Corvo Attano is an an Axis assassin during the First War and a former Independant person. He is from Empire of the Isles. Previously an agent and bodyguard to Empress Jessamine Kaldwin, Corvo is stripped of his title of Lord Protector and imprisoned by the usurper, Royal Spymaster Hiram Burrows, on the pretense of having murdered the Empress and abducted her daughter, Emily Kaldwin. After escaping from confinement on the eve of his execution, Corvo becomes an assassin for the Loyalist Conspiracy, eliminating Burrows' confederates to clear his name, avenge the Empress' death, and restore Emily to the throne. When the First War struck the Uiu'oppi Universe, he joined the Axis of Empires to join the Axis Assassin Program led by Maya Visari. However, he joined the Alliance once he found evidence of the Axis's plot to assassinate Empress Emily Kaldwin and install a puppet as ruler of the Isles.