A modern day order with an origin reaching back to the very dawn of time,the Assassins are a worldwide secret organization dedicated to preserving mankind’s right to freedom of choice.Their ideology is founded in the belief that only free will can ensure the betterment of humanity as a whole through the development of the individual,thus allowing for the birth of new ideas and innovations.Though it is acknowledged by the Order that free will comes with a price and potentially dangerous consequences,the risks involved are considered to be minor compared to the threat of losing all free will.
THE ASSASSIN ORDER
The Order does not expect perfection from humanity—after all,only through learning from mistakes can there be growth—but rather hopes to see it pursue the dream of one day reaching perfection through free self-expression and an open source attitude towards knowledge.It is this very ideology which set them in direct opposition to the Templars throughout their intertwined history ,pitting them against a powerful mirror organization which believes that the best way for humanity to survive is to save it from itself through the sublimation of free will.
While the Templars usually insinuated themselves into high levels of society,obtaining key roles and high-ranking supporters,the Assassins instead relied on stealth and secrecy,though not without acquiring influential allies and members of their own.People such as Leonardo da Vinci,Cartarina Sforza and Marco Polo to name but a few strongly supported the Order.Several influential historical figures also counted among the Order’s active members, such as Marcus Junius Brutus,Gaius Cassius Longinus,Dante Alighieri and Niccolò Machiavelli.
Despite working from the shadows,their reputation was oft known among the general populace of a given area.However,the ever-growing presence of the Templars among powerful corporations slowly but steadily drove the members of the Order to take refuge in remote compounds.This resulted in the Assassins keeping themselves out of the sight and Ken of a world which gradually forgot about their existence.
Though they are not today that which they once were,the Assassins still work from the shadows and attempt to pursue their mandate, while evading the Templars’ relentless pursuit.