- 康纳: "圣殿骑士的真正目的是什么？"
- 海瑟姆·肯维: "秩序。决心。方向。仅此而已。"
圣殿骑士组织美国分册（American Rite of the Templar Order），在美国独立战争前名为圣殿骑士组织殖民地分册（Colonial Rite of the Templar Order），是圣殿骑士组织众多分册之一，行动据点设立于美国（原英属北美十三殖民地）。来自圣殿骑士组织不列颠分册的海瑟姆·肯维，于1754年按照不列颠分册最高大师雷金纳德·伯奇寻找一座可能位于北美殖民地的先行者遗迹这一命令，来到北美建立殖民地分册，成为该分册第一位最高大师。
During the 1860s, at the start of the American Civil War, the American Rite of the Templar Order was under the control of Grand Master William M. Tweed. Tweed was the "boss" of Tammany Hall, the Democratic Party political machine, through which he directly influenced the Confederate States of America. In order to regain a stronger position over the Assassins since their eradication during the American Revolution, the Templars hoped to create chaos in the political climate to reclaim power.
To this end, Tweed orchestrated the New York City draft riots with the aid of Templars controlling the police and the army. Templar agent Cudgel Cormac managed to influence the New York gangs to instigate chaos and mayhem. The Grand Master knew the rioters would eventually turn against the black citizens of the city, which conflicted with his own opposition to race segregation, but was deemed a necessary evil to realize their goals.
After Tweed received intel the Assassins intended to locate a Dagger of Eden, one of the prongs of the Trident of Eden, the Grand Master sent Cormac to intercept them and acquire the artifact. Cormac was unable to succeed in his mission and was stopped by the Assassin Varius and his ally Eliza, Tweed's maid.
The Assassins handed the Dagger of Eden to General Ulysses S. Grant to turn the civil war in the favor of the Union against the Confederacy. The Templars later ordered John Wilkes Booth to kill President Abraham Lincoln of the Union in April 1865. Booth himself was killed by the Assassins the same month.
After Grant's 1868 election as President of the United States, the Templar Order infiltrated his administration. The Templars helped Grant master the powers of the Dagger, by granting him access to a Precursor box and pages of the Voynich manuscript.
- “In 1937, we founded this company, this enterprise, with a purpose. The time to nurture it to fruition is upon us.”
- ―An Abstergo employee, in a message to Templars around the world, 1944.[来源]
In the early 20th century, the Templars created capitalism as a means to keep the working population in line and under their own tight control. The Templars Henry Ford and Ransom Eli Olds created the assembly line, and economist John Maynard Keynes created several new theories and forms of economics based on capitalism. Harvey Firestone, founder of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, was also a member. Throughout the 20th century, the Templars made use of puppet regimes and rulers to spread capitalism throughout the world, with the ultimate goal being the eventual collapse of democracy, creating an ideal situation for the Templars to introduce a New World Order.
In the 1900s, Nikola Tesla, a former employee of Templar Thomas Edison, invented the alternating current of electricity, which was more efficient than Edison's direct current. In addition, Tesla was also in possession of an Apple of Eden, which he planned to use to create a free information network across the entire world.
The Templars however, most prominently Edison himself, opposed his ideas, as they would be a serious impediment to the Templar goals and Edison's own ideals. To this end, Edison demonstrated a series of experiments, such as the electrocution of a circus elephant that he released, as proof of Tesla's power being dangerous, causing public disapproval towards Tesla's invention. Along with his smear campaign, Edison also influenced his fellow Templar J.P. Morgan to cut funding for Tesla's famous Wardenclyffe Tower. As Tesla's credibility began to falter, Edison rose to prominence, with his innovations outshining his competitor's.
In November 1910, the Templars Frank A. Vanderlip, Paul Warburg, Charles Norton, Benjamin Strong, Jr., Henry Pomeroy Davison and Nelson W. Aldrich met in secret on Jekyll Island, where they designed the "Plan", a plot to control the capitalist market.
Some time later, Edison came into possession of the Apple after Templar agents had stolen it from Tesla's lab, and used it to help him create several commercially successful inventions. He later allowed his fellow Templar Henry Ford to use the Apple. On 5 January 1918, Ford announced that his company would pay its workers $5 per day. However, the supposed pay rise was actually a paycut, as Ford has used the Apple to convince his workers otherwise.
In 1937, the formulators of the Plan established Abstergo Industries as a front for their activities. This enabled them a means to accumulate wealth and accelerate scientific progress, and largely anonymous, Abstergo's leadership claimed their duty was to "shepherd those beneath us through life, even if force is required".
- “H. has [the Apple of Eden], so I assume the war will begin as soon as he can take over. We'll let him have his fun (Lord knows, that kind of purge will be good for Europe) and then end it with a bang, as planned. Out of the chaos of war a new order will emerge!”
- ―Henry Ford in a letter to Thomas Edison, 1930s.[来源]
In 1933, Ford shipped the Apple to Germany to pass it onto Adolf Hitler, who would go on to become the leader of Nazi Germany, laying the groundwork for the Second World War. During the war, the Templars used Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was the U.S. President at that time, as their secret puppet. Their intention for the company was to act as a global conglomerate secretly dominating the capitalist market in the wake of the war, and to dismantle communist governments.
However, by 1943, the Templars had lost control of Roosevelt and their other puppets, who each had their own ideas for the world's future. As a result, the Inner Sanctum decided to develop an atomic weapon to give victory to the Americans. However, Templar physicist John von Neumann proposed a more peaceful solution with the Rainbow Project. Using his theories on Die Glocke, an early version of the Animus, von Neumann believed it could allow them to alter the course of history and kill Hitler before his rise to power.
Agreeing to a temporary alliance with U.S. Colonel and Assassin Boris Pash, the Templars allowed von Neumann to subsequently work with Pash and Nikola Tesla on the USS Eldridge on Project Rainbow. However, the rogue Assassin Eddie Gorm killed Tesla on board the ship, setting the project back. It was ultimately a failure, and the Templars moved von Neumann to the Manhanttan Project to improve the Allies' position over the Axis.
By 1944, Abstergo and the Templars were prepared for the inevitable post-war era, where they would "ensure the development continues in the proper direction", and used the Bretton Woods Conference in July of that year as a cover for a meeting between their economic agents, including John Maynard Keynes and Harry Dexter White. On the last day of the conference, a speech was given to Abstergo Industries employees, economists, and world leaders, mentioning the formation of the "Plan" by Henry Ford and Ransom Eli Olds in 1910 and the threat presented by the communist system, as well as the efforts of Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin to create the "turmoil and fear necessary" for the implementation of the new economic systems.
In 1945, Abstergo sanctioned the Manhattan Project's tests of the atomic bomb, and on 6 and 9 August of that year two atomic bombs were dropped on Japan. Amidst the resulting chaos of the war, the Templars were able to guide the world's economic rebuilding towards the goals of their New World Order.
- “Democracy must die to ensure the stability of the world. Capitalism will end it. [...] The capitalists will do whatever we tell them to. We print the dollars they worship after all.”
- ―An unknown Templar regarding their plans to dismantle democracy.[来源]
Following the war, White betrayed the Templar Order in order to warn the Soviet Government of Abstergo's capitalist plans, making him a top target of the company. In 1948, Abstergo operatives killed him in his home.
On 17 June 1952, agents from Abstergo Industries discovered that American rocket propulsion researcher Jack Parsons had solved a secret formula from occultist Aleister Crowley. To stop Parsons' research, they orchestrated the explosion of his laboratory in Pasadena, with Parsons himself still inside. Parsons died soon after of his injuries, and Abstergo agents kidnapped undercover detective Thomas Sean Morgan to cover their tracks.
During the 1950s, the Templars and Abstergo manipulated the CIA's actions in favor of their plans for a New World Order, notably through toppling democratic governments around the world and replacing them with Templar-influenced dictatorships. This resulted in the orchestration of the 1953 coup against the Iranian prime minister Mohammad Mosaddegh in order to place Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi into absolute power as well as the 1954 Guatemalan coup d'état in order to depose democratically elected Guatemalan President Jacobo Árbenz.
- “HQ has given the go-ahead to extract the resource. Negotiations are over. F. is planning to give the vote to everyone. Reason just doesn't work with someone like that.”
- ―An Abstergo agent sanctioning Operation: New Frontier, Kennedy's assassination, in a letter, 1963.[来源]
In 1963, Abstergo Industries aimed to remove President John F. Kennedy of the United States, as Kennedy did not serve Abstergo's interests. As a result, the company sanctioned his assassination, with the intent to install their puppet, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, as the new President. Unbeknownst to the Templars, Assassins under the leadership of the Assassin extremist Boris Pash had infiltrated their ranks to hijack the conspiracy.
After Assassins from the Bloodstone Unit killed Kennedy and framed the Templars' shooter Lee Harvey Oswald, the Assassin William Greer – a CIA agent whom Abstergo trained for the mission with Apple of Eden #2 to bring them Kennedy's Apple – took the artifact to secretly bring it to Pash, but was halted by fellow Assassin Alekseï Gavrani. Despite the loss of the Apple, Kennedy's assassination paved the way for NASA, one of Abstergo's puppet companies, to organize the Apollo 11 spaceflight and allow Templar Buzz Aldrin to retrieve another Apple of Eden from the Moon's surface.
In 1973, Abstergo Industries wanted to overthrow the communist government of President Salvador Allende of Chile to maintain control over Chile's corporations, which Allende wanted to nationalise. In a plot devised by Abstergo's puppet Henry Kissinger, Allende was overthrown and killed, and the Templars' puppet Augusto Pinochet was installed as the leader of a new military junta.
In 1983, Abstergo Industries orphaned and kidnapped a young boy, who they brought to their Philadelphia facility. Where Warren Vidic began to experiment on Subject 4 of the Animus Project, a young boy who would later be named "Daniel Cross." Placing Daniel in the Animus to relive the memories of his ancestor. Using a replicated Piece of Eden, Warren embedded Daniel with a subconscious impulse to assassinate the Mentor of the Assassin Order, were he ever presented with the opportunity.
In 1986, Alan Rikkin lead a team of Templar agents to capture members of the Lynch family to find an Apple of Eden as they had discovered that their bloodline lead to the Spanish Assassin Aguilar de Nerha. When they arrived, Mary was dead, killed by Joseph Lynch to prevent the Templars from finding it and Callum Lynch escaped. Joseph was captured while his son ran away.
During the late 1990s, the Templars and Assassins were engaged in a solely political war for the Presidency, with the Templars using George W. Bush as their puppet and the Assassins supporting candidate Al Gore.
On 6 November 2000, Daniel Cross was granted an audience with the Mentor of the Assassin Brotherhood and, in a split moment, acted upon his impulse and murdered him.
On November 21, Daniel eventually made his way back to the Abstergo research facility in Philadelphia. As soon as he arrived there, Daniel demanded that he be returned to the Animus; though it was only after an attack on an unfortunate secretary that Warren Vidic became convinced of his urgency. Daniel was placed into the Animus to freely explore the memories of his ancestor, Nikolai Orelov, which had a calming effect on Daniel himself.
Daniel was soon taken out of the Animus and tied to a medical bed. Under the supervision of Alfred Stearns and other high ranking Abstergo employees, Dr. Sung was forced to extract information from Daniel by administering SK-345 into him. Daniel subconsciously revealed the locations and secrets of the Assassin hideouts he had visited over the past two years, allowing Abstergo to initiate the "Great Purge", which nearly annihilated the entire Assassin Brotherhood.
During the Great Purge, Assassin compounds in South Dakota, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas were located and destroyed by Abstergo. Nearly all Assassins within their camps, including children, were massacred by military agents under order of Abstergo Industries.
Without the Assassins' interference, the Templars were able to steer the election in their desired direction and Bush was assigned as President of the United States. Following the controversial 2000 presidential election, the Supreme Court heard the case Bush v. Gore, where the Court was asked to decide whether to allow a recount of the votes in the State of Florida or order the certification of the election in favor of Bush. Templar ally Justice Antonin Scalia convinced fellow Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the swing vote on the Court, to rule in favor of Bush, appealing to her desire to retire under a Republican president.
The Templars spent the next several years routing out Assassin cells and safehouses. By 2002, various Assassins, including Paul Bellamy, were captured by Abstergo. Abstergo induced the subjects into a coma and bound them to Animi in the company's Philadelphia facility, where they explored the genetic memory of their ancestors.
In 2003, the Templars manipulated the Bush administration into starting the Iraq War in order pave the way for Dick Cheney's military contractors to accept jobs from the government and escalate the war further. As a result, Templar influence spread, and Cheney was able to strengthen the American armed forces, ensuring the war would continue. Abstergo also utilized the administration's loose regulation of the private sector to gain more influence.
Upon the resignation of O'Connor in 2005, Scalia ensured that President Bush was given the name of Templar John Roberts as her replacement. However, following the death of Chief Justice William Rehnquist less than two months later, Bush renominated Roberts to the position of Chief Justice. In 2010, the Roberts-led Court ruled against limitations on corporate contributions to political campaigns. This decision ensured the ability of Abstergo Industries to elect their chosen candidates to Congress and, eventually, the presidency.
Sometime before October 2011, in an underground Abstergo Industries facility beneath Denver International Airport. Daniel Cross was the Project Lead on an experiment involving the Eye-Abstergo satellite, however Daniel fell under the influence of the project's Apple of Eden and killed everyone in the facility before the company's clean-up crew had arrived and the artifact was ultimately destroyed. Dr. Warren Vidic was responsible for preparing the final report of the incident.
As of 2014, there was a Grand Master operating in the United States. That year, Alan Rikkin sent a memo to Gramática informing him that, if they proceeded with his plan to excavate the Observatory located in Long Bay, Jamaica and retrieve the missing blood vials, which Gramática considered to be of critical importance to the Phoenix Project, he would contact the Grand Masters in Cuba, Mexico, and the United States to get a read on the situation.
- George Davidson （Louisiana Rite）
- Hugh Jackson
- John Boyd
- Ratonhnhaké:ton （Colonial Brotherhood; 1777–1778）
Early 20th Century
Late 20th Century
- Dick Cheney
- Donald Evans
- Grace Collins
- Condoleezza Rice
- Donald Rumsfeld
- Antonin Scalia
- George W. Bush
- Paul Wolfowitz
- Lesser known Colonial Templars were the targets of assassination contracts accepted by Ratonhnhaké:ton.
- Other lesser known Colonial Templars were the targets of district liberation missions in Boston and New York.
- Assassin's Creed II – Glyphs
- Assassin's Creed: Project Legacy
- Assassin's Creed: The Fall
- Assassin's Creed: Revelations – Abstergo Files
- Assassin's Creed III
- Assassin's Creed: Forsaken
- Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag – Aveline
- Assassin's Creed: Rogue
- Assassin's Creed Volume 1: Trial by Fire
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 《刺客信条：叛变》
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 《刺客信条》（泰坦漫画）-《烈火试炼》
- ↑ 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 《刺客信条III》
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 《刺客信条III：解放》
- ↑ 《刺客信条IV：黑旗》-《艾弗琳》
- ↑ 《刺客信条：团结》小说
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Assassin's Creed: Last Descendants
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 Assassin's Creed II – Glyphs
- ↑ Assassin's Creed: Last Descendants – Locus
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Assassin's Creed Encyclopedia
- ↑ 11.00 11.01 11.02 11.03 11.04 11.05 11.06 11.07 11.08 11.09 11.10 11.11 Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood – Rifts
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 Assassin's Creed: Conspiracies – Volume 2: Project Rainbow
- ↑ Assassin's Creed: Project Legacy – DATA-DUMP S00.S02
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 14.2 Assassin's Creed: Bloodstone
- ↑ 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 Assassin's Creed: The Fall
- ↑ 16.0 16.1 Assassin's Creed: The Movie
- ↑ Assassin's Creed: The Official Movie Novelization
- ↑ Assassin's Creed: Revelations - Abstergo Files
- ↑ Assassin's Creed: The Chain
- ↑ Assassin's Creed: Syndicate – Database: Reconstructed Data 001
- ↑ 21.0 21.1 Assassin's Creed – Warren Vidic's email: Additional Subjects?
- ↑ Assassin's Creed: Initiates – Assignment in Denver
- ↑ Assassin's Creed: Unity – Helix Database: 10. Reconnaissance Memo