- "On September 1st, 2012, a man is kidnapped in New York. Brought to a secret Abstergo facility in Italy, he is placed in the Animus and forced to relive the memories of his Assassin ancestor. This man is Desmond Miles. This is his story."
- ―The Desmond Files.[src]
Assassin's Creed: Initiates is a community-oriented project founded by Ubisoft on 1 September 2012 that is envisioned as "the place for all things Assassin's Creed." It was previously in an open beta stage and is now in a closed alpha stage.
The website includes a news section, forums for discussion, and a link to Ubiworkshop's store. Most notably, it features an explorable map that tracked places, events, people, objects and messages from the series' storyline. On 5 October 2012, a timeline section that charts historic events in the series' chronology was introduced.
On 21 December 2012, the solar flare disrupted communications throughout the globe, which caused the website to crash. In January 2013, the website allowed users to answer a question once a day to help restore communications. Currently, the site has moved to a closed alpha stage, requiring an activation key to participate.
The Desmond FilesEdit
The Desmond Files refers to a collection of images, video clips, transcripts and documents that track the events following Desmond Miles' capture by Abstergo Industries. Each file is keyed to a location on an explorable world map and tagged with a timestamp expressed in the UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) standard.
September 1–15, 2012Edit
1 September 2012=Edit
DATA TRANSCRIPT LEVEL 3 ........................................... Cell Tower Grid 40SP73ZN ........................................... UTC 20120901T040224Z ........................................... [outgoing transmission] [caller id = private] [-] [interference] [+] ...Yes, sir. [pause] [+] We have him. [-] [reply scrambled] [+] Yes. Shoving him in the van as we speak, sir. [+] Target will be delivered on schedule. [transmission ends]
Security camera footage from Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn at 4:37am showed that Abstergo agents had captured an unidentified Caucasian male, in his mid-twenties, approximately 6' tall and weighing 190 lbs. Their destination was unknown.
Desmond was brought to the Abstergo campus in Rome, Italy at 7:37pm. Scramblers from the Akashic Satellite Plexus prevented satellite imagery from pinpointing the campus' various facilities, and the extraction of geographical coordinates.
2 September 2012=Edit
At 5:53pm, Desmond confided to Lucy Stillman that his parents raised him in an isolated community of Assassins simply called "the Farm." He likened the Farm to a prison where he had felt trapped and cut off from the rest of the world - a life that he resented and eventually ran away from when he was 16.
3 September 2012=Edit
At 11:24am, the results of Desmond's medical examination came up, with the medical examiner, Dr. Damian Saravakos, reporting that no problems had been found, consequently clearing "Subject 17" for continued study.
4 September 2012=Edit
Desmond found access codes which allowed him to leave his cell. This led him to discover Lucy's pen, which he later used to access her e-mail.
5 September 2012=Edit
Case File #1394Edit
On the 4th and 5 September 2012, Lucy Stillman sent a number of e-mails to various Abstergo employees, regarding the alleged suicide of Leila Marino in 2007.
The following data was recorded from a cell phone tower in Florence, Italy at 10:15pm.
DATA TRANSCRIPT LEVEL 3 ........................................... Cell Tower Grid 43TP11FP ........................................... UTC 20120905T221514Z ........................................... [outgoing transmission] [caller id = maestranzi, adriano] [-] William speaking. [+] Desmond is in Rome. [-] Yes, I know. My mole confirmed it. [+] What should we do? [-] Everything is under control. My agent will ensure his protection. [+] I have a team ready, I'll– [-] Negative. Do not intervene. I repeat: Do not intervene. [transmission ends]
6 September 2012=Edit
Lucy was able to bypass Abstergo's security system and message the Assassins, asking for help. Moments later, at 8:25am, she received a coded reply from an unknown Assassin contact which read "We will be there soon" when deciphered.
7 September 2012=Edit
At about 6:49pm, a team of Assassins attempted to rescue Desmond, but were neutralized after a firefight with Abstergo security personnel. Vidic questioned Desmond about their presence, to which Desmond denied any involvement. After the team had been neutralized, Desmond mocked Vidic's temporary anxiety, stating that the facility may not have been as secure as they anticipated. However, Vidic revealed that over the course of the past year, the Templars had been busy hunting down the remnants of the Assassin Order, revealing that most of them had been wiped out, and that Desmond was on his own.
8 September 2012=Edit
After Desmond was done reliving the memories of Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad at about 5:18pm, he exited the Animus, and soon afterwards, discovered he had unlocked a unique trait his ancestor had once possessed.
Escape From AbstergoEdit
At 6:21pm, Desmond, with the aid of Lucy, escaped the Abstergo research facility. As they made their way out, Desmond noticed Lucy taking out several guards with ease – a consequence of her training as an Assassin. Along the way, they reached a door which required a code to allow them to proceed. Using his newfound gift, Desmond found the code, and the two were successful in their escape.
9 September 2012=Edit
10 September 2012=Edit
Failure To ReportEdit
DATA TRANSCRIPT LEVEL 3 ........................................... Cell Tower Grid 27LN153AP ........................................... UTC 20120910T221401Z ........................................... [outgoing transmission] [caller id = public phone] [-] What the hell do you mean? [+] You heard me, Gavin. The team failed to report. Again. This is– [-] When did you last heard from them? [+] Didn't you get my last em– [-] When? [+] Three days. [pause] Over three days ago. Gavin I– [-] Listen, and listen carefully. We have to move fast. First, keep only the most vital data. Destroy the rest. Leave no trace. You know the drill. Second, secure transport. Third, get to the– [signal interrupted]
11 September 2012=Edit
Desmond discovered that prolonged exposure to the Animus could cause serious side effects, known as the bleeding effect. While this could be detrimental to an Animus subject's health, in theory, it could also be beneficial by allowing them to acquire the knowledge and the skills of their ancestors.
12 September 2012=Edit
DATA TRANSCRIPT LEVEL 3 ........................................... Cell Tower Grid 50DP122ZN ........................................... UTC 20120912T092116Z ........................................... [outgoing transmission] [caller id = private] [-] [interference] [+] Yes, my source confirmed it. As I said, I'll need more men. [-] I understand, but we can't send anyone. Our forces are already spread too thin. [+] But– [-] There's no one near your position. [+] Damn it! Listen, Gavin! That's not even close to acceptable. I've only two operatives here with me. We can't– [-] Alright. [pause] Alright. I'll do what I can. But it will take a while for anyone to reach you. [+] Hold on! Someone's outside– [sound of breaking and entering] [-] What's going on? [+] [a scream in the distance] [-] Janice? [+] [distant] Who– No! Oh god no! [sound of gunshot] [-] Janice? Janice! [+] [a new voice, far away] Secure the area. Make sure there's no survivors. [white noise]
13 September 2012=Edit
At around 7:34pm, Lucy told Desmond that two more Assassin teams had been lost the preceding night, referring to a team in Whistler, British Columbia and an unidentified one. Altogether, 8 Assassins were believed to have been killed, though the circumstances surrounding the latter team were unknown.
Missing Person PosterEdit
Friends of Desmond distributed missing person posters all over New York City, requesting any information that would aid them in finding him.
14 September 2012=Edit
15 September 2012=Edit
At 9:09pm, an Abstergo assault team led by Dr. Warren Vidic stormed the Assassin hideout in Rome. Though Desmond and Lucy repelled the attackers, the Assassins were forced to abandon their compromised base.
Cabin In The NorthEdit
Within minutes, Lucy's team headed north to the Italian border, bound for a cabin in the Swiss Alps. The isolated location had been used by the Brotherhood as a base for two centuries, including during World War II, when Assassins aided local Maquis cells in their resistance against the Germans.
September 16–30, 2012Edit
16 September 2012=Edit
Lucy: Shit! There's a roadblock up ahead. They must have known we'd go north. Desmond: Where exactly are we? Rebecca: Check the map. Is there anywhere safe we can set up the equipment? Someplace with good cover? A cave, anything. Shaun: No, there's nothing around here for– Hello. Take E78. Lucy: What– Shaun: This exit. Turn! Lucy: I hope you actually have a plan. Shaun: Wait until you see where I'm taking you.
Two hours later, Lucy's team arrived in Monteriggioni, north of Grosseto. They set up a new headquarters in the underground Sanctuary beneath the Villa Auditore, where the old Assassin stronghold's thick walls blocked all electronic signals and shielded them from detection.
17 September 2012=Edit
At 12:08pm, in Florence, Italy, Adriano Maestranzi sent another e-mail to William Miles, stating that his "associate" had returned safely, and cryptically referring to the attack in Whistler being led by Daniel Cross.
18 September 2012=Edit
Recordings of Desmond's sessions in the Animus were found in the abandoned Assassin hideout by Abstergo security personnel.
At 10:06am, in Monterey Bay, California, R. e-mailed V. asking whether a scientific study that was published in a neural engineering journal and reported in an Australian newspaper had anything to do with their recently escaped subject. V. replied within the hour, assuring R. that the study was unrelated, and actually far behind the breakthroughs that their own project had reached.
19 September 2012=Edit
Off The GridEdit
At 7:06pm, in Florence, Adriano received an e-mail from William that referred to Lucy's team having inopportunely gone dark. William instructed Maestranzi that he should call William if he heard from "[their] Rome sales team", as he needed to talk to them.
20 September 2012=Edit
At 3:03am, a mobile phone signal emanating from cell tower grid 43KP11FP in Monteriggioni was detected.
21 September 2012=Edit
Abstergo's Top OperativeEdit
DATA TRANSCRIPT LEVEL 3 ........................................... Cell Tower Grid 39YP75EN ........................................... UTC 20120921T175228Z ........................................... [outgoing transmission] [caller id = private] [-] This isn't a good time, Daniel. [+] It can't wait. [-] You already said that to the receptionist. [+] Yeah, well, you know why I'm calling, don't you. [-] I don't have time to play 20 Questions now, Daniel. [+] I know you lost him. [-] Do you? [+] Don't do this to me, Warren. [-] Alright. You know. Who told you? [+] Never mind that. I have my sources. When were you planning on telling me? [-] Telling you? This has nothing to do with you. [+] Nothing to– Damn it, Warren! I'm the one who delivered him. Right into your lap! Without me you'd never have found him. [-] [silence] [+] And a week later you lost him... Then failed to get him back. And you personally took part in the assault! What the hell's going on? [-] Desmond Miles is not your problem. He is mine. [+] Yeah, I'm sure he is. Great job at the hideout, by the way. At least you survived. That's something, I guess. [-] [sigh] I'm getting tired of this, Daniel. I'm hanging up now. [+] Wait! I'm coming to Rome. I'll get him back for you. [-] You will do no such thing. [+] But– [-] I'll have need of you soon, Daniel. For now, just hang tight. [+] Warren– [-] The situation is under control. Trust me. [+] Trust you. Right. OK... I trust you. [-] Goodbye, Daniel. [+] Yeah, goodb– [signal interrupted]
22 September 2012=Edit
At 4:05pm, in Monteriggioni, Desmond received an e-mail from Erudito that contained the passwords to his teammates' e-mail accounts, and also advised him to "stay in the loop."
23 September 2012=Edit
Assignment In DenverEdit
The following data was recorded from a cell phone tower in Philadelphia, at 7:19pm.
DATA TRANSCRIPT LEVEL 3 ........................................... Cell Tower Grid 39YP75DN ........................................... UTC 20120923T191911Z ........................................... [incoming transmission] [caller id = private] [+] Cross. [-] Daniel, I'm glad I caught you. [+] Doc? Is that you? [-] Yes, I– [+] I know, I know. You miss me too much. You can’t bear the thought of spending another minute without me in your life. [-] I– [+] Alright, alright... I know why you’re calling. I’m sorry I missed our last appointment. Couldn’t be helped. I’ll be there next week, OK? [-] That’s not why I called. [+] It’s not? Then you really do miss me! [-] This is serious. [+] You’re breaking my heart, Doc. You know that. Breaking my heart. [-] [pause] Tell me, Daniel. How are you feeling? [+] Swell. Just swell. Things were real bad for a while you know, after the incident, but I’m fine now. Thanks to you. You needn’t worry. [-] I heard you refused to go on assignment. [+] [silence] [-] This isn’t like you– [+] Yeah, well, I’m not going back there. [-] Back where? [+] Denver! The bastard’s want to send me back to Denver! Can you believe that? After what happened... I’m never setting foot in that place again. [-] But y– [+] You heard me, Doc. Never! [-] They need you. They really n– [+] Never! [pause] Never again... Never again...
25 September 2012=Edit
Walk In TownEdit
At 10:45pm, a photograph of Rebecca Crane buying supplies in Monteriggioni was taken by an unknown person.
26 September 2012=Edit
At 11:30pm, Lucy received an e-mail from Warren Vidic, posing as William Miles, in response to her concerns about the Bleeding effect on Desmond.
27 September 2012=Edit
At 4:05am, Rebecca e-mailed her teammates to warn them about an unmarked van she had noticed in Monteriggioni, that may have been keeping the Assassin team under surveillance.
28 September 2012=Edit
The Iron ManEdit
At 1:13pm, R. sent an e-mail to Erica Nichols in Washington, D.C. that commended her after The Guardian published an article about an unusual iron statue of the Buddhist deity Vaisravana. The article claimed that the 1,000-year-old statue was carved from a rare meteorite that fell to Earth between 10,000 and 20,000 years ago. The statue was looted from Tibet before World War II by Adolf Hitler's SS, but resurfaced in 2007. Also noted on the e-mail were Nancy Nilop and E., whom R. reminded to "get it back."
29 September 2012=Edit
In Monteriggioni, Shaun and Lucy had an exchange of e-mails concerning his reluctance for further interaction with the local residents.
October 1–15, 2012Edit
1 October 2012=Edit
The Corriere di Monteriggioni reported a few articles concerning the events of the past month. A translation of the paper can be found below:
Violence on the rise in Monteriggioni
In the last month the influx of tourists and considerably increased, to the delight of merchants and landlords in the city. But not everything that glitters is gold: the last week there have been three burglaries and a fight between a British tourist and a worker of the place. What is happening to our peaceful community?
Explorers of graves grow
Tuscany is a true paradise for archaeologists and restorers. This time, however, to take up the shovel were some students [from] Monteriggioni, led by Professor Tresisani, they began to dig for buried treasure in the courtyards of the house.
The economic crises strikes our banks
The Monte dei Paschi di Siena has recorded losses of € 1.6 billion in the first six months of 2012, but the oldest banks in the world is not the only one to suffer because of the economic crisis. Yesterday, the People's Bank of Monteriggioni revealed to be passive. What are the consequences?
A welcome return
Professor Hilary Lannotti, brother of our esteemed councilor, spent several weeks at the University of California working on the ENCODE project. Now the professor and returned to hold a series of conferences in various Italian universities on the subject of new frontiers in DNA Research Department.
2 October 2012=Edit
Gare de ValenceEdit
3 October 2012=Edit
4 October 2012=Edit
Hang In ThereEdit
At 8:00 pm, Warren Vidic sent Lucy an e-mail regarding Desmond's progress, using the name "William M." again.
5 October 2012=Edit
Roaming The High SeasEdit
The following data was recorded from somewhere in the Pacific Ocean at 9:54pm.
DATA TRANSCRIPT LEVEL 3 ........................................... Cell Tower Grid 31HP152EP ........................................... UTC 20121005T215438Z ........................................... [outgoing transmission] [caller id = private] [-] Yes? [+] William. Gav– [signal interrupted] –trouble reachi– [signal interrupted] –still off the– [signal interrupted] –wait– [signal interrupted] [-] Hello? Gavin? [+] [static] Hold on. [static] I'm back. Hello? Can you hear me? [-] Yes. Much better, thanks. What's going on? [+] You know, roaming the high seas, plundering and pillaging, a girl in every port. That sort of thing. Just calling to give you an update. It's been too long. [-] It has. Adriano kept me in the loop. No news from our friends down under? [+] No good news, if that's what you mean. We had time to check things out. I... I did it myself, Bill. [pause] They've all been eliminated. [-] Shit! [pause] What about Osaka? [+] The team lost their tail and made contact, as planned. Secured a new safe house yesterday... Well, not quite new. We haven't used that one in a while. You know the place. You've been there before, in '98. [-] Right. Glad to hear it. [+] As for Moscow, they're still searching. [-] Let's hope this isn't a dead end. [+] Keeping our fingers crossed. It's a promising lead, Bill. Give them time. What's the word on your end? Adriano... [-] He's fine. His condition has much improved. He swears he feels 20 years younger. [+] Good. [-] I'm with his cell now. We're safe and sound. Monitoring the team. They're still at the Villa, but they've made unbelievable progress. You wouldn't believe it, Gavin. I'll send you a full report. [+] Perfect. [-] Keep this to yourselves for now. The last thing we want... Well, you know. [+] Of course. [-] Alright. Thanks for calling. I'll talk to you soon, old friend. [+] Take care, Bill. [-] Happy plundering.
6 October 2012=Edit
With The OthersEdit
At 10:59 pm, William Miles sent Shaun an e-mail with an update concerning several Assassin teams across the globe.
8 October 2012=Edit
The Corriere di Monteriggioni reported a few more articles concerning the events of the past week. A translation of the paper can be found below:
by Antonio Russo
To mark the realization of a postage stamp depicting Anna Maria Luisa de Medici, the city council in collaboration with local artists and craftsmen invite you to the Medici Week, a series of events dedicated to Renaissance and contemporary art.
The future of ice cream
As we approach the opening of the first museum dedicated to ice cream, the result is a true revolution in taste. In fact, the taste! A new generation of ice cream in the country has in fact decided to challenge tradition, creating ice cream with gorgonzola cheese, green pepper and even lobster and vodka. Which will you choose?
Villa Auditore for sale?
The historic villa, acquired in the fourteenth century by Domenico Auditore, has belonged to his heirs until the turn of the sixteenth century. Since then, it has fallen into disrepair, but signs of recent activity suggest that it may be for sale. Even Villa Auditore will end up in foreign hands?
For those who thirst for energy
Energy supplement without aromas or taste: the push you need to get out of the ordinary!
Powered by Abstergo.
The following data was recorded from a cell phone tower near from Monteriggioni at 10:51pm.
DATA TRANSCRIPT LEVEL 3 ........................................... Cell Tower Grid 43KP11EP ........................................... UTC 20121008T225106Z ........................................... [outgoing transmission] [caller id = stillman, lucy] [-] You have reached the office of Doctor Warren Vidic. At the tone, please leave a message. For more options, press 1. [bip] [+] It's Lucy. I realize this is a security breach, but we can't keep Desmond in the Animus forever. If we push too hard I fear for him. Maybe not for his life, but his sanity. I don't think I can handle another 16. Please, get back to me.
9 October 2012=Edit
Hours later, at 1:45 am, Dr. Warren Vidic, posing as William Miles, told Lucy that the moment that they had been waiting for 10 years had arrived.
10 October 2012=Edit
At 12:09am, after reliving Ezio's memories, Desmond discovered the location of the Apple of Eden.
One hour later, in Siena, Italy, William Miles received a message from Shaun, telling him that they were going to Rome.
At 4:52am, Desmond and his team arrived in Rome.
Under Capitoline HillEdit
A few minutes later, Desmond met Juno for the first time.
Santa Maria In AracoeliEdit
At 5:24am, Desmond and his team searched for the First Civilization Vault.
The Temple Of JunoEdit
In the Vault, Desmond found Ezio's Apple of Eden.
At 5:49am, Lucy died, being stabbed by Desmond with his Hidden Blade, who was under Juno's sway. After this, Desmond immediately collapsed into a coma.
Return To The AnimusEdit
At 8:24am, the following conversation took place between Harlan T. Cunningham and William Miles.
- Harlan: Shit! He's gone into shock!
- William: Put him back in the machine, it's the only way to fix this.
- Harlan: But the Animus did this to him!
- William: Am I the expert or not? Do it!
Though Rebecca voiced doubts about returning Desmond to the Animus in his comatose state, William believed that the machine was his son's best chance for survival and recovery, trusting that "the Animus [would] do its part and Desmond [would] do the rest."
11 October 2012=Edit
Assassin Or Templar?Edit
At 7:25pm in Florence, William and Rebecca received a phone call from Shaun, who expressed his doubts about Desmond's true allegiance.
12 October 2012=Edit
All You Can BeEdit
13 October 2012=Edit
Death Of A SirenEdit
DATA TRANSCRIPT LEVEL 3 ........................................... Cell Tower Grid 39YP75DN ........................................... UTC 20121013T131441Z ........................................... [outgoing transmission] [caller id = private] [-] Dr. Sung speaking. [+] Doc. Daniel. I... I... [-] Daniel, you sound upset. What is it? [+] Did you hear? About Project Siren? [-] Project what? [+] Shit, you probably don't know. A top secret op. I... I just read the report. Things are bad, doc. Real bad. I... I don't know what to do. [-] Hold on. I shouldn't know about– [+] Didn't you hear me? The shit hit the fan! [-] Try to remain calm, Daniel. This is no time for– [+] Listen, the project was shut down. Vidic lost his mole. She's dead. Dead! The mole is dead! And 17 is gone! I... I don't... I... [silence] [-] Daniel? [pause] Talk to me, Daniel. [+] I need your help, doc. I need... need... your... [-] Where are you? [+] [silence] [-] Where? [+] At... Rittenhouse Square... In... In front of the church. [-] Stay where you are! I'm coming. Do you hear? [+] Yes. OK. I'll- [-] Don't move! Promise me, Daniel. [+] I promise... I won't move... I promise...
October 16–31, 2012Edit
16 October 2012=Edit
At 11:08 am, William sent a message to Harlan, stating that "they" were onto his team, and that they would not be able make it, meaning that he would be "going dark."
17 October 2012=Edit
Trip To RomeEdit
The following data was recorded from Philadelphia, USA at 4:32pm from a phone call between Daniel Cross and Dr. Warren Vidic, regarding Project Siren.
DATA TRANSCRIPT LEVEL 3 ........................................... Cell Tower Grid 39YP75DN ........................................... UTC 20121017T16323Z ........................................... [outgoing transmission] [caller id = private] [-] Yes, Daniel. [+] You lost them, Warren. You lost them. Again! [-] You misunderstand. This is the first time. [+] Don't fuck with me. I read the report. Project Siren is over. Done! Your mole is dead, the Assassins are gone, you have no idea where Desmond Mi– [-] This information was restricted. How did you– [+] I'm still part of the Sanctum. I have access. [-] Of course you do. [pause] And you are a valued member of our Inner Circle. I trust you, Daniel, you know I do. But you should not have told the doctor– [+] Yeah, well... I'm sorry about that. She... She doesn't know much. [-] [sigh] I'm a busy man, Daniel. What do you want? [+] You know damn well what I want. I'm coming to Rome. [-] Are you sure you're up to it? According to Dr. Sung's report– [+] I've spent the last three days in the Animus. The good doctor upped my meds. I'm back on my feet. I'm fine now. In control. [-] So you're fit for duty? [+] I am. I'm ready, but the bastards won't let me leave. [-] The truth is I could use your expertise in Rome. [+] Good, I– [-] Has Dr. Sung given you your leave? [+] No, but she will if you ask her. She said I'm– [-] Stay put. I'll take care of it. You'll be on the next flight to Italy. [+] About time. [-] What was that? [+] Never mind. I'll see you in Rome. [-] Take care of yourself. [+] Yeah. Thank you Warren. I... I really appreciate it. [-] Anything for you, Daniel. Anything.
18 October 2012=Edit
At 3:18 pm in Vinadio, Italy, William and his team departed from the city in a "camper" to an unknown destination.
19 October 2012=Edit
Assessing The TroopsEdit
The following data was recorded from Rome, Italy at 6:22pm.
DATA TRANSCRIPT LEVEL 3 ........................................... Cell Tower Grid 41VP12KP ........................................... UTC 20121019T182200Z ........................................... [outgoing transmission] [caller id = private] [-] Vidic. [+] What the hell, Warren? [-] You really should watch your language, Daniel, you know that? [+] Yeah, well... Shit! This isn't what I had in mind when I came to Rome. [-] Language. [+] Don't... Damn it, Warren. I– [-] Daniel. [+] I'm sorry. I'm sorry, OK? It's just so damn frustrating! [-] What is it this time? [+] You know what Rizzo asked me to do? [-] Assess the recruits. [+] What? That's what you had in store for me? A freakin' trainer's job? [-] [sigh] Listen, Daniel, and listen well. You know how important this training program is to us. We identified a few promising recruits and– [+] Promising recruits my– [-] Listen! Right now, you're the best man for the job. The only man, really. You're our top operative and you've been training agents for a decade. [+] You need me to find Desmond Miles! I should– [-] You should listen to Rizzo. He's in charge here. [+] But– [-] This will only take a couple of days. [+] Warren, I– [-] Two days, Daniel. That's all I’m asking. [+] [silence] [-] Are we clear? [+] Yes. Two days. But what about– [-] The situation is under control. As soon as we locate 17, I'll let you know. [+] Is that a promise? [-] Do your job, Daniel.
21 October 2012=Edit
At 1:57pm near Anfo, Italy, William's team discussed Desmond's importance.
22 October 2012=Edit
At 5:09pm, Theodore Rizzo sent an e-mail to Warren Vidic, reporting the problems that Daniel Cross had recently caused in the Animi Training Program, and stating that he should be relieved of his duties. One hour later, Vidic replied that he would not dismiss Daniel and that all would continue as planned.
23 October 2012=Edit
At 9:15am, Rizzo informed Vidic that Daniel Cross had left the Abstergo campus without anyone's knowledge. Vidic replied within the next hour, saying that Daniel worked well on his own and that Abstergo had the means to track Daniel. He also said that Daniel would presumably need backup, and Rizzo should ready his team and meet Vidic at 7:00am the next day.
24 October 2012=Edit
No News Is Good NewsEdit
At 2:04am, aboard the boat named the Altair II on the Caribbean Sea, Gavin received a message from Adriano in Morse code, which stated that William had not made contact, and that he should go to New York.
25 October 2012=Edit
At 4:03pm, William M. announced to Harlan that he had lost his Templar tails, and further asked for help in getting out of Italy.
26 October 2012=Edit
The following data was recorded from a cell phone tower in Florence at 10:27pm.
DATA TRANSCRIPT LEVEL 3 ........................................... Cell Tower Grid 43SP11GP ........................................... UTC 20121026T222755Z ........................................... [outgoing transmission] [caller id = private] [+] Base. Delta 1 reporting. [-] [reply scrambled] [+] Yes, I'll wait. [-] [reply scrambled]  [silence] [-] [reply scrambled] [+] Yes, sir. We found Cross. Made contact 38 minutes ago. [-] [reply scrambled] [+] He seems fine, sir. I'm no doctor, but– [-] [reply scrambled] [+] Yes. Of course, sir. He wasn't happy to see us, but we followed your orders to the letter. [-] [reply scrambled] [+] I hate to say it, sir, but the guy's good. He might be a damn lone wolf, but he's hot on Subject 17's trail. [-] [reply scrambled] [+] No, sir. I have no idea how he did it. He's not... inclined to speak to me, sir. Maybe he'd be more receptive if you talked to him yourself. [-] [reply scrambled] [+] Er... sir? [-] [reply scrambled] [+] As you wish, sir. My team is at his command. [-] [reply scrambled] [+] Yes. Right away, sir. [-] [reply scrambled] [+] Rizzo out. [communication ends]
27 October 2012=Edit
At 9:51am, the Templars seemed to have caught up with the Assassins, and engaged them.
Delta 1: Delta 1 to Base. We're in position. Base: Roger that Delta 1. Satellite is in place. Delta 2: Confirmed. We have satellite imagery. Repeat: We have imagery. Base: Delta 1, is Cross with you? Delta 1: Yes. Agent Cross refuses to use a headset. I'm coordinating the attack. [pause] Don't worry. I'll stay close to him. Delta 3 and Delta 4 will back him up. Delta 2: Targets are nearby, in a cluster. Four of them. Delta 1: Hold on, Base. [silence] Delta 1: Target identities confirmed. We're good to go. I repeat: We are good to go. Base: Monitoring your progress. Good luck, Delta team. Delta 1: Enjoy the show. Delta 6: Move, move, move! [sound of muffled footsteps] Delta 8: What– Delta 10: Shit! Delta 8 is down, I repeat ahh– Delta 7: Delta 10? Carlo? [pause] Carlo, do you hear me? [sound of gunfire] Delta 9: Man down, man down! [signal scrambled] Delta 2: –Waiting in ambush! More than we expected! Delta 1: Spread out! They have another team down here. Base: We see them. Southeast of your position. Moving fast! Delta 1: Roger that, Base. [sound of screaming] Delta 3: Agent Cross, what are you– [signal scrambled] Delta 4: –elta 4 to Rizzo, Cross is on the move! Delta 1: Stay close, don't lose him! [sound of gunfire] Delta 4: Cross is in the open, He's running! Delta 1: Follow him! [sound of gunfire] Delta 4: Shit, shit, shit! [sound of screaming] Delta 6: What's that? Base: We lost the feed. We lost the feed. [signal interrupted] Base: –you copy, Delta 1? Delta 1: Rizzo here, copy that. Delta 9: Where's that light coming from? Delta 3: Cross, what are you– [sound of screaming] Delta 4: Cross is down! Cross is down! Delta 1: What, what happened? Delta 4: Nothing. He's just... on his knees, holding his head, sir. Shouting... Delta 9: They're getting away! Delta 5: Confirmed. Primary targets are on the move! [sound of muffled screaming] Delta 5: They got Twelve! Delta 3: Cross? are you– arg! Delta 4: Shit! Cross hit Barney, I– Humf! [sound of melee combat] [sound of gunfire] Base: What's going on? Report! Report! Delta 9: Five is down! I– [sound of gunfire] Delta 2: What the hell? Cross y– [sound of melee combat] Delta 1: Cross, you son of a– Delta 2: What's he doing? [sound of gunfire] [long silence] Delta 1: Rizzo here. My team is dead! I rep– [sound of gunshot] Base: What's going on? Delta 1 respond! Respond Delta 1. Agent Rizzo?
Farewell To FlorenceEdit
At 10:38am, Harlan reported to William that the Assassins had survived a Templar attack with only one casualty, and that one of the Templars had "lost it".
At 8:41pm, William's team arrived at Syracuse, USA, where Gavin arranged for the team to travel as a medical unit from SUNY.
Gavin: Bill! Good to see you. Listen, we've got a customs officer waiting to talk to everyone. William: I hope you have something for us. Gavin: Absolutely, passports and papers for everyone. Shaun: Ah brilliant, so I'm... I'm what, a neurosurgeon now, am I? Gavin: You're a medical team from SUNY upstate, just back from Rome with your patient, experimental gene therapy. William: Good work, let's get this over with. Rebecca: Wait look, this is crazy! William: What's wrong? Rebecca: Not sure, but Desmond's brain is lighting up like a string of firecrackers!
28 October 2012=Edit
At 8:53pm, a promising Templar recruit, Juhani Otso Berg was promoted, and given more power and freedom.
29 October 2012=Edit
Key To The WarehouseEdit
30 October 2012=Edit
At 7:39am, in Turin, Desmond woke up from his coma, ready to use the knowledge Jupiter had recently given to him.
One hour later, Desmond and his team entered the Grand Temple.
At 5:22pm, William sent a message to Desmond, Shaun and Rebecca, informing them that they had to focus on the mission.
November 1–15, 2012Edit
1 November 2012=Edit
At 3:07pm, Shaun sent a message to the team, informing them about Haytham's amulet.
2 November 2012=Edit
Working His Tail OffEdit
At 4:49am in Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA, Gavin sent a text message to William, informing him that the Templars did not know where they are.
3 November 2012=Edit
Assassins 12, Templars 2Edit
At 5:32am in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, Gavin sent a text message to William, informing him about a Templar raid to the Assassins in Florence.
4 November 2012=Edit
At 4:08am, in the Grand Temple, William received a message from the Assassin HQ03, informing him that they had put Gavin's plan in motion, which was to distract the Templars. The message also mentioned that Desmond's mother was pleased to learn that Desmond was safe, and with William.
5 November 2012=Edit
So Far So GoodEdit
At 1:32am, in the Grand Temple, Desmond received an e-mail from Rebecca, saying that he was coping well with the Bleeding Effect, and that Subject 16 may have had something to do with it. However, she noted that he should still take frequent breaks, just to be safe.
6 November 2012=Edit
Father & SonEdit
At 10:18am, in the Grand Temple, Desmond got into conflict with his father after voicing his feelings about always being in the Animus and being told what to do.
8 November 2012=Edit
At 17:37pm in Rome, Italy, Abstergo's Operations Division evaluated Otso Berg, a promising Abstergo agent.
9 November 2012=Edit
According To PlanEdit
At 6:17am in Turin, USA, William received an update from Harlan, saying that so far everything was going according to plan, and that the Templars did not know where they are.
10 November 2012=Edit
At 11:55pm, William sent a message to Shaun and Rebecca, discussing about tensions on the team.
11 November 2012=Edit
At 4:52pm in Abstergo's Roman facility, the results of Daniel Cross' medical examination came up, with Dr. Damian Saravakos reporting several problems, including memory loss, severe headaches, hallucinations, among others.
12 November 2012=Edit
At 2:18am in Turin, inside the Grand Temple, Juno contacted Desmond for the first time via e-mail.
14 November 2012=Edit
Leave Him AloneEdit
At 1:20am, Juno sent an e-mail to Shaun, telling him that he was to leave Desmond alone, and not interfere in matters that did not concern him.
15 November 2012=Edit
Daniel Has Left The BuildingEdit
At 1:18pm, the following data was recorded from a cell phone tower in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the USA.
DATA TRANSCRIPT LEVEL 3 ........................................... Cell Tower Grid 39YP75EN ........................................... UTC 20121115T131841Z ........................................... [outgoing transmission] [caller id = private] [-] Vidic. [+] Doctor, this is Sung. [-] Good evening, doctor. I just read your latest report on Subject 4. [+] I'm afraid I have bad news. Daniel Cross has... vanished. [-] What do you mean "vanished"? [+] He left the compound. [-] Wasn't he supposed to be in the Animus? [+] Yes. For 48 hours. After that I ordered him to his room. He was confined to quarters, but— [-] Yes? [-] Daniel was there for about two hours. He then came out and... neutralized the men guarding his room. Somehow he found his way outside. I'm told he hacked into the Abstergo mainframe before he attacked the guards. Security should— [-] Yes. I have them on line 1. I have to go, doctor. [+] Daniel was under my care. I take full responsibilit— [-] Doctor. Do me a favor. Keep this to yourself. [+] Of course. [transmission ends]
At 3:38pm in Rome, E. sent an e-mail to Ctibor Hašek, informing him about a security breach and asking him if he could send Otso Berg to Manhattan.
November 16–30, 2012Edit
16 November 2012=Edit
At 11:03pm in New York, USA, Desmond climbed the Freedom Tower in order to reach a building that held a First Civilization artifact.
At 11:47pm, Desmond was found by Daniel Cross, who threatened him with a gun.
17 November 2012=Edit
At 12:33pm, the following data was recorded from a cell phone tower in Rome, Italy.
DATA TRANSCRIPT LEVEL 3 ........................................... Cell Tower Grid 41VP12KP ........................................... UTC 20121117T123301Z ........................................... [outgoing transmission] [caller id = private] [-] Vidi— [+] What's going on, Warren? [-] Laetitia. A pleasure, as alw— [+] My operative in Manhattan found Cross. You know anything about this? [-] No. We lost him. Two days ago. [+] What? Why wasn't I— [-] Please, calm down, Laeti— [+] Calm down? Desmond Miles was in New York yesterday. Cross scared him away! [-] What? [+] You heard me. One of my operatives was on the case. [sigh] Someone had hacked into our mainframe; someone interested in the artifacts we are tracking. I sent a man to investigate, but— [-] What happened? Is Cross alive? [+] Yes. He was in bad shape, disoriented, spoke Russian. He attacked my agent. Fortunately, he neutralized Cross and brought him to us. [-] Where is he now? [+] In a holding cell. [-] This is no place for— [+] I've ordered his release. He should be in Sung's care within the hour. [pause] Warren, I know we owe a lot to this man but— [-] [sigh] Hold on. I'll get Alan on the line. [transmission ends]
At 6:41pm in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Desmond and his team rested a pub named "The Green Dragon Tavern", where they ordered food and beverages.
18 November 2012=Edit
Who The Hell Is Cross?Edit
At, 2:40pm, the team returned to the Grand Temple and Desmond asked about Daniel Cross.
19 November 2012=Edit
Juno told Desmond the first method that the First Civilization devised to save the world.
20 November 2012=Edit
At 3:11am, Shaun informed the team that the Templars knew what are they searching for.
Hours later, Juno told Desmond the second solution that the First Civilization planned to survive the solar flares.
22 November 2012=Edit
The Iron Man 2Edit
At 10:55am in Philadelphia, USA, E. sent a message to R., with the news that the Buddha statue which the pair spoke almost two months ago had been switched.
23 November 2012=Edit
At 2:14pm in Rome, Italy, Ctibor Hašek sent a message to V. and E., informing them that Cross was a very dangerous security risk. Minutes later, V. answered that Cross would not report to Operations or be assigned to Ctibor's teams.
24 November 2012=Edit
His Cross To BearEdit
At 9:08am, the following data was recorded from a cell phone tower in Philadelphia, USA.
DATA TRANSCRIPT LEVEL 3 ........................................... Cell Tower Grid 38ZP77AN ........................................... UTC 20121124T090815Z ........................................... [outgoing transmission] [caller id = private] [-] Dr. Sung, this is Warren Vidic. [+] Good morning, doctor. [-] I don't have to tell you why I'm calling. [+] No. But... You know where I stand. [-] [silence] [+] Daniel Cross isn't fit for duty. He needs constant medical care, time in the Animus... As his physician, I can't allow— [-] Doctor, I need him. Do you understand? [+] But— [-] Cross will remain under my care, but we need his... instincts. Are we clear? [+] Yes... [-] You have your orders. Cross is my responsibility now. [transmission ends]
25 November 2012=Edit
26 November 2012=Edit
At 2:51am, inside the Grand Temple, Juno told Desmond that he had to hurry in finding the key.
They're On To UsEdit
At 11:21am, Rebecca informed William that someone was trying to track down their location.
27 November 2012=Edit
At 1:49am, Adriano confirmed William's suspicions about the Templars' intent to hack their systems.
At 6:06pm, Juno sent a message to Desmond, explaining to him her hatred for mankind.
28 November 2012=Edit
At 5:08pm, Harlan sent a message to William from the Provincial road SP11 in Italy, informing him that they had infiltrated the campus and taken out four hackers along with some guards, as well as destroying their servers, which meant that Abstergo could not track William.
At 6:13pm, the following data was recorded from a cell phone tower near Regional road SR2 in Italy.
DATA TRANSCRIPT LEVEL 3 ........................................... Cell Tower Grid 43AP11RP ........................................... UTC 20121128T181332Z ........................................... [outgoing transmission] [caller id = private] [-] Operator. [+] Agent Berg reporting. [-] One moment, please. [+] [silence] [-] [clicking sound] This is Base. Go ahead. [+] Tracking one of the foxes. [-] Are you certain? [+] Positive. I have been on its tail since the attack on the campus. [-] You should terminate it. [+] Negative. It is leading me to its den. [-] This is a crafty prey, Agent. You may lose it. [+] I will not. [-] Please hold. [clicking sound] [+] [long silence] [-] [clicking sound] You are clear to proceed. We'll prep a team. Call when you need backup. [+] Understood. [-] Happy hunting. [+] Berg out. [transmission ends]
29 November 2012=Edit
Sigma Team In PositionEdit
At 2:21pm in Florence, Italy, an Abstergo strike team, known as Sigma Team prepared to attack Harlan's team.
At 10:42pm in Turin, USA, William received a text message from Harlan, informing him that the Templars had found them and that Florence was no longer safe. He also mentioned Adriano Maestranzi's reluctance to leave.
December 1–15, 2012Edit
1 December 2012=Edit
Only One LeftEdit
At 12:20am from Bologna, Italy, Harlan notified William that Adriano had blown up the Florence hideout, destroying all files and all but one of the Abstergo agents with it. Following this, Harlan also stated that he was the only Assassin survivor, to which William replied and urged him to stay strong.
2 December 2012=Edit
At 9:39pm in São Paulo, Brazil, Desmond sought the second power source for the Grand Temple, but Daniel Cross located it first. After a chase and a bout of hand-to-hand combat, Desmond retrieved the artifact and escaped from the city.
3 December 2012=Edit
Survival Of The FittestEdit
At 4:03pm in Rome, Italy, Ctibor Hašek remade an agent evaluation report for Otso Berg, the only survivor of the Sigma team after the attack to the Florentine Assassins.
4 December 2012=Edit
In The Same BoatEdit
At 6:09am in Vitoria Bay, Brazil, Desmond and his team left Brazil.
Inner Sanctum MeetingEdit
5 December 2012=Edit
At 10:25pm, the following data was recorded from a cell phone tower in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the USA.
DATA TRANSCRIPT LEVEL 3 ........................................... Cell Tower Grid 39YP75EN ........................................... UTC 20121205T222528Z ........................................... [outgoing transmission] [caller id = private] [+] Doctor Sung speaking. [-] This is Vidic. How is he doing? [+] Surprisingly well, actually. Daniel doesn't remember much about Brazil, but the time he spent in the Animus prov— [-] Yes, I've read your report. What now? [+] He needs more treatment. And rest. [-] Don't worry, doctor, we won't send him on assignment. Is he well enough to... Is he presentable? [+] I've already forwarded my recommendations. Last time you chose to ignor— [-] Just make sure he doesn't lose it until tomorrow. We'll need him for about two hours. After that he'll be returned to you. [+] [sigh] Of course. I'll do my best, doctor. [-] I expect no less. [transmission ends]
6 December 2012=Edit
Welcome to the FoldEdit
At 6:43pm, in Philadelphia, USA, Otso Berg was promoted to the rank of Master Templar.
Back to the TempleEdit
At 9:32pm, on the South Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil, Gavin received a text message from William which told him that all of William's team were safely back at the Grand Temple in Turin. William also added that the Templars hadn't followed them, and thanked him for his aid in transporting them back.
7 December 2012=Edit
Juno told Desmond the third solution that the First Civilization planned to survive the solar flares, using the Apples of Eden.
Berg. Otso BergEdit
At 11:27am, on the South Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil, Gavin sent a text message to William which told him about Otso Berg, the Templar who led the attack to the Florentine Assassins. In reply, William answered that his team would keep an eye out for him.
8 December 2012=Edit
Juno told Desmond the fourth solution that the First Civilization had theorized, which utilized time itself.
At 8:27pm, William sent a message to his son, telling Desmond that even though the mission to Egypt that he was about to undertake was risky, he shouldn't worry about his father, as William had been fighting the Templars long before Desmond was born.
9 December 2012=Edit
At 1:43pm in Cairo, Egypt, William located the third and final power source, which was held in a museum.
10 December 2012=Edit
At 5:14pm in Abstergo's Philadelphia facility, USA, the Templars discovered William's location and sent their newly inducted Master Templar, Otso Berg to Cairo to capture him.
11 December 2012=Edit
At 8:18pm in Turin, USA, Desmond received an e-mail from his father, telling him that the Templars would soon capture him. William also added that he should have been more understanding with him and asked Desmond for his forgiveness.
12 December 2012=Edit
Sigma Team Strikes AgainEdit
At 3:21am, in Cairo, Egypt, William Miles was captured by Sigma Team.
At 3:01am, Daniel called Vidic from Philadelphia to express his dissatisfaction with the promotion of Otso Berg and his subsequent assignment in Cairo.
DATA TRANSCRIPT LEVEL 3 ........................................... Cell Tower Grid 39YP75EN ........................................... UTC 20121212T030155Z ........................................... [outgoing transmission] [caller id = private] [-] Vidic [+] Finally! You know how many messages I left you? [-] I'm a busy man, Daniel. What do you want? [+] What do I— Look, it's bad enough you made this bastard a Master behind my back... [-] We informed you of our decision. [+] Yeah. And you told me why Rikkin didn't invite me to that meeting... Medical condition my ass. [sigh] Still, I played nice, went along with it. Welcomed this jerk into the Order... Never said a damn word. Not to you, not to that bitch England. [-] Daniel. [+] Shit. I didn't mean it like that. But you sent Berg to Cairo. Trusted him more than me... Hell, this guy is still wet behind the ears. What can he do that I haven't done a million times already? [-] Daniel, you're the best operative we have, but we can't send you on every mission. I assure you, I have full confidence in your abilities. [+] Bullshit! [-] Listen to me. I will tell you something none of the others know. [+] Yeah? [-] You know why I didn't push for you to go to Cairo? [+] [silence] [-] William Miles is of no consequence. He's bait. Nothing more. Truth is, Daniel, I need you to focus on Desmond. He's the one we need. He's the real target. [+] [sigh] Desmond. Right. [-] Well, you did promise you would get him back for us. [+] Yeah. And I will. You know you can count on me. [-] Haven't I always? [transmission ends]
At 3:04pm, in Turin, USA, Desmond and his team received a video transmission from Warren Vidic, revealing to them that the Templars had captured William Miles. Following on from this, Vidic proposed a deal: the Apple of Eden in exchange for William, but if they refused, William would die.
14 December 2012=Edit
Where It All BeganEdit
At 5:07pm, Desmond Miles arrived at Abstergo's facility in Rome, Italy, with the intention of rescuing his father.
20 minutes later, Desmond was found by Daniel Cross in the same room where he was held a prisoner by Abstergo more than 3 months prior. Before Daniel was able to kill Desmond with a gun, he suffered from the Bleeding Effect, which led to him fleeing the room. Following this, after a long chase in the Animi room, Desmond killed Daniel.
Calling The ShotsEdit
At 5:38pm, Desmond found his father with Warren Vidic, surrounded by several guards. Vidic asked Desmond to hand over the Apple, but Desmond activated it instead, influencing one of the guards to kill Vidic with a gunshot.
On The LineEdit
After Desmond used the Apple to kill the Templars, he and William reconciled, before the pair fled Abstergo with the artifact.
December 16–21, 2012Edit
16 December 2012=Edit
Requiescat In PaceEdit
At 10:00am, in Rome, Italy, the Templars announced the death of Dr. Warren Vidic and reported that the next phase of the Animus Project would proceed as planned. The background message read as follows:
We mourn the loss of our dear friend and Brother, Master Templar Warren Vidic of the Inner Sanctum, father of the Animus Project and true visionary. Murdered December 14, 2012 in Rome, Italy. The world's leading expert in genetic memory, he devoted his life to scientific research in the pursuit of the noblest of ambitions, the betterment of humanity. Owing to the foresight our departed Brother, the next phase of the Project will proceed as planned.
17 December 2012=Edit
Juno revealed the fifth solution that the First Civilization had planned to survive the solar flares: to enhance their bodies externally, and to transform them internally, into steel strong enough to withstand a hostile environment.
Tattoos Of MemoriesEdit
At 4:19pm, Daniel Cross was buried in Rome, Italy.
18 December 2012=Edit
Juno revealed, in a rather cryptic manner, the sixth and final solution that the First Civilization had planned to survive the solar flares: creating entirely new vessels to which they could safely transfer their consciousness.
19 December 2012=Edit
At 9:12pm, Harlan called Gavin from Vienna, Austria, to confirm that he was safe and sound, and to talk about Adriano's sacrifice during the attack on the Florence hideout.
DATA TRANSCRIPT LEVEL 3 ........................................... Cell Tower Grid 48FP16KP ........................................... UTC 20121219T211220Z ........................................... [outgoing transmission] [caller id = private] [-] Gavin. [+] It's Harlan. [-] I was getting worried. What's the word? [+] No trace of the Templars. If anyone followed me, I lost them. [-] Are you at the safe house? [+] Yeah. As planned. I– [silence] [-] What's wrong? [+] Nothing... It's just... Shit, Gavin! I left Adriano behind. He– [-] He did what he thought was right. [+] Yeah... Gave his life for the cause and all... It's just... You know what Old Timer did for me... He was more than just a mentor. [-] Adriano's death is a great loss for the Brotherhood... Hell, the things he knew... The things he saw... But his sacrifice wasn't in vain. [+] I should've– [-] Carried him on your shoulders while Templars were shooting at you? [sigh] Adriano was 94 and in a wheelchair. Ordering you to leave was the right thing to do. The only thing to do. [+] I know, I know. What now? [-] Go to Rotterdam. You know the place. [+] Then what? [-] Wait for my word. This isn't over. [+] Right. I'll be ready. [-] In the meantime, take it easy, kid. [transmission ends]
20 December 2012=Edit
The Final StepEdit
At 6:13pm, in Rockport, USA, after reliving Ratonhnhaké:ton's memories, Desmond and his team found the Grand Temple Key on the Davenport Homestead, in the grave of Achilles Davenport's son. William went on to inform Gavin of the news, to which Gavin decided to broadcast it to all of the Assassin Order.
21 December 2012=Edit
At 12:01am, in the Grand Temple, Desmond and his team opened the gate which guarded their last chance to save the world.
Six minutes later, Desmond found the Eye, the last hope of humanity to survive the solar flares. However, before he activated it, Minerva appeared and told him that if he activated the Eye, Juno would be freed. Juno countered Minerva's argument by informing Desmond of what would happen if he didn't activate the artifact. After hearing their claims, Desmond decided to follow Juno's logic, subsequently sacrificing himself to save the world.
At 3:03pm, two Abstergo employees found the Grand Temple and retrieved Desmond's body, stripping him of his backpack and his Hidden Blade, which, strangely, was broken into different pieces.
Data Recovery ProgressEdit
On 3 January 2013, Initiates started working with members of the worldwide community to reestablish their synchronization to the Database Network Archives, also known as D.N.A. Each day since, the website required a passcode to aid in its restoration.
|3 January 2013||Enter "Initiates" to verify server status.||Initiates|
|4 January 2013||D.N.A. Fragmented. Enter site's crash date|
(YYYY.MM.DD) to resynch servers.
|5 January 2013||Press the Delete key and enter "72"|
to initiate data recovery.
followed by 72
|6 January 2013||Enter "22 TRNA" to initiate rebuilding phase.||22 TRNA|
|7 January 2013||Abstergo's satellite network is called A.S.P.|
What does it stand for?
|Akashic Satellite Plexus|
|8 January 2013||In which city did Ezio Auditore meet his wife?||Constantinople|
|9 January 2013||In what year was Abstergo Industries founded?||1937|
|10 January 2013||SUNAMORSNAFNIEHTSANWONKSAWOHW|
(Who was known as the Infans Romanus?)
|11 January 2013||What pandemic was responsible for the death of almost|
one-third of Europe's population in the thirteenth century?
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(In which year did Richard the Lionheart die?)
|13 January 2013||What was Bartolomeo d'Alviano's profession?||Condottiero|
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(What was the name of the first animal to orbit the Earth?)
|15 January 2013||How old was ░░░░░░░░░░░░░ when his father|
and brothers were executed? (Ezio Auditore)
|16 January 2013||Which Piece of Eden was stolen by Giovanni Borgia in the New World?||Skull of Eden or|
|17 January 2013||JUB ERCNVERQ GUR UVQQRA OYNQR RMVB VAUREVGRQ|
SEBZ UVF SNGURE?
(Who repaired the Hidden Blade Ezio inherited from his father?)
|Leonardo da Vinci|
|18 January 2013||Where were the headquarters of the Italian Assassin Brotherhood|
located after the Fall of Monteriggioni in 1500?
|19 January 2013||48//6f7/72064///6f6/573//20526/562/6//5636/361//2043/7261//|
(How does Rebecca Crane sign emails?)
|20 January 2013||░░O ░A░ ░░O░░ A░ ░░E ░O░░A░Y ░A░?|
(Who was known as the Company Man?)
|Madeleine de L’Isle|
|21 January 2013||WHERMESATINIADIDELIZABETINIAHERMESJUNOANEWESTINIAONDIS|
(What did Elizabeth Jane Weston discover in John Dee's room?)
|Apple of Eden or|
|22 January 2013||What field did Lucy Stillman study in the university?||Cognitive Neuroscience|
|23 January 2013||Who hides east now? Dusk is darkened. as great angels|
tremble emphatically, death is eternal.
(When did Agaté die?)
|24 January 2013||WILLIAMHICKEYIVANOVICHCHARLESHAYTHAMTALALERCOLE|
(Which Templar Grand Master was killed in 1314?)
|Jacques de Molay|
|25 January 2013||3nwh1ty21rd3dj5h1n34ts4b2rgb2c4m21m1st2rt2mpl1r?|
(In what year did Juhani Otso Berg become a Master Templar?)
|26 January 2013||WHCHPCFDNWSHDDNNMNTRGGNBMRDTR?|
(Which Piece of Eden was hidden in Monteriggioni by Mario Auditore?)
|Shroud of Eden or|
|27 January 2013||Temple (xx.xxxxxx,-xx.xxxxxx)||43.655278,-75.461667|
|28 January 2013||WIQNMQRLLLVPACOIHRNBC?|
(Who killed Cleopatra VII?)
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(Who killed the pope in 1503?)
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(What was the name of Pythagoras' bodyguard?)
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(What is the second line of the poem engraved on Lucy Stillman’s headstone?)
|Gulielme, lenis accipe|
On 9 January 2013, selected users of the website received an email from an unknown "Fourth Initiate".
- 75010 BC: Adam and Eve turned their backs on Eden.
- 75000 BC: The First Civilization was annihilated in the Toba catastrophe.
- 500 BC: Pythagoras established the religious movement of Pythagoreanism.
- 465 BC: The Achaemenid king Xerxes I was murdered by the Persian Assassin Darius.
- 323 BC: Alexander the Great, was poisoned by Iltani, a Babylonian Assassin.
- 210 BC: Qin Shi Huang was assassinated by the Chinese Assassin Wei Yu.
- 44 BC: Julius Caesar was murdered by the Assassin Marcus Junius Brutus.
- 30 BC: Cleopatra VII Philopator was killed by the Egyptian Assassin Amunet through a snake bite.
- 41: Caligula was murdered by Leonius, a member of the Roman Brotherhood.
- 1000: Pope Sylvester II, a Templar scientist, was branded a heretic.
- 1099: The First Crusade led to the Siege of Jerusalem.
- 1128: Bernard de Clairvaux, a French abbot, reformed the Templar Order.
- 1227: The Mongol warlord Genghis Khan was slain by the Mongolian Assassin Qulan Gal.
- 1314: Jacques de Molay, the last publicly recognized Grand Master of the Templars, was burned at the stake.
- 1488: Niccolò Machiavelli and Ezio were inducted into the Assassin Brotherhood.
- 1511: Ezio Auditore encountered the Byzantine Templars in Constantinople.
- 1512: The Masyaf Keys were discovered by Ezio.
- 1524: Shao Jun encountered Ezio, whose help the Chinese Assassin had sought.
- 1687: Isaac Newton published his Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica.
- 1688: King James II of England was overthrown in the Glorious Revolution.
- 1776: The United States of America's Declaration of Independence was signed by representatives of the 13 colonies.
- 1779: George Washington encountered Ratonhnhaké:ton during the American Revolutionary War.
- 1789: The French Revolution put an end to the Ancien Régime.
- 1881: Czar Alexander II of Russia was killed by the Assassins of Narodnaya Volya.
- 1901: The Victorian era, which witnessed the expansion of the British Empire, ended with the death of Queen Victoria.
- 1908: The Tunguska explosion occurred in Siberia.
- 1914: Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated, sparking the First World War.
- 1917: The Russian Revolution ended the Tsarist regime.
- 1937: Abstergo Industries, the new public face of the Templar Order, was founded.
- 1980: The Animus Project was initiated.
- Clay Kaczmarek, known as Subject 16, committed suicide after leaving important clues for his cell's next occupant.
- Desmond Miles, known as Subject 17, was kidnapped by Abstergo Industries and experienced the Animus for the first time.
- Animus exposure and the death of his friend plunged Desmond into a coma.
- The Eye-Abstergo was scheduled to be launched on December 21, 2012.
- Regarding the name "William M." that appeared as the sender in e-mails separately addressed to Lucy (Concerns, September 26) and Shaun (Status, September 27), Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood lead writer Jeffrey Yohalem mentioned in a podcast posted on April 29, 2012 that "the William M.'s are not necessarily the same."
- This was confirmed when Initiates was updated with the events of October 9, revealing that the "William M." who was in contact with Lucy was actually Dr. Warren Vidic.
- The image depicting Desmond's transfer to Rome (Unmarked Hangar, September 1) has been updated 3 times. The first version showed the face of Desmond as uncovered and the hour on the timecodes as 18 (6pm). The second version incorporated several changes, specifically the addition of a blindfold on Desmond and Abstergo logos on the uniforms of Desmond's captors, changes to lighting/shadowing, slight changes to the figures' positions, and revising the hour on the timecodes to 16 (4pm). Finally, the current version is identical to the second, though the hour has been restored to the original 18.
- Though not necessarily an error, the image showed Desmond with a courier bag and his outfit from Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, despite the event taking place around the time of Assassin's Creed. These were very visible in the original version of the image, but have since been obscured in the updated versions.
- In the Animus Explained clip (September 1), Desmond did not argue with Vidic after regaining consciousness, unlike what was shown in Assassin's Creed.
- On 7 September, for unknown reasons, the map showed 6 events somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean. Zooming in on the area resulted in the message: "Map data not yet available."