The main character of Assassin’s Creed Mirage is Basim Ibn Ishaq. Although Basim had a significant part in the events of Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Mirage will follow him 20 years earlier and trace his development from a street thief to a master Assassin. Director of story Sarah Beaulieu claims that Mirage “follows the maturation of a headstrong young kid into a refined Master Assassin with a difficult fate.” Along the process, we’ll discover more about The Hidden Ones and how Aya and Bayek’s historical organization came to be in Assassin’s Creed Origins.

Basim Ibn Ishaq

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An Isu Loki named Basim Ibn Ishaq (born about 835) utilized Yggdrasil to give his consciousness the ability to survive the Great Catastrophe thousands of years ago.

In the ninth century, Basim, a child of the Abbasid Caliphate, grew to be a Hidden One who mostly served the interests of other nations. In Constantinople, he even attained the rank of bureau chief. Fellow Hidden One Hytham joined him as an apprentice and accompanied him on his journey.

Basim had a catastrophe that helped him understand who he truly was. He remembered the three children that the Isu Odin had with him: Fenrir, Jörmungandr, and Hel, as well as the fact that Aletheia, Loki’s girlfriend, had her consciousness imprisoned in the Staff of Hermes Trismegistus. In addition to wanting to reunite his family, Basim wanted to get revenge on Odin, who had also used Yggdrasil to live and be reborn.

In the year 870, Basim met the Viking Sigurd Styrbjornsson, who was the reincarnation of the Isu Tr. In quest of a means to carry out his plan, Basim accompanied the Viking to Norway while keeping an eye on the Order of the Ancients who were seeking for the Hidden Ones there. In Fornburg, Basim encountered Eivor Varinsdottir, the god Odin’s reincarnation and Sigurd’s foster sister, and gave her a Hidden Blade.

After Sigurd and Eivor founded the colony of Ravensthorpe in England, Basim and Hytham organized a bureau to rebuild a brotherhood on the island. Basim’s student assisted Eivor in his search for the Ancients as he and Sigurd examined the Saga Stone to revive the essence of Basim’s previous existence. In 877, Basim went up to Eivor and Sigurd in Yggdrasil’s chamber to seek punishment. Basim had the upper hand, but when the Vikings used Yggdrasil to lock him up in The Grey, he lost.

For more than a millennium, Basim used Yggdrasil to its fullest potential in search of a method to escape the Grey. In the year 2020, he made contact with Layla Hassan, an assassin who had the Hermes Trismegistus Staff. Basim took her to Yggdrasil and tricked her into releasing him. With the help of the Staff, he restored his physical health and ran towards Aletheia once more. Basim used the Assassins’ Animus to probe into Eivor’s genetic memories after pledging to help them find proof that his children had survived the Great Catastrophe.

Early Life

In the era of the Abbasid Caliphate, Basim was born in Samarra as the son of the architect who created the Great Mosque of Samarra. His mother died when he was still a youngster, and his father was exiled and died in poverty when someone else claimed credit for his invention. Basim frequented the House of Wisdom in Baghdad, where he was reared as an orphan. On one of these journeys, he met the renowned astronomer Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi, whom he described as courteous and kind, and who made an effect on him.

The memories of Loki, an Isu who used Yggdrasil to introduce his genetic material into the human gene pool in order to prevent the Great Catastrophe that wiped off the First Civilization, were also given to Basim. His goal was to make amends with his sweetheart Aletheia, whose consciousness was being sustained by the Staff of Hermes Trismegistus.

The manifestation of Loki’s consciousness in Basim’s mind, which was causing him to experience nightmarish djinn visions, was something he was coping with by the time he was seventeen and he was living off of street robberies. The Master Assassin Roshan, who also welcomed him into the brotherhood and acted as his mentor, protected Basim from guards during an attempted heist.

As Loki’s influence increased, Basim ultimately attained the title of Master Assassin and began to undergo manic episodes before the Isu’s consciousness was fully revived in the Hidden One. Due to Basim’s fixation with tracking down other users of Yggdrasil, his allies began to view him as a person of danger and intrigue.