- "Good morning sir, it would appear that we have a situation. Project Legacy has been compromised!"
- ―A. Peake in Erudito's phonetap 1
Anson Peake was the Project Manager for Abstergo Industries, and he specialized in User Stability and the link between the recruits in Project Legacy and Abstergo Industries. He provided information about the overall objective of Project Legacy, helped recruits when problems arose, and provided news in the Fan Page of the Project.
Born in Manchester, England, Anson Peake earned degrees in business management and psychology before joining Abstergo Industries. As the manager of Project Legacy, Peake was responsible for the smooth running of day-to-day operations. His daily tasks revolved around recruit monitoring, troubleshooting, and the compilation of daily reports for his superiors. Peake took his job very seriously, but apparently was not aware of either the true objectives of the project or the fact that his employer was the corporate front of the Templar Order.
Anson Peake loved to play Solitaire, and considered it good therapy after a long day of hard work. He himself said that he is a skilled player, though Erudito disputed this information. According to Erudito, Anson Peake also had an unconditional love for his cats, and owned more than 200 pictures of them. Friendly and outgoing, but somewhat pompous, Peake reportedly loved to spend time with his cats and watch football- not surprisingly, Peake was a huge fan of Manchester United.
Peake was aware that Project Legacy had been compromised by Erudito. Though he attempted to follow procedure and ensure that the Project remained secure, standard Abstergo security measures proved to be insufficient. Abstergo leadership decided to put the Project on hold after repeated security breaches. Soon after the suspension of Project Legacy, the company announced that Peake had gone missing and asked for the recruits' cooperation in the event that he contacted any of them.
Erudito's Phonetap 1
This conversation appears to be between Anson Peake and his superior. Released by Erudito to the public on November 12, 2010.
A. Peake: Good morning sir, it would appear that we have a situation. Project Legacy has been compromised. Err… This morning we noticed that a component was installed in the DDS firmware, allowing outside interaction with the recruits.
???: Mr. Peake, what exactly do you mean by interaction?
A. Peake: Err, well, it would seem that some of the new memories have appeared completely out of sequence with our itinerary, originating in the early 16th century and they’re all over Europe, the only binding that ties these memories is the fact that all persons originate from Italy.
???: Can you isolate the source subject?
A. Peake: That's just it. There is no source subject in our records. They are coming from an outside console, they appear to be memories from all across the map, I mean, Paris, Lisbon, Cologne, Moscow, err, Calicut, Constantinople, the locations are just so random.
???: Have the(eee), what do you call them, recruits, been exposed?
A. Peake: No, no, they've yet to be deployed.
???: Are you unable to remove them?
A. Peake: I’m afraid not.
???: Leave it then.
A. Peake: Err, sir, are you certain that's wise?
???: Just continue to monitor the subjects, Mr. Peake, that's what you're paid for. I want the memories decoded as soon as possible.
A. Peake: As you wish sir.
Erudito's Phonetap 2
Once again, a conversation between Anson Peake and his superior. Released by Erudito to the public on December 17, 2010. This time it came as a video instead of a sound file.
???: Ass-kissing, small minded jackass! I need you to explain something and I need you to explain something right now! How the hell does classified information get leaked, hm? Tell me!
A. Peake: I do apologize for this, I did warn you this would happ--...
???: You—You warned me?! You warned me! The hell's that supposed to mean? This is completely unacceptable, Peake! We're going into full lockdown! From now on all information is distributed through me, you understand? Emails, documents, read-outs, the freaking cafeteria menu, everything!
A. Peake: But sir...
???: But nothing! I simply cannot understand with—with all our resources, all our security, how something like this could happen. Can you?
A. Peake: Sir, are you insinuating that I have something do to with thi--...
???: *sob* Relax Mr. Peake, if I thought that you would know, trust me.
A. Peake: Sir.
???: We're going to be making a few alterations to our internal structure, you will be briefed as we proceed.
A. Peake: Of course, sir. Is there anything I could do to help?
???: Well, you can start with your job!