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jimbo11235813
01-31-2010, 07:18 AM
Before I begin, sorry if this has come up before (searching "codex" and "map" only lead me to maps of the locations of them.)

I was looking at the map that is drawn on the Codex pages, trying to think what the assassins symbols were and there are also tiny dots all over the map. I never really thought about this before someone told me the symbols were Vaults. But there is one problem with this theory. Where is the one in Rome? I've found two pictures that sort of show what I mean.

Also, with the second picture, does the large symbol from any cults or anything?

So, what do the assassins symbols (and the dots) really mean?

http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0/4511/1215211-ac2_codex_map.jpg_super.jpg


http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/assassinscreed/images/2/2c/Codexmapcopy.jpg

AMuppetMatt
01-31-2010, 08:38 AM
I admit that I never thought the symbols meant anything. To be honest, I thought they were there just so it made it easier to get the map rotated properly. After all, the one in Russia is on a codex page that has no lines on it (or only a very small bit of one), so I thought it was there to show what way up the page was supposed to be. Equally the one off the South West coast of America suggested to me that it was just there so you could get your bearings.

That said, you're second picture may have just changed my mind on this. I agree with you that there is nothing on Rome and that they don't suggest vaults, but the symmetrical shape suggests that they are definitely there for a reason other than what I first thought.

As for the dots, below is a list that shows where they are over... expect some error of positioning, and it isn't all of them, but here you go (starting top left, working down then next comlumn on the right, working down etc.:

Banks Island, Alaska (or appears to be)
Vancouver/Seattle. Possibly Vancouver Island
Denver, Colorado (appears to be)
Clipperton, French owned (can't understand that one)


NOTE: First Assassins Symbol I come to using my method is over the Galapagos Islands. (Darwin, Evolution etc.)

Easter Island

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Assassins Symbol: Philadelphia... looks like AC1 comes back to haunt us

Washington DC
Ica/ Ica desert (Nazxa lines)/ Cruzeiro do Sul, Peru
Cuzco, Peru (I know it's important, can't remember why... other guys can tell me that)
Bermuda/Atlantis (Looks too far East to be Bermuda)
Sao Felix/ Xingu River (can't tell, stab in the dark tbh)
Cordoba, Argentina (possibly, very hard to tell)

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Reykjavik, Iceland
Canary Islands?
Martin Vaz, Trinidade (or non-existing landmass)
Sandwich Islands? Most probably non-existing landmass
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Assassins Symbol: Lapland (http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_redface.gif Santa's an Assassin!!!)

Glasgow, Scotland
London, England
Marseille(?)/ Toulouse(?), France

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Volgograd?, Russia (too far east to be Chernobyl)
Cairo, Egypt (Garden of Eden?)
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Assassins Symbol: Definately Tunguska


To be honest can't be bothered to do any others, I'm pretty sure this isn't the most thrilling read for you either. If you know of any reason why there are dots over these locations then I'm sure we're all ears.

On one last interesting note, on the Assassins Symbol in the very bottom right hand corner, it's actually over an area where the sea depth is quite shallow. This shallow sea is in a spherical ring, and in the middle it goes deeper than the rest of the ocean within about 250 miles of it. A bit like a well I guess.

Anyway, that is my ridiculously long post over with... I won't be doing that again http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif
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VRTX97
01-31-2010, 12:10 PM
Hmm... If you pay attention, the center of the shape is on Africa, and I've listened about a theory in the truth video that is located in Africa, and scientist say that the first humans appeared to be in Africa... Adam and Eve?, Those who came Before?, The first Vault?, maybe we will have to wait until AC3... I have a feeling that Desmond is getting involved on this stuff.

TheDarkKnigg1
02-03-2010, 09:20 PM
i love these cool mysteries. That bastard Altair knows something that we don't.