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Often referred to as the Creed, it was the code and guiding philosophy of the Assassin Order, upheld from at least the High Middle Ages until the modern era. It restricted unnecessary slaughter of innocents, preserved the reputation of oneself and of the Order, and was meant to create peace, not only within the world, but within the individual. The phrase was created during the 11th century by Hassan-i Sabbāh, the first recorded leader of the Assassin Order. Ezio Auditore da Firenze once spoke of the maxim at length with Sofia Sartor, who found it rather cynical. However, he told her that the maxim was not a doctrine to be followed, but merely an observation of the world.
In detail, he explained that "To say that nothing is true, is to realize that the foundations of society are fragile, and that we must be the shepherds of our own civilization. To say that everything is permitted, is to understand that we are the architects of our actions, and that we must live with their consequences, whether glorious or tragic."
This all leads up to one of my latest finishes. It is the Assassins' Creed logo, which I plan on making into a bookmark for the rest of the book series that I plan on purchasing. It took no time at all to stitch up. Indeed, it took all of two episodes of Harlots, Housewives and Heroines: A 17th Century History for Girls Episodes Episode guide. I do love Dr. Lucy Worsley's shows on the BBC. Sometimes, I wish I had her job! :)
At any rate, here is the first of my finishes for this week: