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如果说盖文在环游世界的路途中带来了什么信息的话,那就是:刺客已经不再孤独。

——起始间谍, 2014。[来源]

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巴兹·奥尔德林正在月球表面捡起伊甸苹果

现代指代从公元20世纪早期直到21世纪的这段时间。这段年代见证了刺客兄弟会总体上的没落与圣殿骑士组织的兴起。重要的事件包括戴斯蒙德·迈尔斯被抓获并被迫参与阿尼穆斯项目,以及基因记忆技术的商业化。

圣殿骑士在现代回收了部分伊甸断片。回收过程中的受害者包括哈利·胡迪尼圣雄甘地以及约翰·F·肯尼迪[1] 尼古拉·特斯拉逃过一劫,但还是被圣殿骑士夺去了手中的伊甸苹果[2] 这一事件促使他帮助刺客摧毁了伊甸权杖之一的皇家权杖。[3] 此外,阿波罗11号登月任务实际上是圣殿骑士为了回收位于月球表面的一个伊甸苹果而发动的远征。[4]

事件编辑

俄罗斯帝国编辑

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通古斯大爆炸

在1908年6月前的某个时候,格里高利·拉斯普京从沙皇尼古拉斯二世手中偷走了皇家权杖。失去伊甸权杖后,尼古拉斯无法再控制他的人民,并最终触发了俄国革命[5] 虽然拉斯普京本人是否是圣殿骑士尚不明确,但是伊甸权杖在1908年6月被运抵到位于通古斯的一个圣殿骑士研究中心。

然而,在圣殿骑士掌握神器的秘密之前,研究中心被尼古拉·奥列洛夫领导的刺客与他们的盟友尼古拉·特斯拉摧毁了。只有尼古拉·奥列洛夫从爆炸中幸存了下来。在爆炸中,他看到了来自第一文明的幻象。[6]

在1917俄国大革命期间,尼古拉被弗拉基米尔·列宁指派暗杀沙皇。尼古拉潜入了宫中但却放过了沙皇,只要权杖被摧毁他就满足了。从沙皇处他得知权杖的一个碎片被拉斯普京做成项链戴在身上。随后,这位刺客前往克拉斯诺雅茨克,并从那里的收容所中释放了拉斯普京的前门徒希奥尼娅·古谢娃。她告诉尼古拉她尝试了去刺杀拉斯普京,但是拉斯普京被他所佩戴的碎片所保护。碎片的力量反而控制希奥尼娅自残。在希奥尼娅的请求下,尼古拉结束了她的生命,将她从痛苦中解脱了出来。不久后,尼古拉从拉斯普京的坟墓中回收了碎片,但却瞒着兄弟会私藏了下来。[7]

1917年12月,兄弟会在苏联政府的帮助下于普罗特维诺建立了一个刺客科学研究社区。刺客谢尔盖与他的妻子居于此处。[8]

1918年7月,尼古拉在离开俄罗斯之前接受了兄弟会的最后一个任务:回收由沙皇一家保管的埃齐奥·奥迪托雷先行者之盒。此时沙皇一家正被布尔什维克所监禁。在叶卡捷琳堡,尼古拉发现圣殿骑士同样正在寻找先行者之盒并且杀害了沙皇全家。只有阿纳斯塔西娅·尼古拉耶芙娜幸存,而盒子正在她手中。当尼古拉找到她时,尼古拉身上的碎片和盒子发生了接触,从而导致阿纳斯塔西娅产生了出血效应。在效应的影响下,阿纳斯塔西娅认为自己是中国刺客邵君,而邵君在16世纪时也拥有先行者之盒。为了治好她,尼古拉决定将她带到莫斯科的刺客处。在旅途中,他们于喀山摆脱了圣殿骑士的追击。但是为了杀死阿纳斯塔西娅以断绝沙皇血脉,列夫·托洛茨基背叛了尼古拉。然而少女却帮助尼古拉再次逃过了圣殿骑士。到达莫斯科后,尼古拉将阿纳斯塔西娅和先行者之盒都托付给了谢尔盖。但在刺客分部,尼古拉明白了刺客将会对阿纳斯塔西娅展开人体试验以求获得邵君的记忆。尼古拉决定背叛兄弟会并将她从实验室中解救出来。在他们逃出设施后,兄弟会派出一辆坦克追杀尼古拉,但还是被这位前刺客给击毁了。晚些时候,尼古拉将为自己妻子准备的假护照交给了阿纳斯塔西娅。她从此后就化名为安娜·安德森。随后安娜与尼古拉道别,动身前往了德国[9]

放弃刺客的身份后,尼古拉带着全家移民到了美国[7] 在帕尔默大搜捕期间,他的妻子女儿都被遣返回了俄罗斯,但是他自己带着还在襁褓中的儿子因诺肯季逃过了搜捕。随后在一个隐蔽的小屋,他将儿子抚养长大。

刺客谢尔盖最终找到了他们,并以因诺肯季的生命作威胁让尼古拉交出碎片。尼古拉杀死了谢尔盖。为了防范后续刺客的到来,他开始训练自己的儿子如何战斗。最终,一组为联邦调查局工作的刺客找到了尼古拉。他们试图向尼古拉解释只要他将有关幻象的情报告诉刺客兄弟会,他们可以保证他和他的家庭安全的返回俄罗斯。但是尼古拉并不相信他们并与他们发生了争斗。最终只有因诺肯季幸存了下来。[10]

世界大战编辑

随着第一次世界大战的开始,刺客被派往欧洲的各处参与到大战的方方面面之中。许多不列颠刺客兄弟会的成员加入了英国陆军。在1914年圣诞节休战期间,一位刺客刺杀了德国陆军将军,圣殿骑士埃里希·阿尔贝特[11] 1916年,圣殿骑士在伦敦建立了一套间谍网络。他们的领导,间谍大师,是一位圣者,也就是伊述成员艾塔的转世。伦敦城中最后一个刺客莉迪娅·弗莱杀死了他和他的追随者们。[12]

通过将一个伊甸苹果交给阿道夫·希特勒,圣殿骑士一手造就了他的崛起。[13] 然而不为人知的是,大战实际的目的是为了将圣殿骑士的资本主义经济系统扩散到被战火摧毁的整个欧洲,从而将广大民众置于企业集团的掌控之下。1937年,阿布斯泰戈工业公司成为了圣殿骑士组织面向大众的门面。虽然帮助圣殿骑士达成了获得霸权的目的,希特勒本人还是在1945年被刺客成功暗杀。当时他已经杀死自己的替身并逃离了位于柏林的地堡。希特勒手中的伊甸苹果从此下落不明。[14]

1943年,阿布斯泰戈公司秘密参与了费城计划。他们从阿尼穆斯计划的12号实验体处收集的数据证实,美国海军埃尔德里奇号被短暂的送往了未来时间线。由于担心产生时间悖论,公司在一个安全的地点封存了相关神器。[15]

1944年,圣殿骑士特工基思·希皮奥内为阿布斯泰戈工业公司取得了第一裹尸布[11] 同一年,雪绒花海盗成员之一同时也是刺客盟友的巴塞尔·申克被盖世太保抓获。在监狱中,他遇到了同为雪绒花海盗成员的米丽娅姆·库尔茨并交给她一个任务:去科隆大教堂的尖塔回收一个伊甸碎片并带回到巴黎的刺客兄弟会处。她成功完成了任务,但是碎片最终又被第三帝国抢了回去。[16]

大清洗与先知手札编辑

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丹尼尔杀死“导师”

2000年11月,圣殿骑士成功的在刺客内部安插了一位沉睡者特工。他刺杀了兄弟会的“导师”从而使整个兄弟会陷入混乱。[7] 到2012年12月,圣殿骑士成功定位并摧毁了世界范围内几乎所有的刺客营地,这一行动被冠名为大清洗[17]

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丹尼尔阅读先知手札

2002年的某个时候,丹尼尔·克洛斯被正式吸收成为圣殿骑士内殿团的一员并通过电子邮件接受了沃伦·韦迪克博士的一个任务。丹尼尔动身前往俄罗斯的莫斯科,以寻找藏在伊凡雷帝图书馆中的先知手札,而图书馆则隐藏在莫斯科大剧院之下。利用观看演出的机会,丹尼尔秘密的穿过大剧院找到了通往图书馆的隐藏入口。

刚进入图书馆,丹尼尔就被想要和他打招呼的刺客守卫吓了一跳而亮出了自己的袖箭。然而,丹尼尔成功的将自己伪装成刺客守卫的换班。当他向守卫问起手札的时候,守卫立刻就告诉了他手札存放的地方。当守卫离开后,丹尼尔打开了由埃齐奥·奥迪托雷写就的先知手札。他通过耳机将密涅瓦的对话读给了韦迪克,其中提到了“戴斯蒙德”这个名字。之后,丹尼尔杀死了守卫,打电话给了清理小队,带着手札离开了图书馆。[10]

21世纪早期编辑

2006年9月或者10月,非洲爆发了被称为L-11的病毒感染。三个月后,整个大陆死亡了96%的人口。甚至直到六年后,整个非洲都人烟罕见。[18] 不久后阿布斯泰戈工业公司宣称整个故事是一个被称为博学者的黑客集团所捏造的。[16]

2010年12月9日,初级教授肖恩·黑斯廷斯维基解密上发布了有关阿布斯泰戈工业公司的机密信息。阿布斯泰戈很快就发现了肖恩的踪迹,并绑架了他准备进行审问。在第二天他被转移时,瑞贝卡·克瑞恩黑掉了阿布斯泰戈面包车上的车载电脑,从而让车辆显示油量见底。当面包车靠边处理这个问题时,瑞贝卡帮助肖恩逃离并介绍他加入了刺客兄弟会。[19]

2012年3月,墨西哥边境警卫和来自美国的偷渡者之间发生了暴力冲突。尽管上百美国难民被杀,千余人受伤,创纪录数字的美国人仍然在持续越过边境。9月3日,由于北大西洋的飓风出现的越来越频繁且威力巨大,整个美国东海岸城市都持续受到风暴的袭击,因此全球气象协会取消了短语“北美飓风季”。三天后,由于猖獗的电影盗版产业和来自视频游戏产业的竞争,美国电影产业的不景气最终导致最后一个美国电影工作室被永久关闭。同时,尽管抗议者声称违反了南极条约,美国和欧盟继续在威德尔海建造共同拥有的钻井平台。[18](以上均为博学者捏造)

克莱·卡茨马雷克 编辑

2010年,威廉·迈尔斯命令克莱·卡茨马雷克潜入阿布斯泰戈工业公司。他的任务是进入公司首席执行官艾伦·里金的个人电脑,并从中获取有关神秘的“阿尼穆斯项目”的详细信息。克莱的努力换来了有关项目的研究资金,项目的领导成员,以及位于意大利的新设施等重要信息。因此,刺客兄弟会决定让克莱以项目测试对象的身份进一步深入阿布斯泰戈内部。他被告知在阿布斯泰戈内部有一个叫做露西·斯蒂尔曼的卧底,而她将在时机成熟时帮助他逃出公司。[20]

2011年1月1日,克莱被家系研究与获取部抓获并以实验体16号的身份加入了阿尼穆斯项目。他被迫超长时间的体验他祖先的记忆,特别是埃齐奥·奥迪托雷的记忆。虽然韦迪克隐瞒了基因探索的真正目的,克莱还是意识到他们的辛苦都是为了找到神秘的“伊甸苹果”。克莱向韦迪克询问了有关苹果的事情,而后者威胁了克莱,声称如果克莱发现了他们真正寻找的东西,那就永远别指望被释放了。 不久后,威廉联系了克莱并向他保证在时机合适的时候,作为队友的露西一定会救他出来的。[20]

Eventually, Clay discovered the true purpose of the Animus Project – the release of the Eye-Abstergo satellite – and decided that it was time for him to escape. However, his over-exposure to the Animus caused him to suffer from extreme bouts of the Bleeding Effect. In addition, after conversing with Juno, Clay discovered Lucy's true allegiance to the Templars.[20]

Following this revelation, Clay was convinced by Juno to deliver a message to his eventual successor, Desmond Miles. As he plotted his suicide, Clay created an artificially intelligent construct of himself inside the Animus by hacking the machine throughout the night. After sending one final e-mail to his father, Clay slit his wrists with a ballpoint pen and used his blood to paint cryptic messages for his eventual successor to find.[20]

Desmond Miles编辑

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Warren Vidic and Lucy Stillman overseeing Desmond Miles

On 6 September 2012, the media announced that Abstergo Industries was being investigated for manipulating a small town's water supply in order to test a synthetic drug referred to as "New Fluoride".[18] This pressured Abstergo to launch their Eye-Abstergo satellite by 21 December 2012, which was secretly a mind control device powered by a Piece of Eden.[21] The Piece of Eden originally intended to power the satellite was destroyed in the DIA satellite accident, and Abstergo did not have another available.[18]

To that end, Abstergo kidnapped Desmond Miles and took him to their facility in Rome. Desmond relived the memories of his ancestor, Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad, so that Abstergo could obtain a map showing the approximate locations of the Pieces of Eden on Earth.[22] Shortly after, Desmond escaped Abstergo with the help of Lucy Stillman, who claimed to be an undercover Assassin to gain Desmond's trust. However, the escape was actually a part of Project Siren, a plan devised by Vidic to facilitate a quicker recovery of Desmond's genetic memories.

Lucy brought Desmond to an Assassin hideout and rendezvoused with Shaun Hastings and Rebecca Crane. With the Assassins losing the war against the Templars, the decision was made to train Desmond as a true Assassin in the fastest possible way: through the use of the Animus 2.0, which was made from copied Abstergo blueprints. As such, the Assassins intended to take advantage of the Bleeding Effect by having Desmond relive the memories of an ancestor to take on his skills, this ancestor being Ezio Auditore da Firenze. While reliving Ezio's memories, Desmond encountered Minerva, who warned of a natural disaster that would soon recur. In order to avert planet-wide decimation, the Pieces of Eden needed to be brought to a series of temples built by the First Civilization.[23]

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Vidic and the Abstergo guards raiding the hideout

Soon after, Desmond and his companions were located by a team of Templars led by Vidic himself, though they were able to escape once more.[23] The group fled to Monteriggioni, where Desmond continued to relive Ezio's life in order to locate the Apple of Eden that had come into his possession.[24] Meanwhile, Lucy stashed a recorded copy of Desmond's sessions in the Animus at the hideout, which Vidic later retrieved.[8]

The search led Desmond to the Colosseum Vault in Rome, which contained a secret passage leading to Santa Maria in Aracoeli. Here, the Assassins located the Apple of Eden within a hidden vault, and Desmond attempted to retrieve it through performing a short freerunning course. When Desmond touched the Apple, his body was possessed by Juno, and he was forced to stab Lucy in the stomach. Desmond then went into shock, slipping into unconsciousness.[24]

After Desmond blacked out, William Miles' team arrived and had him placed him into the Animus.[24] During this time, Desmond relived the memories of Ezio during the search for Leonardo da Vinci, where he subsequently discovered the Pythagorean Vault, receiving the coordinates that would direct the Assassin Order to the Grand Temple. However, as a result of this strain on his weakened psychological state, Desmond slipped into a coma.[25]

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Desmond awakening from the coma

As Desmond's coma bound him to the Animus, he was left to try and piece his subconscious mind together. After burying the deceased Lucy outside Rome, the Assassins flew to the United States while posing as a medical team. When Desmond had fully synchronized with Ezio's remaining memories with the help of Subject 16's virtual construct, he entered into a Synch Nexus and awoke outside the Grand Temple, claiming that he knew what they had to do.[26]

After the Assassins entered the temple and restored a power source, Juno's voice commanded Desmond to find "the key". To that end, Desmond began reliving the memories of Haytham Kenway, a British Templar during the French and Indian War who came into possession of an amulet that would grant access to the Grand Temple after passing its initial barrier. While taking a break, Shaun informed Desmond that they needed more power cores to boost the Temple back to functionality, and the team resolved to find them. Meanwhile, Desmond continued viewing his genetic memory, this time reliving the memories of the Assassin Ratonhnhaké:ton, Haytham's son with a Kanien'kehá:ka woman named Kaniehtí:io.[27]

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Desmond parachuting onto a New York skyscraper

By 16 November, Shaun located another power source in an Abstergo office in Manhattan. The team traveled there, and Desmond climbed the unfinished Freedom Tower to parachute into the office. He was confronted by Daniel Cross, but knocked him unconscious with the battery and escaped.[27]

On 2 December, Desmond infiltrated a stadium in São PauloBrazil to recover another power source, which was being worn as a necklace by a business tycoon's trophy wife. Abstergo guards were present and searching for Desmond, so he blended with the crowd and stealthily made it to her balcony. However, Cross had already killed the woman and taken the artifact. Spurred into action, Desmond chased Cross, beat him and escaped with the power source via train.[27]

Upon their return to the Grand Temple, Shaun immediately located another power source in Egypt. William volunteered to retrieve it, and told Desmond to stay behind and learn the location of the key from Connor's memories. Desmond was concerned for his father's safety, and his fears were realized when Abstergo captured William after he recovered the power source.

Vidic sent a message offering to trade William for the Apple, and Desmond returned to the Abstergo facility in Rome. However, he refused to bargain, killing Cross and any Abstergo guards who stood in his way. He used the Apple to compel the guards into killing Vidic and then themselves, then left with William and the power source. Without the Apple of Eden in their possession, Abstergo put off the Eye-Abstergo satellite launch.[27]

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Desmond sacrificing himself

Desmond eventually found the memory he was looking for, discovering that Connor had buried the key on the Davenport Homestead near the grave of Connor Davenport, the Colonial Assassin's namesake. After digging it up, the Assassins returned to open the door inside the Grand Temple. Behind it lay an orb which Juno commanded Desmond to touch in order to prevent the coming cataclysm. However, Minerva appeared and revealed they had been misled: Juno had sought to conquer the world and as punishment, her consciousness was imprisoned. While activating the Eye would save the world, it would also free Juno and end Desmond's life. At Juno and Desmond's urging, Minerva revealed that if he did not touch the orb, humanity would survive the disaster and Desmond would be hailed as the next messiah. However, his words would eventually be twisted to serve wicked purposes, justifying abuse and oppression.

With only hours before the Second Disaster struck, Desmond chose to touch the orb, believing it to be the better choice and claiming the Assassins would stop Juno. Telling the others to leave, he activated the Eye, dying to protect Earth from the solar flare. That afternoon, Abstergo found the Temple and recovered Desmond's body, leaving his bag and broken Hidden Blade behind.[27]

Post-Second Disaster编辑

By the end of 2012, Abstergo began selling the Animus as a game console to the public through their entertainment branch, alongside various other items such as the Angelus implant, Bodyband, and Herne+.[27] They also extended into the international market, particularly with Brahman V.R. consoles across India via their subsidiary, MysoreTech.[28]

On 14 May 2013, Shaun, Rebecca and William broke a six-month "silence" following Desmond's death, and a week later the three arrived in a coastal region of Peru awaiting interception by Gavin Banks. Gavin welcomed the trio aboard the Altaïr II, only to be informed that William was stepping down from his position of Assassin leader and naming Gavin as his replacement. William also gave Gavin a book that contained everything he knew about the Order, tasking Gavin with rebuilding the Brotherhood.

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William's first clue

By 25 May, the Altaïr II docked in Acapulco, Mexico, with Rebecca helping to devise version 2.0 of the Hephaestus Email Network. Two days later, Gavin discovered a clue in William's book containing a poem and a set of numbers written in different directions. Gavin gave orders to Shaun and Rebecca to return to the United States, as he needed some "eyes and ears on America". On 10 June, Rebecca sent a message to Gavin remarking that Texas "is awesome" – confirming their redeployment in the United States had been successful – and bidding him good luck. On the same day, an unknown person reacted to a magazine article that the Tunguska explosion was caused by the Assassins, not a meteorite as per the official story. They also remarked that Nikolai Orelov knew about the event.[8]

Abstergo Entertainment编辑

In September 2013, Abstergo Entertainment's Montreal branch put out an ad to hire five new employees, one each in Product Development, Technical Support, Customer Contact, Office Support, and Management. After Abstergo released the postings, Rebecca sent a text message to Gavin, claiming she wanted to investigate. Three days later, en route to Montreal, Shaun and Rebecca traveled to the Farm and found it destroyed. By 11 September, the Assassin team composed of Gavin, Susan Drayton and Eric Cooper discussed potential happenings in Osaka, Japan, as Gavin's informant there had gone "silent". Gavin then announced he would be heading to the Philippines to do some "shopping".[8]

On 1 October, Emmanuel Barraza inspected the guns Gavin bought from the Philippine gun makers in preparation for a possible fight in Osaka. On 11 October, the day Abstergo Entertainment celebrated its one year anniversary in Montreal, Rebecca sent Gavin a text message asking about Abstergo Entertainment CCO Olivier Garneau and what he knew about Templars and Assassins.[8] Rebecca and Shaun arrived in Montreal on 24 October and quickly heard rumors of a vial contained within the facility. Rebecca informed Gavin on 28 October that they had a mole within Abstergo helping them search, and they would find the vial in time. Meanwhile, two of the company's employees, Jennifer Tam and Philippe Chartrand, exchanged emails about a new Abstergo employee and the employee's involvement in the Sample 17 Project.[8]

On 2 November, an unknown Initiate recovered the blood vial from Abstergo. Jennifer and Philippe continued to exchange emails about the memories of Bernard and Edward Kenway, and Jennifer mentioned that she had a crush on the new barista working in the lobby. Over several days, they continued to discuss the barista and the "Noob", but their conversations eventually turned to a string of hackings on Abstergo Entertainment's servers.[8]

The hackings, perpetuated by the new research analyst at the behest of IT specialist John Standish, began as a means to retrieve information pertinent to Desmond; the data was then delivered to Shaun and Rebecca, posing as the lobby's barista and courier respectively. The hacking soon turned to data on Abstergo's internal workings, culminating with information about a board meeting in Chicago. Olivier subsequently disappeared en route to the meeting, putting Abstergo on high alert.[16]

As the hacking escalated, several employees were moved to containment cells in the basement of the Abstergo building, including the new research analyst. John gave the new research analyst the proper clearance to leave their cell, and instructed them to access the company's main server to remove all record of their activities. However, John's ultimate plan was for Juno – currently existing on the digital network – to possess the employee's body and take physical form. However, Juno was too weak to manifest and vanished, inciting John's rage.[16]

In an attempt to make the employee a more suitable host, John snuck into their cell and poisoned them. However, Abstergo guards broke in and killed John before he could carry out his plans. John was subsequently blamed for the employee's hacking activities, clearing their name. On 2 December, Rebecca informed Gavin that their informant had been killed, and that she and Shaun would be leaving Montreal.[8] However, the two then contacted the new research analyst, saying that they would be happy for the help if the analyst chose to keep hacking Abstergo Entertainment's servers.[16]

Search for the Koh-i-Noor编辑

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Jot with the Brahman V.R.

In late 2013, Abstergo Industries launched the Brahman V.R. in India in an effort to access the genetic memories of Arbaaz Mir and Pyara Kaur, which they believed would lead to a Piece of Eden known as the Koh-i-Noor. Jot Soora, an employee of MysoreTech, was found to be a descendant of Raza Soora, Arbaaz Mir's servant who accompanied his master on many adventures.[28]

One day Jot brought a console home, and upon using it, his fiancée Monima Das learned that she was a descendant of Arbaaz Mir and Pyara Kaur. Jot later discovered that the machine extracted memories from the operator's DNA and uploaded them to the Abstergo Cloud server, and relived some of Arbaaz Mir's genetic memories himself. Jot later spoke to his colleague, Siobhan Dhami, about the device, but claimed to be the descendant of Arbaaz Mir out of embarrassment about his heritage. He then traveled to Mumbai to see his fiancée at her film studio, but was followed and abducted by Siobhan and her brother Jasdip.[28]

Revealing themselves to be Assassins, Siobhan and Jasdip forced Jot into the Brahman V.R., believing his genetic memories would lead them to the Koh-i-Noor. However, upon placing Jot in the device, they realized he had lied about his heritage. Just then, the Templar agent Juhani Otso Berg crashed the Assassin hideout to recover Jot Soora, attacking and killing Siobhan. In the chaos, Jot retrieved the Brahman device and plunged out of the hideout into the slums below. He then fled for the studio, where he and Monima were apprehended by Templar agents in a black van.[28]

Jasdip attempted to free the couple as they sped down the highway, but caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle, which plummeted into the Bay of Mumbai. Jasdip managed to save Jot but Monima was lost to the bay's depths. Jasdip escorted Jot to the Assassin hideout in the Chor Bazaar, where Jot met another Assassin called Dinesh. Devastated by the death of his fiancée, Jot decided to relive Monima's memories in the Brahman V.R., even at the risk of exposing himself to the Templars. He revealed that Monima's ancestor was Pyara Kaur, which Dinesh realized could lead them to the Koh-i-Noor. Dinesh then downloaded Monima's ancestry data from the Abstergo servers onto Jot's mobile phone.[28]

The Templars soon reached the hideout and Dinesh was killed in the ensuing conflict. While Jasdip fought the Templar attackers, Jot escaped with his phone into the crowded streets, where he eventually returned to the scene of the accident. He then played a video on his phone, showing his marriage proposal to Monima through her eyes.[28]

Osaka, Japan编辑

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The destroyed Osaka base

On 3 December, the Initiate spies aboard the Altaïr II updated their database after successfully rigging the Hephaestus 2.0, and reported that they could now upload full reports to the Initiates database. The next day, the spies reported that Gavin and Emmanuel had found the Osaka Brotherhood's ruined compound. Using his Eagle Vision, Gavin determined that the yakuza, rather than Abstergo, were behind the attack. They then found the remains of Gavin's contact and former mentor, Kenichi Mochizuki; Gavin ordered his men to scout the area for survivors and begin searching out the yakuza perpetrators.[8]

On 6 December, the Initiate spies reported that Emmett Leary discovered a ruthless branch of the yakuza, the Onmoraki-Gumi, had recently been wiped out by gang warfare. Six days later, the spies reported that even though the Onmoraki-Gumi was gone, it was still somehow running its front-end companies. Susan tried her luck at finding the location of their new headquarters in a yakuza-controlled gambling den but failed at her attempt. Emmanuel was more successful, both winning and tracking down the new headquarters.[8]

The next day, the spies reported that the identity of the Onmoraki-Gumi's new leader was unknown, and crew members began placing bets on what the leader looked like. Gavin claimed that the only way to move forward was to confront the yakuza group directly. Meanwhile, on 16 December, an Initiate spy in Philadelphia uploaded an Abstergo file concerning the ancestry of Milton Jones, showing the latter's connection to the Assassin Adéwalé.[8]

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Emmanuel being stabbed through the hand

On 17 December, the Initiate spies aboard the Altaïr II reported that Gavin and Emmanuel visited the Onmoraki-Gumi's headquarters and requested an audience with their leader. The Onmoraki sentry, Kiyoshi Takakura, initially refused and fought with Gavin. However, when Emmanuel overheard other gang members mention the Brotherhood and saw that Kiyoshi bore a Hidden Blade, he stepped forward to intervene, injuring himself on Kiyoshi's weapon. He then asked Kiyoshi to recite the first tenet of the Creed, which he did successfully, and Emmanuel revealed the Assassin insignia on his dog tags. Kiyoshi offered a sincere apology before allowing them inside.[8]

The spies reported that Osaka's new Mentor was a 78-year-old woman, Saeko Mochizuki or "Osoroshii Baba", who took over the Brotherhood when the yakuza attacked their compound and killed her husband. In retaliation, she led the Assassins to attack and destroy the yakuza, subsequently taking over the gang. She also told Gavin that she used the Onmoraki-Gumi to blend her Assassins into the city, noting that the Assassins and the yakuza had similar ways of working in the dark to serve the light.[8]

Saeko was happy to be reunited with Gavin, but warned that the Osaka Brotherhood was still recovering from its battles with Abstergo and the yakuza. She also noted that Japan's restrictive gun laws kept them at a disadvantage against Abstergo's unlimited resources. As a tribute to the new Osaka Brotherhood, Gavin offered the guns his team had purchased in the Philippines and gave Saeko the contact details of their supplier. In return, Saeko gave him a new Animus headset that the Brotherhood had recovered from an Abstergo facility in Japan, believing that the war between Assassins and Templars had escalated into a new dimension.[8]

On New Year's Eve 2013, the spies reported on the Assassins' holiday activities, such as cleaning the Altaïr II at Saeko's behest and partaking in homemade toshikoshi soba. Meanwhile, Kiyoshi and Emmanuel sparred for three hours before going to a karaoke bar. Stephanie Chiu filmed Emmanuel singing with her phone and he swore that he would renounce his stance on killing if she ever showed it to anyone.[8]

By 15 January 2014, Gavin was satisfied with the Assassin presence in Japan and made the call to move on. Again, the team took their direction from William's book. Emmett asked Gavin why they didn't contact William for the answer, to which Gavin replied that it was their mission to find it out for themselves. He also told Emmett that while William was back in the Order, Gavin did not know where he was or how to get in touch with him.[8]

Protvino, Russia编辑

On 19 February, the Assassin team aboard the Altaïr II solved the next puzzle in William's journal which led them to Moscow. The Initiate spies remarked that a new puzzle would help them narrow down their target within the city.[8] Emmanuel and Emmett traveled to Moscow via the Trans-Siberian Railway, while the crew of the Altaïr II sailed to Saint Petersburg. With Emmett away, the spies accessed his computers and discovered a backdoor through an old Abstergo server to an Assassin lab in Protvino, just outside of Moscow. Abstergo appeared not to be monitoring the lab, or even know of its existence.[8]

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Galina meeting with Gavin's team

By 16 March, Gavin's team had made contact with an Assassin in Moscow named Galina Voronina. During their meeting, Galina requested that Gavin's team assassinate her mother, an Assassin scientist who was driven insane through the Bleeding Effect. Galina further explained that her mother had created her own Animus and forced the other members of her cell into it, and Gavin's team would have to fight through the mad survivors to gain access to the lab. Lastly, she told them that her mother claimed to be talking to Eve while in the Animus. Emmett explained that it was impossible to talk to anyone inside the Animus as it is a one-way experience, and that there were few documented cases of encounters with anyone from the First Civilization, but Galina ignored him. She eventually agreed to help and believed Emmett could solve the problem using words, not violence.[8]

On 20 March, Gavin's team and Galina went to the Assassin lab in Protvino, and Galina single-handedly put down the crazed Assassins. Gavin's team pushed their way inside the laboratory and found Galina's mother in the Animus, babbling about her "lost husband" and the color gray. Emmett looked at the wall-mounted monitors and saw Juno's face in the static; when Galina killed her mother, Emmett saw Juno scream before disappearing.[8]

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Galina joining the team on the Altaïr II

Six days later, Gavin's team reboarded the Altaïr II in St. Petersburg and brought Galina along. Since she was the last of the Russian Assassins, Gavin asked her to join his team and act as his enforcer. Meanwhile, Akaki and Nodar Ninidze sent word to their contacts in Georgia, who would be armed by Saeko funneling weapons from the Philippines.[8]

Search for William Miles编辑

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The Altaïr II docked at William's secret bunker

On 10 April, the spies noted that Gavin had been in a foul mood since they left Russia due to the Brotherhood's losses in Brisbane, Whistler, Florence, Denver, Moscow, and São Paulo. Even though William had returned from hiding the year before, he had not reached out to the crew of the Altaïr II. Taking the silence personally, Gavin soon brought his team together and demanded that they find William. Their efforts bore fruit a week later, when they located William, Shaun and Rebecca in a secret bunker in Norway. While Rebecca and Shaun were enthused at the reunion, William and Gavin were less so, and Gavin asked to speak with the former leader immediately.[8]

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Eric protecting Stephanie

Some days later, Gavin and William argued about the latter's recent behavior; Gavin asserted that William had been using him like a pawn, distracting him with solving the cryptic journal, while William reiterated that Desmond's death had put him in an unfit state to lead the Assassins. Rebecca cut the argument short by informing the crew that she had discovered coded messages sent from the ship's computer systems to the Initiates Database. Her discovery quickly led to a crew-wide manhunt to uncover the spy.[8]

After William interrogated the ship's crew, excluding Gavin and Galina, inside his "White Room", he discovered that Dr. Chiu was the spy and ordered Galina to kill her. However, Eric jumped to her defense, claiming he wrote the reports and Chiu simply uploaded them to the database. William, however, spared their lives, claiming that the Initiates seemed like a reasonable group, and the interviews had been useful in determining the character of the Altaïr II's crew.[8]

Berg's errand编辑

In February 2014, the Assassins Harlan Cunningham and Arend Schut stole from a facility in Rotterdam the Precursor box of Shay Patrick Cormac, an Assassin who became a Templar during the Seven Years' War. Berg and the Sigma Team reclaim the artifact but the Assassins escaped. In May Berg was tasked to find the Ankh of Isis and went to Essen. He rapidly gave up as his colleague Violet da Costa suggested that the Ankh was only a legend created by the Assassins to waste the Templar's time  to search a fake Piece of Eden. Later, Berg went to Long Bay to find the Observatory but discovered that the Assassins burried it two centuries before. The Templar decided to return later with an excavating group.[29]

Working with Initiates编辑

After uncovering the Initiates' moles, Shaun entered in contact with the Initiates to recruit them in the Brotherhood under William's commands. William planned to use the Initiates' Outernet and their people to transform the into support operatives and trainees of the Assassins. The Assassin know as Bishop became their handler, alongside Shaun, with the Assassins. In October, Shaun and Galina infiltrated the Abstergo Phoenix Project Laboratory in Paris, destroying the facility and all the research and study on the Precursor DNA, as well as stealing data and melting their servers.[30] During the attack, Galina mortally wounded doctor Álvaro Gramática, the Phoenix Project leader, with a grenade, but the Templar was healed by the Shroud of Eden which was destroyed in the process.[12] Sigma Team members Berg and Sorkin tried to arrest the two Assassins but Galina stabbed Sorkin multiple times and flew with Shaun. After this event Laeticia England authorized to reform the Sigma Team and Berg went to Montreal to help Violet with the attacks of Erudito the Assassins and the Instruments of the First Will.[29]

In November, Bishop began to recruit new Initiates through the Helix server. One of them was tasked to relive the memories of Arno Dorian, an Assassin who had encountered François-Thomas Germain, a Sage who lived during the French Revolution. Arno's memories were sent to the Assassins by Robert Fraser and Victoria Bibeau, two Assassins working in Abstergo Entertainment who had recently destroyed Abstergo's progress on Arno's memories. The Assassins wanted to find Germain's remains before the Templars could in order to slow down the Phoenix Project's progress. The Initiate discovered that Arno had hidden the Sage's body in the Catacombs of Paris and the Assassins decided not to continue the research since Abstergo wouldn't be able to recover a DNA sample.[30]

However, the Initiate continued reliving Arno's memories and discovered that the French Assassin had found an Apple of Eden in Saint-Denis and that he had sent it to Egypt.[31]

In same month, Juno attacked Abstergo Entertainment's server with a virus hidden in the memories of Shay Cormac during his time as an Assassin. The employee who relived his memory and had unintentionally released the virus was tasked by Templars Violet da Costa and Berg to fix the server and to continue his research on Shay's past. Berg used the footage of Shay's memories to send a message to the Assassins, to show them their weaknesses and to warn them on the forthcoming hunt that Berg was going lead. However, the video ended up being a decoy used by Berg to make the Assassins run from Montreal, revealing their locations. After that, the employee was inducted in the Templar Order.[29]

Search for the Shroud 编辑

After the destruction of the original Shroud of Eden, the Templars searched for another artefact. On November 2015, Abstergo discovered a new Shroud in London through the memories of Arbaaz Mir's son, Jayadeep Mir. However, the Assassin tasked an Initiate to find the Shroud before the Templars by reliving the memories of the Master Assassins and twins Evie and Jacob Frye. Shaun and Rebecca infiltrated Isabelle Ardant's office in London to steal the twin memories and decided to wait for the return of the Templar, but they were ambushed by Berg and Violet. The Assassins managed to escape from the office and find an hideout in London. Because of the Sigma Team presence in London, Bishop sent a reinforcement for the couple; Galina joined the two Assassins to protect them.[12]

The two factions discovered that the Shroud was hidden beneath the Buckingham Palace. The Abstergo team retrieved the precursor artifact but the Assassins decided to attack. Galina entered a hand-to-hand combat with Berg, defeating the Master Templar. Shaun killed Ardant but Violet flew with the Shroud and Rebecca was injured in order to save Shaun from a bullet. The duo was saved by Galina who used a smoke bomb to eliminate the rest of the Sigma Team (excepting for Violet and Berg) and the group fled from the vault. Later, Bishop revealed a footage from Gramática's new secret Phoenix Project Laboratory where it was shown that Violet had delivered the Shroud to Gramática, who pretended to use it to create an Isu body from scratch. The next part of the footage featured Violet talking to Juno through a screen, where it was revealed that Violet was an Instrument of the First Will and that the recovery of the Shroud was part of her plan.[12]

The Initiate continued reliving the memories of the Frye twin during the Autumn of Terror and discovered the identity of Jack the Ripper. During this moments, several Assassins demostrated their disapproval of using civilians such as the Initates, mainly Eric Cooper, former Initiate, and Jasdip Dhami. William Miles decided to stop using the Initiates' support in the future.[32]

References编辑

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