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A Trip to Boston was a virtual representation of one of Ratonhnhaké:ton's genetic memories, relived by Desmond Miles in 2012 through the Animus 3.0.

Description

After several months of training, Achilles Davenport took Ratonhnhaké:ton on a trip to Boston.

Dialogue

Achilles and Ratonhnhaké:ton preparing to travel

  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: So I trained. In running. In climbing. In fighting. In falling. And for every lesson that concerned the body, there were two that concerned the mind. Language. Philosophy. Logic. The arts... Achilles taught most often of the Assassins and Templars. Their structures, origins, and purpose. Centuries of history condensed into a few short days... I told him of the men who had burned my village. Of Charles Lee and my promise to him. Achilles explained that Lee and his followers were Templars. And that they were led by none other than my own father. If I was to serve the Order, these men would become my targets. So I worked harder. Learned faster. But for all of my progress, it was clear that I still had much to learn. My training had only just begun.

Ratonhnhaké:ton met with Achilles outside.

  • Achilles: Good morning.
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: To you as well. You taking a trip?
  • Achilles: I've decided to do something about the house. And you're going to help me. Get in.

They used the coach to travel to Boston. Upon arriving, Ratonhnhaké:ton noticed a couple of ladies walking by.

  • Achilles: Don't stare.
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Sorry.
  • Achilles: Come on.

Achilles handing the list of items to purchase

  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: This place is incredible. The people. The sounds and smells. I could walk these streets for days and know not even half its wonders.
  • Achilles: I thought the same as you upon a time. These days I much prefer the quiet of the countryside.
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: But there is so much LIFE here. So many opportunities.
  • Achilles: For a few, my boy. For a few... There's a store close to here. You're to buy the items on this list. Tell them where the carriage is – and they'll see that's it loaded. Understood?
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Yes.
  • Achilles: Good. You're also going to need a new name. Your skin is fair enough that you might pass for one with Spanish or Italian blood. Better to be thought a Spaniard than a Native. And both are better still than I.
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: That is not true.
  • Achilles: What's TRUE and what IS aren't always the same.
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: What would you call me, then?
  • Achilles: Connor. Yes. That will be your name. Alright then. Off you go.

Ratonhnhaké:ton, gifted the name of Connor, made his way through the streets. Along the way, he overheard citizens complaining loudly about British taxes.

  • Citizen 1: I grow tired of this! It seems every day a new tax is levied—a new rule enforced—without our consent! The Revenue Act. The Indemnity Act. The Commissioners of Customs Act. Oh, Chancellor Townshend must have thought himself so clever when he papered these thefts and made them law. But the Constitution says we've a right to refuse! That there will be no taxation without representation! Tell me—who represented us in Parliament? Spoke on our behalf? Signed in our stead? Give me a name! Only you can't! And do you know why? You can't tell me who represented us because nobody did!

Connor then entered a nearby store.

Connor at the store

  • Merchant: You lost?
  • Connor: I need the items on this list.
  • Merchant: Will you be paying with coin or trade?

Connor placed a purse of pound sterling coins on the counter.

  • Merchant: Some of these things I have. Some I don't. Lumber's hard to come by since my supplier up and vanished. I have the tools and pitch, though. Nails too. Where do you want this delivered?
  • Connor: Our wagon is near the state house.

Connor then left the store, noticing several uproars in the area.

  • Connor: I should return to Achilles.
  • Citizen 1: Who stands in Parliament for Boston? For New York? For Virginia? No one! But Old Sarum is represented. And Newport and Newtown. Seaford and Saltash. The list goes on. Rotten boroughs one and all. What is become of the rights of Englishmen? Are we not entitled to have a say in our governance? Who are they to silence our voices? To insist we be represented by strangers? Have you forgotten the Stamp Act and how we responded? We spoke up! We resisted! So they stood down! We were heard and it was repealed! But now... Now too many are silent. Or worse—they excuse it! The taxes are not so high, they say. The money is put to good use, they say. Fie, I say! Fie we should ALL say! Though the taxes may be small, they were enacted and enforced without our consent. As to their use? They pay governors and judges! And if it's Britain pays them, it's Britain whom they are beholden, not us! Do none see the danger here?

Connor met with Achilles again.

  • Connor: What happened?
  • Achilles: That's what we're going to find out. Follow me.

Thomas Preston attempted to contend with the crowds of civilians.

  • Preston: I say again: disperse! Congregating in this manner is forbidden!

Thomas Preston trying to reason with the citizens

  • Citizen 2: We're not going anywhere, bug!
  • Citizen 3: Oi! Why don't you go back to England?!
  • Preston: No good can come of this chaos! Return to your homes and all will be forgiven!
  • Citizen 4: Never!
  • Citizen 5: Not until you've answered for your crimes!
  • Citizen 6: You're right cowards, pointing guns at unarmed folk!
  • Citizen 7: You don't scare us!
  • Citizen 8: We ain't afraid!
  • Achilles: There!

Connor and Achilles saw Haytham Kenway speaking with an associate.

  • Connor: Is that my father...?
  • Achilles: Yes. Which means trouble is sure to follow. I need you to tail his accomplice. This crowd is a powder keg—we can't allow him to light the fuse.

Haytham directing a Redcoat towards Connor

  • Connor: But—
  • Achilles: But nothing! Do as I say and go!

Connor followed the suspicious man.

  • Citizen 9: Oi! You there. What's all the fuss about?
  • Shooter: Fire at the Town House...

Connor took down the suspicious man as he took aim on the crowd.

  • Connor: Your plot has ended.
  • Shooter: Not quite.

Charles Lee then fired a shot into the air, causing panic amongst the Redcoats. Confused by the gunshot, Private Hugh Montgomery commanded his men to eliminate the rioters.

  • Montgomery: Damn you, fire!

Redcoats began to shoot the civilians as Haytham sent some of them after Connor. Connor ran from the soldiers and hid until they gave up.

  • Connor: I need to find Achilles.
  • Messenger: You there! Careful now... I'm here to help.
  • Connor: Who are you?
  • Messenger: Just a messenger. Mister Adams wants a word.
  • Connor: What? Why?
  • Messenger: You'll need ask him that yourself. He'll meet you tonight near Faneuil Hall. I suggest laying low until then.

Outcome

Connor bought the materials needed for the renovation of the mansion. He also attempted to avoid the Boston Massacre, but failed to do so and became a wanted man.

Trivia

  • When starting the memory, it is referred to as "Achilles' Errand".

Gallery

References

Assassin's Creed III memories
Main memories
Sequence 1
Refresher Course - A Deadly Performance - Journey to the New World
Sequence 2
Welcome to Boston - Johnson's Errand - The Surgeon - The Soldier - Infiltrating Southgate
Sequence 3
Unconvinced - Execution is Everything - The Braddock Expedition
Sequence 4
Hide and Seek - Feathers and Trees - Hunting Lessons - Something to Remember
Sequence 5
A Boorish Man - A Trip to Boston - Boston's Most Wanted - Lying Low - Stop the Presses - The Lost Son's Return - River Rescue - Training Begins - The Hard Way
Sequence 6
On Johnson's Trail - The Angry Chef - The Tea Party - Hostile Negotiations
Sequence 7
The Midnight Ride - Lexington and Concord - Conflict Looms - Battle of Bunker Hill
Sequence 8
Something on the Side - Bridewell Prison - Public Execution
Sequence 9
Missing Supplies - Father and Son - The Foam and the Flames - A Bitter End
Sequence 10
Alternate Methods - Broken Trust - Battle of Monmouth
Sequence 11
Battle of the Chesapeake - Lee's Last Stand
Sequence 12
Laid to Rest - Chasing Lee
Epilogue
Davenport Homestead - Kanatahséton - Evacuation Day
Liberation missions
Gangs of Boston - Martial Law - Hoarding Provisions - Protect the Clinic - In the Wolf's Lair
Frontiersman missions
Boy Who Cried Wolf - Finding the Sasquatch - The Haunted Lighthouse - The Headless Horseman - Monster of the Sea - Unidentified Flying Object
Hunting Society
The Man-Eater - Feline Feet - The Patriarch - The Pack Leader - Acute Cat - The Elk Bachelor
Boston Brawlers
The Boston Brawlers - Peter Bunyon - The Sailor - The Smuggler - The Stinger - The Ropebeater - The Merchant - The Tournament
Naval missions
The Chase - The Rescue - French Involvement - Biddle's Hideout
Naval locations
Fort Wolcott - Dead Chest's Treasure - The Ghost Ship - The Mad Doctor's Castle - Oak Island - The Ruins at Cerros
Privateer contracts
Henderson in Distress - Paving the Way - Dread of Night - Troubled Waters - Raiding the Prospector - One of a Kind - Blistering Dawn - A Call for Help - Search for the Somerset - The Sea Wolves - A Midnight Engagement - The Giant and the Storm - Sinking a Secret - The Ghost War, Act 1 - The Ghost War, Act 2
Homestead
Achilles
Manor Mysteries, Part 1 - Manor Mysteries, Part 2 - Legacy - Achilles' Painting
Big Dave
Deserter - The Proper Tools - An Eye for Trouble - The Comeback
Godfrey & Terry
Burglar on the Homestead - The Fight - Bowls Beginner
Lance
The Whittler's Weapons - Tools of the Trade - Thousand-Pound Idea
Warren & Prudence
Abused - Prudence's Primrose - Happy Expectations - Pig Herder
Norris
The Brawler - Norris Goes Courting - Norris Tries Again - Raw Materials
Lyle White
Happy Expectations - Get Me a Doctor! - Slander - Wait Times
Ellen
Cutting Ties - Silk Errand - The Final Straw
Myriam
Silent Hunter - White Trophy - Fool Me Once...
Daily Life
Encyclopedia of the Common Man - Room at the Inn - Finding His Flock - The Wedding
Field missions
Modern Tower - The Stadium: MMA Night - Return to Abstergo
Benedict Arnold missions
Traitor in Our Midst - Showing Traitors the Way - A Spy Among Us - Battle of West Point
The Tyranny of King Washington
The Infamy
Awaken - Warn the Village - Sky World Journey - One-Man Wolf Pack - Path of Revenge - Justice Served
The Betrayal
Prison Break - Sky World Journey - Dive Bomb - Consequences - Return to Sender - Man of Mettle - Pieces in Motion - Aquila Unchained - Escape to New York
The Redemption
Dark Waters - Sky World Journey - The Parting of the Blue Sea - Feeding the Masses - One Step at a Time - The Signal - Halls of Injustice - Inevitable Confrontation
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