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刺客信条:秘密圣战
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书籍类别:
动作、历史
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页数:
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刺客信条:秘密圣战(Assassin's Creed: The Secret Crusade)是根据刺客信条系列游戏改编的第三部小说。本书由奥利弗·波登撰写,企鹅出版社出版发行。

本书讲述了刺客阿泰尔·伊本·拉阿哈德及其在第三次十字军东征时期的活动,以声名远扬的探险家马可·波罗的父亲——尼科洛·波罗的口吻叙述。书中描写阿泰尔经历的部分以第三人称视角写成,尼科洛叙述的部分则采用第一人称。[1]

简介

马可·波罗的父亲,尼科洛·波罗终于道出了他守护终生的秘密——阿泰尔的过去,兄弟会中最为传奇的一位刺客的人生历程。

阿泰尔接下一项无比艰难的任务——这不仅需要他在圣地四处奔波,还让他从中领悟到刺客之信条的真正含义。为了履行承诺,阿泰尔必须击败九名死敌,其中甚至包括圣殿骑士的领袖:罗伯特·德·塞布尔。我们将在这里首次探视阿泰尔的传奇人生:一趟足以改变历史进程的旅行、一场刺客与圣殿骑士阴谋的不懈较量、一段震撼而又悲惨的家庭生活、以及一份来自旧友的无尽背叛……

情节概要

序章

序章仅有两面,引出了尼科洛的故事,但并没有写明“他”的身份和所在。

第一部分

第一章

尼科洛和马费奥·波罗停留在马斯亚夫——年迈的黎凡特刺客导师阿泰尔·伊本·拉阿哈德所驻守的地方。阿泰尔在人生最后的阶段,选择了尼科洛来做他的倾听者。

接连几周,尼科洛都坐在阿泰尔身旁,听这位刺客导师讲述他的一生。之后,尼科洛带着他的兄弟马费奥攀上了防御塔楼的顶部——各种意义上的故事开始的地方。在这里,瞭望哨第一个看到了进犯的萨拉丁军队。“那是八十年前,八月里的一个阳光明媚的日子,就像今天这样……

第二章

画面转换到了萨拉丁进军时——他意在征服马斯亚夫,并取下时任刺客导师的阿尔莫林的人头。在军队缓慢逼近的同时,村民也在向安全区转移。刺客则开始构筑防御工事,准备迎战入侵的军队。然而,意想中的攻击并没有到来,苏丹军在村庄里安营驻军,看似对刺客的要塞毫无兴趣。

第二天早晨,战斗打响,苏丹军顶着刺客弓箭手不间断的火雨试图侵入要塞,一些村民也加入到刺客的防御战中。之后,在两方均有不少死伤的情况下,苏丹军撤退休整,为下一场战斗做准备。在萨拉丁离开军营不知所踪后,他的叔叔希哈布丁前往山上的村庄去拜访刺客的领袖。

第三章

在要塞门口,希哈布丁提出要跟阿尔莫林进行谈判。时间回到阿尔莫林与阿泰尔的父亲,刺客大师乌玛交谈的时候。他们之间的对话揭示了乌玛的任务——潜入萨拉丁的帐篷,留下刺客的印记以警示萨拉丁——刺客可以轻易取下他的人头。然而这个任务差一点就失败了,还连带着取走了萨拉丁亲信将军的性命。

作为撤军的交换条件,希哈布丁要求杀死将军的罪魁祸首偿命。最初阿尔莫林并不同意,但希哈布丁拎出了他在自己阵营抓到的刺客卧底——他已经伤痕累累,而且如果刺客不交出乌玛的话,他就要代替乌玛被处刑。

第四章

时间回到现在,次日清晨,马费奥叫醒了尼科洛,想听听后来那名卧底怎么样了,还有这件事对阿泰尔的影响。然而尼科洛并不急着告诉马费奥,他只是按着阿泰尔讲述的顺序,将故事推到了十五年之后——阿泰尔在所罗门圣殿的失败。

第五章

时间依旧是过去,阿泰尔在任务失败后回到了马斯亚夫,独自思索着发生的事情。起初,他碰到了劳夫。劳夫并没有留意到阿泰尔身上发生了什么,这让阿泰尔松了一口气。然而,之后他碰到了阿巴斯。阿巴斯似乎已经猜测到了阿泰尔的失利,他冷言嘲讽阿泰尔,意图在阿泰尔的伤口上撒盐。阿泰尔最终还是回到了要塞中,到了阿尔莫林的房间,并接受了导师的询问。

第六章

就在阿泰尔告诉导师他的两名队友都死了的时候,马利克走了进来,他愤怒地向阿尔莫林痛诉阿泰尔造成的损失——他失去了他的弟弟,还伤了一臂。之后他炫耀般地将被阿泰尔遗忘的用古文物盒子存放的任务目标拿了出来,使阿泰尔更加无地自容。

就在此时,有信使报信罗贝尔·德·萨布莱正在围攻马斯亚夫。阿泰尔被阿尔莫林命令去协助击退敌人。在村民进入要塞避难的同时,阿泰尔也在拖住那些袭击村民的敌人。之后,劳夫让他跟着他去塔的上面,给敌人一个“惊喜”。

之后,在塔的顶端,包括阿泰尔、劳夫在内的三名刺客进行了信仰之跃,以向萨布莱展示他们对导师的服从。由于第三名刺客摔断了腿,为了向敌人隐藏他的伤势,劳夫留下来照看他。阿泰尔则根据劳夫的指示到达了刺客们已经设置好陷阱,随时可以终结十字军的生命的,峭壁的上方。

第七章

阿泰尔斩断了固定圆木的绳子,滚下的木头碾压了位于下方的萨布莱的军队,使萨布莱溃不成军。刺客聚集到庭院中庆祝胜利,阿泰尔走近他们,阿尔莫林示意众人安静,沉默瞬间取代了庆祝的氛围——马上每个人都将知道阿泰尔在所罗门圣殿的失利。

在聚集的众人面前,阿尔莫林宣布了阿泰尔成功与失败的原因。最终,他因为阿泰尔对信条的违背惩罚了阿泰尔,用一把金匕首刺进了这位刺客大师的腹部。

第八章

阿泰尔并没有死去,醒来后的他见到了阿尔莫林,阿尔莫林告诉了阿泰尔他还活着的原因,以及他现在的状态;这位刺客大师被剥夺了头衔,变回了新手,重新学习刺客的处事之道。

第九章

首先,阿泰尔前往大马士革,开启了他的导师委派的猎杀九人的行程。通过城门潜入城中后,他开始意识到这次事件对自己造成的影响,例如缺少装备。

根据任务要求,他先去拜访了大马士革的拉菲克,后者已经得知了阿泰尔的“遭遇”。由于不再有人为阿泰尔提前收集好情报,按照规定,拉菲克派遣阿泰尔前往城市中自行获取需要的信息。在城市中穿行一段时间后,阿泰尔锁定了一名传令官,他随后跟踪着传令官进入了一条安静的小巷,开始了他的调查

第十章

进一步探索大马士革后,阿泰尔回到了刺客据点并且告诉了拉菲克他得知的情报,之后他被给予一根羽毛标识并被允许暗杀塔米尔——他的第一个暗杀目标

之后,阿泰尔迫不及待地离开了刺客据点,前往阿泰尔认为目标所在的集市。到达集市后,阿泰尔看到塔米尔正在审问一名痛苦的顾客。在塔米尔疯狂地捅了那名顾客数刀后,阿泰尔杀掉了塔米尔。临死前塔米尔告诉了阿泰尔他行动的动机。

第十一章

除掉第一个目标后,阿尔莫林对阿泰尔成功的消息表示十分满意。之后阿泰尔谈到了阿卡——他下一个目标在的地方。

在到达阿卡据点前,阿泰尔已经在阿卡城中进行了数日的调查并安排好了刺杀计划,并且从德·纳普罗斯手下那里偷到了卷轴。之后阿泰尔和据点负责人杰贝尔进行了短暂的交谈,在得到允许后获得了羽毛标识。

第十二章

之后,阿泰尔混在学者的队伍中潜入了医院要塞。在建筑内部,阿泰尔亲眼见证了他的目标纳布卢斯——对一名企图逃跑的患者的暴行:纳布卢斯意图说服患者留在这里,但患者表示他只想离开,于是纳布卢斯命令守卫打断了患者的双腿。

随后,纳布卢斯开始检查他的其他患者的状态,虽然患者们大多状态消沉,但他们中还是有人对纳布卢斯表示了感激之情。趁着守卫忙于手头事物的时候,阿泰尔刺杀了他的目标。纳布卢斯临死前对阿泰尔说了一些使阿泰尔感到迷惑的话,虽然心存疑惑,阿泰尔还是成功逃离了现场。

第十三章

回到马斯亚夫,阿泰尔向阿尔莫林汇报了他的任务,并对纳布卢斯死前说的令人感到迷惑的话提出了疑问。阿尔莫林解答了阿泰尔的疑惑,之后带着神秘微笑告诉阿泰尔他下一个目标在耶路撒冷

阿泰尔走进了耶路撒冷的据点,看到作为据点的拉菲克(负责人)的马利克的瞬间,阿泰尔就明白了为什么他的导师会露出微笑。经过一段简短但并不愉快的交流后,阐述了自己在耶路撒冷收集的情报的阿泰尔从马利克手中获得了标识羽毛,前往刺杀他的下一个目标——塔拉尔

第十四章

走进塔拉尔关押奴隶的地方的瞬间,阿泰尔意识到他掉进了陷阱,但他无视掉他的目标说的干扰的话继续执行任务。阿泰尔和塔拉尔进行了短暂的交谈,之后塔拉尔才现身,塔拉尔让阿泰尔走到他指定的地方——有光的地方——这样弓箭手可以轻易狙击阿泰尔。

塔拉尔企图让他的手下杀掉阿泰尔,自己则逃掉了,但没过多久,迅速解决了塔拉尔手下的阿泰尔就追上了塔拉尔。在一场激烈的追逐后,阿泰尔刺杀了塔拉尔,并听完了他的遗言——和纳布卢斯一样,塔拉尔也提到了他的“兄弟们”,但此时的阿泰尔并不能理解他们说的兄弟意味着什么。

第十五章

解决了九个目标中的三个后,阿泰尔在一口井附近扎营夜宿,睡着的阿泰尔梦到了他童年的事。11岁的阿泰尔刚刚失去了父亲,悲痛的他将一切都怪罪到艾哈迈德身上——那个原本应该死去的卧底。

幼年的阿泰尔在之后的几天都睡在他父亲的床上,残留的父亲的气息使他获得安慰。艾哈迈德的日子也并不好过,内心的愧疚使他夜夜无法安眠。直到一天夜晚,无法忍受负罪感的艾哈迈德带着匕首进入了阿泰尔的房间,在阿泰尔的面前道歉并用匕首隔断了自己的喉咙。内心从麻木转到惊吓的阿泰尔跑到了阿尔莫林的屋子,告诉了导师这个消息。阿尔莫林让阿泰尔保守艾哈迈德死亡的秘密,不让他告诉任何人,包括艾哈迈德的儿子,阿巴斯。

第二天开始,阿泰尔和阿巴斯被安排同时开始刺客学徒的训练,并且住进了同一间屋子。然而,就算搬出了原来的房子,噩梦依旧缠绕着阿泰尔。童年的记忆逐渐模糊,成年的阿泰尔一身冷汗地从梦中惊醒。之后,再次合眼的阿泰尔希望能在天亮前再睡上一觉。

第二部分

第十六章

阿尔莫林祝贺了阿泰尔的成功,然后告诉了阿泰尔他接下来的目标。之后阿泰尔前往阿卡去刺杀威廉·德·蒙特费拉特。阿泰尔再次在据点见到了杰贝尔,从他那里获取情报后,阿泰尔开始了他的调查。

第十七章

阿泰尔穿过市场,从士兵身上偷到了一份送给士兵口中的“首领”的信件,他们似乎不属于已知的任何一方势力;他还看到试图以言语鼓动民众反抗德·蒙特费拉特的人,然而软弱的民众并不敢冒险。决心将城市从威廉手中解放出来的阿泰尔回到了据点,从杰贝尔手中取得了允许刺杀的标识羽毛。

第十八章

回到城堡外,阿泰尔旁听了狮心王理查德和威廉·德·蒙特费拉特的一场对话。理查德离开后,阿泰尔混在进城的商人中潜入了城中。之后阿泰尔爬上房顶,一边解决弓箭手清出撤退路线,一边跟踪着威廉。之后威廉停下,训斥他的士兵最近过于懒散,并在他们面前处决了两名怠惰的士兵。在威廉遣走他的士兵,变得毫无防备时,阿泰尔一跃而下,刺杀了威廉。死前,威廉告诉了阿泰尔他所作所为均是为了人民的利益,而阿泰尔终有一天会为自己的行为后悔。

第十九章

阿泰尔又一次拜见了阿尔莫林,他注意到导师让他事无巨细地道出整个经过,但却对他隐瞒众多。他被派往大马士革去刺杀他的下一个目标——阿布尔·努库德。不过在此之前,他还是要去和那个无礼的拉菲克见面。两人交换了目标的情报,随后阿泰尔开始调查并了解到当地百姓对阿布尔的痛恨。在调查时,阿泰尔听到了几名学者在谈论某些事——尽管他对此知之甚少,只知道刺客们称之为“新秩序”。接着他听说阿布尔即将举办一场宴会,于是立刻前往准备。

第二十章

在宴会上,阿泰尔见到了奢华的酒池以及穿着华美的客人们,同时他也在搜寻着他的目标。片刻之后, 阿布尔·努库德在阳台上现身并开始了一段笑里藏刀的演讲——同样提及了“新世界”,而弓箭手们早已趁机悄悄就位。就在演讲结束时,现场喝了毒酒的客人纷纷毒发,同时弓箭手们也得到命令,开始格杀那些企图逃跑的人。而正在欣赏这场屠杀的阿布尔很快就被阿泰尔刺死,在临终前告诉了阿泰尔一些事。

第二十一章

阿泰尔回访阿尔莫林并质问他关于自己发现的事。阿泰尔不愿继续受到欺瞒,他想知道这些目标之间的联系。这次,阿泰尔要求他的导师给出明确的答案——关于为什么每一个他所刺杀的人临死前都说了一些类似的话。最终,阿尔莫林妥协了,并告诉他这些人都是圣殿骑士组织的一员,且都效命于罗伯特·德·塞布尔。在得知了这些之后,阿泰尔便出发前去刺杀他的下一个目标。

第二十二章

阿泰尔进入耶路撒冷时又和卫兵起了些冲突,在最终还是抵达了联络点拜访了马利克,并得知自己下一个目标是马吉德·阿丁。几番交谈过后,阿泰尔前往哭墙——在那里,马吉德将出席一场公开的处决。

第二十三章

阿泰尔刚好在处刑开始前混入了处刑广场,马吉德开始了演讲,他首先亮明了四个罪人的身份:妓女、小偷、赌徒以及异端,当然那个异端就是刺客。马吉德首先处死了前三个人,而在即将处死刺客时,一场骚乱开始了。而这对行刑者来说是致命的——阿泰尔利用了这场骚乱接近并刺杀了马吉德。在聆听了他的遗言之后,阿泰尔逃离了现场,而马利克的手下也在混乱之中释放了被监禁的刺客。

第二十四章

阿泰尔再次向阿尔莫林提出了他的疑问。这次,导师向他展示了伊甸苹果,并解释了这个装置的历史以及对人类社会的影响。在此之后,阿尔莫林嘱咐阿泰尔尽快行动:接下来两个目标是西布兰特朱巴尔·哈基姆

第二十五章

这章故事讲述了年幼阿泰尔和阿巴斯成为了朋友,并且一起学习刺客之道。由于对阿巴斯不知道父亲真相的同情,阿泰尔告诉了他。哭泣、愤怒、质疑,这些阿泰尔都已预想过。只是他没想到,只有寂静在空气中弥漫……

第二十六章

阿泰尔站在屋顶,俯视着他的目标——朱巴尔以及被他和其他学者们一起焚毁的书本。朱巴尔向学者们说明了书本如何毒害人类的心灵,而当有一个人站出来抗议时,面色阴沉的朱巴尔将他推入火中与他所眷恋的书本为伴。当最后一名学者前去收集更多书时,阿泰尔抓住他孤身一人的机会刺杀了他,聆听了遗言并在守卫到来之前离开了。随后,阿泰尔与阿尔莫林交谈。此时,导师已经恢复了阿泰尔的最高身份。阿尔莫林询问他刺客的真相,以此来确认阿泰尔已经改变。而在这之后,阿泰尔被派去刺杀西布兰特——罗伯特·德·塞布尔前的最后一个目标。

第二十七章

阿泰尔又一次——也是最后一次——踏上了阿卡的土地。他拜访了杰贝尔,而杰贝尔也向阿泰尔道歉——为怀疑阿泰尔为刺客事业做出的贡献道歉。随后,阿泰尔走向码头。在那里,他见到了惊恐的西布兰特欺凌一名教士并杀了他——只因他看上去像是一名刺客。然后,西布兰特登上了他藏身的舰船。但是很快,当守卫们听从西布兰特的命令四散搜索刺客时,阿泰刺死了他。阿泰尔越是聆听那些临终遗言,越是对那些话感到困惑不已。于是在和阿尔莫林的交流中,阿泰尔询问他德·塞布尔所做的事。而在离开马斯亚夫时,阿泰尔见到了阿巴斯——这使他记起了那道他从前的朋友留下的旧创。

第二十八章

故事闪回至阿巴斯和阿泰尔年幼的时候:就在阿泰尔将阿巴斯父亲的真相告诉他之后,阿巴斯变得前所未有的安静。有一天,在他们争吵的时候,阿巴斯对阿泰尔释放了他的怒火——在进行战斗训练时,阿巴斯攻击了阿泰尔,将他压倒在地,用匕首抵住他的喉咙。愤怒的阿巴斯要求阿泰尔必须承认他在撒谎——有关自己父亲艾哈迈德自杀而亡的事。阿泰尔迟疑着,但最终还是承认了,阿巴斯也平静下来。

第二十九章

刺客大师阿泰尔到达了耶路撒冷的联络点,略带愉悦地拜访了马利克——此时的马利克态度更加友善了。阿泰尔告诉马利克,让他试图查明更多阿泰尔没有发现的事,也为自己让马利克失去了一条手臂和自己的兄弟这件事而道歉。之后,阿泰尔前往墓地,但直觉告诉他情况不对。然而,就在阿泰尔离开之前,圈套已然收紧,留给阿泰尔的是狂暴的箭雨和疯狂劈下的长剑。他看到了罗伯特也在墓地,但是和记忆中的形象不太一样——甚至“他”喊话发出的也是一个女人的声音。过了一会儿,将守卫一网打尽的阿泰尔刺透了“罗伯特”的肩头并拖着她躲进掩体,摘下她的头盔确认了她的确是个女人假扮的。听她说完话,阿泰尔逃回了联络点,告诉马利克这是一个陷阱。结束谈话后,阿泰尔前往阿尔苏夫——在那里他将找到真正的罗伯特·德·塞布尔。

第三十章

阿泰尔看见了萨拉丁和狮心王理查德的军队在阿尔苏夫遭遇,视野所及之处战争遍地。阿泰尔试图抵达十字军战线后方——理查德应该就驻扎在那里。阿泰尔试图说服国王他不是来战斗的,而是来谈判的:来告诉狮心王他的副官——罗伯特·德·赛布尔是一个叛徒。然而,难以抉择的理查德决定让刺客和圣殿骑士进行一场决斗,胜者所言即是正义。

第三十一章

阿泰尔在决斗中杀死了罗伯特·德·赛布尔。在质问这垂死的圣殿骑士时,阿泰尔终于看清了他的导师——他确实背叛了自己。在罗伯特死后,阿泰尔踏上了返回马西亚夫的旅程。

第三十二章

在马斯亚夫,阿泰尔发现这里完全被遗弃了。当他穿过集市时,阿泰尔遭到了一群刺客的袭击。之后,他看见了马利克和另一群刺客。阿泰尔告诉马利克要小心:阿尔莫林会像对待其他人那样将他们变成傀儡,随后两人便分开了。当阿泰尔抵达城堡的主庭院时,他见到了马斯亚夫的村民们都聚在那儿——全都被阿尔莫林支配了。阿泰尔确定,阿尔莫林是圣殿骑士,他是敌人。

第三十三章

学徒向他的老师发起了进攻:导师先用伊甸苹果制造了幻影——阿泰尔的九个目标,九名牺牲者;然后又幻化出自己的分身和阿泰尔作战;最后他直接正面迎战阿泰尔——事实证明,阿尔莫林仍是一个致命的刺客。当阿尔莫林临死时,他松手放开了伊甸苹果,随后阿泰尔捡起并激活了它。阿泰尔在伊甸苹果中见到了来自未来的景象,也让苹果放映出一幅世界地图。马利克很快冲进花园,大声呼喊——马斯亚夫的诅咒已被破除。阿泰尔拿着伊甸苹果,挣扎着想要摧毁它,但是身体上却无法做到。在这之后,阿泰尔成为了刺客导师。

第三部分

第三十四章

尼科洛接着讲述阿泰尔成为导师后的故事:许多人站在了阿泰尔的对立面,但是阿泰尔知道如何说服他们。同时,阿泰尔也在想着与玛利亚的邂逅,想着伊甸苹果究竟是什么。阿泰尔对圣殿骑士的计划感到好奇,于是他安排马利克暂时接管组织,自己和一众追随者们前往阿卡。

第三十五章

阿卡的各处都没有圣殿骑士团士兵的踪迹。不久,阿泰尔发现了一小支圣殿骑士的船队。正当阿泰尔靠近船队时,他听到了一些人的谈话声:其中也有玛利亚的声音。阿泰尔发现骑士团现在已由阿尔芒·布沙尔统治。在那些人的交谈结束后,玛利亚被一个人留在那,于是阿泰尔上前和她说话。不久之后,阿泰尔重新与其他人会合,并宣布即将前往利马索尔——在他身侧一起走着的是被捆押着的玛利亚。

第三十六章

阿泰尔和玛利亚一起乘船去了塞浦路斯。他发现这里已经被圣殿骑士占领,而一些对铁腕统治不满的人加入了“不屈者”反抗集团。在这里,阿泰尔见到了亚历山大——“不屈者”的一员。他们决定最好将玛利亚留在避难所里,与此同时阿泰尔前去寻找奥斯曼,他能帮助阿泰尔进入利马索尔城堡。奥斯曼告诉阿泰尔“赤红”弗雷德里克必须被刺杀,然后他才能进一步帮助阿泰尔;这样当奥斯曼接替了职位以后,他就能减少看守城堡的士兵数目。阿泰尔回到了避难所,询问玛利亚有关档案馆的事,然后又与亚历山大谈话。过了一段时间,阿泰尔前往利马索尔城堡暗杀弗雷德里克。

第三十七章

奥斯曼已经完成了他的工作, 城堡守卫只剩寥寥数人。深入城堡之后,阿泰尔找到了他的目标——正在组织两名骑士对决的弗雷德里克。阿泰尔落到他身后,在他转过身来喊话时用袖剑划开了他的脖子——他再也没有机会把话说完了。接着,阿泰尔杀死了所有剩下的人。在他离开时,阿泰尔终于明白为什么城堡中守卫这么少:他发现避难所着火了。

第三十八章

在屋顶上找了一个安全的地方后,阿泰尔见到市民们走出家门朝一个地方走去,于是他决定去调查清楚。一路跟随人群,阿泰尔听到了阿尔芒·布沙尔刚到这里不久,他还在人群中见到了玛利亚。奥斯曼站在教堂的台阶旁,片刻之后,布沙尔也出现了。布沙尔向人们阐明了弗雷德里克的死讯以及塞浦路斯最近的变动安排。奥斯曼对此提出抗议,但是这惹恼了布沙尔——于是他将剑捅入奥斯曼腹部杀死了他。不一会儿,玛利亚冲上台阶,跪倒在布沙尔面前。但是布沙尔已经认定她是个叛徒,于是玛利亚被绑住并拖走,随后布沙尔就离开了。阿泰尔跟着玛利亚,救下了她并把她重新带回亚历山大身边。亚历山大告诉阿泰尔,布沙尔已经前往凯里尼亚,而阿泰尔决意跟上。

第三十九章

阿泰尔和玛利亚登上了一艘海盗船,两人在前往凯里尼亚的路上互相分享他们曾经的生活。而就在到达凯里尼亚时,海盗们发现了他们就是布沙尔要找的人,于是试图杀掉两人。阿泰尔轻易摆脱了这些恼人的家伙,然而他发现玛利亚又一次逃跑了。

第四十章

没费多少功夫,阿泰尔就找到了玛利亚,同时他也见到了马科斯。马科斯答应在阿泰尔前去与巴纳巴斯——那个亚历山大提到的线人碰面时看管玛利亚。在到达据点后,巴纳巴斯和阿泰尔进行了一番交谈。巴纳巴斯提到了一个为圣殿骑士做事的叛徒:乔纳斯。不久,阿泰尔找到了乔纳斯并刺杀了他,然后思考着垂死的乔纳斯提到的“公牛”究竟是谁。阿泰尔回到了玛利亚和马科斯那,向他们询问“公牛”的消息。他们同意前往平民区的据点,也就是巴纳巴斯所在的地方。虽然阿泰尔眼下对巴纳巴斯并不十分信任,他还是去确认了巴纳巴斯口中教堂的暴乱。

第四十一章

阿泰尔站在屋顶上看着眼前的暴乱,他下定决心:“公牛”必须死。当阿泰尔回到据点时,巴纳巴斯已经不见:正如阿泰尔的直觉所想,他才是那个叛徒。马科斯和玛利亚已经到了,他们告诉阿泰尔市民们都在抗议乔纳斯的死。简短的交谈过后,阿泰尔查明“公牛”莫洛奇就住在坎塔拉城堡里。

第四十二章

穿过铜墙铁壁的城堡,解决掉挡路的守卫,阿泰尔最终在一扇活板门后的秘密房间内找到了“公牛”。阿泰尔试图悄悄暗杀他,但是莫洛奇早已知道了他的到来并做好了准备。他像举起奖杯那样举起刺客,而这近乎让阿泰尔窒息而亡。出于无趣,莫洛奇没有立刻杀死阿泰尔,但是这对“公牛”来说却是致命的。精疲力尽的阿泰尔最终用袖剑猛插入他体内,干掉了这个重量级对手。阿泰尔思忖着谁会是下一个接替这个暴君统治的人。

第四十三章

当阿泰尔回到据点,他发现玛利亚被圣殿骑士们带走了。及时逃脱的马科斯告诉他圣殿骑士们是利用了黑暗魔女的力量找到了据点所在。马科斯还说巴纳巴斯在阿泰尔来的前一天就被处决了,阿泰尔这才知道是一个圣殿骑士代替了巴纳巴斯。阿泰尔前往“不屈者”囚犯被关押的地方释放了他们,也打探到玛利亚被“公牛”的儿子——沙利姆带走了。 很快,阿泰尔爬上了布法文托要塞的城墙,他在其中发现了沙利姆和布沙尔在交谈,同时提到了亚历山大。现在阿泰尔正在前往魔女处,当他走进她的牢房——或者说巢穴时,魔女表现得更加不安了,最终袭击了阿泰尔。为了自身安全,阿泰尔不得不杀了她。不久,回到据点后,阿泰尔开始写他的第五份手扎,完整的八份里的第五份。

Chapter 44

Altaïr decided to follow Shalim, in hope to find Maria, but instead, ending up at a brothel, so he returned to the market place where Markos was. He told Altaïr that Shalim had to go to the cathedral a lot, since he needed to make frequent confessions about his lifestyle, and that he thus had to speak to the monks there, to find out more about his target. There he found Shalim himself, speaking about Bouchart's wishes to the crowd he had gathered. Shalim left, Altaïr followed, ending up at the St Hilarion Castle, in which Shalim disappeared. The Assassin, having lost his target, sat down on a low wall nearby as some courtesans crossed the docks, Maria being one of them. With them, he entered the castle, unnoticed.

Chapter 45

Altaïr did not know Shalim had a twin brother, Shahar, and that he was the one delivering the speech. Maria and Shahar conversed about the Templar ways, before being interrupted by Altaïr. The real Shalim came in with guards, and the Assassin finally noticed they were twins. Maria quickly disposed of the guards, then fled, leaving Altaïr to fight two skilled swordsmen alone - slaying them both. Later, he returned to the safe-house, telling Markos he would be heading back to Limassol. He also wrote another piece of the Codex, page one.

Chapter 46

Arriving at Limassol, he located the safe-house and found Alexander. In a brief confrontation with him, Altaïr found out that he wasn't a Templar, but the two had been set up against each other, as they were both tricked into believing each other were Templar-sided Resistance members. Altaïr then headed off to a failed search for Bouchart, coming back to find the safe-house empty, a note left there for him. The Assassin went to the courtyard where the note said they were due to meet, only to find the dead body of Alexander; it was a trap. The fake Barnabas came out, and as Altaïr unsheathed his sword, he opened the door to the resentful crowd outside, to make them think the Assassin was the one who killed Alexander. Altaïr couldn't kill civilians, so he used the Apple he had with him to persuade them to his will, saving himself and setting them up against the Templars. 'Barnabas', prepared to fight, came down the ramparts. However, he was stopped by Maria, who put a blade through his chest.

Chapter 47

Maria then took Altaïr with her to the Archives, telling him to follow her, being obstructed by guards on his path, but eventually making it into the almost empty library, seeing both Bouchart and Maria. She was holding off the Templar leader, only just, before being struck by his sword, tumbling, yelling in pain. Bouchart made the first move, quickly tiring, and Altaïr made the last, the dying man giving him respect - and ignorance - for this, telling the Assassin of the power of the Pieces of Eden as he drew his last breath. Cannons were then fired at the Archive, to destroy every last piece of it. Altaïr quickly escaped, taking Maria with him. Later, after the Templars had left, taking all the pieces of archive with them, Altaïr and Maria were talking to each other again; Maria telling Altaïr she was heading east, at which he replied he was also heading east.

Part Four

Chapter 48

Niccolò told Maffeo that Darim, who invited them to Masyaf, was the son of Maria and Altaïr. He explained that Maria and Altaïr were wed in Limassol, and that Maria gave birth to a second son two years after Darim was born; Sef. He also told him that the Codex was a summary of all the discoveries Altaïr had made, and he tried thinking of why they were invited in the first place; maybe because it had to do with them living in Constantinople? He then continued the story at the point Altaïr returned from his travel East, to a Masyaf where everything had changed.

Chapter 49

The Ibn-La'Ahad family rode slowly into Masyaf, where Swami - still an apprentice when Altaïr left - greeted them first. Masyaf had become a darker place, and had changed much to what Altaïr had planned it to be, acting in on the Assassin's instincts. They were led to a small house to the west of the fortress, where they were told that Malik was in prison, Sef had traveled to Alamut, and a meeting of the council had been planned the next day; with Abbas as chairman. Altaïr told Darim to ride to Alamut, in order to bring Sef back.

Chapter 50

The following day, Altaïr and Maria were led through the citadel by Swami, to the council, where Altaïr was forced to report about his trip to the East. After the story, Abbas informed Altaïr and Maria that Sef had been killed by Malik, which was why he was imprisoned. Then, as Altaïr lost control of his emotions, he stated that the former Mentor could not resume leadership of the Order, thus the leadership stayed with the council.

Chapter 51

Back in the small cabin, Maria and Altaïr discussed their situation; Masyaf had been neglected, Sef who had been murdered by Malik, Abbas who was now leader of the Order and the Apple that Maria wanted to be destroyed by now. Altaïr headed for Masyaf's dungeons, where Malik laid, neglected and emaciated. There, Altaïr found that he wasn't the one who murdered Sef.

Chapter 52

He took Malik back to the cabin where both Maria and Altaïr cared for the almost dying friend. Malik told them Sef had been murdered by Abbas as he staged his coup, two years ago. In the next room, Altaïr and Maria planned their next move; to confront Abbas. Moments later, Altaïr stood at the courtyard with Abbas, who had his Assassin loyalists gathered with him. There, Swami came up to Abbas, delivering a sack to him. What Abbas pulled out of that sack was the head of Altaïr's former friend, Malik, eyeballs rolled up and the neck dripping with fresh blood. Abbas accused Altaïr of murdering Malik, then took Maria and held a dagger to her throat - the same dagger his father had killed himself with. Altaïr then pulled the Apple from his robe, which Swami instantly reached for. All of Altaïr's rage was transmitted into Swami, as he brutally - controlled by the Apple - killed himself with his own hands, then he took out his dagger and slashed himself open. Maria, trying to reach for Altaïr, was hit by Swami's dagger at her throat, both of them falling to the ground, dying. As Abbas ordered his loyalists to kill Altaïr, the Assassin fled. He finally reached the top of the tower of which he had jumped a lifetime ago, he hobbled to the platform, spread his arms out, and dropped.

Chapter 53

Niccolò finally understood why he had been invited: to spread the word of the Assassins. Maffeo now wanted to stay, while Niccolò wanted to leave, whereas it was vice versa at the beginning of their stay; the reason being that Mongols were heading to Masyaf. Niccolò told the reader he had had some presents from Altaïr, having his suspicions as to what they might be. He skipped the story to a man in the desert, twenty years from where Altaïr escaped from Masyaf. ... Mukhlis, a tradesman, was on a journey back to his family in Masyaf; now he was somewhere in the desert, a two days' ride away from home. He had heard of bandits plundering throughout the desert, taking all belongings and leaving the owners upside down in trees with their guts hanging from them. Bayhas, son of Fahad, being the most brutal of all. Mukhlis was forced to rest, and the next day he found himself with a stranger hanging over him, holding a blade to his neck. He and his companion bandits hung him in a tree, but before they could kill him, Altaïr arrived.

Chapter 54

The old Assassin instantly took out one of the three men. A battle started and Altaïr, outnumbered and not in the best shape, was immediately tired out, bleeding severely from his wounds. There, Mukhlis - still tied hanging to the tree - grabbed hold of Bayhas, the leader of the bandit group, at which Altaïr sliced the enemy open in his last strand of power, scaring off the third bandit. Then, Altaïr went unconscious almost bleeding to death. Mukhlis, having freed himself, put Altaïr over his horse and headed home.

Chapter 55

One of Fahad's men had claimed the life of Bayhas' killer, and word had spread about the return of Altaïr throughout the village in the week the Assassin had been unconscious. As he awoke, he spoke to Mukhlis about his current situation and where he had been after throwing himself off the tower, also mentioning how he was planning to free the village.

Chapter 56

The next day, Altaïr intervened in fights, showing the people of the village the Assassins' ways. He also went to the basket-weaver and a blacksmith to get his weapons made; all ideas taken from the Apple. The next few days Altaïr noticed a man watching him, stalking him. He eventually showed himself, turning out not to be an enemy but a friend. It was Malik, son of Malik, known as Tazim to most of the Order. He let Altaïr know that he and some other Assassins would join him in taking back Masyaf.

Chapter 57

The day after, Mukhlis informed people of the village that the Master was to march up the hill, which excited them into gathering at the marketplace, where Altaïr then joined them. He thought of what had gone through him, what Maria would've said if she was still with him. There, at the marketplace, Altaïr and the villagers waited for young Malik to come back with his support. After some time, men dressed in white robes with cowls came from the shadows, to immediately win the trust of their leader who had doubted Malik's stealth. Immediately they left for the hills, to Abbas, with the instructions not to kill anyone. There, marching toward the fortress, Abbas' loyalists attacked, to soon be neutralized, unharmed. Above, where Abbas' archers were, this sparked a rebellion, unwilling to shoot their own people, following the example Altaïr had given. Inside the castle, Altaïr and Abbas faced each other, Abbas still accusing the other of lying about his father. Then, when Abbas ordered his men to kill him, Altaïr shot him with his newly acquired Hidden Gun, scaring off any of the enemy's followers. Abbas shared his last words with Altaïr, where the old Assassin still saw that orphan boy the moment he passed away. Two days later, Fahad came back to Masyaf, explaining that it was mostly his wife's interference that he had to avenge their son's name. Fahad left, in good mood, thanks to Altaïr's negotiation skills.

Chapter 58

Niccolò described how the Mongols had arrived, and that Altaïr had gathered with them to give them their last objects to keep safe; artifacts - five of them, each of them being a stone with a hole in its center, keys imbued with a message. Then Niccolò and Maffeo left Masyaf, which was already being overrun by the Mongols, Altaïr barking orders at his Assassins to try and fend off their enemy.

Chapter 59

The Polos had lost the Codex, but were still holding on to the artifacts. They decided to hide them in Constantinople for an Assassin of the future to find. They also spread word of the Creed and set up an Assassins guild there, in Costantinople.

尾声

The mysterious Assassin - the reader - heard noises from his cabin, indicating they were approaching land. He closed Niccolò's journal, secured his blade mechanism and pulled up his cowl. From there, he opened the hatch of his quarters to see people welcoming him. Ezio was in the great city of Constantinople.

与原作的差异

刺杀

  • 阿泰尔在刺杀阿布尔·努库德前先刺杀了蒙费拉的威廉,同样在刺杀西布兰特之前先刺杀了朱巴尔。但在游戏中,这些顺序都被颠倒了过来。
  • 前三个被指控的犯人都死在了他手下,而后阿泰尔终结了他的演讲。但在游戏中,阿泰尔有机会救下所有的人。
  • All Memory Corridor dialogues took place in the book, but they were explained either by the stealthy assassination of a target or through the guards being shocked and allowing the scene to play out.
  • 当阿泰尔企图在马吉德·阿丁的葬礼上刺杀罗伯特时,他意识到了有人在假扮罗伯特并在一番战斗过后查明了“他”的身份。但在游戏中,阿泰尔在战斗中才震惊的发现有人冒名顶替了罗伯特。尽管如此,书中也提到了阿泰尔仍旧对顶替者是个女人的事实而惊讶。

装备

  • 书中从未提到阿泰尔重新取得了他的飞刀或是他的剑,但是在刺杀蒙费拉的威廉时他却两者都用了。

其他事件

  • After being demoted, Altaïr began his quest for redemption by immediately going to Damascus in order to kill Tamir, skipping the hunt for the traitor in Masyaf entirely.
  • Altaïr did not interact with informants during his investigations of the nine targets.
  • Altaïr witnessed the rescue of the captured Assassin after Majd Addin's assassination.
  • It was hinted that, in the book, Altaïr still retained his ring finger and that it was used to trigger the Hidden Blade's mechanism.
  • Altaïr assassinated Jubair in the Madrasah, whereas in the game he had to track him down among his followers using Eagle Vision.
  • No mention was made of Altaïr advancing through the ranks of the Order after each assassination.
  • Altaïr assassinated Abu'l Nuquod on the balcony of his palace, whereas in the game he had to chase him down, although it is possible to kill Abu'l Nuquod on the balcony if he is grabbed in time and thrown towards it.

琐闻趣事

  • 在封底阿泰尔的图片上,他背上有一把十字弩,但无论在游戏中还是书中都没有出现过。


参考与注释



en:Assassin's Creed: The Secret Crusade


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