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Acastle
12-29-2009, 02:42 PM
http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/assassinscreed/images/8/8d/Codexmap.jpg
Any speculation on what the vaults might be/what might be at them?

I did some looking and I found one possibility. Not a lot, but hey. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

The southwest, bottom symbol next to South America may have something to do with the "Bloop" sound: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloop (click coordinates) The unidentified mystery factor seems like something that would be cool within the story.

<span class="ev_code_WHITE">I know what the symbols mean (vaults), but I just put "Assassin symbols" in the title because I didn't want to ruin any surprises ("vault" sounds somewhat mysterious/futuristic or whatnot) even if they aren't story spoilers</span>

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Acastle
12-29-2009, 02:42 PM
http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/assassinscreed/images/8/8d/Codexmap.jpg
Any speculation on what the vaults might be/what might be at them?

I did some looking and I found one possibility. Not a lot, but hey. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

The southwest, bottom symbol next to South America may have something to do with the "Bloop" sound: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloop (click coordinates) The unidentified mystery factor seems like something that would be cool within the story.

<span class="ev_code_WHITE">I know what the symbols mean (vaults), but I just put "Assassin symbols" in the title because I didn't want to ruin any surprises ("vault" sounds somewhat mysterious/futuristic or whatnot) even if they aren't story spoilers</span>

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Dragonfire126
12-29-2009, 06:42 PM
THIS CAN CONTAIN SPOILERS!



I never looked at the map long, because i had the codex pieces in the right position in no time, and wanted to continue the story http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif!

But now i look i see the assassin signs, and also notice some of them are located in the sea, which could mean a AC/Bioshock situation, or an island which was never found.
Also, it slightly looks like the map of today, without Italy, which i find weird, and no England. But you can clearly see Africa and Russia, aswell as America and Australia.

I have read alot of threads which stated that Germany in the time of WWII will be the next AC setting, but on these maps there is no Assassin Sign in Germany. But ofcourse, the map is somewhat different from the map we have now, no England and so on...

I looked at the map again and cae up with the stupidest thing ---HUGE SPOILER WARNING---

The codex pages are written by Altaïr, right?
If you read the last one, it says that Altaïr is having his last days and is tempted to use the Piece of Eden again.
What if he used it, made the map on the codex pages, and then died?
It could be a map of the time of Altaïr, but also for the time of Desmond.

And could someone compare the Globe you see at the end of AC1 with this map?

Thanks for reading this, I can't wait to see AC3 so everything can be anwsered!

ToKillInPeace
12-29-2009, 07:29 PM
yeah, I myself (along with everyone else, haha) have wondered what these could mean. And the bloop thing was really interesting (kinda creepy at the same time)

But keep in mind we may be going too deep here.

I mean, the symbols could just have been a game play mechanic to help us orient the squares properly, but I still like to believe its something more.

Avl521
12-29-2009, 07:47 PM
ok, now that I read the "Bloop" it stroke me that you didn't find the 2nd Assassin symbol... the one directly on top of the Bloop, corresponds to the "Slowdown" Slowdown at wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slow_Down_(unidentified_sound)) same as previous one: click the coordinates. the point is a bit farther away from the continent but that could be because there was not enough room on the codex wall http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
What do you think now that we know(maybe) 2 Assassin symbols are sounds??
Also I believe the one in russia/Asia is Tunguska, which is mentioned a lot during the games. I could be wrong though since I don't know the exact location of the site.

Assassin_M
12-30-2009, 03:18 AM
I dont think the Assassin Symbols are other Vaults because there is no Symbol in Italia and to dragonfire England is there just take a closer look Italia is too ...

Acastle
12-30-2009, 03:50 AM
^Perhaps. Maybe the symbols are signs of places of power or potential power?

Bottom of S. America - Bloop (powerful sound?)

New York = Tesla's tower? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wardenclyffe_Tower

Above Australia = Krakatoa?

Asia/Russia = Tunguska probably

I'm just thinking up random things that make sense. Don't mind me if I seem to be stretching things a bit. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Assassin_M
12-30-2009, 07:00 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Acastle:
^Perhaps. Maybe the symbols are signs of places of power or potential power?

Bottom of S. America - Bloop (powerful sound?)

New York = Tesla's tower? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wardenclyffe_Tower

Above Australia = Krakatoa?

Asia/Russia = Tunguska probably

I'm just thinking up random things that make sense. Don't mind me if I seem to be stretching things a bit. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Thats the Perfect Explanation i was actually thinking the same thing after doing some research and it seems more likely than the location of other Vaults as the Piece of Eden has revealed a great Quantity of the Future to Altair so Locations of powere is a more likely Assumption

Avl521
12-30-2009, 11:13 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Assassin_M:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Acastle:
^Perhaps. Maybe the symbols are signs of places of power or potential power?

Bottom of S. America - Bloop (powerful sound?)

New York = Tesla's tower? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wardenclyffe_Tower

Above Australia = Krakatoa?

Asia/Russia = Tunguska probably

I'm just thinking up random things that make sense. Don't mind me if I seem to be stretching things a bit. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Thats the Perfect Explanation i was actually thinking the same thing after doing some research and it seems more likely than the location of other Vaults as the Piece of Eden has revealed a great Quantity of the Future to Altair so Locations of powere is a more likely Assumption </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
what about the slowdown http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif it fits too.
I never though about krakatoa... I thought it was close to america... or maybe that croatoa?? hmmm forget it I just remembered krakatoa is close to indonesia so it fits!!
ok so we have:
krakatoa: top symbol on the right.
Name of a group of islands AND a volcano.
quote from wiki:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">the eruption was equivalent to 200 megatons of TNT (840 PJ)—about 13,000 times the nuclear yield of the Little Boy bomb (13 to 16 kT) that devastated Hiroshima, Japan during World War II and four times the yield of the Tsar Bomba (50 MT), the largest nuclear device ever detonated. </div></BLOCKQUOTE> maybe another piece of Eden blew up there... ??

Bloop: bottom symbol on the left.
It says it's a sound even louder than any known biological sound and that it isn't like any human made sound.

Slowdown: Top symbol on the left. Another unexplained sound.

Tunguska (most likely): Symbol on Russia.
An explosion that devastated the tundra in Siberia, no explanation has been given as to what caused the explosion, IIRC in AC we learn the disaster was caused when a piece of eden blew up.

Telefunken Wireless Station: Symbol on North America, Sayville, Long Island NY.
reason why I believe it is the Telefunken and not the wardenclyffe is because oddly enough:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">After Wardenclyffe, Tesla built the Telefunken Wireless on the South Shore of Long Island. Some of what he wanted to achieve at Wardenclyffe was achieved with the Telefunken Wireless. In West Sayville, Long Island, New York </div></BLOCKQUOTE> not only does the location match but it also says Tesla did some of the stuff he wanted to achieve on wardenclyffe making it maybe more relevant to the game. AND telefunken was destroyed by Marines (read: possible templar orders.) Then again the Wardenclyffe tower seems to fit just as well... in any case it's involved with Nikola Tesla. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Top Symbol: Norway, unfortunately I'm not very familiar with Norse mythology (I only know about ragnarok, deities the usual stuff) so I don't know what to look for on Norway...

Middle Symbol: it's definitively either in Cameroon or Nigeria. Again I'm not familiar with places, mythology or strange things happening in those areas so I can't tell what it is.

Symbol BELOW Australia: hmmmm... not sure... as far as I know there's only sea where that symbol is... maybe another strange unidentified sound? ruins? again it beats me what it could be.

Assassin_M
12-30-2009, 11:59 AM
I would assume that the one in Africa Between Nigeria and Cameroon to be Specific is the Lake Nyos Disaster which occured in 1986, this Event was a result of a Sudden limnic Eruption this triggered a Release of Tonnes of CO2. Until Today the Event is deemed Unexplainable People also thought it was the second of a Chain of Terrorist Activities as a similar event Occured, Also in Cameroon, 2 years Prior

AMuppetMatt
12-30-2009, 12:48 PM
Within the glyph that had the Wycliffe tower in it, there was a coded message... I decoded it-because I'm sad- and it mentioned a telefunken transmitter, I think I threw away the piece of paper with the translation... hang on... yep I did, seemed unimportant at the time... but every picture that you have to find something in has a coded message/unexplained numbers/ words that need a mirror to reverse them, it might be worth decoding and checking them out

Avl521
12-30-2009, 01:04 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AMuppetMatt:
Within the glyph that had the Wycliffe tower in it, there was a coded message... I decoded it-because I'm sad- and it mentioned a telefunken transmitter, I think I threw away the piece of paper with the translation... hang on... yep I did, seemed unimportant at the time... but every picture that you have to find something in has a coded message/unexplained numbers/ words that need a mirror to reverse them, it might be worth decoding and checking them out </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
there's actually a thread about those codes:
http://forums.ubi.com/eve/foru...408/m/3521037408/p/1 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/9011039408/m/3521037408/p/1)
There are interesting things in there, however this one seems to be dealing only with Assassin Symbols on the map and what those may be.
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Assassin_M
12-30-2009, 01:07 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AMuppetMatt:
Within the glyph that had the Wycliffe tower in it, there was a coded message... I decoded it-because I'm sad- and it mentioned a telefunken transmitter, I think I threw away the piece of paper with the translation... hang on... yep I did, seemed unimportant at the time... but every picture that you have to find something in has a coded message/unexplained numbers/ words that need a mirror to reverse them, it might be worth decoding and checking them out </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Indeed I have been taking Extra Note on my 2nd Playthrough but the Challenge seems to be in the Binary codes and Morse Code i Managed to Decode a Few Binaries But not the Morse Code

Avl521
12-30-2009, 01:38 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Assassin_M:
I would assume that the one in Africa Between Nigeria and Cameroon to be Specific is the Lake Nyos Disaster which occured in 1986, this Event was a result of a Sudden limnic Eruption this triggered a Release of Tonnes of CO2. Until Today the Event is deemed Unexplainable People also thought it was the second of a Chain of Terrorist Activities as a similar event Occured, Also in Cameroon, 2 years Prior </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
wow I read it and it is indeed interesting... also of note I found the sounds you know, bloop, slowdown and some other unidentified sounds that were recorded by the same place, Julia and Slowdown seem to be about the same place, I don't know for sure though.
Here's a link with a bit of info and the sound files you can listen:
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/vents.../sounds_mystery.html (http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/vents/acoustics/sounds_mystery.html)
so we have unidentified sounds, disasters, a tower... we're missing only 2 symbols http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Assassin_M:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AMuppetMatt:
Within the glyph that had the Wycliffe tower in it, there was a coded message... I decoded it-because I'm sad- and it mentioned a telefunken transmitter, I think I threw away the piece of paper with the translation... hang on... yep I did, seemed unimportant at the time... but every picture that you have to find something in has a coded message/unexplained numbers/ words that need a mirror to reverse them, it might be worth decoding and checking them out </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Indeed I have been taking Extra Note on my 2nd Playthrough but the Challenge seems to be in the Binary codes and Morse Code i Managed to Decode a Few Binaries But not the Morse Code </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

on that:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Avl521:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AMuppetMatt:
Within the glyph that had the Wycliffe tower in it, there was a coded message... I decoded it-because I'm sad- and it mentioned a telefunken transmitter, I think I threw away the piece of paper with the translation... hang on... yep I did, seemed unimportant at the time... but every picture that you have to find something in has a coded message/unexplained numbers/ words that need a mirror to reverse them, it might be worth decoding and checking them out </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
there's actually a thread about those codes:
http://forums.ubi.com/eve/foru...408/m/3521037408/p/1 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/9011039408/m/3521037408/p/1)
There are interesting things in there, however this one seems to be dealing only with Assassin Symbols on the map and what those may be.
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Assassin_M
12-30-2009, 02:57 PM
After some Research I found out that Coincidently there are 8 Symbols and looking back there are 8 Monterigionni Statuettes... Coincidence ?
Taking a Rather Extensive Note there are Sentences Written on the Pedestals where the Statuettes can be placed:

Neptune and Pluto: Two brothers rest here. One resides fathoms deep, the other at the end of time.

Jupiter and Minerva: Here sits the king of all Olympus and beside him stands wisdom, to guide his rule.

Diana and Apollo: Together, but never touching. One sleeps while the other riots, yet both watch over us.

Mars and Venus: The god of rage and strength basks in his lover's radiant beauty. She tames his anger with her gentle touch

1.Fathoms Deep maybe under sea? the end of time means that will either appear at the end of time which is supposedly 2012 OR He resides at the far end of the Earth

2.Minerva to guide his rule, what she did in AC II she somehow guided Desmond to a solution to save the Earth Jupiter Beside her maybe means that He Resides somewhere near The Vatican Vault

3.I wasnt able to find a suitable Explanation But maybe u guys will

4.see Point 3

Avl521
12-30-2009, 03:44 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Assassin_M:
After some Research I found out that Coincidently there are 8 Symbols and looking back there are 8 Monterigionni Statuettes... Coincidence ?
Taking a Rather Extensive Note there are Sentences Written on the Pedestals where the Statuettes can be placed:

Neptune and Pluto: Two brothers rest here. One resides fathoms deep, the other at the end of time.

Jupiter and Minerva: Here sits the king of all Olympus and beside him stands wisdom, to guide his rule.

Diana and Apollo: Together, but never touching. One sleeps while the other riots, yet both watch over us.

Mars and Venus: The god of rage and strength basks in his lover's radiant beauty. She tames his anger with her gentle touch

1.Fathoms Deep maybe under sea? the end of time means that will either appear at the end of time which is supposedly 2012 OR He resides at the far end of the Earth

2.Minerva to guide his rule, what she did in AC II she somehow guided Desmond to a solution to save the Earth Jupiter Beside her maybe means that He Resides somewhere near The Vatican Vault

3.I wasnt able to find a suitable Explanation But maybe u guys will

4.see Point 3 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
hmmm ok, let's see uhm... I'm not sure if they do have a connection with the symbols on the codex, they're all Deities from Greek/Roman origin (They have the same deities with different names) which to me only points at Rome, since they're all the roman names of those gods. That points at "the Vault where God resides" but I don't see a connection with the symbols on the codex.
still to help out:
3. Apollo god of the sun, Diana of the Moon.
they're both in the sky and are the main celestial bodies we can see, they also get "together" on Eclipses but they never actually touch. And while one of them sleeps the other riots meaning while the Moon is on the sky at night The sun is at the other side of the earth so to those at night the sun could be "sleeping" "resting" same the other way.

4.this one I don't get too much out of it.
Mars is the roman God Of War. Venus is the goddess of beauty. but there seems to say nothing else besides that the beauty calms the anger of the war. I don't get that one...

out of what I get I still find no connection between the symbols and the statuettes... All roman gods, the symbols point at natural disasters, unexplained things, and all these were mostly modern dating to a couple of decades back... I see no connection besides pointing at rome, but maybe someone does and I'd like to hear it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Assassin_M
12-30-2009, 03:51 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Avl521:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Assassin_M:
After some Research I found out that Coincidently there are 8 Symbols and looking back there are 8 Monterigionni Statuettes... Coincidence ?
Taking a Rather Extensive Note there are Sentences Written on the Pedestals where the Statuettes can be placed:

Neptune and Pluto: Two brothers rest here. One resides fathoms deep, the other at the end of time.

Jupiter and Minerva: Here sits the king of all Olympus and beside him stands wisdom, to guide his rule.

Diana and Apollo: Together, but never touching. One sleeps while the other riots, yet both watch over us.

Mars and Venus: The god of rage and strength basks in his lover's radiant beauty. She tames his anger with her gentle touch

1.Fathoms Deep maybe under sea? the end of time means that will either appear at the end of time which is supposedly 2012 OR He resides at the far end of the Earth

2.Minerva to guide his rule, what she did in AC II she somehow guided Desmond to a solution to save the Earth Jupiter Beside her maybe means that He Resides somewhere near The Vatican Vault

3.I wasnt able to find a suitable Explanation But maybe u guys will

4.see Point 3 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
hmmm ok, let's see uhm... I'm not sure if they do have a connection with the symbols on the codex, they're all Deities from Greek/Roman origin (They have the same deities with different names) which to me only points at Rome, since they're all the roman names of those gods. That points at "the Vault where God resides" but I don't see a connection with the symbols on the codex.
still to help out:
3. Apollo god of the sun, Diana of the Moon.
they're both in the sky and are the main celestial bodies we can see, they also get "together" on Eclipses but they never actually touch. And while one of them sleeps the other riots meaning while the Moon is on the sky at night The sun is at the other side of the earth so to those at night the sun could be "sleeping" "resting" same the other way.

4.this one I don't get too much out of it.
Mars is the roman God Of War. Venus is the goddess of beauty. but there seems to say nothing else besides that the beauty calms the anger of the war. I don't get that one...

out of what I get I still find no connection between the symbols and the statuettes... All roman gods, the symbols point at natural disasters, unexplained things, and all these were mostly modern dating to a couple of decades back... I see no connection besides pointing at rome, but maybe someone does and I'd like to hear it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

If I recall Correctly Minerva said that we, The Humans, thought they were Gods as all Information about the Ancients were Forgotten or Changed so maybe Every Mythical Deity that Existed over the last Milliniuem is One of the Ancients

Jedted
12-30-2009, 06:06 PM
Ya know, as i stare at that map the arangement of those Assassin symbols looks like the dots on the door leading to the Vault. That kinda coincides with the "8 dots=8 gods" theory but it's something i thought i'd throw out there.

My first thought was that those symbols triangulation points that when connected show the location of the Vault. Perhaps since Ezio uses the Apple in with the map then those points are a reference for it to re-create a 3D map of the world.

Assassin_M
12-31-2009, 03:10 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by NanoTM:
Ya know, as i stare at that map the arangement of those Assassin symbols looks like the dots on the door leading to the Vault. That kinda coincides with the "8 dots=8 gods" theory but it's something i thought i'd throw out there.

My first thought was that those symbols triangulation points that when connected show the location of the Vault. Perhaps since Ezio uses the Apple in with the map then those points are a reference for it to re-create a 3D map of the world. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah I thought that too but when i replayed the Story and came to the Part where Ezio discovers the Location of The Vault the Drawing seen in the Vault indeed Appears but Doesnt connect the Assassin Symbols nor does it even come near them because, as I said before, If the Assassin Symbols were Vault Locations why isnt there One in Italy

Avl521
12-31-2009, 08:55 AM
I don't think the Locations are vaults, I imagine that they were the plaes were important pieces of eden were, as we see, the main pieces are 5 apples, the staff, the sword, the shroud.
Those are the main pieces of Eden mentioned in the game. Oddly enough 5 + 1 + 1 + 1 = 8. (duh)
8 pieces of eden, 8 symbols (I know there are more pieces of Eden but they're the main ones mentioned throughout the games)
To me that seems more of a connection than the statuettes, only because statuettes were never hinted to have any importance, while Pieces Of Eden are in itself one of the most important things in the story of the game.
Maybe those were the locations of the pieces of eden.
or maybe those places are where pieces of eden were used and caused disasters in modern times (The ones who came before certainly were able to see the future, just look at how Minerva knew Desmond was gonna live Ezio's memories. Also Altair said he saw visions when he looked in the apple, terrible things, and that he was not sure if that was the past or future or if he should try to do something about them)

mikeh1294
12-31-2009, 08:58 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Avl521:
I don't think the Locations are vaults, I imagine that they were the plaes were important pieces of eden were, as we see, the main pieces are 5 apples, the staff, the sword, the shroud.
Those are the main pieces of Eden mentioned in the game. Oddly enough 5 + 1 + 1 + 1 = 8. (duh)
8 pieces of eden, 8 symbols (I know there are more pieces of Eden but they're the main ones mentioned throughout the games)
To me that seems more of a connection than the statuettes, only because statuettes were never hinted to have any importance, while Pieces Of Eden are in itself one of the most important things in the story of the game.
Maybe those were the locations of the pieces of eden.
or maybe those places are where pieces of eden were used and caused disasters in modern times (The ones who came before certainly were able to see the future, just look at how Minerva knew Desmond was gonna live Ezio's memories. Also Altair said he saw visions when he looked in the apple, terrible things, and that he was not sure if that was the past or future or if he should try to do something about them) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The smaller, harder to see dots are the Pieces of Eden locations, I have the map from ACI, and they are in the same place.

Avl521
12-31-2009, 11:32 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by mikini:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Avl521:
I don't think the Locations are vaults, I imagine that they were the plaes were important pieces of eden were, as we see, the main pieces are 5 apples, the staff, the sword, the shroud.
Those are the main pieces of Eden mentioned in the game. Oddly enough 5 + 1 + 1 + 1 = 8. (duh)
8 pieces of eden, 8 symbols (I know there are more pieces of Eden but they're the main ones mentioned throughout the games)
To me that seems more of a connection than the statuettes, only because statuettes were never hinted to have any importance, while Pieces Of Eden are in itself one of the most important things in the story of the game.
Maybe those were the locations of the pieces of eden.
or maybe those places are where pieces of eden were used and caused disasters in modern times (The ones who came before certainly were able to see the future, just look at how Minerva knew Desmond was gonna live Ezio's memories. Also Altair said he saw visions when he looked in the apple, terrible things, and that he was not sure if that was the past or future or if he should try to do something about them) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The smaller, harder to see dots are the Pieces of Eden locations, I have the map from ACI, and they are in the same place. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I know, but still I wanna find an explanation to it, plus there are many pieces of eden (at least thirty something) so it's possible that the most important ones are/were those... I don't know I'm just saying the symbols match to unexplained events (at least the ones I know so far) we also know that according to the game, one of those events was caused by a piece of eden (tunguska, piece of eden destroyed and all that) so there's gotta be something about them... and even if there's not I just love reading all those interesting things http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
EDIT:
Here a quote from AC Wikia, not sure if it's believable or true since it's a wiki but still:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">There are 8 locations of Temples mentioned by Minerva that could possibly help save the human race, and more than likely where Desmond and the other modern day Assassins will be heading in the third AC game.

New York City, NY, USA; possible locations include the American Museum of Natural History, the New York Library, Madison Square Garden, etc. It's hard to determine because New York city has a huge underground network system, it could be hiding in plain sight, or it could be so far down that no one could possibly have seen it, able to rise up from the earth at will and just hasn't for thousands of years.
The Galapagos Islands
Somewhere in the middle of the country of Cameroon, Africa; Cameroon is literally in the heart of Africa, covered in dense jungle, it would be completely possible to hide a temple in it and never see it from the sky above.
Somewhere in the Badain Jaran Desert in China.
Somewhere in the South Pacific Ocean, parallel to the one on the Galapagos Islands. Possible coordinates are S 44 degrees, W 91 degrees (the west part is the longitude that the Galapagos islands are located on)
Hidden in the fjords in Northern Norway, possibly close to the peninsula/islands Lofoten, Norway.
Somewhere in the middle of the island of Java, Indonesia. (Possibly Borobudur Temple, the largest Hindu Temple in the world)
Somewhere in the ocean south of the southeastern tip of Australia. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Aonike
01-01-2010, 11:36 AM
The symbol in Indonesia might be refering to Lake Toba and the Toba catastrophe theory. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toba_catastrophe_theory

If I'm not mistaken that event was hinted in one of the one of the glyph puzzels " The Fourth Day".

EDIT: after some research, the picture in the above mentioned puzzle had the words "Toba 75ke was not a volcano" hidden.

Avl521
01-01-2010, 11:54 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Aonike:
The symbol in Indonesia might be refering to Lake Toba and the Toba catastrophe theory. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toba_catastrophe_theory

If I'm not mistaken that event was hinted in one of the one of the glyph puzzels " The Fourth Day".

EDIT: after some research, the picture in the above mentioned puzzle had the words "Toba 75ke was not a volcano" hidden. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
wow... that's interesting! I know for certain that I have learned more interesting historical events from AC than school!!!!!
This things just make me love AC even more! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Acastle
01-01-2010, 12:10 PM
Well it seems like those symbols are related to disasters or shows of power. What are they, exactly?

Pieces of Eden being destroyed? Vaults in self destruct mode?

agentofwraith
01-01-2010, 12:37 PM
The symbols are the tombs that Desmond must find before all life is wiped out. Minerva told Desmond through Ezio that each has the answer to stopping this castrophe from happening.

UBOSOFT-Gamer
01-01-2010, 04:04 PM
Possible Artifacts and their Functions; Temple locations

These artifacts are based on the locations given in Assassin's Creed, and the clues and hints found in all the games.

* The Holy Grail: Although the Templars doubt its existence as a Biblical artifact, it could prove to be real. Possible Functions: Grants eternal life, among other things. Possible owners: Jesus.
* The Crystal Skulls: Quartz skulls found in Ancient Temples. Telepathic Communication. Currently possessed by the Templars, possibly found near the Nazca Lines. There are more than two, although the number is unknown at this time, but it's possible there could be at least 13.
* The "Philadelphia Experiment" artifact: Time travel, said to have been lost in the failed experiment. According to reports, a Navy destroyer ship disappeared for a few minutes, supposedly having traveled to the future. When it reappeared and was searched, most of the men were gone or they were there but dead, with pieces of their bodies melted into the metal of the ship. According to the email in the first AC, it was locked away in a safe location, and curiously, on the Codex map it shows a dot in the middle of the Nevada desert...in Area 51?
* The Golden Fleece: A seemingly weightless and indestructible piece of armor or cloak. In his Codex, Altair speculates that it could have truly existed and was actually made of a unique metal compound he had discovered how to create using knowledge contained within the Apple. Shortly after creating his set of armour with the metal, Altair destroyed anything that could lead to its discovery or creation, fearing the knowledge could one day fall into the hands of the Templars. Possible Owners: Jason of the Argonauts
* The Spear of Destiny or Holy Lance: Said to protect its user from death, but causes instant death when lost. Also it's possible that when thrown it can never miss it's target and can't be stopped in mid-flight. Supposedly pierced the side of Christ at his crucifixion, although apochryphally the man who pierced Christ was said to live forever, until he found out and killed himself with the spear. Possible Owners: Longinus, Constantine, Charlemagne and other Holy Roman Emperors
* The Philosopher's Stone: Turn any substance into pure gold. Possibly what started the gold rush in Coloma, California

Pieces of Eden appear in Assassins Creed. Does that mean, that one or all other like the Holy Lance, the golden flees, the philosophers tone appear in AC too??? With any function like the Pieces of Eden?????

Assassin_M
01-02-2010, 06:20 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by agentofwraith:
The symbols are the tombs that Desmond must find before all life is wiped out. Minerva told Desmond through Ezio that each has the answer to stopping this castrophe from happening. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
for the 100th time these r not the places of the Temples because if they were they would`v had a SYmbol in Roma but there is`nt

Acastle
01-02-2010, 07:38 AM
Related to UBOSOFT-Gamer's post: I wonder if the Piece of Eden that Genghis Khan had could've been the Cintamani stone? It would fit imo.

And in the Auditore family crypt, Marco Polo was mentioned as a family friend or something.. I feel he may be an important part of the story. Perhaps his expeditions were meant to be attempts at finding vaults or Pieces of Eden?

ddemoel
03-15-2010, 11:33 AM
I think that the symbols do relate to the temples.

I know that there are people saying that the pieces of eden also can give the user a glimpse of the future. If that would be the case, and taking note that Ezio has found the roma Temple, that could mean that the symbols represent the temples that Desmond has left to find.

bokeef04
03-15-2010, 03:28 PM
except that the map is on the codex pages and was used to find the location of the Roma temple