Ezio begins to train himself as an assassin and becomes drawn into a war between the Assassin’s Brotherhood and the Templar Order. The two secret organizations have assassin’s creed renaissance pdf book combating each other for centuries to secure an ancient technology, called the “Apple of Eden”, a relic which can control human minds. Both groups also seek a vault in Italy, which contains the knowledge and technology of an ancient, technologically superior civilization. Desmond, only a reference to a “phantom” by Ezio.
Some time later, he also watches one of his father’s fellow Assassins kill himself out of guilt over the death of Altaïr’s father. Al Mualim instructs him not to tell his fellow Assassin Abbas of his father’s suicide. Despite this, Altaïr tells Abbas, who receives the news poorly. The news that Abbas’ father killed himself causes problems between himself and Altaïr. Altaïr, with his wife Maria and their son Darim, are returning to Masyaf Altaïr’s home after successfully assassinating Genghis Khan. In their absence, Abbas proclaimed himself “Master of the Assassins” and took over Masyaf, ruling with tyranny. Altaïr is met with cold indifference.
He discovers that despite being told that his son Sef had traveled to Alamut, his son was actually murdered by Malik. Malik has been imprisoned but claims innocence. Altaïr breaks him out of jail planning to confront Abbas and reclaim his place as Master Assassin. These plans are thwarted when Abbas has Malik killed and frames Altaïr for his death.
Out of anger, Altaïr uses the Apple of Eden to kill the man responsible for Sef’s death but also inadvertently causes Maria’s death. Years later a merchant named Muhklis is saved from desert bandits by Altaïr, now an old man in his seventies. Muhklis takes an injured Altaïr back to his home in Masyaf and agrees to help him reclaim his place. They hope to take back Masyaf with as little bloodshed as possible.
They are joined by a few young men who are aligned against Abbas and are training in the traditional ways of the Assassins, which have been ignored during Abbas’ reign. They, along with the people of Masyaf, storm the castle fighting through Abbas’ men but only killing if absolutely necessary. Altaïr faces Abbas for the last time, killing him with his pistol. With the death of their leader, Abbas’ men lay down their arms and Altaïr is proclaimed the leader of the Assassins. Ezio Auditore as he leaves his life behind in search of the truth about the Assassin Order and “those who came before”.