At some point in every Assassin's Creed game, the creed itself comes up, but I can never remember what it is. I know it has something to do with "everything is permitted" and there's another part about light and dark. Does anyone remember the full assassin's creed and what it means?
Also I seem to remember Altair losing a finger during a part of his initiation ritual, and some of the assassins in later games have something done to their fingers (removed?) and I seem to remember this having something to do with the hidden blade. What's the story with the fingers?