Pieces of Eden is the common name of the ancient Isu clan and has been the object of the battle of Templar and Assassin throughout history.
Koh-i-Noor or Syamantaka Mani is a piece of Eden pure, a terrible treasure stored in its almost endless energy source. There was no healing, no contact, nor reviving the dead. Koh-i-Noor is scary. In addition to its ability to accumulate enormous energy, this blue diamond-shaped Treasure can also be chased and linked strength with other Pieces of Eden. It is said that only the great god or a woman chosen by the god can promote the diamond’s power to the end. Koh-i-Noor used to hand over many owners, the most famous are the two Isu, including Juno and Durga, but only the latter can show their images in hologram form by storing their memories into Koh-i-Noor.
In the ancient era, during the fight between Isu and the human slaves he created, Juno owned Koh-i-Noor. When the rebels of the human race rebelled and killed Saturn (Juno’s father), she went crazy, so she hacked to use the diamond’s power to make everything around her turn to ashes. Later, it was unclear why Koh-i-Noor would become the possessor of another Isu, Durga, the only one who could seal a part of his soul into it so that the latter would use the diamond can still see her. After the great disaster of extinction, the Isu people’s population became increasingly sparse, and eventually, they became extinct. The ownerless diamond Koh-i-Noor wandered through many dynasties in the land of India.
The next time it appeared was in the 19th century, the beginning of the Ottoman Empire’s decline when Koh-i-Noor belonged to Sultan Selim III. Tavis Olier, a member of the Black Cross, learns about its existence and tries to take it back to the Order of the Templar, but the teenager fails and is missing. Sometime later, Napoleon’s turn to send his agent, Jan van der Graff, to steal the stone. Despite the help of another Black Cross-member, Solomon Bolden, he failed. Jan van der Graff was accidentally imprisoned with Tavis Olier. Through the Templar training, der Graff successfully escaped prison in 1808 and simultaneously took Koh-i-Noor in front of a member of the Assassin Association.
Perhaps Koh-i-Noor loves the land in South Asia, so somehow it still finds its way back here. This time it is owned by Ranjit Singh, the founder of the Sikh Empire. However, perhaps because of his intuition telling him that he was holding an item under his control, Ranjit had hidden it in a treasure vault under his palace. Assassin Arbaaz Mir stole it in 1839 but was captured, and the diamond fell to Princess Pyara Kaur, the grandson of Ranjit Singh. During this time, the Templar Society decided to poison Singh, so Pyara Kaur was accidentally listed as being killed.
During that raid, Francis Cotton – a member of the British Temple Society, was the most intense pursuit of Pyara. When she was about to be captured, thanks to Raza Soora sneaking into Cotton, Pyara had enough time to manage to activate Koh-i-Noor and be absorbed by Durga. The diamond emitted an awful amount of energy and also revealed Durga’s enormous image in the form of a hologram. This caused the Templar to lose his soul. He scattered bullets towards the little princess, causing the Koh-i-Noor diamond to shatter, causing a disconnect between Durga and Pyara. The energy released exits kill Cotton instantly and heal the diamond.
Later, after escaping, Arbaaz Mir received the diamond to give it to Master Hamid. By 1841, William Sleeman and Alexander Burnes stole the diamond, charging the Precursor Box. Arbaaz later recovered both artifacts at Katasraj Temple, but William Sleeman sent troops to encircle Amritsar’s summer palace and take Pyara hostage. After the conflict, the box was recovered by Templars, but Arbaaz and Princess Pyara quickly escaped thanks to the power of Koh-i-Noor. Arbaaz later gave the diamond to Ethan Frye. Ethan hid it somewhere in India until the end of the 19th century.
In the early 20th century, this treasure fell to Albert Bolden of the Black Cross branch, who kept it hidden at a Swiss bank during the Spanish Civil War. After Bolden’s fake death in 1927, another Crusader member, Rufus Grosvenor, tried to intimidate him into stealing the diamond but failed. Grosvenor took ten years to be content to kill the Bolden family to lure him into a trap. Grosvenor brought the treasure to Spain in the hope of manipulating the power of Koh-i-Noor through an assassin with DNA directly related to the Isu Ignacio Cardona. Bolden suddenly destroyed Grosvenor’s plan to succeed. With Bolden’s help, Cardona awakens in time, using the treasure’s power to release vital energies to kill Grosvenor.
Although Bolden saw Koh-i-Noor with his own eyes destroyed when used, Cardona created a projection to deceive him. Finally, the gem lay peacefully under the ruins of the church. It was not until 2013 that the first clue of the treasure reappeared when Juhani Otso Berg, a member of the Order of the Templars, raided the base of an assassin group in Mumbai and discovered Bolden’s contact with the tablet this diamond. He asked the Abstergo organization members to track Bolden’s descendants to determine the final location where Koh-i-Noor appeared through memories extracted from DNA.
But it wasn’t until three years later that they found a descendant named André Bolden living in Philadelphia and persuaded the older man to cooperate to discover his ancestors’ memory in the 19th century. The Isu cult also learned this news, so they went after André to prevent the Templars from recovering Pieces of Eden before them. Bolden’s descendants almost were killed without the timely arrival of Juhani Otso Berg.
In March 2017, Juno’s soul wanted to restore Koh-i-Noor and infiltrated Animus by taking control of the body of a female assassin named Charlotte de la Cruz. Through the blood of Assassin, this sealed Isu discovered the last time treasures appeared during the Spanish civil war. An intense race of brains between Assassin and Templar (including the Juno sect) took place fiercely. It ended when Otso Berg, with the support of Charlotte and other members of the Society. The assassin has found this treasure.
So far, there has been no news about Koh-i-Noor when Elijah fled with it. Still, both Assassin and Templar knew sooner or later the diamond would be found again, but what happened next about it will be discussed in another part, in more detail, and more attractive.