This distribution made it hard for the fans to follow the events occurred during the modern era: however, one of the aspects that mainly characterizes the present day of the AC franchise is that all its specific details in every release must be as much as possible consistent and part of the same timeline. The objective of this article and of the pieces that will follow it is to give an explanation of the forces and the characters at stake in the releases of and the events in which they have been involved. The document is signed by Aidan St. This part of the Handbook ends with a description of the various sectors in which Abstergo operates, mentioning its past, present, and future products and projects: Medical science.
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This distribution made it hard for the fans to follow the events occurred during the modern era: however, one of the aspects that mainly characterizes the present day of the AC franchise is that all its specific details in every release must be as much as possible consistent and part of the same timeline.
The objective of this article and of the pieces that will follow it is to give an explanation of the forces and the characters at stake in the releases of and the events in which they have been involved. The document is signed by Aidan St. This part of the Handbook ends with a description of the various sectors in which Abstergo operates, mentioning its past, present, and future products and projects: Medical science.
Connected with the medical science is also the Sophia Project, already mentioned in Revelations, thanks to which the Abstergo scientists analyse information imprinted on living cells, which are passed on biologically from a vessel to another, in order to better comprehend human physiology and so to prevent, in the future, even deadly diseases.
The Handbook mentions also the Angelus, the genetic implant to be applied on babies shown in the AC3 multiplayer videos that allows mothers, thanks to a wrist brand, to monitor the health status of their children and, according to Erudito, it allows Abstergo to regulate their hormone levels and brain functions.
It was because of it that the company was placed under investigation in by the U. For this part the Handbook starts mentioning the Animus OS Glasses, another technology shown in the AC3 multiplayer in the form of glasses that allow the user to see in real time objects and past events that occurred in that place, and to scan and identify people, in a similar way to the profiler in Watch Dogs, and to upload the data to the Abstergo servers, according to Erudito.
After all, as the Handbook says, although the technology has been created by others probably a reference to the Google Glasses , "four eyes are twice as good as two".
The other element being mentioned is, inevitably, the Akashic Satellite Plexus ASP , the satellite plexus that officially had to be a network of communications, weather, and observation satellites. The Handbook states once and for all in terms of plot that the project has been closed and now Abstergo is turning its attention to the Helix Project. The Technology part and the "Abstergo At A Glance" section end with a brief description of Helix, very useful to understand the big picture involving both Unity and Rogue.
In the case of Abstergo, the statement reads: "We are committed to researching, developing and providing high-quality products that enrich, entertain, and shape the lives of our customers. We build programs that reexamine the past, improved the present, and define the future. After all those are not all lies, they are more like very hidden truths. The subject of this letter is "Classified Information" and warns the employees against discussing corporate policy, proceedings, and projects.
Otherwise "Abstergo shall be entitled to injunctive, or other equitable relief as the court deems appropriate, in addition to any other remedies which it may be available. Looking at the final part of this NDA, it can be noticed that Fraser signed the document on June 18th, and this has been approved by Robin Smalridge of the HR department the day after.
Also, the document has some interesting information, for example the explanation of the Memory Corridor the empty and infinite space that functions like a loading screen and the White Room effect which is shown during the last moments of life of a target : these are effects intentionally created by the Animus, in the first case to ensure a safe transition from one set of memories to another, and in the second case to enable the user to focus on information that will be conveyed.
The document discusses also synchronization and explains how Abstergo monitors and controls the user experiences in order to reduce potential distress. In the end the document explains what Abstergo expects from the Research Analyst and so from Fraser in our case. Just below this comment his supervisor Aidan St.
Nothing can prepare you for what she finds. Find out in this breathtaking virtual experience. No wonder the writer of the present day part, Darby McDevitt, expressed more than once a desire to see an AC game set during the Irish war of independence some examples here , here and here.
Grab your saber, get a group of friends together, and stab them in the face! Although Monima died during production, Animus technology allowed the film to be completed, and to keep Monima alive in our hearts forever.
Dvija, as well as being the name of one of the three Varnas in the Hindu Society, is also the nickname given to Monima by Jot. White Death: "Nikolai Orelov brought his family to America to escape the clutches of the secret society he used to belong to.
Wounded Dragon, Rising Phoenix:"Experience the next generation of martial arts masterpieces! Not only because it contains the name "Rising Phoenix", which, when talking about AC, is never fortuitous , but because the Handbook shows this picture too. However, this is not the most important virtual experience among the ones showed here.
In fact that achievement goes to It seems that Connor had more than one child and his wife, a blond-haired woman, left him in his later years, taking away his children for an unknown reason, leaving him to die alone. What a mess The last part of the welcome package for Fraser coincides with the continuation of his story.
Before being informed about his very first project, he gets a welcome document from his supervisor, Aidan St. In both cases St. The last advice of St. Later Fraser receives a very short introduction to his test subject. As the title of the Handbook or its introduction suggested, the genetic memories that are being analysed belong to Arno, the protagonist of the much-discussed Unity. The answer can be found at the end of the Handbook The idea is that Arno, through these letters, can deal with the loss of his father, telling him all the events of the various stages of his life.
He also writes that he broke the pocket watch, but he keeps it with him all the time because it makes him think of his father. Speaking of which, while Fraser keeps on adding drawings, artwork and generic images picturing the sumptuous interiors of that era and once again the moments after the assassination of Charles Dorian, St.
Claire writes another memo for our analyst. Even this is a warning of what is progressively happening to our analyst In particular, Fraser also adds a description for each one of them taken from the Abstergo database. The first one of these characters is, surprisingly, Benjamin Franklin. In addition to a historical description, the database states that Arno met Franklin on a single, but memorable, occasion some information about the assassination of Charles Dorian was already in the hands of Templars In this case too her profile includes mostly historical information and curiosities about the queen, like the Diamond Necklace Affair.
At this point St. Eventually, a very important fact, St. So Fraser has a partner and it seems that, according to St. Keep this detail in mind, because later it will be very important. In this document Abstergo encourages the analysts to report any of these symptoms at once, to immediately treat them but Fraser Fraser now has to present to St. The impact of these deaths left a mark He seems An activity requested by Abstergo Entertainment but that stimulates his involvement in the story and in the lives of the characters he meets, with the already mentioned risk of the Bleeding Effect.
As predicted, after the report, St. Claire writes an e-mail with his comments, dated July 3rd another week has passed. Then St. It does seem to keep going missing.
Victor and Hugo, the two blacksmiths who were chasing Arno at the beginning of Unity, are a perfect example of this situation. Indeed, according to Fraser, Victor and Hugo actually are amalgams of various people, rather than two distinct individuals and the proof lies in the fact that Arno keeps casually stumbling into them too often in this case, what should we think? Are they two real individuals like in the game or a representation of what Arno feels, as hypothesized in the Handbook?
That said, at the end of his comment St. Claire once again seems concerned about some notes in the report. So St. As for the other profiles, the part dedicated to the Abstergo database mainly mentions the historical events the original purpose of the fortress, the conditions of its prisoners, the presence of Marquis de Sade.
Hubert de Solages, Comte de Solages, imprisoned at the request of his own family for alleged incest with his sister. It is possible that this was simply a false charged levied against him as a way for other family members to wrest money and property from him. Auguste Tavernier, arrested in for a plot against Louis XV and inarguably insane. Assassin Pierre Bellec. Jean Bechade, forger. Should this happen, the analysts must notify their supervisors immediately.
Plus, the dossier explains that putting the Brotherhood above everything else country, law, family creates a sort of sense of community, also for people like the Assassins who must operate in the shadows.
As for the three ironies, the dossier remarks the fact that the Assassins put themselves in such a position from which they can judge and make a clear demarcation between what constitutes innocent and guilty albeit they are promoting peace. According to a comment by St. Claire was right after all The analyst says the initiation was surprisingly intense because, although Arno witnessed the deaths of two father figures, in this case he witnessed his own death, or better the death of his old self, to be reborn as a real Assassin.
That said, despite his concern, St. Bibeau ended up, thanks to a report she sends to St. Because of this the doctor suggests Fraser to curtail all outside activities that might pertain to his assignment gaming activities of the era, studying the Revolution and the Reign of Terror, trying to learn French, etc and points out that it might have been unwise for St. Through a post-it St.
Fraser goes back into the Animus and reaches the moment of the meeting with the Roi de Thunes. He immediately shows another letter from Arno to his father before creating the profiles as usual. In this letter Arno writes to his father talking once again about the fact that his faith is fading away, especially considering the existence of a place such as the Cour des Miracles.
Arno talks about the Roi des Thunes and how hard it was to stand by and watch, unable to interfere, in order to reach and assassinate him. Plus, Arno writes how much he misses his father now, saying that has never felt the weight of his death and that of de la Serre more heavily upon him than in that moment.
Bibeau and St. Later Fraser also writes down the profile of the Marquis, drawing his portrait and describing his debauchery but also his political past. Sick bastard that he was, he always treated me well. At the heart of his debauchery, there was a search for something strangely pure, I think. Claire, as usual, offers his opinion. Claire thinks Fraser is being more aware of his condition, compared to what he wrote in the last two profiles, but he has arranged for Robert to talk to Dr.
Bibeau at any time. In addition to that, St.
Here we are back with the second and final part of our analysis of the Abstergo Employee Handbook. Fraser, in the last period, seemed to have recovered from his serious conditions caused by the Bleeding Effect and everything seemed to be back to normal. However, his story in the Handbook abruptly ended. At least until now. The Abstergo Agent and the most recent present day As pointed out in the previous article, the Handbook tells a two-level story.
Assassin's Creed Unity: Abstergo Entertainment: Employee Handbook