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Sorrosyss
02-17-2016, 02:01 AM
(Warning: Full spoilers follows for all Titan Comics lines)

The Titan Comics currently covers seven products, with one comic solely focused on the Assassins, another the Templars, a spin off of the Last Descendants brand, a Black Flag manga adaptation, one focused on the Phoenix Project, another providing new tales of our beloved old game protagonists, and finally one connected to Assassin's Creed Origins. The comics are confirmed as canon, with the stories heavily influenced by Ubisoft, and Titan seemingly having access (https://twitter.com/ConorMcCreery/status/675019470474190849) to the future Modern Day story of the series. To this end, the comics are being seen as a story bridge for fans until the next game comes around. If you are a fan of the Modern Day portion, you are highly recommended to pick the comics up, as they already contain characters from the games; such as Galina Voronina, Otso Berg, Violet da Costa, Ezio Auditore, and Evie Frye.

The Titan Comics lines thus far, and featured in this thread are:

Assassin's Creed - Assassins
Assassin's Creed - Templars
Assassin's Creed - Last Descendants Locus
Assassin's Creed - Awakening
Assassin's Creed - Reflections
Assassin's Creed - Uprising
Assassin's Creed - Origins



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYbqFHgry_g

Below is brief story summary of each of the issues released so far. I'll endeavour to update it as new issues are released and I read them. Analysis follows on the first reply.



Assassin's Creed: Assassins

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The Assassins series focuses on Charlotte de la Cruz and her induction into the Brotherhood.

Story Summary by Issue


Issue 1:

Modern Day:

September 2015. The comic opens with Charlotte playing on a Helix system, evidently in 1852 California - perhaps a nod to all of the Wild West rumours.

Charlotte works in Malta Banking Corporation, San Diego. After discovering injustice within the system, she manipulates figures to help a customer in need.

When she returns home, she finds Galina Voronina and Xavier Chen in waiting. A regular to conspiracy websites, she instantly knows who they are. The Templars burst in, but after a struggle our heroes escape.

It is explained that the Brotherhood knows that Charlotte has Assassin heritage, and she is persuaded to climb into an Animus to search for a Piece of Eden in 1692 Salem. Intel on this time period was obtained by an Assassin called Joseph, who is apparently now being held by the Templars.

Charlotte's ancestor in this time is Tom Stoddard, Master Assassin. After initial De-syncing for working against her ancestor, Charlotte re-enters the Animus determined to help the Brotherhood.


Issue 2:

Modern Day:

Galina is convinced that Charlotte is not cut out for the Animus and will not survive. She also has similar misgivings over the captured Joseph, claiming the Brotherhood owes him nothing.


Historical Era:

Tom Stoddard arrives in Salem, in search of a rumoured Piece of Eden. After an initial setback, he meets his contact Jennifer Querry, a nurse and recent Assassin convert.

Apparently a series of young girls have fallen into seizures, igniting local crazed talk of witchcraft. Our Assassins believe this to be the work of the Piece of Eden and search for these girls.

They eventually locate the girls in a hidden dungeon, in a building operated by two high level Templars - Samuel Parris and William Stoughton.

One girl, Dorothy Osborne, promises to take Tom to the Piece of Eden if she is freed. He does so, along with a small boy called David.

Meanwhile, the Templars whip up the locals into a frenzy over witchcraft, and declare that Tom is committing the Devil's work. The locals make their way down to the dungeon.

Dorothy lapses into a seizure, speaking hidden truths. It then becomes clear to Tom that she is in fact the Piece of Eden they seek.


Issue 3:

Modern Day:

Galina and Xavier continue to argue over how to utilise Charlotte. It is revealed by Kody, the team technician, that Joseph is being held by Didier Hawking, a high level Templar with a specialisation in memory hacking.

It is feared that Joseph will reveal their location, as such the team decides to load the Animus to a van to allow Charlotte to keep searching whilst they relocate.


Historical Era:

Tom manages to fight off the angry mob, whilst Jennifer finds a hidden passageway to escape the dungeon.

They are chased into the surrounding woodland, where Jennifer is shot whilst trying to carry the boy David. Tom chooses to escape with Dorothy, putting the mission first.

Once clear of pursuers, Dorothy falls into a trance and declares that she is Consus - a First Civilization entity - whom is inhabiting the body. Consus leaves a message for Charlotte to seek out "The Ones with great knowledge."

Jennifer eventually catches up with Tom, as Templars follow shortly behind her. Tom and Jennifer are captured.


Issue 4:

Modern Day:

Believing that nothing further can be gleaned from Charlotte, both Xavier and Galina head out to try and rescue Joseph from the Templars.

Charlotte re-enters the Animus on a hunch and discovers that Joseph had been telling the Templars the truth all along.


Historical Era:

Tom and Jennifer are being tortured, in the same dungeon that they escaped from. After a distraction from Consus, Jennifer manages to free them both. She is mortally wounded by Parris whilst trying to obtain weaponry.

Parris attempts to kill Tom, but is knocked out. Whilst Tom attempts to escape, he is shot by a recovered Parris.

Declaring the imprisoned girls to be a new breed of oracles, Dorothy is overtaken by feelings of guilt, and takes her own life by fire.

Enraged, Parris declares that all women shall be tried for witchcraft and attempts to kill Tom. He is shot by fellow Templar, Stoughton.

Stoughton clearly has misgivings about Parris's methods, and in keeping with the methods of a Black Cross, takes control of the situation. He releases Tom, David, and the girls.

Tom and David bury Dorothy and Jennifer on the outskirts of Salem. The location of their burial is now known.


Issue 5:

Modern Day:

With the realization that Joseph knows the location of Dorothy's body, Xavier and Galina have clearly been sent into a trap. Charlotte decides to go in after them, and is given the familiar Assassin hoodie attire by Kody.

She manages to infiltrate deeper into the building by tricking an employee to open a secured door. She binds the man and presses on, declaring herself to not be a killer to Kody.

Xavier and Galina locate Joseph in a cell. A battle ensues, whereby Galina suffers a leg injury and Xavier is drowned by Joseph in a nearby pool.

Charlotte intervenes, attempting to prevent Joseph from harming Galina. Joseph reveals that the Assassins are using Charlotte, for her power.

A bomb explodes, evidently created by Joseph. It is assumed that Didier Hawking and most of his staff are killed.

As Templar agents storm into the room, Joseph escapes. Charlotte rescues Galina, whom escape via a ventilation shaft - as Charlotte can apparently see through wallls.

On their way out of the building, Charlotte discovers the man that she bound has died. He suffered from Asthma. Charlotte is riddled with guilt over his innocent death.

Galina advises Kody to contact Gavin Banks - Assassin Mentor, advising that the Brotherhood needs to get to Salem as soon as possible, as they do not know if the Templars are already on their way.

Charlotte reveals that Joseph did not tell the Templars the location, as she can apparently read minds. Galina thanks Charlotte for saving her life, finally believing in the novice Assassin.


Issue - Free Comic Book Day:

Note: Its difficult to ascertain where this issue occurs chronologically, but as the team is not in a van, and Kody has both ears, I'm assuming this occurs prior to Issue 6.

Historical Era:

Haiti, November 1791. Dutty Boukman is due to be executed, a slave whom was one of the early starters of the Haitian Revolution. Within the crowd, two Assassins lay in wait. One is Elsie, ancestor to Charlotte. She seeks to rescue Dutty from the execution stage, but is stopped by her associate Fabien. He argues that they need only recover Dutty's book, yet his death will go on to spur real change. History proves him right, and Elsie stands down.

Modern Day:

Charlotte emerges from the Animus, now in Mexico City. She exclaims that they need to find Dutty's book before the Templars obtain the information it holds. Kody explains that the Animus needs to recharge, before Charlotte takes out her frustration on the machine by kicking it.

Kody explains in detail about how he has modified the chair, and calls it Red Rider. His modifications allow for faster DNA reading with a thinner needle, reduces nausea, and has improved the image quality. Charlotte apologises, and the two reconcile that they need each other and patience in order for the Brotherhood to succeed.


Issue 6:

Modern Day:

Charlotte, Galina, and Kody are now hiding out in a hotel in Mexico City.

It is confirmed that Galina has in fact broken her leg, and a couple of local Doctors are brought in to assess her. Galina immediately executes one, as they are seemingly a Templar. The other is innocent, but after Charlotte's plea, Galina chooses to knock the Doctor out instead.

The three retreat to a different hotel across from the previous - this way they can keep track of whom approaches their former exposed position. Galina chooses to rest up with morphine.

Charlotte tries to understand the message from Consus to seek the "Keepers of Knowledge", and subsequently takes to the darknet to find the elusive Erudito - a hacker group well known for their attacks on Abstergo. She manages to track down a hint to their supposed next meeting, which leads her to ask Kody to once more hook her into the Animus in search of a secret hidden within the great Incan Empire.


Historical Era:

Peru, 1536. Charlotte's ancestor in this time is a woman called Quila, a chasqui of the Inca Empire. Chasqui are a series of couriers, who would free run messages (Quipu) and items across the Empire, often by relay points.

Quila prides herself on being the fastest runner that she knows, and strives to impress the elders of her village. Many do not share her enthusiasm for the position, and believe she should simply be a 'proper wife'. She has a young apprentice called Turi, who is also a chasqui.

After a courier refuses to give Quila his package, she takes the initiative and steals it from him amidst a group of men. Curious as to its contents, she discovers that it is a communication about an assassination plot for the Emperor Manco. Whilst trying to steal a horse, she is struck down by a stone, and surrounded by the men from before.


Issue 7:

Modern Day:

After only a few hours in the Animus, Charlotte is forced to emerge as Kody reveals that it requires a six hour charging period. She briefly discusses her family, revealing that her parents seperated when young, with her father walking out on her and her mother. Galina returns, walking on a clutch. She states that they need to find Garcia-Lopez, a high ranking Templar propoganda expert - whom likley knows where to find Joseph. Charlotte argues that they should instead focus on finding Erudito through the Animus. The two clash, with Galina pulling rank and the team setting off after Garcia-Lopez.

Charlotte and Kody track Garcia-Lopez to Chapultepec Park, where they attempt to follow her. They are both spotted, and after a minor altercation involving mace, she manages to escape the pair. Galina arrives in the van to extract them both, making it clear how it had been a terrible failure of a mission, and exposed them all to the Templars.

Historical Era:

Quila is still surrounded by the men from before. Thankfully a spaniard by the name of Gonzalez Pardo intervenes, saving her. After a brief discussion, they elect to share his horse, as she hopes to pass on the conspiracy message as fast as possible to the Emperor.

After stopping to drink, Pardo takes the Quipu detailing the plot refusing to give it back to Quila. She promptly knocks him out from behind, but struggles to retrieve the message as it is trapped below his heavy unconcious body. Before she can retrieve it, a group of Conquistadors arrive. They knock her out, capturing both her, Pardo, and the message.


Issue 8:

Historical Era:

Quila and Pardo are held captive. Pardo manages to antagonise their captor until a fight ensues, attracting nearby Peruvians to their plight. They both manage to escape, but the Quipu is destroyed in the process. As they arrive at Cuzco, the capital city, they part ways with Quila desperate to warn the Emperor of his peril. She is unable to persuade the guards to grant her an audience with the Emperor, namely with no Quipu as evidence and thus she is forced to turn away.

She ends up visiting the home of her former husband, Ayar. After reflecting on their failed marriage, and how it brought shame on Ayar's family, she seeks to speak to Ayar's father who still holds considerable political power. Making her case to warn the Emperor, she again has no evidence, with Ayar's father questioning her motives given the history with his son. Pardo bursts into the meeting drunk, at which point Quila is deemed a conspirator with the Spanish and is seemingly captured once more.

Modern Day:

Charlotte is pulled from the Animus at Galina's request. Apparently Charlotte entered the machine unsupervised, and it has again run out of battery power. New batteries are required, but Galina advises that they should all stay put whilst the Templars know their faces. After a brief argument, Charlotte takes off in search of the batteries alone, leaving the others alone in the van.

Whilst opposing forces makes their plans to find our heroes, Charlotte defends a civilian from a racketeer. Feeling good about herself, she again goes in search of the batteries, but notices someone following her. It ends up being Galina, who explains that she had come in search of Charlotte. However, having returned to the van Kody had apparently been kidnapped, leaving only a severed ear. The two have been demanded to attend a cartel location, and set off to rescue Kody.


Issue 9:

Modern Day:

The cartel set the location at a sports stadium. With Galina providing cover with a sniper rifle, Charlotte makes her way through taking out opposition as she goes. The two argue over radio, with Charlotte questioning Galina's leadership qualities. Kody is tied to a chair in the centre, with a gun to his head. As Charlotte closes in, a second sniper opens fire upon her. Hiding behind some barrels, she is grabbed by one of the gang members and shot in the foot. Galina lays down enough covering fire for Charlotte to briefly escape, before a helicopter sweeps in - whom prompty guns down the sniper and remaining gang members.

The occupants are Templars, led by Ortega Sanchez. Realising that Joseph had warned her that they were after her, Charlotte puts a gun to her head and warns them to back off or lose their prized prisoner. She offers to turn herself over freely, so long as Galina and Kody can be set free. Ortega refuses, however, Charlotte ups her offer by suggesting she can hand over the location of the leaders of Erudito inside 24 hours. The deal is accepted and the Templars depart.

Historical Era:

Ayar's father informs Quila that Pardo is in fact an Assassin. Declared a tool of the Spanish, the two are sentenced to death by sacrifice atop a nearby mountain. Upon the way Pardo is questioned by Quila, where he explains that he was not attempting to kill Atahualpa, but in fact save him - he was too late. As a result, he turned to drink. The Quipu was originally sent by a merchant he reveals, at which point Quila realises that Ayur's father must be behind the plot to kill the emperor. She pleads with Ayur to listen, but she is instead tied down as he lifts the club above her...


Issue 10:

Historical Era:

Ayur professes that he loved Quila, and he still does. He promptly defeats the men surrounding her, aiding her and Pardo's escape. They immediately set out to warn the Emperor of the plot, but Pardo's elects to remain behind in solace before offering them his horse Felipe. Upon arriving at the capital, they manage to sneak inside using the horse as a distraction. Searching the fortress, Quila comes across the Emperor with Ayur's father. Knocking aside a cup she suspects is poisoned, a fight ensues where Pardo reappears to assist. The Emperor is saved, and Quila becomes official messenger for him. Pardo says that she would always be welcome to join the Brotherhood, but to use the password "Don Gonzalo Pardo" amongst them.

Modern Day:

Charlotte rises from the Animus, calling out the password. She immediately logs in to a PC, and uses it on the Erudito page. Sure enough, it works and a set of co-ordinates in Argentina are shown. She agrees to meet the Templars as requested, leaving Galina and Kody to escape. However, as the Templars arrive an armed force of cartel open fire eliminating them all. Galina explains that she brokered a deal with the cartel, and they could not leave without Charlotte as she is one of the team.

Taking a flight to Argentina, the three find a gentleman holding a calling card for "Don Gonzalo Pardo" and are led to a secluded room with a woman at the end of a long table. As the Assassins finally come face to face with Erudito, Charlotte realises that the woman is in fact her Grandmother Florencia!


Issue 11:

Modern Day:

A meeting of the leaders of Erudito has been called. The debate turns as to why Charlotte and her team were invited into discussions, with the topic turning quickly to that of Consus. It is quite clear the entity is of special reverance to the hacker collective, as the fact that Charlotte heard his voice is of great interest to them. Charlotte discovers the story behind Juno and the Phoenix Project, and that Erudito believed only Giovanni Borgia had been contacted by Consus - thus their interest. It turns out that they believe Giovanni has a second memory of Consus, that has been hidden from Abstergo. Fortunately for Charlotte, her ancestor Hiram Stoddard was in contact with Giovanni in 1516.

Erudito calls for a vote amongst its members, with Charlotte's grandmother calling for the creation of Hive bases across the globe, and cross training their own agents. Counter arguments are made for Erudito to stay out of events, and with the votes on a knife edge, Charlotte elects to stand in - offering a team up between the Brotherhood and Erudtio. In exchange for Galina training and assisting their agents, Erudito will help track down Joseph Laurier. Charlotte will also seek Consus and answers within an Animus. The votes agree, and the course is set.

Galina leaves for Somalia, hugging Charlotte on her way out - the two finally getting along now. Before Charlotte can sit in the Animus, she reveals she was injured by Templar agents - Florencia thus insists on a full body scan to check for tracing chemicals or chips. Mid scan, Kody wakes her to express his concerns about entering Hiram's memories - he fears the meeting with Consus did something to seriously derange his mind, and worries what it will do to Charlotte...

Historical Era:

Florence, Italy, 1516. Hiram Stoddard enters a building, and finds Giovanni Borgia hiding in wait. Whilst he dodges a thrown dagger, he is taken down by a swift kick from Hiram. Hiram then puts a sword to his throat...


Issue 12:

Historical Era:

Greece, 1516. Hiram and Giovanni are engaged in a war of words. It is clear there is a great divide between them. They fight, until Giovanni manages to wrest an artifact from Hiram - an Apple of Eden! Giovanni wants to help Hiram, and leaves him with a book given to him by his mentor.

Tuscany, 1515. A year earlier, Hiram and Giovanni are engaged within a sparring duel. Hiram cheats before they are interrupted by their assassin teacher - Ezio Auditore himself! Giovanni is angered, and Ezio takes him on a walk. He explains that there are many paths to becoming an Assassin, and gives Giovanni a book by Dante (presumably Inferno, part of The Divine Comedy) to read and reflect on. Meanwhile Hiram entertains Elena, a young woman that assists Ezio. Her english is not very good, but he still manages to flirt with her. Ezio interrupts stating that he has an urgent mission involving Templars for Hiram, and that he must attend his friend Michaelangelo.

Modern Day:

Charlotte awakens from the Animus and reveals that she has not had any luck with finding Consus as yet. Kody still has serious reservations about using the memories of 'Bloody Hiram'. Florencia is evidently losing the Erudito vote, and as such Charlotte heads back into the machine in search of the Isu himself.

Meanwhile, in Mogadishu, Somalia. Galina leads a group of Assassins trying to locate the elusive Joseph. They are observing a public event attended by Zehra Okur, a successful businesswoman and known Templar funder. After some misdirection involving a digger, Galina is finally jumped by Joseph behind some crates.


Issue 13:

Historical Era:

Florence, 1515. Hiram and Giovanni lie in wait, high above the city alongside Michelangelo. Their target passes by within a carriage below, supposedly holding onto a Piece of Eden. Giovanni urges caution and to wait for nightfall, but Hiram is insistent they launch a surprise attack. They both dive down and engage the carriages' guards. Amidst the battle, the target escapes with the artifact - much to Giovanni's disgust.

Modern Day:

Charlotte is awakened from the Animus by Kody. Her vitals were apparently off the charts. Kody demands she rests, but Florencia argues that she must continue until Consus is found. Charlotte re-enters the Animus.

Historical Era:

Two days later, Hiram and Giovanni continue to argue over the tactics that they employed. Giovanni states that he will report his misgivings directly to Ezio, whilst Hiram decides to get drunk and attracts the attention of a female bartender. The next morning he awakes to find Elena waiting for him, having evidently been informed by Giovanni. The two men fight, with Elena branding them both as animals - throwing off her scarf. The simulation suddenly becomes pixellated and repeats...

Modern Day:

Charlotte awakens again. Kody and Florencia agree that what she has experienced was a 'false' memory, and that the memories have seemingly been masked and erased by Consus. Charlotte re-enters and experiences the same fight between Hiram and Giovanni over and over, each time playing out with a differing ending. Each time she notices the scarf, and eventually elects to touch it. The scene plays out again, this time with Consus speaking through Giovanni. He leaves a cryptic message for Charlotte, whom then awakens to find the Erudito facility under attack by the Templars.

Meanwhile in Somalia, Galina attempts to attack Joseph but is struck down. My'shell manages to distract him with a flanking strike, before Sheed pulls a gun on him - ceasing the fight. Word reaches them that the Erudito island is under attack, and they quickly realise that Joseph is the only one with a plane. He reluctantly agrees to go, but only if he can speak with Charlotte.

Back on the island, Kody wires up explosives to the servers to blow them up. Florencia attempts to back up their data, but bullets start flying before they have chance. Charlotte pulls Florencia clear, but Kody tries to run back for the data and is gunned down.


Issue 14:

Modern Day:

Fatally wounded, Kody is consoled by Charlotte in his dying moments. She promises him that he did well to save the data from the Templars. After he passes, Florencia and Charlotte argue over the situation with each blaming the other for what ultimately lead to Kody's death. A plane flys overhead, and is promptly shot down by the Templars. The group of remaining Assassins and Erudito members then decide it is best to keep moving. Florencia advises everyone that she hid boats in a cave on the southern side of the island in the event of such an emergency, and this is where they collectively decide to head for.

Meanwhile, at the former Erudito base, Sanchez and the rest of the Templars search for clues. It appears that Charlotte has had a tracking device on her the whole time, as such they all can see exactly where the group is heading. Sanchez elects to send a group to the caves in advance of the group's arrival in order to set up an ambush.

Templars surround the crashed plane, finding the deceased Sheed in the co-pilot seat. They are immediately ambushed by Galina, Joseph and My'shell who seemingly survived the crash. Realising that any hope of rescue relies on taking out the ship that shot them down, they head towards the water.

Charlotte and her group finally reach the southern caves, but her sixth sense is warning her that the group should not enter. She argues the point with Florencia, whom states there was no way that they could have known about the cave. The group sides with Charlotte's vision, and choose to double back. Explaining that she is being tracked, Charlotte elects to go off solo, in the hope of attackers following her away from the group.

Galina, Joseph and My'shell attack the ship. The crew retaliate, and explosives upon the deck are hit amidst the gunfire - effectively destroying the ship. Joseph is caught in the blastwave, and is badly wounded. Galina willingly takes his life to spare his pain.

Charlotte manages to take out a few assailants that follow her amongst the treeline. Florencia and the group manage to reach the crashed ship, and are surprised to bump into Galina and My'shell, whom are awaiting Assassin assistance...

In the mean time, Charlotte fights her way to the top of a waterfall. She manages to take down another soldier with a gun, but is quickly surrounded by Sanchez and several Templar guards. With nowhere to run, she is surprised as gunfire rains out with the entire Templar group gettting gunned down. She spins round to see an attack Helicopter behind her. The door opens, with Florencia waving to Charlotte. After a leap of faith to the helicopter, Charlotte comes aboard to find the Erudito group along with Galina all settled inside. The helicopter is piloted by Kiyoshi Takakura, whom along with Arend Schut, were sent by Gavin Banks to rescue the remaining Assassins. It would appear Charlotte is finally to meet with the leadership of the Assassin Brotherhood.



Assassin's Creed: Templars

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The Templars comic series will focus extensively on both the Modern Day and 1927 China, from the perspective of the Templars.

Story Summary by Issue


Issue - Free Comic Book Day

Historical Era:

Chekiang Province, China, 1927. The Black Cross has parked his car across a railway line. A local farmer questions if he is having trouble, as a train known as The Great Wall is coming. Heavily armored, it is being used by the warlords against the nationalists, and was originally from Russia. As the train approaches, the Black Cross detonates explosives in the car, destroying the tracks and forcing the train to stop.

Black Cross enters, clearing the train until he reaches its leader Yuri Dolinsky. It is explained that Yuri stole the train from the Templar order due to the defeat of the White Army and the Tsar in Russia during the Russian Revolution. The two fight, with Yuri calling for the train to be put into reverse - however, a second explosive goes off destroying the tracks behind too. The train is stranded, Black Cross wins the sword fight, leaving the dead Russian and the train in the hands of the advancing Chinese National Army.


Issue 1:

Historical Era:

London, England, 1927. At a musical performance, Thaddeus Gift is extorting a man indebted to him. Whilst using his influence as a Templar, it turns out that he has been actively stealing from the Order.

He is passed a card denoting a black Templar Cross. In a panic, he flees the theatre and tries to escape via his personal carriage. A chain dart pierces the roof, and Thaddeus is pulled toward a masked individual. He goes by the title of Black Cross, and reads aloud the crimes that Thaddeus has made against the Order before killing him for his indiscretions.

At Thaddeus's funeral, his son Darius, now finds himself penniless. At the behest of Ferris, another Templar, Darius is promised a formal education in exchange for a task. Darius accepts, and is instructed to take a package to China to try and reinforce the Rite present there.

Upon arriving in China, Darius takes to a bar where he strikes up a conversation with a female dancer called Roo. After he briefly turns away, she escapes with his unattended package. Running out into the street, he is set upon by a small group of men who believe him to be the Black Cross. At this point, the actual Black Cross appears and Darius is seemingly saved.


Issue 2:

Historical Era:

Having rescued Darius, the Black Cross discovers that the men were actually French police. After exchanging pleasantries, the Black Cross promises to retrieve the absent package for Darius as he was ordered to offer aid directly by the Nine.

The local Templar rite meet to discuss the struggles of holding Shanghai amidst gangsters and warlords. Word has reached them of the Black Cross's arrival, and that they are instructed to assist him in any way. One Templar, Joffre, hails a taxi upon leaving the meeting, only to be lead to a quiet location to discover that the 'driver' is the Black Cross themself. They discuss the Hop Wo Society, the name found upon one of the French police. Joffre points out that they are communists, and that the address is an amusement palace. The Black Cross infiltrates the building where one remaining Frenchman is under duress - and seemingly is part of an ambush trap.

Meanwhile, Darius amuses himself with drink. Walking past a theatre he spots the same woman, Roo, in a movie poster. She's an actress!


Issue 3:

Historical Era:

Releasing smoke bombs, the Black Cross escapes the ambush. Running through the amusement park, he adeptly uses environmental opportunities to take down his pursuers. That is until he comes across 'Fiery Crow', a large brute of a man. Cross manages to stab him with his pin, before being rendered unconscious. When he awakes he finds himself face to face with Du Yuesheng, leader of the Green Gang Triad. Du mocks the activities of the Templar Order thus far in China, whilst Cross attempts to discover the whereabouts of the box. The conversation turns to the poison that is inside the pin, at which point 'Fiery Crow' keels over, freeing Cross once more. It had been his plan to be captured all along, to discover what Du really knew. He promptly grabs his possessions and guns his way out of the nearest window in order to escape.

Meanwhile, Darius arrives at the local movie production studio, seeking out Roo. He manages to sneak his way on to set, where she is performing. She heads for a break in her dressing room, where Darius confronts her. He pleads for the whereabouts of the box, but she informs him that it has already been sold on. At this point a man named Zhang enters and knocks Darius out. Roo and he argue about losing the money on gambling that they had received for the box. It dawns on them that Darius could be of value.


Issue 4:

Historical Era:

The Nationalist Army approaches Shanghai. Darius is trapped in the boot of a car, but is rescued by Roo herself who knocks out her husband. She reveals that she removed the item inside the box, and that it is now empty. Meanwhile, the Black Cross investigates the servant of Madame Sun, earning himself a meeting with her. They discuss how she orchestrated events to retrieve the box, and ultimately shows him the empty box.

Fessenden goes to meet with Du. After a heated discussion, General Chiang arrives to explain that he has no need for the Templars, and has betrayed them. A note is then delivered which contains the black Templar cross...


Issue 5:

Historical Era:

Sun reveals to the Black Cross that it was the machinations of the General. He promptly goes off in search, and kidnaps a convoy driver to interrogate. He discovers that they were ordered to kill an actress and a 'British Kid'.

Darius and Roo are still hiding out. They discuss the contents of the box, and discover a letter that reveals that the Nine had ordered the killing of Darius's father, and that the severed finger enclosed was a reminder of what happens to those that defy. Darius realises that he is nothing more than a gift. A gangster arrives and injures them both. The Black Cross intervenes, eliminating the gangster.

Darius fires a gun into the back of the Black Cross, citing vengeance for his father. Cross tries to protest that he did it for the order, but Darius fires multiple shots into him. Black Cross stumbles and falls off a ledge, with a brief flash of his wife and child coming to mind, the scene disappears to desynchronization.

Modern Day:

Abstergo, Montreal, 2013.

Otso Berg stares at the desynchronized monitors. Violet Da Costa asks if he has had any luck. Otso reveals that the Black Cross, aka Albie Bolden, was the last known person to possess the Koh-i-noor. They had hoped that it was contained within the box carried by Darius. Locating any modern descendants of Bolden would take time, and he expressed that they should look into other matters in the mean time. Perhaps even resurrect the Black Cross title.


Issue 6:

Modern Day:

Philadelphia. Andre Bolden, a 72 year old former soldier, sits down for tea with two Abstergo employees in his home. The two explain that they are there in their Abstergo capacity to help with his PTSD, and that they have some new therapy for him to try. He attends a local Abstergo medical facility, where he is introduced to Otso Berg, Violet Da Costa and Caitlin Gift. Shortly after he enters the Animus to begin his therapy.

Historical Era:

Mediterranean Sea, 1805. Aboard a ship, Solomon Bolden - a slaver - travels from Italy to Libya. He makes the acquaintance of Jan Van Der Graff, a textiles merchant. They discuss their journey, with Graff implying that the two have secrets, and should travel together to meet the Sultan. The ship is attacked in the night by pirates seeking the Black Cross. Bolden changes into an outfit, and subsequently dispatches with the pirates - revealing his true identity. Graff reveals that the pirates must have been sent by the Sultan, and that he just happens to know a way into the Sultan's palace.

Modern Day:

Andre awakens from the Animus, immediately taking down two guards as he leaves the facility in disgust over the experience of the supposed therapy. Later that night, Otso Berg visits Andre at his home. He apologises, and reveals the real reasons for the use of the Animus. Promising a possible resolution to both of their issues, Andre agrees to return to the facility to help with the project. Meanwhile, Violet Da Costa sits in the Animus maintenance room. She overrides the system and successfully uploads a copy of the data retrieved from Andre to... somewhere. Or someone!


Issue 7:

Modern Day:

With the revelation that Solomon Bolden was not Andre's ancestor, Otso Berg discusses how to proceed with an analysis of Graff instead. Andre re-enters the Animus, as Violet raises her concerns about revealing too much of their secrets to the outsider.

Historical Era:

Finally reaching the land, Graff and Bolden depart the ship and travel by camel to Tripoli. They attend a small bar, discussing how to access the Sultan's palace before drinking heavily. They eventually make way to the secret tunnel, where they are ambushed by guards. Solomon is slain, but advises Graff to seek out the real Black Cross in his dying breath. Graff is captured.


Issue 8:

Modern Day:

Andre drowns his sorrows at a bar, where he is joined by Otso Berg. Otso reveals the truth of the situation to him, regarding the Templars, Assassins and the Pieces of Eden. Andre does not buy the full story, and leaves the bar - walking directly into a driveby shooting. Otso pulls him to cover just in time, before assailing the car and eliminating its occupants.

Meanwhile, Violet meets a contact within a darkened car park. The contact is concerned that Otso is too close to locating the Koh-i-noor, and desires that she eliminate Andre before its location is revealed. Violet protests that Otso will suspect things, before she takes a call from Mr Berg himself informing of the shooting. All parties, including the contact and Caitlin Gift return to the facility.

Andre attempts to re-enter the Animus immediately as Otso fears a leak, but immediately cries out as it is evidently a torture memory. They move the memories forward to a few days afterward.

Historical Era:

Graff awakens after his torture ordeal. He is surrounded by several tortuers, and Lord Selim - who immediately labels him a Templar infiltrator. He mentions that the time to use the Koh-i-noor is near, and that they should hide him deeper into the dungeons where the Assassins cannot find him. Graff is subsequently thrown into a new cell, with a mysterious individual who is citing the Father of Understanding. Graff sadly passes out before identifying them.

Modern Day:

Hours after the session ends, within the lab, Caitlin Gift is strangled by Violet's contact and presumably dies. Violet meets with Andre, and confirms most of what Otso told him. She also gives him the former Pin of the Black Cross, stating that it belongs to him now. Otso takes a call that there has been an incident at the lab...


Issue 9:

Modern Day:

Otso and Violet arrive at the lab, only to find the murdered body of Caitlin Gift lying on the lab floor. Otso finds the situation confusing, as Violet attempts to explain how Caitlin has been contacting a third party on her computer. It is clear Otso has his concerns, and he orders Violet to track down the 'mole' within the lab. In the meantime, he convinces Andre to once more enter the Animus.

Historical Era:

Graff discovers that the mysterious man inhabiting his cell is in fact the current Black Cross. He tells Graff of the ways of the Templar Order, and how he must keep it in check. Graff begins to train under his tutelage.

Meanwhile, the Sultan holds onto the Koh-i-noor, even displaying its power as he creates multiple illusions of himself. When their next meal is brought by guards, the Black Cross sacrifices himself against three men, in order for Graff to escape through the opened door. He promptly makes his way to the Sultan's room, dispatching guards quietly on his way. A servant by the name of Ahkbar convinces the Sultan that he should move on from the palace, before word of the relic reaches the ears of the Assassins. The Sultan reluctantly agrees, leaving just himself and Ahkbar - whom reveals himself to be an Assassin, and having already poisoned the Sultan by the very tea he just drank. With the Sultan dead, Ahkbar claims the Koh-i-noor as Graff enters the room. Even creating illusions is not enough of a distraction, and Graff throws a blade into Ahkbar's heart having given away his true self by the sound of his feet. Several Brotherhood Assassins then emerge from the shadows having heard the conversation. Stating that he does not desire the relic, Graff turns over the supposed bag it contains. However, he secretly retains the relic, and leaves by a ship set for America.

Modern Day:

Andre emerges from the Animus, and Otso reflects on how they have achieved little in their search for the Koh-i-noor. Andre states that this is a war he can no longer be part of, and passes the Black Cross pin to Otso. Otso agrees, and with a reflection on his conversation with Violet that he can trust no-one, he dutifully decides that he is now the Templar Order's Black Cross.



Assassin's Creed: Last Descendants Locus

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This title comes under the same branding as the young adult book series, and continues the story from the first novel. It features a modern day character called Sean, who becomes embroiled into the Assassin-Templar war. He will relive the memories of his ancestor Tommy Greyling within Victorian London, with both Evie Frye and Henry Green both appearing within the story.

Story Summary by Issue


Issue 1:

Historical Era:

New York, 1872. Tommy Greyling attends the home of Mr Greeley. The latter confirms that he has in fact been poisoned by President Grant, or one of his supporters. After a lengthy discussion, Greeley mentions that he had been party to discussions with Templars on Pieces of Eden, and had in fact been in contact with both a Precursor Box and pages of the Voynich Manuscript. As Greeley falls asleep, Greyling turns to leave, only to find a nurse trying to murder Greeley. The nurse wounds him with a throwing knife before diving out of the window.

London, England, 1872. An unnamed female runs across rooftops, flanked by two policeman. She is eventually cornered by Tommy Greyling - here working for the Pinkerton Agency. He recognises her as the Nurse from New York, before he is again attacked with throwing knives. The woman ties some rope around him, then uses his weight to basejump off the buillding in order to land safely in the street below. Tommy is pulled over the edge, but is saved at the last second by Evie Frye and Henry Green.

Modern Day:

Sean awakens from the Animus. He appears to still be working for Isaiah and Abstergo at the Aerie. After he reports his findings from the session, including the mentions of the Precursor Box and Voynich pages, he is requested to get some rest. Isaiah privately discusses his reservations about the urgency of the project, however the unnamed phone caller states that he should be very careful with Sean's mental health, given his disability and desire to walk within the Animus. Meanwhile, Sean ventures outside to meet Natalya. She warns Sean that they are using him, and that he is spending far more time in the Animus than the others. He refuses to listen, and takes off alone.


Issue 2:

Historical Era:

Irish Sea, 1872. Tommy Greyling crosses the ocean from New York to Great Britain upon a passenger ship. He makes conversation with a fellow passenger - one Mark Twain. Tommy discusses what brings him to the country, and explains his experience with Greeley in New York. To his surprise, not only has Mr Twain heard of Pieces of Eden, but that he'd heard them described within the Middle East on his own adventures.

London, 1872. Following the events of the rooftops (previous issue), Greyling, Clemens, Abberline, Evie Frye, and Henry Green attend the Scotland Yard morgue. They discuss the obvious connections that the female assailant must have had, which stretches into the police force itself. A couple of officers had gone missing with one found dead, and another known as Edward Feather still unaccounted for. After investigating the muddied shoes of the deceased policeman, they determine the location where Feather must be held.

Later at this location, Evie and Henry open the doors to a large warehouse, with the others following with handguns. They find a badly wounded Edward, but quickly realise they have walked into a trap. The female assailant returns, this time with a mob of Blighters - the former gang of Crawford Starrick. A gun fight ensues, whilst the Assassins quickly dispatch the gang. Greyling chases after the female assailant, but immediately runs into her waiting knife blade - straight into his chest.

Modern Day:

Sean emerges from the Animus, to disclose his conversation about Pieces of Eden within the Middle East. Isaiah insists he continue within the Animus, despite Sean's calls for a rest. Sean reluctantly returns in the simulation, the long term effects of the Animus likely starting to take hold. He later emerges from the Animus screaming after Greyling has been stabbed...


Issue 3:

Modern Day:

Sean lays in a medical wing, recovering. Natalya hears the news and arrives to find David and Grace already waiting outside. Natalya chastises Sean and Isaiah, saying they are pushing his Animus visits too hard. Sean, David and Grace state that they wish to continue the Animus sessions, leading Natalya to storm out in disagreement. She is later joined by David and Grace, where they reveal that they suspect things are not as they seem - but they must keep appearances for now. Isaiah discusses the situation with Dr Bibeau seperately, where she advises to look after the teenagers carefully...

Historical Era:

To the shock of his companions, Tommy survived the stabbing thanks to a makeshift protection vest. They ascertain that Feather must have revealed the location at the British Museum, and they all set off towards it. With a police protest in the street, they finally arrive to find that the guards have been slain. Delving deeper into the museum, they come across the female assailant and the Blighters once more. A fire fight ensues as she escapes with a document, with Tommy in hot pursuit again as they both board carriages.


Issue 4:

Historical Era:

Tommy chases the female assailant through the streets of London, both aboard horse carriages. Tommy fires a few shots from his gun, missing the mark. She promptly slaps him across the face with a horse whip, and then his horse - near forcing him off his carriage. As Tommy wrestles for control, she jumps from her own carriage and escapes from out of sight.

Modern Day:

Sean is removed from the Animus. Isaiah states that the investigation is suspended, as by all accounts Tommy returns to the USA after with no remarkable notes - assuming he must have lost track of the woman.

Sean reluctantly stands down and meets with Natalya, David and Grace. He discusses how obsessed he had become with using the Animus, and apologises to the group. After discussion of Tommy's story, it was clear that there was still more to be discovered - after all, ship travel was very limited at that time. After convincing Isaiah of the case to continue, Sean re-enters the Animus.

Historical Era:

After discussing losing his target with Evie, Henry et al, Tommy comes to the same conclusion that the only way out of the country would be the very same ship. He leaves the others and attends the ship journey. Mid travel, he finds the woman standing upon the deck of the ship. Pulling a gun, he demands her surrender. She reveals her name to be Alice and shows him a manuscript that she had been smuggling away for the Templars. Refusing to allow it to fall into the hands of the Assassins, she throws it overboard along with herself - leaving Tommy empty handed.

Modern Day:

Sean reveals that the manuscript was destroyed. Isaiah reluctantly thanks Sean for his dedication, and requests the team of youngsters all go to unwind and relax - for the real work is yet to come.



Assassin's Creed: Awakening

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A title published by Titan Comics, but is in fact a Manga adaptation of the events of Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag. The contents are considered non-canon, and as such will not be covered on this thread.



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Assassin's Creed: Reflections
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Reflections is a series of one-off stories, featuring fan favourites; Ezio, Altair, Edward and Connor.

Story Summary by Issue


Issue 1:

Modern Day:

Otso Berg enters his private study office at Abstergo Montreal. As part of his activities as the Black Cross, he must take on the teachings of the Assassins, and learn how to graft their skills and knowledge onto himself. To this end, he seeks to better his understanding of the Brotherhood by looking at some of their most famous members. He starts by opening the file of Ezio Auditore Da Firenze.

Historical Era:

Amboise, France, 1519. An ailing Leonardo Da Vinci lies in bed. A servant tries to serve food to him, but he refuses and requests that it is given to a poor soul in the streets. As the servant leaves and closes the door, Ezio reveals himself from his hiding place behind it. They embrace and discuss Leonardo's fading health. Leo requests that they talk as old friends, and that Ezio tell a secret to him.

Ezio begins the story of how he met the legendary 'Mona Lisa' - Lisa Gherardini in 1504. Injured in a battle outside of Firenze, he awoke to find himself tied up in a barn - where Lisa had nursed him back to health and dressed his wounds. She compares his tying up to how animals were snared for their protection, to which Ezio remarks that he must be her fox. Over time the two became close, but as she was already married the two could not truly reflect each other's feelings. He eventually left to once more battle for the Brotherhood.

A year later, Ezio discovered that Cesare Borgia had ordered a hit squad upon Leonardo to end his life. Intercepting the goons, Ezio managed to dispatch them before finding Leo at his workshop. There he walked in to find the legendary Mona Lisa painting being created, with Lisa Gherardini herself sitting motionless in pose. She looked upon Ezio - and smiled. Leo demanded she keep that pose, and furiously started painting.

With Ezio's story now ended, the older Leonardo Da Vinci now lay asleep in his bed. Kissing his head, Ezio chooses his time to leave. Shortly after, the servant enters to find that the great Da Vinci had passed away.


Issue 2:

Modern Day:

Otso continues his research into the Brotherhood. This time he takes a look at Alta´r Ibn-La'Ahad and his immediate family - his wife Maria, and son Darim. He believes love to be a weakness, with family making you a larger target to be hit - but the strength of family is about to surprise him.

Historical Era:

Xia Province, China, 1227. Alta´r, Maria and Darim survey an enemy camp. They meet a local Assassin, Qulan Gal, whom explains that the camp belongs to Genghis Khan. Without any dogs on guard, he feels that a subtle approach can be possible. He and Alta´r head down into the camp, whilst Maria and Darim provide sniper cover with crossbows. The two eventually make it to Khan's tent, where he is placing a Sword of Eden into a chest. A guard raises an alarm at this moment and the two are forced to flee into hiding, with Alta´r injured in the process.

They elect to hide in a tent, only to find a fellow captured Assassin, Nergui, whom they free. The three eventually dodge the guards and return to the waiting Darim and Maria. With the Khan so close, they discuss how they can possibly complete his assassination with such a small team. Using black powder arrows, they pepper the camp with these explosives, in turn startling the resting horses and wildlife causing a minor stampede in the process. The camp is thrown into disarray, with the Khan electing to escape by horse with a few guards.

Qulan and Darim give chase on their own horses, and take down the guards one by one until the Khan is eventually unmounted by a bolt. Swearing that his descendants will immortalise his legacy, the great Genghis Khan falls to a bolt fired by Darim. With more riders coming, they elect to abandon finding the Sword of Eden and make their escape. Reuniting with Alta´r, Maria, and Nergui - the mission was completed.



Issue 3:

Modern Day:

Otso Berg remains in his study. This time he looks to the life of Edward Kenway, whom joined the Brotherhood rather out of convenience, than blind faith. As a convert, they actively make the choice to change their life - making them some of the most dangerous of foes.

Historical Era:

The Caribbean Sea, 1722. With AdÚwalÚ at the wheel of the Jackdaw, Edward calls for the anchor to be dropped. Whilst it appears that they are in the middle of nowhere, Edward explains that this is the perfect location to hide wealth, and due to the low water it likely contains numerous treasures from crashed ships below them. As such, he calls for the diving bell to be readied, and he makes his way down under the waters.

A time later, Edward is brought back up with gold upon him. But he learns that his crew has been taken captive by a pirate known as Ned Low. Edward is forced to negotiate to save his crew, by agreeing to go down again for another stash for Ned. AdÚwalÚ manages to slip a tinderbox to Edward before he returns underwater.

Eventually Ned demands that the bell be brought back up, but once he looks underneath he sees several small bombs that have been prepared and lit. The bell explodes knocking down Ned and most of his crew, and littering the deck with gold coins. Edward meanwhile climbs the ship from the waters, and makes his way below deck to free his crew. Grabbing what weapons they can, the Jackdaw crew charges out against Ned's and a sword battle erupts.

Fearing defeat, Ned and his crew retreat to their ship via ropes. But Edward has one last trick up his sleeves. He had carefully positioned some explosive barrels around Ned's ship, and taking aim with a rifle he detonates them - destroying Ned's ship and all her crew. AdÚwalÚ is impressed, but wonders how they will pay for the Jackdaw repairs. Edward points out that as always the answer is right under their noses - and they begin retrieving the gold coins embedded in the ship's wood.



Issue 4:

Modern Day:

Otso Berg is once more in his study. He questions whether love and family are a weakness, and if it can actually make you a wider target. He concedes that in some circumstances it can actually give rise to strength, and decides to open the file for RatonhnhakÚ:ton - the assassin known as Connor.

Historical Era:

Upstate New York, 1796. Within a forest, Connor gives chase to his young daughter Io:Nhi˛te, whilst asking her to slow down. He warns her that they are far from her mother's village, and that they should be mindful of their surroundings. Io:Nhi˛te realises that they have come so far out in order to teach her to track and hunt, mainly as girls are not allowed to do so in her tribe. Connor states that it his responsibility as her father to teach her the skills that he feels she needs. Io:Nhi˛te queries why she was chosen and not her elder brother or sister, to which Connor states that it is because she has a special talent.

They walk to a nearby river, at which point Connor asks what she sees. She quickly finds tracks of a buck, and is able to tell that it stopped to drink from the river. Connor asks how she knows this, and she responds that the forest itself has told her the story. Connor points out again that she has a natural gift. They follow the tracks, with Io:Nhi˛te running on ahead. She tracks down the deer, but loses her footing in the mud and slips over the edge of a small cliff drop. She is knocked unconscious.

She awakens to find her father looking down upon her as she lays against a tree. Her foot is badly swollen from the fall, and Connor decides to go and collect some cool water from the stream to reduce the swelling. Promising to return quickly he runs away leaving Io:Nhi˛te braiding grass blades to pass the time. She notices fresh wolf tracks near the tree, and calls to her father to warn him but he is too far away. High above an Eagle looks down upon her, hearing her shouts. It flys towards Connor and in turn screeches a warning just as the wolf leaps towards him in the stream. They briefly fight, before Connor is forced to down the wolf with his hidden blade. He discovers that the wolf had in fact been shot by a musket, and must have been in tremendous pain. He is thankful that he at least freed the wolf from her torment.

Returning to Io:Nhi˛te he is amazed to find that she knew of the wolf, and she points and thanks the flying Eagle in gratitude. Connor realises that not only does she have a talent for hunting, but its obvious that she has far more abilities within her. He vows that he has a great deal more to teach her.

Epilogue:

Clearly moved by Connor's story, Otso Berg picks up his mobile phone. The lock screen is the face of his daughter, Elina. Accepting that he is always fighting for the future, he concedes that he sometimes forgets whose future he is fighting for. He calls his daughter, and quietly leaves the office.



Assassin's Creed: Uprising

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Uprising continues the stories of the Assassin and Templar comic lines, and will feature the culmination of the Phoenix Project.

Story Summary by Issue


Issue 1:

Modern Day:

Hong Kong, 2017. Charlotte de La Cruz dives through the window of a skyscraper crashing to a van roof below, breaking her fall. A would be Assassin with a super heated blade leaps after her, narrowly missing her and stabbing through the roof of the van - to where Guernica Moneo hides below, assisting Charlotte on her mission. As Charlotte fends off the rogue Assassins from within the back, Guernica drives the van off at speed. A throwing star breaks the windshield, slicing off Guernica's fingers and hitting him in the face - the van then crashes on its side as he loses control. They both survive, but instead of interrogating a defeated Assassin, Charlotte elects to escape to a safe house and in turn save the wounded Guernica.

London, England. As youths perform parkour across the rooftops of the city, they come across a combat training session between the Assassins Galina Voronina and My'Shell Lemair, with the latter learning from the Master Assassin. Looking on are fellow Assassins Kiyoshi Takakura and Arend Schut-Cunningham. They are interupted by a call from Charlotte, whom reports back on her mission. The building was believed to have been an abandoned Phoenix Project site, with the belief that Gramatica may have left behind clues as to his whereabouts. However, the site was not abandoned. It contained a boy, whom was seemingly protected by Assassins openly displaying the Brotherhood symbol. Charlotte explained that the boy spoke to her, stating he recognized her. With all of her team killed, only she and Guernica managed to escape with their lives. Who were these people?

Meanwhile, back in Hong Kong, Otso Berg and Violet Da Costa investigate the former Phoenix Project site. Otso remarks that he is confused as to why a small army of bodies appeared to be defending the site, much less Assassins. It was cleared out months ago to merely be an archive after all. He orders Violet to pay off the Police to leave the site as it is, and retires to his hotel room. Changing into his high tech Black Cross attire, he returns to the skyscraper to conduct an investigation of his own. He is assisted on this endeavour by Andre Bolden, who is acting as a tech support. Otso discovers both high tech Abstergo equipment, and Assassin weaponry on the same victims. Somehow, the two factions are conspiring...


Issue 2:

Modern Day:

Abstergo Entertainment, Montreal, Canada. Otso Berg and Violet Da Costa further discuss the odd events that transpired within Hong Kong. Otso remains confused as to how Assassins evidently came across a greater equipped force in what amounted to an administrative location. Suddenly, both of their phones - along with everyone else's around them - displays the Black Cross icon.

At a nearby retreat, the Inner Sanctum of the Templar Order is holding a meeting - with Alan Rikkin curiously absent. In full armour, the Black Cross approaches the building but is challenged by guards. Showing the Black Cross symbol on his phone, he is subsequently allowed to enter. Addressing the Sanctum directly, he advises them of his status and that the Order has been infiltrated by a fifth column. A seated Otso Berg then stands up to challenge the Black Cross, and is thrown across the room instead. Warning that they are all suspects, he promises to call upon them soon - and leaves by a smoke bomb.

Meanwhile back in London. My'Shell has been repairing an Animus, when Charlotte enters the room. They both elect to go a local public house, and get in some drinks. Charlotte questions why My'Shell wants to become an Assassin, citing the fact that she now looks at ordinary people around her and immediately can calculate multiple ways to kill them. The Bleeding Effect has turned her into a living weapon, but at what cost? She now wonders how much her ancestors may now be a part of her, and as such begins to question if her own life is just a simulation too - looking out for glitches in every day life.

Otso returns home, and welcomes the Black Cross into his apartment. Removing his mask, Andre Bolden is revealed within the suit. It had been a perfect ruse, to trick the Sanctum into believing that Berg and the Black Cross were entirely different people. Otso reveals that the goggles were from a division in Europe, and decides to head to Berlin to investigate further.

Outside of the Abstergo Berlin office, Heinrich Hart leaves work for the day. He is immediately intercepted by Galina, Arend and Kiyoshi whom are seeking answers over their losses in Hong Kong. He has been acting as an informant to the Brotherhood, but swears blind he knew nothing of what had lied in wait for them at the Hong Kong site. Demanding he find answers under duress, they leave him in an alleyway.

Shortly after, the Black Cross appears - also seeking answers from Hart. Bizarrely Hart discloses that they had left a breadcrumb trail for him to follow, and that it was about time he arrived. Unleashing a taser whip, Hart unleashes an attack throwing them both through windows of a building as they battle. As Hart reveals his true identity as an Instrument of the First Will, he pulls out a high explosive from his pocket. The Black Cross barely gets to the nearby window before the entire building explodes, and dives into the river below.


Issue 3:

Modern Day:

London. Charlotte and the Assassins review the media, where a large explosion in Berlin dominates the headlines. Kiyoshi argues that killing 170 people in public doesn't really fit with the Templar ideals, and suggests another faction might be in play. My'Shell reveals that she has a list of Pieces of Eden retrieved from the Hong Kong Abstergo lab, and pulls up an image of the Koh-i-noor. Charlotte realises that it is the 'mountain glimmer' Consus mentioned in his message to her. With My'Shell convinced that it is present in the Spanish Civil war, Charlotte straps herself into the makeshift Animus. The machine appears to malfunction, with Charlotte seemingly trapped inside a simulation and unable to be woken.

Having survived the blast in Berlin, Otso Berg returns to his hideout to find Andre waiting. Expressing frustration over the apparent fifth column that has infiltrated the Templar Order, Otso is advised by Andre to look for the blood of the situation - namely money. It must be being redirected somewhere...

Meanwhile, back in London, an injured Guernica returns to find the team surrounding the stricken Animus. He is shocked to learn that My'Shell has repaired the machine with unvetted Abstergo parts, and fears that the machine is now compromised. She makes her apologies and leaves, whilst Guernica informs the others that they will need the assistance of Felix Oladele - an Abstergo/Erudito plant based in Montreal whom is familiar with Animus extractions. Kiyoshi and Arend make the flight immediately to Canada, and using a cargo plane perform a halo jump on to the roof of Abstergo Montreal. After working through the few guards present, they reach the office of Oladele - only to find him already slain by a high tech Assassin, the same individual from Hong Kong. The 'Assassin' wounds them both with throwing knives, and throws Arend out the nearest window which he just manages to hang onto. After a few shots from Kiyoshi's gun, the 'Assassin' jumps from the window. Arend and Kiyoshi both make their way back out, both heavily injured. The only way that the 'Assassin' could know where they were headed is if they have a leak - either from the Animus... or one of their own within the Brotherhood.

Within the Animus, Charlotte is stranded. Stuck in a perpetual loading environment, she feels like she is losing track of time. She calls out to My'Shell hoping that she can hear her, but it is to no avail. Yet, even within this apparent emptiness, she becomes aware that she is in fact not alone. Someone approaches her...


Issue 4:

Modern Day:

Assassin hideout, London. Guernica watches over Charlotte whom remains in the Animus. He starts to talk of the world, observing how it is slowly sliding into chaos and that the end times have arrived. Remarking that only 'she' can save us, he puts a knife to Charlotte's throat. His hand is grabbed by Galina, who promptly throws him to the ground and breaks his fingers before torturing him to find whom he works for.

Meanwhile, in Geneva, Switzerland. My'Shell meets with a banker to discuss the accounts of Vetulus De Montanis Ltd. Apparently William Miles retains ownership, but has been receiving substantial cash deposits from a shipping subsidiary of Abstergo Industries. Seeking answers to this anomaly, the banker suggests she speak with Mr Berg whom is waiting just outside the office. Sure enough she is grabbed and taken at knife point by Berg to a side room. Berg demands to know why the money is going to the Assassins, to which she swears they do not even know about it. Berg concludes that she may not therefore actually be one of them after all. A drone watches the two of them, before Berg destroys it. Knocking My'Shell to the floor, he fights off assailants who suddenly appear. He manages to take down several, until he collapses from his wounds. He is slapped around by Jasdip Dhami, whom reveals himself as the high tech 'Assassin' of the fifth column. He warns Berg to stop pushing, or risk his daughter's life. The future and its vision belongs to 'she', and he throws Berg plummeting over a guard rail.

Back in London, the wounded Arend and Kiyoshi return to the hideout to find Galina torturing Guernica. Explaining why, Galina warns that it likely means that My'Shell is also lost to them. Charlotte remains in the Animus, but she relives a memory that is not her own...

Within a golden Isu city, Minerva, Juno and her father discuss the problem of humanity - the slave race that they created. Juno warns that they try to be like the Isu too much, and that they are a threat to be exterminated. Minerva argues back, saying that humanity is learning to sing and make art and that perhaps one day they can be treated as equals. Juno's father agrees, before he is stabbed through the head by a human servant. The human uprising begins, and filled with rage from her father's demise, Juno utilises the Koh-i-Noor to slaughter every human around them with a brilliant blue energy. Enraged she swears that they must deal with humanity by saving them from themselves. Following this revelation, Charlotte slowly emerges from the Animus, realising that Juno has been scanning her mind. She knows what Juno is planning, and states that they must warn the Templars.

In an undisclosed location, Violet and Jasdip argue over how Berg was treated, with Violet wishing that he had not been harmed so brutally. Jasdip argues that it is only Juno's will whom will see Eden reborn. At this moment Juno appears in an overhead monitor, stating that she has what she needed from Charlotte, and now knows that the Koh-i-Noor was last seen in Spain. Desmond's son is guided to a crowd of waiting Instruments, where Violet warns Juno that he is his father's son and may well betray them. Juno states not to worry, as he is just a cog in a machine, one that will turns mountains into idols.


Issue 5:

Modern Day:

Assassin hideout, London. Charlotte confronts a bound Guernica, and offers to get him some water despite his attempt to kill her before. In the next room, Arend is on the phone to Abstergo tech support, trying to warn them very bluntly that they have a First Civilization entity amongst their systems. Unsurprisingly they hang up on him.

Whilst Kiyoshi and Charlotte berate Arend for his literal interpretation of warning the Templars, Galina returns to the hideout with supplies and clothes. Shortly after My'Shell stumbles through the door, carrying a wounded Otso Berg. Galina immediately springs her hidden blade and floors Berg with a flying kick to the face. After Galina is restrained by Charlotte, Berg offers a suggestion that they all get breakfast together.

After a lengthy discussion, he confesses that he came across the same financial movements between the Templars and Assassins, and that the mystery third faction really is playing them all for fools. With Abstergo compromised, he cannot even trust his own faction. Kiyoshi reveals that they believe Guernica to be a member of the faction, to which Berg responds that he knows Jasdip Dhami is another - and the face behind the high tech armor set. Galina states that Jasdip went dark after exploring for Gramatica in Australia, suggesting that may be where his secret lab is. Berg laughs the suggestion off as a nice try, and argues that whilst he cannot trust the Assassins - that is exactly the reason he needs their help. Charlotte interjects, and warns them all that Juno's plan for the Koh-i-noor is moving forwards and that they need to act together and fast. Old rivalries can wait. Berg realises that the Assassins know where the Koh-i-noor is.

They return to the hideout, and Charlotte straps herself into the Animus once more. She reveals to Berg that they believe the Piece of Eden is in Spain, within the 1930s Spanish Civil War. As she enters the simulation, My'Shell confronts Guernica. It is clear she never knew his true agenda, and was never a member of the secret faction to which he belongs. She leaves the room in disgust.

Historical Era:

Spain, April 1937. Ignacio Cardona, an anarchist and follower of Buenaventura Durruti, he is also an Assassin and ancestor to Charlotte. He walks the countryside hills in heavy rain, heading towards Barcelona with fellow soldiers. They elect to set up camp as night falls, but are suddenly ambushed by gun fire. Ignacio runs out to meet the assailants only to find that they are Republicans too, and it was a simple case of mistaken identity by child soldiers.

Modern Day:

Berg laments that the Assassins are keeping him at arm's length whilst they scour their records for anything pertaining to 1930s Spain. He points out that the Templars have records for that period too, and after a brief philosophical discussion on the merits of the march of progress, they come across a photograph of Ignacio and his army unit. Standing next to him is a man that Berg recognises - Albert Bolden, the last Black Cross!


Issue 6:

Historical Era:

Barcelona, Spain - May 1937. The Assassins Ignacio Cardona and Glaucia Acosta hide out amongst the war ruined buildings. They share cigarettes whilst they discuss why Glaucia cannot sleep, as it turns out she is haunted by a recent bombing raid at the northern town of Guernica. They are interrupted by a noise, at which point Glaucia lets loose several throwing knives at an unknown man in a trenchcoat. Wounded, the man runs to the rooftops with Glaucia in pursuit. She eventually catches up with the two of them coming crashing down through a broken roof. He reveals himself to be Nobby Clarke, an Assassin sent to them from the London Brotherhood.

Safely returned to their hideout, the Spanish Assassins grill Nobby as to why he is the only backup that was sent considering how desperate they are for help. Nobby reveals that he infamously eliminated an entire Templar branch in Tallinn the previous year, which instantly wins him the approval of the Spaniards.

Modern Day:

Charlotte desyncs from the Animus, and is violently sick. She seeks an explanation, as Kiyoshi laments that she entered the Animus too soon after Juno's attack. Charlotte feels that something forced her out of the Animus, and states that having Otso Berg watching her was not helping - and in turns asks him to leave the room. Kiyoshi escorts him upstairs, only to find Galina in the next room brutally interrogating Guernica once more. Charlotte reenters the Animus.

Historical Era:

Ignacio requests that the team train with Nobby on the rooftop to see his skills first hand. In the mean time he ventures out to try and find new weaponry, as their current ones are in a bad state of repair. He meets Eric Blair, an englishman and member of Poum - a Spanish Marxist party. They discuss the way that the class system has reintegrated itself in the city, and how the only items for sale are non-weapons, despite the civil war still raging. Eric has some black market contacts though, and promises to introduce Ignacio to them. Shortly after entering a shop, gunshots ring out and Ignacio takes to the rooftops.

Meanwhile, Nobby and the Spanish Assassins continue to spar on the roof of their hideout, while discussing the split between the anarchists and communists within the community. At this point Ignacio runs past the group, insisting they all follow. They reach a fevered gun battle between anarchists and communists, with the team torn as to who to help with a mind to whom of the two would able to ultimately stop the fascists. Nobby offers an alternative, telling Ignacio that he can make everyone stop - and pulls the Koh-i-Noor out of his pocket. Ignacio states that he feels it calling to him and touches the diamond. Immediately his eyes glow with a blue energy, and serpent like creatures of energy emerge from the Koh-I-Noor, encircling and wrapping themselves around everyone. With blood pouring from his eyes and nose, he finds the strength to drop the diamond and passes out. From a nearby rooftop, the Black Cross observes everything that has transpired.

Modern Day:

Charlotte begans chewing and biting her own tongue, with blood spraying onto the Animus. Arend is unsure what to do whilst she remains within the simulation, but warns My'Shell to remain back. My'Shell counters by saying he should let her through or that Charlotte will surely die.


Issue 7:

Modern Day:

Otso Berg and Guernica play Jenga in a room separate from the others. They discuss the state of the world, with Guernica eventually revealing the name of Juno. Otso leaves him to retrieve a package containing a DNA sample, mailed over by Andre.

Charlotte is laid out on a sofa, with various medical supplies around her. She had almost suffered a brain hemorrhage, before My'Shell managed to remove her from the Animus. Determined to get straight back in, she is stopped by Galina. Otso reveals that he has fitted Helix components to their Animus, which will now allow them to access genetic memories besides their own. The DNA sample he just received was that of Albert Bolden - the last known Black Cross. With Charlotte too weak to continue, Otso sits in the chair and enters the simulation.

Historical Era:

Shanghai, 1927. A shot Black Cross falls from a building, a crate breaking his fall. He lays wounded, but lives.

Spain, 1937. In a hideout, Albert Bolden tends to his wounds with Ignacio sitting on a bed nearby. Ignacio appears to have amnesia, and has apparently been told of how the Black Cross survived three times now - each time ending with him attacking and failing to kill Albert. Albert reveals that he had been tracking Nobby Clarke for months, and ultimately rescued Ignacio from being made a conduit to the Koh-I-Noor, as he clearly has Precursor blood.

Albert reveals that Nobby is actually a Templar known as Rufus Grosvenor, whom had originally approached him about the diamond back in China. Fearing it was under threat, Albert hid the diamond in a safebox in a Swiss bank and went into hiding for nine years. He eventually returned home with the diamond to find his family murdered by Grosvenor, with Albert then being knocked out and the diamond stolen. Seeking revenge, Albert states that Grosvenor will have likely convinced the other Assassins against Ignacio, but that he had likely laid a trap for the two of them. Grosvenor needs Ignacio to conduit the diamond, and knowing that the Black Cross and Ignacio would come, lies in wait for their arrival with the Koh-I-Noor in hand.


Issue 8:

Historical Era:

Albert and Ignacio approach Grosvenor's hideout, the latter signalling from a distance that he will only allow the two of them entry and not their company of followers. With little choice in the matter, the two get down from their horses and walk towards the building. They are immediately assailed by Ignacio's former teammates, whom are all now convinced that he has in fact been turned to the Templar cause by Albert. He desperately tries to convince them that 'Nobby' is in fact the one who is lying to them, but it falls on deaf ears. They are all convinced that the gem holds the power to saving the world, and that he needs to join with it. Ignacio argues that he feels the gem is not meant for him. Albert is forced to defend himself against the inevitable attacks, with Ignacio finding himself with a knife to his throat - that of Glaucia's. She speaks of how they were never supposed to know of the gods, but now they do she simply wants to serve them as an Instrument. Albert throws his Black Cross pin, striking Glaucia in the hand before she is knocked out by Ignacio's freed elbow. The two once more head towards the central building, a run down church.

Upon entering, Grosvenor begins speaking from the rafters. He cites that the world has turned to anarchy without the guidance of the gods, and stands over a pit of numerous dead bodies. The remaining former team members enter the church, leading Ignacio and Albert to have to surrender their guns. Grosvenor tells of how his master had followed Ignacio's bloodline, hoping for optimum conditions - but the fact that he was a male was a clear failing to controlling the gem. Nevertheless, he offers Ignacio the Koh-i-Noor in the hope that he may still try. Upon touching the gem, he summons creatures of energy once more - this time bulls - at which point they stampede into the walls of the church bringing it crashing down upon all of them.

After a time later, Albert digs through the rubble, and manages to extract Ignacio from the rubble. He reveals that he also saw Grosvenor and Glaucia escape, and suspects they fled to America. Albert assumed the Koh-i-Noor was destroyed, but Ignacio reveals that he created an illusion of its destruction - and that it yet remained, buried under all of the rubble. Swearing to remain its protector, Albert dedicates himself to watching over the site. But will first help Spain save their country. He also expresses concern about the situation over in Germany...

Modern Day:

Otso Berg emerges from the simulation. Stating that he knows where the gem is buried in Spain, he insists the Assassins get ready to travel. He mentions to look into Glaucia Acosta, as she likely went missing around the same time as the Swiss bank account was created in the 1930s. He calls Andre on his phone, as he is the only person he can trust with a secret location address that he will text him. He asks Andre to assemble a team and to watch over the site. Andre agrees to this, whilst Jasdip Dhami watches him from across the room.

Location: Redacted. ┴lvaro Gramßtica leans back in a chair, seemingly happy with the breakthroughs he is making with the Phoenix Project. He is disturbed by Violet Da Costa, whom he is surprised to see as no-one is supposed to know about the secret laboratory. She reveals that Otso was kind enough to text the address for them, and that they are there for Project Phoenix. ┴lvaro looks around to see the site is compromised by multiple Instruments, including Jasdip whom is clutching Andre, as well as a boy sage who happily waves to him with a smile.



Issue 9:

Modern Day:

Date: Resurrection Day.
Location: Unknown.

Charlotte stares into the Koh-I-Noor, whilst all around her is blood and the fallen bodies of Instruments and Assassins, including the slain Arend and Kiyoshi.

The humanoid form of Juno stands before Charlotte, with Elijah seemingly protected behind the Assassin. Charlotte warns Juno off the boy. Promising to deal with Elijah later, Juno relates that Charlotte smells of Consus, and summons the diamond towards her. Gripping Charlotte by the hair, she states that the human is not worthy of the Koh-I-Noor and that she has ultimately failed her comrades.

Modern Day:

South of Barcelona, Spain. T - 3 days until Resurrection Day. Arend and Kiyoshi study the Spanish terrain, trying to find any recognizable land to help find the Koh-I-Noor. They discuss how neither of them will reach old age, and that life will constantly be in motion for the Brotherhood. An older Spanish man and woman approach them, who shortly after draw melee weapons and attempt to attack the Assassins.

Otso Berg, Galina and Charlotte continue to search the Spanish hillsides for any indications of the diamond. Charlotte mentions that she can feel something pulling her towards some nearby hills, thus they head towards them.

Arend and Kiyoshi continue to battle the old couple, whom are surpisingly well trained and adept in their combat skills. A helicopter arrives above the scene, and Jasdip Dhami leaps down to the fight vicinity, along with several members of the Instruments of the First Will - all of which are armed with assault rifles. The Assassins and old couple are forced to surrender as a result. Jasdip interrogates the older Spanish man, and finds that they are protectors of the site, originally trained decades ago by Andre Bolden and Ignacio Cardona themselves.

Charlotte collapses to the ground, her eyes glowing with blue energy. They are close now. Digging through the soil, they uncover the remains of a collapsed church. Charlotte descends down inside with Otso and Galina, where they discover a light shines amongst the darkness. Charlotte reaches out, and claims the Koh-I-Noor from the rubble. Drones hover above, and detect the three of them.

Made aware of Charlotte's location, Jasdip and the Instruments grab the hostages and make their way to the collapsed church. Kiyoshi uses a razor wire in his gauntlet to surprise the Instrument guards around him. A battle commences, with Jasdip and Otso immediately launching at each other. Charlotte holds the Koh-I-Noor tightly, and as she does so a bright blue glow emits from it, as well as from her eyes. Moments later, a blue energy explosion erupts around her, knocking down everyone.


Issue 10:

Modern Day:

T-2 days before Resurrection Day. 1pm, London, UK. My'Shell practices her combat techniques upon mannequins within the hideout. She heads outside to buy takeout food, and returns to feed the still captured Guernica. He questions whether she realises that the Assassins have in fact abandoned her to her fate. Not wishing to believe it and claiming he will make anything up, My'Shell is warned by him that the safehouse is a compromised location and to run while she can.

00.00am. Spain, South of Barcelona. Charlotte glows with blue energy emanating from the Koh-I-Noor, and levitates above the ground. Adjusting his visor to the light, Jasdip leaps through the light into Charlotte, knocking her away from the diamond, immediately ending the energy field around the area. He states that she must have "holy blood", and as such will not kill her as she might be of interest to Juno. Grabbing her, Jasdip calls in a mortar strike, forcing everyone to dive for cover. With fire engulfing the area, a helicopter drops a rope ladder down to Jasdip's position. Amongst the flames, one of the old protectors steps out stating that it remains his responsibility to protect the Koh-I-Noor, and in turn tries to attack Jasdip. He is rapidly killed in response by Jasdip's Hidden Blade. Charlotte tries to activate the dropped Koh-I-Noor, but is struck in the back of the head by Jasdip. Instead now electing to kill her, he leans in to strike the killing blow before the pin of the Black Cross strikes him in the face through the cheek. Otso Berg and Galina rush to Charlotte's aid, but Jasdip manages to reach the rope ladder of the helicopter with the Koh-I-Noor in hand. A time later, the remaining Assassins dig graves reflecting on the fact that they have failed to stop Juno. However, Otso is quick to point out that she does not yet have a body, and that it is time they all went to visit the Phoenix Project.

Back in London, two members of the Instruments of the First Will enter the hideout, and locate Guernica. Informing him that he is a loose end, they are quick to realise that they are not alone. My'Shell manages to surprise one of the Instruments, but ends up battling down some stairs with them. Realising his life is now on the line as well, Guernica snaps the neck of the remaining Instrument by surprising them from behind.

T-1 days before Resurrection Day. 02:47am. The Phoenix Project. Location redacted. A small female foetus grows within the lab. Violet confirms with Gramatica if it is indeed female, as the sample DNA sample was in fact taken from Elijah. Utilising the Shroud of Eden as an amniotic sac, it is accelerating the growth of the foetus exponentially with the hope that the body will be ready in 24 hours. Juno is pleased to hear that they are using Consus's own work against him. Strapped to a frame, Elijah lays in agony having had his bone marrow harvested without the use of anesthesia.



Issue 11:

Modern Day:

Location Redacted. Within the cells of the forming clone body, Juno converses by thought with Consus thanks to the usage of the Shroud of Eden. He warns Juno that she must know that Charlotte will stop her, but Juno dismisses the claim stating that the human is weak.

London. The Assassin hideout is engulfed in flames, as the emergency services arrive to try to contain it. Looking on from a distance, My'Shell and Guernica realise that the dead bodies of the Instruments they left inside could easily have been them. My'Shell questions whether Guernica will return to the Instruments now, but he collapses with the wounds inflicted upon him in the recent battle. As he bleeds out, My'Shell argues that his actions of cruelty can never be justified as a necessary evil. Telling him to apply pressure to the wounds, she walks away leaving him shouting for an ambulance.

Location Unknown, Abstergo jet. Arend and Kiyoshi discuss about going over to speak to Otso Berg, whom sits further down the aisle. Eventually Arend elects to walk over and sit opposite the Black Cross. Reminding Otso of Rotterdam, and the battle between them over the Precursor Box, Arend tries to tell Otso that if they make it out of their current situation alive - then they will be equal. Otso regales Arend with the story of how Finland actually switched sides three times in World War II, before slamming Arend against the wall and promising that once things with Juno are over - he will happily be slicing his throat.

Location Redacted. Violet takes a call from Otso, stating that he will arrive in six hours and she should maintain a watch on the Instruments. She checks in with Gramatica, who relays that they are well ahead of schedule with Juno's body now.

In a separate locked room, Elijah is tended to by an aide known as Richmond. Complaining that his back still hurts from the previous surgery, Elijah relates about how being a Sage allows him to access the memories and skills of the Isu scientist Aita. In doing so, after Richmond leaves, he is able to short circuit the locked door and moves deeper into the facility.

Back on the Abstergo jet, the group studies blueprints of the Phoenix Project lab and agrees to split out for infiltration. Berg and Galina will meet Violet directly, with Arend and Kiyoshi going to the south side Loading Bay. Finally, Charlotte will enter a ventilation shaft which leads directly into Gramatica's lab. As the team starts to initiate their plan, Elijah locks Richmond into a room with a clear ill intent towards him.

Within the lab, the clone body of Juno begins to speak. Surprised at the feeling of vocal chords after thousands of years, she expresses that she is finally ready to walk the earth once more.


Issue 12:

Modern Day:

Resurrection Day. Australian desert.

Otso Berg, his Black Cross uniform donned, approaches the secret Phoenix Project lab amidst a heavy sandstorm. At the entrance he finds Violet Da Costa waiting, along with many armed Instruments of the First Will. Jasdip Dhami steps out to face Berg alone, and after a brief discussion, is deftly assassinated by a sniper shot to the head delivered by Galina from a distance.

Inside the labs, Richmond attempts to unlock the door that has trapped him in the room with Elijah. Elijah mentions that he remembers the day that he was taken from his mother, with her ultimately being killed. He vows revenge on the Instruments, and promptly executes Richmond with a screwdriver to the neck.

At the rear entrance to the labs, Kiyoshi and Arend engage in a fire fight with the Instruments, ultimately resorting to the use of a rocket launcher to eliminate the clustered cultists.

Back out in the sandstorm, Charlotte struggles through the winds to find a hidden hatch, and climbs into an air vent down into the labs. A blast of energy breaks the seal of Juno's tank, and she walks out into the air, remarking that the power of the Shroud infuses her body with energy. As Juno dons some robes, Charlotte leaps from the air vent above, and makes an attempt to perform an air assassination on the Isu with her hidden blade. Juno reacts in time and blasts Charlotte with energy emanating from her hands. Charlotte is suspended in the air by the power, and as Juno looks to get dressed further, Elijah approaches Charlotte whilst carrying the Koh-I-Noor. Elijah mentions that he recognised something old within her, as it was inside him. He puts the diamond to Charlotte's hand, and energy begins to fill the room with bright light. Charlotte is able to control the energy, and is able to shield her Assassin allies within the facility, by funnelling them away from the Instruments and towards the labs with walls made of energy.

Juno knocks the diamond from Charlotte's hands, as the Assassins rush into the lab. Arend and Kiyoshi are blasted by Juno's energy beams, and fall to the ground lifelessly. As Juno grabs Charlotte by the hair, she looks up and sees Consus staring back at her. He mocks her new body, stating that it is fresh but her heart is dead as a moon.

Suddenly we see Charlotte and all the assassins alive again. Juno is standing talking to a coffee cup. Charlotte is channeling an illusion into Juno's mind all of this time. Juno becomes enraged, and starts blasting at an imaginary Consus. This begins to destroy the ceiling, and the roof starts to collapse in on itself - with Grammatica killed by a falling girder. Juno finally realises it is an illusion, and reaches out to Elijah to pass over the Koh-I-Noor. At this moment, a hidden blade cuts through Juno's throat from behind, and she falls to the ground - slain by Charlotte. Elijah vows that Aita is a ghost in the wind, and that this lineage ends here. He climbs a rope and escapes out of the air vent, leaving Charlotte behind.

The remaining Assassins and Berg run out of the labs, as it slowly collapses around them. As they emerge outside, Violet and the Instruments lie in wait. Despite looking severely out numbered, Berg mocks Violet as Templar special forces surround the area. He takes Violet's gun, and shoots her through the chest, stating that before she dies she should enjoy one final show. He takes out a remote detonator, and clicks it. The lab immediately explodes, with both Charlotte and the body of Juno still seemingly inside. As the explosion erupts, in the distance Elijah walks into the desert, still clutching the Koh-I-Noor.




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Sorrosyss
02-17-2016, 02:52 PM
Assassin's Creed: Origins

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A sequel to the game itself, it will follow the early years of the Brotherhood and introduce new historical characters.

Issue 1:

Historical Era:

Alexandria, Egypt - 30 B.C. Cleopatra oversees the execution of an Octavian sympathiser, who warns that the Octavian army closes in on her. Knowing that the woman was walking into her death to challenge her, Cleopatra is reminded of a certain woman from long ago.

Rome - 44 B.C. Following the death of Septimius, Aya prowls the rooftops of Rome for her target, familiar to her now thanks to Brutus. The target is Magnus, an orator for Caesar, and a swift arrow from Aya eliminates him mid speech. The two would be assassins retreat to a nearby bath house where Aya scolds Brutus for trying to delay her shot upon Magnus, reminding him that she will not be spoken down to. Brutus reflects that he cannot believe that Caesar has reached the point of becoming a dictator, and hopes the orator assassination would send a clear message. Cassius arrives to relate that it did not, and that Caesar intends to cling to power. Brutus relates that he has had visions of Rome burning, and that Caesar should now die. Aya desires to kill him immediately, but Cassius and Brutus argue that Romans respond to spectacle - and must wait for the Ides of March for the assassination.

Aya walks across Rome, observing slavery, oppression and poverty around her. She misses Egypt, but knows that she must also save those around her now. She encounters Mark Antony, who politely advises that he knows of her via Cleopatra and warns that leaders always do what they must.

The Ides of March arrives. In their home, Caesar is warned by his wife to abandon his decision to go to the Senate that day, and that Cleopatra might try to stop him. He relates that he fears no-one and leaves to prepare.

Brutus tries to give Aya his dagger for the act, but she tells him to keep it. The two arrive at the Senate, where Caesar makes his address to the senators. Aya, dons a nearly gown raising it above her head like a hood. With his back turned to her, she strikes Caesar with her hidden blade. So begins the assassination, with each senator one by one stabbing him until finally Brutus brings forth his dagger and delivers the killing blow. Word reaches the public outside, and Mark Antony warns Aya that Brutus has made a mistake - things are now about to get much worse.


Issue 2:

Historical Era:

Alexandria, Egypt - 30 B.C. Caesarion, son of Cleopatra, practices his combat skills with a soldier. The soldier easily knocks Caesarion to the floor several times in front of Cleopatra. She comforts her son by telling him that every defeat is a chance to learn towards a victory. They are interrupted by the sight of fires in the distance, as Octavian's army closes in.

Rome, 44 B.C. Three hours after Caesar's death. The city erupts in violence and shock at the news. Mark Antony seizes the opportunity, addressing the crowds and telling them to take revenge on the senators who have stolen Caesar from the people. One of the senators is captured by the crowd, and is brutally beaten. Aya watches on from a nearby rooftop, and is disgusted by what she sees, and fires an arrow from her bow to release the senator to a quick merciful death. Roman soldiers spot her, and she is wounded in the arm by a glancing arrow. With the crowd in pursuit of her, she manages to lead them away, before eventually returning to Mark Antony. She pleads to him to calm down the crowds, but he merely states that he cannot without bringing Brutus to them for justice. As the crowd returns, they give chase to Aya once more and she is forced to flee again. Climbing an aqueduct, the Roman soldiers climb up to find her, forcing her to engage in a melee battle. Heavily outnumbered, she eventually gets knocked down - smacking her head against the stonework. Collapsing unconscious into the running water, she is swept away by the current.

A time later within a storeroom, Aya is awoken by a splash of water, and finds herself in front of Brutus and Cassius with her wounds bandaged. Brutus mentions that he is happy they found her before Mark Antony, and that he regrets not killing him. Aya retorts that killing in public was a terrible plan for Caesar's assassination, and pulls out Brutus's knife, holding it to his throat. Cassius interjects advising that it would be in their best interest to leave whilst soldiers hunt for them.

They leave together, and walk along the aqueducts at nightfall. Brutus relates that he has had a vision and must now make his way to Crete. As they walk, a crowd surrounds an old woman below. Fearing an innocent may be about to die, Aya tells Brutus to follow his vision, but that her purpose remains in saving Rome. She performs a Leap of Faith, and engages the crowd.


Issue 3:

Historical Era:

Alexandria, Egypt 30 B.C.E. Cleopatra finds her son Caesarion looking to the horizon, as Octavian's men close in. As their bodyguard advises them to stay in place, he walks away to investigate a noise. Suddenly an assailant rushes towards Cleopatra, leaving Caesarion to defend her and ultimately kill the would-be assassin. The bodyguard returns shortly after, and believing him to have been partly behind the assassination attempt, Cleopatra goads her son into killing the guard too.

Meanwhile, nearby an old dog walks the streets and looks up with recognition in its eyes towards someone familiar.

Rome, 44 B.C.E. Aya lays in a caged cell, having survived the brawl with the locals. A young dog comes up to the bars of the cell, and is provided with a small bowl of water by Aya. Mark Antony arrives to question her, and wants to know where Brutus is hiding. She refuses to betray Brutus, and is promptly lead away.

With her hands bound, she is plunged into a watery arena. The crowd elect to release hippos into the water, in a hope to execute her. The animals instantly charge her through the water, but she manages to release her bindings against the stone corner of a pillar. Finding a nearby stone shard, she manages to battle under water and mortally wounds one hippo, before a second savages an injury to her shoulder with its maw. Escaping to the surface of the water, Aya narrowly avoids a hail of arrows that rains down around her, which ultimately takes down the nearest hippo. Brutus and Cassius dive into the water and escape with Aya through the tunnel which the hippos had entered from.

Out of the water, Aya expresses surprise that they returned for her. With her wound worsening, they note pursuers coming towards them, and elect to burn nearby tapestries, which they throw over the entrance, before making their escape outside. Once they reach the sunlight, they are immediately surrounded by Mark Antony and a mob of warriors.


Issue 4:

Historical Era:

Alexandria, Egypt. 30 B.C.E. Octavian's army continues to close in on Cleopatra. As she engages in tactical discussions with her closest advisors, the sounds of fighting begin outside of the nearby doorway. Suddenly the doors smash wide open...

Rome, 44 B.C.E. Aya, Brutus and Cassius remain surrounded by the mob lead by Mark Antony. A battle commences, with the mob easily outmatched by the proto Assassins. Brutus knocks Mark Antony to the ground, and holds a blade over him whilst remarking that he had turned his back on the Roman Republic. Aya warns Brutus that he had pledged to save the Roman people, and by killing Antony, he would condemn them all to fear. Brutus smashes the blade in frustration upon the ground, as Aya helps Mark Antony to his feet.

Later that day, Aya and Brutus discuss the situation in Rome atop an aqueduct. He acknowledges that he must leave the city now, and intends to make for Crete. He urges Aya to create a new Bureau, and to lead it correctly from the shadows. Aya gifts him a specially made blade for his travels. Aya recalls, as history recorded, that Brutus never returned to Rome, and was eventually tracked down and killed by Mark Antony's allies in Macedonia. Though rumours suggest he may have in fact have survived under another alias.

Aya takes on the name of Amunet, reflecting her new status as The Hidden One. Caesar's adopted son, Octavian, takes over the power vaccum left in Rome. His influence eventually spread to other countries, such as Egypt...

Alexandria, Egypt. 30 B.C.E. With the doors wide open, Cleopatra's guards rush out and are summarily killed by an unseen assailant. A fearless Caesarion runs out into the fray, and is knocked unconscious. Cleopatra calls out to Octavian to show himself, but in response Aya emerges from the shadows to confront her. Cleopatra believes her son killed, and tries to strike Aya, but her blow is blocked. Aya warns that she did not kill Caesarion, but that if Cleopatra does not step down from power Octavian would likely kill them both before long. She argues that Egypt suffers under a needless war, and for the good of the country Cleopatra should surrender. Cleopatra reluctantly agrees, on condition that Aya take Caesarion safely away to train with her. Aya gives a small potion bottle to Cleopatra. A short time later, Cleopatra sits upon her throne, and orders her generals to stand down. She drinks the potion, and slumps to the ground in death.

On a nearby boat, Aya reunites with Phoxidas and sails away from the area. An unconscious Caesarion regains his bearings, and realises that he is leaving Egypt. Aya tells him to keep Egypt in his heart, for they are to travel to other places where they will remain in the shadows.

Sorrosyss
02-20-2016, 04:16 PM
(reserved)

Nerdman3000
02-22-2016, 08:49 PM
I personally think that Charlotte is a female sage or something similar. Like maybe Juno during the First Civ timeframe tried to use the method which gave birth to the sage either before the death of Aita or after and it resulted in a a sage that was more human and less First Civ, but more than the average hybrid like Desmond.

RVSage
02-23-2016, 05:28 PM
I really liked the story so far, good writing, I actually hope this turns out to be cannon :D

Sorrosyss
03-21-2016, 10:05 PM
Just added an update for the newest Assassin issue, #6.

Few brief thoughts - It is fascinating to see a direct link being made between Consus and Erudito here. Several people have pointed out the "Erudite God" line before, but it is nice to see a direct relation here. Has Erudito been acting on Consus's behalf for some time? Very interesting, and makes you look again at the group's previous actions.

RVSage
03-22-2016, 01:14 AM
It is progressing well so, far, for the first time, the ancestor from the past is neither an assassin or templar, The Erudito, consus links are quite interesting too

Nerdman3000
03-24-2016, 06:36 PM
So in the first issue of the new Assassins Creed Templar comic, Daniel Creig or at the least someone who looks a great deal like him shows up in the background: http://i.imgur.com/wGFggip.jpg

Anyways, speaking of the issue, I was kind of disappointed that there's no modern day element like in the main Assassins Creed comic series. I had been hoping that perhaps we could have the modern day guy from AC Rogue show up. Oh well I guess. It was still a good issue regardless, although the dialogue can at times be weird and hard to understand, though its more trying to reflect the way people talked back in the twenties, but it comes off as confusing and weird.

RVSage
03-24-2016, 09:23 PM
Yup, he looks a lot like Daniel Craig, I actually like the concept of Black Cross, a powerful guy within the Templar Order, who is 'Assassin' like, who rids the order of corruption. Haytham makes a great Black Cross

ERICATHERINE
03-24-2016, 10:51 PM
Yup, he looks a lot like Daniel Craig, I actually like the concept of Black Cross, a powerful guy within the Templar Order, who is 'Assassin' like, who rids the order of corruption. Haytham makes a great Black Cross

Who knows. Maybe he was the first black cross in the Templars history. I don't think reginald Birch was corrupted, but Edward Braddock, Juan Vedomir and Benjamin Church certainly were. ^-^

Nerdman3000
03-25-2016, 12:37 AM
Who knows. Maybe he was the first black cross in the Templars history. I don't think reginald Birch was corrupted, but Edward Braddock, Juan Vedomir and Benjamin Church certainly were. ^-^

I get the feeling, thought it's not said, that Black Cross' are relatively new to the Order, or at least were introduced perhaps during or after Haytham's day, though maybe even before. My guess is that the Black Cross was created as a result of the corruption of the Borgia.

ERICATHERINE
03-25-2016, 02:14 AM
I get the feeling, thought it's not said, that Black Cross' are relatively new to the Order, or at least were introduced perhaps during or after Haytham's day, though maybe even before. My guess is that the Black Cross was created as a result of the corruption of the Borgia.

I wonder if in the next ac game md, we will fight 1 or mor black cross. That would be great. Onthe other hand, I think I would prefer the Juno plot to continu as much as in ac 3. ^-^

Sorrosyss
03-29-2016, 10:07 PM
Updated with the Templar's first issue.

Initial thoughts - its really nice to see some Templar lore for a change. The Black Cross is a really exciting development, and honestly makes perfect sense for an Order so obsessed with control. It is essentially a position of internal control, and ensures that sections of the Order stay in line by keeping them true to the ideals. It is of course very similar to the shock troops we saw throughout the build up to the Second World War, such as the SS in Germany and the NKVD in the Soviet Union. Obedience through fear. Still, these kind of trained individuals would probably make a very good counter to a trained Assassin. If we were to apply it to the Modern Day, I'd probably suggest that Otso Berg and Sigma Team may even be the current iterations of Black Crosses for the Templars. They are very much into troubleshooting...

As for the lack of Modern Day, that is a disappointment. Still, we may see some later on hopefully.

RVSage
04-09-2016, 04:04 AM
Assassins Issue #7 was the least interesting of the series so, far, very dull sections

Sorrosyss
04-09-2016, 02:24 PM
Now updated with Assassins 7. Got to agree, not much happened here. Quila's story is not really going anywhere as yet. Still, it was nice to see Charlotte in her full get up, and a brief mention of her family background. She also had a dog called Wicket - making her a Star Wars fan. hehe

nukelukespuke34
04-14-2016, 09:22 AM
I hated issue #7. The Assassins looked like incompetent fools. Charlotte was incredibly stupid in going after that Templar even when she knew she was made. Aren't Assassins supposed to be masters of stealth and covert ops? Seriously, if this is how they've been operating then they deserved to have been decimated by the Templars in modern day.

Sorrosyss
05-03-2016, 01:21 PM
Templars #2 updated.

I'm still liking the concept of the Black Cross. Their secret police makes for an interesting role, and I could totally see a full Templar game working well with this - especially if you are hunting fellow Templars. They really are the closest we've got to an anti-assassin in the Order.

Few interesting things I liked in this episode. References to the Nine, whom are seemingly the highest authority in the Order at this point. There was also some amazing Templar one liners in the dialogue;

"Alas. We are like truth. Always all around you whether you want it or not."

"The one source of light in a midnight world."

No Modern Day for this episode either, but Titan seem to suggest it is still coming. I'd love it if we were introduced to a new modern day Black Cross. I know I suggested Otso Berg previously, but this episode made it pretty clear that the Black Cross is always anonymous. I'd like to see a new character whom is always wearing a face mask, that we know nothing about. Putting this individual against Charlotte and the Assassins could be a fun way to link the two series as well. I guess we'll see.

RVSage
05-03-2016, 09:41 PM
I really liked Templars #2, The black cross seems to have more training than a traditional Templar as well as an Assassin.
I guess both Haytham and Shay fit in the role of Black Cross

ERICATHERINE
05-04-2016, 02:48 AM
I guess both Haytham and Shay fit in the role of Black Cross

Wait just a minute. While Shay was a Templar, did he really killed other Templars? I don't remember that. I thought the black cross were supposed to kill corrupted Templars, while killing the Assassins, only if they cross an Assassin's path. Yes Shay was perfectly capable of killing Assassins, but while he was a Templar I don't remember him killing other Templars. :confused:

RVSage
05-04-2016, 05:48 PM
Wait just a minute. While Shay was a Templar, did he really killed other Templars? I don't remember that. I thought the black cross were supposed to kill corrupted Templars, while killing the Assassins, only if they cross an Assassin's path. Yes Shay was perfectly capable of killing Assassins, but while he was a Templar I don't remember him killing other Templars. :confused:

Shay turned against the Assassins because he was disgusted, with their attitude and careless attitude towards collateral damage. It is obvious such a person, would turn against the Templars if they ever become reckless, thus he seems to be a good candidate to keep vigil over the order, that was my intention of including Shay

ERICATHERINE
05-04-2016, 06:59 PM
Shay turned against the Assassins because he was disgusted, with their attitude and careless attitude towards collateral damage. It is obvious such a person, would turn against the Templars if they ever become reckless, thus he seems to be a good candidate to keep vigil over the order, that was my intention of including Shay

Ah, ok. ^-^

Sorrosyss
05-07-2016, 02:28 PM
Today is Free Comic Book Day, so remember to grab your free AC comic at participating stores.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ch21ckIWUAAktFs.jpg

Sorrosyss
05-14-2016, 03:22 PM
Now updated with the Free Comic Book Day issue, and issue 8 of Assassins. In other news, its been suggested that the Modern Day portion of the Templar comic may end up overlapping with Charlotte's story. I guess we'll see, but I'm really hoping for a Modern Day Black Cross.

FCBD;

I liked the art of this issue, and it was nice to see more of Charlotte and Kody getting to know each other. The Haitian portion was far too short to form an opinion about really. The Black Cross section was ok, and it was the first time we've seen his sword or the Templar pin in action.

Issue 8 Assassins:

Certainly an improvement from the last issue, I felt this did a better split between historical and modern day. Quila is still not a very interesting character thus far, and certainly not Assassin quality yet. She's been captured and rescued twice already for example.

I enjoyed seeing Charlotte playing the hero out in the city, but she really is playing a reckless game with the Templars knowing her face. It'll be interesting to see how she and Galina deal with the cartel, as they will be heavily outnumbered for sure.

diamonshop
05-16-2016, 10:18 AM
Thanks for starting this discussion thread, as well as updating it with summaries, Sorrosyss!

I wanted to put in my two cents about the series, especially after reading the FCBD special. Frankly, I am disappointed with the direction that the Assassins comic is taking, and I have a few gripes pertaining to the story. First and foremost, I think that, despite being longer than the Subject Four or AC: Brahman miniseries, the ongoing Assassins series has yet to critically engage with the actual Assassin's creed in any meaningful way. Although the historical segments touch on the creed on a purely surface level (the Assassins letting the slave die as a martyr was the most complex dilemma we have yet faced), neither Charlotte nor anyone from their team expands on the ethical or sociopolitical questions pertaining to the creed. I was hoping for the comic to have much more depth than it does now: I was hoping that the characters would argue less about whether to do action A or action B and discuss with one another the larger ramifications of their actions, their organisation, and the multi-generational conflict that engulfs their lives.

In addition, I think that the characters are poorly fleshed-out, and can come off as very two-dimensional. Galina, for example, has been reduced from a dark, tragic character to an emotionless, perpetually-shouting military-stereotype character. In issue #6, when Galina is pressuring Charlotte to hang up on her mother then, Galina maintains her tough, efficient, no-nonsense nature. I think this felt untrue to her character, especially in regards to the fact that Galina was heartbroken when, back in 2014, she had to kill her entire family, including her mother. Considering how big a theme family and legacy is to the Assassin's Creed franchise, I think that this scene could have played out in a much more poignant manner than the cookie-cutter (almost generic) characterisation of Galina.

I feel Charlotte and Kody suffer from the same dullness in character portrayal, as the comics do not provide a clear grasp as to why these character are Assassins. Compared to the deep character studies in Subject Four and Brahman, these characters seem like Assassin-shaped cardboard cutouts. Outside of Charlotte's bleeding heart outburst and the comments she makes while playing the Helix game in the issue #1, we do not witness much impetus for Charlotte to want to uproot her life and become an Assassin outside of "Wow, these guys are the cool ninjas I once heard about." The comic wants us to believe that Charlotte was crushed by the fact that she inadvertently murdered someone while infiltrating the Abstergo facility in Issue #5, but it was so sudden and un-impactful that even Charlotte got over it by the time the next issue rolled around.

I could write more about the gripes I have with the Assassins comic, but I realise that this post is getting a tad long, so I will conclude with two statements. First, I am glad that there is an Assassins comic, because a mediocre Assassins comic is better than none. I just wanted to expression my dissatisfaction in regards to the meandering plot and the poor characterisations. Second, I think that the Templars comic is off to a wonderful start, and I deeply enjoyed the Templars story in the FCBD special (I was deeply impressed with how they tackled diving into the history of the period).

TLDR: I think that the Assassins comic is mediocre so far because the plot doesn't deeply concern itself with the philosophy of the Assassin's creed and the characters are all quite bland (especially the way that they interpret Galina). I am happy that there is an Assassins comic series though, even if I am finding the Templars series to be substantially better so far in nearly every aspect.

RVSage
05-16-2016, 06:08 PM
Issue 8: Had a lot of action, huge jump over dull issue 7

ERICATHERINE
05-16-2016, 08:04 PM
Issue 8: Had a lot of action, huge jump over dull issue 7

How do you feel with your 1000th post aproaching? ^-^

Sorrosyss
06-22-2016, 11:21 PM
Tis been awhile! We're back with the two latest issues.

Issue 9 Assassins:

We got a good portion of Modern Day in this issue. It was fun to see Charlotte questioning Galina's leadership skills, and to actually do some fighting again. It's good to see her progression, and I thought her heroism in the face of the Templars showed her character in a good light. It fascinates me no end as to what the Templars want her for though. We spoke before about how it may be she just has eagle vision, but its looking more and more like she has something - more. We saw her displaying precognitive skills again here, as she detected gun fire moments before they arrived. Very interesting. Note how the Templar deliberately stuck his stick into her blood - DNA sample ahoy. The next issue should be great, looks like we will finally see Erudito for the first time in years.

Quila's story continues to underwhelm alas. I said last time that I find it a bit disappointing how often she seems to be getting captured, and she spent the entirety of this issue bound. I'm assuming her story ends next issue, but I'm not really seeing how the Peru storyline has much relevance to what is happening in the Modern Day - I felt the first arc (Salem) handled this far better than the second.


Templars 3:

It was fun to see Black Cross showing off his skills again, but I can't say I really care much for Darius's story so far. He just seems completely out of his depth within the Templar ranks. I'll say it again though, the lack of Modern Day is really hurting this series. I know its coming in a few issues time, but without a story thread linking the two time periods it all feels a bit random in the historical period and centered on Chinese factions rather than the greater Assassin-Templar war. Hope things pick up in the next few issues.

Sorrosyss
06-26-2016, 06:09 PM
The third series from Titan Comics has been announced;

Assassin's Creed: Last Descendants Locus

http://i.imgur.com/XRPh5pA.jpg

This title will come under the same branding as the young adult book series. It features a modern day character called Sean, who becomes embroiled into the Assassin-Templar war. He will relive the memories of his ancestor Tommy Greyling within Victorian London, with both Evie Frye and Henry Green confirmed to appear within the story. It is set to launch in September 2016.

ERICATHERINE
06-26-2016, 09:29 PM
The third series from Titan Comics has been announced;

Assassin's Creed: Last Descendants Locus

http://i.imgur.com/XRPh5pA.jpg

This title will come under the same branding as the young adult book series. It features a modern day character called Sean, who becomes embroiled into the Assassin-Templar war. He will relive the memories of his ancestor Tommy Greyling within Victorian London, with both Evie Frye and Henry Green confirmed to appear within the story. It is set to launch in September 2016.

Looking forward to this. ^-^

Ubi-Banshee
06-27-2016, 04:32 PM
The third series from Titan Comics has been announced;

Assassin's Creed: Last Descendants Locus

http://i.imgur.com/XRPh5pA.jpg

This title will come under the same branding as the young adult book series. It features a modern day character called Sean, who becomes embroiled into the Assassin-Templar war. He will relive the memories of his ancestor Tommy Greyling within Victorian London, with both Evie Frye and Henry Green confirmed to appear within the story. It is set to launch in September 2016.

I absolutely loved all the covers they released :o

RVSage
06-27-2016, 06:28 PM
How do you feel with your 1000th post aproaching? ^-^

Hahaha :D I actually did not think about it

The last locus arc looks interesting

Looking forward to the end of the Erudito story line

ERICATHERINE
06-27-2016, 08:52 PM
Hahaha :D I actually did not think about it

The last locus arc looks interesting

Looking forward to the end of the Erudito story line

I just hope ubisoft will not transform Erudito into Initiates 2.0, in the games md. I want to control somebody and do real missions. Not watch or doing unimportant stuff like the floating tablet guy. ^-^

nukelukespuke34
06-28-2016, 06:53 AM
Ugh, did anyone see this variant cover?

http://media.comicbook.com/2016/06/ac-locus-1-cover-c-187550.jpg


Not only does that "Kick me" prank seem very anachronistic, but incredibly immature for Evie. She was always the serious, traditional one, and her writing a giant "Kick me" on a statue would just ruin her character for me.

cawatrooper9
06-28-2016, 02:23 PM
Ugh, did anyone see this variant cover?

Not only does that "Kick me" prank seem very anachronistic, but incredibly immature for Evie. She was always the serious, traditional one, and her writing a giant "Kick me" on a statue would just ruin her character for me.

Agreed, that seems wildly out of character.

I could see Jacob doing that, depending on who the statue was of.

Locopells
06-28-2016, 05:11 PM
Maybe she's up there to clean up Jacob's mess..

cawatrooper9
06-28-2016, 06:49 PM
Maybe she's up there to clean up Jacob's mess..

Now that would be far more in character. :p

Ubi-Banshee
06-28-2016, 09:32 PM
Maybe she's up there to clean up Jacob's mess..

Honestly that's how I intrepreted it. A deep, defeated sigh as she gazes into the sunset and contemplates what she ever did to deserve a twin like Jacob...

nukelukespuke34
06-29-2016, 06:09 AM
I guess that's one way to interpret it. When I first saw it, I saw it as Evie being proud of her handiwork judging by her body language.

RVSage
06-29-2016, 10:08 PM
That feels , so not Evie, Just like other suggested, Jacob paints kick me and Evie be like "Where the hell is my twin?" and looks over from the statue

Namikaze_17
07-01-2016, 01:09 AM
Isn't painting kick me on a public statue a bit too childish even for Jacob? If so, then I dunno; just seems like a forced attempt to convey how different the twins are.

If not, then it could be the ancestor. Who knows, maybe he was a prankster when he came across the twins?

Farlander1991
07-02-2016, 08:51 PM
Got myself the Trials by Fire collection (first five issues of the Assassins comic series), and I have mixed feelings about it. The main issue is the pacing, like what happened in chapter one of the series should've been two chapters for example, because the way Charlotte joins the Assassins is so quick and eager that it felt jarring. Will take the next collection issue when it's out though to see where the series goes.

Sorrosyss
07-27-2016, 10:41 PM
Assassins #10.

Well, the Quila arc ended. Have to say, I'm glad to see the end of it honestly. It really didn't go anywhere interesting, and had very little impact on the modern day honestly - save for the password right at the very end! It appears the next arc involves Giovanni Borgia and Consus, so this may well end up giving us some more juicy Isu insights and perhaps some more Shroud action.

As for the modern day part, it was a nice to see Galina acknowledge Charlotte as part of the team. Her comment on Charlotte's hair did make me laugh! (I also share her view haha) Then with the final revelation about Erudito, and the now direct link between them and the Assassins. Hmm! This could get very interesting in the next five issues I think. Its certainly nice to see Erudito making a triumphant comeback - the Brotherhood could sure use their help right now.

ERICATHERINE
07-28-2016, 12:06 AM
Assassins #10.

Well, the Quila arc ended. Have to say, I'm glad to see the end of it honestly. It really didn't go anywhere interesting, and had very little impact on the modern day honestly - save for the password right at the very end! It appears the next arc involves Giovanni Borgia and Consus, so this may well end up giving us some more juicy Isu insights and perhaps some more Shroud action.

As for the modern day part, it was a nice to see Galina acknowledge Charlotte as part of the team. Her comment on Charlotte's hair did make me laugh! (I also share her view haha) Then with the final revelation about Erudito, and the now direct link between them and the Assassins. Hmm! This could get very interesting in the next five issues I think. Its certainly nice to see Erudito making a triumphant comeback - the Brotherhood could sure use their help right now.

I still hope Erudito won't become Initiates 2.0.^-^

SixKeys
07-28-2016, 01:14 AM
I still hope Erudito won't become Initiates 2.0.^-^

Erudito was Initiates before it became mainstream. :rolleyes: :cool:

X_xWolverinEx_X
07-29-2016, 02:33 AM
assassins creed comics suck like dog****

RVSage
07-29-2016, 09:06 PM
Thankfully the Inca story line is over, it was dreadful for most of it. I liked the Erudito reveal in the end though. I have a feeling Erudito will play a major part in the next game

Sorrosyss
08-06-2016, 07:12 PM
Templars #4 updated.

This was another middling entry. We really didn't learn much new about the box or its contents, but at least Darius escaped being kidnapped. The inter chinese politics is pretty dull honestly, save for them abandoning the Templar order. This arc desperately needs to end now, and the proposed upcoming Modern Day plotline can't come soon enough.

RVSage
08-11-2016, 10:12 PM
Templars Series started out well, but is loosing steam. I love the concept of the Black Cross

Btw sorrosyss, we must Assassin's Creed: Awakening to the discussion\
http://65.media.tumblr.com/b64da90f37400fd7f1453f7c6c4f33e0/tumblr_obqjpq92Bq1un4j3ko6_400.jpg

Assassin's Creed: Awakening (http://titancomics.tumblr.com/post/148780188667/all-assassins-creed-awakening-1-covers)

Sorrosyss
08-12-2016, 08:18 AM
Yeah, I can add it for completeness, but my understanding is that it is a stylised manga take on the Black Flag storyline. Technically not done by Titan either, just published. Anyhow, in terms of story analysis and discussion I doubt it has much of interest to us lore nuts seeking new story content.

SixKeys
08-13-2016, 01:22 AM
Darby rejected the manga adaptation as non-canon when it came out. Apparently the whole thing was kept short because Ubi had communication issues with the manga creators due to language barriers. Maybe that's why it's so different from the game.

Sorrosyss
08-13-2016, 01:07 PM
Thanks SixKeys, I suspected that would be the case. I've put it on the list, but I see no point to covering it here amongst the new lore discussions.

Sorrosyss
08-30-2016, 12:58 PM
Assassins #11.

A great issue! Things are really back on track here, with a large amount of Modern Day content. We learn that Consus is a pretty revered entity within Erudito ('I am the Erudite god') as many suspected, and it was great to see the hacker group return to the lore in such a big fashion. That plus the joining of forces between them and the Brotherhood is quite a big game changer. I found it interesting how much they knew about the Phoenix Project too, even outright stating it was designed to bring back Juno - I wonder if they've been hacking Instruments' accounts too...

I hope Galina's story element will continue, despite her going to another country now. Good to see her back to full fitness as well. Charlotte again showed some excellent leadership skills in brokering the deal between parties. I like the funky ball Animus that Erudito has. Finally, its fun to see Giovanni back in the lore. I'm going to assume we are going to see some more of the Shroud, thus the link to the main Syndicate modern story is getting stronger. I look forward to seeing the next issue, this is a much more promising arc than the last already.

ERICATHERINE
08-30-2016, 08:05 PM
Now THAT's md lore like I like it. ^-^

RVSage
09-06-2016, 07:54 PM
Finally caught up with #11, Without doubt the best Chapter of the comics so far.

The prospective Assassin / Erudito merger is exciting. Feels like consus has a significant role in the upcoming games

Elder-Kalakta
09-13-2016, 08:25 PM
I really look forward to seeing how Charlotte's interactions with Consus proceed. Thanks for this thread, Sorrosyss, it's really detailed and helpful in making me decide to get these comics once the whole story is concluded.

Sorrosyss
09-17-2016, 02:00 PM
Templars #5

Woo! Some modern day. Finally. Now it all starts to make sense, and honestly its pretty interesting to see that Otso has not given up on the great search for the Koh-i-Noor. We now know that from India it somehow reached the hands of this Black Cross. Given his known family, it seems a safe bet that someone in that family line has hidden it somewhere. Now its just a matter of tracking down that individual in the Modern Day.

Its really great to see this comic now tie in to the greater lore. Both titles are now starting to lean on Isu details, and its making them far more thrilling to read. The three tiered story telling (modern day, historical, Isu) has always been when the story telling is strongest in my view. Templars #6 should be interesting.

RVSage
09-17-2016, 06:03 PM
Another nice story line up, hope they answer more questions about the koh-i-noor in coming issues

ERICATHERINE
09-17-2016, 10:20 PM
Yea. Md, at last. I was getting desesperate with this comic. ^-^

Sorrosyss
10-02-2016, 02:16 AM
Titan have revealed a 5th comic series, called Assassin's Creed Apogee. It's set to begin in February, and features Charlotte, Galina and a few familiar faces including Arend Schut and Kiyoshi Takakura.

The series aims to "culminate" the Phoenix Project storyline. Whilst I'm excited to see that element as the basis, I can't help but feel a slight worry that we have had several games leading up to the Phoenix Project occurring. I'm not sure how I'm gonna feel if we end up seeing Juno reborn (or defeated) outside of a major game release. Well, robbed for sure. I'd genuinely worry about the direction of the modern day within the franchise. Such a move would almost smack of wrapping up old ends and starting over with the modern day. I'd like to hope that's not the case.

ERICATHERINE
10-02-2016, 03:03 AM
...l if we end up seeing Juno reborn (or defeated) outside of a major game release.

It better not happen ubi. The video game started this. The video game have to Finnish this.

TheHumanTowel
10-02-2016, 03:27 AM
Such a move would almost smack of wrapping up old ends and starting over with the modern day. I'd like to hope that's not the case.
I kind of hope they do do this. The modern day's become far too convoluted and meandering and is need of serious streamlining and refocusing. The movie is taking inspiration from the older AC games with the animus being in a lab and the bleeding effect happening and none of the mad animus as a video games console stuff that came later. And I think the games should follow suit but they need to drop a load of baggage.

Joshua0892
10-02-2016, 09:16 AM
If we end up seeing Juno reborn (or defeated) outside of a major game release.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umDr0mPuyQc

SixKeys
10-02-2016, 12:13 PM
I kind of hope they do do this. The modern day's become far too convoluted and meandering and is need of serious streamlining and refocusing. The movie is taking inspiration from the older AC games with the animus being in a lab and the bleeding effect happening and none of the mad animus as a video games console stuff that came later. And I think the games should follow suit but they need to drop a load of baggage.

^ This. On the one hand it would definitely feel like a copout to have that resolution happen outside the games, but I am just so sick of the Juno plot by now, I just want it to be over. She has done bugger-all in the last three years, I don't care about her and her empty threats anymore. Maybe if they tie up her nonsense in the comics, Empire can start fresh with a new, interesting modern day focus.

RVSage
10-04-2016, 10:27 PM
Assassin's Creed Locus #1 ,returns to Evie Frye, introduces new PoE called "Prongs of Eden"

Joshua0892
10-05-2016, 03:48 PM
I'm glad there is some action in the Modern Day here. I wish the games had that more:(

Nerdman3000
10-05-2016, 06:16 PM
So spoiler alert to the new issue but:

Ezio actually shows up in the new issue, which shows him in the time between Revelations and Embers.

Joshua0892
10-05-2016, 06:51 PM
So spoiler alert to the new issue but:

Ezio actually shows up in the new issue, which shows him in the time between Revelations and Embers.

Holy **** 0_0

Elder-Kalakta
10-06-2016, 02:22 AM
Assassin's Creed Locus #1 ,returns to Evie Frye, introduces new PoE called "Prongs of Eden"

Interesting! What do they do?

RVSage
10-06-2016, 04:31 PM
Interesting! What do they do?

The use case has not been detailed, but hinted some kind off control good enough to rig elections

Sorrosyss
10-07-2016, 01:00 AM
The use case has not been detailed, but hinted some kind off control good enough to rig elections

Mmm they have. The comic continues the story from the Last Descendants novel. The Prongs of Eden are actually the three 'daggers' of the Trident of Eden. Each has a different ability, inspiring fear, devotion, and faith. The argument is that varied great leaders of history have been in possession of these daggers.

Anyhoo, I've updated with the two latest comics.

Going back to Locus #1 - I didn't really feel this comic at all. Not keen on the art syle, and there was very little explanation to the Modern Day given for readers whom likely have not read the novel - it just assumes that you have. Fortunately I have, but even then you are left to guess who certain characters are as their names are not mentioned save for Sean's. Greyling is pretty dull thus far, but I suppose we have to give it a chance. I'll admit I groaned a little when I saw mention of a Precursor box. I wonder what magical powers they will inherit next? ;)

Assassins #12. Eh, bit of a step backwards. Historical sections were in differing time points. A lot less Modern Day, and then on top of that it was split between two differing locations meaning that we got little development for Charlotte or Galina's plotlines. Still, it was fun to see Ezio again. Can't help but feel that his appearance is a little too conincidental given the upcoming Ezio collection. It appears the final arc is only 4 issues long, which means we've covered 50% of it already. Mmmm. Makes you wonder what will end up in Apogee after this, as the story seemed to rapidly stall here.

RVSage
10-11-2016, 08:13 PM
Yet to read the novel, Guess I have to catch up with it. soon

Sorrosyss
10-22-2016, 07:10 PM
Two updates again this week.

Locus 2# - Very little Modern Day this week. We're honestly no closer to any answers than we were last issue, and Greyling's story is still a bit of a bore for me. I was a bit surprised to see Blighters again, as I assumed that the Rooks would have likely dismantled them pretty quickly after the death of Starrick. We also still don't know the name of the female assailant, and the issue again struggles with assigning names to people in conversations. As this marks the halfway point, I have to say that this is arguably the weakest of the three Titan series so far.

Templars 6# - A new arc, and a pretty strong opening issue. We are introduced to a new character in the modern day, whom is an elderly man. Nice to see some inclusivity in that regard. Otso and Violet are still chasing after the Koh-i-Noor via the Black Cross bloodline, but there was a couple of interesting things I noticed. One was Caitlin Gift - evidently some sort of family relation to Darius. She's obviously got some part to play here later. Finally, we see Violet Da Costa working privately, and it seems pretty clear that she is uploading evidence to the Instruments of The First Will - and more likely Juno herself. Could we be about to see Violet's cover blown? Exciting times.

Bonus Further thought - Looking at both issues here. I can't help but shake this odd feeling that they may be going to introduce the Animus as healing Sean's disability through the Bleeding Effect. There was a lot of attention made to the use of his legs in the novel, and I wonder if this is where it is heading. As further evidence, we saw the 72 year old Andre Bolden overpower two guards with ease following his Animus trip. Naturally, a former soldier would likely still be a physically imposing man at that age, but Otso directly chalked up his new found power to the Bleeding Effect. It begs the question of just how much an Animus can actually physically heal a person...

ERICATHERINE
10-23-2016, 03:43 AM
Van der Graff, huh? Maybe it's a descendant of Milo Van der Graff, who gave naval side missions in letters given to Edward Kenway in forts. ^-^

Sorrosyss
11-18-2016, 12:58 AM
Two updates again this week.

Templars #7. Eh, not much happened here. We found out Solomon may not have been the Black Cross at the time at all, and Violet continues to try and stop Andre finding out much about their secrets. This issue very much felt like filler alas. Hopefully the next will bring some more progression, and Juno!

Locus #3. Naming issues continue, with several characters introduced but no names assigned to them. (Just plain odd honestly) Historical elements basically repeated the same plot of the last comic, so that was disappointing - oh look, the assailant escapes again, and Tommy is in pursuit, again. Sigh. Was kind of interesting to see Natalya trying to cause a mini revolution amongst the teenagers, but with only one more issue left now, I can't see it coming to anything honestly.

Sorrosyss
11-23-2016, 03:09 PM
Assassins #13. A good issue, enjoyed this one! Little bit of everything here, Isu too, and you can really feel the end of the storyline creeping up on us now. Consus's message is fascinating though;



My words are for the watcher, who soon become the shepherd.

Your enemy seems manifest child, but the mountain's glimmer calls to many. Its summit shall see her true awakening.

You must let the wolf dwell with the lamb.


This could be interpreted in many ways. I'd suggest that the lamb is the Brotherhood, with Charlotte being the shepherd as a new leader/mentor? In that case, the wolf is most likely the Templars themselves. I suggested this in the past, the only way that Juno can likely be defeated is by a truce between the great factions. Thats what I take away from this anyway. As for the mountain... the summit... I really don't know what to suggest. The Aerie from Last Descendants? Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania (the supposed location of Eden)? Fascinating, but this is clearly the build up to the next comic series starting in February.

It really does pain me on reflection though. I've wanted to see these modern day plotlines realised within the games themselves. I'm really not sure how much I'm going to enjoy seeing the conclusion to the Phoenix Project played out within the comics. One way to find out I suppose. I'm just sad that we'll likely never get to play as Charlotte or Galina now, especially as their plotline had so much potential. Oh well, maybe Netflix will pick it up someday. ;)

ERICATHERINE
11-23-2016, 06:39 PM
Assassins #13. A good issue, enjoyed this one! Little bit of everything here, Isu too, and you can really feel the end of the storyline creeping up on us now. Consus's message is fascinating though;




This could be interpreted in many ways. I'd suggest that the lamb is the Brotherhood, with Charlotte being the shepherd as a new leader/mentor? In that case, the wolf is most likely the Templars themselves. I suggested this in the past, the only way that Juno can likely be defeated is by a truce between the great factions. Thats what I take away from this anyway. As for the mountain... the summit... I really don't know what to suggest. The Aerie from Last Descendants? Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania (the supposed location of Eden)? Fascinating, but this is clearly the build up to the next comic series starting in February.

It really does pain me on reflection though. I've wanted to see these modern day plotlines realised within the games themselves. I'm really not sure how much I'm going to enjoy seeing the conclusion to the Phoenix Project played out within the comics. One way to find out I suppose. I'm just sad that we'll likely never get to play as Charlotte or Galina now, especially as their plotline had so much potential. Oh well, maybe Netflix will pick it up someday. ;)

Isn't another book supposed to show Galina? I think you have puted a picture of it in the first comment of the thread. ^-^

ERICATHERINE
11-23-2016, 06:42 PM
Assassin's Creed: Defiance
http://i.imgur.com/wbWkG4B.jpg
[I]Coming Soon

Here is what I'm talking about. ^-^

Sorrosyss
11-23-2016, 10:00 PM
Yes, but what I meant was after that new comic concludes - that will be where this storyline will theoretically end. And in short, I'd have much preferred to play it out within a game.

ERICATHERINE
11-24-2016, 03:15 AM
Yes, but what I meant was after that new comic concludes - that will be where this storyline will theoretically end. And in short, I'd have much preferred to play it out within a game.

Me too. The Assassin titan comic could have been a great game. At last, the md could have been something else than just a video or us playing as a floating tablet.

Sorrosyss
12-10-2016, 04:49 PM
Templars #8. This was an okay entry. There was a decent amount of Modern Day, and it was interesting to see Violet outright conspiring in the shadows - presumably with another member of the Instruments. With the next issue culminating the series, its interesting to see where this might be going. You'd be hard pressed not to assume that Otso is going to have to kill Violet. Will Juno reveal herself to save Violet? By all accounts we should see the Koh-i-noor in the next issue. Its been a very short arc, and its kind of obvious that some shortcuts have been made with the story in my view. This may well be because a decision was made to finalise the Phoenix Project with the Defiance title. As such, if nothing much happens in the final issue I wouldn't be that surprised either. Guess we'll see next month.

Next release is Last Descendants #4 in a few weeks.

RVSage
12-12-2016, 07:25 AM
Yup, templars #8 is kinda dull. But so far, the black cross is the best new element in the AC universe. Answers the question who watches the watchers?

Joshua0892
12-15-2016, 04:57 PM
Seriously we are gonna end the Phoenix Project in the comics? Why do I even bother with the MD in the games anymore

Sorrosyss
12-16-2016, 01:57 PM
The word used was 'culmination'. Whilst that generally would suggest an end, it may not necessarily be the end of the story thread. The objective of the Project was to sequence Precursor (Isu) DNA in order to use an Animus to dial the machine back 75,000 to 165,000 years back. By all accounts, at the end of Syndicate, Abstergo are practically at the point that they can create an engineered Isu body - which Juno's followers are looking to make as her new body.

The culmination could literally be her returning to a body. I think it was pretty much assumed that would be the case by the ominous warnings by her in Syndicate, so it would be small surprise to see her in the flesh in the next game. For the lore nuts, we'll get to see how that came to be. For main gamers, she'll finally be here and a real threat once more.

I may be painting events far more positively than the reality, but that's my hope. The alternative is Juno is defeated before she is reborn, and her story ends there. It'd be a massive cop out, but when the 'reboot' word has been uttered so much for the next game, it may well be that the Modern Day is getting a literal clean slate. If that is the case, i'm not quite sure why they bothered with the foreshadowing from AC4 to Syndicate, but I guess we'll find out soon enough.

RA503
12-16-2016, 03:36 PM
What day is the release of the '' Phoenix Project Culmination'' comic ?

I hope its ends with Juno gain a new body and and the comic release coincide with the announcement of the new game ...

Sorrosyss
12-16-2016, 10:29 PM
Early February I believe. I'll keep the OP updated as I find out more, as I think it's safe to say it's the title most people are interested in. I also believe it's called 'Uprising' now too.

Elder-Kalakta
12-20-2016, 04:39 PM
Assassin's Creed: Defiance (formerly Apogee) has had another title change. It's now called Assassin's Creed: Uprising.

And a short preview with some covers of the second issue are shown here.

http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/Assassin's_Creed:_Uprising


Early February I believe. I'll keep the OP updated as I find out more, as I think it's safe to say it's the title most people are interested in. I also believe it's called 'Uprising' now too.

Well, that'll teach me to read the latest replies... :p

SoulOfEden
12-22-2016, 09:09 AM
Early February I believe. I'll keep the OP updated as I find out more, as I think it's safe to say it's the title most people are interested in. I also believe it's called 'Uprising' now too.

It is worthy to note that there has been a new Titan Comic Series announced called Assassin's Creed Reflections which features Ezio Auditore Da Firenze, Altair Ibn l'ahad, Edward Kenway and Connor Kenway.

Further please update the thread with Assassin's Creed Locus #4 Synopsis.

Thanks:cool:

Sorrosyss
12-22-2016, 09:15 AM
Yus, I've received Locus #4 now, so I'll get on that soonest. Busy time of year, but bear with me ;) I still need to update the OP for Uprising (correction) and Reflections too.

Sorrosyss
12-24-2016, 10:34 PM
Locus #4. Well, I've not hidden my distaste for this series throughout, but its ended in a very weak fashion. The Piece of Eden was ultimately manuscript pages, which we kind of knew, but after following Tommy's story the pages were destroyed. As such, Tommy achieved nothing, and nor did Sean in the Modern Day. The whole response from all of the characters was "oh well."

From a narrative standpoint then, the Locus series really didn't bring anything to the table. It served in my mind simply as a filler tale between the two Last Descendants books. In that regard it succeeded, but the story it told was ultimately pointless and served next to nothing in the grand scheme of lore. With Evie and Henry present and able to be used, they were criminally absent for the majority of the historical scenes despite being plastered all over the covers. All in all this was a weak line, and I'm actually thankful it has ended at this point.

Onto Assassins #14 next week - the finale to Charlotte's arc. I'll be reading that one with great interest...

Elder-Kalakta
12-24-2016, 11:28 PM
I was going to ask you if Locus was worth getting, but after reading the plots and your thoughts, I think it's not something that'll interest me. No Isu stuff and no Pieces of Eden and not much in the way of a plot either.

I definitely look forward to Charlotte's final arc, I really enjoyed that comic series so far and the ending of the last issue was really intense. I have started Templars because that one will be relevant to the upcoming comic arc "Uprising" which has me super excited due to it focusing on the Phoenix Project. I am enjoying Templars so far, it's pretty good and the Black Cross is quite cool. I like the concept of him and that he maintains order within the Templars because it is always something I felt was flawed about them, their predilection for corruption. So seeing an inner Assassin of sorts among them making sure that 'they' don't step out of line is such a cool and intriguing concept.

The only reason I started reading Charlotte's comics was because I heard that Consus appeared in them for a few panels. ;) Then just got hooked onto the series as a whole and wanted to see what happens next.

ERICATHERINE
12-28-2016, 06:28 AM
Locus #4. Well, I've not hidden my distaste for this series throughout, but its ended in a very weak fashion. The Piece of Eden was ultimately manuscript pages, which we kind of knew, but after following Tommy's story the pages were destroyed. As such, Tommy achieved nothing, and nor did Sean in the Modern Day. The whole response from all of the characters was "oh well."

From a narrative standpoint then, the Locus series really didn't bring anything to the table. It served in my mind simply as a filler tale between the two Last Descendants books. In that regard it succeeded, but the story it told was ultimately pointless and served next to nothing in the grand scheme of lore. With Evie and Henry present and able to be used, they were criminally absent for the majority of the historical scenes despite being plastered all over the covers. All in all this was a weak line, and I'm actually thankful it has ended at this point.

Onto Assassins #14 next week - the finale to Charlotte's arc. I'll be reading that one with great interest...

Well, at least, thanks to this series of ac comics, we learned the existence of the trident of eden and it's purpose. ^-^

Sorrosyss
12-28-2016, 11:13 AM
From the main Last Descendants novel, sure. But the mini comic series brought nothing to the table.

Sorrosyss
12-28-2016, 05:42 PM
Assassins #14. The end of Charlotte's debut comic line. Only it really didn't end very much. As many suspected, several plot points were left up in the air and will seemingly be answered within the Uprising title.

That being said, when we look back on Charlotte's journey from the first issue to the last, she achieved quite a bit;

- She experienced the genetic memories of several ancestors.
- She joined the Assassin Brotherhood.
- She became a competent and respected leader, with even the reckless Galina falling in line.
- She brokered a partnership between Erudito and the Brotherhood with very little knowledge of either.
- She gained substantial Assassin training from multiple bleeding effects.
- She has a high value of precursor DNA, including some very exclusive and unexplained powers.
- She was delivered a direct message from Consus, highlighting her importance in future events.

As she is likely to now go off and meet Gavin Banks and other prominent members of the Assassin leadership, its been quite a personal journey for this new heroine. I hope that Ubisoft won't waste all of this character development, and not feature her in the next game. In my honest opinion, there is enough here to warrant giving her the position of the new Modern Day protagonist. For those who are interested, her back story is here plain to see. Otherwise, those who play the game should see a confident and able modern day Assassin who still has a lot to learn about the current situtation. Seems a good fit to me.

Anyhoo, up next is the Templar finale at the end of January. We should finally know the identity of the modern day Black Cross. The events of that issue will no doubt reflect onto Uprising as well. Least we will see some payoff hopefully.

Sorrosyss
01-26-2017, 12:17 AM
Templars #9. And so the great Templar focused comic ends. As with the Assassin's line though, alot has been left unresolved and one has to assume now that alot of that story really has been shifted to the Uprising line.

As with the issue itself, I feel overall the series didn't really bring that much new to the table. The first few issues really struggled without a Modern Day element to tie them together. Once Otso got involved and it was revealed that he was looking for the Koh-i-noor, then things got more interesting. But with half the series already gone at that point, it was always going to be a struggle to fit things in.

On the plus side, we did get to see Violet conducting Instrument activity, and it is clear now that Otso knows she has been lying to him. Her fate seems sealed at this point. Of course we also have Otso becoming the new Modern Day Black Cross. I surmised when the comic line was first announced that if anyone resembled a Black Cross in the Modern Day, it would definitely be him. He has been acting as a kind of enforcer within the Templar Order for some time, so it really makes sense. Still, it was fun to see things from the other side, and proof if anyone ever doubted it that the Templar Order has plenty of lore opportunities to give a compelling storyline should Ubisoft choose to lean on it in the future. There is certainly a fan appetite for it.

So, thats three series down now. Next week - Uprising begins. Out of all the comics created by Titan, this will be the one that I think will give us our first indicators of what the Modern Day has in store for us within the next game title. With Charlotte, Galina, and Otso all on board, plus the promise of the end of the Phoenix Project, I will be following it with great interest.

Sorrosyss
02-02-2017, 12:43 AM
Uprising #1. Well, its finally arrived. Honestly, I felt this was a really strong opening issue! Completely focused on the Modern Day, it reintroduces several fan favourites, and finally ties in the storylines of the previous comic lines to the wider 'game' Modern Day story. I only really have one complaint, and that is that the issue fully assumes that you have read both the Assassins and Templar's comics. If you intend to start Uprising, you are highly advised to read the previous comic lines first.

Alot happened in this issue, but there are some pretty major and fascinating things going on. The son of Desmond Miles makes his first appearance in the franchise - and yes being a Sage he has heterochromia.

http://i.imgur.com/0rainwh.png

Following Isabelle Ardant's untimely death, it would appear that her plan to contain the boy was never put into fruition, and he was instead spirited away by the Instruments of The First Will - and seemingly hidden within a former Phoenix Project facility. What is even more interesting is that the boy's protectors are clearly Assassins. As they actively attack Charlotte and the Brotherhood, we must conclude that these Assassins are now also a part of the Juno Cult. With their hands in both factions now, the Instruments are evidently growing in power and resources. Take for example, that their Assassins are using Abstergo tech to improve their hidden blades into super duper plasma blades. :p As a closet Instrument fan, I found this whole turn of events absolutely thrilling. If anyone can unravel this mystery, it will be Otso 'Black Cross' Berg who is clearly convinced that Violet is a traitor.

This all begs another question though. Is the boy already manifesting himself as Aita? Given how guarded he is, I would have to conclude that he already is. How on earth does he already recognize Charlotte when he has never met her, yet says hello again? We know that Charlotte has shown some unusual skills in previous comics, but does her bloodline perhaps go all the way back to the Isu as well - to the point that even the great Aita recognises her? Veryyyy interesting!

With both factions looking into this perplexing situation it sets up the follow up issue really well, and is clearly laying the ground work for the Modern Day portion of the next game. Its great to finally get to the point that we are properly continuing the story threads that were left by Syndicate, and so pleased to see that Charlotte and Galina are both leading the charge. I look forward to next month!

ERICATHERINE
02-02-2017, 04:32 AM
Uprising #1. Well, its finally arrived. Honestly, I felt this was a really strong opening issue! Completely focused on the Modern Day, it reintroduces several fan favourites, and finally ties in the storylines of the previous comic lines to the wider 'game' Modern Day story. I only really have one complaint, and that is that the issue fully assumes that you have read both the Assassins and Templar's comics. If you intend to start Uprising, you are highly advised to read the previous comic lines first.

Alot happened in this issue, but there are some pretty major and fascinating things going on. The son of Desmond Miles makes his first appearance in the franchise - and yes being a Sage he has heterochromia.

http://i.imgur.com/0rainwh.png

Following Isabelle Ardant's untimely death, it would appear that her plan to contain the boy was never put into fruition, and he was instead spirited away by the Instruments of The First Will - and seemingly hidden within a former Phoenix Project facility. What is even more interesting is that the boy's protectors are clearly Assassins. As they actively attack Charlotte and the Brotherhood, we must conclude that these Assassins are now also a part of the Juno Cult. With their hands in both factions now, the Instruments are evidently growing in power and resources. Take for example, that their Assassins are using Abstergo tech to improve their hidden blades into super duper plasma blades. :p As a closet Instrument fan, I found this whole turn of events absolutely thrilling. If anyone can unravel this mystery, it will be Otso 'Black Cross' Berg who is clearly convinced that Violet is a traitor.

This all begs another question though. Is the boy already manifesting himself as Aita? Given how guarded he is, I would have to conclude that he already is. How on earth does he already recognize Charlotte when he has never met her, yet says hello again? We know that Charlotte has shown some unusual skills in previous comics, but does her bloodline perhaps go all the way back to the Isu as well - to the point that even the great Aita recognises her? Veryyyy interesting!

With both factions looking into this perplexing situation it sets up the follow up issue really well, and is clearly laying the ground work for the Modern Day portion of the next game. Its great to finally get to the point that we are properly continuing the story threads that were left by Syndicate, and so pleased to see that Charlotte and Galina are both leading the charge. I look forward to next month!

Well, in that case, I guess we can forget about Desmond's son being the next ac game's protagonist. Still, I have to agree it sounds promising. Do you know if we can now give a proper name to Desmond's son?


Take for example, that their Assassins are using Abstergo tech to improve their hidden blades into super duper plasma blades. :p


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAgHeqxpXVk

It seems we aren't that far from an ac game like this video, if you're right. This would be so great. ^-^

ArmanYeghoyan
02-02-2017, 11:25 AM
Some rumors from 2ch.com

1.Desmond's son name is Raymond Miles
2.The new assassins cult call themselves Cyber-Assassins or Neo-Brotherhood
That's all:)

Sorrosyss
02-02-2017, 01:57 PM
Well, in that case, I guess we can forget about Desmond's son being the next ac game's protagonist. Still, I have to agree it sounds promising. Do you know if we can now give a proper name to Desmond's son?

No name given yet. To be honest, I had the same reaction with regards to his being a potential protagonist. The games are pretty much always from the Assassins standpoint (Rogue and Liberation aside) so it would be unusual to portray this individual in this new faction. Unless he gets taken by the Assassins of course. I do get the vibes of an antagonist from him though, especially if Aita is already awakened.


Some rumors from 2ch.com

1.Desmond's son name is Raymond Miles
2.The new assassins cult call themselves Cyber-Assassins or Neo-Brotherhood
That's all:)

I like rumours. Seems a fitting name, but if Desmond supposedly didn't know of the child, I'd have thought he would have the mother's surname - as they never married.

Cyber Assassins - eh it fits I guess. Bit tacky though.

Thanks for sharing though! Feel free to pass me the link by PM if you like. :)

Sajn12
02-02-2017, 02:24 PM
Well, if Desmond's son would be antagonist, and it seems he would be, it makes sense that Violet will join this cult, which is standing for Juno. In that case, Templars and Assassins might cooperate against Juno and Aita, whether they like it or not.

SoulOfEden
02-02-2017, 04:30 PM
Uprising #1. Well, its finally arrived. Honestly, I felt this was a really strong opening issue! Completely focused on the Modern Day, it reintroduces several fan favourites, and finally ties in the storylines of the previous comic lines to the wider 'game' Modern Day story. I only really have one complaint, and that is that the issue fully assumes that you have read both the Assassins and Templar's comics. If you intend to start Uprising, you are highly advised to read the previous comic lines first.

Alot happened in this issue, but there are some pretty major and fascinating things going on. The son of Desmond Miles makes his first appearance in the franchise - and yes being a Sage he has heterochromia.

http://i.imgur.com/0rainwh.png

Following Isabelle Ardant's untimely death, it would appear that her plan to contain the boy was never put into fruition, and he was instead spirited away by the Instruments of The First Will - and seemingly hidden within a former Phoenix Project facility. What is even more interesting is that the boy's protectors are clearly Assassins. As they actively attack Charlotte and the Brotherhood, we must conclude that these Assassins are now also a part of the Juno Cult. With their hands in both factions now, the Instruments are evidently growing in power and resources. Take for example, that their Assassins are using Abstergo tech to improve their hidden blades into super duper plasma blades. :p As a closet Instrument fan, I found this whole turn of events absolutely thrilling. If anyone can unravel this mystery, it will be Otso 'Black Cross' Berg who is clearly convinced that Violet is a traitor.

This all begs another question though. Is the boy already manifesting himself as Aita? Given how guarded he is, I would have to conclude that he already is. How on earth does he already recognize Charlotte when he has never met her, yet says hello again? We know that Charlotte has shown some unusual skills in previous comics, but does her bloodline perhaps go all the way back to the Isu as well - to the point that even the great Aita recognises her? Veryyyy interesting!

With both factions looking into this perplexing situation it sets up the follow up issue really well, and is clearly laying the ground work for the Modern Day portion of the next game. Its great to finally get to the point that we are properly continuing the story threads that were left by Syndicate, and so pleased to see that Charlotte and Galina are both leading the charge. I look forward to next month!

Do we all remember the encounter of Juhani Otso Berg with Consus in Gramatica's Lab through the shroud? (I am talking about one of the audio file in Syndicate). Well he clearly stated that "HE WHO IS THE IMAGE OF AITA...HE WILL HERALD HER RETURN!!!". By this he meant that this boy who is the image of Aita...he will bring Juno to life. And then, Juno will enslave the whole of humanity. Further, in the last audio file of the Syndicate, Isabelle Ardant confirms that Desmond's son is a Sage. I suppose that is the reason why Consus wanted to give a very important message to Charlotte through Giovanni Borgia in the animus. I can clearly see the story unfolding in the upcoming issues of the Uprising comic. Desmond's son is finally going to bring Juno back and the Templars and Assassins will join forces for once to defeat her. I am really hungry for the upcoming issues. Very interesting....

Nerdman3000
02-02-2017, 04:37 PM
Poor Desmond. Even when he's dead his son is going to bring about the end of the world. :p

Mr.Black24
02-02-2017, 06:03 PM
Poor Desmond. Even when he's dead his son is going to bring about the end of the world. :p

Desmond's son is...anti-Desmond. The Anti-Christ to Desmond's Jesus Christ....

Damm dude lol this is getting deep.

I just really hope tho that he doesn't die, that the Assassins can save his mind and have him be the one to finish of Juno once and for all. The irony and deliciousness of that would be amazing!

Sorrosyss
02-02-2017, 08:19 PM
Poor Desmond. Even when he's dead his son is going to bring about the end of the world. :p

Haha! So it would seem.

"The sun. Your son."

Two fated warnings from Clay maybe.

Joshua0892
02-03-2017, 06:15 PM
I hoped he will appear in the upcoming game ooh well maybe it will or it will not at least we got something with Desmonds son after so many years

Elder-Kalakta
02-03-2017, 11:24 PM
I just started reading this and something strange is afoot about the advertisement right on the first page of the story.

At first I thought it's like them big screens you find in Times Square until I noticed a holographic hand reaching outwards from the woman on the screen.

And then I remembered one of the people behind this comic mentioning in an interview that there's a little "time jump" ahead.

So I am wondering, is this set further than 2017? I mean, holographic advertisements, Black Cross' advanced looking suit, those super heated blades... some really high tech stuff here. :p Also, in that picture, Desmond's son looks a bit older than a 10 year old, when was that talk between Ardant and Grammatica again? That's when the kid was 10, he's probably somewhere in his teens by now I think.

Anyway, back to reading. I just felt like voicing these thoughts as there's something very advanced looking about the tech here. I know Brahman had some super high techy stuff and that's meant to be in 2013. It's just that hologram advert caught me of guard a bit. I understand Templars and Assassins using tech which isn't on the market though.

SixKeys
02-04-2017, 02:20 AM
If nothing else, Desmond's son being older definitely indicates a time jump. It would be awesome if in the games we could have another MD plot that's counting down to some future event.

Elder-Kalakta
02-04-2017, 04:11 AM
Yeah, also I noticed that Charlotte doesn't have that shaved patch on the side of her hair, and Galina's hair is longer, below her shoulders whereas in the previous comic she had shorter hair above her shoulders. I don't know how quickly hair grows on people, but I am certain it'd take quite a while to reach the length it is. :p

But yes, I think we'll need more pictures of Desmond's son to get a better look at just how much older he looks.

I also agree, it'd be cool to see another MD game that is counting down to something in the future. What do you imagine they'd be counting down towards? The first few had 2012 to look forward to.

SoulOfEden
02-04-2017, 06:05 AM
Yes...something creepy is clearly wrong with that advertisement. But maybe it is one of the many dragon kites and lanterns that are a part of that Dragon Festival going on at the time in Hong Kong. It had been mentioned in the comics about that festival being going on.

Sorrosyss
02-04-2017, 06:01 PM
Yeah, also I noticed that Charlotte doesn't have that shaved patch on the side of her hair, and Galina's hair is longer, below her shoulders whereas in the previous comic she had shorter hair above her shoulders. I don't know how quickly hair grows on people, but I am certain it'd take quite a while to reach the length it is. :p

But yes, I think we'll need more pictures of Desmond's son to get a better look at just how much older he looks.



I noticed Galina's hair as well. In fact if you look at her last appearance in Assassins #14 versus Uprising...

http://i.imgur.com/ZDxX2r2.png

I'd say thats a good 4 - 5 inches longer? The average person takes a year to grow 6 inches of hair, so its certainly interesting. The comics are deliberately vague on specific dates, other than we know that Charlotte started her adventures in September 2015. And at some point in 2016 she was stranded on a remote island. Its possible that was really early in 2016, and we have literally just jumped to the present in 2017. Galina's hair length would tally up with that. Unless of course she got extensions...

As for Desmond's son...

http://i.imgur.com/YZp5j7Z.png

Mmm well he was described as 10 years old in an audio file from 2015. We don't know when that was recorded though. Lets say it was perhaps in January of 2015, he'd now be 12. Could be about right I guess.

As Otso is only just starting his Black Cross activities, and My'Shell is still training with Galina, I'd say if there is a time jump it is only a matter of months - and definitely still in 2017 by all accounts.

Sorrosyss
02-06-2017, 01:51 PM
As a follow up on some of these points, the lovely Anouk Bachman (Publishing Brand Manager) confirmed to me that Uprising #1 is happening 'now' - February 2017.

She also said that the hologram was simply artistic merit, and that officially they took some liberty with Galina's hair. Unofficially, she got extensions at the suggestion of Shaun Hastings - self proclaimed style expert. ;)

RVSage
02-06-2017, 04:02 PM
That Desmond Miles Son reveal though, geez can't wait for next AC reveal

Sajn12
02-06-2017, 04:32 PM
Does anybody know how many issues will Uprising contain?

Sorrosyss
02-06-2017, 04:39 PM
Last I heard was '10 - 15 issues'. I guess it depends on how the story they've written converts to panels and the subsequent amount of pages.

That being said, if its being carefully timed to end for the November release of a game, ten issues would be about ideal.

Sajn12
02-06-2017, 05:00 PM
So the similiar lenght as Templars and Assassin's Creed. Thank you. :) I already hate this whole month waiting :(

Elder-Kalakta
02-08-2017, 06:01 PM
Sorrosyss, I'm bringing up your favourite topic here.

Do you think Charlotte is Eve? :)

The Sage's quote implies he recognises her. If Charlotte is Eve's "sage", it'd make sense that Aita would recognise her as no doubt every Isu would've heard about the rebel leader.

Charlotte is implied to have a very high amount of Isu DNA and seems to be seen as very unique by some of the characters in the previous comic. I can't wait to see how this all plays out.

Maybe Charlotte might not be a reincarnation, but a descendant of Eve which Aita sensed with his Sixth Sense? (Heresy spoilers although I haven't read the book) doesn't Joan of Arc glow to people who look at her through Eagle Vision due to her insane amount of Isu DNA, highest on record? Maybe Charlotte had a similar effect to Desmond's son when he looked at her, but because he's a Sage, he saw a lot more in her and had the cognitive faculties to process the information.

Ohhh, is it March yet!?

ArmanYeghoyan
02-08-2017, 06:35 PM
Sorrosyss, I'm bringing up your favourite topic here.

Do you think Charlotte is Eve? :)

The Sage's quote implies he recognises her. If Charlotte is Eve's "sage", it'd make sense that Aita would recognise her as no doubt every Isu would've heard about the rebel leader.

Charlotte is implied to have a very high amount of Isu DNA and seems to be seen as very unique by some of the characters in the previous comic. I can't wait to see how this all plays out.

Maybe Charlotte might not be a reincarnation, but a descendant of Eve which Aita sensed with his Sixth Sense? (Heresy spoilers although I haven't read the book) doesn't Joan of Arc glow to people who look at her through Eagle Vision due to her insane amount of Isu DNA, highest on record? Maybe Charlotte had a similar effect to Desmond's son when he looked at her, but because he's a Sage, he saw a lot more in her and had the cognitive faculties to process the information.

Ohhh, is it March yet!?

Ok if Chalotte is Eve (or somehow conected to her) than who is Bishop ? :rolleyes:

Sajn12
02-08-2017, 08:18 PM
Ok if Chalotte is Eve (or somehow conected to her) than who is Bishop ? :rolleyes:

Well, maybe Bishop is just a simple Initiates member. But somewhere I have read, that Rebecca knows something important about her, but swore to tell nothing. However, I never thought she could be Eve.

Charlotte is more likely Eve. Consus contacted her, Desmond's son recognized her... she' has something more than Isu DNA I guess.

Elder-Kalakta
02-08-2017, 08:21 PM
Ok if Chalotte is Eve (or somehow conected to her) than who is Bishop ? :rolleyes:

Not even the Assassins know who she is apart from maybe William Miles.

Sorrosyss
02-08-2017, 11:08 PM
Bishop is Eve? Where'd you read that? ;)

Elder, I was kind of referring to the Eve theory in my Uprising 'review'. In my view, it's something that has been slightly hinted at for awhile and I think more people are starting to see the potential hints now. (I mentioned it way back on the first page (http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/1389564-Assassin-s-Creed-Titan-Comics-Story-Analysis-amp-Discussion-(Spoilers)?p=11377799&viewfull=1#post11377799) of this very thread). The Joan of Arc 'shimmer' hadn't crossed my mind, but you are absolutely right on that great point. If Aita can see that, then it lends some credence to the Eve 'sage' theory too ("Lady Eve" etc). It would certainly explain why Charlotte has golden Eagle Vision and extra abilities like precognition. The koh-i-noor has been all over the Templars Comic line too, so it's starting to gain more importance of late, which is interesting in that it supposedly has to be wielded by an Isu female. A hybrid would certainly fit that bill. "Eve will lead us" once more against Juno.


I think it's yet more evidence that this boy is already Aita. I mean, he was surrounded by multiple people fighting and dying yet he didn't even react at all - completely in control the whole time. I can't see an ordinary child sitting there silently somehow. He didn't exactly look a prisoner either, more so that he was the one leading the troops there gathered. Then of course there is the symbolism of an apple - one of the oldest items we associate with the Isu. I don't think that was coincidence.

ERICATHERINE
02-09-2017, 01:48 AM
Bishop is Eve? Where'd you read that? ;)

Elder, I was kind of referring to the Eve theory in my Uprising 'review'. In my view, it's something that has been slightly hinted at for awhile and I think more people are starting to see the potential hints now. (I mentioned it way back on the first page (http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/1389564-Assassin-s-Creed-Titan-Comics-Story-Analysis-amp-Discussion-(Spoilers)?p=11377799&viewfull=1#post11377799) of this very thread). The Joan of Arc 'shimmer' hadn't crossed my mind, but you are absolutely right on that great point. If Aita can see that, then it lends some credence to the Eve 'sage' theory too ("Lady Eve" etc). It would certainly explain why Charlotte has golden Eagle Vision and extra abilities like precognition. The koh-i-noor has been all over the Templars Comic line too, so it's starting to gain more importance of late, which is interesting in that it supposedly has to be wielded by an Isu female. A hybrid would certainly fit that bill. "Eve will lead us" once more against Juno.


I think it's yet more evidence that this boy is already Aita. I mean, he was surrounded by multiple people fighting and dying yet he didn't even react at all - completely in control the whole time. I can't see an ordinary child sitting there silently somehow. He didn't exactly look a prisoner either, more so that he was the one leading the troops there gathered. Then of course there is the symbolism of an apple - one of the oldest items we associate with the Isu. I don't think that was coincidence.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ssnw2GA657s

ArmanYeghoyan
02-09-2017, 08:25 AM
Bishop is Eve? Where'd you read that? ;)


I read that speculation in russian AC forums,but there are another speculation its say that Bishop maybe Desmond's son mother,if its true it's means a lot,for example that Rebecca hiding her identity from others,even from Shaun,russian fans think that because Desmond trust most Rebecca(and also he trust his secret to her about relationships with Bishop;) ) than Shaun and even his father William.

Sorrosyss
02-11-2017, 03:28 PM
I'm not sure i believe the Bishop being the mother theory, especially as we know the mother walked into an Abstergo building. I can't see her being that crazy somehow. :p

Anyhoo, seems Uprising #2 got delayed a week. Now coming March 8th.

*rocks gently while waiting*

Elder-Kalakta
02-11-2017, 04:10 PM
I'm not sure i believe the Bishop being the mother theory, especially as we know the mother walked into an Abstergo building. I can't see her being that crazy somehow. :p


Yeah, it really doesn't make any sense to me. I think the girl that Desmond slept with is probably someone more naive and ignorant in the going on of the world. Bishop obviously comes off as well informed.


Anyhoo, seems Uprising #2 got delayed a week. Now coming March 8th.

*rocks gently while waiting*

*Stares Precursorly*

http://cdn-uploads.gameblog.fr/images/blogs/30153/180687.jpg

ERICATHERINE
02-11-2017, 09:06 PM
Well, for Desmond's son's mom, I remember hearing a theory that it's the talking girl from 2:52 to 3:52, in this video of Desmond's journey of ac re. ^-^


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFz6C6EicLQ

ArmanYeghoyan
02-11-2017, 10:08 PM
Well, for Desmond's son's mom, I remember hearing a theory that it's the talking girl from 2:52 to 3:52, in this video of Desmond's journey of ac re. ^-^


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFz6C6EicLQ




Hmm.... Interesting :rolleyes:She is sounds like young Bishop for me :D

Sorrosyss
02-23-2017, 12:59 AM
Today I had the pleasure of talking with my friend and fellow lore lover Marco (from Access The Animus (http://www.accesstheanimus.com/)). We discussed the message left by Consus to Charlotte, which we touched on previously under Issue 13 of the Assassins series a few pages back (http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/1389564-Assassin-s-Creed-Titan-Comics-Story-Analysis-amp-Discussion-(Spoilers)?p=12065258&viewfull=1#post12065258). I believe that between us we may have cracked the meaning behind Consus' warning. Lets look at the whole message again;


My words are for the watcher, who soon become the shepherd.

Your enemy seems manifest child, but the mountain's glimmer calls to many. Its summit shall see her true awakening.

You must let the wolf dwell with the lamb.

http://i.imgur.com/WuOwKV2.png

Lets now go through line by line. The "watcher" and "shepherd" clearly refers to Charlotte herself. She is the one observing the events from within an Animus, and following her antics with Erudito has become a leader figure within the Brotherhood too. This symbolism of her as a shepherd is also reflected in the final line, with the Templars being the Wolf, and the Brotherhood the smaller lamb.

http://i.imgur.com/onERbgG.png

But it is the middle line that should have all of our attention. The mountain referred to must be the Koh-i-Noor. Directly translated, its name means 'Mountain of Light' in Persian. This makes complete sense given that the Koh-i-Noor was such a large focus of the Templars comic line as well. This sentence is a warning that there are multiple factions seeking the Piece of Eden, and in my mind this of course includes the Instruments of the First Will. Why? Well... lets look at the final sentence...

"Its summit shall see her true awakening."

This sentence puzzled us for awhile, but it may well be the answer has been staring us in the face all along. A new Abstergo facility has featured across the Titan Comics, the Last Descendants books, and even the Heresy novel. It is known as the Aerie.

http://i.imgur.com/raDHUWD.png

By definition an Aerie is "the nest of a bird on a cliff or a mountaintop." As such, this may well be the 'summit' where Juno herself will be reborn. This makes a lot of sense as the site is run by the Lineage Discovery and Acquisition division of Abstergo, which has been a fundamental part of the Phoenix Project. The symbolism of the legendary bird rising from a nest atop the summit of a mountain cannot be lost on us. Given the events of the Tomb of the Khan novel...

...we found out that the facility has several buildings and areas which are highly guarded and completely off limit but to the highest level of staff. In my opinion, this is where Gramatica is now hiding out and putting the finishing touches to the manually created Isu body.

If we follow the theory that Isaiah is indeed an Instrument, this explains why he was putting so much effort into building up the facility and evidently why he has now abandoned his allegiance to the Templar Order - as he now closes in on completing the Trident of Eden for Juno. For all we know at this point, he could have placed numerous Instruments on the site already as well, effectively wresting control of it from Abstergo.


To conclude then. Our theory on Consus's warning to Charlotte is;


That the Koh-i-Noor holds the key to everything. Many factions seek it, likely including the Instruments.
The Aerie will be the site where Juno is to be reborn.
Charlotte must get the Templars and the Brotherhood to work together to stop Juno. ("Eve will lead us.")



The only real question mark is to how the Koh-i-Noor will come into play. For the moment we don't even know where it is.

Does it have the power to transfer Juno's consciousness to her body?
Does it have to be used to channel other Pieces of Eden such as the Ankh or Shroud to restore Juno? (The Hidden Twelve)
Is it the only item that can stop Juno - and thus is targeted by the Instruments in order to destroy it?

I guess we will find out soon!

ACDumi911
02-23-2017, 05:15 PM
The upcoming cooperation between the Templar and the Assassin seems obvious since a long time : Connor trying cooperation with Haytham, Haytham letters, Arno and Elise chasing a sage (cannot be more obvious) and now I will not be surprise if Charlotte and Otso comes together against the Instruments.

Moreover, given that Subject 16 (Clay) is basically working for Juno and that Desmond son is already Aita, I am wondering if Desmond would play any role in the future (taking in account that is consciousness is in the grey).

I'm really hoping all this action will take place in the next game (with a 3rd person gameplay).

ACDumi911
02-24-2017, 09:38 PM
As a follow up on some of these points, the lovely Anouk Bachman (Publishing Brand Manager) confirmed to me that Uprising #1 is happening 'now' - February 2017.

She also said that the hologram was simply artistic merit, and that officially they took some liberty with Galina's hair. Unofficially, she got extensions at the suggestion of Shaun Hastings - self proclaimed style expert. ;)

Given that it is the dragon festival, these events probably happen in May 2017. Hence, a little jump in the future...

Sorrosyss
02-24-2017, 11:34 PM
The upcoming cooperation between the Templar and the Assassin seems obvious since a long time : Connor trying cooperation with Haytham, Haytham letters, Arno and Elise chasing a sage (cannot be more obvious) and now I will not be surprise if Charlotte and Otso comes together against the Instruments.


Its funny you mention the great truce, as I brought this up a year ago (http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/1380623-Be-you-Assassin-or-Templar-prepare-yourself-for-the-inevitable-unthinkable-truce-Forums). I think its pretty clear that Otso and Charlotte will be teaming up. From the preview panels we've seen of the Reflections comics, he seems to have a new found respect for the Assassins, and given how much he knows about the Isu now he seems the obvious person to be involved.


Given that it is the dragon festival, these events probably happen in May 2017. Hence, a little jump in the future...

Maybe. Or it might just have been artistic liberty. But Anouk stated to me that the comics are supposed to be happening in real time, thus each issue is occurring at the time of publication.

Joshua0892
02-25-2017, 04:24 PM
Today I had the pleasure of talking with my friend and fellow lore lover Marco (from Access The Animus (http://www.accesstheanimus.com/)). We discussed the message left by Consus to Charlotte, which we touched on previously under Issue 13 of the Assassins series a few pages back (http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/1389564-Assassin-s-Creed-Titan-Comics-Story-Analysis-amp-Discussion-(Spoilers)?p=12065258&viewfull=1#post12065258). I believe that between us we may have cracked the meaning behind Consus' warning. Lets look at the whole message again;



http://i.imgur.com/WuOwKV2.png

Lets now go through line by line. The "watcher" and "shepherd" clearly refers to Charlotte herself. She is the one observing the events from within an Animus, and following her antics with Erudito has become a leader figure within the Brotherhood too. This symbolism of her as a shepherd is also reflected in the final line, with the Templars being the Wolf, and the Brotherhood the smaller lamb.

http://i.imgur.com/onERbgG.png

But it is the middle line that should have all of our attention. The mountain referred to must be the Koh-i-Noor. Directly translated, its name means 'Mountain of Light' in Persian. This makes complete sense given that the Koh-i-Noor was such a large focus of the Templars comic line as well. This sentence is a warning that there are multiple factions seeking the Piece of Eden, and in my mind this of course includes the Instruments of the First Will. Why? Well... lets look at the final sentence...

"Its summit shall see her true awakening."

This sentence puzzled us for awhile, but it may well be the answer has been staring us in the face all along. A new Abstergo facility has featured across the Titan Comics, the Last Descendants books, and even the Heresy novel. It is known as the Aerie.

http://i.imgur.com/raDHUWD.png

By definition an Aerie is "the nest of a bird on a cliff or a mountaintop." As such, this may well be the 'summit' where Juno herself will be reborn. This makes a lot of sense as the site is run by the Lineage Discovery and Acquisition division of Abstergo, which has been a fundamental part of the Phoenix Project. The symbolism of the legendary bird rising from a nest atop the summit of a mountain cannot be lost on us. Given the events of the Tomb of the Khan novel...

...we found out that the facility has several buildings and areas which are highly guarded and completely off limit but to the highest level of staff. In my opinion, this is where Gramatica is now hiding out and putting the finishing touches to the manually created Isu body.

If we follow the theory that Isaiah is indeed an Instrument, this explains why he was putting so much effort into building up the facility and evidently why he has now abandoned his allegiance to the Templar Order - as he now closes in on completing the Trident of Eden for Juno. For all we know at this point, he could have placed numerous Instruments on the site already as well, effectively wresting control of it from Abstergo.


To conclude then. Our theory on Consus's warning to Charlotte is;


That the Koh-i-Noor holds the key to everything. Many factions seek it, likely including the Instruments.
The Aerie will be the site where Juno is to be reborn.
Charlotte must get the Templars and the Brotherhood to work together to stop Juno. ("Eve will lead us.")



The only real question mark is to how the Koh-i-Noor will come into play. For the moment we don't even know where it is.

Does it have the power to transfer Juno's consciousness to her body?
Does it have to be used to channel other Pieces of Eden such as the Ankh or Shroud to restore Juno? (The Hidden Twelve)
Is it the only item that can stop Juno - and thus is targeted by the Instruments in order to destroy it?

I guess we will find out soon!

This is cool to read good job keep it up!
I do not hope that Juno returns in a book I would rather see the Aerie in one of the main games with Juno returning but... I do like to see Owens reaction to Juno

ERICATHERINE
03-02-2017, 02:22 AM
Ahh, Sorrosyss, you deceive me to no end, at the moment. Today, I went to my local library to see if the last decendant was available there (which, unfortunately, isn't the case) but then in my research to find a copy that the library could buy, I saw this...


http://www.leslibraires.ca/recherche/?s=Last+descendants

I don't know if you knew about the second one, which is named Tomb of the Khan, but it's obtainable since December 2016.

Ahh, Sorrosyss. I hope you will at least tell us more about it. After all, how could you not after having talked of the comics about it. :p

Sorrosyss
03-02-2017, 10:39 AM
Dearest Erica, I already covered it. ;)

The Last Descendants novels have a seperate analysis thread to try not to cross pollinate spoilers;

http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/1551214-Assassin-s-Creed-Last-Descendants-Novels-Lore-Analysis-and-Discussion-(Spoilers)

ERICATHERINE
03-02-2017, 11:50 PM
Dearest Erica, I already covered it. ;)

The Last Descendants novels have a seperate analysis thread to try not to cross pollinate spoilers;

http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/1551214-Assassin-s-Creed-Last-Descendants-Novels-Lore-Analysis-and-Discussion-(Spoilers)

Lol. Ok, thanks. :nonchalance: :p


http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/1551214-Assassin-s-Creed-Last-Descendants-Novels-Lore-Analysis-and-Discussion-(Spoilers)

There, I just readed it. I think it's quite interesting to say the least. I really hope we use the movie animus in the next game. ^-^

Sorrosyss
03-09-2017, 12:27 AM
Two Updates this week.

Uprising #2
http://i.imgur.com/wkLytWB.png

This was a solid second issue. A few crucial details happened, for one the confirmation that it is indeed the Instruments of the First Will that are coming to the forefront of the story now. Pretty exciting.

Berg's little ruse to disguise his identity as the Black Cross was clever, but I can't shake the thought that it will only last a temporary period at best before he is discovered. Will he make his move against Violet? Stay tuned.

As for Charlotte, it seems her Bleeding Effect is now starting to affect her mentally, to the point she may even be hallucinating. This is quite a change to her composed nature in the previous comic, but it may well spell a troubled end for our heroine - we all remember too well what happened to poor Clay...


Reflections #1
http://i.imgur.com/rZ8ybK0.png

This was a nice comic. It was a pleasant little tale, and it was lovely to see Ezio and Leonardo together one last time. Their scenes in the games always made me smile. :) I liked the way that the writer kept throwing in random Italian into the dialogue, pretty nostalgic.

But what a nice twist ending! The Mona Lisa smile was all due to Ezio! Whoever thought that one up at Ubisoft, deserves a cupcake.

As for Otso, I'm not exactly sure what he would have learned from this tale. Maybe to smile now and then. :p


Anyhoo, both lines are back in early April.

ArmanYeghoyan
03-09-2017, 09:25 AM
Two Updates this week.

Uprising #2
http://i.imgur.com/wkLytWB.png

This was a solid second issue. A few crucial details happened, for one the confirmation that it is indeed the Instruments of the First Will that are coming to the forefront of the story now. Pretty exciting.

Berg's little ruse to disguise his identity as the Black Cross was clever, but I can't shake the thought that it will only last a temporary period at best before he is discovered. Will he make his move against Violet? Stay tuned.

As for Charlotte, it seems her Bleeding Effect is now starting to affect her mentally, to the point she may even be hallucinating. This is quite a change to her composed nature in the previous comic, but it may well spell a troubled end for our heroine - we all remember too well what happened to poor Clay...


Reflections #1
http://i.imgur.com/rZ8ybK0.png

This was a nice comic. It was a pleasant little tale, and it was lovely to see Ezio and Leonardo together one last time. Their scenes in the games always made me smile. :) I liked the way that the writer kept throwing in random Italian into the dialogue, pretty nostalgic.

But what a nice twist ending! The Mona Lisa smile was all due to Ezio! Whoever thought that one up at Ubisoft, deserves a cupcake.

As for Otso, I'm not exactly sure what he would have learned from this tale. Maybe to smile now and then. :p


Anyhoo, both lines are back in early April.

I like Mitsuko Nakamura.She is finally revealed and she is sexy.:rolleyes:

BlueNoctisXIII
03-09-2017, 03:52 PM
My thoughts on Uprising: I still hate the artstyle, but it was nice to see the story advance. I was glad to finally see the Whole Inner Sanctum (and now Mitsuko is a woman, how could Ubisoft could think that that is a male name), i believe that Otso is a bit stern as a father, but moving alone the ending didn't really reveal something we didn't already suspect. I really hope Charlotte is cured from the negative side of the Bleeding effect soon, i rather preferred her old attitude.

My thoughts on Reflections: Now this is an artstyle i can work with. I felt really nostalgic watching Ezio and Leonardo together.The random Italian as a nice touch, but it was little overdone if you ask me, almost as if the writer expected the viewers to speak Italian. Also, Ezio had a fling with La Gioconda....classic. But it was also heartwarming, and even more heartwarming was the fact that her immortalized smile was because of Ezio, so in a way Ezio also lived forever. I can't wait for the next Issue.

Elder-Kalakta
03-09-2017, 04:08 PM
Ok, so as I read this, it turns out that Charlotte has been with the Assassins for two years.

She joined in 2016, so this not in 2017. The comic's set in 2018.

The Precursor genome is meant to be fully sequenced by 2018 according to Unity. It makes sense, the interview with the creators of the comic did say there was a "small time jump." I know Sorrosyss asked and was told this is "now", but it's not really. It is set next year.

Loving it so far! Back to reading.

KevinMurphy
03-09-2017, 04:56 PM
Ok, so as I read this, it turns out that Charlotte has been with the Assassins for two years.

She joined in 2016, so this not in 2017. The comic's set in 2018.

The Precursor genome is meant to be fully sequenced by 2018 according to Unity. It makes sense, the interview with the creators of the comic did say there was a "small time jump." I know Sorrosyss asked and was told this is "now", but it's not really. It is set next year.

Loving it so far! Back to reading.

Actually, that's incorrect. Charolette joined the Assassins in 2015, with the first comic coming out October 2015. So it hasn't quite been 2 full years yet, but that's the way it is. Uprising is confirmed to take place in 2017. If anything, I'd say it takes place later in 2017, to make her "2 years" statement more accurate. It would be great if this comic actually lead directly into the next game.

Elder-Kalakta
03-09-2017, 09:08 PM
Actually, that's incorrect. Charolette joined the Assassins in 2015, with the first comic coming out October 2015. So it hasn't quite been 2 full years yet, but that's the way it is. Uprising is confirmed to take place in 2017. If anything, I'd say it takes place later in 2017, to make her "2 years" statement more accurate. It would be great if this comic actually lead directly into the next game.

That's true, I forgot that the previous comics started in 2015 and then progressed into 2016.

Sorrosyss
03-18-2017, 11:13 AM
Actually, that's incorrect. Charolette joined the Assassins in 2015, with the first comic coming out October 2015. So it hasn't quite been 2 full years yet, but that's the way it is. Uprising is confirmed to take place in 2017. If anything, I'd say it takes place later in 2017, to make her "2 years" statement more accurate. It would be great if this comic actually lead directly into the next game.

I'm pretty sure this is the plan. Uprising will run between 10 and 15 issues, which would either put it roughly to finish around October or March next year. Two prime release date windows. The way I see it they are either going to rebirth Juno so she shows up in the next game straight from the start, or end her plotline completely. Either way would represent a genuine development in the Modern Day and Isu stories.

As a side note, release dates have changed for the next two releases;

Reflections #2 - April 12th
Uprising #3 - April 19th

The wait is real. :p

Nerdman3000
03-22-2017, 04:03 PM
So issue 4 of Reflections is about Connor Kenway. Here's hoping they reveal the deal with Connor's wife and his fate.

Here are images of the covers.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C7hqrxWW4AAqLZK.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C7hqrC_WkAEjNh8.jpg

Sorrosyss
03-22-2017, 07:47 PM
Yep, pretty excited for the Connor one.

Also covers for Uprising #6. I spy a Juno and a Koh-i-noor!

http://i.imgur.com/gyDiVyS.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/JhBv6xS.jpg

Kuiperdolin
03-23-2017, 05:04 PM
Fairly surprising they went with King Washington Connor.

Elder-Kalakta
03-25-2017, 06:00 AM
Yep, pretty excited for the Connor one.
http://i.imgur.com/JhBv6xS.jpg

*Super excited squealing*

I love that cover so much! I hope to see more covers with Juno on them.

Kuiperdolin
03-28-2017, 11:24 PM
Finished vol.1.

Why did Charlotte jump to the conclusion that Querry was Joseph's ancestor ? It seemed very random to me.

SpiritOfNevaeh
04-01-2017, 06:26 PM
Man, that Raton cover is making me fall in love with him again. Sunsetagain's work never ceases to amaze me <3


Fairly surprising they went with King Washington Connor.

I'm just as surprised as you are.

I mean, what could they possibly add to the TOKW storyline if it was all just an illusion of the Apple of Eden?

SoulOfEden
04-13-2017, 07:39 PM
I think we might have another Sage...

https://t.co/353XwxyG7U

Sorrosyss
04-14-2017, 12:51 PM
Reflections #2

Well this was a novel issue. It was nice that it tried to tie into older lore with a few of the Mongolian assassins, and featured the great Genghis Khan. I wasn't expecting this to be an older Altair story, and I think its a bit of a shame that he took a bit of a supporting role here with Darim doing most of the work. With a Sword of Eden present, it would have been nice to see that in action as well - but alas. Still, Edward is up next.

Next week - Uprising! :cool:

Sajn12
04-19-2017, 04:16 PM
So I've done reading Uprising #3. This one really got me into, we can see a man clothed as a hi-tech Assassin, but he is Instrument of Free Will. Charlotte has got into some type of limbo after trying to connect to her Spanish ancestor in the Animus. We can see that she is sitting on some stone - maybe Animus Island? But what is more important is that she said someone is there with her ("they are coming closer") - maybe Desmond and Clay? I really hope so. This one ended in huge cliff-hanger, can't wait for next issue!

And also cover for issue 7 appeared on ComiXology: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/S/cmx-images-prod/Item/514302/514302._SX1280_QL80_TTD_.jpg

Joshua0892
04-19-2017, 07:42 PM
So I've done reading Uprising #3. This one really got me into, we can see a man clothed as a hi-tech Assassin, but he is Instrument of Free Will. Charlotte has got into some type of limbo after trying to connect to her Spanish ancestor in the Animus. We can see that she is sitting on some stone - maybe Animus Island? But what is more important is that she said someone is there with her ("they are coming closer") - maybe Desmond and Clay? I really hope so. This one ended in huge cliff-hanger, can't wait for next issue!

And also cover for issue 7 appeared on ComiXology: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/S/cmx-images-prod/Item/514302/514302._SX1280_QL80_TTD_.jpg

But of course she has a ancestor in Spain was my reaction to reading this nah not a fan of these AC comics hardly like them personally I hope they don't get mentioned in the games like ever.
I only liked Galina in the game lol and I am not fan of the art style I hope the artist from The Fall return so freaking good looking:o

Sorrosyss
04-19-2017, 11:41 PM
Uprising #3

I thought this was a strong issue. Its nice to see that both the Brotherhood and the Templars are becoming acutely aware of the machinations of the Instruments, and I love this buildup to what is fast becoming a new twist on the classic invisible war. The appearance of the Koh-i-noor was most welcome too. Really nice to see that our theory on Consus's message about the 'Mountain's Glimmer' actually turned out to be correct! Go lore team! ;) The interconnectivity of the previous comic lines all coming together like this is really pleasant to see.

The highlight of the issue was indeed the last page though. What a tease! Just who is that standing behind Charlotte in the Animus? We all assume it to be Juno, is she finally to make her appearance next issue? Or is it someone else? They appear to be wearing a hood? Could it be Eve? I can't wait to find out next month. :)

http://i.imgur.com/1MWks4U.png

ACDumi911
04-20-2017, 01:10 AM
I think it's gonna be Clay. The writers talk about the return of a phantom from the past that will be unexpected. Perhaps it will confirms that Clay is actually an instrument of the first himself.

It's look like Guernica has a blade coming out from his phone. Maybe he is the traitor inside the brotherhood right now. And where the hell is going My'Shell !

Elder-Kalakta
04-20-2017, 03:37 AM
Uprising #3

I thought this was a strong issue. Its nice to see that both the Brotherhood and the Templars are becoming acutely aware of the machinations of the Instruments, and I love this buildup to what is fast becoming a new twist on the classic invisible war. The appearance of the Koh-i-noor was most welcome too. Really nice to see that our theory on Consus's message about the 'Mountain's Glimmer' actually turned out to be correct! Go lore team! ;) The interconnectivity of the previous comic lines all coming together like this is really pleasant to see.

The highlight of the issue was indeed the last page though. What a tease! Just who is that standing behind Charlotte in the Animus? We all assume it to be Juno, is she finally to make her appearance next issue? Or is it someone else? They appear to be wearing a hood? Could it be Eve? I can't wait to find out next month. :)

http://i.imgur.com/1MWks4U.png


I'm thinking that it might be either Desmond or Clay.

But you bringing up Eve could be interesting, I can imagine Eve possibly sending her own message to warn us or something. Being a hybrid, I think she won't struggle with sending her own messages via calculations, maybe a bit more effort than Minerva though lol but much less struggle than us humies.

ACDumi911
04-20-2017, 05:10 PM
Uprising #3

I thought this was a strong issue. Its nice to see that both the Brotherhood and the Templars are becoming acutely aware of the machinations of the Instruments, and I love this buildup to what is fast becoming a new twist on the classic invisible war. The appearance of the Koh-i-noor was most welcome too. Really nice to see that our theory on Consus's message about the 'Mountain's Glimmer' actually turned out to be correct! Go lore team! ;) The interconnectivity of the previous comic lines all coming together like this is really pleasant to see.

The highlight of the issue was indeed the last page though. What a tease! Just who is that standing behind Charlotte in the Animus? We all assume it to be Juno, is she finally to make her appearance next issue? Or is it someone else? They appear to be wearing a hood? Could it be Eve? I can't wait to find out next month. :)

http://i.imgur.com/1MWks4U.png

Perhaps the person standing behind Charlotte is one of those Aveline sees with the prophecy disks (at the end of AC Liberation).

ERICATHERINE
04-21-2017, 08:33 AM
Maybe it's Minerva. Since syndicate, we know she had an outfit with a hood. ^-^

Sorrosyss
04-21-2017, 08:42 PM
Just a fun little update on Uprising from Access The Animus. It turns out the high tech Assassin is actually Jasdip Dhami, who was in AC Brahmin - and a text file in Syndicate. So there you have it, what we suspected all along, even the Assassins have defectors joining the Instruments and the cause of Juno. Who will be next? ;)

Eziodagreat
04-22-2017, 02:08 AM
Haven't visited this thread in awhile.. and all I can say is what the hell Ubisoft? Can you make a complete game with the entire story being covered in the same medium?

Your business model sucks, but I guess there are enough suckers that eat up your transmedia garbage.

KevinMurphy
04-22-2017, 05:24 AM
Haven't visited this thread in awhile.. and all I can say is what the hell Ubisoft? Can you make a complete game with the entire story being covered in the same medium?

Your business model sucks, but I guess there are enough suckers that eat up your transmedia garbage.

Don't be such a ****. If you don't like it, fine. But there is absolutely no reason to insult the fans of the transmedia content. Besides, there's no way to put all that content into one game a year. The comics aren't meant to replace the games, but add to them. It allows them to tell more of the story. See the what happens between games. I much prefer being able to see these thing happen in the comics than to just have the events of the past year mentioned in passing by characters in the games.

Sorrosyss
04-22-2017, 12:24 PM
Mmm quite. I appreciate some fans have no interest in the expanded materials and thats fine. There's a summary on the first page for you. However, I for one enjoy the universe and whilst we await the next game, having new lore to enjoy and expand upon the Assassin's Creed IP is very welcome. Keeps things interesting, and gives you a little glimpse into where we are going with the overall story.

Anyhoo, going back to Jasdip, its fun looking back at what he said in 2015...

http://i.imgur.com/jVhdLbq.png
(Credit to my friend Marco (https://twitter.com/Shadow_Markuz))

How far back was he on board the Instruments wagon? You can see he is even trying to deflect attention away from Gramatica, as we know that work is important to finish Juno's body. How many more turncoats are in the Brotherhood? What if someone else turns? Galina? Charlotte?

De La Cruz - Of the cross. Double cross? :p

Hmmm!

Joshua0892
04-23-2017, 04:48 PM
Haven't visited this thread in awhile.. and all I can say is what the hell Ubisoft? Can you make a complete game with the entire story being covered in the same medium?

Your business model sucks, but I guess there are enough suckers that eat up your transmedia garbage.

I agree that somethings should happen in the games and the transmedia is overstuffed but don't be suck a **** to the transmedia.
I am happy we get to see story's outside of the games hell I haven't enjoyed a AC title that much since 2012.
Some family members of my don't play games and are happy with transmedia stuff like novels, comics.

ACDumi911
04-25-2017, 04:35 PM
Mmm quite. I appreciate some fans have no interest in the expanded materials and thats fine. There's a summary on the first page for you. However, I for one enjoy the universe and whilst we await the next game, having new lore to enjoy and expand upon the Assassin's Creed IP is very welcome. Keeps things interesting, and gives you a little glimpse into where we are going with the overall story.

Anyhoo, going back to Jasdip, its fun looking back at what he said in 2015...

http://i.imgur.com/jVhdLbq.png
(Credit to my friend Marco (https://twitter.com/Shadow_Markuz))

How far back was he on board the Instruments wagon? You can see he is even trying to deflect attention away from Gramatica, as we know that work is important to finish Juno's body. How many more turncoats are in the Brotherhood? What if someone else turns? Galina? Charlotte?

De La Cruz - Of the cross. Double cross? :p

Hmmm!

I don't think either Charlotte and Galina will betray the brotherhood. Charlotte will mostly revolutionize by making an alliance with the Templars. Charlotte surname certainly suggesting it.

Elder-Kalakta
04-29-2017, 08:29 PM
I managed to read the comic and something occurred to me.

The figure that was approaching Charlotte at the end, maybe the shadows over her face are weird but it looked like she has curly hair.

Juno doesn't have curly hair. :p

Maybe it is Juno and the "curly hair" is just the art style of the shadows or something.

Sorrosyss
05-13-2017, 02:58 PM
Could be. But then the artist posted this awhile back...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C-5hF_UXgAQTfUT.jpg

The shawl she wore in the games never really went that far forward on the head to make it look like a hood, but perhaps thats intentional on her part - pretending to be an Assassin to Charlotte?

Find out soon I suppose, the next issue is coming May 24th.

Sorrosyss
05-15-2017, 12:20 AM
Reflections #3

A short little tale, but I feel this episode captured Edward's personality really well. The cocky confidence, the wit, and of course his creativity in dealing with situations. The dialogue really came across as something you would hear out of him too, so I was quite impressed with that aspect. It very much focused on his pirate days though, and there was no real Assassin or Templar plot points present. A shame, but it was still nice to see Edward and AdÚwalÚ together again.

SixKeys
05-15-2017, 12:39 AM
Reflections #3

A short little tale, but I feel this episode captured Edward's personality really well. The cocky confidence, the wit, and of course his creativity in dealing with situations. The dialogue really came across as something you would hear out of him too, so I was quite impressed with that aspect. It very much focused on his pirate days though, and there was no real Assassin or Templar plot points present. A shame, but it was still nice to see Edward and AdÚwalÚ together again.

Sounds kind of nice, actually. I wish there were more stories about the protagonists just as themselves, away from the grand conspiracies.

SoulOfEden
05-15-2017, 08:41 AM
I suppose it will be out 17th May 2017. How come you got an early access to the comic?
Happy to read the synopsis of the comic before its release though!
:)

Sorrosyss
05-15-2017, 12:37 PM
It is indeed out Wednesday. But yeah, thanks to a lovely person at Ubi and Titan Comics i'll be doing advance reviews and analysis going forward. One perk of writing an absolute wall of text in the OP. Hehe.

jellejackhammer
05-15-2017, 01:21 PM
It is indeed out Wednesday. But yeah, thanks to a lovely person at Ubi and Titan Comics i'll be doing advance reviews and analysis going forward. One perk of writing an absolute wall of text in the OP. Hehe.

you derserve it!

it's great that you are willing to write all that and even update it for the fans who don't read the comics. so they can keep up.

many thanks for that!

SoulOfEden
05-16-2017, 03:03 PM
It is indeed out Wednesday. But yeah, thanks to a lovely person at Ubi and Titan Comics i'll be doing advance reviews and analysis going forward. One perk of writing an absolute wall of text in the OP. Hehe.

Haha!! Harray! We shall be receiving advance synopsis from now on then :) I SEE THAT ASSASSIN'S CREED WIKI COPIES YOUR REVIEW OF COMICS ON THEIR WEB PAGES. Glad to observe this... :P

Sorrosyss
05-16-2017, 07:32 PM
Ah, the Wiki site is welcome to, besides they cite sources. :) Its an awesome site, and a great resource for all AC fans.

Xangr8
05-16-2017, 08:48 PM
Actually, that's incorrect. Charolette joined the Assassins in 2015, with the first comic coming out October 2015. So it hasn't quite been 2 full years yet, but that's the way it is. Uprising is confirmed to take place in 2017. If anything, I'd say it takes place later in 2017, to make her "2 years" statement more accurate. It would be great if this comic actually lead directly into the next game.

But in Uprising's second issue, there's a panel which has "TRUMP WINS ELECTION" written over the screens in the background so I assumed that the comics were set sometime in late-2016?

Sorrosyss
05-16-2017, 09:38 PM
That could easily have been archived footage that the Templars were reviewing. But the official line is that Uprising is set in 2017 so far as we know.

Sorrosyss
05-21-2017, 11:56 PM
Uprising #4.

Wow.

I think its safe to say this is probably the best comic from Titan thus far - especially in terms of impact to the Modern Day story. Several plot shocks, and even a few new mysteries to toy with your mind.

Firstly, Guernica... Erudito, Assassin, and finally turns out to be an Instrument. I didn't see that one coming! But the implication then is that My'Shell is one as well. This really hits home as to how deep and integrated the Instruments truly are, and the situation really is turning into a "Who can you trust?" scenario. I love it.

Second talking point, William Miles is receiving money from Abstergo. What?! :eek: I mean we don't know the whole facts here, but this could lead to some very interesting shocks - and may even make you question some of the events of AC3. However, the implication is that someone else was siphoning that money in his name. Hopefully we'll find out.

Finally, the big one. Juno finally reveals herself. Long have we waited, and not only did she make her plans open to us, but we even got treated to a flashback to the murder of her father right before the Human-Isu war began - a lore event that we were aware of but was still thrilling to see first hand. It was kind of interesting to see her in a normal skin colour too. I always assumed she had that deathly pale complexion in her real life, but it would appear that may just be her digital image as it was held within the Grand Temple. A shame as I always found it a really cool aspect to her, but moving on. Juno seeks to rebuild Eden, and for that she evidently needs the Koh-i-noor which is evidently in Spain - and apparently featured in the Spanish civil war of the 1930s. (which coincidentally was the last time that the Vetulus De Montanis Ltd accounts had been used with Chinon Shipping - is the Koh-i-Noor hidden in a cargo crate somewhere?)

http://i.imgur.com/sJC5ndc.png

We again see Desmond's son being revered as a symbol amongst the Instruments, and I find it interesting that Violet considers the boy to be a threat. Has he shown signs of betrayal? Has Aita not fully taken control? Could we yet see another twist with this character?

All in all, this was a fascinating issue and I really appreciate the effort that went into getting the lore to this point. Its really building up now, with the Assassins and Templars being forced into the team up we all knew was going to have to happen. The Instruments and Juno are becoming a major terrible threat, and I'm absolutely loving it. With the nice flashback to the original human uprising, the title of the comic now makes perfect sense as things are coming full circle once more between humanity and the Isu. Roll on issue 5! :cool:

http://i.imgur.com/EqpXTOb.jpg

M4ke_Off
05-22-2017, 01:25 AM
2 questions Sorroysyss

1. Has Juno found a body yet?

2. How many issues are left in the comic series?

Xangr8
05-22-2017, 01:48 AM
Uprising #4.

Wow.

I think its safe to say this is probably the best comic from Titan thus far - especially in terms of impact to the Modern Day story. Several plot shocks, and even a few new mysteries to toy with your mind.

Firstly, Guernica... Erudito, Assassin, and finally turns out to be an Instrument. I didn't see that one coming! But the implication then is that My'Shell is one as well. This really hits home as to how deep and integrated the Instruments truly are, and the situation really is turning into a "Who can you trust?" scenario. I love it.

Second talking point, William Miles is receiving money from Abstergo. What?! :eek: I mean we don't know the whole facts here, but this could lead to some very interesting shocks - and may even make you question some of the events of AC3. However, the implication is that someone else was siphoning that money in his name. Hopefully we'll find out.

Finally, the big one. Juno finally reveals herself. Long have we waited, and not only did she make her plans open to us, but we even got treated to a flashback to the murder of her father right before the Human-Isu war began - a lore event that we were aware of but was still thrilling to see first hand. It was kind of interesting to see her in a normal skin colour too. I always assumed she had that deathly pale complexion in her real life, but it would appear that may just be her digital image as it was held within the Grand Temple. A shame as I always found it a really cool aspect to her, but moving on. Juno seeks to rebuild Eden, and for that she evidently needs the Koh-i-noor which is evidently in Spain - and apparently featured in the Spanish civil war of the 1930s. (which coincidentally was the last time that the Vetulus De Montanis Ltd accounts had been used with Chinon Shipping - is the Koh-i-Noor hidden in a cargo crate somewhere?)

http://i.imgur.com/sJC5ndc.png

We again see Desmond's son being revered as a symbol amongst the Instruments, and I find it interesting that Violet considers the boy to be a threat. Has he shown signs of betrayal? Has Aita not fully taken control? Could we yet see another twist with this character?

All in all, this was a fascinating issue and I really appreciate the effort that went into getting the lore to this point. Its really building up now, with the Assassins and Templars being forced into the team up we all knew was going to have to happen. The Instruments and Juno are becoming a major terrible threat, and I'm absolutely loving it. With the nice flashback to the original human uprising, the title of the comic now makes perfect sense as things are coming full circle once more between humanity and the Isu. Roll on issue 5! :cool:

http://i.imgur.com/EqpXTOb.jpg


Holy crap! Those pictures look so intriguing! I'm so tempted to read your review but I'm afraid I might spoil the upcoming issue for myself. Can't freaking wait x)

PlunderBunker
05-22-2017, 02:39 AM
It's all kicking off now! Damn Juno. She better be in the next game. I remain hopeful that she is despite her voice actress saying she hasn't been contacted to voice her again, but that was like a month back so anything can change between then and now I guess :) Does voice work usually start late into development?

M4ke_Off
05-22-2017, 02:54 AM
I highly doubt they would end Juno's story in a comic book....it would be anticlimatic

PlunderBunker
05-22-2017, 03:03 AM
I highly doubt they would end Juno's story in a comic book....it would be anticlimatic

Better not, but you never know :/ I don't wanna think about that tbh :S

M4ke_Off
05-22-2017, 06:17 AM
I'm interested in knowing if the Instruments are related to Erudito?

Sorrosyss
05-22-2017, 08:07 AM
2 questions Sorroysyss

1. Has Juno found a body yet?

2. How many issues are left in the comic series?

No body yet. In my view that will either be the closing moments of this comic line, or she will be defeated outright. Gramatica, wherever he is, will be the one to do that - likely against his will. Its an ongoing series, but issue 4 ends Arc 1. How many arcs there are is kind of an unknown at this point. I mean yes, it could lead the modern day into the next game and stop there. But equally it could carry on immediately after the events of the next game, and carry us through on and into the game after that. I guess we will see, but so long as fans keep buying then hopefully they'll keep being provided.


I'm interested in knowing if the Instruments are related to Erudito?

Not in the way you suggest, I feel Guernica's turn came about from simply digging into the Phoenix Project whilst working for Erudito. As we've seen, the Instruments are all over in every faction now.

max-attac
05-22-2017, 09:20 AM
Does the name of the boy is finally given in the issue ?

John, Igor, Pedro, Lashawn, Mohammed, ... ?

darthmarticus
05-22-2017, 10:09 AM
Things are really heating up now!

Sorrosyss
05-22-2017, 12:40 PM
It's all kicking off now! Damn Juno. She better be in the next game. I remain hopeful that she is despite her voice actress saying she hasn't been contacted to voice her again, but that was like a month back so anything can change between then and now I guess :) Does voice work usually start late into development?

Its hard to say. They may have left the last six months to finish the Modern Day. She may have already recorded stuff and been sworn to silence. Or indeed Juno will not make an appearance. We just don't know. But I think alot of fans are going to feel a bit disappointed if after the best part of 7 years of teasing, we never get to see Juno unleash her full fury within a game.


Does the name of the boy is finally given in the issue ?

John, Igor, Pedro, Lashawn, Mohammed, ... ?

No name has been given to him as yet. He did not speak in this issue either.

RVSage
05-22-2017, 04:01 PM
Looks like we are getting the third faction who says screw you to both assassins and templars. Desmond's son I feel will be a great plotline

jellejackhammer
05-22-2017, 05:02 PM
could it be that money transfer to william comes from violet?

i mean she knows how desmond died and in return she sends william a "thank you" gift because juno is getting her powers back now?

or william is the general of the cross? i always kinda thought about that.

isn't that far fetched either because the assassin's and templars seem to be no stranger to turncoats/insiders.

hoping to see juno get a body in the games though. just use the comics as a lead up to in game events.

M4ke_Off
05-22-2017, 05:09 PM
Sorrosyss so this is the end of Arc 1

so are their 4 more issues left in the comic series then?

Joshua0892
05-22-2017, 09:18 PM
Holy **** that is some really interesting info on the Modern Day but eh I have no idea how they are all going to end it I don't read the comics but eh I don't see them killing Juno in the game and see the comics just say ''Ooh she died by (somebody) hands''
I want Isaiah from TLD to be a lieutenant general of Juno or just more standalone story's in modern day.

Juno in her real skin damn that looks way better than expected and yes I thought the same Sorrosyss over Junos look I always assumed she had that deathly pale complexion in her real life to but it was just her ''ghost'' skin by the Temples mhhh but also makes it kinda weird because the only real difference I see between the Isu and humans are intelligence now and I know they are different from us but eh something just bothers me
http://i.imgur.com/sJC5ndc.png
That looks sick:)
http://i.imgur.com/EqpXTOb.jpg
I hope we get to fight her hole freaking army in the next game but the Modern Day than probably needs to be 5 hours long or so.

Yout theory with your friend might really become reality and I really have interest in this comic.

Elder-Kalakta
05-23-2017, 06:50 PM
Thanks for your reviews, Sorrosyss. I agree with you that this is turning out to be the best comic of Assassin's Creed so far due to how much it's adding to the lore of the franchise.

I am so beyond excited to see that Isu flashback, words cannot describe my joy.

Congratulations on being given the opportunity to have these comics early by Ubisoft. You deserve it! And thanks to that, we get some nice early sneak peeks for ourselves to build up hype and excitement for the comics. Everybody wins. :D

M4ke_Off
05-23-2017, 07:15 PM
So Juno's dad was Pro-Human

Joshua0892
05-24-2017, 09:36 AM
Thanks for your reviews, Sorrosyss. I agree with you that this is turning out to be the best comic of Assassin's Creed so far due to how much it's adding to the lore of the franchise.

I am so beyond excited to see that Isu flashback, words cannot describe my joy.

Congratulations on being given the opportunity to have these comics early by Ubisoft. You deserve it! And thanks to that, we get some nice early sneak peeks for ourselves to build up hype and excitement for the comics. Everybody wins. :D

wait he gets the comics early that lucky son of a ***** I AM FREAKING JEALOUS

Sorrosyss
05-24-2017, 12:57 PM
could it be that money transfer to william comes from violet?

i mean she knows how desmond died and in return she sends william a "thank you" gift because juno is getting her powers back now?

or william is the general of the cross? i always kinda thought about that.

isn't that far fetched either because the assassin's and templars seem to be no stranger to turncoats/insiders.

hoping to see juno get a body in the games though. just use the comics as a lead up to in game events.

Well we've read multiple times that William has changed since Desmond died. Locking himself in a bunker and evidently "losing his way". If he has been a traitor all this time though, that would make one hell of a twist. You'd have to revaluate the events of AC3 very carefully...


Sorrosyss so this is the end of Arc 1

so are their 4 more issues left in the comic series then?

Its confirmed up to 8 thus far. I believe the intention is to do more, but at this point I've not heard anything further.


So Juno's dad was Pro-Human

Evidently yes, he sided with Minerva.

max-attac
05-24-2017, 02:53 PM
Desmond's last words were "we will find a way to stop her, I love you dad". I don't see William siding with Juno after that, there is probably another explanation...

Regarding Juno's father, he is featured with a scythe, the symbol of Kronos, the father of Juno and Jupiter in Roman mythology. I wonder if the three Isu featured in the issue are all part of the same family like in the mythology based on their life... Minerva seems to be very affected by his death. Maybe she is Juno's niece and "kronos" granddaughter like in the mythology.

Elder-Kalakta
05-24-2017, 06:03 PM
Desmond's last words were "we will find a way to stop her, I love you dad". I don't see William siding with Juno after that, there is probably another explanation...

Regarding Juno's father, he is featured with a scythe, the symbol of Kronos, the father of Juno and Jupiter in Roman mythology. I wonder if the three Isu featured in the issue are all part of the same family like in the mythology based on their life... Minerva seems to be very affected by his death. Maybe she is Juno's niece and "kronos" granddaughter like in the mythology.

Very interesting. I can't wait to read this and see Juno's dad.

Regarding the part about them being related, in the Revelations novel, Jupiter refers to Juno and Minerva as his "sisters", but I'm not sure if he meant that as a figure of speech.

ACDumi911
05-25-2017, 12:14 AM
I honestly don't think My'Shell is an Instrument. Indeed, the Instrument are infiltrated in all faction, but not all individuals in a faction are Instruments. Moreover, I don't think William Miles is a traitor. Perhaps it has something to do with Desmond's mother...

Finally, I think the Uprising Comic is considerably raising the expectation for the modern day part of the next game. It has to be amazing will all these great character and action. Can't wait for E3 !

Sorrosyss
05-25-2017, 12:48 AM
Desmond's last words were "we will find a way to stop her, I love you dad". I don't see William siding with Juno after that, there is probably another explanation...

Regarding Juno's father, he is featured with a scythe, the symbol of Kronos, the father of Juno and Jupiter in Roman mythology. I wonder if the three Isu featured in the issue are all part of the same family like in the mythology based on their life... Minerva seems to be very affected by his death. Maybe she is Juno's niece and "kronos" granddaughter like in the mythology.

Yeah, we were trying to confirm some details over Twitter on this.

To be clear, in the AC universe Juno's father is indeed Saturn.

Juno and Jupiter are his children, and they are siblings.

Minerva is Jupiter's daughter, and in being so makes her granddaughter to Saturn, and indeed niece to Juno.

One does get the impression that they are the equivalent of a 'royal' Isu family. Certainly the amount of slaves they have gives that impression too.

M4ke_Off
05-25-2017, 04:21 AM
How do the Templars view the Instruments?

ERICATHERINE
05-25-2017, 11:54 AM
How do the Templars view the Instruments?

Well, their view over the instruments is kind of mixed.

In rogue, Laeticia England said to Otso Berg to let them be as they were, to her eyes, an easy to use source of pieces of eden. She also said that IF they eventually openly turned to be their ennemies, they would get rid of them immediately.

On the other hand while considering that Otso Berg said, in syndicate, that he was the only member of the inner circle to not trust the instruments, he did prove they were a threat to Alvaro Gramatica, with the second saying Berg was right after all, but I can't prove the 2 of them managed to finally convinced the rest of the Inner circle. ^-^

Sorrosyss
05-25-2017, 12:10 PM
Well, things have changed since Syndicate. The Instruments were but a mild curiosity until this year. I'd argue that at this moment the Templar leadership are crippled and in disarray. Not only have they been made aware of the fifth column within themselves, but they have been first hand threatened directly by a new Black Cross that they are all suspects. Until the Instruments are dealt with, even the Inner Sanctum cannot be trusted - Otso knows this very keenly.

Elder-Kalakta
05-25-2017, 04:57 PM
Yeah, we were trying to confirm some details over Twitter on this.

To be clear, in the AC universe Juno's father is indeed Saturn.

Juno and Jupiter are his children, and they are siblings.

Minerva is Jupiter's daughter, and in being so makes her granddaughter to Saturn, and indeed niece to Juno.

One does get the impression that they are the equivalent of a 'royal' Isu family. Certainly the amount of slaves they have gives that impression too.

My friend who is a huge Isuologist and I are wondering if you have a link to the Twitter exchange? He'd like to show this to other fans.

EDIT: Never mind, by the grace of Juno's unending wisdom and guidance, I found it. :p It doesn't mention anything about relations, just confirms his name as Saturn. Maybe there were other Tweets that I missed?

Sorrosyss
05-25-2017, 05:14 PM
Yeah, some of it was by DM too, sorry. But in short, the AC universe is supposed to mirror the Roman gods as we know them from popular iconography. As there were 12 main Roman gods, most of which were interelated, I think its safe to assume that they compise the Illuminat Caste that Juno referred to in Syndicate.

The next question is what city is in the comic. Is it Eden or Feyan? As Eden was predominantly white from what we saw of it, I'd suggest it may actually be Feyan.

max-attac
05-25-2017, 08:17 PM
could you give me the link confirming that juno's father's name is indeed Saturn? to update the wikia...

Sorrosyss
05-25-2017, 08:28 PM
Sure thing. Here (https://mobile.twitter.com/Valskuiken/status/867457589768069121) you go.

Elder-Kalakta
05-26-2017, 07:10 PM
Yeah, some of it was by DM too, sorry. But in short, the AC universe is supposed to mirror the Roman gods as we know them from popular iconography. As there were 12 main Roman gods, most of which were interelated, I think its safe to assume that they compise the Illuminat Caste that Juno referred to in Syndicate.

The next question is what city is in the comic. Is it Eden or Feyan? As Eden was predominantly white from what we saw of it, I'd suggest it may actually be Feyan.

If Juno and Tinia's father is Saturn/Kronos, can we guess that their mother is Rhea (also known by the Romans as "Ops").

I've been reading up a bit on Kronos and oh my God, I can't get the image of him trying to eat Tinia out of my head... I can imagine this irked Juno so much to learn how we ruined his reputation in our legends by turning him into some cannibalistic child eating paranoid Titan who gets killed by his own son (Tinia/Zeus).

But the irony is that Saturn WAS killed by his own children, but not his biological children... but children of the Isu (humans.)

SoulOfEden
06-03-2017, 09:02 AM
Well, things have changed since Syndicate. The Instruments were but a mild curiosity until this year. I'd argue that at this moment the Templar leadership are crippled and in disarray. Not only have they been made aware of the fifth column within themselves, but they have been first hand threatened directly by a new Black Cross that they are all suspects. Until the Instruments are dealt with, even the Inner Sanctum cannot be trusted - Otso knows this very keenly.

Hey Sorrosyss, We have seen every member of the Erudito team in the Uprising Comic Series, but where are Abuelita and Dewalt? They have not been shown in the comics uptil now. What do you propose has happened to them? In Uprising #1 though, Charlotte speaks about her Abuelita in unconsciousness dream or something. Want your views on the same.

wvstolzing
06-03-2017, 11:20 AM
I believe they were in the last few issues of the series just entitled 'Assassin's Creed'. (The 2016 series that introduced Charlotte et al.)

Sorrosyss
06-03-2017, 11:42 AM
Hey Sorrosyss, We have seen every member of the Erudito team in the Uprising Comic Series, but where are Abuelita and Dewalt? They have not been shown in the comics uptil now. What do you propose has happened to them? In Uprising #1 though, Charlotte speaks about her Abuelita in unconsciousness dream or something. Want your views on the same.

Hmm, well we last saw them all on the helicopter going off to meet with Gavin Banks. I'd assume they are in hiding with him at this time, but we don't honestly know at this point. With their main base destroyed, Erudito really doesn't have a lot of options but to throw in with the Brotherhood now.

Joshua0892
06-20-2017, 09:43 PM
Finally I am back here so I can voice my thoughts (well I am still in dream land in my head).
I read Uprising 4 and I have discorvered some new lore... We got our racism from Juno:)
On a serious note is Jupiters murder now not official the first dead we have ever seen in human history? I mean to say is that Charlotte went back so far into time in Juno's memory this is the oldest murder we have ever seen in AC if I remember.
I know that Abel (correct me if I am wrong) was the first recorded murdered person in human history but isn't that replaced now with Jupiter because Charlotte saw it?

Joshua0892
06-20-2017, 09:44 PM
How do you edit comment?

Sorrosyss
06-22-2017, 10:34 PM
Finally I am back here so I can voice my thoughts (well I am still in dream land in my head).
I read Uprising 4 and I have discorvered some new lore... We got our racism from Juno:)
On a serious note is Jupiters murder now not official the first dead we have ever seen in human history? I mean to say is that Charlotte went back so far into time in Juno's memory this is the oldest murder we have ever seen in AC if I remember.
I know that Abel (correct me if I am wrong) was the first recorded murdered person in human history but isn't that replaced now with Jupiter because Charlotte saw it?

I think you mean Saturn? And I highly doubt it was the first. Humanity was bred as war assets, its highly likely many died in the various Isu wars prior to the uprising.

Elder-Kalakta
06-30-2017, 10:04 PM
You know towards the end when Desmond's son is greeting those Instruments.

The statues in the backgrounds with robes, are they meant to represent various Isu? Do the Instruments worship all Isu as a whole or just Juno?

We just have four more issues left!

Sorrosyss, when can we expect you to get the next one? I know you get them earlier so I'm excited to read your review and spoiler. :)

SoulOfEden
07-01-2017, 12:50 PM
Haha!! Same here...I even asked her on Twitter as to when she is getting her earlier access to the comics this month... :)

Sorrosyss
07-01-2017, 05:45 PM
Soon hopefully!

As for the statues, I believe thats a former Abstergo facility... so it might not be their statues at all. Indeed, in the early storyboard version of that panel, the Instrument logo was the Abstergo logo.

As an aside, I understand that Uprising will continue beyond Issue 8. Read into that what you will!

max-attac
07-01-2017, 08:19 PM
I can't wait to read reflections #4, the synopsis imply that we will discover an older Connor while he was rebuilding the American Brotherhood... maybe we will also see his family mentioned in Abstergo's Employee Guide or Patience Gibbs and Eseosa...

SoulOfEden
07-01-2017, 08:56 PM
Guys, Azaizia Aymar, Head of content at Ubisoft for Assassin's Creed Universe has just confirmed that Assassin's Creed : Conspirations is Canon to the AC universe.
I hope we get an English version soon now that its canon and we all want to read it. :)

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DDrKtSiUQAA0E1b.jpg

Sorrosyss
07-03-2017, 10:49 PM
Reflections #4;

Well its safe to say that they left the best Reflections story until last. Connor's life post AC3 has long been the subject of fan interest, and it is interesting to see that Abstergo was in fact deliberately smearing Connor's story in suggesting that he had a lonely end. It appears he had at least three children, and Io:Nhi˛te at least appears to have Eagle Vision as from her father. It was also interesting to see a suggested symbiotic link with an Eagle, something that we seem to be seeing with Senu and Bayek in Origins.

I get the impression that Connor lives apart from his partner (or former partner), as he mentions your "your mother's village" which kind of implies he lives somewhere else to me. I can imagine this may well be his choice whilst he still engages in Assassin activities, which I suppose is understandable.

Still, this was a fun little story which not only gave us a glimpse of the happiness and pride that Connor felt for his daughter, but also that she too was likely on her way to being an Assassin. It would be fun to speculate that if Ubisoft ever decide to go for another sequel in America, that we might one day see these two again. Perhaps play as Io:Nhi˛te once she reaches adulthood, with a grey clad Mentor Connor guiding our missions. (Someone needs to fan art this and show me it - please!)

All in all, this was a fitting end to the Reflections series. The series gave us four little insights into our favourite Assassins, and was quite an enjoyable experience all considered.

Mr.Black24
07-04-2017, 12:29 AM
Reflections #4;

Well its safe to say that they left the best Reflections story until last. Connor's life post AC3 has long been the subject of fan interest, and it is interesting to see that Abstergo was in fact deliberately smearing Connor's story in suggesting that he had a lonely end. It appears he had at least three children, and Io:Nhi˛te at least appears to have Eagle Vision as from her father. It was also interesting to see a suggested symbiotic link with an Eagle, something that we seem to be seeing with Senu and Bayek in Origins.

I get the impression that Connor lives apart from his partner (or former partner), as he mentions your "your mother's village" which kind of implies he lives somewhere else to me. I can imagine this may well be his choice whilst he still engages in Assassin activities, which I suppose is understandable.

Still, this was a fun little story which not only gave us a glimpse of the happiness and pride that Connor felt for his daughter, but also that she too was likely on her way to being an Assassin. It would be fun to speculate that if Ubisoft ever decide to go for another sequel in America, that we might one day see these two again. Perhaps play as Io:Nhi˛te once she reaches adulthood, with a grey clad Mentor Connor guiding our missions. (Someone needs to fan art this and show me it - please!)

All in all, this was a fitting end to the Reflections series. The series gave us four little insights into our favourite Assassins, and was quite an enjoyable experience all considered.

Came back from the dead, rather jump started with 100,000 volts of pure happy energy to see my boi finally getting some happiness!


So Connor’s daughter’s name, Io:Nhi˛te, translates to “rainbow” (Thats so cute honestly and after all he endured in AC3, yes this is his happy little ray of colors!)


Oh, and its pronounced 'yo-nee-hyo-deh’ for those struggling lol.

Now tho, I do have one question. I noticed Connor mentions the phrase "your mother's village", meaning that a blonde white woman as a wife has been retconned? Or simply that in this particular village, they simply do do things differently over there? Oh and some folks must do remember that lots of tribes did mingle with villages of european background too back in the day too, Seeing Io:Nhi˛te's light skin tone kind of shows me that either she simply has a light skin tone or that its an indicator of a european mother. I really just wanna get things cleared so I don't work on inaccurate fan art lol

Sorrosyss
07-04-2017, 12:53 AM
Uprising #5.

This was the first issue in the series to introduce a historical era, so I was curious to see how much time it would take away from the Modern Day. Fortunately it was not too much, and the Modern Day remains its strongest and most interesting focus. The Instruments took a back seat to some rather interesting lore revelations this time.

Quite a few standout moments;

Galina clouting Berg! Not quite the rematch we were expecting, but I think she made her point as to who won the previous encounter.

A truce. We all knew it was coming, and temporary as it may be - here we finally see Templars and Assassins putting aside their war and working together towards a common enemy. One has to wonder how this may actually affect the Modern Day of Origins, as we could end up seeing a lot of familiar faces around the Animus next time out - and not all are on the same side!

Finally, one final shock twist. Albert Bolden lives! Last seen supposedly falling to his death in Shanghai 1927, the Black Cross not only survived but returned to active duty within the Spanish Civil war it appears. As he remains the supposed last individual on record to know of the Koh-i-noor's location, his appearance in Uprising is of major importance.

Elder-Kalakta
07-04-2017, 01:41 AM
Oh my God, I was literally coming to this thread to ask you if you got Uprising #5!

You read my mind, Sorrosyss! Eagle Sense confirmed!

max-attac
07-04-2017, 01:48 AM
Now tho, I do have one question. I noticed Connor mentions the phrase "your mother's village", meaning that a blonde white woman as a wife has been retconned? Or simply that in this particular village, they simply do do things differently over there? Oh and some folks must do remember that lots of tribes did mingle with villages of european background too back in the day too, Seeing Io:Nhi˛te's light skin tone kind of shows me that either she simply has a light skin tone or that its an indicator of a european mother. I really just wanna get things cleared so I don't work on inaccurate fan art lol

Maybe she was an european adopted and raised by a tribe, like in countless movies about Ameridians ( last mohican, dance with wolves,...)

Syndicate122
07-04-2017, 05:43 AM
Nice writeup as always Sorrosyss :D

Megas_Doux
07-05-2017, 12:51 AM
This latest revelation would've exploded these forums almost at the same level of the a new gameplay/trailer if we were in 2013/2014......

I'm kinda "happy" for him, the guy lived a good life it seems.....I like it.

RVSage
07-05-2017, 09:15 PM
Connor's Story and Uprising #5 were great reads, this a great goodbye to Connor

Elder-Kalakta
07-07-2017, 10:06 PM
I love how Otso Berg called the Instruments of the First Well "Isu fanboys."

I assure you all, Sorrosyss, Rino and myself are not Instruments! Not at all!

We don't follow the teachings of Beloved Ju-

I mean, we don't conform to the mad ravings of that cult leader!

Sorrosyss
08-01-2017, 12:01 AM
Uprising #6.

This issue leans heavily on the historical era this time around, with the Modern Day taking more of a back seat. We see that Ignacio and Glaucia are in a relationship, giving some much needed character development to these new characters. We also see more layers and context to the conflict that is tearing Spain apart within the civil war.

The big standout moment from the issue is the Koh-i-Noor making a most welcome return. Here we see the diamond being wielded by a man once more (as we did in the Templars series) which potentially dispels the belief that only a woman can use it. However, we again see the artifact producing another new ability, this time manifesting multiple serpent creatures of energy. One must question then how it actually works - are these manifestations of what is going through the mind of its user? That would kind of explain why Juno was 'smiting' humans with pure lightning bolts too.

http://i.imgur.com/VpQrOk5.png

My only real disappointment with the past few issues is the continued absence of Juno and the Instruments, especially given how amazing issue #4 was. It would have been interesting to see what the 'other side' is currently doing as we know they are actively seeking the same target in the same time period. Perhaps next issue!

Wardaddy2017
08-27-2017, 04:24 PM
every time I a see assassins creed books I want to touch my shelf

darthmarticus
08-30-2017, 10:05 AM
every time I a see assassins creed books I want to touch my shelf

Careful there Mr Connery!

Sorrosyss
09-02-2017, 05:48 PM
Uprising #7.

It was interesting to see Albert explain how he survived the fall in China. Just goes to show how truly powerful a Black Cross can be.

Grosvenor is referred to as an Acolyte of the Master Spy. If it is the same Master Spy that was a Sage within Syndicate, it seems an easy link to suggest that he is in fact an Instrument. He has a snake cane, which is interesting as with the serpents last issue, the giant snake in the Origins reveal trailer, and finally the prominent snake in the cinematic - we are literally getting riddled with serpent symbolism. What is going on? The snake means many things to many cultures, but I can't help thinking back to the most famous example - that of the great betrayal in the Garden of Eden. The 'serpent' that encouraged Eve to take the Apple. I may be overreaching completely, but its fun to speculate.

This is the second time we have heard of a bank account in Switzerland. The timing of the activity of Bolden to it almost matches up to the one that was referenced to be used by William Miles in Uprising #4. Coincidence?

The big event of this episode came from Mr Otso Berg. Firstly, he has given the Assassins the ability to use Helix software on their actual older Animus. This opens up all kinds of possibilities for the next game, as it means whomever is sitting in the Animus may not necessarly be a blood relative. Whats more, we can also now add Otso to the list of possible protagonists now that he has once more sat in an Animus. One must also assume that Otso will be receiving the benefits of the Bleeding Effect, and adding the strength and skill of a Black Cross to his own could well make him a very dangerous player in the Modern Day now.

http://i.imgur.com/ATCP14x.jpg

Uprising 8 promises big things though. It will be the final issue before Origins releases (though the series continues after), so we should hopefully see some narrative leading us into the game here. The preview states that "The Instruments of the First Will take their final step towards the Phoenix Project's completion!" I can't wait!

Joshua0892
09-04-2017, 05:40 PM
Uprising #7.

It was interesting to see Albert explain how he survived the fall in China. Just goes to show how truly powerful a Black Cross can be.

Grosvenor is referred to as an Acolyte of the Master Spy. If it is the same Master Spy that was a Sage within Syndicate, it seems an easy link to suggest that he is in fact an Instrument. He has a snake cane, which is interesting as with the serpents last issue, the giant snake in the Origins reveal trailer, and finally the prominent snake in the cinematic - we are literally getting riddled with serpent symbolism. What is going on? The snake means many things to many cultures, but I can't help thinking back to the most famous example - that of the great betrayal in the Garden of Eden. The 'serpent' that encouraged Eve to take the Apple. I may be overreaching completely, but its fun to speculate.

This is the second time we have heard of a bank account in Switzerland. The timing of the activity of Bolden to it almost matches up to the one that was referenced to be used by William Miles in Uprising #4. Coincidence?

The big event of this episode came from Mr Otso Berg. Firstly, he has given the Assassins the ability to use Helix software on their actual older Animus. This opens up all kinds of possibilities for the next game, as it means whomever is sitting in the Animus may not necessarly be a blood relative. Whats more, we can also now add Otso to the list of possible protagonists now that he has once more sat in an Animus. One must also assume that Otso will be receiving the benefits of the Bleeding Effect, and adding the strength and skill of a Black Cross to his own could well make him a very dangerous player in the Modern Day now.

http://i.imgur.com/ATCP14x.jpg

Uprising 8 promises big things though. It will be the final issue before Origins releases (though the series continues after), so we should hopefully see some narrative leading us into the game here. The preview states that "The Instruments of the First Will take their final step towards the Phoenix Project's completion!" I can't wait!

This all sounds interesting and I like the idea of the Animus combined with Helix so you don't have to be related so this opens more posibilities story wise speaking but I am not a experton Helix it self and now it is combined with the Animus I do have a question.
So how does one get full acces to the ancestors memory if you combine it with Helix? I understand the Animus because of your genetic code but how does the user transport themself in somebody's else ancestor in the Animus? I hope I am it is just kinda weird to me that somebody goes in the Animus and uses somebody's ancestor.

The hole snake thing keps interesting me btw

Fudz4
09-15-2017, 10:13 PM
Hey everyone can you help me with understanding where the Last Descendants comic falls into the chronology of the novels?

Is it Novel 1, comic, novel 2, novel 3?

Thanks.

RVSage
09-18-2017, 04:48 PM
Berg is one of the best written characters in the series, he was always better than Galina, but a new character would also be great in Origins

ERICATHERINE
09-29-2017, 07:59 AM
So, when will there be an issu 8? ^-^

Joshua0892
10-05-2017, 12:02 PM
So oke to keep this thread alive what is your favorite AC comic this far in:

Assassin's Creed - Assassins
Assassin's Creed - Templars
Assassin's Creed - Last Descendants Locus
Assassin's Creed - Awakening
Assassin's Creed - Reflections
Assassin's Creed - Uprising

What is your favorite comic in each of these series? tell me down below:)

ArmanYeghoyan
10-05-2017, 12:49 PM
So oke to keep this thread alive what is your favorite AC comic this far in:

Assassin's Creed - Assassins
Assassin's Creed - Templars
Assassin's Creed - Last Descendants Locus
Assassin's Creed - Awakening
Assassin's Creed - Reflections
Assassin's Creed - Uprising


What is your favorite comic in each of these series? tell me down below


I like all Uprising issues so far :D Also I like the 4th issue of Reflections about Connor and his daughter,because finally so many years after we see at least something new from Connor's life :o

Sorrosyss
10-07-2017, 09:57 PM
We knew about it previously, but the new AC Origins linked comic line starts in January. I will be covering it as ever. :)

Oh, and this is Aya on the first cover image.

https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22195510_1177831878984386_1544355469186015374_n.jp g?oh=cfa0ad7303c3d8f487d0ddbb49137ea4&oe=5A85EBFD

Sorrosyss
10-07-2017, 11:58 PM
Uprising #8.

https://i.imgur.com/MN0bmFT.png

And so ends Arc 2. It was really nice to see the Instruments making themselves known in the historical section here, and of course to finally see them taking over the facility where the Isu body is being created. Now it seems a simple step away from finalising Juno's body.

We once again got a nice little nod towards the fact that the Koh-i-Noor should be wielded correctly by a female, and the mention of Ignacio's bloodline and waiting for the 'correct' conditions may be well be a hint towards something greater. Possibly the much suggested Eve bloodline? Time will tell. I find the character of Glaucia quite interesting, as she has more than a passing resemblance to Galina. Whether that is deliberate I'm not sure, but if she and Ignacio had a child one could certainly see where that would lead. On the other hand, her surname - Acosta - is veryyy similar to Violet's Da Costa. Maybe there is a connection there too.

Overall though, I do feel the second arc didn't deliver as strongly as the first. Alot of fans were happy with the first four issues as they focused very heavily on the Modern Day aspect, and they had some pretty exciting lore events such as Desmond's Son, and seeing Juno and some of her back story in the first real Isu lore in a long time. Issues 5 - 8 introduced the Spanish historical element, but in doing so it brought us far too many characters in my opinion, whilst taking away from those we so desperately wanted to continue to see. For example, we barely saw anything of Charlotte, as she has spent the vast majority of Uprising either resting or being unconscious - and it really hurts a character that by all accounts should be the main character of the series but is currently lacking very much in character development. (And where's Juno gone omg) The Spanish sections just didn't really resonate with me, nor did I particularly care for any of the characters. As such, I hope that changes with the next arc and we get back to focusing on the Present - but it would appear that Ignacio and Albert will be back again in future issues if the image teases posted by Jose Holder recently are anything to go by. Possibly in Germany if that was a tease at the end there.

Now for the question everyone wants to know - does this all tie into Origins? Honestly... I'm thinking not really. I suppose the boy sage is near an Animus now if we are going that route. If anything though, the tease for the next issue states that the Phoenix Project will reach its climax in the next arc. If we take that on face value, we must then assume Juno will not have a body in Origins. In a way this also makes sense, as the oft mentioned 'Juno Events' do sound like something that will involve Juno manipulating the Animus in some way from the Grey. In my view, whatever Modern Day content there is in Origins will be happening seperately from what is occurring in the comics. For those who were hoping the transmedia would converge together with the game (like myself), and perhaps see a playable Charlotte or Galina, or a reborn Juno - then this will come as a bit of a disappointment. I suppose we could see them as cameos still. But then on the other hand, trying to keep a comic series and a game storyline in sync might be quite a challenge with constantly shifting time schedules between them. Overall, I am still eagerly awaiting to see what happens with Juno and the Instruments in the next arc, but it may be quite a wait as it seems the Origins comic is coming before issue 9 (and that starts in January). I'll be covering that when it arrives, but coming up next - is the Desert Oath novel.

Joshua0892
10-08-2017, 11:31 AM
Oke this all sounds really cool and the cover looks great thumbs up for that btw!

But I do hope that the comics don't tie in now because this seems way to much to tell players who don't keep up with the comics and I feel just bad that we don't see these story's told on our TV screens or monitors.
I really think the comics, books and movie are starting to kill the MD in the games because it almost seems impossible for the games to keep up with it:
-6 main leads in the Modern Day (Last Descendants book series)
-We follow Charlotte, Galina, the Instruments, Otso Berg, Templars all of that in the Moden Day (Comics and that is much)
-4 main leads in the Modern Day (Callum Lynch, Lin, Moussa and Sophie Rikken Movie) we probably won't see them for the next couple of years though.
-Whatever it is this week (games)

In Star Wars I can ubderstand because the movies are 2 hours or so but with AC nope.
I want the Juno arc to end now to because I am so burned out on her story

ACDumi911
10-24-2017, 12:40 PM
Perhaps the fact that we did not see much Charlotte (and Galina and My'Shell) in the recent comics is suggesting that she will be the main modern day protagonist in AC Origins. Putting her aside for a moment just gives more freedom for the game.

jellejackhammer
10-24-2017, 02:05 PM
if there is a playable MD i feel that galina,shawn and rebbeca will be our main team again.

i don't think they will throw otso (unless we play as him,imagine that for a plot twist!) in our faces as much yet. implications might be made about him though.

ofcourse most of the new cast will get database entries (hope so) so they will warm us up for them for a future game.

wondering about bishop though.

all in all i think that WAAAY to much has happend to put it all in origins's MD. i believe that most things we learned will be presented to us in form of the data base entries and the "abstergo fragments" like those in syndicate. and i feel that we have only cutscenes for the MD again.

Sorrosyss
12-09-2017, 09:10 PM
To those asking, Uprising #9 is not on the solicitations for February - so we are looking at March at the very earliest.

WarrriorPoet
01-02-2018, 07:03 AM
You Seem Quite knowledgeable about the Comic Lore. So i'm hoping your the one one to ask.

Are:



Assassin's Creed: Conspiracies Volume 1: Die Glocke (http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/Assassin%27s_Creed:_Conspiracies_Volume_1:_Die_Glo cke), October 21, 2016 (FR release)
Assassin's Creed: Conspiracies Volume 2: Project Rainbow (http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/Assassin%27s_Creed:_Conspiracies_Volume_2:_Project _Rainbow), December 01, 2017 (FR release)


Cannon With the Existing Assassin's Creed Timeline?

Also this maybe a long shot but do you know if

Assassin's Creed: Last Descendants
Assassin's Creed: Last Descendants: Tomb of the Khan (http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/Assassin%27s_Creed:_Last_Descendants_-_Tomb_of_the_Khan)
Assassin's Creed: Last Descendants: Fate of the Gods (http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/Assassin%27s_Creed:_Last_Descendants_-_Fate_of_the_Gods)

Are Canon As well

Joshua0892
01-02-2018, 05:38 PM
You Seem Quite knowledgeable about the Comic Lore. So i'm hoping your the one one to ask.

Are:



Assassin's Creed: Conspiracies Volume 1: Die Glocke (http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/Assassin%27s_Creed:_Conspiracies_Volume_1:_Die_Glo cke), October 21, 2016 (FR release)
Assassin's Creed: Conspiracies Volume 2: Project Rainbow (http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/Assassin%27s_Creed:_Conspiracies_Volume_2:_Project _Rainbow), December 01, 2017 (FR release)


Cannon With the Existing Assassin's Creed Timeline?

Also this maybe a long shot but do you know if

Assassin's Creed: Last Descendants
Assassin's Creed: Last Descendants: Tomb of the Khan (http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/Assassin%27s_Creed:_Last_Descendants_-_Tomb_of_the_Khan)
Assassin's Creed: Last Descendants: Fate of the Gods (http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/Assassin%27s_Creed:_Last_Descendants_-_Fate_of_the_Gods)

Are Canon As well

I can assure you that:
Assassin's Creed: Conspiracies Volume 1: Die Glocke,
Assassin's Creed: Conspiracies Volume 2: Project Rainbow,

Are 100% canon no 200% I guarantee you are canon! I guarantee that The Last Descendants Book series is canon as well! also Sorrosyss said that the reason why she didn't made a summary on the Assassin's Creed Manga (Japanese comic) Awakening is because it's non-canon to the Timeline so only the canon comics get a summary which she did, I hope this helps you out!

Whix_Uthred
01-22-2018, 05:18 AM
Any news on issue 9 for uprising? With Andre being kidnapped I can't wait to see what Charlotte and Galina are gonna do and whose memories they're going to dive into next.

KevinMurphy
01-25-2018, 04:23 PM
We know it's not coming out in February or March, so it's most likely not coming out until after the Origins comic is finished. So either mid-late May, or sometime in June.

As for what ancestor they'll use next, I don't think there will be one. They know where the Koh-I-nor is now, and Juno and her followers have Grammatica now. Time is of the essence. I feel like the next 4 issues will all be present day, and might be the last 4 issues for this story.

Sorrosyss
02-16-2018, 09:09 PM
So, it's been awhile. But we should have our first comic analysis coming very soon. (Origins #1) :) As for Uprising #9, still no date up to middle of May currently. Best guess of June I suppose.

ArmanYeghoyan
02-17-2018, 05:36 PM
So, it's been awhile. But we should have our first comic analysis coming very soon. (Origins #1) As for Uprising #9, still no date up to middle of May currently. Best guess of June I suppose.

Yes if they don't delay it again :D

KevinMurphy
02-27-2018, 04:48 PM
Big update! Comixology has updated with release dates and synopses for the last 4 issues of Uprising. And the biggest surprise: they are coming soon!

Issue 9 (March 7): The race for the Koh I Noor continues as Charlotte and her Assassin cell head to Spain in order to thwart the the Isu deity Juno's rise to power!

Issue 10 (March 28): With a powerful artifact in their possession, the Instruments of the First Will step up their game -- taking the fight directly to the Assassins!

Issue 11 (April 25): With Juno's new form nearing completion, our Assassin's make a final all-out assault on the Phoenix Project labs. But are they already too late?

Issue 12 (May 23): Time has run out for our modern day Assassins! With a new world order on the horizon, Charlotte and her cell are faced with the biggest threat the Brotherhood has ever encountered as they race to halt the impending resurrection of the Isu deity Juno, her fanatical acolytes, and their plans for global domination!

Joshua0892
02-27-2018, 11:57 PM
Big update! Comixology has updated with release dates and synopses for the last 4 issues of Uprising. And the biggest surprise: they are coming soon!

Issue 9 (March 7): The race for the Koh I Noor continues as Charlotte and her Assassin cell head to Spain in order to thwart the the Isu deity Juno's rise to power!

Issue 10 (March 28): With a powerful artifact in their possession, the Instruments of the First Will step up their game -- taking the fight directly to the Assassins!

Issue 11 (April 25): With Juno's new form nearing completion, our Assassin's make a final all-out assault on the Phoenix Project labs. But are they already too late?

Issue 12 (May 23): Time has run out for our modern day Assassins! With a new world order on the horizon, Charlotte and her cell are faced with the biggest threat the Brotherhood has ever encountered as they race to halt the impending resurrection of the Isu deity Juno, her fanatical acolytes, and their plans for global domination!

The biggest threat the Brotherhood ever encountered NEED TO SEE THAT! curious how this will be, I wonder how this will be incorperated in the games though but I am glad to know Juno is taking action I want to see Minerva's warning become true.

KevinMurphy
02-28-2018, 08:01 PM
It almost certainly won't be incorporated into the games. They removed any mention of Juno from Origins. Uprising will probably be the end of Juno's arc.

DipperPinse
03-03-2018, 07:35 PM
nope to easy ! She gets her body in the final Issue ! She wont be that easy to kill of ! (( we wear shown a preview of that) Charlotte is kneeing before and frightend Aita (Desmonds Son) locking At Juno with hate, at the same time Jjuno just evilly Grins at her and gets out of the capsel with her body and fully clothed ( because she cant be shown naked) I bet you that she wont be killed they but rather make an escape with her Instruments! Wont men she will be active at first ( i thing its gone be an Voldemort situation, wear she lays low)
Its just the end of Project Phoenix! This story was ALWAYS about Creating an Isu Body that Juno later would inhabit! No She will and im realy positively sure about that have a major part in future AC game again ! Origns was like a new entry point ! Thats why she wasn't mentioned! She wasn't needed ! I wouldn't be surprised if during the ride to Alexandria in the next game William tells Layla all about Juno, the assassins and what the messages mean ! He will tell her she has a body and why she is dangerous ( because Belive it our not the games MD plays AFTER the end of Uprising, otherwise it wouldn't make sense) Juno is most likely the on that will even Caus the new end of the world