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1300-1315

Location

  1. Paris - Capital of the kingdom of France and a great place for our Assassin to come from.
  2. Avignon - A city in southeastern France. Is also known as the City of Popes. The Roman Curia (Administration of the Holy See) was moved here in 1309
  3. Poitiers - A city in western France. For a few years prior to Avignon this city held the Papal Court.



Assassins

  1. Enguerran de Marigny 1260-1315 (Minister of France) - Carried out many missions for Philip. Was accused of sorcery by Charles of Valois and executed.
  2. John of Paris 1255-1306 (French Philosopher) - Was considered to be one of the best theologians at the Convent of St. James


Templar

  1. Jacques de Molay (Grandmaster of the Templar Order) - The "Last" Grandmaster of the Templar Order. Was arrested by Philip IV in 1307 after attending Catherine of Courtenay's funeral. Burned to death in 1314.
  2. Raymond Bertrand de Got 1264-1314 (Pope Clement V) - Disolved the Templar Order. I see a decent backstory of him as the true grandmaster and Jacques as a diversion.
  3. Guillaume de Nogaret 1260-1313 - There is a belief that he poisoned Benedict XI. Was also responsible for the death of Boniface VIII.
  4. Geoffroi de Charney ?-1314 (Preceptor of Normandy) - One of the highest ranking Templar at the time. Was arrested in 1307 by Philip and burned at the stake.
  5. Pierre Flote ?-1302 (French Legalist) - Was considered one of the best lawyers of his time.
  6. Charles of Valois 1270-1325 (Count of Valois, Anjou, Maine, Titular Emperor Constantinople) - The younger brother of Philip IV. Was known as the 'King of the Cap'. Greedy and Ambitious he was never able to obtain a crown. Was said he was the "Son of a king, brother of a king, uncle of three kings, father of a king, but never king himself."
  7. Catherine of Courtenay 1274-1307 (Titular Empress Constantinople) - Married Charles of Valois in 1301. After her death Jacques de Molay served as one of her pallbearers.
  8. Louis X 1289-1316 (King of France) - Succeeded his Father in 1314. An avid Tennis Player, died under odd circumstances after drinking a large quantity of cooled wine. Brought about several reforms. Stated that all men are born free, he gave serf's the opportunity to "buy" their freedom.


Famous Inclusion

  1. Benedetto Gaetani 1235-1303 (Pope Boniface VIII) - Fueded heavily with King Philip IV of France. Was kidnapped by Guillaume de Nogaret and Sciarrillo Colonna. When he was finally released he died not long after from being beaten.
  2. Nicola Boccasini 1240-1304 (Pope Benedict XI) - Successor to Boniface. There is a belief he was poisoned by Guillaume de Nogaret for excommunicating him.
  3. Philip IV 1268-1314 (King of France) - King of France, was in great debt to the Templars. Had the last two masters of the templar put to death. Died during a hunting accident. Believed at the time to be the curse for the destruction of the Templars (Killed by them more like it I think)
  4. Joan I of Navarre (Queen of France) - Queen Consort of Philip IV and mother to the successor Louis X.
  5. Isabella of France 1295-1358 (Princess France/Queen England) - known as the She-wolf of France. Arrived in England when she was 12. I am somewhat seeing a few missions where you will be protecting her from Templar Agents. Was renowned for being very beautiful.
  6. Giacomo Colonna 1270-1329 (Sciarrillo Colonna) - Was reported to have slapped Pope Boniface during his capture at Anagni, which became known as the "Slap of Anagni".
  7. Pihilip V 1292-1322 (King of France) - The younger brother of Louis X and son of Philip IV. Was a very popular and strong king.
  8. Foulques de Villaret (Grandmaster of the Knights Hospitaller)


Main Assassin Character

The family death story has to be frank been done to death. 1282-1284 the year the Assassin is born. Grew up in an aristocratic family of Paris. When he turned 12 becoming estranged from his father for not wishing to marry somebody he did not love. He ran away from his family and was found by John of Paris who took him under his wing and taught him of the assassin ways and trained him.

1560-1583


Location

  1. Kyoto - The seat of imperial power and at the time capital of Japan.
  2. Shizugatake - Shibata Katsui's fortress layed here where he finally perished.


Assassins

  1. Akechi Mitsuhide 1528-1582 - A general who served Nobunaga but eventually betrayed and killed him. He is recorded as being killed within the next 2 weeks however a rumor has it that he survived and became a monk
  2. Kichō 1530?-? - More commonly known as Nōhime. The wife of Nobunaga albeit the belief is that she was a spy or an assassin. She was the daughter of Saitō Dōsan.
  3. Saitō Dōsan 1494-1556 (daimyo) - Including him here simply for backstory to Nōhime. He was her father. He was defeated in battle and killed by his own son.
  4. Tsuda Nobusumi 1555-1583 (ninja) - He was a nephew of Nobunaga. He died in the battle of Osaka at the hands of his cousin Nobutaka.
  5. Hosokawa Tama 1563-1600 - She was known as Gracia her Catholic baptism name. The daughter of Akechi Mitsuhide.


Templar

  1. Oda Nobunaga 1534-1582 (Daimyo) - Betrayed by his general Mitsuhide and killed. Was days from becoming shogun.
  2. Mori Ranmaru 1565-1582 (Nobunaga's attendant) - Loyal attendent who followed his lord into death by seppuku.
  3. Saitō Yoshitatsu 1527-1561 (Daimyo) - The eldest son of Saitō Dōsan. He rebelled against his father and defeated him. He then had him beheaded. A perfect first target to assassinate.
  4. Oda Nobutada 1557 -1582 (Samurai) - The eldest son of Nobunaga. After his father's death he was hunted and killed by Mitsuhide.
  5. Oda Nobutaka 1558-1583 (Samurai) - Third son of Nobunaga. After his fathers death he allied with another of his fathers allies but was defeated. He later committed sepuku while a prisoner.
  6. Shibata Katsui 1522-1583 (Samurai) - A general of Nobunaga who after he died battled with Hideyoshi for control. He was defeated and he and his wife Oichi committed seppuku to escape burning to death.


Famous Inclusion

  1. Toyotomi Hideyoshi 1536-1598 (Kampaku/regent) - One of Nobunaga's generals, he was peasant born and rose up the ranks to general. When Nobunaga was killed he hunted down Mitsuhide and had him killed, afterwards as he was not of noble birth he was granted the title of Kampaku. He was known as the second "Great Unifier". It was said he had an extra finger on each hand.
  2. Emperor Ōgimachi 1517-1593 (Emperor) - I am listing him under this name as opposed to using his personal name of Michihoto because of Japanese tradition. During this time of history the emperor is basically a figure head with no power. He abdicated to allow his grandson to become emperor in 1586.
  3. Oichi-no-kata 1547-1583 - The younger sister of Nobunaga. One of her daughters became wife of a shogun and one of her children a consort to the emperor.
  4. Maeda Toshiie 1539-1599 (General) - One of the head generals for Nobunaga, after his death he servered Hideyoshi later serving as a coregent for the young Hideyori until his death.
  5. Ashikaga Yoshiaki 1536-1597 (Shogun) - The 15th and last Ashikaga Shogun. He was expelled in 1573 and became a Buddhist Monk.
  6. Joao Rodrigues 1561-1633 (Missionary) - Arrived in 1577 aboard a ship from Portugal. He quickly picked up the japanese language and served as an interpreter for the Jesuit's.


Main Assassin Character

Multiple options for a back story. The typical family tragedy story, the son of one of the defeated daimyo. A monk that was away from the monastery when it was attacked with the people slaughtered and the monastery burned. A displaced peasant who seeks out training to fight back. A member of one of the prominent Ninja tribes (Iga/Koga come to mind). Just going off the customary naming style of other characters, Iiguru no Hikou is a generic translation to "Flying Eagle" to give you a hint of a name.


Custom Weaponry

I personally would prefer these weapons for the character on top of the typical hidden blade/pistol/poison)
  1. Wakizashi/Katana combo (Referred to as daishō, a couple dual sword style)
  2. Tantō (a knife/dagger)
  3. Throwing Stars (Instead of throwing knives)
  4. Kusarigama (A sickle attached to a chain)

1425-1450

Location

  1. Orléans - Was under siege between 1428-29. Jeanne's first major victory as well as being a vastly important city in the war. This also counted as a crossroads of sorts where the city laid on the borders of English controlled France and French controlled France.
  2. Rouen - The historic capital city of the Normandy region. Jeanne was executed within the city. This was also the seat of John Platagenet while he was regent of France.


Assassins

  1. Jean d'Orléans 1402-1468 - Known as the Bastard of Orléans. He was the illegitamite son of the former duke of Orléans, Louis. With his half-brother Charles in prison he served during the war for Charles VII.


Templar

  1. Pierre Cauchon 1371-1442 (Bishop) - A bishop of the the Beauvais Diocese. He was well known for holding English interests more strongly then French. When Jeanne d'Arc was captured by the Burgundians he played a role in the English negotiations for her. Afterwards he announced her a witch in a mock trial and had her burned at the stake.
  2. John of Lancaster 1389-1435 (Duke of Bedford) - Was also known as John Platagenet (Nobility have no surnames however). Was the son of King Henry IV. He served as regent of France for his nephew the king Henry VI.
  3. Thomas Montacute 1388-1428 (Earl of Salisbury) - An English noblemen, he spent most of his life as a soldier. During the seige of Orléans a cannonball hit a window he was standing near and he died days later from the injuries.
  4. Gilles de Montmororency-Laval 1404-1440 (Baron de Rais) - More popularly known as Gilles de Rais. He was a companion of Jeanne d'Arc. In 1434/35 he retired from the military. From 1432 up until it's uncovering in 1440 he spent the time as a prolific serial killer. They first started at Champtocé-sur-Loire (a nice place for a side mission). There is a controversy in historians with the belief that he might not have actually done this but was a victim of an inquisition by the church.
  5. Georges de la Trémoille 1382-1446 (Grand Chamberlain) - During low points in the war historical consesus holds that he undermined two of the best French military commanders. Is believed to have thought of personal advancement far higher then that of public interest. There is belief that he was responsible for the lack of royal support to Jeanne d'Arc that doomed her military actions
  6. Philip III 1396-1467 (Duke of Burgundy) - His troops were responsible for the capture of Jeanne d'Arc.

Famous Inclusion

  1. Jeanne d'Arc 1412-1431 - Known as "La Pucelle d'Orléans"(The Maid of Orléans). At some point in her life she gained control of a Piece of Eden (The Sword). The Templar captured her in 1430 and had her killed to gain control of the sword. Broke the siege of Orléans after only 9 days.
  2. Charles VII 1403-1461 (King of France) - Was recrowned king in 1429 thanks to the recapture of the city of Reims.
  3. Charles of Orléans 1394-1465 (Duke of Orléans) - Was one of the few people with a claim to the French crown, the others being Charles VII and Henry VI. However he had been captured in 1415 and spent 24 years as a prisoner. He was finally able to return to Orléans in 1440 to much celebration by the citizens.
  4. Jean de Brosse 1375-1433 (Lord of Boussac) - A French military leader, he along with his cousin went with Jeanne d'Arc to lift the seige on Orléans. After her capture he attempted to take Rouen but failed. Upon his return to Boussac after the failure he never left and eventually died.
  5. Louis de Culant 1360-1444 (Lord of Culant, Admiral) - A French naval admiral. along with his cousin he followed Jeanne d'Arc along land for battles.
  6. Henry VI 1421-1471 (King of England) - Crowned King of both England and France. He was though of as peaceful and pious which were not traits to have during a war.
  7. Étienne de Vignolles 1390-1443 (Lord of Montmorillon) - More famously known by the name La Hire. A French Military Commander. He was a close comrade of Jeanne d'Arc.
  8. Nicholas Jenson 1420-1480 - A French Engraver, Printer, Type designer. The type face he invented is still to this day used as the basis for numerous fonts.

Main Assassin Character

A peasant or the son of a farmer, displaced by the war and having lost his parents. Maybe their deaths or even just misplaced and left on his own. Nothing that would make the assassin remarkable or hint at a greater destiny.

Custom Weaponry

This time setting takes place prior to that of Ezio's so the Hidden Blade is pretty much the only wrist attached device to use. Can double it up and use two of course.
  1. Long Sword (Not a Rapier which became popular later on historically but a more European knight styled sword which is generally classified as a heavy sword in the other games)
  2. Crossbow
  3. Throwing Knives

1618-1648


Location

  1. Brandenburg - Instead of using a city this setting will take place in the Principality. Berlin, Cölln, Frankfurt, Stettin, Patsdom, Brandenburg, Magdeburg to name a few areas.
  2. Osnabrück - This city is within Westphalia but is very important to the end of the war. The treaty between the Emperor, the Empire, Sweden and her allies was signed here.
  3. Prague Castle - Like Osnabrück this place did hold importance as well. The Peace of Prague signed in 1625. This brought an effective end to the civil war between the protestants and emperor Ferdinand.

Assassins

None to list, 1-2 perhaps but I am having trouble tracking down people of the era who would fit well under the creed. As it is creating these from scratch like Achilles Davenport would work perfectly well.


Templar

  1. Adam Graf von Shwarzenberg 1583-1641 (Official) - A Catholic, he pushed for Brandenburg to join the Emperor's side but was not listened to. When George William finally retired he ruled Brandenburg in his place as a virtual dictator.
  2. Ferdinand II 1578-1637 (Holy Roman Emperor) - King of Bohemia and Hungary. His policies led to the start of the thirty years war as he tried to remove previous liberties granted by the last emperor. Religious freedom being one of them.
  3. Albrecht Wenzel Eusebius von Wallenstein 1583-1635 (Military Leader) - A very ambitious general of the Empire. He turned the war in favor of the Empire, however dissatisfied with Ferdinand's rule he considered allying with the Protestants. He was assassinated by an army official Walter Devereux with Imperial Approval.
  4. Gustavus Adolphus Magnus 1594-1632 (King of Sweden) - Is regarded to be one of the greatest military commanders of all time. He was set to make himself a major European leader but was killed at the Battle of Lützen (This isn't within the Brandenburg lands but is just outside the southern areas. 150km south of Berlin)
  5. Gottfried Heinrich Grav zu Pappenheim 1594-1632 (Field Marshal HRE) - Serving under the Emperor in the war. He along with Johann Tserclaes were responsible for the sacking of Magdeburg in 1629-30 which resulted in over 5/6th of the population being killed and the city nearly destroyed by fire. He later was killed during the battle of Lützen

Johann Tserclaes 1559-1632 (Count of Tilly) - Commander of the Catholic League. Along with Wallenstein he was one of the two military leaders for the Emperor. He along with Pappenheim were responsible for the sacking of Magdeburg in 1629-30. He was later injured during the Battle of Rain by a cannon ball and died of Tetanus a couple weeks later.

Famous Inclusion

  1. George William 1595-1640 (Margrave Brandenburg, Duke Prussia) - An Elector with his position as Margrave, he attempted to keep Brandenburg out of the war taking place in the rest of the Holy Roman Empire. However he finally conceded and joined in on the Protestant side with his brother-in-law Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden. After Sweden was defeated he signed a peace treaty with the Emperor and eventually withdrew to his Prussian holdings.
  2. Frederick William 1620-1688 (Mragrave Brandenburg, Duke Prussia) - The son of George William, he was known as the "Great Elector". Felt that trade was vastly important and promoted it vigorously. It was also known that he adopted a policy of religious tolerance that greatly helped his country.
  3. Louise Henrietta of Nassau 1627-1667 (Countessa Nassau) - 1646 she was married to Frederick William. Her son also with the name of Frederick became the first king of Prussia. A mission idea would be Frederick William requesting you ride out and escort her entourage safely back to Potsdam?
  4. Louise Charlotte of Brandenburg 1617-1676 (Duchess Consort Courland) - The daughter of George William, she was married to Duke Jacob Ketttler in 1645 and was attributed to have had a large influence over policy.
  5. Gustav Horn 1592-1657 (Field Marshal) - A swedish soldier serving Gustavus. After the formers death he commanded the Swedish forces in the HRE. In 1634 he was taken prisoner however and held until 1642 in Burghausen Castle.
  6. John George I 1585-1656 (Saxon Elector) - Prince of the Electorate of Saxony. Sued for peace and brought about the Peace of Prague.

Main Assassin Character

There really aren't any great backstories screaming out for this era other than being born at the turn of the century 1600. For the last 100 years prior the spread of Lutheranism has been heavy in the area. Martin Luther being German and the whole time period basically being a war between Protestants and Catholics.

Custom Weaponry

Dual hidden Blades/Pistol/Poison as this takes place after Ezio's time.
  1. Rapier (This was the height of popularity for this weapon)
  2. Crossbow (Making the next historical time period with the ranged weapon I would have placed here)
  3. Throwing Knives

1705-1735


Location

  1. London - A starting place for the assassin. Restricting it to a smaller portion of the cities poorer districts. Before eventually leaving to the West Indies.
  2. West Indies - Not one specific Island but several, The main character to have a boat to wage war against the Templar owned West India Trading Company
  3. Hide Away - Not the actual name but a base of operations with a dock to house the assassin's boat. Similar to that of Connor and the Aquila.

Assassins

To keep things a little simple, Pirates would technically count as an ally to the Assassins but not actually be assassins. Another unnamed historical for an assassin perhaps the pirate father I mention under the assassin character.


Templar

  1. Benjamin Hornigold ?-1719 - Former pirate, he betrayed and turned pirate hunter after 1718. A hurricane wrecked his ship in 1719 and he died.
  2. Woodes Rogers 1679-1732 - Former captain, he served as the first Governor of the Bahamas. On his second tenure as Governor he died in 1732.
  3. Henry Bentinck 1682-1726 (Duke of Portland) - Governor of Jamaica. Not a prestigious post but he took it in 1721. He died in 1726.
  4. Jonathan Barnet ?-? (Captain) - Captain of the ship Albion, he was a pirate hunter who hunted down and captured Calico Jack.
  5. West Indies Trading Company - There were about 10 Directors and roughly 50 governors, but I am having a difficult time finding any information on them with my laggy internet. So this could greatly extend the list of Templar.

Famous Inclusion

  1. Edward Teach 1680-1718 - The world renowned Blackbeard.
  2. Stede Bonnet 1688-1718 - A pirate and colleague of Blackbeard. He was known as "The Gentleman Pirate" because of his wealthy upbringing. He was captured and hanged a month later in Charleston.
  3. Jack Rackham 1682-1720 - More popularly known as Calico Jack. Unusual for pirates he had 2 female crewmen. In 1720 he was captured by Jonathan Barnet and hanged in Port Royale.
  4. Anne Bonny 1702-? - A famous pirate as well as crew member and lover of Jack Rackham. She was to be executed along with Mary and Jack but was pregnant. Afterwards she vanished from records.
  5. Mary Read ?-1721 - An English pirate who served as a crew member with Jack Rackham. She was to be executed along with Anne and Jack but was pregnant. She died from complications not long after.

Main Assassin Character

Abandoned as a child and raised as an orphan to grow up as a pickpocket and a thief on the streets of London sounds like one of the best back stories for an assassin in this time period. Another could be that his father was a pirate captain on shore with a prostitute who then raised him. These are mostly to explain a background where the person could conceivably pickup a good portion of the assassin skills.

Custom Weaponry

Dual Blades, Pistol/Poison
  1. Cutlass (A larger blade then a rapier with a slight curve. Are renowned among pirate usages)
  2. Dual Flintlock Pistols (Another well known weapon at the time, slow firing and taking time to reload. The accuracy is not great that far away and the reload makes them poor for anything other than a quick first volley)

1449-1475


Location

  1. Beijing - The Forbidden City, Capital of the Ming Dynasty and the home of the Emperor.
  2. Tumu Fortress - A fortress located somewhere within the Shanxi Province. The Tumu Crisis involved the fortress where the emperor was captured. Is located somewhat close to the great wall.
  3. Karakorum - Capital city of the 'Northern Yuan Dynasty'. Located in Mongolia.
  4. White Deer Grotto Academy - An academy standing at the foot of Wulou Peak in Lushan. Remote location and a perfect place as an assassin stronghold of sorts. My idea of a Monteriggioni for this time setting.
  5. Nanjing - The former capital of the Ming Dynasty. As well as one of the largest cities at the time. Home of the Porcelain Tower (Which I believe was constructed just before or during the time line). And the Xiaoling Mausoleum.

Assassins

  1. Li Xian 1408-1467 (Grand Secretary) - During the Cao Qin rebellion, he wrote a memorial to the emperor for Qin with the message that Qin wished no harm to the emperor and that Lu Gao's death was all he wanted, while requesting an imperial Pardon.
  2. Wang Ao 1384-1467 (Minister of Personnel) - During the Cao Qin rebellion he along with Xian wrote the memorial to the emperor for Qin. After his retirement he went on to teach at the White Deer Grotto Academy.
  3. Kou Shen 1391-1461 (Censorate) - A friend of Lu Gao's, he denounced Cao Qin as a criminal. He was found outside the Chang'an Gate and cut down while cursing them.
  4. Cao-Qin ?-1461 (General) - A general of the Ming Dynasty. In fear of being on the emperors purge list, he rebelled and attacked Beijing. He was forced to withdraw as all the gates were closed. He committed suicide to avoid arrest and execution at his compound within Beijing.
  5. Cao Jixiang ?-1461 (Eunuch) - The adopted father of Cao Qin. After the rebellion he was put to death by public dismemberment.
  6. Cao Brothers ?-1461 - The 3 brothers of Cao Qin who helped in his rebellion. All 3 were killed during the fighting. Cao Duo is the only named one I can find.
  7. Shi Hing ?-1459 (General) - Aided Qizhen in reclaiming the throne. Was killed by starvation in prison.
  8. Shi Biao ?-1460 - The son of Shi Hing. He was executed a year after his father.
  9. Altaghana ?-? - One of Tayisung's wives, she was banished from the palace in 1440 and took their 3 year old son to her father Tsabdan.

Templar

  1. Zhu Qizhen 1426-1464 (emperor) - The Zhengtong Emperor from 35-49 and the Tianshun Emperor from 57-64. Was captured in battle in 1449. While inprisoned his younger brother Zhu Qiyu was installed as emperor. He was later released and retook power from his brother. I am seeing him as a character pretending to be good but secretly the Templar Grandmaster.
  2. Zhu Qiyu 1428-1457 (emperor) - The Jingtai Emperor from 49-57. The younger brother of Zhu Qizhen. When Qizhen had been captured he was enthroned as emperor. In 56 he was ill and his brother retook power through military. A month later he died under mysterious circumstances.
  3. Su Xiao ?-1456 (empress) - The wife of Qiyu and empress.
  4. Agbarjin ?-1453? - The brother of Tayisung and successor after defeating him in battle. After he was enthroned, he was murdered by Esen at a banquet along with all other living males of the family. To change history a bit I would put this as being an assassin assault that Esen escapes from.
  5. Esen Taishi ?-1455 (Khagan) - A powerful Khagan of the Oirat Mongols. Captured the Zhengtong Emperor at the battle of Tumu Fortress. After releasing him from captivity for no ransom being paid he was assassinated a few years later in 1455.
  6. Tsabdan ?-1453 - Father-in-law to Tayisung. His daughter was married to Tayisung but had been banished from the palace. After Tayisung was defeated and escaped into the mountains Tsabdan hunted him down and killed him. He was killed later by Khubtshir of the Khorlad tribe.

Molon Khan ?-1466 (Khan) - One of the sons of Tayisung. Was crowned in 1465 but was killed a year later.

  1. Wang Zhen ?-1449 - A powerful Eunuch of the court. In 1449 he was killed by possible Ming officers during the Tumu Crisis.
  2. Yu Qian 1398- 1457 (Defence Minister) - Is remembered as saving China after Zhu Qizhen was taking prisoner. After Qizhen retook power he was executed.
  3. Lu Gao ?- 1461 (Imperual Guard) - The head of the Imperial Guards. He was killed by Cao Qin as he was leading the investigation on Cao Qin and his family.
  4. Sun Tang ?-1471 (General) - During Cao Qin's rebellion he fought against him. Personally killed one of his brothers by shooting him with an arrow. His forces also wounded Cao Qin's arms in battle.
  5. Sun Jizong ?-? (Marquis of Huichang) - During Qin's rebellion he arrived and helped storm his residence.
  6. Ma Ang 1399-1476 (Minister of War) - Along with Sun Tang he led the troops against Cao Qin's rebellion.
  7. Chen Kui ?-? (Grand Defender of Tianjin) - Helped to capture members of the rebellion and was promoted.
  8. Wu Jin ?-? - A high-level Mongol commanderr serving Cao Qin. He along with Wu Cong slipped away and allerted Sun Tang about the rebellion.
  9. Wu Cong ?-? - A high-level Mongol commanderr serving Cao Qin. He along with Wu Jin slipped away and allerted Sun Tang about the rebellion.
  10. Zhu Jianshen 1447-1487 (Emperor) - The Chenghua Emperor who succeeded his father Qizhen.


Famous Inclusion

  1. Tayisung Khan Toghtoa Bukha 1416-1453 (Khan) - Under his rule he reunited all Mongols and threatened the Ming Dynasty with their power. Esen made the request of him to make his sister who was his consort's son the crown prince. After denying Esen's request he was defeated and forced to flee. He was later killed by his father-in-law Tsabdan.
  2. Samar ?-? - The youngest wife of Tayisung and mother to two khans. After the death of her husband she led an assault against the Oirat tribes and crowned her youngest son Markörgis as Khan. After his death in 1465 her eldest son Molon was crowned.
  3. Markörgis Khan 1448-1465 (Khan) - The youngest son of Samar and Tayisung, crowned as Khan in 1456. He was later killed during a war with Mongol Nobles.

Main Assassin Character

As China is rich in ancestry I say a return to the roots so to speak. The assassin isn't forced into the position by the death of his family or anything like that. A birth in 1433 placing him at 16 at the start of the time period. Training from a young age until the day under the tutelage of the grand master. The Martial Arts, Philosophy, Tradition, and all aspects. The first year of the game would be something along the lines of mock practicing of the teachings IE: Stealth, Pickpocketing and the like. The death of his "Family" will be taking place through out the game. As the assassin order will be fighting heavily with the templar on multiple fronts. And I want it to seem like it's a losing battle. When one head of the hydra is defeated 2 more take it's place. Hense why there are a large amount of both assassin and templar. With the hope that even more Assassins are placed in positions to perish.

Custom Equipment

Dual Hidden Blades, Poison Darts, Crossbow.
  1. Jian - A straight-bladed long sword, generally had a ribbon or tasstle attached to the pommel which could be used for trapping an opponents hands or for distraction.
  2. Chain-Whip - A whip composed of sections of chains. One end has the handle while the other would have a weighted end or a sharp object for bashing or cutting.
  3. Throwing Needles - Thing long spikes of sorts that were traditionally used to tie up hair. For a more Oriental style weapon as opposed to Daggers. Throwing Stars were Japanese..
  4. Bombs - Slightly like the bombs of Revelations but with their own play on things. Chinese invented gun powder...
  5. Custom Armors - Prince Zhuangmou armor. Guan Yu a general of the Shu Kingdom of Liu Bei after the collapse of the Han Dynasty. During later dynasties starting with the Song Dynasty emperors would bestow new titles onto him which grew and grew. He had not yet been "promoted" to emperor by this time frame but as of today he's known as "The Grand Emperor Zhongyi Shenwu Lingyou Renyong Weixian Huguo Baomin Jingcheng Suijing Yizan Xuande Guan Sheng Dadi" or in shortened form the Saint of War which ranks him right next to Confucius the Saint of Culture.

Notes

This is my way of portraying the leadup to the "Great Purge" that happened to the Chinese assassin order. Including Mongolia and China with multiple templar and several assassins who will be fighting and being killed off. In a way to make the characters more attached certain time frames from the assassin's younger age before he started actively assassinating targets to give people the chance to become attached to some characters in the hopes of having their deaths mean something instead of just "So and so just died". Something like Assassin Creed 2 but on a more grander scale. Of course not every character will get to have the emotional attachment ot that of say Mario Auditore.

1540-1575


Location

  1. Beijing - The Capital of the Ming Dynasty.
  2. Nanjing - Former capital of the Ming Dynasty.

Assassins

  1. Shao Jun 1505-? - The only named remaining Assassin. In 1524 she sought Ezio Auditore out for help in rebuilding her destroyed order. She developed the rope dart weapon

Templar

  1. Zhu Houcong 1506-1567 (emperor) - The Jiajing Emperor. Was said to have been extremely cruel and had led the final purge of the Chinese assassin order. A failed assassination attempt took place in 1542, with several of his concubines attempted to strangle him.
  2. Zhu Zaihou 1537-1572 (emperor) - The Longqing Emperor. The son of Jiajing and his successor. Although his initial reign was hopeful he quickly abandoned duty and began pursuing personal enjoyment.
  3. Zhu Zairui 1536-1552 (prince) - The Crown Prince Zhuangjin. Son of Jiajing.
  4. Zhu Zaixun 1537-1565 (prince) - Prince Gong of Jin. Son of Jiajing.
  5. Yan Song 1480-1567 (Chief Grand Secretary) - an incompetant minister who dominated politics at the time. He was removed from office in 1562 and died in poeverty not long after. His son Yan Shifan was executed for collaborating with Japanese Pirates.
  6. Yan Shifan ?-? - The son of Yan Song. He was executed for collaborating with Pirates.

Famous Inclusion

  1. Qi Jiguang 1528-1588 (General) - A General and hero. He fought along the coast with pirates as well as reinforcing the Great Wall.
  2. Anda 1507-1582 (Khan) - The Altan Khan. He led several raids into China, one in 1550 reached Bejing.
  3. Zhang Juzheng 1525-1582 (Grand Secretary) - Was considered a great 'leader'. During the young reign of the Emperor Wanli, he was regent as well as mentor. His reforms helped bring stability back to the Ming Dynasty. His rise in politics are considered to be one of the most sophisticated struggles in history.
  4. Consort Duan ?-1542 - Emperor Jiajing's favorite concubine, in 1542 her along with several other concubines attempted to kill him in his sleep. They were killed by the slow slicing method.
  5. Consort Ning ?-1542 - One of Emperor Jiajing's concubines, in 1542 her along with several other concubines attempted to kill him in his sleep. They were killed by the slow slicing method.

Main Assassin Character

A young man born in the 1520 whom Shao Jun recruited at some point into the slowly rebuilt order. His origin could be from anywhere between Italy and China as she had been traveling back through then. An orphan or such.

Custom Equipment

Dual hidden Blade, Poison Dart, Hidden Gun, Crossbow
  1. Jian - A straight-bladed long sword, generally had a ribbon or tasstle attached to the pommel which could be used for trapping an opponents hands or for distraction.
  2. Hidden Boot blade - For a more aerobatic fighting style.
  3. Throwing Needles - Thing long spikes of sorts that were traditionally used to tie up hair. For a more Oriental style weapon as opposed to Daggers. Throwing Stars were Japanese..
  4. Bombs - Slightly like the bombs of Revelations but with their own play on things. Chinese invented gun powder...
  5. Rope Dart - The weapon invented by Shao Jun.

Notes

There won't really be that many assassins or allies for this game. As the assassin order is being rebuilt. If anything maybe a couple others and you recruit more to the cause under Shao Jun's instructions. Unfortunately I am having difficulty finding the names of that many people who died during the time frame. But I felt that this setting would be very important. The inclusion of minor "templar" could also be added in in other sections of China. The story could also place less influence on striking out the corrupt emperor and more on rebuilding the order for the time periods when nobody really is getting assassinated.

1270-1296


Location

  1. London - Major city as well as the capital of England. Is one of the most important cities in the world. The home of the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abby (construction was taking place at this point in history), Tower of London.

Assassins

  1. Robin of Loxley ?-? - More famously known as Robin Hood. Historical sources identify that it was mostly likely that he was alive and active during this time then that of King John. Similar role to that of La Volpe.

Templar

  1. Henry III 1207-1272 (King of England) - The king of England. He fought with the Barons over power in England. After his defeat in 64 he was relegated to a figure head.
  2. Edward I 1239-1307 (Prince) - The son of Henry III, he would later succeed his father after his fathers death. He was away towards the end of his fathers reign while on crusades.
  3. Eleanor 1223-1291 (Queen Consort) - The wife of Henry III. She was renowned for being clever, skills of poetry and her fashion sense. Devoted to her husband she however was hated by the rest of the country for the relatives she brought who were known as the Savoyards.
  4. Gilbert de Clare 1243-1295 - Also known as The Red Earl. At first hie sided with the Barons but changed sides and fought at the battle of Evesham.
  5. Richard of Cornwall 1209-1272 (King of the Romans) - The 1st Earl of Cornwall, he was elected King by 4 of the 7 princes of the holy roman empire. Was one of the wealthiest men in Europe. He fought for Henry during the baron wars.
  6. Edmund 1245-1296 (Prince) - Prince Edmund also known as Edmund Crossback. He participated in the 9th crusade so was entitled to wear a cross stitched to the back of his garments.
  7. Richard de Southchurch ?-1294 (High Sheriff) - The High Sheriff of Essex. During the baron wars after London had been captured, he apparently commented about burning London down by tieing fire to Chickens and having them fly into the city (wtf?)

Famous Inclusion

  1. Simon de Montfort 1208?-1265 - Led the baron rebellion against the king in 1263-64 and called for the first directly elected parliament.He was killed a year later by forces loyal to the king.
  2. Peter de Montfort 1215?-1265 - No relation to Simon. At the battle of Evesham he was killed alongside Simon de Montfort by the Kings forces.
  3. Nicholas de Segrave 1238-1295 - A leader in the Barony, he fought at the Battle of Lewes which led to Simon de Montfort gaining power.
  4. Roger Bacon 1214-1294 - An English Philosopher and Franciscan Friar. Is sometimes credited as one of the earliest european advocates of the modern scientific method.

Main Assassin Character

A tough decision, perhaps the son of a lesser noble whose father had passed and he an only son. Cheated out of his inheritance by an uncle whose a templar that supports the king.

Custom Equipment

Hidden Blade, Throwing Knives, Dagger
  1. Longsword - A simple one handed blade that is the traditional "Sword". a straight doubled edged blade with a straight handguard most famously associated with knights that are weilding shields.
  2. Longbow - One of the most famous weapons of English superiority. The English Longbow...
  3. Custom Armor - I just have to use one of my favorite rulers of all time for this. The armor of William the Conqueror.

Notes

The Baron War had to do with the enforcement of the Magna Carta, which was an inspiration for many constitutions including the US one.

1296-1327


Location

  1. Glasgow - An important city of the Kingdom of Scotland. One of the wealthiest cities in the kingdom.
  2. Carlisle - A castle situated near a portion of Hadrian's wall. a Central location between England and Scotland places it as the site of many wars.
  3. Edinbrugh - Capital of Scotland
  4. Cardiff - Capital of Wales
  5. London - Capital of the Kingdom of England.
I'm not going to list every single location as some died in battle. So twist history and put them in one of those cities grrrr.

Assassins

  1. William de Lamberton ?-1328 - Bishop of St Andrews. Campaigned for Scotland during the war. Took a vital role in the Decleration of Arbroath which would lead to Scottish Independence. He was excommunicated during this time from the Catholic church, but was reconciled before his death.

Templar

  1. John III Comyn ?-1306 - Also known as Red Comyn. A Scottish Nobleman and Guardian of Scotland during the Interregnum. He was stabbed to death by Robert the Bruce.
  2. John II Comyn ?-1302 - Also known as Black Comyn. A Scottish Nobleman ang Guardian of Scotland during the Interregnum.
  3. John IV Comyn ?-1314 - The Son of John III Comyn. He was killed at the Battle of Bannockburn.
  4. John Comyn ?-1308 - 3rd Earl of Buchan. Not to be confused with his cousin John III Comyn.
  5. Edward I 1239-1307 (King of England) - Also known as Edward Longshanks and the Hammer of the Scots. He put William Wallace to death.
  6. Andrew Moray, sir ?-1297 (Noble) - A leader of Scots. He joined his forced with William Wallace's and fought at the battle of Stirling Bridge. Unfortunately he died of injuries he sustained in battle a few months later.
  7. Edward II 1284-1327 (King of England) - Fourth child of Edward I. He was eventually deposed by his wife Isabella of France.
  8. John de Soules ?-1310 - Was a guardian of scotland.
  9. Sir Robert VI de Brus 1243-1304 - The father of Robert I,
  10. Payn de Turberville ?-? - Persecuted the people of Glamorgan and caused Llywelyn to rebel.
  11. Hugh Despenser, The Younger 1286-1326 - A desbicable scum of a man. When he became warden of Llywelyn he immediately had him murdered. He was considered a favorite of Edward II. After the king had been deposed he was put on trial for treason. He was sentenced to be disembowelled and beheaded. After the trial he was dragged by horses to the place of his execution. Biblical versus denouncing arrogance and evil were carved into his skin and he was then hung 50 feet in the air by the gallows, and was cut down before he could choke to death. He was the shredded to pieces slowly bit by bit.
  12. High Despenser, The Elder 1261-1326 - The father of Hugh the younger. He was captured after his son and put to death for treason.
  13. Piers Gaveston 1284-1312 - English noblemen and a favorite of Edward II. Medieval chroniclers alleged he and Edward were lovers in the night...
  14. Gilbert de Clare 1291-1314 - An English Nobleman and military commander. He was killed at the battle of Bannockburn under unusaual circumstances...
  15. Edmund Butler 1270-1321 - A noble in the Peerage of Ireland. After the Bruce Campaign, he was on his way to a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela but died in London.
  16. Richard Óg de Burgh 1259-1326 - Called The Red Earl. One of the most powerful Irish Nobles of the 13th-14th century.
  17. Dungal MacDouall ?-1313? - A key figure against Robert I. It was said that he was captured and released at least 3 times by Robert.
  18. John MacDougall ?-1316 - The Lord of Argyll. His mother was a sister of John II Comyn.
  19. Alexander MacDougall ?-1310 - Lord of Argyll. The Father of John and husband of John II Comyn's sister.

Famous Inclusion

  1. William Wallace, sir ?-1305 (Noble) - A Guardian of Scotland. He is considered a national hero as well as an iconic figure outside of Scotland. Defeated the English at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297. He was captured in 1305 and killed for high treason against England.
  2. James Douglas, sir 1286?-1330 (Knight) - Also known as Black Douglas. He fought during the battle for Scottish Independence under Robert the Bruce.
  3. Robert I 1274-1329 (King of Scotland) - Popularly known as Robert the Bruce. He fought England in the war for independence. As a dying wish his heart was removed and placed into a silver casket which James Douglas carried by request. When Douglas met his end in Granada fighting the Moors it was returned to Scotland.
  4. Edward 1280-1318 - Known as Edward the Bruce. The younger brother of Robert. He was High King of Ireland from 1315 till his death.
  5. Elizabeth de Burgh 1289-1327 (Queen-Consort) - Robert the Bruce's wife, she was staying at Kildrummy Castle when in 1306 it was captured by the English. She was later kept as a prisoner for 8 years until her release.
  6. Nigel de Brus 1279-1306 - Younger brother of Robert the Bruce. His castle was beseiged and he was put to death for high treason.
  7. Thomas Randolph ?-1332 - Rumored to be a relative of Robert the Bruce, he was captured and defected to England, then was recaptured by scotland and was convinced to return loyalty. After the king's death he served as regent to the young David II but a sudden illness caused his death during Edward Balliol's invasion.
  8. Llywelyn Bren ?-1318 - Also known as Llwelyn of the woods. A welsh noblemen who rebelled against english rule in 1316.
  9. Isabella of France 1295-1358 - The wife of Edward II, she deposed Edward with her lover Roger Mortimer and acted as regent for her son Edward III. I think the assassin is going to be having a few romantic liasons with her and will eventually be there after this Roger Mortimer is gone... hint
  10. Roger Mortimer 1287-1330 - An English Noble and powerful Marcher Lord. In 1322 he was imprisoned in the Tower of London for a revolt against Edward II during the Despenser War. He later helped depose Edward II and was defacto ruler of England for 3 years.

Main Assassin Character

A Scottish national. The king has died and there is no heir. England has invaded.

Custom Equipment

Hiddenblade, Throwing Knives, Longbow
  1. Broadsword - A long sword that was generally used with a shield.
  2. Dirk - A long dagger of sorts with a foot long blade.
  3. Claymore - a 2 handed behemoth of a sword commonly remembered as a "William Wallace" sword.
  4. Custom Armors - At first I would say the armor of William Wallace but as he is a character that would be a bit strange, even if his armor does look suited (At least the type Mel Gibson wore in that one movie...). For alternatives of that I'm having trouble finding someone of good use.

Notes

Weaponry of the time would not be in excess to that of what Altair used. The longbow was far more used in Britannia as a ranged weapon. The time period would make a fronteir of sorts to be fantastic.


1950-1980


Location

  1. Berlin - After WW2 the city was divided, Eastern Bloc under the USSR and the Western Bloc under the other Allies.
  2. Moscow - The Capital City of Russia, home to the Kremlin.
  3. Leningrad - More commonly known as St. Petersburg.
  4. Stalingrad/Volgograd - Renamed Stalingrad to honor Joseph Stalin, this was later renamed Volgograd in 61 by Khrushchev in his de-stalinization program.
  5. Langley, Virginia - The home town of the headquarters of the CIA. It is a few miles from D.C. The CIA is for all intent and purposes controlled by Abstergo.
  6. Washington D.C. - The Capital city of the US, home of Congress, the President and the Supreme Court.

Assassins

  1. The Mentor ?-2000 - As he was an elderly man by the year 2000 it is most likely that he was an active assassin at this time. Best not as the main character but as a colleague, directing him towards targets and being used as a strategist.


Templar

An -x means that the person is still living.

  1. Joseph Stalin 1878-1953 - Head of the USSR and a Templar.
  2. Richard Nixon 1913-1994 - 37th President of the US between 69-74 and a Templar. Infamous for the Watergate scandal.
  3. Dmitri Fyodorovich Polyakov 1921-1988 - A Soviet Major General and informant to the CIA.
  4. Lee Harvey Oswald 1939-1963 - Former Marine and a Templar sleeper agent who killed JFK. Was later killed by assassins that same year.
  5. Lyndon B. Johnson 1908-1973 - 36th president of the US between 63-69 and a Templar.
  6. Neil Armstrong 1930-2012 - The first man to walk on the moon along with Buzz Aldrin. In reality was a Templar agent sent to retrieve a piece of eden placed on the moon.
  7. Buzz Aldrin 1930-x - The second man to walk on the moon along with Neil Armstrong. In reality was a Templar agent sent to retrieve a piece of eden placed on the moon.
  8. William Greer 1909-1985 - Secret Service agent and driver of JFK. Was trained by Abstergo with a piece of eden. After the assassination he stole the presidential apple of eden.
  9. Hugh Latimer Dryden 1898-1965 - Aeronautical scientists and Deputy Administrator for NASA from 58 until his death in 65. A templar agent as NASA was run by abstergo.
  10. CIA Operatives - Working in and around the USSR specifically being Templar. As there are quiet a bit of classified names making up several would work perfectly.

Famous Inclusion

  1. John F. Kennedy 1917-1963 - 35th president of the US between 61-63. Was assassinated because he had planned to run a joint space program with the USSR.

Main Assassin Character

Born in the 30s, his parents both assassins. Nation of birth is not important. He should not have any national heritage that really comes across, Caucasian with no distinguished accent. Able to speak several languages, namely English, Russian, German while being able to perfectly match an accent while speaking one of the said languages.

Custom Equipment

For the time period of the cold war I am seeing this as part espionage part assassin. With most of the tools being non-lethal types of things to incapacitate people. While having only a couple weapons for use of kills. This is to contain the "Trail of Bodies" aspect of previous games while retaining stealth capabilities. All weapons are chosen to be compact and easy to conceal. I made doubly sure that each of the things mentioned had been invented before the beginning or slightly afterwards.
  1. Hidden Blade - A single wrist attached hidden-blade. As opposed to previous games where the poison kills, the poison dart now causes strong hallucinations to be used as a distraction, without the person being killed.
  2. Knife - Preferably a Balisong knife more popularly known as a butterfly knife. Easily hidden and quick to bring out.
  3. Throwing darts - Very small darts that carry a poison that incapacitates as opposed to killing.
  4. Pen-gun - An Ink pen that is capable of writing but with a little rearranging can be turned into a firing tube. The tube of the Pen becomes the Barrel with the cap having a firing pen. Would be about as slow firing as the hidden pistol.
  5. Telescopic Baton - A compact tube that expands out to a long thin baton.
  6. Crossbow - Not necessarily only to be used as a weapon. Think something similar to a rope dart. The crossbow fires bolts with a type of Nylon cord, for the use as a makeshift zip-line. Or for a type of Rope dart from Assassin Creed III. In the use of a zip-line the Baton would serve as the handle.
  7. Outfit - Armor would be too noticeable at this stage. A knee length black trench coat open to expose the front, with a zip-up hooded jacket underneath of a similar color. A shirt of some kind underneath that buttoned up of a solid color with a tie. Pants would be some kind of easily flexible fabric in a slack type of cut with a belt that has the Assassin insignia as a buckle. Weapons would most likely be held within pockets or loops within the inside of the trench coat.

Notes

As I said above, game play should be towards more espionage with some assassination as well. For travelling between cities depending on the distance I would say that by train would be perfect. If you're in the Eastern Bloc you'd only be able to travel between other Soviet cities by train. A Mission taking place on a train would be fantastic. While in the US the travelling between cities would also require the travelling by train only in the US. Between sequences there could be the inclusion of the Assassin landing at an airport in the US or when heading into the USSR parachuting into a secluded area. As far as communications go, car phones had been invented before the starting time period although it wasn't until 1956 that a slightly better form was beginning to take use.

Important Information

This time frame has bother Warren Vidic starting the Animus project with one of the first levels of the Animus. William Miles was born just prior to the start and was an active assassin most likely for some of the time setting. This would also mean that Desmond's mother and Lucy's parents were also active around this time period. Paul Bellamy was most likely active at the later half along with William Miles. I have avoided using any of them for this story style simply because it would cheapen them I think. NASA is a Templar organization but there has only really been 1 adminstrator of NASA that passed away in office which makes it difficult to include them as a Templar. The CIA was also an Abstergo controlled agency.

Game Play Changes

I'm including this section only for the Cold war because of the technology. The telephone would be usable at this time but was extremely non secured. So if there are any phone conversations between the Assassin and The Mentor or any other new assassins it would require speaking in code. The tapping of a telephone system would also be doable. The most difficult inclusion however would be traffic of cars and pedestrians. Also to show a difference between the cultures for guards, in the US cities guards would be Police or FBI or Secret Service while in the Russian areas there would be the NKVD or the KGB. If you're wondering about the CIA not being included with the "Guards" It's simply being that the CIA is not legally allowed to operate in the US nor would they want to be promoting their operations in the USSR. I would see them as possible guards who are informants and probably assassin targets.

1855-1877


Location

  1. Gettysburg - One of the most important battles during the war took place here. Not only that but Lincoln's address here is also famous.
  2. Lexington - A city within Virginia, is the place of Lee's retirement and presidency of the Washington College which was later changed to the name of Washington & Lee.
  3. Washington D.C. - The Capital of the United States of America.
  4. Richmond - Capital city of the Confederate States of America.

Harper's Ferry - The eastern most town in West Virginia. Most famous for Brown's raid on the armory in 1859.

  1. Spotsylvania - The place of several battles during the war. At the Battle of Chancellorsville Jackson was injured and later died from pneumonia.
  2. Kansas Frontier - Forests, Plantations, a small town, a battlefield.

Assassins

  1. Charles DeRudio 1832-1910 - A would-be assassin of Napoleon III. After being sentenced to life he escaped prison and eventually fled to the US in 1860. He signed up with the army in the army some time between 60-64. In 1876 he participated in the Battle of Little Bighorn.
  2. Henry Ward Beecher 1813-1887 - A clergymen, during the Bleeding Kansas time period was most famous for his distribution of rifles to like minded anti-slavers which came to be known as Beecher's Bibles.
Charles DeRudio should only appear as early as 1864 because of his involvement in the Dakota storyline.


Templar

  1. John Wilkes Booth 1838-1865 - A southern supporter and templar who planned the assassination of the president, vice president and secretary of state. He succeeded in killing Lincoln but the men he hired to kill Andrew Jackson and William H. Seward failed.
  2. Lewis Thornton Powell 1844-1865 - Also known as Lewis Payne. Attempted to assassinate William H. Seward while his conspirators targeted the President and Vice President. During the Civil war he worked for the CSS (Confederate Secret Service).
  3. George Andreas Atzerodt 1835-1865 - Brought on into the conspiracy to assassinate Lincoln, he was later assigned to kill the Vice President Johnson. However he couldn't do it and spend the night drinking heavily at the bar.
  4. David Edgar Herold 1842-1865 - Another accomplice of Booth. He lead the others to their respective targets as well as attempting to help Booth escape.
  5. Mary Surrat 1823-1865 - Boarding House owner and a conspirator. She hid weapons for Booth and Herold.
  6. John Harrison Surratt Jr. 1844-1916 - Convicted of the conspiracy, he escaped the country before being arrested. Later serving in Italia as a Papal Zouave. He was eventually returned to the country but was found not guilty for the murder conspiracy.
  7. Samuel Alexander Mudd I, M.D. 1833-1883 - A doctor living near to DC. He knew Booth from a few visits. He was convicted of being a part of the conspiracy and was sentenced to life in prison by a luckful 1 vote. He was later pardoned in 69 by Andrew Johnson.
  8. Edvwin M. Stanton 1814-1869 (Secretary of War) - The war secretary for both Lincoln and Johnson. A somewhat corrupt individual, he backed the radical republican views of harsh treatment to the south after the war.
  9. John Sedgwick 1813-1864 (General) - The Highest ranking union casualty in the war. Has one of the most hilarious last words ever uttered by anybody. "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist.." when he was shot in the face by a sharpshooter.
  10. William Lowndes Yancey 1814-1863 - A politician and Representative. He was known as the Orator of Secession. A member of the Fire-Eaters.
  11. William Henry Gist 1807-1874 - Governor of South Carolina and a leader of the secession movement.
  12. Louis Wigfall 1816-1874 - A Texas Senator and Fire-Eater. He was an icnredibly imposing politician at the time. He escaped to London after the war and later returned and lived in Baltimore, Marlynad
  13. James Dunwoody Brownson DeBoy 1820-1867 - A publicier and statistician. A Fire-Eater. In 66 he became president of the Tennessee Railroad but died of Peritonitis he contracted while visiting his brother in New Jersey.
  14. James Buchanan 1791-1868 (President) - The 15th president of the US. Is frequently listed as one of the worst Presidents. The states seccessions started during his reign.
  15. William Quantrill 1837-1865 - A Confederate geurilla and pro slaver. Operating a bushwhacker unit along the Kansas/Missouri border.
  16. X - Random confederate/union Soldiers/citizens to place as Templar.
  17. Free Masons - They were around and there is a myth that the Templar Order became the Free Masons after the purge. I am having difficulty finding the name of any Mason member who died during the time period though.
  18. Fire-Eaters - This was a group of politicians before the secession who were southern and promoted leaving the Union. A couple are included by name above.

Famous Inclusion

  1. Abraham Lincoln 1809-1864 (President) - 16th President of the United States.
  2. William H. Seward 1801-1872 (Secretary of State) - In 1867 he engineered the purchasing of Alaska from Russia. On the night Lincoln was assassinated, he was attacked but survived the assassination attempt.
  3. Andrew Johnson 1808-1875 (Vice President) - Lincolns VP and successor as the 17th president after his assassination. He was later the first sitting president to be impeached but was acquitted by 1 vote.
  4. Jefferson Finis Davis 1808-1889 (President) - The first and only president of the CSA. After the war he was ineligible to run for office which was not raised until 80 years after his death posthumously.
  5. Ulysses S. Grant 1822- 1885 (General/President) - Leader of the Union army during the war and later Johnson's successor as president.
  6. Robert E. Lee 1807-1870 (General) - Leader of the Confederate army during the war. After the war he grew popular in the North as well as the south. He served as president of the Washington College in Lexington.
  7. Thomas Jonathan Jackson 1824-1863 (General) - More famously known as Stonewall Jackson
  8. Joseph Hooker 1814-1879 (General) - A general in the union army, he was defeated at the battle of Chacellorsville. His reputation puts it that he let his men party and gamble and drink at camp.
  9. George G. Meade 1815-1872 (General) - Just before Gettysburg started he was placed in charge of the Army of the Potomac. He went on to defeat Lee during the battle.
  10. William Tecumseh Sherman 1820-1891 (General) - Most famous for the "Sherman March" and his scorched earth policy. After the war he succeeded Grant as the General of the Army when Grant became president.
    1. William P. Fessenden 1806-1869 - A leading anti-slavery politician and Senator, later Secretary of Treasurer. During the impeachment of Johnson he was the first republican to shout out "NOT GUILTY" which ended his political career.
  11. Mary Ann Lincoln 1818-1882 - Lincoln's wife and the first lady.
  12. John Brown 1800-1859 - An anti-slavery Abolitionist. During the Bleeding Kansas time period fought several battles against pro-slavers. He was captured while raiding the armory in Harper's Ferry, Virginia.

Main Assassin Character

I'm seeing a Frontier plantation. The assassin the son of the family out with one of the girls sweet talking her. Ezio aint the only ladies man baby. When the two notice smoke raising from above the trees he runs back to find soldiers throwing torches onto the buildings, while others are tossing bodies into a pile. Before you ask. A Plantation does not require the use of slaves. I am putting this forward as a more border state of union supporters with Freedmen and others working. I also set the time period earlier then the start of the war to give a few years of back story to the main character before his life is brought crashing down. Missions to take parcels of sorts into the neighboring plantations.

Custom Equipment

  1. Hidden Blade - the staple weapon of the assassin order.
  2. Cavalry Sword - Generally worn by officers. A slight curved single edged blade with a small hand guard. Very similar to swords from Assassin Creed: Brotherhood.
  3. 6-shot pistol - The most famous western pistol. And as a replacement to the missing hidden gun. Purposely make it a little slow to keep it's speed relative to the hidden gun. Just so it's not turned into a shooter game.
  4. Dagger/Knife - Either a Dagger of sorts or a sort of small hatchet for the use of cutting wood (implying the use)
  5. Grenade - As opposed to the bombs from Brotherhood. Perhaps modifiable to some extent but not as many options.
  6. Outfit - The outfit should be somewhat to a military uniform style but more of a Frontier feel to it without Union/Confederate colors. Brownish/Gray Fur of sorts but over top of a more cultured outfit. The combination of a savage but civil warrior.

Notes

I have the time setting spanning from 55 to 80. Including up to the 80s covers the crisis of rebuilding the South. I wouldn't actually place much action during the war, only a few occassions. There is a descendent of Clay (Subject 16s) who was at the Gettysburg Address so I felt compelled to include it. Either using this assassin as the ancestor or as a fellow assassin whose descendents would.. mingle with this assassins to ensure that part of history.

Important Information

You probably noticed that most of the templar I named were only involved in the plot to kill Lincoln, Seward and Johnson. And that the Confederate Generals I did include were listed as famous inclusions. I kinda found it extremely wrong to include some of the generals as being members of the Templar order. They were fighting for the protection of their homes and if they survived the war went on to live normal lives. Lee for instance became greatly respected among the north and had only fought to protect his home.
It's slightly difficult to find the names of all of the officers during a battle who have died on short notice without a faster internet connection. However I am guessing there have been plenty of officers to die during the battles which would fit the goal of being a Templar.

Game Play Changes

Ownership of a Plantation and the hiring of employees to work the lands for revenue. As well as the continuing expansion of said Plantation. A decent place for that love interest to stay. Because not all assassins should be loveless.

770-800


Location

There are far too many locations of importance at the time. the Frankish kingdom spanned it's modern borders as well as half of germany, all of the netherlands, belgium, switzerland, half of italy and even a partial way into spain with the city of Barcelona falling under Frankish control circa 778.

Assassins

The time setting takes place several centuries before the first Assassins Creed. So is difficult on how to interpret this.


Templar

  1. Carloman I 751-771 (co-king) - The younger brother of Charlemagne and co-king beside him. They hated each other and in 771 Carloman died under mysterious circumstances. At the time of his death it was said that he and his brother were close to war.
  2. Lupo II ?-778 - Third Duke of Gascony, not much is known about him historically. During a revolt of the Aquitanians, Hunald II fled and took refuge with him in 769. However he turned over to Charlemange.
  3. Adalric ?-? - Historically is considered a possible duke of Gascony, he captured Torson and made him swear allegiance to Gascony. Acording to some accounts he was captured and exiled to spain where he was later killed in battle.
  4. Gerberga ?-? - The wife of Carloman I, after her husbands death she fled to the Lombard kingdom which was a cause of the Franco-Lombard war. She was captures in 774 along with her sons and vanished from history after.
  5. Autchar ?-? - The chief advisor of Carloman, he followed Gerberga when she fled and was later captured in 774 along with her.
  6. Desiderius ?-786 - The last king of Lombard. His kingdom was conquered in 774 in which he was banished to a monastery in Belgium.
  7. Desiderata ?-? - The daughter of Desiderata, and for a year a wife of Charlemagne. Their marriage was annuled after only a year and she vanished from history. It is thought that her actual name was Desideria or even Desiree as desideratam filiam was latin fore desired daughter.
  8. Adalgis ?-788 - A prince of the Lombards and son of the king Desiderius. When his father was defeated he fled to Byzantium. He returned in 787 but was defeated by the Franks and Charlemagne's vassal Grimoald III.
  9. Pepin 767-811 - The eldest son of Charlemagne from his first wife known as Pepin the Hunchback for his spinal deformity. He was banished to the monastery of Prüm to live as a monk for agreeing to a planned rebellion.
  10. Roland ?-778 - Was historically a military leader under Charlemagne in charge of defending Francia against the Bretons.
  11. Rebellious Counts - I'm having trouble finding their names, but they convinced Pepin the Hunchback to agree to take power after their rebellion which failed.
  12. Twelves Peers - The foremost warriors of Charlemagnes court also known as the Paladins. They served under Roland their leader. From the Song of Roland they are listed as: Roland, Oliver, Gerin, Gerier, Berengier, Otton, Samson, Engelier, Ivon, Ivoire, Anseis, Girard. Which is based on real people but heavily romanticized


Famous Inclusion

  1. Charles I 742-814 (King) - More popularly known as Charlemagne which is derived from the french Charles le Magne or Charles the Great. He was the grandson of the famous Charles Martel and son of the famous Pepin the Short. He was the first Emperor in europe since the collapse of the Roman Empire. He founded the Carolingian dynasty which later in history both the French and German Monarchs considered their kingdoms to be descended from this. Because of his achievement many european nation have used a version of his name as their word for king IE: "król, král, kral".
  2. Hildegard 758-783 - The second wife of Charlemagne and mother of his successor.
  3. Torson ?-? - First Count/Duke of Toulouse. He was captured in 788 by Adalric and forced to swear allegiance to Gascony.
  4. Adrian I 700-795 (Pope) - Pope for 23 years which in history is the 5th longest papacy. He backed the Frankish kingdom and had request Charlemagne's help when the Lombards invaded the Papal Territory. To this day an epitath written by Charlemagne is seen at the door of the Vatican Basilica calling Adrian Father.
  5. Carloman 777-810 - Charlemagne's son. He became king of the Lombards from 781 until his death. After his brothers betrayal in 780 he was renamed Pepin.
  6. Charles 772-811 - Also known as Charles the Younger. He was the second son of Charlemagne. And was named king of the Franks when the empire was divided.
  7. Bernhard 720-? - The son of Charles Martel through a mistress. During the Franco-Lombard war he led half the army under Charlemagne.
  8. Saint Adalard 751-827 - The sone of Bernhard and cousin to Charlemagne. He served as prime minister to Charlemagne's son Pepin who was king of Italy and was elected as abbot of Corbie at the same time.
  9. Paul 720?-799 - Also known as Paul the Deacon. One of his great works was the Historia Langobardorum (History of the Lombards).

Main Assassin Character

Stealing a page from Brutus. The assassin could be a younger duke in the court. As the assassin order at this time in history wasn't known it's hard to put a back story to the main assassin. Even the Masyuf assassins weren't in existance at this time in history.

Custom Equipment

  1. Hidden Blade - Was used from at least the 5th century BC by Darius.
  2. Sword - Swords of the time period were somewhat Gladius styled. Lacking of a large handguard they generally had very small pertrusions which fit the bill.
  3. Seax - An old word for "knife". They are generally thing single edged blades with a wooden hilt.
  4. Bolas - A very old traditional type of tool. A piece of rope with 2-3 strands that it spun and thrown. It's general use was to entangle the feat of animals for hunting.
  5. Bow - A somewhat shorter bow.
  6. Armor - At this stage in history the top end armor was chainmail. While the lower end was leather based. The outfit of the assassin would probably be mostly cloth for stealth similar to that of Altair.

Important Information

This was considered the dark ages of europe so a lot of the history from the fall of the Roman Empire to 800 was not as well written down. Also at this point in history a lot of stuff is placed into Myths and Legends.

Game Play Changes

A brand new Piece of Eden. Namely a Bow of Eden should be introduced. Considering it the replacement of the first bow you get. Taken from either Roland or one of his Paladins. Can fire a light energy type of arrow instead of the typical normal arrow. Holding down the charge would allow shooting up to 3 targets at once.


175-223


Location

  1. Xu - In 196 this was named the capital city of the Han Dynasty. In 220 the city became the capital of the kingdom of Wei and was renamed Xuchang meaning "Xu Rising". When Cao Pi obtained the mandate of heaven and succeeded as emperor in the winter later that year he moved the capital to Luoyang.
  2. Luoyang - The Capital city of the Han Dynasty until it was sacked in 190. It later became the capital of the Wei Dynasty in the winter of 220.
  3. Baidicheng - A temple complex on the northern shore of the Yangtze river. It's name means City of the White Emperor. Liu Bei passed away here.

Assassins

  1. Dian Wei ?-197 - An incredibly strong man, he served as a bodyguard and general for Cao Cao. In 197 he was killed during an ambush to let Cao Cao escape.
  2. Guo Jia 170-207 - An advisor and strategist of true brilliance. His flame was cut short with an illness and he passed away early.

Templar

  1. Dong Zhuo ?-192 - Politician/Warlord. He seized control of the capital Luoyang in 189 and deposed the emperor Shao with a more puppet Emperor Xian. In 190 a coalition of officials and warlords came together and attacked. After the campaign he was killed by his adopted son Lü Bu.
  2. Lü Bu ?-199 - A General and later warlord. Was considered to be without match on the field of battle. He was known as the Flying General for his skill in archery and horse-riding. At the betrayal of one of his subbordinates he was captured during the seige of Xiapi and hanged.
  3. Guo Si ?-197 - A general under Dong Zhuo.
  4. Zhang Xiu ?-207 - A minor warlord and nephew to one of Dong Zhuo's generals. In 197 after surrendering to Cao Cao he staged an ambush which resulted in the death of Cao Ang (Cao Cao's son) Cao Anmin (Cao Cao's nephew) and Dian Wei.
  5. Liu Bei 161-223 - A General and an attempted usurper. After Cao Pi received the mandate of heaven he proclaimed himself emperor of Shu. After a battle against the forces of Sun Quan (Sun Ce's brother and successor) he escaped to Baidicheng and passed away.
  6. Sun Ce 175-200 - A General and warlord. In 195 he gave Yuan Shu the Imperial Seal for troops that his father had found in the ruins of Luoyang. During a hunting trip he was ambushed and shot with an arrow in the face. He survived the attack but later died from reopening the wound.
  7. Yuan Shu -199 - In 197 he gained the Imperial Seal from his subbordinate Sun Ce for troops. With it he proclaimed himself emperor but was attacked by several warlords for the treason. He eventually attempted to escape to his brothers kingdom but was killed by Liu Bei's forces.
  8. Dong Cheng ?-200 - An official of the Han. He along with Zhong Ji, Wang Fu and Liu Bei were involved in a conspiracy to kill Cao Cao.
  9. Zhong Ji ?-200 - An official of the Han. See Dong Cheng for more info.
  10. Wang Fu ?-200 - An official of the Han. See Dong Cheng for more info.
  11. Guan Yu ?-219 - A general of Liu Bei's. He served as the commander of the Jing Province. Known for having a red face and a very long lush beard. Long after his death he was deified by several later dynasty emperors (Some of which I've implied to be Templars in my other chinese settings).
  12. Zhang Fei ?-221 - Another general of Liu Bei's. A man known for his drinking. After Yu's death he was killed by his subordinates after he had them flogged for not completing a mission they weren't going to be able to.
  13. Ma Teng ?-211 - A minor official of the Tianshui Commandery. After Cao Cao had defeated Yuan Shao he pledged service to Cao Cao. When he arrived in Ye he was promoted to an Imperial Commandant. His eldest son Ma Chao rebelled and attacked Cao Cao so he was put to death. Fictional accounts have it he entered into a conspiracy against Cao Cao that was found out and put to death.
  14. There are several more Generals/Advisors/Strategists/Warlords that can be included within this list.

Famous Inclusion

  1. Cao Cao 155-220 - A Warlord/Chancellor of the Han Dynasty. When Dong Zhuo seized power in the capital, he fled to his home. After participating in the colaition he went on to gain control of the emperor. Moving the capital to Xuchang his forces were treated as the forces of the Han and his base of power grew in the central plains.
  2. Cao Pi 187-226 - The second son of Cao Cao and his successor. Like Cao Cao he was a poet. The first Chinese Poem to use seven syllables per line was wrote by him. After receiving the Mandate of Heaven he succeeded Emperor Xian as Emperor Wen of Wei.
  3. Cao Ang/Anmin - Ang was the eldest son of Cao Cao and Anmin was his nephew. They were both killed during the ambush of Zhang Xiu to ensure that Cao Cao survived.
  4. Xiahou Dun ?-200 - A relative of Cao Cao and one of his most trusted generals. In fictional accounts he lost his eye in battle in 198 and proceeded to yank the arrow out, eat it and then kill the shooter. After Cao Pi became emperor he passed away from illness.
  5. Sima Yi 179-251 - General/Politician/Strategist. In 209 he joined the service of Cao Cao upon request. A long time friend of Cao Pi's he went on to server under Pi's son and successor.
  6. Hua Tuo 140-208 - A renowned Physician. According to the Records of the Three Kingdoms he was the first person in china to use anesthesia during surgery.
  7. Cai Wenji ?-? - The daughter of the musician Cai Yong. In 207 she was rescued from the Xiongnu. According to legend, her fathers works were lost and by request she was able to recite 400 of the 4000 lost works from memory.


Main Assassin Character

I see the assassin as being born around 170 in the city of Luoyang. During the sacking of Luoyang he escapes perhaps with his family or having them killed in the attack (or captured which happened). Cao Cao I would consider a patron of sorts knowing the boy from the times he was serving in Luoyang(from 175 to 189 Cao Cao was frequently serving in the capital)

Custom Equipment

  1. Hidden Blade - Was in existance at this time as had been used in Persia 700 years prior.
  2. Jian - A double edged longsword that traditionally had a ribbon attached to the hilt.
  3. Dagger - Typical short blade.
  4. Poison Crossbow - The Chinese crossbow at this time was not very strong in power. Therefor the bolts were dipped in poison
  5. Throwing Needles - Thin needles which are very common in Chinese culture. Could conceivably throw 6 at a time (3 from each hand)
  6. Dual Kama - A more rural type of weapon. A short handle with a blade like a small scythe. Was generally used for agriculture.
  7. Poison - See Game Play Changes. A vial of poison for special circumstances.
  8. Ink Bottle - Similar to the smoke bomb this would instead be thrown at the targets face to temporarily blind the users.
  9. Attire - Flowing outfits were very much the style. While looking for an example I found this outfit and must say it would fit perfectly. The garment is male and is loose fitting which would allow for the quick movements of a chinese assassin. The colors could be darker or lighter. Armor fitted onto it would still work well but not full plate coverings. Something over the hands and possibly across a shoulder. (If you can't tell I'm loving the outfit idea)

Notes

I am very biased about this time period. So if you are familiar with the time period you may argue my choices. According to normal Chinese traditions it is correct for me to say that Cao Pi succeeded as emperor and had achieved the Mandate of Heaven. And it is also correct for me to say that Liu Bei was attempting to usurp. Within Chinese beliefs both Liu Bei and Sun Quan were both rebellions that were going on. The period is incorrectly called the three kingdoms when it should be referred to as the Wei Dynasty which was eventually succeeded by the Jin Dynasty 45 years later.

Important Information

My take on the game is that Liu Bei is the grandmaster of the Templar order after the previous one Dong Zhuo dies. He has Sun Ce pass on the Seal to Yuan Shu who betrays the Order. The Seal would then be removed from Templar possession by the assassin and hidden away. He wouldn't be identified as the Templar mastermind until 199 when Liu Bei fled Xuchang. Historically Liu Bei was very traitorous. Moving between serving different lords and usurping lands. Claiming he was a relative to the Imperial house.

Game Play Changes

  1. Tea Ceremony is one of the most important chinese traditions. During this time of war there were times when Feasts or Ceremonies were used as a way to kill somebody plotting against you. So the use of poison would fit very well and include these with a means to assassinate somebody. The Ceremony could also be included as a starting point for a mission.
  2. More improved combat. As opposed to previously where unarmed combat is more boxing style. I am seeing something more like Zhongguo wushu. And not just within unarmed combat but within using the hidden-blade. The combat should be a flowing motion as opposed to the kill one opponent then kill another. For a counter/combo kill the counter is done then more elegant and graceful movements into the kill of the next.
  3. Similarly to AC2 where you have the Auditore Villa as a residence at first. In this game I see a residence of the assassin in the city of xuchang. Where you can have a Tea Ceremony started yourself or having a "Debate" minigame. In the culture at the time strategists would frequently have debates which could instruct game users to the history. When it comes to decorating, Vases, Statues, Art, Poetry, Books (like the art of war) could be purchased to be included into your residence.


1150-1185


Location

  1. Kyoto - The Imperial capital city of Japan up until 1869.
  2. Kamakura - The capital of the Kamakura Shogunate under Yoritomo.
  3. Nara - The capital city of the Nara province. And home to many temples and monasteries. At the siege of Nara in 1180 many of these were burned.
  4. Awazu - or Ōtsu. The capital city of Ōmi province
  5. Dan-no-ura - Possibly a city on the southern tip of Honshu or barren )trouble finding historical information( A naval battal in 1185 took place here.
  6. Ichi-no-Tani - A Taira fortress at Suma.
  7. Kurikara pass - The location of the battle of Kurikura which was the turning point in the war.
  8. Yashima - A city on the island of Shikoku and the place of the battle of Yashima.
  9. Hiraizumi - A town in Iwate and the home of the Northern Fujiwara clan.

Assassins

  1. Minamoto no Yoshitsune 1159-1189 - General and one of the most famous famous samurai in history. Younger brother to the founder of the Kamakura shogunate and ninth son of Yoshitomo.
  2. Saitō no Musashibō Benkei 1155-1189 - More famously known as Benkei, he was a monk. According to legend it is said he positioned himself at the Gojō Bridge in Kyoto where he would disarm every passing swordsmen. He disarmed every one he came across collecting 999 swords until Yoshitsune came across. He was defeated in the duel and from then on became Yoshitsune's retainer.
  3. Fujiwara no Hidehira 1122-1187 - Third ruler of Northern Fujiwura. The father of Yasuhira. For many years he was the benefactor of Yoshitsune. 2 years after he passed away his son betrayed and killed Yoshitsune. According to Legend he was raised by wolves.
  4. Fujiwara no Yasuhira 1155-1189 - The ruler of Northern Fujiwura and second son of Hidehira. When Yoshitsune was hiding under the protection of Hidehira, after his death he then betrayed and killed him. He was later captured and killed by Yoritomo's forces.
  5. Kumagai no Jirō Naozane 1141-1208 - a famous soldier serving under the Minato. His killing of Atsumori has gone on to be fictionalized and retold countless time. After the war he went on to become a buddhist monk.

Templar

  1. Minamoto no Tameyoshi 1096-1156 - The head of the Minamoto Clan. He fought during the Hōgen Rebellion against his son Yoritomo.
  2. Fujiwara no Yorinaga 1120-1156 - The Minister of the Right which was the next rank under the regent. He joined with Tameyoshi and Tadamasa.
  3. Taira no Tadamasa ?-1156? - The uncle of Kiyomori. He sided with both Yorinaga and Tameyoshi during the Hōgen Rebellion.
  4. Taira no Kiyomori 1118-1181 - The head of the Taira clan.
  5. Taira no Tokiko 1126-1185 - The wife of Kiyomori and grandmother of the Emperor Antoku. When the battle was lost and emperor dead she drowned herself, taking the Kusanagi with her (according to legend).
  6. Taira no Shigemori 1138-1169 - The eldest son of Kiyomori. He took part in the Hōgen and Heiji rebellions. He died of illness in 79.
  7. Taira no Munemori 1147-1185 - The son of Kiyomori and his successor. He was one of the chief commanders in the Genpei war. He was captured at the battle of Dan-no-ura.
  8. Taira no Shigehira 1158-1185 - The son of Kiyomori and a chief commander. At the battle of Ichi-no-Tani he was captured.
  9. Taira no Tadanori 1144-1184 - The brother of Kiyomori and one of his generals. He was killed at the battle of Ichi-no-Tani.
  10. Taira no Atsumori 1169-1184 - A Samurai famous for his death in single combat to Kumagai Naozane.
  11. Taira no Tomomori 1152-1185 - Another son of Kiyomori and chief commander. At the battle of Dan-no-ura when his forces were defeated he tied an anchor to his feet and jumped into the sea.
  12. Taira no Noritsune 1160-1185 - A member of the Taira clan. He fought in several battles during the Genpei war. At the battle of Dan-no-ura it is said that he committed suicide by grabbing two Minamoto warriors with each arm and leaping into the sea taking them with him.
  13. Taira no Koremori 1160-1184? - One of the commanders of the Taira clan and the eldest son of Shigemori. He fought in several battles but was said to have fled from the battle of Yashima and committed suicide.
  14. Taira no Norimori ?-1185 - A member of the Taira clan. At the battle of Dan-no-ura he committed suicide rather then being executed by leaping into the sea.
  15. Taira no Tsunimori ?-1185 - A member of the Taira clan. At the battle of Dan-no-ura he committed suicide rather then being executed by leaping into the sea.
  16. Taira no Tomoyasu ?-? - A member of the Taira clan. At the siege of Hōjūjidono he led the Taira forces.
  17. Taira no Yukimori ?-? - A member of the Taira clan. At the Battle of Kojima he led the Taira forces.
  18. Taira no Michimori ?-? - A member of the Taira clan. At the battle of Kurikara he along with Koremori led the forces.
  19. Minamoto no Yorimasa 1106-1180 - A poet and warrior. At the start of the Genpei wars he led the Minamoto. He was defeated while trying to protect Prince Mochihito and forced to commit suicide. (When assassinated his last comments should be "Like an old tree from which we gather no blossoms, sad has been my life fated to bear no fruit")
  20. Minamoto no Yoshinaka 1154-1184 - The son of Yoshikata. A cousin of Yoritomo he did not wish to submit. At the Battle of Awazu he was killed by an arrow
  21. Imai Kanehira 1152-1184 - A commander and milk brother of Yoshinaka. During the Genpei war when he heard that Yoshinaka had died he commited suicide by holding his sword in his mouth and leaping off his horse.
  22. Tomoe Gozen 1157?-1247 - The concubine of Yoshinaka and one of the rare female samurai (onna bugeisha). After the battle of Aqazu she gave up her sword and survived the war. NOTE: There is a belief that she could have been invented. I am seeing her like Altair's wife maybe.
  23. Fujiwara no Michinori 1106-1160 - Also known as Shinzei. He was the head of the leading faction at the court and was an ally to Kiyomori. During the Henjei rebellion he escaped when his home was destroyed killing everybody inside. He was hunted down and killed outside of Kyoto afterwards.
  24. Emperor Antoku 1178-1185 - The 81st emperor of Japan. His mother of the daughter of Kiyomori and Tokiko and his father the Emperor Takakura. He was killed at the battle of Dan-no-ura when a royal retainer drowned him. (Might want to do a little story twisting to make it so that he's older)

Famous Inclusion

  1. Emperor Go-Shirakawa 1127-1192 - The 77th emperor of Japan. He reigned from only 55-58 and spent the remainder of his life as a cloistered (retired) emperor. During his retirement 5 emperors rose and fell before his death.
  2. Prince Mochihito ?-1180 - The son of Emperor Go-Shirakawa. He was next in line for the throne but Kiyomori was trying to usurp power by placing his son on the throne. He put out the call to the Minamoto to start the Genpei war.
  3. Minamoto no Yoshitomo 1123-1160 - General and son of Tameyoshi. During the Hōgen rebellion his father sided chose one side and he the other. He was later killed during the Heiji rebellion while taking a bath.
  4. Minamoto no Yoshihira 1140-1160 - A son of Yoshitomo. He fought during the Heiji rebellion. He fled when defeated but was caught by Kiyomori.
  5. Fujiwura no Nobuyori 1133-1160 - An ally of the Minamoto, he fought during the Heiji rebellion. He was killed when they were defeated.
  6. Minamoto no Yoritomo 1147-1199 - General and founder of the Kamakura Shogunate. The older brother of Yoshitsune and third son of Yoshitomo
  7. Minamoto no Noriyori 1156-1193 - General and Samurai. He fought alongside both his brothers Yoritomo and Yoshitsune during the Genpai War. The 6th son of Yoshitimo.
  8. Minamoto no Yukiie ?-1186 - The brother of Yoshitomo and uncle of Noriyori, Yoritomo and Yoshitsune.


Main Assassin Character

The assassin I'm seeing is a retainer of Hidehira who I think fits well as the Mentor to the assassins under this context.

Custom Equipment

  1. Daishō - The combination of a daitō or long sword and a shōtō or short sword. At the time setting these would be a Tachi(Katana's weren't invented yet) and Tantō (Basically a dagger). Side note: A Tachi is worn with the cutting edge down, the katana with the cutting edge up.
  2. Yumi - The traditional long bow of the Samurai. An asymmetric composite bow.
  3. Kusarigama - A tradional weapon consisting of a Kama(sickle) and a metal chain attached. A new weapon with a relatively unique combat style. Counter attacks would involve hooking the blade in the chain and slashing with the sickle. In combo kills could see this being used as throwing the weighted end to pull an opponent into the blade.
  4. Gunsen - A type of folding fan that were made from soldier objects with the inner spokes made of bronze or brass and the outer spokes or cover made from thin iron. For use as a weapon and for cooling ones self off. The Tessen is a similar but heavier weapon (IE maybe an upgrade?). The placing of a sharpened end would allow for slashing and make this an extremely interesting combat style
  5. Makibishi - The Japanese versio of the caltrop. To be used similarly to say a smoke bomb as a means of escape.
  6. Outfit - Something similar to the traditional outfit at the time the kamishimo. Armor would be the most difficult aspect of this. Something that brings a tough of the Japanese Samurai armor but not full covering so as to allow the assassin to keep most his speed and maneuverability. I also thing that a Happuri would be FANTASTIC in place of a hood.


Notes

This time period was very hectic so there is some bouncing around and such. I feel as though Kiyomori should definitely be a templar and that the people he fought against in the Hōgen rebellion should also be templar. This is playing off that Kiyomori later revealed he was a Templar during the Heiji rebellion. I also included Yorimasa as a templar because of his death poem being a decent final speech. And to tie it in being more that he was heading to join with his Templar brothers.

Important Information

  1. Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi is one of the three imperial regalia of Japan and according to legend the god Susanoo found this sword in the serpant Orochi. He gifted to the goddess Amaterasu who would go on to gift it and the Yata no Kagami and Yasakani no magatama to her grandson Ninigo no Mikoto. Mikoto's great grandson was traditionally the Emperor Jimmu the first emperor of Japan (Meaning the Emperors of Japan are a direct descendent of Amaterasu. So Kusanagi is Sword of Eden.. Yata no Kagami is Mirror of Eden.. Yasakani no magatama is Jewel of Eden.

Game Play Changes

  1. I view the town of Hiraizumi as a Japanese version of Masyuf. The home of the Japanese Assassins at the time. A large temple complex called Chūson-ji was built on Mount Kanzan there with a large pagoda on the top of the mountain.
  2. There are several points in this time setting where naval battles take place. So a naval combat would be very much required.


1792-1794 SKIP 1805-1821


Location

First Half

  1. Paris - For the most part I think nearly all the stuff I picked has been taking place in the city of Paris that I could find.

Second Half

  1. Paris - The capital city of the Empire.
  2. France - Other minor locations in france which would be too many to list. (I am counting annexed Territories within other parts of europe here.
  3. Saint Helena - The final resting place of Napoleon I.

Assassins

  1. Marie-Anne Charlotte de Corday d'Armont 1768-1793 - Also known as Charlotte Corday. She was executed by Guillotine for killing Jean-Paul Marat. She was given the nickname Angel of assassination posthumously.
  2. Terror Assassin Daughter 1795-? - No name, not a historic character. The daughter of the first assassin and the later wife and mother of the second assassins childrens. So the animus would work properly and because I like video game romances damnit.

Templar Revolution

  1. Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre 1758-1794 - One of the most known members of the revolution. He went on to cause the terror when in charge after.
  2. Louis Antoine de Saint-Just 1767-1794 - Generally just known as Saint-Just. A military and political leader. He was dubbed the Angel of Death. He organized most of the arrests and prosocutions during the terror.
  3. Augustin Bon Joseph de Robespierre 1763-1794 - The younger brother of Maximilien.
  4. Jean-Baptiste Fleuriot-Lescot 1761-1794 - The mayor of Paris and a supporter of Maximilien.
  5. François Hanriot 1761-1794 - French leader and street orator.
  6. Georges Jacques Danton 1759-1794 - A leading figure in the early stages of the revolution. He would later become a victim of the terror.
  7. Georges Auguste Couthon 1755-1794 - Elected to the Committee of Public Safety. He served during the reign of terror. He played an important role in the development of the Law of 22 Prairial which increased the rate at which accused counter-revolutionaries were executed.
  8. Marie-Jeanne Phlippon Roland 1754-1793 - Also known as Madame Roland. An influential member of the Girondist faction. She fell out of favor during the reign of terror.
  9. Jean-Marie Roland, de la Platière 1734-1793 - A Manufactor in Lyon and the leader of the Girondist Faction. His wife was Marie-Jeanne. When he learned that his wife had died he killed himself with a cane-sword.
  10. Jean-Paul Marat 1743-1793 - A Physician, scientist and political theorist, his views and speeches were the cause of much of the violence led to the more radical course the revolution took. He was murdered by Corday in his bathtub.
  11. Louis Philippe Joseph d'Orléans 1747-1793 - Commonly known as Philippe. A member of the House of Bourbon and a cousin to King Louis XVI. During the revolution he participated and voted for the death of Louis. During the terror in 93 his son and Dumouriez fled and all members of the house of Bourbon left in france were arrested.
  12. Jacques Roux 1752-1794 - A radical catholic priest and revolutionist. He was the head of the popular far-left political faction. Because of his speaches he was turned on by his former friends. In prison when he learned he was to be tried by the revolutionary tribunal he pulled out a knife and stabbed himself repeatedly but didn't hit anything vitaql. Less than a month later he tried again and succeeded (commitment).
  13. Jacques Hébert 1757-1794 - A journalist and founder/editor of a radical newspaper the Le Pere Duchesne. After a clash with robespierre he was arrested and sentenced to death.

Templar Napoleon

  1. Napoleon Bonaparte 1769-1821 - Military and Political leader. After the revolution period was over he rose to become Emperor of the French.
  2. Jean Jacques Régis de Cambacérès 1753-1824 - A French lawyer and statesmen. He served as the 2nd consol (Napoleon was 1st) and chartered a new Civil Law Code which was later called the Napoleonic Code. During the empire he was made a duke and prince of the Empire.
  3. Charles-François Lebrun 1739-1824 - A French statesmen. He served as the 3rd consol (Napoleon was 1st) and reorganized the nations finances. During the empire he was made a duke and prince of the Empire.
  4. Pierre Roger Ducos 1747-1816 - A political figure during the revolution and later empire. He was honored many times during the empire.
  5. Louis Alexandre Berthier 1753-1815 - A Marshal of France as well as a duke and prince. He was later made a Sovereign Prince, Vice-Constable of France and Napoleon's Chief of staff. Was not recorded as a great field commander, but was renowned for his excellent organizational skills and ability to carry out the Emperors orders to the minutest detail.
  6. Jean-François-Auguste Moulin 1752-1810 - A member of the Directory, and later general in the army. When his health declined he returned to France.
  7. Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès 1748-1836 - Roman Catholic Clergyman. He was an instigator in the coup that brought Napoleon to power.
  8. Joachim Murat 1767-1815 - A 1st Prince and Grand Duke. He was a well known flamboyant dresser known as the Dandy King.
  9. Jean Lannes 1769-1809 - One of Napoleon's most talented generals and a Marshal of the empire. At the battle of Apsern-Essling he was sitting at the edge of a ditch when a ricochette 3 pound shot went through both his knees.
  10. Louis-Nicolas Davout 1770-1823 - A marshal of the empire as well as a Duke and Prince. He was known as The Iron Marshal. He is ranked along with Massena and Lannes as Napoleon's finest commanders.
  11. André Masséna 1758-1817 - One of the original marshals of the empire as well as a duke and prince. Napoleon said of him "The greatest name of my military empire".
  12. Michel Ney 1769-1815 - One of the original marshals of the empire as well as a Duke and Prince. He was nicknames the Bravest of the Brave by Napoleon. He was allowed the right to give the order to fire when he was executed by firing squad. His last words were "Soldiers, when I give the command to fire, fire straight at my heart. Wait for the order. It will be my last to you. I protest against my condemnation. I have fought a hundred battles for France, and not one against her ... Soldiers, Fire!"
  13. Jean Baptiste Jules Bernadotte 1763-1844 - A Mashal of France, he was stripped of his command at the battle of Wagram in 1809. Napoleon said of him "Bernadotte hesitates at nothing, I can accuse him of ingratitude but not treachery". When he returned to Paris he was entrusted with the defense of the Netherlands. However just as he was entering the new post a year later he was elected heir-presumptive to the childless King Charles XIII of Sweden. He was adopted as Charles John and later became King Charles XIV John in 1818.
  14. Charles Pierre François Augereau 1757-1816 - General and Marshal of France as well as a duke.
  15. Jean-Baptiste Bessières 1768-1813 - A Marshal of France. Was considered an exceptional commander of cavalry. Napoleon said that he could have won at Waterloo if Bessières had been there. He was killed by a cannon ball that ricocheted off a wall and hit him in the chest.
  16. Guillaume Marie Anne Brune 1763-1815 - A Marshal of France. During the restoration he was murdered.
  17. François Christophe de Kellermann 1735-1820 - A Marshal of France and later duke of the monarchy. After he voted for the deposition of the emperor he became a peer under Louis XVIII.
  18. François Joseph Lefebvre 1755-1820 - A Marshal of France and duke. He voted for the deposition of the emperor. During the 100 days he rallied to his commander (Napoleon). Later in life a friend expressed envy at his estate and he said "Come down in the courtyard, and I'll have ten shots at you with a musket at 30 paces. If I miss, the whole estate is yours." The friend naturally declined this offer, and Lefebvre then added, "I had a thousand bullets shot at me from much closer range before I got all this."
  19. Prince Józef Antoni Poniatowski 1763-1813 - A Polish leader and general and later Marshal of France. He was a nephew of the last king of Poland. He was entrusted with the dangerous duty of covering the French Army's retreat during the battle of Leipzig. Contesting every step and covered with wounds he plunged into the Weisse Elster River.
  20. Jean-Mathieu-Philibert Sérurier 1742-1819 - A Marshal of France and Count. Loyal to Napoleon after the hundred days he lost his post.
  21. Nicolas Jean-de-Dieu Soult 1769-1851 - A Marshal of the Empire. He is one of only 6 men in the history of France (Kingdom) to be granted the distinction of "Marshal General of France". A Loyalist to Bonaparte after the 100 days he was exiled but recalled 4 years later. In 1830ish he was named Marshal General.
  22. French Politicians )There are most definitely some in existence however I couldn't really find any(

Famous Inclusion

  1. Marie Antoinette 1755-1793 - The wife of Louis XVI. She was executed several (8) months after her husband himself was executed.
  2. King Louis XVI 1754-1793 - The king of France, in 1792 he was deposed and then executed in 93 by the guillotine.
  3. Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier 1743-1794 - Known as the father of modern chemistry.
  4. Joseph Louis Lagrange 1736-1813 - A Mathematician and Astronomer. He made large contributions to multiple fields.
  5. Charles-François du Périer Dumouriez 1739-1823 - A General during the revolution. He deserted and arrested several members of the National Convention and turned them over to the enemy before fleeing to the Austrian camp.
  6. Pope Pius VII 1742-1823 - Held the crown for Napoleon as he was crowning himself Emperor. Spent most of his papal time dealing with France. The papal states were eventually annexed in 1809.


Main Assassin Character

  1. Terror Assassin - The first assassins backstory isn't extremely important. His role during the terror isn't going to be very large but is to lead the way towards the Napoleonic assassin who will later become his son-in-law. I see him as having to retire from being an assassin when he loses his leg. And taking up the next assassin as his protege. He would also father a daughter just after the terror.
  2. Napoleon Assassin - A young child during the Terror which could probably be included during the first stages of the games as a messenger or seen being given instructions by the Terror assassin. The eventual falling in love and yada yada stuff can be included at points when she starts to get older. They were apart for several years and she's now grown into a beautiful elegant and intelligent woman whose slightly independent but with a soft french accent that could melt snow in -40 degree weather...... Where was I?

Custom Equipment

Terror Assassin
  1. Hidden Blades - The staple of any assassin.
  2. Small-sword - Also known as the court sword. A light one handed sword designed for thrusting. It's popularity was just dying out at the end of the 18th century.
  3. Flintlock Pistol - The gentlemens weapon and the modern day weapon of range.
  4. Knife - A general type of knife or dagger.
  5. Outfit - A variation of a French Revolutionary Army uniform or perhaps an outfit that was worn during that time period. I especially liked the hat that Haytham war so maybe a hat instead of a hood. Also after the time skip he would be sitting with it missing and perhaps have a crutch nearby. Or even showing him walking with the use of the crutch.
Napoleon Assassin
  1. Dual Hidden Blades - He starts with one but a few years into his working he's given a 2nd (The old assassins previous blade).
  2. Cane-sword - By now the Rapier or wearing a sword at all has rather become unfashionable so carrying a sword at your hip would be less possible. The assassin now carries a cane crooked in his arm as he walks the streets. And can quickly draw out the sword to attack while using the sheath for defense (cool idea huh)
  3. Flintlock Pistol - The gentlemens weapon and the modern day weapon of range.
  4. Knife - A general type of knife or dagger.
  5. Flying Claw - A long range weapon with a claw on the end. Similar to the rope dart but for hooking and tying an enemy up. The ability to pull targets up from the streets too the rooftop or as a means to pull enemies closer with an instant neck slash by hidden blade kill for lesser enemies.
  6. Hand Claw - as opposed to the gauntlet in other games. A ninja like hand claw with the claws on the palm.
  7. Outfit - The outfit could be similar to that of Connor's but would need a more french feel to it. Ragged epaulettes as opposed to Connor's fur. The inclusion of a hood could be similar to Connor's but also different. Not a clone.

Notes

I've decided that This game will feature two time periods. The first during the reign of Terror and then the Latter stages during Napoleons reign

Important Information

  1. While the person had recommended the Revolution there just really wasn't enough detail to go with so I decided to go with the Terror and the later Empire era. I'm actually finding the chosen method to be very fascinating.
  2. Between the first and second half of this there was an event called the First Barbary War when the US fought with the Barbary Pirates. It came to a conclusion just after this. Also Napoleon had sold the Louisiana territory to the US at this time period for dirt cheap. So the inclusion of American diplomats in Paris at some point could be shown. IE: Spying the deal for a touch of history.

Game Play Changes

  1. During the first part of the game during the Terror there must be daily executions going on, People being dragged out of a building and put to the guillotine, for missions this can be included as well. I rather like the idea of putting Robespierre to the guillotine so a cutscene of him forcing him into it and the sound effects would be perfect. This would also include the possibilty of assassination by Guillotine.
  2. Anything Else I am at a loss.

1862-1892


Location

  1. Lakota Village (unnamed), Eastern South Dakota - The assassins home.
  2. Yuma, Arizona - Home of the Yuma Territorial prison. The South Pacific Railroad bridged the river in 77.
  3. Tombstone, Arizona - One of the last wide-open frontier boomtowns in the west. By mid-81 it had 110 saloons, 14 gambling halls, numerous dancing halls and brothels.
  4. Bisbee, Arizona - A mining town founded in 1880, 80 miles south of Tombstone.
  5. Tucson, Arizona - capital of the Arizona Territory.
  6. Little Bighorn River, Montana - Site of the battle of the same name.
  7. Wounded Knee, South Dakota - Site of a Massacre.
  8. Fort Phil Kearny, Wyoming - 4 miles north of this was the site of the Fetterman Massacre

Last Memory Sequence:

  1. St. Paul, Minnesota - Capital of Minnesota.
  2. Sandusky, Ohio - County seat of Erie County.

Assassins

  1. Lone Assassin from the first memory that saves Šunkmani-tu ~ Ihan
  2. Charles DeRudio 1832-1910 - A would-be assassin of Napoleon III. After being sentenced to life he escaped prison and eventually fled to the US in 1860. He signed up with the army in the army some time between 60-64. In 1876 he participated in the Battle of Little Bighorn.

Templar

  1. John Pope 1822-1892 - Union Army General during the civil war. Best known for his defeat at the second battle of Bull Run. Commanded US Forces in the Dakota War of 1862. A Templar Leader under orders from the grandmaster to search for a piece of eden in the Dakota Territories.
  2. Henry Hastings Sibley 1858-1891 - Colonel of the State Militia during the civil war. Fought specifically during the Dakota War. John Pope's second as a Templar.
  3. George R. Crook 1828-1890 - A US officer who fought during the indian wars. The Apache nicknamed him Grey Wolf.
  4. George Armstrong Custer 1839-1876 - Lt. Colonel of the US Army. He and all his men were killed at the battle of Little Bighorn. Assigned to exterminate tribes in the area to make it easier to search for the piece of eden.
  5. Myles Walter Keogh 1840-1876 - Union Army Capatin. Was killed during the battle of Little Bighorn. Templar operative under Custer.
  6. Bloody Knife 1840-1876 - A US Scout and Sioux/Arikara. At the battle of Little Bighorn he recommended caution about the numbers but was ignored. he died during the battle by a gun shot to the head.
  7. James Calhoun 1845-1876 - First Lieutenant of the US Army and Custer's brother in law. He was killed during the battle of Little Bighorn.
  8. 7th US Cavalry Regiment - There are sooo many damn names I'm not going to bother listing them. Just from Little Bighorn alone 24 members were awarded the Medal of Honor.
  9. Ike Clanton 1847-1887 - Member of the outlaw group "The Cowboys". He ran from the gunfight as he was unarmed. He was later gunned down 6 years later for cattle-rustling.
  10. Billy Clanton 1862-1881 - Member of the outlaw group "The Cowboys". He was killed at the O.K. Corral.
  11. Tom McLaury 1853-1881 - Member of the outlaw group "The Cowboys". He was killed at the O.K. Corral.
  12. Frank McLaury 1848-1881 - Member of the outlaw group "The Cowboys". He was killed at the O.K. Corral.
  13. Frank C. Stilwell 1856-1882 - Member of the outlaw group "The Cowboys". He was killed in Tucson 2 days after Morgan Earp's death.
  14. William J. Fetterman 1833-1866 - An officer of the US Army. He along with his entire command were wiped out at the "Fetterman Massacre"
  15. The Cowboys - There were roughly 200-300 of them so the inclusion of several more is doable.
  16. Yuma Prison Warden ?-? - I can only find a list of prisoners. Not his name ><
  17. South Pacific Railroad Company - Templars would be building trains. Some of them have ta be templar.

Famous Inclusion

  1. Sitting Bull 1831-1890 - A Lakota Sioux holy man. He served as a tribal chief during the battles with the US. He is famous for leading the defeat of Custer.
  2. Crazy Horse 1840-1877 - War leader of the Oglala Lakota tribe. He was fatally wounded a year later when resisting imprisonment at Camp Robinson.
  3. Gall 1840-1894 - Battle leader of the Hunkpapa Lakota.
  4. Lame White Man ?-1876 - Battle chief of the Cheyenne. He was known also as Hahk o ni or Mad Hearted Wolf. He died at Little Bighorn.
  5. High Backbone 1820-1879 - A Lakota military leader. Led troops at the Wagon Box Fight and the Fetterman Massacre.
  6. Young Man Afraid Of His Horses 1836-1900 - A Lakota Chief.
  7. Red Cloud 1822-1909 - A Lokata Chief and war leader.
  8. Virgil Earp 1843-1905 - Soldier in the civil war and later US Deputy Marshal for Arizona.
  9. Wyatt Earp 1848-1929 - Serverd as a deputy US Marshall for his brother Virgil.
  10. Morgan Earp 1851-1882 - Younger brother of Virgil and Wyatt. after the gunfight at the O.K. Corral he was shot through a window while playing billiards.
  11. Warren Earp 1855-1900 - Youngest of the Earp brothers.
  12. Jon Holliday 1851-1887 - More famously known as Doc Holliday. Diagnosed with tuberculosis in 73 (Inclusion of the "Bloody" cough is a must).
  13. James W. Forsyth 1835-1906 - Commanding officer of the men at Wounded Knee.
  14. Spoted Elk 1826-1890 - A Lakota Chief. He was killed during the Wounded Knee Massacre.
  15. Black Coyote ?-1890 - A deaf Lakota tribesmen. According to some he was deaf and didn't hear the order to disarm, or that he refused to disarm as he had purchased his rifle himself.

Main Character

Šunkmani-tu ~ Ihan

  1. The son of a Lakota Sioux Indian and a White Settler. His father had went back west to fight in the war (and died at some point). At 13 years old during the Dakota Wars his Village was massacred and burned while he was out hunting. When he returned to find the black earth he was only saved from a passing Templar patrol by the passing by of an Assassin heading west. For an assassin style name I would say his name would be "Šunkmani-tu ~ Ihan" which means "He meets a wolf without warning".

Custom Equipment

  1. Hidden Blades - Obviously
  2. Knife - Something like a Bowei knife.
  3. Dual Tomahawks - Short axe like weapon
  4. Rope Dart - This I think will make a nice addition to the mix.
  5. Lakota Bow - A short doubled curved bow.
  6. 6 shot pistol - Slower then the bow and attracts the attention of guards. (That'll avoid this becoming a shooter).
  7. Outfit - The Lakota are famous for war paint. So I am definitely seeing this involved over the characters face. As far as the outfit goes I'm seeing a mix between a cavalry officer outfit meets assassin meets sioux meets cowboy. A smashing of those elements into the outfit. The usage of a hood would be possible but I'm also seeing the use of a cowboy hat. The outfit should also have stirrups.

Important Information

  1. Eastern part of what is now the US was a completely different playground then the east at this stage of history. The civil war was over but most of the towns hadn't even been formed yet. The law and outlaws fought for control. Railroads were vying to cross the nation.

Game Play Changes

  1. Railroads during this stage are being built and running. So the moving of railroads and possible scenes shot while going by train are possible. The last sequence I'm thinking of it being a railroad ride to each of the two cities then locating the targets. In a final fashion he's able to finally track down the 2 templar that destroyed his village so long ago.
  2. Herding Cattle for money. As this is the west this is a posibility to do in Arizona. Leading cattle from Tombstone to Tucson to reach the train comes to mind.
  3. Mining was going on heavily at this time so the ability to mine ore would work as a feature.
  4. Gambling.. There were gambling halls of course, just no cheating at eagle visioning your way to winning.


1450-1479


Location

  1. Pamplona - the capital of Navarre.
  2. Barcelona - The Bank of Barcelona is recorded as the most likely oldest bank in europe 1401. Beating the Bank of Venice (1402) and Genoa (1407).
  3. Madrid - An important city for the courts of Castile. Today the capital of Spain.
  4. Toledo - The former capital of Spain and later as the capital of Castile.
  5. Naples - The capital of what remained of the Kingdom of Sicily on the lower half of Italy. Which was contested by both French and Aragonese dynasties.
  6. Other spanish cities..

Assassins

  1. No names really scream out..

Templar

  1. John II 1398-1479 (King) - The king of Aragorn, Valencia and of Navarre. He is regarded as one of the most memorable and most unscrupulous kings of the 15th century. Known as Juhn the Faithless or John the Great.
  2. Charles IV 1421-1461 - The son of John II, he fought a civil war with his father in Navarre for his refusal to name him heir. He died in Barcelona with suspect his stepmother poisoned him.
  3. Juana Enriquez 1425-1468 - Second wife of John II and mother to his heir Ferdinand II.
  4. Henry IV 1425-1474 (King) - The king of Castile and León. Known as Henry the Impotent. Rumors abounded that he was homosexual. His first wfe of 13 years was a virgin upon their divorce. his 2nd wife gave birth to a daughter however she also had 2 children through an affair.
  5. Joan of Portugal 1439-1475 - The second wife of Henry IV. Was known to have had at least 2 illegitimate children.
  6. Peter of Coimbra 1429-1466 - The fifth constable of Portugal. He was named the king of Aragorn and Valencia by the Consell de Cent.
  7. Diego Hurtado de Mendoza 1417-1479 - Spanish noble and a member of the Mendoza family.
  8. Pedro González de Mendoza 1428-1495 - Spanish Cardinal and statesmen. His son Rodrigo Diaz was at one point was selected to be a husband of one Lucrezia Borgia.
  9. Juan Pacheco 1419-1474 - A Castilian noble. Master of the Order of Santiago. He died shortly before his king Henry IV.
  10. Álvaro de Luna y Jarana 1388-1453 - A favorite of John II.
  11. John II of Anjou 1424-1470 - Duke of Lorraine from 53. Fought during the Catalonian civil war to press his families claims, but died by poison in Barcelona. (Any reference to him for others will be called duke of lorraine to avoid confusion with the king John II)
  12. Nicholas of Anjou 1448-1473 - The son of the duke of Lorraine and his successor. He died of poison by (some say by Louis XI). Died in the city of Nancy, France but this should be moved to spain.
  13. Alfonso V of Aragorn 1396-1458 - The brother of John II and king of Naples.
  14. Eleanor of Aragorn 1426-1479 - The daughter of John II, and wife of Gaston IV. Served as Regent of Navarre for her father upto his death, she died 2 weeks after being proclaimed queen.
  15. Gaston IV 1422-1472 - A French noblemen and husband to one of John II's daughters.
  16. Gaston de Foix 1444-1470 - A son of Gaston IV and Eleanor of Navarre.

Famous Inclusion

  1. Ferdinand 1452-1516 - Also known as Ferdinand II/III/V the Catholic. Became King of Aragorn after the death of his father John II.
  2. Isabella I 1451-1504 - Also known as Isabella the Catholic. Became Queen of Castile in 1471.
  3. Rodrigo 1443-1492 - The Ponce de Leon. One of the military leaders of the Granada War.
  4. Abiathar Crescas ?-? - A 15th century jewish physician and astrologer. In John II's old age he removed his cataracts.
  5. Alfonso Carillo de Acuña 1410-1482 - Spanish Politician and Archbishop. The rival/opponent of Pedro Gonzalez.
  6. Pedro Fernández de Velasco 1425-1492 - Spanish Nobleman and military figure.
  7. Ferdinand of Naples 1423-1494 - The son of Alfonso V and successor as king of Naples.

Main Character

  1. The assassins back story is not really important. I can't really think of anything atm which would work as the time period was relatively chaotic.

Custom Equipment

  1. Dual Hidden-Blades
  2. Crossbow
  3. Throwing Knives
  4. Sword
  5. Dagger
This was before Ezio's time

Important Information

  1. The Consell de Cent (Council of 100) was a governmental institution of Barcelona.
  2. Rodrigo Borgia was alive and was the Cardinal of Valencia at some point during this time. So he could make a cameo. He also was the Bishop that Ferdinand went through to marry his cousin Isabella (You needed a Papal Bull).
  3. The civil wars were fought between family members who some I have tacked on as both being Templar. The explanation being that they are Templars fighting over power. Because anybody can fight over power including templars.
  4. Is difficult to identify every single person during this time period as spain doesn't seem to have many first names they pick from. So many fucking John's, Alfonso's, Gaston's, Fredinands, Rodrigo's, Pedros.

Game Play Changes

  1. None I can think of


1170-1197


Location

  1. Rouen - The ducal capital of Normandy and at the time the largest city in europe.
  2. London - Large city in England and the future capital.
  3. Paris - Capital city of France...
  4. Chinon - The Château de Chinon served as the residence for the kings of the Angevin Empire as well as where court was frequently held.
  5. York - An ancient historic city in North Yorkshire England.
  6. Angers - A city of the county of Anjou.
  7. Bordeaux - An important city in Aquitaine. Known for it's wine trade. Came under Angevin possessions with Eleanor's marriage to Henry II.
I might have missed a city or castle but these were the most important ones for the time.

Assassins

  1. Bernart de Ventadorn 1130-1200 - A Prominent troubador of the age. Is credited with the most important influence of how the trouvère tradition developed.

Templar

  1. Henry 1155-1183 - Also known as Henry the young king. The son of Henry II and brother of Richard I.
  2. William Longchamp ?-1197 - Lord Chancellor/Chief Justicar and the Bishop of Ely. While Richard was on the crusades he served as regent of England.
  3. William de Mandeville ?-1189 - Councilor and for a time Chief Justicar. He died only a few months after Richard was made king.
  4. Hugh de Puiset 1125-1195 - Bishop of Durham and Chief Justicar.
  5. Thomas Becket 1118-1170 - Archbishop of Canterbury from 62-70. He was murdered by a group of knights loyal to the King.
  6. Geoffrey II 1158-1186 - Duke of Brittany and fourth legitimate son of Henry II
  7. Rosamund Clifford 1150-1176 - Known as The Fair Rosamund for her beauty. She was a mistress of Henry II
  8. William Fitz Robert ?-1183 - Earl of Gloucester. His father was an illegitimate son of King Henry I. His daughter was married to Prince John Lackland. However the pope wrote that they were not allowed to have sex (HAHA like that'd stop me >>)
  9. Ranulf de Glanvill ?-1190 - A Chief Justicar under Henry II. A reputed author of a book on english law.
  10. Robert de Beaumont ?-1190 - Earl of Leicester. During Henry's rebellion against his father he fought for him.
  11. Hugh Bigod 1095-1177 - Earl of Norfolk. During Henry's rebellion against his father he fought for him.
  12. Hugh de Kevelioc 1147-1181 - Earl of Chester. During Henry's rebellion against his father he fought for him.
  13. Jacob of Orléans ?-1189 - Considered to be one of the most learned men of the age. He was killed during antisemitic riots that swept through London during Richard's coronation.
  14. Benoît de Sainte-Maure ?-1173 - A French poet. Wrote the 40000 line poem "The Romance of Troy". Which is why he should be killed. A poem should never be that long.
  15. Gilbert Foloit 1110-1187 - An English monk and prelate. Bishop of London. He was excommunicated twice by Becket.
  16. Richard of Ilchester ?-1188 - English statesmen and Prelate. He was appointed justiciary and seneschal of Normandy in 76.
  17. Richard de Luci 1089-1179 - Chief Justiciar of England in 54.
  18. Roger of Worcestor ?-1179 - Bishop of Worcester. A cousin of Henry II.
  19. Wace 1110?-1174? - A Norman Poet born in Jersey.

Famous Inclusion

  1. Henry II 1133-1189 - The King of England.
  2. Louis VII 1120-1180 - King of the Franks. He was an exceptionally devout man and it's been said he was better suited for life as a priest then as king.
  3. Eleanor of Aquitaine 1122-1204 - One of the wealthiest and most powerful women of europe during the middle ages. Her marriage with Louis VII was annuled in 1152 and she married Henry II in 1154. She survived all but 2 of her children, John and Eleanor.
  4. Richard I 1157-1199 - Famously known as Richard the Lionheart (Was known as this even before he succeeded his father as king). Fought in the Kings' Crusade
  5. Geoffrey fitzRoy 1152-1212 - Illegitimate son of Henry II. Became bishop of Lincoln in 1173.
  6. John 1166-1216 - More famously known as John lackland. The younger brother of Richard and his successor as king.
  7. Philip II Augustus 1165-1223 - The last king of the Franks and first king of France. Most famous for breaking up the Angevin empire.
  8. William I 1143-1214 - Also known as William the Lion, king of Scotland. During Henry II's sons rebellion he participated. He was captured during battle and forced to sign the treaty of Falaise. In 1175 he swore fealty to Henry II.
  9. William of Newburgh 1136-1198 - 12th century english historian.
  10. Heinrich 1129-1195 - More famously known as Henry the Lion. He was married to Matilda, the daughter of Henry II. While he was exiled he spent his time at the court of his father in law in Normandy.

Main Character

  1. The assassin I think should be trained as a troubadour. Poets and Composers would be welcomed to the courts of kings as entertainment. This would also lead to the "conquering" of many a noblewomen or even a servant girl as was fairly common. Dandelion from The Witcher series comes to mind...

Custom Equipment

  1. Hidden Blade - Obviously..
  2. Longbow - In 1139 the crossbow was banned for use against christians by Pope Innocent II. Therefore it would not rightly be used in a Christian Kingdom.
  3. Longsword - A simple handguard and hilt making a T shaped with the blade edged on both sides shooting upwards.
  4. Fiddle - As the assassin is a troubadour this would be a perfect tool. For distractions while moving closer to a target.
  5. Dagger - obvious...
  6. Sling - A small rope with a pouchroughly center. Most famously used as a weapon by David to slay Goliath (biblical)
  7. Lance - (For use on horseback)

Important Information

  1. The problem with this time period is that a couple of these men went to the crusades and perished there. They were not targets in assassins creed (I'm checking) but I would rewrite history in a way and keep them within the area as opposed to following the king.
  2. The Angevin Empire at this time covered half of France and England. In fact this would later play the leadup to the 100 years war as England was attempting to reclaim territory stolen by French.

Game Play Changes

  1. Jousting - The Joust was becoming fairly popular and tournaments were held quiet frequently. The participating of, watching or even replacing a knights Lance with an actual lethal lance would be a great way for an assassination without actually doing it.

245-284


Location

  1. Xuchang - former capital of Wei.
  2. Luoyang - The capital of Wei and later Jin.
  3. Chengdu - The capital of Shu.
  4. Gaoping - The site of the tomb of the former emperor Cao Rui.
  5. Other Cities/Fortresses - There are countless fortresses/villages (fronteir areas) which could be used.

Assassins

  1. Cheng Ji ?-260 - An officer of Zhao's. He carried out in order from his superior Jia Chong to protect Zhao so killed the emperor Mao. He was put to death a few weeks later for regicide.
  2. Jia Chong 217-282 - An officer of the Sima. Whom ordered Jia Chong to protect Zhao.
  3. Assassin from first part. He would most likely not last the entire game as in 245 he'd be 70..

Templar

  1. Sun Hao 242-284 - The last emperor of Wu. He was known for his extravagance cruelty and inability to handle domestic matters.
  2. Cao Shuang ?-249 - Regent of the Wei Dynasty. He was corrupt and would frequently squander money on extravagant banquets. He boosted a coup against Sima Yi by having him promoted to a ceremonial position with no power.
  3. Cao Xi ?-249 - The younger brother of Cao Shuang. He was in command of the imperial bodyguards.
  4. Cao Xun ?-249 - A younger brother of Cao Shuang's and a general. He was executed along with Shuang and Xi.
  5. Li Sheng ?-249 - An official of the Wei Dynasty and a member of Cao Shuang's faction. Cao Shuang considered him his protégé. He was put to death along with the other Shuang Faction members.
  6. Huan Fan ?-249 - A minister of the state and a close advisor of Shuang. He was nicknamed "Font of Wisdom".
  7. Guanqiu Jian ?-255 - A general of Wei. In 255 he and Wen Qin rebelled against Shi.
  8. Wen Qin ?-257 - A general of Wei who rebelled with Jian. He later fled to Wu. During Dan's rebellion he returned to help him.
  9. Xiahou Xuan 209-254 - A General and politician of wei. His mother was Shuang's aunt and therefore was closely associated with Shuang.
  10. Li Feng ?-254 - A trusted official of wei and the emperor Cao Fang. The plot was discovered however and he and Xuan were put to death.
  11. Zhang Ji ?-? - The father of Cao Fang's empress Zhang. He was told of Li Feng's plot.
  12. Zhuge Dan ?-258 - A general of Wei. His cousins were Zhuge Jin of Weu and Zhuge Liang of Shu.
  13. Cao Mao 241-260 - Fourth emperor of Wei. During an abortive coup attempt against Zhao he was killed.
  14. Jiang Wei 202-264 - A former Wei general then Shu general. He convinced Zhong Hui to rebel but they were found out. He and Hui were both killed in battle.
  15. Zhong Hui 225-264 - A Wei general, in 264 he was plotting to start a rebellion against Wei. He and Wei were both killed in battle after found out.
  16. Liao Hua ?-264 - A Shu general, and only one to see the rise and fall of the kingdom. He was most likely in his 80-90s at the time of his death.
  17. Zong Yu ?-263 - A Shu minister. After the collapse of Shu to Wei he was relocated to Luoyang but died of illness.
  18. Zhuge Zhan 227-263 - A Shu politician and general, as well as the son of the highly overrated Zhuge Liang. He died in battle fighting against Deng Ai.
  19. Huang Chong ?-263 - A general of Shu. He died alongside Zhuge Zhan fighting Deng Ai.
  20. Wang Ling 171-251 - A general of Wei. In 251 he thought of a conspiracy to place Fang's uncle Biao on the throne.
  21. Cao Biao ?-251 - An uncle of the emperor Cao Fang. Wang Ling had hoped to place him onto the throne as emperor in Fang's place. He was put to death along with Wang Ling.
  22. Fu Jia 209-255 - An official of wei. He advised Shi to stop out a rebellion after his eye surgery. Which in turn resulted in his death.
  23. He Yan 195-249 - A politician and philosopher of Wei. He was the grandson of the Han Dynasty general He Jin.
  24. Bi Gui ?-249 - An advisor of the Wei regent Cao Shuang.
  25. Deng Yang ?-249 - An official of Wei and a member of Shuang's court.
  26. Zhuge Xu ?-273 - A general of Wei. He was arrested and sent to the capital due to slander by Zhong Hui for "Being too scared to attack shu".
  27. Yang Xin ?-278 - A district governor of Jincheng for a time, he helped Deng Ai in his invasion of Shu. No other information...
  28. Bu Chan 222-272 - He along with Bu Ji and Bu Xuan attempted to escape to Jin and escape the corrupt Sun Hao. The son of the wu general Bu Zhi
  29. Bu Ji ?-272 - The grandson of the wu general Bu Zhi. He surrendered to Jin in an attempt to escape Sun Hao.
  30. Bu Xuan ?-272 - The youngest son of Bu Zhi. He surrendered to Jin in an attempt to escape Sun Hao.
  31. There are probably a few more that could fit but this is a decent amount of targets.

Famous Inclusion

  1. Sima Yi 179-251 - A politician and general of Wei. He staged an ingenious coup against Cao Shuang and gave the Wei Dynasty more years then it most likely would have had.
  2. Sima Shi 208-255 - Was considered elegant in conduct and highly intelligent. The eldest son of Sima Yi.
  3. Sima Zhao 211-265 - A military general,politician and regent of Wei. The younger brother of Shi and son of Yi. After his death his son became emperor of the Jin Dynasty.
  4. Sima Yan 236-290 - Later Emperor Wu of Jin from 265 on. The son of Zhao and successor.
  5. Yang Huiyu 214-278 - The third wife of Shi and later empress dowager Hungxun.
  6. Wang Yuanji 217-268 - The mother of Yan and wife of Sima Zhao.
  7. Deng Ai ?-264 - A Wei general of considerable talent. He determined that Zhong Hui was going to rebel but was publicly framed by Hui and captured. before he could be rescued he was killed.
  8. Liu Shan 207-271 - The 2nd and last emperor of Shu. Was considered incompetent. His infant name of A'dou is generally today used as a descriptive way to refer to incapable people who would never achieve anything even with significiant assistance. Some believe that he feigned incompetence to avoid personal harm but have no proof and is just guess work.
  9. Lu Kang 226-274 - A general of Wu and considered a very competent one. However the corrupt emperor Sun Hao didn't listen to his advice.

Main Assassin Character

The child of the assassin from the first three kingdoms setting. As he would be about 70 years old at the starting period. So this assassin could most likely be conceived in 223 and born in 223-224 making him 16-17.

Custom Equipment

  1. Hidden Blade - Was in existance at this time as had been used in Persia 700 years prior.
  2. Jian - A double edged longsword that traditionally had a ribbon attached to the hilt.
  3. Dagger - Typical short blade.
  4. Poison Crossbow - The Chinese crossbow at this time was not very strong in power. Therefor the bolts were dipped in poison
  5. Throwing Needles - Thin needles which are very common in Chinese culture. Could conceivably throw 6 at a time (3 from each hand)
  6. Dual Kama - A more rural type of weapon. A short handle with a blade like a small scythe. Was generally used for agriculture.
  7. Poison - See Game Play Changes. A vial of poison for special circumstances.
  8. Ink Bottle - Similar to the smoke bomb this would instead be thrown at the targets face to temporarily blind the users.
  9. Attire - Flowing outfits were very much the style. While looking for an example I found this outfit and must say it would fit perfectly. The garment is male and is loose fitting which would allow for the quick movements of a chinese assassin. The colors could be darker or lighter. Armor fitted onto it would still work well but not full plate coverings. Something over the hands and possibly across a shoulder. (If you can't tell I'm loving the outfit idea)

Notes

I've ordered this in the viewing that the Jin wasn't templar based or anything like that. As I find that a lot of modern material portrays them as corrupt power hungry individuals which is complete bullshit and has no historic backing.

Important Information

My info for this comes from the Sanguozhi which is established historical fact.

Game Play Changes

  1. Tea Ceremony is one of the most important chinese traditions. During this time of war there were times when Feasts or Ceremonies were used as a way to kill somebody plotting against you. So the use of poison would fit very well and include these with a means to assassinate somebody. The Ceremony could also be included as a starting point for a mission.
  2. More improved combat. As opposed to previously where unarmed combat is more boxing style. I am seeing something more like Zhongguo wushu. And not just within unarmed combat but within using the hidden-blade. The combat should be a flowing motion as opposed to the kill one opponent then kill another. For a counter/combo kill the counter is done then more elegant and graceful movements into the kill of the next.
  3. Similarly to AC2 where you have the Auditore Villa as a residence at first. In this game I see a residence of the assassin in the city of xuchang. Where you can have a Tea Ceremony started yourself or having a "Debate" minigame. In the culture at the time strategists would frequently have debates which could instruct game users to the history. When it comes to decorating, Vases, Statues, Art, Poetry, Books (like the art of war) could be purchased to be included into your residence.
I haven't bothered to change the style from the previous time setting although there could be additions.

1592-1627


Location

  1. London - Including surrounding villages and towns that at that time were not a part of the city proper.
  2. Staffordshire - A count in the West Midlands region of England. The gunpowder plot conspirators hid at the Holbeche House here.


Assassins

  1. William Shakespeare 1564-1616 - One of the greatest writers to ever live. At 18 he married Anne Hathaway and together had 3 children. His only son Hamnet died young.
  2. Christopher Marlowe 1564-1593 - English dramatist, poet and translator. He greatly influenced Shakespeare. On May 30th he was stabbed to death by Ingram Frizer.
  3. Francis Bacon 1561-1626 - An English philosopher, statesmen, scientist, jurist and author.
  4. Main Characters Father - Will not be playable but will be present in the early years of the game. Was to meet Marlowe on the night of his murder.

Templar

  1. Ingram Frizer ?-1627 - An english gentleman and businessman. In 1593 he murdered the playwright Cristopher Marlowe.
  2. Thomas Harriot 1560-1621 - An English astronomer and mathematician. In 1609 was the first person to make a drawing of the moon through a telescope.
  3. Ralph Lane 1530-1603 - An explorer who was part of the unsuccessful attempt to colonize Roanoke.
  4. Robert Poley 1568-1602 - Double agent, and government messenger. Was with Ingram when he killed Marlowe.
  5. Nicholas Skeres 1563-1601 - A con-man and government informer. Was with Ingram when he killed Marlowe.
  6. Walter Raleigh 1554-1618 - An english artistocrat, writer, poet.. Popularized the use of Tobacco in england.
  7. Edward Parker 1550-1618 - An English Peer and the Lord of Morley, Hingham, Hockering.
  8. William Parker 1575-1622 - English Peer and the son of Edward Parker.
  9. Robert Catesby 1572-1605 - Leader of the group of men who planned the gunpowder plot.
  10. John Wright 1568-1605 - One of the members of the gunpowder plot.
  11. Christopher Wright 1570?-1605 - One of the members of the gunpowder plot. The younger brother of John Wright.
  12. Robert Wintour 1568-1606 - One of the members of the gunpowder plot
  13. Thomas Wintour 1571-1606 - One of the members of the gunpowder plot. The younger brother of Robert Wintour.
  14. Thomas Percy 1560-1605 - A member of the gunpowder plot. He married the sister of John Wright in 1591.
  15. Guy Fawkes 1570-1606 - Also known as Guido Fawked. He was in charge of the gunpowder stockpile under the house of parliament. Before his death he jumped from the scaffolding and broke his neck to avoid the agony he would have had.
  16. Robert Keyes ?-1606 - A member of the gunpowder plot. Unlike the other members he was not especially wealthy.
  17. Ambrose Rookwood, sir 1578-1606 - A member of the gunpowder plot. He married the cousin of Robert Keyes. Had an elegant sword designed with the blade engraved with the story of the Passion.
  18. John Grant 1560-1606 - Another member of the gunpowder plot. He was married to the sister of Thomas Wintour.
  19. Henry Garnet 1555-1606 - An English Jesuit priest who was made aware of the gunpowder conspiracy through confession.
  20. Claude Nau ?-1605 - A confidential secretary of Mary, Queen of Scots.
  21. Gilbert Curle ?-1609 - A secretary of Mary, Queen of Scots.
  22. Thomas Bates ?-1606 - A member of the gunpowder plot. A retainer of Robert Catesby.
  23. Robert Devereux 1565-1601 - An English noblemen. He led an attempted coup in 1601.
  24. Most likely other names would fit, just trouble finding them.

Famous Inclusion

  1. Elizabeth I 1533-1603 - The Queen of England and youngest daughter of the well known Henry VIII (6 wives..)
  2. James I/VI 1566-1625 - King James I of England and James VI of Scotland. He succeeded the childless Elizabeth as King of England in 1603. He was a great great grandchild of Henry VII through Henry VIII's sister Margaret.
  3. Edward de Vere 1550-1604 - The 17th Earl of Oxford. English peer and courtier. Was noted as a lyrical poet and playwright.

Main Character

  1. circa 1592 I see him as being 10ish. The son of another assassin (under assassin tab).

Custom Equipment

  1. Dual Hidden Blades - Staple Assassin Weapon
  2. Rapier - The height of it's popularity was during this time period.
  3. Throwing Daggers - Staple weapon
  4. Dagger - Short bladed weapon..
I can't really think of any elegant new weapons to list.

Notes

  1. When it comes to Shakespeare there is a belief by quiet a lot of people from then till now that he would lay with men. Though there really isn't any factual proof in this other then some of his sonnets which some people claim point to this. However when he retired from theater 3 years before his death he chose to live out his remaining years with his wife in Stratford.
  2. Their is a for all intents and purposes conspiracy theory that claims Shakespeare was not the author of his works but that they were actually the works of 3 other men or the combined works of those 3 and Shakespeare. Personally I find this to be a trash idea and it was only even though of over 200 years later. The three would be Christopher Marlowe, Edward de Vere, and Francis Bacon.

Important Information

  1. King James was crowned King of England on the 24th of March. So his coronation should be viewable.
  2. In my mind the murder of Marlowe should be included and near the beginning of the game. I also consider the man to kill him as the Grandmaster of the Templar Order.

Game Play Changes

  1. The game time I see for this would start in 1592 with the father and son walking to meet Marlowe who is murdered at the time.
  2. The Globe Theatre was built in 1599 and then later rebuilt in 1614. So the inclusion of plays taking place would be interesting.

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