Assassin’s Creed: Origins is going back to the beginning in ancient Egypt, during a time with many opposing factions. The Order of the Ancients is one of the factions that wields its power from the shadows, and they are the slimy pool from which The Templars will eventually crawl.
The latest developer Q&A video tries to answer who they are and what they want without getting into spoiler territory. The Associate Narrative Director, Matthew Zagurak, answers fan questions around their membership and purpose (OK, one spoiler: secret, evil organizations always want more power), and they seem like they will be a terrible threat to Bayek.
Take a gander at the full video, and prepare yourself to fight the shadows when Assassin’s Creed: Origins stealthily releases on October 27th.