Natalya Aliyev is a young teenager of Russian, Khazak and Mongolian descent, and a descendant of the opera singer Adelina Patti, and of the Mongol Templar Bayan. In 2016, she relived Adelina's memories through the Animus.
At some point, her parents and grand-parents wanted her to be a musician, and they paid a russian violin professor called Krupin to teach her. Unfortunately, she wasn't a good musician and she abandoned music.
Recruited by MonroeEdit
In 2016, she was contacted by Sebastian Monroe, who offered her to relive her grandparents' memories when they fled Soviet Khazaskhtan. Later, Natalya was brought to a warehouse with several others teenagers ; Owen Meyers, Javier Mondragón, Sean Molloy and the siblings Grace and David Collins.
Monroe explained them the conflict between the Assassins and the Templars and the Pieces of Eden. He explained that they were researching the Trident of Eden, and that each of the teenagers' ancestors had been in contact with one piece of the Trident. Finally, he explained that he wanted to retrieve it before Assassins or Templars to hide it.
To do so, he put the teenagers in the Animus, during the New York City draft riots, in 1863. Natalya relived the memories of Adelina Patti, and felt anxious when the latter sang before a huge crowd. During the riots, Adelina was protected by Tommy Greyling, Sean's ancestor, and fell in love with him while in the same time, Sean fell in love with Natalya.
When the group knew the location of the prong, an Abstergo strike team attacked the warehouse and kidnapped almost the teenagers - except Owen and Javier who fled with a bike. They were conducted to the Aerie, and introduced to Dr. Victoria Bibeau. Then, they encountered Isaiah, who talked them about Abstergo and Templars' real goals. Natalya then isolated herself and when Sean tried to speak to her, she didn't take attention to him. After some time, however, she decided to eat some victuals. Victoria then came to the group, and asked if they ever wanted to go in China.
Working for the TemplarsEdit
Thanks to Abstergo convincing her parents to let Natalya perform memory research through the Animus, Natalya began experiencing the memories of her Mongolian ancestor, Bayan, in search of the second prong of the Trident of Eden. One day, while having breakfast, David informed everyone that he overheard Isaiah placing a kill order on Owen and Javier, but no one believed him.
As time went by, Natalya became more and more disaffected with the Templars' goal. Soon enough, Monroe caused a blackout in an attempt to rescue them. Natalya and David chose to leave, but Grace was separated from them and Sean refused, having been taken in by the Templars. Separated from Monroe, they soon met up with Javier, who had joined the Assassins in a simultaneous rescue attempt. They managed to escape the Aerie in a bulletproof car, at which they soon meet up with the Assassin Griffin, though they were forced to leave Owen behind.
Upon reaching Griffin's safehouse, Natalya sat down with David and Javier and recapped what they had been up to. During their conversation, Natalya learned that Owen's Chinese Assassin ancestor was the one Bayan caught after the assassination of Mongke Khan.
Griffin soon informed them that Isaiah was mounting an expedition to Mongolia and asked Natalya to re-enter the Animus to find the second prong's exact location. Natalya agreed on the condition that Griffin bring all of them to Mongolia. However, when Natalya began experiencing Bayan's induction into the Templar Order, she purposely desynchonized, which angered Griffin. Though Natalya protested that she didn't want any involvement in the Assassin-Templar war, Griffin stated that a side had to be chosen eventually. They soon packed up for Mongolia, with Natalya promising to find the Khan's tomb once they get there.