Ok I've been researching everything I can since the announcement of Assassins Creed 3 and I found this:
The Freemason Connection
One interesting real-world historical event to note is the public death of the Knights Templar. In 1307, King Philip IV of France arrested the leaders of the Knights Templar to take possession of their wealth. During this crackdown, the last Grand Master of the Templars, Jacques de Molay, was burned at the stake. According to Assassins lore, before he met his fiery death he imparted the knowledge of the Ancients to his nine most trusted men with instructions to spread their influence throughout the world. Some historians speculate that they stayed underground until re-emerging in the 1700s as the Freemasons.
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