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The Hephaestus Email Network was an internet email service used by the Assassin Order.

While staying in the Sanctuary of Monteriggioni, Desmond Miles, Lucy Stillman, Shaun Hastings and Rebecca Crane exchanged several messages over the network.[1]

Lucy informed them regularly of their schedule and tasks for the week, and the others would exchange emails about various trivial topics, including buying food and going out into the town.[1]

The only outsiders who contacted them were Erudito, a mysterious user who simply informed Desmond of his teammates' email passwords, an Assassin only identified as William M, and another William M who was actually Warren Vidic impersonating William to be able to converse with Lucy about Desmond's condition without alarming anyone else on the team.[1]

William contacted Shaun about the status of other Assassin teams. He also spoke briefly to Desmond himself, upon the recovery of the restored memories of 1506.[1]

On 9 October 2012, Lucy Stillman called the office of Warren Vidic, pleading with him to allow Desmond to stay out of the Animus, as she feared another situation like Subject 16's. Following this, Warren sent Lucy an email under the guise of William M, confirming the suspicions that there was a false William emailing Lucy the entire duration of the team's time in Monteriggioni.[2]

William informed Desmond that his progress was being monitored by Rebecca, and advised him to tell as few people as possible of their findings. Once Desmond explored all the memories, he received another email from William, thanking him for his help, and requesting him not to disclose the information to either Shaun or Lucy, as their security and safety depended on it. Finally, he informed Desmond that they would meet soon.[1]

The Assassins continued to use the Hephaestus Network after arriving at the Grand Temple. During this period, the First Civilization member Juno was able to communicate with Desmond via email, urging him to continue his efforts to find the Grand Temple Key, and showing her disgust with the human race.[3]

Sanctuary ConversationsEdit

DesmondEdit

From: Rebecca Crane
To: Lucy Stillman
Date/Time: 9/19/2012 4:45 AM
Subject: Desmond
Hey Luce,

Desmond was screaming pretty loud in his sleep yesterday. It's getting worse. I dunno if you heard it too but I thought I'd let you know.

r3b3cca



From: Lucy Stillman
To: Rebecca Crane
Date/Time: 9/18/2012 6:00 AM
Subject: RE: Desmond
I did hear it but there's not much we can do until we've reached our goal. I know it's awful and I hate doing this to him but it's necessary.

Thanks though,

Lucy



YogurtEdit

From: Lucy Stillman
To: Desmond Miles, Shaun Hastings, Rebecca Crane
Date/Time: 9/19/2012 10:39 PM
Subject: Yogurt
I had 2 yogurts in the mini fridge as of this morning and now they're gone. I'm hungry and annoyed so who took them?

Lucy



From: Shaun Hastings
To: Lucy Stillman, Rebecca Crane
Date/Time: 9/19/2012 11:45 PM
Subject: RE: Yogurt
Lucy,

I am supremely disappointed that you would make such allegations of your dedicated staff. This accusation is injust, unfounded and frankly rather insulting.

S.



From: Rebecca Crane
To: Lucy Stillman, Desmond Miles, Shaun Hastings
Date/Time: 9/19/2012 11:57 PM
Subject: RE: RE: Yogurt
Shaun ate both of them. I know because he asked me if I wanted one.

r3b3cca



From: Lucy Stillman
To: Desmond Miles, Shaun Hastings, Rebecca Crane
Date/Time: 09/20/2012 12:36 AM
Subject: RE: RE: RE: Yogurt
Thanks Becca.

Shaun you're on clean up for the next week.

Lucy



From: Shaun Hastings
To: Lucy Stillman, Rebecca Crane
Date/Time: 9/20/2012 1:24 AM
Subject: RE: RE: RE: RE: Yogurt
This just in:

Rebecca is a Templar.



Mp3 playerEdit

From: Rebecca Crane
To: Lucy Stillman, Desmond Miles, Shaun Hastings
Date/Time: 9/21/2012 9:06 AM
Subject: Mp3 player
Hey guys,

I can't find my mp3 player- the little black one. Let me know if you see it. (I have trouble sleeping without my tunes)

r3b3cca



From: Shaun Hastings
To: Rebecca Crane
Date/Time: 9/22/2012 4:40 AM
Subject: RE: Mp3 player
Found it.

S.



From: Rebecca Crane
To: Shaun Hastings
Date/Time: 9/23/2012 11:50 PM
Subject: RE: RE: Mp3 player
Thanks for the hand off earlier! Where was it?


From: Shaun Hastings
To: Rebecca Crane
Date/Time: 9/24/2012 2:56 AM
Subject: RE: RE: RE: Mp3 player
My nightstand.


EatsEdit

From: Rebecca Crane
To: Lucy Stillman, Desmond Miles, Shaun Hastings
Date/Time: 9/25/2012 10:05 PM
Subject: Eats
Going to get some eats from the cafe in town.

Anything?

r3b3cca



From: Shaun Hastings
To: Rebecca Crane
Date/Time: 9/25/2012 10:23 PM
Subject: RE: Eats
That nice pasta dish I like.

Thanks,

S.

P.S. I have no Euros so thanks in advance.



Bleeding EffectEdit

From: William M.
To: Lucy Stillman
Date/Time: 9/26/2012 11:30 PM
Subject: RE: Bleeding Effect
Hello Lucy,
Your last email troubled me, more for your sake than the fate of the project. I have no idea what has gotten into you, but you're going to come down with an ulcer if you don't relax a little. You're doing excellent work, there is nothing for you to worry about. In terms of Desmond, however, I think you are somewhat justified in your concern. I need you to keep eye on him and report anything you observe that might be relevant.
When you get back here, we'll run tests on him, but I'm sure on your watch there will be no need to worry. Take care of yourself, get some sleep!

-William



Unmarked vanEdit

From: Rebecca Crane
To: Lucy Stillman, Desmond Miles, Shaun Hastings
Date/Time: 9/27/2012 4:05 AM
Subject: unmarked van
Hey guys,

Just a quick heads up:

There was a white unmarked van parked across the street when I went to get batteries yesterday and it was still here today when I came back with food. It's a little too non-descript for my liking and it's just the right size for surveillance gear.

I checked again a few minutes ago and it was gone but keep an eye out.

r3b3cca



First updateEdit

From: William M.
To: Shaun Hastings
Date/Time: 9/27/2012 9:01 PM
Subject: Status
Hello Shaun,

Here's an update of team locations and activities for you to pass on to the others. You'll probably be contacted by one of the members from Sao Paolo. You're their lifeline, so be ready. You'll be glad to know that everyone here is safe for the time being. I'm sure Lucy told you that you'll all be coming here once you have the Apple of Eden. I don't know what you've heard about this place, but there will be a lot here to show you that I know you're going to love. Lots of history.

Moscow- They remain safe and secure. They are currently chasing a potential lead on another Piece of Eden, so fingers crossed on that one. I've done a little research for them myself and have confirmed a few of their suspicions so it's looking good at the moment.

Sao Paolo- They had to move safe houses again and this time it was too close. It's suspected there's a leak on their team so headquarters is looking into it. It's likely the team will go dark soon and try and flush out the mole. Hopefully they can catch it before it catches up to them but they are supported so that's a plus.

Osaka- As per plan, they are still dark. They're scheduled to make contact with headquarters in 72 hours so hopefully they're OK and have lost their tail.

I wouldn't share this one with the others yet. I don't want to alarm them until absolutely necessary:

Denver- Off the grid and this one isn't planned. It looks like we may have lost another one. Headquarters is investigating.

-William



From: Shaun Hastings
To: Desmond Miles, Lucy Stillman, Rebecca Crane
Date/Time: 9/27/2012 10:22 PM
Subject: Update
Quick update on our remaining counterparts around the globe:

Moscow- They remain safe and secure. They are currently chasing a potential lead on another Piece of Eden so fingers crossed on that one. I've done a little research for them myself and have confirmed a few of their suspicions so it's looking good at the moment.

Sao Paolo- They had to move safe houses again and this time it was too close. it's suspected there's a leak on their team so headquarters is looking into it. It's likely the team will go dark soon and try and flush out the mole. Hopefully they can catch it before it catches up to them but they are supperted so that's a plus.

Osaka- As per plan, they are still dark. They're scheduled to make contact with headquarters in 72 hours so hopefully they're ok and have lost their tail.

More updates to come,

S.



No subjectEdit

From: Rebecca Crane
To: Lucy Stillman
Date/Time: 9/28/2012 8:00 AM
Subject: -
Hey Lucy,

This is getting harder and harder. I miss my family. I miss my dog. I miss my life.

I know what we're doing is important but I can't help but feel this way. Especially when we're spinning our wheels like we are now. I guess all I'm saying is I need someone to talk to and you're the only person who understands.

...I guess there's Shaun but he just makes sarcastic comments. I just don't want that right now.

r3b3cca



From: Lucy Stillman
To: Rebecca Crane
Date/Time: 9/28/2012 8:30 pm
Subject: RE: -
I'd be lying if I said I didnt feel the same way sometimes, but when I do, I try to think about what would become of this world if we weren't fighting this fight. It is hard Rebecca and that's why you were chosen, like me, because you can endure. But I know your resilience doesnt make you invincible.

Come by my room in the morning and we can talk about whatever.

Lucy



Italian apesEdit

From: Shaun Hastings
To: Lucy Stillman
Date/Time: 9/29/2012 9:00 PM
Subject: The Anger of Italian Apes
Dear Lucy,

I regret to inform you I will no longer be able to trek into town for the foreseeable future. I'll spare you the gory details but suffice to say an exchange of words, hand gesture and grunts with a large Italian fellow have made it clear to me he plans to murder your favourite male co-worker on sight. I am truly sorry for any inconvenience this might cause.

Sincerely,

S.



From: Lucy Stillman
To: Shaun Hastings
Date/Time: 9/29/2012 9:44 pm
Subject: RE: The Anger of Italian Apes
You're still going in when it's your turn. If you need me to hold your hand and protect you from the big man just ask.

Lucy



From: Shaun Hastings
To: Lucy Stillman
Date/Time: 9/29/2012 10:13 PM
Subject: RE: RE: The Anger of Italian Apes
Fine. But when the brute eats my pancreas you'll be without a lead data manager...


EmergencyEdit

From: Shaun Hastings
To: Rebecca Crane
Date/Time: 9/30/2012 10:18 PM
Subject: Emergency
Rebecca,

Found this riddle in my research and can't crack it. Any ideas? I think it might be the key to the location of another piece of Eden:

Why did the bald man paint rabbits on his head?

S.



From: Rebecca Crane
To: Shaun Hastings
Date/Time: 9/30/2012 10:34 PM
Subject: RE: Emergency
Never seen anything like that.

Any more info?

Seriously? Another Piece of Eden?

r3b3cca



From: Shaun Hastings
To: Rebecca Crane
Date/Time: 9/30/2012 11:03 PM
Subject: RE: RE: Emergency
Yes. If we both dig I think we can solve it.

Top priority for right now.

S.



From: Rebecca Crane
To: Shaun Hastings
Date/Time: 9/30/2012 11:10 PM
Subject: RE: RE: RE: Emergency
Understood.

Have you told Lucy?



From: Shaun Hastings
To: Rebecca Crane
Date/Time: 10/01/2012 12:01 AM
Subject: RE: RE: RE: RE: Emergency
Not yet. I didn't want to get her excited before we had something concrete but I think I just cracked it!

S.



From: Rebecca Crane
To: Shaun Hastings, Lucy Stillman
Date/Time: 10/01/2012 12:09 AM
Subject: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: Emergency
What's the answer?????

Looping in Lucy.



From: Shaun Hastings
To: Rebecca Crane
Date/Time: 10/01/2012 12:15 AM
Subject: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: Emergency
Because from a distance they looked like hares.


From: Rebecca Crane
To: Shaun Hastings
Date/Time: 10/01/2012 12:18 AM
Subject: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: Emergency
...

r3b3cca



From: Lucy Stillman
To: Shaun Hastings, Rebecca Crane
Date/Time: 10/01/2012 12:20 AM
Subject: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: Emergency
Can we get back to work now, please.

Lucy



This afternoonEdit

From: Shaun Hastings
To: Rebecca Crane
Date/Time: 10/02/2012 7:00 AM
Subject: This Afternoon
I found some really good beats the other day. Want to come to mine for a listen when you get off watch?

S.



From: Rebecca Crane
To: Shaun Hastings
Date/Time: 10/02/2012 7:39 AM
Subject: RE: This Afternoon
:)

r3b3cca



AnimusEdit

From: Shaun Hastings
To: Lucy Stillman
Date/Time: 10/03/2012 5:47 AM
Subject: Animus
Lucy,

Let me get straight to the point.

I noticed we have a free day on Sunday. Would you allow me to do a small session in the Animus?

Rebecca said she'd monitor me and it would be for a short while. I'm rather curious about the validity of my Norse descent.

As it would be a one-off and for a short period I really don't see any harm.

S.



QuestionEdit

From: William M.
To: Lucy Stillman
Date/Time: 10/04/2012 8:00 PM
Subject: Question
Hello Lucy,
Sorry about the slow reply, just got back from lunch. Good question! I'm not sure if we can do that, but ask again once you're back here.
We've analyzed the tapes you left for us and Desmond seems to be progressing perfectly. I can see that you've developed a good report, just make sure that your friendship doesn't jeopardize our goals. The Temples Minerva mentioned on the last tape might be the only thing that can stop the end from arriving. Great work as always and hang in there!

-William



SuppliesEdit

From: Rebecca Crane
To: Lucy Stillman, Desmond Miles, Shaun Hastings
Date/Time: 10/05/2012 7:45 PM
Subject: Supplies
Hey guys, I'm goin' in to town tomorrow for supplies. My list is below.

Am I forgetting anything?

Apples
Melon
Banana
Mango (For Shaun)
Lettusce
Cucumber
Celery
Tomatoes
Carrots
Eggs
Milk
Butter
Fresh pasta
Fresh bread
Chicken
Bacon (Canadian if they have it)
Chips
Humus
Buns
Diet Cola
Orange Juice
Toilet paper
Shampoo
AA, AAA, 9V batteries
Red Wine



From: Shaun Hastings
To: Rebecca Crane
Date/Time: 10/05/2012 7:56 PM
Subject: RE: Supplies
Beer

Sausages
Potatoes

S.



From: Shaun Hastings
To: Rebecca Crane
Date/Time: 10/05/2012 8:02 PM
Subject: RE: Supplies
Antibiotic ointment

Ibuprofin
Duct tape
and get a couple DVDs if you can find English ones.

Lucy



Second updateEdit

From: William M.
To: Shaun Hastings
Date/Time: 10/06/2012 10:59 PM
Subject: Update
Hello Shaun,

I'm still with the others, no disasters yet. It looks like Abstergo is focusing on their satellite instead of hunting for us, so that buys some time. I'm worried about Denver though. Let's try to touch base at 3AM.

You'll be up with Desmond and I'm having trouble sleeping these days anyway. The unexpected heat of this European fall is killing me. I don't know how you Continentals handle it. You might as well pass the Denver info on now that it's escalated, they have a right to know.

Moscow- They remain safe and secure. The lead they've been chasing is becoming more and more promising. It's checking out under cross reference and they've been undisturbed by Templars to date. They're keeping security tight and staying vigilant but it's nice to get some good news for a change.

Sao Paolo- Has gone dark as per spec. The leak was confirmed and the team has set about smoking it out. They will likely move cities during their off-the-grid and will let us know where they are when they resurface.

Osaka- Made contact. Have yet to lose their tail so they have gone black until further notice.

Denver- Headquarters went to their safe house and everything was gone which means 1 of 2 things: They were attacked and captured by Templars who took all their gear for analysis OR they went code RED without warning and went off-the-grid with no time to notify headquarters. Let's hope for the latter.

Take care,

-William



From: Shaun Hastings
To: Desmond Miles, Lucy Stillman, Rebecca Crane
Date/Time: 10/06/2012 11:37 PM
Subject: Update
Quick update on our reamaining counterparts around the globe:

Moscow- They remain safe and secure. The lead they've been shasing is becoming more and more promising. it's checking out under cross reference and they've been undisturbed by Templars to date. They're keeping security tight and staying vigilant but it's nice to get some good news for a change.

Sao Paolo- Has gone dark as per spec. The leak was confirmed and the team has set about smoking it out. They will likely move cities during their off-the-grid and will let us know where they are when the resurface.

Osaka- Made contact. Have yet to lose their tail so have gone back under further notice.

Denver- Headquarters went to their safe house and everything was gone which means 1 of 2 things: They were attacked and captured by Templars who took all their gear for analysis OR they went code RED without warning and went off-the-grid with no time to notify the headquarters. Let's hope for the latter.

S.



Drinking?Edit

From: Shaun Hastings
To: Lucy Stillman, Rebecca Crane
Date/Time: 10/07/2012 8:35 PM
Subject: What about Drinking?
Colleagues,

We have been cooped up on this dungeon for ages. I feel it's best for both our sanity and productivity if we go into town tonight and enjoy the local color.

A bit of wine and maybe some music.

Please advise,

S.



From: Rebecca Crane
To: Lucy Stillman, Shaun Hastings
Date/Time: 10/07/2012 8:46 PM
Subject: RE: What about Drinking?
What about Desmond?

r3b3cca



From: Lucy Stillman
To: Rebecca Crane
Date/Time: 10/07/2012 8:53 PM
Subject: RE: RE: What about Drinking?
He can't leave the sanctuary and I won't leave him alone.


From: Shaun Hastings
To: Lucy Stillman, Rebecca Crane
Date/Time: 10/07/2012 9:02 PM
Subject: RE: RE: RE: What about Drinking?
*sigh*

Looks like just the two of us, Rebecca.



From: Rebecca Crane
To: Lucy Stillman, Shaun Hastings
Date/Time: 10/07/2012 9:08 PM
Subject: RE: RE: RE: RE: What about Drinking?
WOOT a date with Shaun!!!

r3b3cca



ReliefEdit

From: Shaun Hastings
To: Lucy Stillman
Date/Time: 10/08/2012 8:00 AM
Subject: Relief
Where are the pain pills we have? I've got a ripping headache.

S.



From: Lucy Stillman
To: Shaun Hastings
Date/Time: 10/08/2012 8:11 AM
Subject: RE: Relief
In my room on the window sill.

Lucy



MisgivingsEdit

From: William M.
To: Lucy Stillman
Date/Time: 10/09/2012 1:45 AM
Subject: Misgivings
Lucy,
The issues you raised in your last voicemail have taken me by surprise, to say the least. Think of all the work, all the stress and planning we've put into this. We had our suspicions for years about Minerva, about that particular Piece of Eden. Your tapes confirmed it, now we can study and discover the truth.
You've been waiting nearly a decade for this day, don't put Desmond in danger just because of feelings you may or may not have. We're only going to get one shot at this with the short amount of time left. Don't fail us now.

-William



Weekly SchedulesEdit

From: Lucy Stillman
To: Desmond Miles, Shaun Hastings, Rebecca Crane
Date/Time: 9/24/2012 12:34 AM
Subject: Weekly Schedule
Monday:

Animus Session - Everyone
Supply run - Rebecca
Clean-up - Shaun
Day watch - Shaun to relieve Lucy @ 3pm

Tuesday:
Animus Session - Everyone
Clean-up - Shaun
Day watch - Lucy to relieve Rebecca @ 3pm

Wednesday:
Animus Session - Everyone
Clean-up - Shaun
Day watch - Rebecca to relieve Shaun @ 3pm

Thursday:
Animus Session - Everyone
Clean-up - Shaun
Day watch - Shaun to relieve Lucy @ 3pm

Friday:
Animus Session - Everyone
Clean-up - Shaun
Day watch - Lucy to relieve Rebecca @ 3pm
Shaun must stay on site

Saturday:
Animus Session - Everyone (if Desmond is up to it)
Team meeting
Day watch - Rebecca to relieve Shaun @ 3pm

Sunday: Off. (We need it)
Day watch - Shaun to relieve Lucy @ 3pm

Thanks, Lucy



From: Lucy Stillman
To: Desmond Miles, Shaun Hastings, Rebecca Crane
Date/Time: 10/01/2012 12:40 AM
Subject: Schedule for the week
Monday:

Animus Session -- Everyone
Supply run -- Shaun
Clean-up -- Rebecca
Day watch -- Shaun to relieve Lucy @ 3pm

Tuesday:
Animus Session -- Everyone
Clean-up -- Shaun
Day watch -- Lucy to relieve Rebecca @ 3pm

Wednesday:
Animus Session -- Everyone
Clean-up -- Lucy
Day watch -- Rebecca to relieve Shaun @ 3pm

Thursday:
Animus Session -- Everyone
Clean-up -- Rebecca
Day watch -- Shaun to relieve Lucy @ 3pm

Friday:
Animus Session -- Everyone
Clean-up -- Shaun
Team supper! (Desmond is doing this one. :))
Day watch -- Lucy to relieve Rebecca @ 3pm
Shaun must stay on site

Saturday:
Animus Session -- Everyone
Team meeting
Day watch -- Rebecca to relieve Shaun @ 3pm

Sunday:
Animus Session -- Everyone (if Desmond is up to it)
Day watch -- Shaun to relieve Lucy @ 3pm

Thanks,

Lucy



From: Lucy Stillman
To: Desmond Miles, Shaun Hastings, Rebecca Crane
Date/Time:
Subject: Schedule for the week
Monday:

Animus Session -- Everyone
Supply run -- Lucy
Clean-up -- Shaun
Day watch -- Lucy to relieve Rebecca @ 3pm

Tuesday:
Animus Session -- Everyone
Clean-up -- Lucy
Day watch -- Rebeca to relieve Shaun @ 3pm

Wednesday:
Animus Session -- Everyone
Clean-up -- Rebecca
Day watch -- Shaun to relieve Lucy @ 3pm

Thursday:
Animus Session -- Everyone
Clean-up -- Shaun
Day watch -- Lucy to relieve Rebecca @ 3pm

Friday:
Animus Session -- Everyone
Clean-up -- Lucy
Team supper! (Prepared by our lovely Rebecca)
Day watch -- Rebecca to relieve Shaun @ 3pm

Saturday:
Animus Session -- Everyone (if Desmond is up to it)
Team meeting
Day watch -- Shaun to relieve Lucy @ 3pm

Sunday:
Animus Session -- Everyone (if Desmond is up to it)
Day watch -- Lucy to relieve Rebecca @ 3pm

Thanks,

Lucy



Temple ConversationsEdit

Patch notesEdit

From: Rebecca Crane
To: D. Miles
Date/Time: Oct. 30th, 2012 14:54
Subject: Patch notes!
Heyo, had a little bit of downtime while you were "gone," so figured I'd do what I could to upgrade the operating system. It's actually been ready for a little while now, but with the Animus in safe mode, I wasn't about to try an installation.


THINGS I DID (actually it should be WE since I had a few people in the other cells chip in):

1. Modifications to the targeting system. You should be able to move in and out of combat more easily.

2. Free-running improvements. You're less likely to jump at the wrong time/in the wrong direction.

3. Only one input for interacting with the world. No more choosing between parts of your ancestor's body.

4. You can assassinate while moving now. Definitely try it out ASAP! You can pick up weapons on the go as well.

5. We implemented a weather system. Rain, snow, wind - it's all there!

6. ANIMALS!! (Nuff said)

7. Faster fast travel. Just open your map and you can instantly travel to any unlocked fast travel station.

8. Revamped the map. It now provides lots of additional information and you've got more control over what it shows.

There's a ton of other stuff, but your dad is yelling at me to get back to work, so I'd better wrap this up. I'll hit you up on the other side as you come across new features.



DatabaseEdit

From: Shaun Hastings
To: D. Miles
Date/Time: Oct. 30th, 2012 15:07
Subject: Database
First of all - welcome back! It's good to see you fully recovered. Can't imagine what it was like for you, trapped in there... If you ever want to chat about it, you just let me know.

Anyway, you'll find the database essentially unchanged aside from a few cosmetic upgrades. As before, you'll receive a notification when I've added a new entry. I'll also let you know if any of the entires are updated - as is often the case when dealing with these conspiratorial ancestors of yours.


The missionEdit

From: William Miles
To: D. Miles; R. Crane; S. Hastings
Date/Time: Oct. 30th, 2012 17:22
Subject: The mission
I know it's easy to get distracted while inside the Animus, but I'm hoping everyone can stay focused here. We need to find that key as soon as possible.

Also - DO NOT go exploring the temple without first clearing it with me. And carry your headsets with you at ALL times. Can't afford to lose anyone because curiosity got the better of them. We're short-handed as it is.


Juno sightingEdit

From: Shaun Hastings
To: D. Miles; W. Miles; R. Crane
Date/Time: Oct. 31th, 2012 12:00
Subject: Balls
We've got a visitor down here. It's Juno. She's been appearing every now and then. Sort of flits through the air - reminds us to guard you well, find the key, blah blah - and then POOF - disappears. At first we thought it was just a another holographic recording... ut then your father called her some rather choice word - and she glared at him. Honest! Swiveled those eyes in his directions and frowned. Creeped me out.

I don't know if she's reaching out to us from the past, if some part of her is actually still conscious, or if maybe she's inside the Apple, like some evil genie. Whatever it is... gives me the creeps.

And on that note: Happy Halloween!


Haytham's amuletEdit

From: Shaun Hastings
To: D. Miles; R. Crane; W. Miles
Date/Time: Nov. 1st, 2012 15:07
Subject: Haytham's amulet
Though I suppose Haytham's amulet is TECHNICALLY a Piece of Eden, it's not particularly exciting. It functions as a key and, well, that's about it. I know, I know... we're all used to these things being incredibly powerful (and thus rather dangerous). But this one is neither. Is it weird I'm disappointed? That said, it's still critical to our mission. So I suppose that counts for something!


British dictionaryEdit

From: Shaun Hastings
To: D. Miles; W. Miles; R. Crane
Date/Time: Nov. 1st, 2012 22:41
Subject:  :( :( :(
Good Lord, Rebecca - with all the "fixes" and "updates" and "improvements" you supposedly put into this recent software revision, one would think you would have had the decency to include a British English dictionary in the spellchecker. Some of us prefer to use PROPER language when corresponding. The database keeps trying to replace the letter s with zed in certain words. And it's declared war on the letter u as well. Realise becomes realize and colour becomes color. Wrong wrong wrong!

It's all rather ethnocentric if you ask me. Also quite against the principles of the Assassin Brotherhood, last I checked. And here I thought we were meant to be an all inclusive bunch...


E-mail fixEdit

From: Rebecca Crane
To: D. Miles; W. Miles; S. Hastings
Date/Time: Nov. 3rd, 2012 18:29
Subject: E-mail fix
Just a quick heads up: replying to e-mail chains will no longer return multiple instances of the word RE:. Should cut down on subject length considerably.


From: Shaun Hastings
To: D. Miles; W. Miles; R. Crane
Date/Time: Nov. 3rd, 2012 18:35
Subject: RE: RE: RE: E-mail fix
Are you sure about that? (See above)


From: Rebecca Crane
To: D. Miles; W. Miles; S. Hastings
Date/Time: Nov. 3rd, 2012 18:38
Subject: RE: RE: RE: E-mail fix
Ha ha. Very funny Shaun.


From: William Miles
To: D. Miles; R. Crane; S. Hastings
Date/Time: Nov. 3rd, 2012 18:40
Subject: RE: RE: RE: E-mail fix
Focus please.


Animus toleranceEdit

From: Rebecca Crane
To: D. Miles; W. Miles, S. Hastings
Date/Time: Nov. 5th, 2012 01:32
Subject: So far so good
Hey there Desmond! As you'll see from the date of this email, you've been in the Animus for a few days now. But don't worry!! I've been staying on top of your vitals. Not even a blip! So it looks like extending the sessions won't be a problem. Whatever happened between you and 16 seems to have increased your tolerance. The animus keeps you in a resting state which takes care of fatigue - and your memories are vivid enough we're actually seeing micro-movement in your muscles, which means no atrophy issues either. Still, we'll be bringing you out for breaks just to stay on the safe side.


Shaun's "charm"Edit

From: Rebecca Crane
To: D. Miles
Date/Time: Nov. 7th, 2012 23:18
Subject: Ugh
Shaun is REALLY getting on my nerves!!! You'd think with everything that's going on, the guy would stop being such a douche! Maybe he thinks it's funny. Or maybe it's part of his snarky British "charm". Or maybe it's how he deals with the stress. Whatever it is, it's getting old real fast. We've got enough to worry about - you know, end of the world and everything... You'd think he'd show a little restraint or maturity or SOMETHING. Sorry... not like you need to hear me venting. You've got enough on your plate. Please don't say anything to him, though!!!


DisappointedEdit

From: William Miles
To: D. Miles
Date/Time: Nov. 8th, 2012 02:41
Subject: Disappointed
In case you haven't noticed, we're knee deep in the shit here. I understand this might not be your idea of a good time. It isn't ANYONE'S idea of a good time. Picking fights isn't going to get our work finished any faster. So I suggest you stick to the mission. The sooner we're through the door, the sooner we can get back to our lives -- or in your case, the lack of one.

dad


WilliamEdit

From: Shaun Hastings
To: D. Miles
Date/Time: Nov. 9th, 2012 09:18
Subject: Your father
William's not the most diplomatic man, I'll give you that. But he cares about you very much. When you were under - during that whole bit with 16 - he never left your side. Even slept in the same room when we put down for the night. Anyway - don't mean to be a busybody. Just didn't want you to stay sore with him. Not too sore, anyway. The man means well - even if he's got an odd way of showing it.


New database entriesEdit

From: Shaun Hastings
To: D. Miles
Date/Time: Nov. 9th, 2012 22:17
Subject: New database entries
Just a quick heads up that I've pushed in a new batch of entries focused on the Kanien'kehá:ka. In order to ensure accuracy, I actually turned to a friend on the outside. Don't worry! He thinks it's for a presentation, so we're in no danger of being discovered.

You'll find a new section under the database labeled - surprise, surprise - Kanien'kehá:ka. It has information on their political and social structures as well as some notes about their material culture.


Connor's Piece of EdenEdit

From: Shaun Hastings
To: D. Miles; R. Crane; W. Miles
Date/Time: Nov. 11th, 2012 14:55
Subject: Connor's Piece of Eden
Interesting! The sphere used by Connor during his "spirit journey" is clearly first civilization in origin. It appears to function as some sort of temporal calculator. It's essentially a crystal ball - but one that actually works. This can't be coincidental... Which begs the question: are there others out there?


H e l l oEdit

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ConnectedEdit

From: 01001010010101010100111001001111
To: D. Miles
Date/Time: Nov. 12th, 2012 02:18
Subject: connected
it works i should hardly be surprised electrical impulses move from one pathway to another you call them networks our word for them was more akin to road it is yet difficult to project a thought from one medium to another and yet it works it works it works it works


Haytham's bladesEdit

From: Shaun Hastings
To: D. Miles
Date/Time: Nov. 13th, 2012 12:18
Subject: Haytham's blades
I've been doing some digging on Haytham's blades. Still not 100% sure where they came from. My initial instinct was he started out as an Assassin - I believe his father was one, in fact. But it appears he was a Templar from pretty early on. Maybe he took them from someone. It's happened before. And they're quite handy. I'm surprised more Templars haven't put them to use. Pretty easy to build a pair if you know what you're doing...


ImprovementsEdit

From: 01001010010101010100111001001111
To: D. Miles
Date/Time: Nov. 13th, 2012 18:21
Subject: Improvements
I have found a way to better control the impulses To formulate a thought and transmit it To add a sense of structure A sense of order You fear order Your kind The gentle hand tends the flock It is a kindness not a cruelty I wonder will you ever understand Your enemies do in their own way But they share your base heritage Their concept is flawed They are not worthy You have all proved unworthy of our gifts


JunoEdit

From: Shaun Hastings
To: D. Miles
Date/Time: Nov. 14th, 2012 01:19
Subject: Juno
Looks like Juno's really taken a shine to you. I suggest you don't engage her. There isn't time to go down that rabbit hole. It's sure to prove a badger's den, besides. This whole experience is, actually.

That final door... Salvation, was it? But for us? Who knows. Here we sit - working towards something we know next to nothing about. But it's our only chance. So there's that, I suppose.


Juno's warningEdit

From: Shaun Hastings
To: D. Miles
Date/Time: Nov. 14th, 2012 01:21
Subject: FW: Leave him alone
LOL. Somebody doesn't like me.

----- Begin forwarded message -----
FROM: 01001010010101010100111001001111
SENT: Nov. 14th, 2012 1:20
TO: S. HASTINGS
SUBJECT: LEAVE HIM ALONE

YOU SHOULD NOT MEDDLE IN AFFAIRS THAT DO NOT CONCERN YOU.


InconvenienceEdit

From: Shaun Hastings
To: D. Miles; W. Miles; R. Crane
Date/Time: Nov. 14th, 2012 19:23
Subject: Hmmmm...
All these Juno visits (and emails too, apparently!!) have got me thinking... What happened to Tinia and Minerva? They're the ones who invited us to this little Apocalypse party and now they've gone and buggered off. A little inconvenient... not to mention rude. I'll try and poke around later - see if there's not some sign of what happened to them...


Cold caveEdit

From: Rebecca Crane
To: D. Miles; W. Miles; S. Hastings
Date/Time: Nov. 19th, 2012 21:40
Subject: Am I the only one...
...who thinks we should buy a few space heaters? Maybe a couple of jackets too? It's COLD down here. I sort of figured that as we powered the place up it'd like turn on its climate control systems or something... Guess not. Maybe the First Civvies like it this way? All I know is I don't. So I'd REALLY like for us to pick up some sort of heating solution the next time we head out. Please!!


Abstergo interferenceEdit

From: Shaun Hastings
To: D. Miles; W. Miles; R. Crane
Date/Time: Nov. 20th, 2012 03:11
Subject: Annnnnoying
Abstergo is definitely on to us. Most of the power sources I was tracking are gone. Guess they're rushing to snap them up now that they know what we're up to. We've got the other cells scouting for us - running interference - trying to grab anything they can. It's just hard with our numbers and their resources.


StatusEdit

From: William Miles
To: D. Miles
Date/Time: Nov. 25th, 2012 15:51
Subject: Status
Shaun's continuing his search for additional power sources. I'm working to coordinate with the other cells - have them doing recon and watching for Abstergo. Rebecca's been monitoring your sessions. I'm hoping to duplicate some of the recordings and send them to other cells for further research. Also hoping there's a way to bypass some of these memories, but synchronization seems to dictate you progress in chronological order. Hopefully some day we'll have a way to move through memories more quickly. Would certainly save us a lot of time in situations like this.


HurryEdit

From: 01001010010101010100111001001111
To: D. Miles
Date/Time: Nov. 26th, 2012 02:51
Subject: Hurry
Why do you delay? If you do not retrieve the key in time, all the world will perish, and you with it. Yet you stop to talk. Or rest. Rest later. When your work is done. If I seem aggressive - if my words feel more imperative than request, it is because I fear that you will not succeed in time. And then all of us are doomed.


MurderersEdit

From: 01001010010101010100111001001111
To: D. Miles
Date/Time: Nov. 27th, 2012 18:06
Subject: Murderers
My father was taken from me by human hands. A war they called it. For their freedom. They were not even meant to exist. YOU were not meant to exist. We conjured you. A mistake. An error that cost us the world.

My father would sing to me as a child. Soft songs of hope and love. His voice forever stilled when your brutish ancestors took up axe and club. Later turned our own works against us. We might have known what was to come - and averted it - had you not dragged us into war.

This is your fault.


American politicsEdit

From: Shaun Hastings
To: D. Miles
Date/Time: Nov. 28th, 2012 06:14
Subject: American politics
You know, it's rather incredible the way your lunatic fringe tries to conjure the "spirit" of the Founding Fathers to support their various causes. And by incredible I mean hilarious. They hold up slave-owning, sexist, homophobes as if that's some sort of ideal to which one should aspire.

Oh - and in case you think I added that last bit for fun (as the sexism and slavery bits are already common knowledge): sodomy was a criminal offense in every one of the thirteen colonies except for Georgia and Thomas Jefferson ('champion' of personal liberty that he was) advocated for the castration of homosexuals. Lovely fellows, these founding fathers of yours. And now there's that new bit of madness with people asking for the removal of textbook references to their slave-owning...

And before you think to turn it back 'round and (rightly) point out their barbarism was inspired by English law - last I checked, two stupids don't make a smart. I thought the whole point of the Revolution was to break free of the old ways... And it certainly doesn't recommend your founders as the sort of persons one should aspire to become. Unless you aspire to become a manipulative bigot.

Lest you think I'm championing some sort of leftist agenda, I'll gladly shame the internet tough guys who celebrate the Treaty of Tripoli as well. Shame on them for thinking it shows anything other than something taken straight out of The First Grader's Guide to International Relations... its intent wasn't to prove America wasn't a Christian nation. They were saying they weren't going to reignite the Crusades. No, that would be delayed for a couple of centuries. Now I don't believe your founding fathers wanted to establish a theocracy. And they probably did intend for the country to be welcoming of all religions. But this isn't proof of that.

I suppose the point I'm trying to make is that people might want to spend a little less time romanticizing and manipulating the past (fat chance, that) and a bit more time focusing on how to improve the future (fatter chance still).

That's not say there isn't plenty to be learned from looking back - because there is! It's just that most of those lessons wind up ignored or perverted these days. At best it's disingenuous and unproductive. At worst (and often) it's rather dangerous.


HumansEdit

From: 01001010010101010100111001001111
To: D. Miles
Date/Time: Dec. 7th, 2012 4:18
Subject: Thinking about you
Your kind.
You wretched, simple things.
One step removed from animals.
One step removed?
No steps.
None.
You ARE animals.
We had the sense.
The sixth.
We were transcendent.
You are pretenders.
You suppress.
your artifices are lies.
Economics.
Philosophy.
Literature.
Love.
All borne of desperation.
Denying what you are.
ANIMALS.
Who root.
Who feast.
Who fuck.
Who kill.
Hate.
That is what I think of
When I think of you.


Don't worryEdit

From: William Miles
To: D. Miles
Date/Time: Dec. 8th, 2012 20:07
Subject: Don't worry
I know you think it's dangerous for me to head to Egypt on my own. And you're probably right. Wouldn't be surprised if Cross is already there. They're locking these things down left and right. But we don't have a lot of options. If there's a chance to grab the last power source, we've got to take it.

I promise I'll be careful. I've been fighting these bastards since before you were born. Literally.


AbsenceEdit

From: 01001010010101010100111001001111
To: D. Miles
Date/Time: Dec. 10th, 2012 05:18
Subject: They left
The ones you name Minerva and Tinia. They called you here. And then they left. Don't you find it odd? That they would go through all the trouble and then just disappear...

There were discs here, once. I threw them into the abyss when I still could. I think they were meant for you. Filled with lies. You don't need such things. I alone will guide you. You don't trust me. I am the enemy. I bade you kill the traitor. But if you hadn't - you would have died. And the world as well.

I hate you. But you will save us. So I offer my hand. I will lead you to salvation.


William's apologyEdit

From: William Miles
To: D. Miles
Date/Time: Dec. 11th, 2012 20:18
Subject: I'm sorry
They're going to be here soon. Trapped me in this damn museum. Should've taken more precautions... I'm sorry, son. It wasn't fair for me to come down on you the way I did. You never asked for any of this, and I should have been more understanding. I hope you can forgive me. I love you.


ConcernsEdit

From: Rebecca Crane
To: D. Miles
Date/Time: Dec. 12th, 2012 13:39
Subject: ...
I'm scared.

What if we don't find the key? What if we do, but run out of time? What if whatever's down here doesn't work? I mean - what's changed? The First Civ tried to save themselves and failed. And this place is shut down and sealed up... Doesn't really feel like the sort of place we're going to find the answers to all our problems. Doesn't help that the people who brought us here are missing... I'm just worried this isn't going to work.

I don't want to die.


Juno's apologyEdit

From: 01001010010101010100111001001111
To: D. Miles
Date/Time: Dec. 14th, 2012 11:11
Subject: Apology
Forgive my outbursts. It has been a long time. I have been alone in this place for too long. Waiting. Hoping. Soon you will see all I have promised. Only hurry and find the key. Restore power to this place.


Good news/bad newsEdit

From: Shaun Hastings
To: D. Miles; W. Miles; R. Crane
Date/Time: Dec. 19th, 2012 09:26
Subject: Good news/bad news
Which would you like first?


From: William Miles
To: S. Hastings; D. Miles; R. Crane
Date/Time: Dec. 19th, 2012 10:40
Subject: RE: Good news/bad news
not really the time for this.......


From: Shaun Hastings
To: D. Miles; W. Miles; R. Crane
Date/Time: Dec. 19th, 2012 10:51
Subject: RE: Good news/bad news
Okay okay. Sorry. So much for injecting a little pre-Christmas cheer into these otherwise dour proceedings...

The GOOD NEWS is that far as I can tell, the Eye-Abstergo launch has been postponed - permanently. With Vidic dead (thanks to dear Desmond) and the Apple of Eden still safely in our possession, there's no way they'll make their date. I suppose there's always the chance they'll manage to retrieve another Apple and start the whole process over - but all of our intel says they've got no leads. We're safe from that particular threat - at least for now.

The BAD NEWS is that we've got less than 48 hours to open the temple doors. Whatever's meant to happen on the 21st (and it's likely a whole lot worse than Eye-Abstergo) - I think we'd all like very much to ensure it DOESN'T.

TriviaEdit

  • Hephaestus was the Greek god of technology, blacksmiths, craftsmen, artisans, sculptors, metals, metallurgy, fire and volcanoes.
  • Accessing Desmond's account will earn the player the "Mailer Daemon" achievement.
  • The emails sent by William during the Da Vinci Disappearance memory sequence only appear during a playthrough of the game, and are accessible after the completion of Sequence 3. If the player has already completed the entire story, an alternative dialogue will occur when the DLC is accessed.
  • Regarding the name "William M." which appeared as the sender in emails separately addressed to Lucy and Shaun, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood lead writer Jeffrey Yohalem said in a podcast on 29 April 2012 that "the William M's are not necessarily the same."
  • 01001010010101010100111001001111 in binary code translates to "Juno" in plain text.

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