964 0 0 0 15 20c0 2. 984 0 0 0 computer sciences corporation falls church 8c2. In a few short months my life changed forever.
My name is Desmond Miles, and I am an Assassin. Desmond reflecting on his past, in the Black Room. By age 16, Desmond became tired of living in hiding and aspired to pursue his own dreams. In September 2012, Desmond was kidnapped and incarcerated by Abstergo Industries, a Templar organization, and forced into a machine called the Animus to relive the genetic memories of his ancestor, Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad. Eventually, with the knowledge gained from Ezio’s memories, Desmond and his fellow Assassins obtained the location of Ezio’s Apple of Eden, which was located underneath the Colosseum.
While in the Grand Temple, Desmond relived the memories of Haytham Kenway and Ratonhnhaké:ton to find the key to the sanctum containing the device needed to prevent a devastating solar wind. After finding the key, Desmond opened the sanctum but discovered he had been misled. Regardless, Desmond chose to sacrifice himself for humanity’s survival, while expressing faith that his fellow Assassins would find a way to stop the new threat. You have any idea what it’s like to be trapped in a place, knowing there was a whole world out there I’d never get to see?
Desmond to Lucy about his childhood. Desmond was born in an Assassin hideout near to the Black Hills, west of Rapid City, in the United States. Known as “the Farm”, the hideout was an off-the-grid compound with a population of around thirty people, all leading a nomadic lifestyle. Desmond trained along with the other children of the Farm under the supervision of William Miles, his father, which proved to be extremely intense, often scaring him. He was also instructed to always be wary of their enemies, though as he grew older, Desmond became bored by the war stories of the Assassins and Templars, and underestimated Abstergo’s influence over the world as a result. Finally concluding his parents to be little more than conspiracy freaks, he decided to leave the compound. On his sixteenth birthday, Desmond ran away from the Farm.
His training proved to be useful, as he was able to outrun and avoid the Assassins who had pursued after him. Following this, Desmond traveled through “the badlands” and hitch-hiked for some time, until he eventually came across a person who advised him to go to New York City, prompting him to leave for the metropolis and blend into the crowds. Desmond eventually gained employment as a bartender at Bad Weather, most likely due to his looks. While he worked there, his specialty drink was the “Shirley Templar”, a Shirley Temple cocktail with gin.
Unfortunately for him, Desmond was eventually found by Abstergo, after being traced through a fingerprint which was needed for his motorcycle license. Subsequently, he was kidnapped by the Templars, who brought him to an Abstergo laboratory in Italy. The company then went about erasing all evidence of his abduction. I’m not an Assassin not any more.
On 1 September 2012, Desmond was captured by Abstergo agents, at the command of Master Templar Daniel Cross. At first, Warren Vidic attempted to pry the information he wanted from Desmond’s mind, who was out cold, but he was met with failure. When Desmond came to, he angrily claimed to be nothing more than a bartender, but Warren revealed that Abstergo knew of his history as an Assassin, forcing Desmond to finally admit his past life. Warren and his assistant, Lucy Stillman, told Desmond that they were trying to access a certain memory of his ancestor, but Desmond’s subconscious was resisting their efforts.