In October 2016, the Templars sought out the Apple as a means to suppress humanity's violent tendencies and, by removing free will altogether, finally eliminate the Assassin Brotherhood with the end of the Creed itself.
The first known human to possess the Apple was Muhammad XII of Granada. The Templars kidnapped the young Ahmed for the exchange between the monarch and Torquemada, his son for the Apple. Muhammad XII of Granada accepted the Templars' exchange.
Tomás de Torquemada owned the apple. Aguilar had his blade on Torquemada's throat, then he discovered that Ojeda had his own on Maria's and a standoff issued. After the assassination of Ojeda, Aguilar escaped from Torquemada and his men with the Apple. Aguilar gave the apple to Assassin ally Christopher Columbus, who took it out of the Templars' reach as he set sail for the New World. Columbus kept the Apple until his death, at which the Piece of Eden accompanied his remains back to Spain where they were buried.
In 2016, the Apple was found by the Templars after they used Callum Lynch to relive Aguilar's memories. After the Assassins broke out, they set out to recover the artifact. Alan Rikkin went to the sanctuary in London to speak to the Council of Elders, to whom he unveiled the Apple of Eden. Callum Lynch blended in with the crowd of attendants to quietly sneak up to Alan Rikkin and assassinate him with his Hidden Blade. Callum then took the Apple back and made his escape.
In chronological order:
- Muhammad XII (? – 1492)
- Tomás de Torquemada (1492)
- Aguilar de Nerha (1492)
- Christopher Columbus (1492 – 1506)
- Alan Rikkin (2016)
- Callum Lynch (2016 – ?)