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A Common Enemy was a virtual representation of one of Adéwalé's genetic memories, relived by a research analyst at Abstergo Entertainment through the Animus.


Adéwalé, now stranded on Saint-Domingue, sought out the intended recipient of the Templar parcel.


Adéwalé woke up on a beach, and noticed a woman being attacked.

  • Overseer: (Dirty sow.)
  • Woman: (No!)
  • Overseer: (This will cost you an ear.)
  • Adéwalé: (Bully.) The Templar can wait. This woman must not suffer.

With a machete he found on the beach, Adéwalé killed the overseer and saved the woman.

  • Woman: (Thank God. Sorry.) I have nothing to offer but thanks.
  • Adéwalé: Nothing else is needed. As a boy, I fled the same fate.
  • Woman: Why would you risk recapture?
  • Adéwalé: Men of principle know the bigger risk is to turn away. I am looking for Bastienne Josèphe. Do you know her?
  • Woman: (Of course not!) But any "fine gentleman" may lead you to her. Too late for this one. Find another in town.
  • Adéwalé: The thanks is now mine. Do you have a place of refuge?
  • Woman: My family waits in the mountains. (Beyond the mountains, more mountains.)
  • Adéwalé: (God be with you.)

Adéwalé set out to find a gentleman, Louis Godin, who would lead him to Bastienne.

  • Godin: Madame Josèphe's women are the finest outside Paris. Mark my words though: Guzan has eyes only for me. I'm on my way there now, to present her with a gift.
  • Man: Enjoy yourself, sir. And fear not. You'll meet no competition from me. My heart is too weak!

Adéwalé tailed the man to the brothel La Dame en Rose, where he overheard a conversation between Bastienne and Governor de Fayet.

Adéwalé eavesdropping on Bastienne and de Fayet

  • Bastienne: You think me a traitor!
  • De Fayet: Slaves will be safer for it.
  • Bastienne: (Mr. Governor), if they felt safe at the plantation, do you think they would rebel?
  • De Fayet: Of course. It is their animal nature. Violence is the only currency that motivates them. Like coin, to you. If you want to protect your African friends, spread the word. Quiet them down. Otherwise...
  • Bastienne: You need not describe. I know what you do.
  • De Fayet: I could not raise a hand to hurt a fly. But the Overseers have every right to discipline as they see fit.
  • Bastienne: That will not be necessary. I will deliver your message. The cost will be high.
  • De Fayet: We will both profit by it.
  • Bastienne: Is there any other service you require, (Governor)?
  • De Fayet: An old man like me? I dare say Guzan has exhausted me already.
  • Bastienne: Then show yourself out.

Adéwalé approached Bastienne.

Adéwalé bringing the package to Bastienne

  • Adéwalé: Madame Josèphe. Expecting a package?
  • Bastienne: It, but not you. Where is (the Admiral)? I see. And do you mean for me to meet the same fate? Look around. One threat, and these men will end you.
  • Adéwalé: I bring no threat. Tell me, how do the Templars allow you to carry on like this?
  • Bastienne: I am only the messenger. But before you judge, remember the Templar coin, like any, will buy the freedom of men like you. I know this mark.
  • Adéwalé: You know nothing.
  • Bastienne: You have the brand of a slave, the eloquence of a scholar... hands of a sailor... and an Assassin's hood. Few weapons. I think the storm stranded you. What do you need? A ship? Shelter? These things can be had for the price of this parcel.
  • Adéwalé: I need nothing I (can't) win for myself. But prove that what you promise is true, and perhaps something can be arranged.
  • Bastienne: Is this your game? Very well. Then you will do me a favor. Augustin Dieufort is a very secretive man. First, find his plantation contact, and give him this message from the (Governor). Augustin will give you all the proof you need. Repeat this password: Si li pas dodo crab la va manger (If you don't go to sleep, the crab will eat you.)
  • Adéwalé: (If you don't go to sleep, the crab will eat you.)
  • Bastienne: (Not bad.) A convincing baritone. Now, I suggest you leave, before my admirers get suspicious.


Adéwalé received information on where he could start his investigation.


  • The password Bastienne gives to Adéwalé is from a real Haitian Creole lullaby. The slave to whom you must give the password can be heard singing the rest of the lullaby.



Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag memories
Main memories
Sequence 1: Prologue
Edward Kenway
Sequence 2: The Spanish Main
Lively Havana - ...And My Sugar? - Mister Walpole, I Presume? - A Man They Call the Sage - Claiming What's Due - The Treasure Fleet
Sequence 3: The Republic of Pirates
This Tyro Captain - Now Hiring - Prizes and Plunder - Raise the Black Flag - Sugarcane and Its Yields - Proper Defenses - A Single Madman
Sequence 4: Retribution
This Old Cove - Nothing Is True... - The Sage's Buried Secret - Overrun and Outnumbered
Sequence 5: Mistaken Motives
The Forts - Traveling Salesman - Unmanned
Sequence 6: Shifting Sands
Diving for Medicines - Devil's Advocate - The Siege of Charles-Towne
Sequence 7: The British Invasion
We Demand a Parlay - The Gunpowder Plot - Commodore Eighty-Sixed - The Fireship
Sequence 8: No Regrets
Do Not Go Gently... - Vainglorious Bastards - Marooned
Sequence 9: Muddied Waters
Imagine My Surprise - Trust Is Earned
Sequence 10: Dead Reckoning
Black Bart's Gambit - Murder and Mayhem - The Observatory
Sequence 11: To the Lees
To Suffer Without Dying - Delirium - ...Everything Is Permitted
Sequence 12: The Eagle and the Jackdaw
A Governor No Longer - Royal Misfortune - Tainted Blood - Ever a Splinter
Sequence 13: Epilogue
The End - How Grand, Master Kenway!
Templar hunts
Opía Apito
The Taíno Assassin - Templar Ships - Right-Hand Man - The Trail of Lucia Márquez
Rhona Dinsmore
Bureau Under Attack - A Thief in the Market - Arms Race - Flint's End
The Maroon Assassin - Recruiting Maroons - Under Attack - The Commander's Ruse
Vance Travers
Oh Brother... - The Other Brother - Upton's Sorrow - Queen of Pirates, King of Fools
Assassination contracts
The Plantation Master - The Guard Post - The Slave Traders - The Judge - The Weapons Smugglers - The British Captain - Beach Bonfire - A Shipment of Powder - The Spanish Commander - Unlicensed Dealer - No More Taxes - A Botched Escape - The Pirate Captain - The Outlaws - Tomb Raiders - A Last Drink for the Road - Castaway - The Unworthy Brother - The Poachers - The Deserter - The Twin Dilemma - The Dreaded Pirate - The Expedition - The Slave Master - A Slaver's Business - The Informant - The Treasure Hunter - Shady Business - The Smuggler's Squat - The Outlaw's Cave
Naval contracts
An Eye for an Eye - The Law of the Ocean - A Spanish Plague - Driftwood - Silk on the Waves - Contraband - Private Escort - Blind Justice - The Realities of War - Hunter Gatherer - Papers, Please - Weathering the Storm - Smuggler's Den - A Personal Matter - The Final Contract
Aveline missions
The Rebel Camp - The Fort - The Tower
Freedom Cry missions
The Calm Before the Storm - A Common Enemy - Laying the First Brick - A Ship of His Own - Lifting the Veil - A Scientific Inquiry - Plant the Seeds - Down with the Ship - De Fayet's Last Stand