The setting is 1191 AD. The Third Crusade is tearing the Holy Land apart. You, Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad, intend to stop the hostilities by suppressing both sides of the conflict. You are an Assassin, a warrior shrouded in secrecy and feared for your ruthlessness, stalking your prey with a hidden blade, but at the same time fighting to regain your lost honour. Your actions can throw your immediate environment into chaos, and your existence will shape events during this pivotal moment in history.