Assassin's Creed 5: El Cakr is the fifth volume of the Assassin's Creed comic series published by Les Deux Royaumes, originally released in French on 31 October 2013, after the official release of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.
Assassin's Creed 5: El Cakr focuses on the story of Jonathan Hawk and continues on from Assassin's Creed 4: Hawk, as he explores the memories of his ancestor Numa Al'Khamsin, also known as "El Cakr", a member of the Egyptian Brotherhood of Assassins during the mid-14th century.
While Jonathan Hawk, the successor of Desmond Miles, unmasks the traitor who has infiltrated his cell, his ancestor El Cakr began a struggle against the Templars for the possession of the Scepter of Aset. In a troubled Egypt due to the assassination of Sultan Al-Nasir Muhammad, the staff of the goddess represents a key issue, since it provides great powers to its owner...
Meanwhile, at Abstergo Industries, the Templars make strange discoveries about a young patient whose genetic characteristics represent a new threat to the Assassins.