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You’re called many names: The Crow, because death follows you like a familiar; Il Diavolo for your burning red eyes; assassino because you steal the life of men —
— but above all else, you are a Strider, and you will find the mutt who killed your brother and skewer him on your blade.
a totally unoriginal ac!AU wherein novice dave trains under bro (a master assassin) until one day, he finds bro dead in a pool of his own blood and a single black feather.
he dons the assassino garb and is joined on his journey by a blacksmith’s son [john], a sarcastic ex-courtesan [rose], and a hunter with some interesting gadgets and a wolf to match [jade].
dave soon finds out about the “sovereign slayer” and the dersite templar syndicate, but matters complicate quickly when it becomes apparent that the new empress [the condesce] worked with his brother’s killer to usurp the throne, and that john might be the legitimate heir to the kingdom of skaia.