Part 6: Episode 06: The Family Business
- I forgot to mention it in-video, but you'll notice that Mario, much like Al Mualim, is missing an eye (albeit on the opposite side). Quite a coincidence, given the role both of them played for our protagonists While on the topic of similarities, there's something else I keep forgetting to bring up: Al's and Ezio's names are tied to birds, particularly the eagle. Altaïr is, as mentioned in AC1, derived from the Aquila constellation, which was an eagle whereas Ezio translates literally in to Eagle from Greek (supposedly αετός). Auditore da Firenze loosely means the one who listens in Florence, I think. Auditore is one who hears (you'll note the "audit" prefix), so I guess that's what it means. Maybe the Italian-speaking folk in the thread could correct/verify this?
Revisiting an older, but relevant topic, Al's full name "Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad" is said to mean "The Flying One, Son of None".
The Truth - Part 0.1 (Note: I revisit this later in the LP and break The Truth as a whole it in to five parts. Consider this a "rough-draft"!)
- Initially, I kinda went to town on Napoleon's notes (because the Napoleonic Wars are pretty sweet and most folks have a silly image of him which needed to be addressed). I then backpedaled and cut out lots and lots of it, such as the Napoleonic Code and some notes on his military tactics Elizabeth has never been of huge interest to me (we all have our preferences!), so I apologize to any buffs if I mis-stated something. By the time I got to Washington, I knew I had to close it out in reasonable time.
- The first labeled painting is named differently across several websites. One moniker is the Surrender of General Burgoyne, whereas the other refers to it as the Surrender at Saratoga. Semantics, in the end, since Burgoyne's surrender *was* at Saratoga, the turning point of the war.
- Here's the music I used, in the order they're played:
- Sydney Scoring Orchestra - Theme of Black Knight
- Sydney Scoring Orchestra - Showdown