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Decoding the Creed: Assassin's Creed Mirage Calligraphy Drawings


22 Jun 2023

Written By:

Edited By:

Colum Blackett

Welcome to the first article in a new series dedicated to decoding the secrets hidden within the Assassin's Creed series.

In this article, new recruit The Hidden Virtuals examines the drawings featured on the Assassin's Creed Mirage official website, made up of Arabic calligraphy by artist Hatem Arafa.

In a social media post, Hatem shared this message covering his time working with Ubisoft on Mirage.

Here is our analysis of the drawings!


لَدغُ العقَاربِ لَم يَكُن لِعَداوَة

A scorpion's sting was never out of spite


بُنِيَ بَيْت العَنكَبُوتِ عَلى وَهْن

Spiderwebs were built upon frailty


وَ قَد دَبَّ مِن أقْصَى المَشَارِق حَيَّة

And a serpent slithered/creeped from the far east


ثُمَّ مِن الظَّلاَمِ تَخرُج نَحوَ النُّور

Then you emerge out of the darkness towards the light


The full message reads:

A scorpion's sting was never out of spite.

Spiderwebs were built upon frailty.

And a serpent slithered/creeped from the far east.

Then you emerge out of the darkness towards the light.

What could this be referencing?

Does Basim encounter an enemy that puts an end to his naivety, kickstarting a path to the Brotherhood?

We can't wait to dive even deeper into the hidden mysteries of Assassin's Creed Mirage when more material releases through the marketing campaign and game's launch in October 2023.

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About the Author

Noon (TheHiddenVirtuals) is a Virtual Photography enthusiast and writer who joined TOWCB social media team in Summer of 2023 as an Arabic Translator.

In a series of Twitter threads decoding hidden messages within the Assassin's Creed Mirage Marketing campaign, Noon made a strong impression online as a codebreaker. By joining TOWCB, we hope to boost her findings with a larger audience, but also receive guidance on how to best improve our social media strategies and grow as a community

In 2023 and beyond, Noon will be leading our 'Decoding the Creed' series, diving deep into the mysteries hidden within the franchise. She will also be working alongside the Social Media Team to moderate our Virtual Photography Twitter community, and increase its following.

Noon (TheHiddenVirtuals)


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