“The organization that would later be known as the Templar Order was likely founded by Cain, whose ‘mark’ was used as the Templars’ crest. They quickly became the archenemies of the Assassins, who, as opposed to the Templars, fought to allow the people to retain free will.
The Templar Order, also known as the Order of the Knights Templar, were a monastic military order-turned-corporate giant, which was formed during the prehistoric era. The Templars sought to create a perfect world, although the means by which they aimed to do so – through force, control and the destruction of free will – directly contrasted the ideals of their sworn enemies, the Assassin Order.”
Assassin’s Creed is a real game. that’s as ‘real’ as it gets; everything in the game is fictional.
The Knights Templar (not the ‘Templar Order’) were founded in 1119AD, which was a very, very, very, very long time after Cain died.
The ‘mark’ of Cain has nothing to do with the Knights Templar, who don’t have a crest. They have the Beauceant, a red cross on their mantle, and various Grand Masters through the ages have had seals that usually show two knights riding on one horse, or one knight mounted on a horse with a sword and shield.
The Knights Templar have never ever been the ‘archenemies’ of the Assassins. In fact, the two groups never met. The Knights Hospitaler did kill off a small band of Assassin negotiators from Syria who were looking to live on Christian lands and convert to Christianity in order to avoid paying taxes.
The assassins never ‘fought to allow the people to retain free will.’ The assassins – the correct term being “Hashashin” were founded by Hassan-i Sabbah for “political and personal gain and to also exact vengeance on his enemies.” In fact the term “hashashin” was a derisive one applied to a small group of Nizari Ismailis who were said to ingest large amounts of hash before going on drug-addled killing sprees.
The Knights Templar, on the other hand, didn’t do any of that. Nor did they fight “to allow the people to retain free will.” The Knights Templar were formed to protect pilgrims who traveled the road between the seaport town of Jappa to the city of Jerusalem -a 50 mile stretch of road infested with bad guys.
So much for your romantic notions about ‘free will.’
The Knights Templar were not ever a corporate giant. Nor did they exist in the prehistoric era. In fact NO ‘corporate giant’ existed in the prehistoric era. Corporations didn’t exist until laws existed that allows for the creation of corporations – which means that no corporation existed until the formation of medeval guilds – like, for example, the Freemasons.
The Templars never sought to create a perfect world. Their sole purpose was to protect pilgrims and the Holy Land. They, obviously, could have done a better job of it. They created a banking system, developed safe trade routes, and worked with people to create a safe environment for travelers. That’s not ‘a perfect world,’ that’s ‘American Express.’ Or, pretty much, any Swiss bank.
The Knights Templar never had any ‘sworn enemies.’ In fact, they worked WITH Muslims and Christians alike to forge alliances and create that one thing that is missing from most religions: tolerance.
The Hashashin, on the other hand, were all about chaos, payback, and hate. That doesn’t mean they were bad people, it just means that you’re REALLY misinformed about the group.