Alfred Stearns (born c. 1930) is a member of the Inner Sanctum of the Templar Order and a retired employee of Abstergo Industries. Following his retirement, he was replaced as Head of Operations by fellow Inner Sanctum's member, Laetitia England.
In 2000, Stearns personally oversaw the "Great Purge", an operation to exterminate all Assassin camps and safehouses, following the return of the Templar sleeper agent Daniel Cross to Abstergo's Philadelphia facility.
Using Daniel's memories obtained from him via interrogation, Stearns sent teams of Templars dressed in military fatigues to the various Assassin hideouts Daniel had visited. In Philadelphia, the Taurus team discovered a hidden chamber underneath an Assassin safehouse disguised as a Chinese laundromat.
In 2016, he was present at Simon Hathaway's induction into the Inner Sanctum and watched his presentation for a new direction to the Historical Research Division, and in turn, the Templar Order. A week later, Stearns was present at another meeting with the members of the Inner Sanctum, which was interrupted by Hathaway, causing some tension among the members.
Stearns and the rest listened to Hathaway's retelling of the Sword of Eden's history, Hathaway's ancestor and Jacques de Molay's vision for the Templar Order. None attempted to wield it and he remained silent along with Alan Rikkin, David Kilkerman and Álvaro Gramática after having witnessed the Sword of Eden activated. It ended with laughter after Rikkin asked for his sword back.
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