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Visions of the Past

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Visions of the Past is all about the lore of Assassin's Creed. Join me as I explore characters, items, and events found in the games, comics, novels, and films.
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Throughout the history of Assassin's Creed, only a handful of characters have made it into more than two or three games. One of those characters is Rebecca Crane. Could you imagine how different Shaun would be if not for Rebecca? Today, we are taking a look at her history and role in the series. Want to be part of the brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Find me on Instagram: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
The Cult of Kosmos

The Cult of Kosmos

2020-10-2008:58

Introduced in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, the Cult of Kosmos served as both a storyline and as a gameplay mechanic. But with how it was shown, not everyone was given the full picture on the Cult’s history. In today’s podcast, I talk about the history, the organization, and the system that is the Cult of Kosmos. Want to be part of the brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Find me on Instagram: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
Assassin’s Creed has branched into many different forms of media, but one they have not done is board games. That’s about to change. The board game Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood of Venice has been announced. Today, guest Louis Chase and I sit and talk about the upcoming board game from Triton Noir. You can follow Louis on Twitter @TheNerdyArcher Want to be part of the brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Find me on Instagram: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
Assassin’s Creed Unity and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate had a modern day different from the other games in the series. We were guided through that portion of the story by a character with the handle of Bishop. In today’s episode, we are taking a look at what we know about Bishop and how she fit into Assassin’s Creed. Want to be part of the brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Find me on Instagram: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
Just because we don't get a lot of time with a character inside Assassin’s Creed doesn't mean that character isn’t important. Take François de la Serre for example - his character was a catalyst for a huge arc in the series. In this episode, we are going to take a look at the life of François de la Serre and his affect on the lore of Assassin’s Creed. Want to be part of the brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Find me on Instagram: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
Sometimes earthquakes are nothing more than earthquakes but - in Assassin’s Creed - sometimes the earthquake is because someone messed with something they shouldn’t have. In today’s podcast we talk about the Seismic Temples and the havoc they can cause in the series. Want to be part of the brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Find me on Instagram: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
We haven’t seen a lot of the Ottoman Assassins. Of the few we have met, Yusuf Tazim is by far the most well known. On today’s podcast, we take a look at the life that Yusuf led and his impact on the series. Want to be part of the brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Find me on Instagram: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
Pieces of Eden come in many shapes and sizes with many different functions. The most prominent may be the Apples of Eden, but one artifact that often gets overlooked is the Crystal Skulls. Mostly communication and surveillance devices, they have a known history that spans centuries but also have a basis in the real world. What were the Crystal Skulls? Find out in this week’s podcast. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/visions-of-the-past/id1493585458 Want to be part of the brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Find me on Instagram: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag was the first game in the series where the main protagonist wasn’t an Assassin throughout much of the gameplay, though that doesn’t mean they’re not present. One Assassin that we do find is the Brotherhood’s Mentor, Ah Tabai. In today’s podcast, we go through and look at Ah Tabai’s life and his impact on the series. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/visions-of-the-past/id1493585458 Want to be part of the brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Find me on Instagram: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
The emails of Assassin’s Creed are often overlooked, however, there is one event that Warren Vidic mentions in his email that eventually gets expanded into its own storyline. Full of mystery and sketchy details, it could be said that the Denver International Airport accident is what set the series into motion. What is the DIA? And how did it impact the series? Find out in this week’s podcast. Want to be part of the brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Find me on Instagram: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
The history of Assassin’s Creed has shown that a lot, if not all, of the myths and legends of ancient civilizations have a history that ends up distorted over the years. In today’s podcast, we go through and talk about the myths that stem from the creation and use of the Atlantis Artifacts. Want to be part of the brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Find me on Instagram: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
Many people think pirates are nothing more than smelly men who like to drink rum. Well, not every pirate was like that. One pirate, in particular, Anne Bonny, was a fierce woman who didn’t take gruff from anyone. She might even have a few secrets in her history, like holding a crystal skull. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/visions-of-the-past/id1493585458 Want to be part of the brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Find me on Instagram: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
The women of Assassin’s Creed have been important since the very first game. Acting as a decoy in that game Maria Thorpe has shown throughout her life that you can be many things and it is because of her that Altair was able to do so many things for the Brotherhood. Without her, the Assassin’s Creed universe would be vastly different. And that’s why today we will talk about the impact of Maria Thorpe https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/visions-of-the-past/id1493585458 Want to be part of the brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Find me on Instagram: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
Since the release of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, I have heard many gamers say the ability for players to make choices in Assassin’s Creed goes against what has been established within the lore. In this episode, we are talking about the Empirical Truth, a series of messages that just might lay the path for choice within the series. Want to be part of the brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Find me on Instagram: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
Aya of Alexandria went through many transformations throughout her time in Assassin’s Creed. She played a pivotal role in the early beginnings of the Assassin Order that we know today. Find out what lead her to this, and where her legacy comes from. Want to be part of the brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Find me on Instagram: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
After the fall of the Colonial Rite of the Templar Order, we follow the Templars as they rebuild and find success in the American Rite. From controlling the outcome of the American Civil War to the creation of the Atom Bomb and the rise of Capitalism, join me as I explore the impact Templars had in American History. Want to be part of the brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Find me on Instagram: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
The number 72 is prominent within the Assassin’s Creed series. What does it mean? And where did it come from? In this episode, I’ll answer those questions and more to unlock the secret of the number 72. Want to be part of the brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Find me on Instagram: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
When the North American colonies were founded, it took little time for the Templars to gain a foothold. While they were not widely recognized as Templars, the North American continent wouldn’t have the foundation it needed to be what it is today without their influence. In this episode, we’re talking about this Colonial Rite of the Templar Order. Want to be part of the brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Find me on Instagram: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
Robert de Sable was often considered the greatest enemy to the Levantine Assassins. He was also one of three characters within the series that was a templar in the series and historically, in real life. In this episode, I dive into the character within the game as well as the person who existed historically. Want to be part of the brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Find me on Instagram: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
The black community has been oppressed and suffered at the hands of systemic racism for long enough. The events of the past several weeks have shown that it’s time to speak out against racism, and I’m using my platform to highlight a few people of color, namely Adewale, Achilles and Aveline, in the Assassin’s Creed series. Want to be part of the brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Find me on Instagram: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
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