What is a Piece of Eden?
A piece of Eden are objects of advanced technology. Items that were created by the First Civilization, whom where a group of people with unimaginable power. Seen by as humans as gods. Each device was created for a unique purpose, and contained unique properties. Some were capable of bending the thought and will power of one or more individual submitting to it's user.
Adam: "Eve, what is this device?"
Eve: "Touch, Adam, and you will know."
―Adam and Eve examining the Apple of Eden.
It was believed that The Pieces of Eden had a long history that punctuates the tales of humanity. The Pieces of Eden were used to control humans, who were created by the First Civilization to work as slaves.
However, interbreeding between humans and members of the First Civilization led to the creation of a hybrid race, which was immune to the hypnotic effects of the Pieces of Eden. In 75010 BCE, two of these hybrids, Adam and Eve, stole one of the Apples from their masters and escaped from captivity in Eden. Soon after, war broke out, pitting humanity against their gods.
What are the pieces of Eden?
Some Pieces of Eden were known to interact with and change the passage of time, possibly creating paradoxes. Others were able to "speak" to those who wielded them, whilst other pieces offered healing and a long life extension.
Apple of Eden
When activated, Apples of Eden are capable of extending a pulse of energy that can drive those in the surrounding area to insanity and death. Doing so has a detrimental effect on the physical health of the wielder if they are unskilled in the Apples' use, but a capable user is not as easily afflicted.
There is believed to be at least six Apples of Eden, One of which is destroyed and two are within Assassin control the location of the remaining three is unknown.
The Shrouds of Eden
Were Pieces of Eden shaped like cloths capable of restoration and healing. The artifacts were designed by Consus, a member of the First Civilization, who created the original in the year 1923 of the Isu Era. His own consciousness was stored inside the artifact, resulting in his ability to possess the bodies of the artifact's users temporarily upon activation.
One is in the possession of the Templars whilst the other has since then been destroyed.
Swords of Eden
The Swords of Eden were sword-like artifacts created by the Isu. These Pieces of Eden seemed to grant their bearers great power and leadership, and were most commonly used by influential humans in war and conquest.
Several conquerors and heroes in human history had been in possession of a Sword of Eden. Their users appeared to be capable of negating the effectiveness of illusions created by Apples of Eden.
There are currently two swords, both of which the location of each is unknown..