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Aquila Unchained was a visual representation of Ratonhnhaké:ton's genetic memories from an Apple of Eden-induced reality.[1]


Ratonhnhaké:ton and Benjamin Franklin discussed their possible means of escape from Boston, reaching the conclusion that their only option was to travel to New York by sea.


Ratonhnhaké:ton returned to Benjamin Franklin after his investigation at Boston Neck. Franklin was working at a table and talking to himself when Ratonhnhaké:ton walked in, causing him to look up.

  • Franklin: This should get us close to Washington.
    By heavens, what happened?
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Boston Neck was a trap set by Putnam.
  • Franklin: And Adams? ... Kanen'tó:kon?
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Everyone killed.

Franklin began to panic and spun about nervously.

  • Franklin: Killed? We'll be next! We've got to get out of here!
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: The land routes are cut off. We must escape by sea.
Aquila Unchained 2

Ratonhnhaké:ton and Benjamin discussing their escape

  • Franklin: Yes! By sea! I know of an excellent ship, but I'm too well known to move about freely.
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: I will find you a disguise.
  • Franklin: Excellent idea. In the meanwhile, give me the diagram. I'll file this metal to precision.

As Ratonhnhaké:ton handed over the diagram and turned to leave, Franklin began to consult the diagram and file the metal. Ratonhnhaké:ton quickly located a Bluecoat and discreetly subdued him. As Franklin messily donned the Bluecoat's uniform, Ratonhnhaké:ton studied the map.

  • Franklin: Hm. Bit of a tight fit, you know. How do I look?
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Ridiculous.

Franklin looked away indignantly before responding.

  • Franklin: You don't have to be so honest.

Ratonhnhaké:ton began escorting Franklin to his destination, using his Animal Powers to discreetly eliminate guards that harassed him.

Aquila Unchained 5

Ratonhnhaké:ton following Franklin to their destination

  • Franklin: Oh, dear. Trouble ahead.
  • Bluecoat 1: Look! Here is one of us!
  • Bluecoat 2: Come along, we're headed to the tavern. You can buy us a mug of flip!
  • Bluecoat 1: They tossed us out of the last one. Not a very friendly bunch.

Franklin moved past the bluecoats without responding.

  • Bluecoat 2: Wassa matter? We're not good enough for ya!?

Ratonhnhaké:ton dispatched the two Bluecoats. Further on, they encountered another.

  • Bluecoat 3: Hold on there, corporal!
  • Franklin: Yes, sir.
  • Bluecoat 3: That uniform doesn't really fit you, does it?
  • Franklin: I've uh, I've gained a few pounds is all.
  • Bluecoat 3: Have you, now?
  • Franklin: Too many popovers, you see? With butter. And ale.
  • Bluecoat 3: That's not your uniform at all, is it?

The Bluecoat kicked Franklin to the ground and held him at gunpoint.

  • Franklin: I'm going to need some help here.

The Bluecoat was dispatched by Ratonhnhaké:ton.

  • Franklin: Whew! That was close!

They continued onwards until two more Bluecoats approached.

  • Bluecoat 4: You there! Soldier! Stop!
  • Bluecoat 5: What business have you in this district?
  • Franklin: Why, I, um.
  • Bluecoat 5: What corps are you with?
  • Franklin: I'm, uh ... I'm assigned directly to General Putnam! Personal detail.
  • Bluecoat 4: Likely story. Let's see your papers, Corporal Personal Detail.
  • Franklin: I've just been assigned. My papers are still in process.
  • Bluecoat 5: All right, that's it! Come on! To the hoosegow!

The Bluecoats chased after Franklin.

  • Franklin: I'm going to need some help here.

Ratonhnhaké:ton killed the two Bluecoats.

  • Franklin: Thanks for taking care of that.
Aquila Unchained 6

Faulkner holding Franklin in a chokehold

Ratonhnhaké:ton killed two more Bluecoats blocking Franklin's path before finally arriving at their destination. There was a man leaning one arm against the wall, the other holding a bottle of drink.

Faulkner turned to face Franklin.

  • Faulkner: Who's that? Do I ...? Franklin!?
  • Franklin: Don't let the disguise fool you.

Faulkner looked over Franklin before grabbing him by the neck and shoving him into the wall in a chokehold.

  • Faulkner: You goddamn ...! Your men stole my ship, you shite!

Ratonhnhaké:ton intervened and separated the two.

  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Easy, Mr. Faulkner. Mr. Franklin is on the side of the rebels, now.
  • Franklin: We need your help.
  • Faulkner: And why should I?
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: You'll get your ship back.
  • Faulkner: Ah! ... The goddamn wharf's too heavily guarded.
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: I can change that, if you'll tell me what needs to be done.

Faulkner shoved his way past them and turned back to face them.

Aquila Unchained 10

Ratonhnhaké:ton freeing the Aquila

  • Faulkner: Well, let's see. I'll need you to untie the Aquila so it's all set to go. Meantime, I can scare you up a small crew.
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Then we'll rush the guards and set sail.

Ratonhnhaké:ton headed towards the docks and dispatched several Bluecoat snipers overwatching the area from the masts of several ships. Afterwards, he severed the three mooring ropes that kept the Aquila in port while killing any Bluecoats that interfered. Having finished preparations, Ratonhnhaké:ton left the area.


Ratonhnhaké:ton and Franklin met up with Robert Faulkner who promised to find a crew while Ratonhnhaké:ton freed the Aquila.



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