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A Single Madman was a virtual representation of one of Edward Kenway's genetic memories, relived by a research analyst at Abstergo Entertainment through the Animus.


Edward set out to kill captain Julien du Casse, claim his vessel for Nassau's defense and conquer the island's cove for himself.


Edward addressed his crew aboard the Jackdaw.

  • Edward: Gentlemen! As is custom among our kind, we do not plunge headlong into folly on the orders of a single madman, but act according to our own collective madness! The object of our attention is a square-rigged galleon, and we want her for the advantage she'll bring Nassau. So I'll put it to the vote... All those in favor of storming this cove and taking this ship, stomp and shout "Aye!"
  • Crew: Aye!
  • Edward: Those who oppose... whimper "Nay."

Edward paused for a while.

  • Edward: Never was the King's Council so unified.

Edward left the Jackdaw and traveled through the jungle.

  • Soldier 1: (Did you hit something? Can you see?)
  • Soldier 2: (If you're so curious, why don't you have a look?)

Edward reached the small settlement on the other side of the island.

  • Julien: Speed along, (men)! Double time! (Hurry now)! We've four harbours to hit this week! Eh, oh! Look alive! We'll weigh anchor before dawn! (Eat your fill, men)! This is the last time you will see land for a month! Lively, lads! What's happening there? See that the cargo is secure! Move your ass and do your job, (son of a bitch!)

He then climbed the mast of the galleon and assassinated Julien du Casse from above.

  • Edward: You remember the gift you gave me? Well it answers just fine.
  • Julien: (You son of a whore!) As bold as a musket ball, and still half as sharp.
  • Edward: I'm sorry about this, mate. But I can't risk you telling your Templar friends about me still kicking around.
  • Julien: I pity you (buccaneer). After all you have seen, after all we showed you of our Order, still you embrace the life of an ignorant and aimless rogue.

Edward took a key from Julien's body.

  • Edward: What's this...?
  • Julien: Is petty larceny the extent of your ambition? Have you no mind to comprehend the scope of ours? All the empires on Earth, abolished! A free and opened world, without parasites like you! (May the hell you find be of your own making.)

The Jackdaw pulled into the cove.

  • Edward: The cove is ours!


Edward assassinated Julien du Casse, and claimed Great Inagua for himself.


  • If Edward approached du Casse's manor during the memory, he would be desynchronized. Additionally, neither of the two tunnels leading to the manor's treasure cavern would be accessible.



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