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1. n (uh-sas-SIN-s bruh-ther-HOOD) An organisation of assassins that grew from the Middle-Eastern Levantine Order of Hashashin (Assassins). The Brotherhood spread into many parts of Europe by the Age of Renaissance (1400-present), and eventually into the Americas shortly before the American Revolution. It differs from the Order in that members are inducted instead of being born into the organisation. The Brotherhood also helped spread the Renaissance through their ideal of free thought.

Assassins are renowned for their signature weapon, the hidden blade.

The Brotherhood was led into the 16th century by Ezio Auditore da Firenze, an Italian-born assassin who took into the Brotherhood as a child of seventeen after the murder of his father and two brothers. The execution was ordered by the spanish Templar Grandmaster Roderic Llançol i de Borja, who later became Pope Alexander VI. It was revealed that Ezio's father Giovanni was an Assassin.

The Brotherhood (and, indeed, the ancient Order) is opposed by the Knights Templar (now known as Abstergo, inc.) because of their ideals of equality and free thought. They will continue to fight against the subjugation and power of the Templar until they attain victory.

Notable members include:

Altaïr ibn La'ahad

Ezio Auditore da Firenze

Edward Kenway

Haytham Kenway

Ratonhnhaké:ton (Connor Kenway)

Desmond Miles

Subject 16

"Vittoria agli Assassini."

-Ezio Auditore da Firenze, Gran Maestro dei Assassini
Assassin: Buongiorno, Maestro. I am new to the Assassins Brotherhood and was wondering about what it means to be an assassin.
Ezio: Ah, buongiorno my brother. Being an assassin means that you have sworn an oath to impede the accursed Templars and uphold our beliefs of equality and free thought.
Assassin: Thank you, Maestro.
by Shawn Hastings December 02, 2013