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Awaken was a visual representation of Ratonhnhaké:ton's genetic memories from an Apple of Eden-induced reality.

Description

Ratonhnhaké:ton awoke to a new, but familiar world, where the events of the life he knew had not taken place. Kaniehtí:io, his mother, warned him of danger in the Frontier nearby.

Dialogue

Ratonhnhaké:ton was asleep in the middle of the forest, in the Frontier.

  • Kaniehtí:io: Ratonhnhaké:ton. Ratonhnhaké:ton, wake up.

On waking, Ratonhnhaké:ton rose to see his mother, Kaniehtí:io, standing before him.

  • Kaniehtí:io: Ratonhnhaké:ton. Rise. We must go.

Ratonhnhaké:ton confused upon seeing his mother

Kaniehtí:io lifted Ratonhnhaké:ton off of the ground and began to walk away.

  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Mother! What are you doing here?
  • Kaniehtí:io: Are you still dreaming? We came here together. Now we must go.
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: I thought... I thought I lost you. But you're here.
  • Kaniehtí:io: I am here. I have always been here. Are you alright?

Ratonhnhaké:ton embraced Kaniehtí:io tightly.

  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Better than alright.
  • Kaniehtí:io: Good. Now come, I have heard screaming in Kanien'kehá close by. We must learn what's going on.

Ratonhnhaké:ton dusted himself off and discovered his outfit. From there, he followed Kaniehtí:io up a nearby hill.

  • Kaniehtí:io: This could be all my fault!
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: What is your fault? What have you done?

Ratonhnhaké:ton and Kaniehtí:io discovered a Kanien'kehá:ka woman being beaten by Bluecoats, suspected of being Kaniehtí:io.

  • Bluecoat: Are you the one?! Thief! You tried to steal the source of his power!
    The King said to find a Mohawk girl with braids. You're a Mohawk. And you have braids.
  • Kaniehtí:io: On the right! I'll get the one on the left.
    She's not the one you want!

Kaniehtí:io interrogating the last soldier

Ratonhnhaké:ton and Kaniehtí:io intervened and quickly dispatched the Bluecoats. Following this, Kaniehtí:io held a knife to a Bluecoat soldier's neck.

  • Kaniehtí:io: Why has Washington sent his men to raid the Frontier?
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Washington?
  • Bluecoat: To find somebody – a native woman who tried to take it from him.
  • Kaniehtí:io: He will not find me by you.

Kaniehtí:io slit the man's throat.

  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: What could Washington have to do with this? He is no longer Commander-In-Chief, he retired to Mount Vernon.
  • Kaniehtí:io: A lovely fantasy, Ratonhnhaké:ton, you know Washington went mad with power long ago. I tried to stop him but failed. And now I've brought down his wrath upon my own people.
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: I don't understand. None of it fits. Are we–

Ratonhnhaké:ton was interrupted by the Kanien'kehá:ka woman they saved.

  • Tribeswoman: King Washington's men are raiding Concord right now, murdering everyone. They're looking for you Kaniehtí:io!

The injured tribeswoman informing Ratonhnhaké:ton and Kaniehtí:io about the attack

  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: KING Washington?
  • Kaniehtí:io: Come.

Kaniehtí:io grabbed Ratonhnhaké:ton and led him to Concord.

  • Kaniehtí:io: I never imagined he would strike out so recklessly.
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Are you talking about Commander Washington? Why did that woman call him King?
  • Kaniehtí:io: Many innocent people are suffering because of me. Not only the villagers. We must protect as many as we can.

Kaniehtí:io led Ratonhnhaké:ton to the top of the hill overlooking Concord.

  • Bluecoat: Only tell us where she is and these people live. Refuse and they burn. It's really quite simple.
  • Townsman: We don't know who you want!
  • Bluecoat: Very well.
  • Townsman: Please! Please! There are women and children in there! Are you a monster?! Do not do this!
  • Bluecoat: You had your chance.

The Bluecoats set the building on fire. Kaniehtí:io and Ratonhnhaké:ton performed Leaps of Faith into a pile of leaves below their vantage point.

  • Kaniehtí:io: Do it quietly!
    Don't let them see you.
    Take them by surprise!

Kaniehtí:io leading the civilians towards the forest

After dispatching the Bluecoats, Ratonhnhaké:ton approached the church.

  • Kaniehtí:io: Free them! This is all because of me.

Ratonhnhaké:ton lifted the board from the church's door and saved the townspeople trapped in the burning building.

  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Get as far away from town as possible! Find shelter in the forest!

As the civilians ran, Ratonhnhaké:ton and Kaniehtí:io followed them. However, while they were fleeing, Bluecoats opened cannon fire on the townspeople, catching the group in a blast. Kaniehtí:io then warned her son of an incoming attack.

  • Kaniehtí:io: Ratonhnhaké:ton!

Ratonhnhaké:ton avoided the cannonball, and both he and Kaniehtí:io took shelter behind the church, allowing Kaniehtí:io to point out where the shot had been fired from.

  • Kaniehtí:io: There!

Ratonhnhaké:ton observed the attackers just as another cannonball was about to be fired.

  • Bluecoat: Fire!

The cannonball hit the church tower, causing it to fall to the ground. Ratonhnhaké:ton and Kaniehtí:io avoided the falling mass and ran through the town, avoiding the bombardment that followed.

Ratonhnhaké:ton avoiding a cannon shot

  • Kaniehtí:io: Ratonhnhaké:ton! We must move swiftly!
    Make haste!
    What are you doing?! Hurry!
    I won't forgive myself if we don't stop them!
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: This is madness! I cannot understand what is going on!

Kaniehtí:io and Ratonhnhaké:ton made their way to the Bluecoats on the hill and killed them. The pair then commandeered the cannons to stop the Bluecoats reinforcing Concord, and Kaniehtí:io turned to a nearby man.

  • Kaniehtí:io: You! I need your help! Help me load the cannon!

Kaniehtí:io saw more Bluecoats marching through Concord.

  • Kaniehtí:io: The King's army is advancing! Use this gun to stop them!

Kaniehtí:io and Ratonhnhaké:ton eliminated the King's army.

  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: They are retreating! We have done it!
  • Kaniehtí:io: Washington's troops do not retreat – they advance or die. To Lexington, we will have a better vantage point from there. If I had only succeeded in taking the scepter. Now I must make amends.
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Scepter? Mother, this all becomes more and more difficult to understand.

Ratonhnhaké:ton and Kaniehtí:io reached Lexington under siege and came face-to-face with King Washington, who spoke to himself briefly.

Ratonhnhaké:ton and Kaniehtí:io confronted by King Washington

  • Washington: There she is! The savage that tried to steal this, the source and symbol of my power! Gaze upon it! For it will be the last object you will ever see!

Washington proceeded to shout over to Kaniehtí:io.

  • Washington: I come here to destroy both you and your sad village, for none like you will be allowed to live.
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Commander Washington! Why are you doing this? After all we accomplished! Take hold of your senses!
  • Washington: Another delusional savage. I have never had such a firm grasp on my senses. Now bend your knee to your monarch, and make penitence in the last moments before you are blasted to your dread reward. Corporal! Take care of them.

Ratonhnhaké:ton and Kaniehtí:io fought off the army of Bluecoats invading Lexington, including runners that attempted to ignite powder kegs.

  • Kaniehtí:io: Ratonhnhaké:ton! A Bluecoat over there! Stop them from setting off the powder kegs! Kill anyone trying to light the fuses!
    Here comes another one!
    There! We must stop them!
    Stop him! He's almost there!

Outcome

Ratonhnhaké:ton protected the towns of the Frontier from King Washington's forces, though many lives were lost.

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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