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I was shopping for some armor last night, and I noticed a statistic on the armor purchase screen that I hadn't seen in previous AC games. It looked like the "Assassin's Logo" (a stylized A of sorts) followed by "-15%". What is this for?

I didn't notice it on the armor/inventory equip screens after I'd purchased it. My best guess is it's some sort of discount for being an Assassin. I could see why you might want to give a guy who has robes full of pointy things a discount, but why 15%? If it is a discount, how can I get a bigger one?

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The stylized "A" replaces the "f" symbol from previous games in regards to money, because you aren't spending florins anymore. :) –  Ashley Nunn Dec 6 '11 at 1:12
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Specifically, the stylized A stands for Akçe, the currency of the area at the time. –  TechParadox Dec 20 '11 at 14:20
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That's actually a different stylized A. The one I'm speaking of is actually the Assassin's logo (sort of an inverted, stylized V shape moreso than the symbol for the currency in this game) –  agent86 Dec 20 '11 at 14:26
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For Owning the shop, you get 15% reduction on the prices of items. When you get to cappadoce, everything costs 15% more because they are under control of the templars.

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To clarify, the "A" indicates assassin control of the area. –  Shinrai Dec 6 '11 at 14:40
    
When an Assassin's den is attacked by Templars and they "control the area", then all the stores in that area will have the Templars logo and a +15% just as in Cappadoce. –  Ilya Melamed Mar 3 '12 at 16:21
    
Are there any shops you can buy things from that you don't own? Doesn't that make it a pointless distinction? –  Alex Mar 12 '12 at 12:04
    
Yes. Read comment from Ilya just before yours. –  Fredy31 Mar 12 '12 at 13:49
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