Nikola Tesla (10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was a Serbian-Croatian inventor, and a mechanical and electrical engineer. Tesla planned to create a worldwide network that was able to transmit information and electricity to anywhere on the planet. The knowledge needed for this plan came from an Apple of Eden he had acquired.
Born in Smiljan, in the borders of modern Croatia to Milutin and Ðuka Tesla, Nikola Tesla was one of the most important contributors to the birth of commercial electricity. He was also renowned for his many revolutionary developments in the field of electromagnetism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Tesla's patents and theoretical work formed the basis of modern (AC) electric power systems, including the polyphase system of electrical distribution, and the AC motor, with which he helped usher in the Second Industrial Revolution.
Acquiring a Piece of Eden
In 1874, Tesla fled to Tomingaj, near the municipality of Gračac, in order to avoid being drafted into the army. While there, he spent much of his time exploring the wilderness and the surrounding mountains; it was here that he found an Apple of Eden.
The Templars however, most prominently Thomas Edison – Tesla's former employer – opposed his ideas, as they would be a serious impediment to the Templar goals and Edison's own ideals. To this end, Edison demonstrated a series of experiments, such as the electrocution of a circus elephant that he released, as proof of Tesla's power being dangerous, causing public disapproval towards Tesla's invention. Along with his smear campaign, Edison also influenced his fellow Templar J.P. Morgan to cut funding for Tesla's famous Wardenclyffe Tower. In the following months, Tesla's Apple of Eden seemingly disappeared from his lab, along with some of his designs.
Working with the Assassins
In 1908, the Assassins contacted Tesla and enlisted his help in destroying a Templar facility in Tunguska which housed a copied Tesla coil, and was also the location where the Imperial Sceptre of Russia - one of the Staves of Eden - was located, using his powerful particle beam weapon.
While a team of Russian Assassins led by Nikolai Orelov infiltrated the facility to retrieve the Staff of Eden, Tesla fired his machine from America, while he also expressed his resentment of Edison just prior. However, the Assassins failed to secure the Staff in time, with both the artifact and the Assassins ultimately caught in the explosion.
As a result, a massive super-explosion that became known as the Tunguska explosion erupted, and the facility and the Staff of Eden were destroyed. Nikolai was the only survivor, and a remaining shard of the Staff later came into the possession of Grigori Rasputin.
Later years and death
As Tesla's popularity began to dwindle under the Templars' efforts, he lost the rights to several patents and wasted what money he had in elaborate parties where he would reveal his latest inventions. The unbelievable nature of many of these machines, coupled with Tesla's distress over losing the Apple, led the public to see him as little more than a benevolent lunatic.
Tesla died in poverty in New York in the 1943, the victim of coronary thrombosis.
- After his death, Tesla's ashes were placed in a spherical golden urn, an object that bore a striking resemblance to the Apple of Eden that influenced Tesla's work.