The Order of the Ancients are the main antagonists of the video game Assassin's Creed: Origins, and the Legacy of the First Blade DLC for Assassin's Creed: Odyssey . ​ and are set to return in Assassin's Creed: Valhalla as the main antagonists.


They were a secretive group of people seeking artifacts of the Isu to use them to achieve peace for mankind under their rule.

Their successors are known as the Templar Order.

History

In 51 BCE, as the young Ptolemy XIII ascended to the throne as co-ruler of Egypt alongside his sister-wife Cleopatra. The Order quickly became the true power behind the throne and used all their powers to influence, through Ptolemy, the organisation of Egyptian society and to push forward their own plans for the realm.

Discovering that the Queen was not as easy to handle as her brother, the Order instigated the expulsion of Cleopatra from Egypt in 48 BCE. They chose Ptolemy, knowing that Cleopatra was a much more cunning ruler and a better strategist than her younger brother, who was more interested in the superficiality of power and was easily swayed by them.

After he discovered their existence, the Medjay Bayek began a quest to thwart their plans for domination and as a result later founded the Hidden Ones, an organisation which would eventually fight against the next iteration of the Order of the Ancients (as the Assassin Brotherhood) in the following millennia, the Templar Order.

Members

Greco-Persian Wars

  • King Xerxes the Great

Peloponnesian War

  • Pactyas the Huntsman
  • Amorges, the Tusk of Persia
  • Phila the Tempest
  • Gergis, the Scribe

Alexandrine Civil War

  • Actaeon (The Vulture)
  • Ampelius (The Administrator)
  • Berenike (The Crocodile)
  • Julius Caesar
  • Eudoros (The Hippo)
  • Flavius Metellus (The Lion)
  • Hetepi (The Lizard)
  • Khaliset (The Hyena)
  • Ktesos (The Ram)
  • Livius
  • Lucius Septimius (The Jackal)
  • Medunamun (The Ibis)
  • Pothinus (The Scorpion)
  • Ptahmose (The Mason)
  • Raia
  • Rudjek (The Heron)
  • Gaius Julius Rufio (The Leader)
  • Smenkhkare
  • Tacito (The Executioner) 
  • Taharqa (The Scarab)
  • Theotimos
  • Caïus Fulvus Vultur

Allies and puppets

  • Caligula
  • Cleopatra Philopator VII 
  • Ptolemy Theos Philopator XIII
  • Gennadios (The Phylax)
  • Sefetu (The Firebrand)
  • Diovicos and Viridovix (The Gallic Brothers)
  • Kensa
  • Hypatos
  • Suphia
  • Venator
  • Bion
  • Achillas
  • Ganymedes
  • Theodotus of Chios

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Isu

Juno | Instruments of the First Will


Templar Order

Cult of Kosmos (Peloponnesian War)

Aspasia | Deimos | Kleon | Pausanias of Sparta | Exekias | Iokaste | The Hydra | Polemon | Nyx | Elpenor | Sotera | The Master | Hermippos | Midas | Epiktetos | The Centaur of Euboea | The Chimera | The Silver Griffin | Machaon | Brison | Podarkes | Rhexenor | Iobates | Kodros | Pallas | Deianeira | Belos | Swordfish | Okytos | Melite | Harpalos | Zoisme | Diona | Chrysis | The Mytilenian Shark | Melanthos | The Octopus | Sokos | Asterion | Skylax | The Monger | Lagos | Kallias | Silanos


Order of the Ancients (Ptolemaic Dynasty)

Flavius Metellus | Lucius Septimius | Julius Caesar | Pothinus | Berenike | Hetepi | Khaliset | Taharqa | Eudoros | Medunamun | Rudjek | Ktesos | Actaeon | Gaius Julius Rufio | Ampelius | Ptahmose | Tacito


Knight Templars (Crusades)

Robert de Sable | Maria Thorpe | Tamir | Talal | Garnier de Naplouse | Abu'l Nuqoud | William of Montferrat | Majd Addin | Jubair al Hakim | Sibrand | Haras | Armand Bouchart | Jacques de Molay


Italian Templars (Italian Renaissance)

Rodrigo Borgia | Ludovico Orsi | Checco Orsi | Jacopo de' Pazzi | Uberto Alberti | Francesco de' Pazzi | Vieri de' Pazzi | Antonio Maffei | Stefano da Bagnone | Bernardo Baroncelli | Francesco Salviati | Emilio Barbarigo | Marco Barbarigo | Carlo Grimaldi | Silvio Barbarigo | Juan Borgia the Elder | Lucrezia Borgia | Cesare Borgia | Octavian de Valois | Micheletto Corella | Silvestro Sabbatini | Malfatto | Ristoro | Lia de Russo | Auguste Oberlin | Fiora Cavazza | Il Carnefice


Spanish Templars (Spanish Inquisition)

Tomás de Torquemada | Ojeda | Ramirez

Byzantine Templars (16th Century Ottoman Empire)

Prince Ahmet | Manuel Palaiologos | Shahkulu | Leandros | Cyril of Rhodes | Damat Ali Pasha | Georgios Kostas | Lysistrata | Mirela Djuric | Odai Dunqas | Vali cel Tradat

Chinese Templars (Ming Dynasty)

Zhang Yong | Qiu Ju | Wei Bin | Yu Dayong | Ma Yongcheng | Gao Feng


Caribbean Templars (Golden Age of Piracy)

Laureano de Torres y Ayala | Woodes Rogers | Benjamin Hornigold | Josiah Burgess | John Cockram | Julien du Casse | Kenneth Abraham | Jing Lang | Hilary Flint | Lucia Márquez

Louisiana Templars (18th Century New Orleans)

Madeleine de L'Isle | Rafael Joaquín de Ferrer | George Davidson | Diego Vázquez | Antonio de Ulloa


Colonial Templars (American Revolution)

Haytham Kenway | Charles Lee | Nicholas Biddle | Benjamin Church | Shay Cormac | Thomas Hickey | John Pitcairn | William Johnson | Jack Weeks | Christopher Gist | George Monro | Edmund Judge


British Templars

Georgian and Colonial Era: Reginald Birch | Edward Braddock | Lawrence Washington | Samuel Smith | James Wardrop
Victorian Era: Crawford Starrick | Lucy Thorne | James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan | Philip Twopenny | Pearl Attaway | Malcolm Millner | John Elliotson | David Brewster | Rupert Ferris | Rupert Ferris | Brinley Ellsworth | William Sleeman | Alexander Burnes


Parisian Templars (French Revolution)

Radical faction:Francois-Thomas Germain | Charles Gabriel Sivert | Le Roi des Thunes | Frédéric Rouille | Marie Lévesque | Louis-Michel le Peletier | Aloys la Touche | Flavigny | Marcourt | Maximilien de Robespierre | Jean Gilbert | Denis Molinier | Duchesneau | Arpinon
Moderate faction:François de la Serre | Élise de la Serre | Chrétien Lafrenière | Comte de Choisy

Russian Templars(Russian Revolution)

Yakov Yurovsky

21st Century Templars (Abstergo Industries, mainly)

Alan Rikkin | Warren Vidic | Daniel Cross | Juhani Otso Berg


Templar's Allies and Puppets
Xerxes I of Persia | Ptolemy XIII | Cleopatra | Al Mualim | Abbas Sofian | Richard I of England | Sixtus IV | Dante Moro | Paganino | Jiajing Emperor | Isabella I of Castile | Duncan Walpole | Laurens Prins | Vance Travers | El Tiburón | Jean-Jacques Blaise d'Abbadie | James Cook | Kanen'tó:kon | Jacques Roux | Maxwell Roth | Leon Trotsky


Others

Gamilat | Isidora | Girolamo Savonarola | Painter | Guard Captain | Nobleman | Priest | Merchant | Doctor | Farmer | Condottiero | Preacher | Ercole Massimo | Peter Chamberlaine | Bartholomew Roberts | Pierre, Marquis de Fayet | Achilles Davenport | Liam O'Brien | Louis-Joseph Gaultier, Chevalier de la Vérendrye | Hope Jensen | Adéwalé | Kesegowaase | Le Chasseur | Silas Thatcher | George Washington (The Tyranny of King Washington) | Isreal Putnam (The Tyranny of King Washington) | Benedict Arnold (The Tyranny of King Washington) | Philippe Rose | Jack the Ripper | John Billingsworth | Olwyn Owers | Fiend of Fleet Street

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