See Article History Marco Polo, born c. The family had traded with the Middle East for a long time, acquiring considerable wealth and prestige.
The Saxons and the Franks. The Ottomans and Safavids I could go on for hours. The whole of human history is but a series of conflicts and subjugation. A desire for more, and more, and more.
They publicly maintained the pretense of following the Christian ways so as to not lose the support of the Church. The Templars view this step as necessary for the world, given he fact that humanity was created to serve and be led by the First Civilization in the first place.
Obsession with the Pieces of Eden Realizing the power that the Pieces of Eden held over human beings, the Templars began to seek out the artifacts.
As time progressed, the Templars became more focused on the Pieces of Eden, rather than operating to transform and influence society through non-supernatural means.
Their goals changed as they sought to control and unify the entire world using the Pieces of Eden to create a "New World Order". As opposed to the Assassins, who believed that free will was an inherent quality and right for all humankind, the Templars insisted that "freedom" caused chaos and upheaval, and ultimately threatens the fabric of civilization itself.
Templars hence believe that order, purpose and direction are key in the construction of a perfect world. More moderate Templars would try to influence humanity to have discipline and restraint, as well as opting for tighter and more centralized governmental control. The most fanatical Templars, however, would aim at nothing less than the total destruction of free will, and absolute control over humanity.
Compromising for peace It is easy to mistake the Templar pursuit for control as a pursuit for power. That is why Templars tend to agree with Assassins when it comes to pursuing peace, but detest their pursuit of freedom. However, before they could enact this partnership, they were both murdered by their more radical and fanatical subordinates for prioritizing peace over their ideology.
Ethical and unethical practices Despite the noble ideals of the Order, the Templars were often consequentialists when it came to their methods, which included subterfuge, manipulation of individuals as well as events, murder and even warfare. The Templars also had no problem with suppressing knowledge, such as when they tried to eliminate Nicolaus Copernicus and murdered Alan Turingif it suited their purposes, despite their claims that they sought to uplift mankind.
Even children have been shown to not be immune to Templar cruelty; the British Rite extensively used and promoted child labour without regard for the dangers such workers faced, the modern purge of the Assassin Order had children mercilessly gunned down in an attempt to eradicate the Assassins and several Inner Sanctum members showed little qualms if children were caught in the crossfire or in the case of one, dissected for research of their operations.
Some Templars such as Colonel George Monro saw themselves and their fellow Templars as benevolent protectors and providers of humanity, an act which caused the assassin turncoat Shay Cormac to defect to the Templar Order.
The modern-day Templar Juhani Otso Berg took these benevolent Templars as his influential and inspirational examples as to what a Templar should really be. During the Italian Renaissance, Templar goals were corrupted by Rodrigo and Cesare Borgia into seeking power and domination at all costs, which is far removed from their original noble motive.
Modern Templars view the Borgias as debauched tyrants and consider their reign to be a Dark Age of the Order. However, as the organization spread across the globe, establishing branches in virtually every country, the title of Grand Master came to designate only the leader of regional factions called Rites.
Every major decision of the Inner Sanctum must be passed to the Guardians for review, who in turn relay them to the General of the Cross for the ultimate grant of approval. Accordingly, the General possesses the sole power to veto any significant action or plan the Inner Sanctum seeks to undertake.
As a result, the Guardians are the bridge between the Inner Sanctum and the General of the Cross, the medium through which communication between the two exists. There are three Guardians, and as witnessed in the case of the Guardian Alan Rikkin who also served as Chief Executive Officer of Abstergo Industries and chairman of the Inner Sanctum, a Guardian may hold another office at the same time.
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