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Shahar
Shahar
Biographical information
Died

1192
Kyrenia, Kingdom of Cyprus

Political information
Affiliations

Templars

Real-world information
Appears in

Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines
Assassin's Creed: The Secret Crusade

Shahar (unknown – 1192) was the twin brother of Shalim, the son of Moloch, and a member of the Templar Order.

BiographyEdit

Shahar was first seen giving a speech to the citizens of Kyrenia, mistaken by Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad as Shalim. Shahar told his audience of Armand Bouchart's wishes and the consequences for those who did not obey. After his speech, Shahar made his way into Saint Hilarion Castle, disappearing. Altaïr, having found a quick route into the castle by following a group of courtesans, with Maria Thorpe disguised among them.

DeathEdit

Inside the castle, Maria interrogated Shahar about the Templars' goal and an Apple of Eden, soon to be disrupted by the intruding Assassin. At that point, as Shalim joined Shahar, Altaïr discovered that they were in fact twin brothers, and not the same person as he had believed them to be.

Maria fled shortly after, leaving the Assassin to fight the brothers alone. As adept swordsmen, Shalim and Shahar were confident they would quickly overwhelm their opponent. However, Altaïr was able to defeat both of them eventually, and escaped the Saint Hilarion Castle by performing a Leap of Faith, shortly after.

Personality and characteristicsEdit

In contrast to his brother, Shahar was a very calm, well-studied, and religious man. He was truly loyal to the Templar idea of a perfect world. Altaïr did not know about Shahar until the very moment the two brothers joined forces to combat the Assassin.

TriviaEdit

  • Shahar is a variant of the name Shachar, שַׁחַר, meaning "dawn" in Hebrew.
  • In the ancient Canaanite religion, Shahar and Shalim were twin deities, the gods of dawn and dusk respectively.

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