now, I am a soldier on the front lines. Italy
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Francesco was an Italian painter and member of the Assassin Brotherhood. He was born in Venice and trained under the Assassin Perotto Calderon, though the latter would eventually betray the Order after falling in love with Lucrezia Borgia.
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After the death of Perotto, Francesco traveled to Rome to become the apprentice of Ezio Auditore. He became close friends with two other apprentices, Cipriano Enu and Tessa Varzi, only to see both of them fall in an attack by Cesare and Charles de la Motte.

La Volpe
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It is my business to know everything in this city. ? Italy
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Gilberto was a thief known as La Volpe (the Fox). He closely guarded the details of his life, and little other than his name is known. His network of thieves in Florence aided Ezio a number of times, and he was eventually invited to join the Assassins.
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After moving to Rome, La Volpe began to suspect the Mentor Niccolò Machiavelli of betraying the Assassin cause, and was prepared to assassinate him. Ezio discovered the identity of the true traitor, and was able to convince La Volpe to stay his blade.

Lorenzo d'Medici [sic]
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Whoever wants to be happy, let him be so. 1449-1492 Italy
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Lorenzo de' Medici was an Italian statesman and the ruler of the Florentine Republic. He was also a close friend of the Auditore family, and one of the few people to know about Giovanni's role as an Assassin.
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Lorenzo de' Medici became reunited with the Assassins when there was an attempt on Medici's life; Ezio came to his aid and prevented the deed from being completed. From that point on, Medici sought Ezio's aid in dealing with the Templar threat in Florence.

Lucrezia Borgia
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Tell Cesare, we shall see how it feels when the shoe is on the other foot. 1480-1519 Italy
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The daughter of Rodrigo and the sister of Cesare, Lucrezia collaborated with her family in their machinations. Rodrigo married her off several times to men with power, whom Cesare would then have assassinated.
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Befitting the Borgia name, Lucrezia was every bit as cruel and manipulative as her father and brother. However, she later became aware that their manipulation extended to her as well, as they were merely using her to further their own ambitions.

Niccolò Machiavelli
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We don't need the apple to tell us what our old friend Cesare is planning. 1469-1527 Italy
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As a poltican and philosopher, Machiavelli was highly critical of idealism and self-serving politicians. Eventualy, the term “Machiavellian" became adopted as an adjective for those who served themselves before their people.
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Niccolò was also an Assassin, and he worked with Ezio to track the Templars through Venice, Florence, and later Rome. When the previous leader of the Assassins, Mario Auditore, was murdered by Cesare, Niccolò became the leader of the Brotherhood.

Rocco Tiepolo
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Am I for sale? Cesare will need to send more coin for that. ?-1503 Italy
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Rocco Tiepolo was a Templar who led a sizable group of mercenaries. While he often provided mercenaries to Cesare, he was not directly under the Borgia's control.
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Rocco was one of the names that Fiora gave to the Assassins when she defected from the Templar Order. Fiora pointed out the strategic weaknesses in Rocco s headquarters, and the Assassins launched an attack.

Japan[]

Alessandro Valignano
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These converts are our foothold in this country. 1539-1606 Japan
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Alessandro Valignano was a Jesuit missionary that was sent to help introduce Catholicism to Japan. While he was sent to aid Francisco Cabral, who was already doing missionary work in Japan, the two men despised on [sic] another almost instantly.
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Valignano used his Jesuit connections to scour Japan for Templar recruits. When Francisco Cabral confronted Valignano about this, he used his influence to force Cabral to resign from his post as Superior of the Jesuit Mission.

Chaya Shirojiro Kiyonobu
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Powerful men still need what we provide. 1545-1596 Japan
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Chaya Shirojiro Kiyonobu was part of a long line of merchants in Kyoto. The Chaya family held a monopoly on the raw silk trade thanks to a permit that allowed them to travel to Vietnam to trade goods.
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In addition to managing trade, Kyonobu was also tasked by leyasu to track the foreigners entering the port city. Specifically, he was to keep an eye on the Christian missionaries, and report any suspicion of Templar affiliation.

Date Masamune
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Benevolence indulged beyond measure sinks into weakness. 1567-1636 Japan
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A massive strongman with a missing eye, Date Masamune was feared throughout much of northern Japan for his cunning and ruthlessness. As daimyo, Masamune began attacking nearby clans to expand his own, eventually ruling over most of the Tōhoku region.
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The shogun at the time, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, saw the wisdom in having Masamune as an ally, as did Hideyoshi's successor Tokugawa Ieyasu. Eventualy Masamune became lord of the profitable Sendai Domain, making him one of the most powerful men in Japan.

Hattori Hanzo
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Those who cling to life, die; those who defy death, live. 1542-1596 Japan
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Hattori Hanzō skill with the yari was legendary, and his prowess in battle made him respected and feared as one of the greatest samurai in Japan. He also excelled in the ninja arts, and had a fierce rivalry with Fūma Kotarō.
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Hanzō's ability made him a valued ally of Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Hanzō saved his master's life on several occasions. He was also instrumental in the struggle against the Japanese Templars, assassinating Uesugi Kenshin and retrieving the Sword of Eden.

Hattori Masanari
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I will serve the Tokugawa as my father did, but in my on own. 1565-1615 Japan
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Like his father, Hattori Hanzo, [sic] Masanari was a gifted warrior. After Hanzo's death in 1596, Masanari succeeded his father as a retainer of the Tokugawa. His lethal skills in battle eventually saw him appointed the Captain of the Edo Castle guard.
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Masanari was not as capable a leader as he was a warrior, and this led to him losing his position as Captain. Determined to salvage the reputation of himself and the Hattori clan, Masanari fought valiantly at the Siege of Osaka in 1615, but did not survive.

Honda Tadakatsu
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I served in battle my master has fought, yet where are my wounds? 1548-1610 Japan
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Honda Tadakatsu served as one of Tokugawa Ieyasu's greatest generals, often called the "Four Guardians.” His distinction in batile was known across all of Japan, and legends say that despite fighting in over 100 batiles, he never suffered a single wound.
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When the Assassins came to Ieyasu with a plan for retrieving the Sword of Eden, Tadakatsu was initially opposed; being an honorable warrior, he preferred meeting his enemy face to face in combat over striking at them from secrecy.

Ii Naomasa
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If you are not wounded, you have not truly fought. 1561-1602 Japan
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Ii Naomasa served as one of Tokugawa Ieyasu's greatest generals, often called the "Four Guardians." He was a veteran of numerous battles, and was famous for continuing to fight even after sustaining severe injuries.
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While the rest of the Four Guardians were not easily convinced that the Assassins could aid them, Naomasa saw differentiy. He recognized that the Assassins could prove to be valuable allies, and often suggested calling on them to his colleagues.

Mochizuki Chiyome
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Your old life is over. Train with me, and you will have a new one. ? Japan
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Mochizuki Chiyome was a noblewoman who served Takeda Shingen. Upon hearing that she had been trained in the ninja arts by the Kōga clan, Shingen gave Chiyome the task of recruiting women and training them as spies and assassins.
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Chiyome's network of kunoichi numbered in the hundreds, and Shingen was kept well informed. While strong, this network still had holes; it was not enough to spot Honda Tadakatsu and Hattori Hanzō as they snuck into Shingen's camp.

Mogami Yoshiaki
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The bald rat will soon learn he can not simply take any life he pleases. 1546-1614 Japan
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Mogami Yoshiaki was a powerful daimyo of northern Japan. In order to solidify his political position, Yoshiaki sent his daughter, Komahime, to be wed to Toyotomi Hidetsugu, nephew and heir to the Regent of Japan, Toyotomi Hideyoshi.
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Soon after Hideyoshi had a son of his own, and in order to secure his succession, Hideyoshi ordered the death of Hidetsugu and his family, including Komahime. This enraged Yoshiaki, who immediately turned his allegiance to Tokugawa Ieyasu.

Mori Motonari
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You have just shown me why we should not be under one rule. 1497-1571 Japan
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As daimyo of what was a relatively small clan, Mōri Motonari used a cunning blend of tactics and force to expand his empire. Within a few years, he had eliminated several rival clans and ruled over the entire Chugoku region of Japan.
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Motonari was a vocal opponent of Nobunaga's attempt to unify all of Japan, though he never had the strength to challenge Nobunaga directly. The Mōri clan was further weakened when Nobunaga arranged the assassination of Motonari's heir, Mōri Takamoto.

Oda Nobunaga
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Yes, you have your ideals. But I will have a nation. 1534-1586 Japan
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Oda Nobunaga first achieved notoriety at the bate of Okehazama, where his army overwhelmed an army ten times its size. His tactics and leadership saw his empire continue to grow and he proclaimed that he would eventually control all of Japan.
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When the Assassins first made contact with Nobunaga, he was sympathetic to their cause, and promised an alliance once he had unified Japan. However, this promise was made before Nobunaga held the Sword of Eden.

Sakai Tadatsugu
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Every advance reveals a weakness. Wait, and strike. 1527-1596 Japan
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Sakai Tadatsugu served as one of Tokugawa Ieyasu's greatest generals, often called the "Four Guardians." He was the eldest of the four, having first served Ieyasu's father, Matsudaira Hirotada.
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Tadatsugu was a brilliant tactician with a penchant for fooling his enemies with ruses. In the battle of Mikatagahara, which saw Iesyasu's army devastated by Takeda Shingen, some trickery from Tadagatsugu kept the enemy from pursuing Ieyasu's men as they retreated.

Sakakibara Yasumasa
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Allocation of fiefs is the opposite of war: giving land, not taking it. 1548-1606 Japan
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Sakakibara Yasumasa served as one of Tokugawa Ieyasu's greatest generals, often called the "Four Guardians.” Yasumasa and Honda Tadakatsu were the same age, and both were appointed into Ieyasu's personal service when they became old enough.
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Yasumasa earned the gratitude and trust of leyasu by staying to fight against Toyotomi Hideyoshi, despite having familal ties to Hideyoshi. Yasumasa was the most suspicious of the Assassins, though he was also the most impressed by their skills.

Uesugi Kenshin
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Wars are to be won with swords and spears, not with rice and salt. 1530-1578 Japan
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Uesugi Kenshin was one of the most powerful daimyos of his time, ruling over the large Echigo province of Japan. In addition to his skill in battle, Kenshin was also a gifted administrator who greatly expanded industry and trade in his province.
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When Takeda Shingen's army neared Echigo, Kenshin moved to halt their advance. They fought to a stalemate, which was the start of a fierce rivalry between the two daimyos. This rivalry ended when Shingen was assassinated over the Sword of Eden.

Yamauchi Kazutoyo
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I wonder if my station is too much for one of such humble origins. 1546-1605 Japan
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At only fourteen years of age, Yamauchi Kazutoyo's father died, leaving the young man to wander as a ronin for several years. He eventually came into the service of Oda Nobunaga, and worked his way up to becoming a trusted general.
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After Nobunaga's death, Kazutoyo served Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who had taken up Nobunaga's goal of unifying all of Japan. When Hideyoshi died in 1598, Kazutoyo chose to serve Tokugawa Ieyasu, and played a small but critical role in the latter's rise to power in 1600.

Kingdom[]

Abu'l Nuqoud
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These noble robes did little more than muffle their shouts of hate. ?-1191 Kingdom
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This wealthy Damascus merchant had little regard for what he sold or who he sold it to. He was fond of throwing both parties and insults, and was convinced that he was the subject of cruel words and misgivings from the people of the city.
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Abu'l Nugoud [sic] was one of the nine Templars on Altaïr's list. Altaïr attended one of Abul's lavish partes (paid for with funds embezzled from the city treasury), only to discover that Abu'l had poisoned the wine the partygoers had been drinking.

Adha the Chalice
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A chalice is merely a vessel for libation, for good or ill. ?-1190 Kingdom
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The Chalice was supposedly an object of great power, which was rumored to be able to unite even the most bitter of rivals. Both the Assassins and Templars sought it, but at first only the Templars were aware that the Chalice was actually a woman, Adha.
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Altaïr sought Adha to keep the Chalice's ability to sway the minds of people out of the hands of the Templars. He fought for her safety, but could only watch as a Templar ship took her away. He would never see her alive again.

Jabal
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End the life of Montferrat, that we may call this city free. ? Kingdom
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The Levantine Assassins maintained presence in three major cities; Jerusalem, Damascus, and Acre. These agents were called Rafiqs, and it was through them that final approval for an assassination was given.
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Jabal was the Rafiq of Acre, and he urged Altaïr to gather as much information on his targets as possible before attempting to assassinate them.

Jacques de Molay
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If my death means my brothers can continue on, then so be it. 1244-1314 Kingdom
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As the last Grand Master of the Templar order before the organization was dissolved, at least publicly, Jacques de Molay became renowned as a martyr after being accused of heresy and subsequently burned at the stake.
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By accepting the dubious charges brought before him, de Molay allowed the world to believe that the Templars were gone for good. In actuality, his widely publicized death drew attention away from the Templars, allowing them to rebuild the organization in secret.

Majd Addin
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Do you know what it feels like, to determine another man's fate. ?-1191 Kingdom
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While the Sultan Saladin had left Jerusalem to fight the armies of King Richard, Majd Addin took the opportunity to seize control of the city. He did this mainly through fear, conducting public executions of anyone who spoke against him.
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Majd Addin was one of the nine Templars on Altaïr's list. Altaïr learned that Addin was about to execute several people of Jerusalem, one of whom was a fellow Assassin. Altaïr intervened, and while the Assassin was saved, the rest were not.

Malik Al-Sayf
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As we share the glory of our victories, so too should we share the pain of our defeat. 1165-1228 Kingdom
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When Altaïr let his arrogance get the better of him it was Malik who suffered, losing his brother and his left arm in the battle that followed. However, after Altaïr regained his honor the two men reconciled, and Malik would become second in command of the Brotherhood.
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After his injury, Malik served as the Rafiq of Jerusalem, offering a point of contact and advice to the Assassins who had business to perform in the city.

Niccolò Polo
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To us, Altaïr is entrusting the spirit of the Brotherhood. He is passing the torch to us. 1230-1294 Kingdom
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Niccolò and Maffeo Polo ran a successful trading post in Constantinople, and it was through this that they met and befriended Darim Ibn-La'Ahad. Darim then invited the two of them to Masyaf, and there the brothers began their training as Assassins.
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Altaïr knew Masyaf would fall under the approaching Mongols and the Sword of Eden. Therefore he imparted as much knowledge as he could to Niccolò Polo, and told him and his brother Maffeo to start a new Brotherhood in Constantinople.

Robert Fitzwalter
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Our so-called King meets with his Templar advisers in London. Shall we pay them a visit? ?-1235 Kingdom
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An aristocrat and a soldier of King John during the wars in Normandy, Robert Fitzwalter cast away that allance after seeing King John abusing his authonty. Fitzwalter then became the leader of the baronial uprising against the king.
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After meeting with his fellow Assassins to figure out how to depose King John, Htzwalter began a campaign to unite all of the English barons and force John off the throne. This attempt soon led to civil war, and the barons had to ask France for aid.

Sibrand
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I followed my orders, believeing in my cause. Same as you. 1157-1191 Kingdom
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Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights, Sibrand was a fierce and skiled warrior capable of besting his enemies just as skillfully with words as he was with weapons.
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As Sibrand witnessed more and more of his Templar brethren meeting their end at Altaïr's hands, he grew increasingly paranoid. He doubled his personal guard and took refuge on his ship. Ultimately, he faced same fate that befell the rest of the Templars on Altaïr's list.

Tamir
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I serve a far nobler cause than mere profit. 1147-1191 Kingdom
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Tamir ran a black market in Damascus, specializing in weapons and armor. He supplied both sides of the conflict, Saracens and Crusaders, and would often gloat about the amount of death caused by his wares.
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Tamir was one of the nine Templars on Altaïr's list. He was also the first clue that the nine men were connected somehow, as in his dying words he warned Altaïr that his brethren would not take kindly to his demise.

Willikin of the Weald
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Your barons better than the King if they take aid from the French. ?-1257 Kingdom
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Willikin of the Weald, also known as William of Cassingham, was a squire during the First Barons' War. Willikin rallied a guerilla force to oppose Prince Louis VIII of France, who had tried to depose King John during the First Barons' War.
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Willikin was an expert archer and Master Assassin of the English Brotherhood. While not an admirer of the despotic King John, Willkin still favored the monarchy over baronial rule and was a supporter of John's son, Henry.

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Aleksander Nevsky
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It's better to die for your country than to leave it. 1120-1263 Mongolia
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Alexander Nevsky was a deft military tactician and an emphatic leader who successfully defended Russia's borders on several occasions. He became Grand Prince of Vladimir in 1252, and his alliance with the Golden Horde kept Russia from being a Mongolian target.
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While Nevsky was never identified as a Templar, his somewhat improbable alliance with the Khans implies such an association. It was on his way back from visiting the Golden Horde that Nevsky fell mysteriously ill and passed away.

Attar of Nishapur
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Be the Eternal Mirror that you saw. 1145-1221 Mongolia
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A poet, traveler, and Sufi mystic, Attar of Nishapur studied under many great Sufi Shaykhs and returned to his native Persia to spread this knowledge.
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Attar fell victim to the seemingly unstoppable spread of the Mongol Empire. In April of 1221, the Mongols entered the Persian city of Nishapur and slaughtered everyone they came across.

Ilkhanate Captain
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Loyalty to the Khan is what guides our arrows. N/A Mongolia
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The Ilkhanate was a khanate created as the Mongol Empire expanded across Central Asia and into the Levant. It was ruled over by Hülegü Khan, and at its height it spread all the way into Turkey.
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Jochi Khan
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Am I not the eldest Khan? I will have more than a quartered empire. Mongolia
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Despite being the eldest of Genghis Khan's sons, and despite numerous successes on the battlefield, Jochi was not named as the Great Khan's successor, While controversial at the time, this issue became moot when Jochi passed away before his father did.
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Jochi Khan did not know that he was being tracked by Darim Ibn-LaAhad as he moved through Central Asia. Under cover of night, Darim snuck into Jochi's tent and placed a few drops of poison into his waterskin.

Kheshig
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The Kheshig battle is at the tents of the Khan. N/A Mongolia
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The Kheshig were the personal guard of the Khan and his family. They did not go to war with the rest of the Mongolian army, as they were tasked with seeing to the Khan's personal safety at all times.
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Maria Thorpe
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You see? Years of being boisterous finally paid off. 1161-1228 Mongolia
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Maria Thorpe, a former Templar, switched aliances to the Assassins when after several meetings with Altaïr. The two eventually started a family, and it was that family that traveled to Mongolia to see to the end of Genghis Khan.
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Maria did not take an active role in the assassination of Genghis Khan. However, she was on hand to tend to Altaïr's wounds when his first attempt on the Khan's life was unsuccessful.

Mongolian Assassin
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We cannot hope to fight them, but we can still sabotage their efforts. N/A Mongolia
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The Mongolian chapter of the Assassin Brotherhood was one of the few groups who resisted the expansion of the Mongol Horde. Though few in number, the Mongolian Assassins managed to curtail the Horde's campaigns on several occasions.
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Nergüi
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I made a promise to an old friend. 1212-1279 Mongolia
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While still an Apprentice, the Mongolian Assassin Nergüi was captured. He was tortured while imprisoned, leaving his face permanently scarred. He was eventually rescued by Qulan Gal and Darim Ibn-La'Ahad when the two of them assassinated Genghis Khan.
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Nergüi would go on to be an effective and influential member of the Mongolian Assassins. His greatest achievement was the assassination of Hülegü Khan, in retribution for Hülegü's sacking of Masyaf and the destruction of the Levantine Assassins.

Qulan Gal
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But there is another way to bring down the Khan. ? Mongolia
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Qulan Gal was an Assassin of the Mongolian Brotherhood as well as an unmatched archer. His skill with the bow led to his role in the assassination of Genghis Khan, elevating Qulan Gal to a legendary status among the Mongolian Assassins.
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Little is known about Qulan Gal beyond his involvement in the assassination of Genghis Khan. Such was his legacy, though, that the Italian Brotherhood had him entombed below the Rocca di Ravaldino in Forlì, Italy.

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