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Alternate Methods was a virtual representation of one of Ratonhnhaké:ton's genetic memories, relived by Desmond Miles in 2012 through the Animus.[1]


Connor and Haytham Kenway worked together again, this time to discover the plans of the British Army.


  • Connor: I have been reunited with my father, but do not yet know if this bodes well or ill. Our goals are aligned, at least so far as independence is concerned. But he continues to defend Charles Lee—the man who murdered my mother and burned my village... Still, he makes a point about Washington and those who back him. I hear much talk of freedom and equality, but it seems one must be a landed white man to benefit. What of someone like me? Or Surry? What role for us in this new world? Is my father right, then? There is so much I must consider and so little time in which to do it.

Connor confronted Achilles in his study.

ACIII-Alternatemethods 13

Connor informing Achilles about Haytham

  • Achilles: Welcome back. And how was Martinique?
  • Connor: Achilles... I... I owe you an apology... It was wrong of me to say the things I did...
  • Achilles: Your words were harsh, Connor, but there was also truth there. I failed the Order. Allowed the Templars to take control...
  • Connor: But now their hold is weakened, which makes me believe there's a chance for peace. Imagine what might be accomplished if we were to unite.
  • Achilles: Why the change of heart? Where is this coming from? You've met your father, haven't you?
  • Connor: I do not claim to trust the man—or even like him. But I would be remiss to ignore this opportunity.
  • Achilles: Haytham may listen. But will he understand? And even if he does, will he agree?
  • Connor: Even he must admit that we achieve more together than we do alone.
  • Achilles: I assume you're off to find him?
  • Connor: Yes. I ride for New York to see what might be done.

Connor then rode to New York to meet Haytham.

ACIII-Alternatemethods 1

Haytham along with his informant, Twitch

  • Haytham: We need to know what the Loyalists are planning if we're to put and end to this.
  • Twitch: I've tried! But the soldiers themselves are told nothing now—only to await orders from above.
  • Haytham: Then keep digging. Come find me when you have something worth sharing.

The man left Connor and Haytham.

  • Haytham: We're so close to victory. A few more well-placed attacks and we'll be able to put an end to this civil war and be rid of the Crown.
  • Connor: What do you intend?
  • Haytham: Well nothing at the moment—since we're completely in the dark.
  • Connor: I thought the Templars had eyes and ears everywhere.
  • Haytham: Oh, we did. Until you started cutting them off.
  • Connor: Your contact said orders from above. It tells us exactly what we need to do: track down the Loyalist commanders.

They then spied on a Loyalist meeting at the ruins of Trinity Church.

  • Officer: Have you considered the proposal?
  • Officer: I'm unconvinced. To reinforce them would leave New York exposed. It's hard enough maintaining order with our current numbers. Cut in half...
  • Officer: Yet if we do not join with them, they risk defeat. And then what?
  • Officer: Well they should have come by sea...
  • Haytham: They're talking in circles. We'll learn nothing, watching as we are.
  • Connor: Then what do you propose we do? March in there and demand answers?
  • Haytham: Well, yes.
ACIII-Alternatemethods 5

Haytham restraining the officers

Haytham jumped down, killing two guards.

  • Officer: Ambush!
  • Haytham: Connor! A little help, here?

They killed the guards and captured the officers.

  • Haytham: We'll bring them to my quarters at Fort George and see what secrets they might share.

One of the officers ran away.

  • Haytham: Really? Well you'd best get after him, then.
  • Connor: You go. I will watch the prisoners.
  • Haytham: No, you do it.
  • Connor: Why me?
  • Haytham: Because I said so! Now go!

Connor chased the Redcoat officer, quickly catching him.

  • Connor: Move.
  • Officer: Go to hell.
  • Connor: I said MOVE.

Connor brought him to Fort George.

ACIII-Alternatemethods 10

Connor and the officer at Fort George

  • Officer: Wait, wait! I'll tell you anything you want. Anything! Only don't make me go in there!
  • Connor: We just have some questions for you.
  • Officer: Cross that threshold and I'm a dead man!
  • Haytham: There you are, Connor! I was worried you might have gotten lost... Come along, then!

They led the officer to an interrogation room, where the other two officers sat dead.

  • Haytham: What are the British planning?
  • Officer: To march from Philadelphia. That city's finished. New York's the key. They'll double our numbers—push back the rebels.
  • Haytham: When do they begin?
  • Officer: Two days from now.
  • Connor: June 18th... I must warn Washington.
  • Haytham: You see? That wasn't so very difficult, now was it?
  • Officer: I've t-told you everything! Now l-let me go!
ACIII-Alternatemethods 12

Haytham interrogating the officer

  • Haytham: Of course.

Haytham killed the officer.

  • Haytham: The other two said the same. It must be true.
  • Connor: You killed him... You killed ALL of them. Why?
  • Haytham: They'd have warned the Loyalists.
  • Connor: You could have held them until the fight was done.
  • Haytham: What? ... And waste precious time and money on their care? What would be the point? They'd given up everything they knew. I'll meet you at Valley Forge.


Connor and Haytham learned of the plans to march on New York and decided to warn George Washington.



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
Davenport Homestead - Kanatahséton - Evacuation Day
Duncan Little
Gangs - Gangs of Boston
Clipper Wilkinson
Conscription - Martial Law
Deborah 'Dobbie' Carter
Rationing - Hoarding Provisions
Jamie Colley
Smallpox - Protect the Clinic
Jacob Zenger
Martial Law - 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
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
The Whittler's Weapons - Tools of the Trade - Thousand-Pound Idea
Warren & Prudence
Abused - Prudence's Primrose - Happy Expectations - Pig Herder
The Brawler - Norris Goes Courting - Norris Tries Again - Raw Materials
Lyle White
Happy Expectations - Get Me a Doctor! - Slander - Wait Times
Cutting Ties - Silk Errand - The Final Straw
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