Is the comic out or not? I know that someone else posted a forum saying that it did, and in the page, it says that August 9 was the release date; but I can't find one single page in the whole internet that states that the comic is released, no one talks about it, no blogs, no info, nothing! Not even wikipedia has any information on the book. Why hasn't this wiki's The Chain page been edited if the comic was really released 17 days ago?Assassinchicken (talk) 03:12, August 27, 2012 (UTC)
It has been released, and you can obtain it from Ubiworkshop. It won't be found in comic book stores because the Fall was published by DC Comics, and not Ubiworkshop like it is this time around. I think why the page hasn't been edited is because there are few people with the comic yet, and so it helps to keep the spoiler information at bay until some time has passed. Slate Vesper (talk) 03:16, August 27, 2012 (UTC)
That was me. I did a bit of snooping and found out that it was released on August 9. Problem is, Ubi haven't released it in comic book stores or as a digital download so I can't get my hands on it. Otherwise, I'd have probably filled in all the info by now and Slate would have reworded it to make it look a lot better. ;) ~ GI Auditore Comms Channel 07:23, August 27, 2012 (UTC)
I wish they would've just let DC Comics publish it, it'd be way easier to nab The Chain at my local comic book store than to order online. If only the epilogue to The Fall didn't raise so many questions... D:
18.104.22.168 07:32, August 27, 2012 (UTC)
None of the book stores here have it either and I tried 3 big brand name bookstore websites and no luck either. It seems poorly marketed to be honest (something I never thought I'd say about an AC product).... -- ► Kaloneous ◄ ♣HelpDesk♣ 07:50, August 27, 2012 (UTC)
Tell me about it. Perfect proof of this is the fact that you had to dig through forum posts to find the release date by looking at the earliest date that someone said they have a copy. ~ GI Auditore Comms Channel 21:07, August 27, 2012 (UTC)
I know for the Netherlands there is probably going to be a bundle with both the titles: the fall and the chain. It will come out sometime in october. So maybe there will be more offerings like this in the near future in other countries 22.214.171.124 14:45, August 30, 2012 (UTC)RBongie
Will someone update the relevant articles of The Chain already? It's been out for at least a couple weeks, and right now, there's been nothing. 126.96.36.199 03:29, September 2, 2012 (UTC)
I received it yesterday, through ordering in the Ubiworkshop. And yes, i also found it strange there wasnt any update, cause there is a part that strikes me as a bit difficult to understand. Therefore I'm not planning to edit it myself
Do me and (other people) a favour: Sumarize the plot over here. Make sure to say *SPOILERS* okay? If you do this, I'll give you a virtual cookie. Take it with some tea. ThatRandomUser ~Lair of Randomness (Enter at own risk) 07:59, September 7, 2012 (UTC)
- Plot Summary
In 2002, over a year after the events of The Fall, Daniel Cross is rectracted from the Animus by his new physician, Dr. Sung. She fears his health will be in danger if he stays connected. Daniel learns that he is regarded as a hero in Abstergo, but still experiences traumatic flashbacks due to the bleeding effect.
Nikolai Orelov and his son Kenya live in a secluded house in America (it's not told where his wife and daughter are), until they are one day visited by Sergei, an Assassin and former collague of Nikolai. He tells Nikolai the Mentor wants him to return to Russia, since Nikolai has seen things other people cannot dream of when he was in contact with the Staff, a Piece of Eden, in Tunguska. Nikolai says he has left the Brotherhood, and when Sergei threatens Kenya, Nikolai kills him. Knowing more men will come for them, he tells Kenya that they must be prepared.
By stealing a card key, Daniel gains acces to the Animus Room (where he sees Paul Bellamy hooked up one an Animus). He climbs into an Animus to find peace again, but is unable to operate it. During another instance of the Bleeding Effect, he lives a memory where Nikolai tells his son what happened to his mother and sister: they were arrested during the Palmer Raids, which were meant to eliminate Communism propaganda. Nikolai managed to escape with the recent born Kenya, but Anna and Nadya were arrested and deported back to Russia. He never managed to find them. Nikolai also tells that Sergei worked together with the people who organized the raids, and that Kenya will have to kill them when they come for them.
Daniel is caught by Dr. Sung in the Animus Room, but when she informs him the Animus wasnt even on, Daniel understands he doesnt need the Animus to find solace. When he tells her that he wants to relive the memories cause they are the closest thing to a family, Dr. Sung reassures him Abstergo and Vidic sees him as family. Daniel now rises through the ranks of Abstergo and is seen to train new recruits.
Nikolai is preparing his son for when the Assassins come again, by challenging Kenya to attack him with a knife. Kenya is reluctant, but does as his father says. Nikolai easily disarms him and as a punishment Kenya has to sleep outside. This continues for several times, until Kenya has learned the skills of the wild, and manages to ambush his father. With the knife on the throat, Nikolai asks him to be strong and kill him, cause he "shouldn't flinch in the face of death". Kenya pushes the knife further, but is stopped. Nikolai now knows his son is prepared and hugs him.
Daniel is introduced to the Inner Sanctum of Abstergo, and given a special mission. The raids on the Assassin camps revealed lots of information, of which the location of the hidden Library of Ivan the Terrible beneath the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Daniel is send to investigate the link with the Assassins, who apparently have used the library as repository for generations, including the Prophet's Codex.
When an Assassin squad comes for Nikolai and his son, several of them are killed because the house is boobytrapped with a bomb. They spread out in a search for them, but are ambushed by the Orelov's. They managed to kill their persuers, although Nikolai is shot in the leg.
When Daniel infiltrates the Library, he is greeted by the guard, who thinks Daniel is his replacement. He shows Daniel the most valuable part: the writings of the Prophet (he only mentions the name Ezio, no surname). Daniel finds the most important piece: a (written) recording of the message from Minerva to Desmond, altohugh here no surname is mentioned either. He communicates it through to Abstergo, and leaves, having killed the previous guard. (why Daniel doesn't take it with him is unclear).
Nikolai and his son has reached a river crossing, but when Kenya has ziplined to the other side, Nikolai is shot in his other leg by the last remaining Assassin, who wants to bring him to Washington to reveal what Nikolai has learned from the artifact. He also wants to bring Kenya in, and tries to persuade him by telling that his mother and sister are alive. Nikolai doesn't believe him, and prays for his son to be strong. Kenya shoots his father, with the shot going through him, also killing his opponent. Kenya then takes the blade from his father.
After his mission in the Hidden Library, Daniel goes inside a church, where he meets an old lady. She tells him he reminds her of hher son, who was always getting in trouble. When she asks why Daniel is in Moscow (she identifies him as new, because of the cross he wears, where in Russia people wear the patriarchal cross), Daniel responds by telling he is "visiting family". She tells him that there are no stronger ties than those of blood. Daniel then leaves.
OR..... I could give him the Scotch now. Anyway, *prepares scotch and popcorn* Fire away man! <sarcasm>No pressure!</sarcasm> ThatRandomUser ~Lair of Randomness (Enter at own risk) 08:49, September 7, 2012 (UTC)
I have entered a summary of The Chain, although it's probably a bit "hairy" english, and maybe not all of it is really understandable (i myself dont understand the end either). Anyway, The Chain was a great read, and I can recommend it. Ordering it through the Ubisworkshop is pretty easy too.
I've made the necessary corrections. Thanks a million, you've helped out the wiki more than you know. Seems like Daniel isn't a complete jerk after all... ~ GI Auditore Comms Channel 14:03, September 10, 2012 (UTC)