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Assassin's Creed: Recollection

Assassin's Creed: Recollection

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Follow Desmond Miles as he retraces his bloodlines for answers. Based on the "Assassin's Creed" game series from Ubisoft.

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Ardabil, Iran 1503

A massive parade in the center of town draws spectators from near and far. Leading the procession is a portly bearded man in a turban. From atop the back of an elephant, a gift from a supporter in India, the politician looks out over the masses, waving to them with a chubby hand covered in jewels. As we look closer at his audience, things seem a bit off. Everyone cheers his name, but does so with a look of great fear. Nearby, a small shop is being raided by guards. When one man pulls his arm back to toss a rock at the politician, several armed bodyguards drag him away. This is not a celebration, this is an invasion.

From the roof of an old mosque, a brutish man armed with a Matchlock Musket surveys the area, making sure no citizen try to attack from above. He is startled by a noise behind him, but finds only a lone pigeon pecking aimlessly at the stone flooring. His chuckle quickly becomes a gargled choke as a blade passes effortlessly through his neck. The body falls silently against some crates, and the shadowy assailant disappears over the edge of the building.

Moving quickly across the rooftops, the figure silences two more soldiers before scaling a watchtower. Like an eagle, he watches the politician strike up a band, who begin to play loudly. Now is the moment to strike, and the figure firmly grasps a rope running over the city square. As he slides towards the elephant, a blade springs forth from his wrist and shimmers in the sunlight. People like the politician exists everywhere, spreading their greed like ivy to every corner of the globe. Slowly, the vines drain the life from the people until there is nothing left. No hope, no happiness, no peace. It has been this way since the dawn of time. Corruption is a universal plague, and the hooded man hanging above the elephant is the cure.

He lands on his feet in the basket with a thud, rocking the large man in the turban. Before he can react, the assassin slides the blade into his back, not stopping until his palm touches the politician's silk robes. The old man gasps for air and clinches his chest, but the metal spike has already pierced his heart. The deed is done, the politician will die. He stumbles back into the arms of his killer, who rests him against the side of the basket. With what little energy he has left, he mumbles to the hooded figure and asks why this had happened to him. The question goes unanswered - The old man is fully aware of his sins. As the last breath leaves his body, the figure closes his eyes gently by wiping his hand across his face.

"Do not fear the darkness, but welcome its embrace... Requiescat in pace" The man whispers quietly.

The moment is interrupted by gunfire and large pieces of the wooden basket shower over the politician's lifeless body. The guards have taken notice and begin relentlessly firing upon the assassin. Beneath him, the hooded man hears the roar of the crowd echo louder than the muskets. They are free of this man's tyranny, his work here is done for now. Leaping off the elephants back, he grapples a ledge and races away towards the other side of town. There he finds his steed, a white mare, waiting patiently on its master's return. The assassin will travel across the desert landscape towards a small village, reaching it by nightfall.

Here, he finds by a teary eyed woman, who sit alone in an old dusty barn. When she sees the man, she wipes her eyes and watches him quietly approach her. In his hand, he holds a medallion taken from the politician’s neck. The woman takes it slowly and again begins to weep. This time however, she sheds tears of joy. Her son has been avenged. The politician that had visited their village only days before and murdered the young man in cold blood has been erased from existence. Never again will a mother have to suffer the same heartache.

When she looks back up, the hooded man is already on his horse. She races after him, calling out frantically. The man stops for a moment and listens as she inquires who it is that has set things right and not even asked for a reward. The man drops his hood and looks down at the woman.

"My name is Ezio Auditore da Firenze" He says gently, before riding off into the distance.

And just as suddenly as he had appeared, he's gone...

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Brief History

This roleplay will be set in the universe of The Assassin’s Creed videogame series. The main story arc of the series revolves around a bartender named Desmond Miles as he is captured by megacorporation Abstergo Industries (a front for the Knights Templar). Using a machine known as The Animus, able to replay the genetic memories of the user's ancestors, Abstergo seek information about Desmond’s ancestor Altaïr ibn La-Ahad, an assassin during the time of the Third Crusade, in order to recover artifacts called the "Pieces of Eden".

Through Altaïr, Abstergo learns the location of 15 different Eden Objects and removes Desmond from The Animus. Deciding they do not need him any more, they give orders to kill him. Lucy Stillman, an Abstergo employee who revealed to Desmond that she is an undercover Assassin, convinces them to spare him until they recover the Pieces.

He is soon rescued by Lucy, who takes him to meet two other Assassins, historian Shaun Hastings and computer expert Rebecca Crane. They request that Desmond use their version of the Animus, the Animus 2.0, to relive memories of another assassin, Ezio Auditore da Firenze, not only to learn of the location of more Pieces of Eden which Abstergo is seeking, but to also train Desmond in the ways of the assassins through the bleeding effect of the Animus.

Ezio's memories begin during the Renaissance in the 15th century, where his family is ensnared in a political plot, and his father and brothers are hanged. Ezio, following his father's last advice, finds his family's assassin tools, and flees the city with his mother and sister to the safety of uncle Mario's villa in the countryside. From here, Ezio rebuilds The Assassin Brotherhood and trains a new generation of killers.
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Our Story

This roleplay will take place after the events of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood. Desmond continues to search his bloodlines for answers and the story begins around 1503 in Ardabil, Iran. Ezio, now head of the successful Assassin Brotherhood, travels to The Middle East with a handful of his students to following a trail of clues left by Altaïr.

However, this won’t be the only time period we explore and I plan to only touch down for a short time in 1503. Clues found in Iran will cause Desmond to investigate other ancestors in The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), Feudal Japan (1185-1868), Nazi Occupied France (1940-1944), The American Civil War (1861-1865), The Cold War (1947-1991) and The Reign of Alexander The Great during The Argead Dynasty (336-323 BC).

I’ll be making a Narrator to oversee the story and keep it on track, so for now the story will remain in 1503 with Ezio and The Assassins.
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Rules

1. Prior knowledge of The Assassin’s Creed storyline isn’t needed, but it will help a lot.
2. If you’re going to join the roleplay, try to remain active and write legible posts.
3. NO SUPER CHARACTERS! I’m even starting Ezio without his equipment from the games. No one is to be the main character - We work as a team.
4. Please make characters that make sense for each time period. I’ll be approving them before you can play, but it’d save me some time if I didn’t have to send you a private message explaining why your 17 year old Keyblade-Wielding Cyborg Samurai Anime Girl doesn’t fit the RP…
5. No vampire characters.
6. Romance is fine. I don’t have a problem with drama in the story. Hell, I welcome it. Just keep it under control ;)
7. Cursing isn’t a big thing with me, but try to use it correctly depending on the time period.
8. Your assassin doesn’t have to be Italian just because Ezio is. In fact, I’d like to have different nationalities. Spice things up a little bit, ya know? You guys are smart cookies, so I don’t worry.
9. You don’t have to be an assassin either, if you don’t want. Maybe you want to be an inventor that aids The Brotherhood, or maybe the captain of the city guard? Have fun with it!
10. Even though I’ll guide the story with the narration, I welcome suggestions and hope that together we can build an epic storyline we can all enjoy! :3

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Desmond closed his eyes and listened to the sound the Animus humming all around him. By now, he was used to the toll it took on his body, so he hadn't felt as drained lately. As the world around him slowly constructed itself, he thought about Lucy. Gently his thoughts shift to Ezio's and Desmond Miles disappeared into the year 1503.

Ezio sat up and looked out the window of the small wooden shed he'd been staying in. The moon floated quietly above the desert horizon, and a dog barked in the distance. His students, members of The Brotherhood back in Roma, were almost a week late and Ezio was beginning to fear his target would soon flee the area. Against his better judgment, he would move tonight and confront Kabil Murat while he slept.

A diary belonging to Ezio's father had linked Murat to an ancient branch of The Brotherhood and an assassin named Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad, who had been mentioned quite a bit during the recovery of The Apple of Eden. Ezio believed Altaïr knew the whereabouts of more artifacts like the apple. He hoped to locate each one and destroy them, or at least provide added protection. In the wrong hands, the relics would pose a threat to the entire planet.

Ezio had learned that several armed guards patrolled the estate of Kabil Murat, so he abandoned his horse near some stables nearby before continuing on foot. He dashed quietly across the sand, stopping only once to allow a guard to pass. The wall bordering the lavish home wasn't very tall. Ezio had no trouble climbing over and was nearing the house quicker than he first anticipated. However, just as his hand reached for the door, a blunt object struck the back of his head. Ezio felt a sharp flash of pain and then fell into an unconscious void.

When he awoke, he found himself in a small pool of blood. Behind him, he could hear several men talking in Arabic, but could understand several words. They had been tipped off by someone and knew Ezio planned to infiltrate Murat's home. His weapons had been removed and his hands had been tied together. He closed his eyes when he heard one of the men coming towards him. It was around this time that he noticed the sound of running water. Their plan was to toss him into the river, and even though he could have easily taken care of the man lifting him, he held back when he realized the others were armed. Ezio would play along for now and return to his hideout once the guards had disappeared.

The water was cold and made his head wound ache terribly. He allowed his body to floated downstream for a few minutes, cursing his recklessness all the while. If he had just waited for the others, then maybe he would have been successful. Now he had no means of defense and was badly injured. The task of pulling himself to shore was extremely difficult considering the punishment his ribs had taken on a cluster of rocks. On the damp bank in the pitch black night, Ezio Auditore chuckled to himself. He again cheated death and couldn't remember exactly how many times this had happened to him since first opening the chest containing his father's assassin equipment.

Ezio would rest here for almost an hour. The area was completely void of life and he wasn't in any shape to sprint home. After thinking for a long time, he began to realize the severity of his situation. Even though that guards had taken his hidden blade, they probably had no idea who he really was. Murat would recognize it easily though. He would know that the intruder wasn't just a hired hand, but rather a member of The Brotherhood and if word reached the faction in the area, his chances of finding a link to Altaïr would disappear completely.

He crawled to his knees after breaking free from the rope behind his back and stood up. Ezio stumbled forward a bit, the world around him spinning from his injury. Blood loss was taking its toll on his body, but he had to return to Murat's compound for his gear as soon as possible. Kabil wouldn't bother to inspect the confiscated weapons until morning, which gave him little under five hours to sneak into the miniature fortess. Ezio staggered towards a home in the distance and collapsed a few feet from the front door. Luckily, the old man that lived there had noticed him approaching and rushed to bring him inside. He fought as long as he could to remain awake, explaining what he could to the old man, before blacking out.

Ezio sprang to life when he heard the sound of a rooster outside. Beams of sunlight filled the room and showered him with warmth. He groaned and roll onto his side. He had missed his chance to collect his gear and now his quest had come to an end. A flash of sun against metal caught his eye from a nearby table and he was shocked to see his hidden blade resting safely. The elderly man returned from another room and smiled when he met eyes with Ezio.

"You are awake" The old man said, placing his throwing knives next to the bladed gauntlet.

Ezio sat up and inspected one of the knives carefully.

"I sharpened them for you, Ezio" The old timer explained.

"How do you know my name?" Ezio mumbled, ready to stab the old man if necessary.

The man laughed and took a seat in a chair next to Ezio's bed.

"I know many things about you. Word of a skilled assassin in the area is worth looking into..." The man said with a smile. "My name is Talib Sharikk. I run the Thieves Guild here in Ardabil" Talib informed extending his hand.

Ezio gently complied and remained quiet.

"I had some of my men break into Murat's stronghold shortly after you mentioned your equipment had been taken. Sadly, I was only able to get you one of your hidden blades and these knives" Talib said with a frown.

Ezio attached the blade to his forearm and tested it for damages. The metal spike popped smoothly out of the chamber.

"You did what you could, Talib. I thank you for your assistance" Ezio said walking over to a window and looking out in the direction of Murat's compound.

Talib followed suit and drew a small sheet of parchment from his pocket.

"These are the entrance my men use. If you need to get to Murat, you will need this" Talib stated, placing the note in his palm. "I would suggest waiting until night fall before trying again. The guards change around midnight" He added with a pat on the back.

Ezio slid the last throwing knife into his belt and turned to the old man.

"Grazie, Talib Sharikk" Ezio said with a bow.

"Kabil Murat is a blemish on humanity. I'd kill him myself if I could, but I'm a thief... Not an assassin" Talib explained.

Ezio could see that hate in his eyes when he spoke to Murat. The tyrant had fed off the people of Ardabil until there was almost nothing left.

"May I suggest gathering more men before attempting your assault again?" Talib asked.

Ezio sighed.

"My men should have been here long ago" He said looking out the window again.

"They might have been intercepted by Murat's guards. If they knew you were coming, then they knew about the others" The old timer said grimly. "You will not be going into this alone though. A guild member named Ahmed will aid you since he has broken into Murat's compound several times and is familiar with the area. He will be waiting for you near the mosque... Though it may not be enough" Talib said.

The man thought for a moment, then snapped his fingers.

"On a small farm just outside of town, you'll find a group of rebels. They all want to see Murat dead, so I'm sure they'll aid you in any way possible" Talib explained.

Ezio thanked him again and headed out in search of Ahmed and The Rebels. From the rooftops, he scanned the area. There was little guard activity, which meant they all had been stationed at the estate. Though infiltration would be tougher with the extra soldiers, Ezio could breath easy knowing the streets would be safe while he searched for assistance. Since the mosque wasn't very far from Talib's home, Ezio moved quickly across city roofs towards his meeting with Ahmed.

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Down on the streets, Nikolaus pushed through crowds of people. He was heading to the mosque in hopes of finding his leader who just left Talib to go there. He was hindered by many beggers, he pushed them aside. As he continued walking, guards eyed him. Soon, guards began following him. Once he noticed the uneeded company, he tried to dissapear in the crowds of people on the streets. Guards began shoving people violently out of the way as he did so. Nikolaus looked up, he saw a man run across the roof tops in the distance. "That must be him..." he thought to himself. Nikolaus spotted a near by bench, once he approached it he sat on it. The guards seemed confused and looked around for him. A guard spotted the sitting assassin and approached him, sword in hand. As the guard made his way through the busy street Nikoluas ready his hidden blade. As the guard stood before Nikolaus, he stood up and stabbed him in the chest quickly. He placed the almost dead guard on the bench, hunched over. He left the guard there and walked off into the street again. He smirked as he heard arabic shouts behind him. He could roughly translate it, "....Dead!.....man killed....an Assassin!" Nikolaus continued off down the bust street. His "company" not pursuing him anymore. He began to hasten his speed to try and catch up to his leader at the mosque around the corner.

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"Desmond would make an excellent hide and seek player...."

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"Really? I don't think Obstergo is bad, it's only collecting the artifacts because God has fortold it!"

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"I'm a bartender for Christ's sake! What do you want me to do, teach you how to mix a Martini?"

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Ezio Auditore da Firenze

"My name is Ezio Auditore da Firenze, and like my father and grandfathers before me, I am an Assassin."

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The truth is written in blood...

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Desmond Miles

"I'm a bartender for Christ's sake! What do you want me to do, teach you how to mix a Martini?"

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Narrator

The truth is written in blood...

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Ezio Auditore da Firenze

"My name is Ezio Auditore da Firenze, and like my father and grandfathers before me, I am an Assassin."

Character Portrait: Richard Luther/ Nikolaus Luther
Richard Luther/ Nikolaus Luther

"Desmond would make an excellent hide and seek player...."

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Sarah Mathews

"Really? I don't think Obstergo is bad, it's only collecting the artifacts because God has fortold it!"

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Sarah Mathews

"Really? I don't think Obstergo is bad, it's only collecting the artifacts because God has fortold it!"

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Narrator

The truth is written in blood...

Character Portrait: Desmond Miles
Desmond Miles

"I'm a bartender for Christ's sake! What do you want me to do, teach you how to mix a Martini?"

Character Portrait: Richard Luther/ Nikolaus Luther
Richard Luther/ Nikolaus Luther

"Desmond would make an excellent hide and seek player...."

Character Portrait: Ezio Auditore da Firenze
Ezio Auditore da Firenze

"My name is Ezio Auditore da Firenze, and like my father and grandfathers before me, I am an Assassin."


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Re: [OOC] Assassin's Creed: Recollection

i'm submiting this charater Atheol Cowin. I might be alittle slow. I'm on my Nokia phone

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Yeah... we should probably start roleplaying so this thread can become more popular and seen by more people.

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Feel free to start submitting characters, everyone! We won't start just yet cause I wanna give people time to find out about this RP :3