Patrice Jacques Cormac Dorian (1849-1927) was an infamous French assassin, pioneer, hitman, bounty hunter and sniper. He is related to:
- Desmond Miles (ancestor)
- Antionette Dorian (second cousin)
- Yusuf Tazim (descendant)
- Ezio Auditore Da Firenze (descendant)
- Joseph Dorian (uncle)
- Cudgel Cormac, Dorian (possible father)
- Marie Francisca Dorian, nee Cormac (mother)
- Patrick "Dropkick" Maguire (distant relative)
Like other infamous assassins, He was born into the order, but was very different to the other children in behaviour. He was the seventh son to two other assassins, Cudgel Cormac (Dorian) and Marie Francisca Dorian (née Cormac), but his father had been lost on a contract four months after he was born, and his mother had died during his birth. This lack of parents made him an orphan, being raised by the brotherhood, yet unlike one of his relatives, the famous Alana Rose Dorian, the child did not show much faith in the assassins.
Training as an Assassin
Patrice was a novice-assassin and didn't present any exclusive skills during his initial years of training. But when he was sent to his first assassin contracts, he became as feared as a fully trained assassin, earning the nickname “Patrick” due to his name being anglicised by mainly English-speaking subjects. His mentors became worried, though Patrice was an exceptional recruit and a magnificent assassin. By the time he completed his assassin training, he had always completed his assassinations perfectly, yet innocents were being killed. Additionally, this was violating a tenet: stay your blade from the flesh of an innocent. The leaders of the Order concluded that they would remove him. When Patrice was informed, he went into a fit of rage, keeping his personal equipment. The Assassins attempted to find him for an extended period of time, but Patrice was like a phantom and was never found. In due course, the Assassins decided he was not a threat and gave up their search.
Time as a Headhunter
Patrice, confused about what to do, consulted a fellow turncoat. Eventually, they got an idea that would combine their skills to earn some reputation and a valuable amount of money. However, the turncoat, Kirk, had secretly stolen his weapons and gold. Envious, he murdered Kirk in his sleep, therefore re-obtaining his items. After a long time, he escaped back to Paris and stayed there for a few months, roaming around in the wealthy district of Les Invalides. He heard about a certain monk named Brother Pierre, who would pay large amounts of silver to the individual who would return his nobility. He visited the monk and, as he thought, had to kill one of Brother Pierre’s enemies. He did so with relative ease. Rudely, he did not grant Patrice the sufficient amount of French Livre, also having to die at the hands of an assassin. The local law was soon informed, landing Patrice in the local prison, La Bastille. He escaped from prison, only six days after he had been locked up. He couldn't show himself publicly, but he had earned reputation and was consulted by a court officer who ordered him to assassinate an Extremist captain. From that moment on, he was a legendary bounty hunter. After over a year of hiding from the law, by February 1870, He had became completely anonymous in France and Ireland after his run-in with the assassins and French law. Knowing he could not be a bounty hunter for the rest of his life, he sent a plea to the Café Theatre, Asking to re-join the order.
Becoming a Master Assassin
When the Brotherhood was informed, they questioned Patrice. They set up traps in his house, with numerous trained assassins. But Patrice was careful since he had undergone assassin training and was able to find the trap. He snuck into his home, carefully knocking out the assassins who were strewn about his house. Eventually, only their leader left behind and the two duelled furiously. Patrice was able to incapacitate the leader and, telling him his was related to Arno Dorian, The master finally accepted him, concluding his life as a headhunter. After his re-induction into the brotherhood and becoming a Master Assassin, not much is known about his later life.
Time with The Sicari Di Bronte
By at least April 21st 1880, Patrice had been inducted into Sicari Di Bronte (English: Hitmen of Bronte) , a clan of fifteen men which was created in 1665 to eliminate Pirates in the Mediterranean. He was introduced to the order because of a long-lasting feud against Capitano Pietuccianus Salazar Gomez y Sanchez which was shared with the grandmaster of the order, Angelo Bronte. His first contract was to kill said captain, in Havana, Cuba. 7th November 1880; the assassination of Captain Sanchez. Sanchez entered the mountains on horseback, accompanied by his son, Giovanni Sanchez. Suddenly, a group of fifteen men (The Sicari), approached them with rifles across their backs. Dismounting, they shot at Sanchez, starting a night-long battle. Eventually, after many direct shots at Sanchez, he collapsed onto an old cobblestone path. Incapacitated, Patrice came forth, cocked his flintlock pistol, and assassinated the captain.
As far as historians believe, until his elimination in 1927, Patrice Jacques Cormac Dorian was both a Master Assassin and since the start of the XX Century became Mentor of the Sicari di Bronte. He was also a perfectly competent rifleman for his age (77). In the June of the same year, he and his fellow clan members were tracked and killed. The killer's name is not widely known at this period. Concerned, Patrice escaped Paris via motorcar to Calais, a coastal city near Dover. Knowing he probably could not stay in France he sailed across the Channel, encountering numerous rogue waves, slightly damaging the vessel. Riding through the English Countryside he reached the sacred town of Glastonbury. He had been recently informed by a stranger in a public house in Paris that there was a medieval church there, known as Glastonbury Abbey. He suddenly spotted a shadowy figure (this was the killer known to assassinate the other members of the order). He entered an underground structure, The Lady Chapel, and hid behind a prayer bench. Noticing Patrice went into the building, the man followed. Hearing footsteps behind him, he was stabbed and eliminated. The last member of the Sicari Di Bronte was dead.
- Patrice Jacques Cormac Dorian was a widely famous individual, though is not usually credited.
- He is one of the few Dorians who did not die in Paris, France.