Assassin's Creed Mirage: who is Basim Ibn Ishaq, what seems to be the new protagonist?

Assassin's Creed Mirage: who is Basim Ibn Ishaq, what seems to be the new protagonist?

Assassin's Creed Mirage

Basim Ibn Ishaq. Unless surprises he will be the protagonist of Assassin's Creed Mirage, the new chapter of the series that will be presented during Ubisoft Forward on 10 September 2022. An interesting character, but far from unprecedented: he has in fact appeared in Assassin's Creed Valhalla, in the mobile free-to-play Rebellion chapter and in a series of books and comics.

Get comfortable, so why now we will tell you everything we know about this enigmatic killer. But be careful: what follows will reveal some important details of the history of Valhalla and of the other works in which it is protagonist.

The early years

Basim in Assassin's Creed Valhalla He who smiles . This could be the etymology of the name of Basim, son of the architect responsible for the construction of the Great Mosque of Samarra. Born under the Abbasid caliphate during the ninth century, Basim grew up in Baghdad due to his father's exile: here he frequented the library known as the house of wisdom and already at a young age entered the Occult, where he trained to become Assassin master.

In the same years, however, he began to be obsessed with the Æsir who used the Yggdrasil. A behavior that made him unstable with his allies, but that had an explanation: Basim is in fact the reincarnation of an Isu, Loki, who millennia earlier had used the power of this portentous tool to allow his conscience to survive the so-called Great Catastrophe. .

Once Basim becomes aware of his true nature, he recovers memories of the Norse god. He discovers that Loki's beloved, Aletheia, has her conscience trapped in the Staff of Hermes Trismegistus. Her children, on the other hand, had been trapped by Odin. He sets off in search of his family and a way to take revenge on Odin himself, who had survived the catastrophe just like Loki.

The meeting with Eivor

Aletheia, as it appears in Assassin's Creed Odyssey As an Occult he mainly dealt with missions in foreign countries, before becoming the head of the brotherhood in Constantinople. During this assignment he met an occult named Hytham, who later became his apprentice, and faced various declinations of the Order of the Ancients.

In 870 he made the acquaintance of the Viking Sigurd Styrbjornsson, reincarnation of the Isu Tyr , and decided to accompany him to Norway to follow the footsteps of the Order of Ancients in the region and in the meantime look for a way to pursue Loki's purposes. In this way he ends up meeting Eivor, the reincarnation of Odin, to whom he gives a Hidden Blade.

The Hidden Blade Basim gave to Eivor in Assassin's Creed Valhalla In Ravensthorpe, England, Basim and Hytham create a headquarters of the Occult and begin to collaborate with Sigurd and Eivor. Hytham helps Eivor in the hunt for the Ancients, while Basim travels with Sigurd in search of the Saga Stone essential to access the Yggdrasil and awaken the true nature of his previous incarnation.

In 877, Eivor and Sigurd reach a fjord in the north of Hordafylke. Here they find the ancient Isu ruins that contain the Yggdrasil, the Animus-like supercomputer that had allowed Odin, Loki, and other Isu to survive their consciousness after the extinction of the Isu. Exposed to the device, Basim is consumed by the memories of the Aesir and attacks his old companions; however, he emerges defeated from the fight and is trapped in a dimension called the Gray.

Basim threatens Sigurd with a knife in Assassin's Creed Valhalla He remains there for about 20 centuries, until he is able to contact the Assassin Layla Hassan and lead her towards Yggdrasil. He gained her trust, he tricks her into freeing himself and then uses the power of Hermes' staff to regenerate his body and reunite with Aletheia.

he He then also meets Rebecca Crane and Shaun Hastings and requests a meeting with the head of the fraternity William Miles. While waiting for the return of the two killers and their mentor, he finally enters the Animus, looking for a way to free his children by exploring Eivor's memories.

Basim in Mirage

L Assassin's Creed Mirage promotional image Little is known about Basim prior to his move to Constantinople and his complete transformation into Loki. For this reason it is likely that Assassin's Creed Mirage will tell us his story as a young Occult of Baghdad, thus also giving a justification for the absence of some of the divine abilities obtained by the assassins in the last episodes of the series.

They turn out like this credible are the rumors that the story set between 860 and 870 would like in the Iraqi capital, a city large enough to be divided into several areas which can be accessed as you advance in the countryside.

Layla Hassan The absence of different RPG elements such as the multiple choice dialogues, the possibility to select the gender of the protagonist and to level up, are also part of the simplification due to the incomplete connection between Basim and the awareness of the Aesir that hosts , Loki. No problem instead would arouse the presence of the Eye of the Eagle, given that numerous descendants of the Isu manage to use this power even though they have no direct connections with these ancestral creatures. In the same way, the presence of dream sequences is credible, useful for telling the way in which Loki manifested himself, gradually taking possession of the body of our character.

As regards the history of the present, however, it is possible that it starts from where we left it in Valhalla: it could therefore culminate in the meeting between Loki-Basim and William Miles, with twists that are difficult to predict today.

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