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. 

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

Their successors are known as the Templar Order.


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.


  • 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



           Assassins creed logo Villains


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 the Shadow | Elpenor | Sotera | The Master | Hermippos | Midas | The Centaur of Euboea | The Chimera | Machaon | Brison | Podarkes | Rhexenor | Iobates | Kodros | Pallas the Silencer | 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)

Julius Caesar | Flavius Metellus | Lucius Septimius | Cleopatra | The Embalmer | Gaius Julius Rufio

Knight Templars (Crusades)

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

Italian Templars (Italian Renaissance)

Rodrigo Borgia | Ludovico Orsi | Checco Orsi | Jacopo de' Pazzi | Uberto Alberti | Francesco de' Pazzi | Antonio Maffei | Stefano da Bagnone | Bernardo Baroncelli | Francesco Salviati | Emilio Barbarigo | Marco Barbarigo | Carlo Grimaldi | Dante Moro | 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

Byzantine Templars (16th Century Ottoman Empire)

Prince Ahmet | Manuel | Shahkulu

Chinese Templars (Ming Dynasty)

Zhang Yong

Caribbean Templars (Golden Age of Piracy)

Laureano de Torres y Ayala | Woodes Rogers | Julien du Casse | El Tiburón | Duncan Walpole

Louisiana Templars (18th Century New Orleans)

Madeleine de L'Isle | Rafael Joaquín de Ferrer | George Davidson | Jean-Jacques Blaise d'Abbadie

Colonial Templars (American Revolution)

Haytham Kenway | Charles Lee | Nicholas Biddle | Benjamin Church | Shay Cormac | George Davidson | Thomas Hickey | William Johnson | John Pitcairn

British Templars

Georgian and Colonial Era: Reginald Birch | Edward Braddock
Victorian Era: Crawford Starrick | Lucy Thorne | Maxwell Roth

Parisian Templars (French Revolution)

Francois-Thomas Germain | Charles Gabriel Sivert | Le Roi des Thunes | Maximilien de Robespierre

21st Century Templars (Abstergo Industries, mainly)

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


George Washington (The Tyranny of King Washington) | Bartholomew Roberts | Achilles Davenport | Louis-Joseph Gaultier, Chevalier de la Vérendrye | Hope Jensen | Adéwalé | Isreal Putnam (The Tyranny of King Washington) | Jack the Ripper | Pierre, Marquis de Fayet | Fiend of Fleet Street

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.