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


After killing Israel Putnam and escaping Boston, Ratonhnhaké:ton and his allies headed to New York City to put an end to King Washington's reign.


Ratonhnhaké:ton and Kanen'tó:kon marveled at the New York Pyramid, King Washington's fortress.

  • Kanen'tó:kon: What sort of man would build such a thing?

While the two pondered that thought, a member of the crew yelled from the crow's nest.

  • Crewman: Ships off the port bow!

The Aquila was approached by several ships. Robert Faulkner approached Ratonhnhaké:ton.

  • Faulkner: We're not flying the King's colors! They're sure to fire on us!

Ratonhnhaké:ton took control of the wheel and destroyed the oncoming fleet. After destroying ships, the crew searched the wreckage. Ratonhnhaké:ton turned to Faulkner.

  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Gather up their colors. We will use them to disguise our ship.
  • Faulkner: You heard him boys! Haul in the flags and we'll hoist 'em up!
  • Crewman: Aye-aye, Mister Faulkner!

After changing their colors, the crew pressed onward.

  • Faulkner: I forgot how a good sea battle could get my blood flowing! Sail around attacking ships. That's the life!
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: I know that feeling. It seems to run in my family.
  • Faulkner: Your father was a seafarer, then?
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: My grandfather, Edward. He sailed with a rough crew, or so I am told.
  • Faulkner: For the king?
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: For himself. But that is a long tale for another day, Mister Faulkner.

The Aquila navigating through the mine field

The Aquila approached a mine field.

  • Faulkner: Slow down, lad! There's mines about! Don't shoot the mines. That'd give us away for sure!

Ratonhnhaké:ton successfully navigated his way through the mine field, eventually spotting another fleet of enemy ships.

  • Faulkner: There they are. We've fooled 'em with our flag!
    Christ! They're on top of us! Better shoot first. Catch 'em with their knickers down!
    Shoot the mines now, lad! Blow those boats to kingdom come!

Ratonhnhaké:ton dispatched the armada, but noticed another fleet on its way.

  • Crewman: The guns are out of commission!
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: We have no fire power. We will have to ram them.
  • Kanen'tó:kon: Ram them?
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Deploy full sail, Mr. Faulkner! Then abandon ship! You, too, Kanen'tó:kon. I will see you on shore.
  • Faulkner: Full sail, boys!

Ratonhnhaké:ton ramming the Aquila into the Man-of-War

After Kanen'tó:kon, Faulkner, Benjamin Franklin and the rest of the crew abandoned ship, Ratonhnhaké:ton crashed the Aquila into the Man O' War leading the new fleet. Franklin washed upon the New York shore exhausted and began examining himself for any damages.

  • Franklin: My spectacles! Thank God!

After hiding from a Bluecoat patrol, Franklin gazed at the crashed Aquila.

  • Washington: Quite a sight, isn't it?

Franklin turned around to find Washington mounted on a horse.

  • Franklin: Stay away from me! I will not come under your power again!
  • Washington: No need to worry.

As Washington got off his horse, Kanen'tó:kon tackled him, causing both of them to fall to the ground. Kanen'tó:kon knelt over Washington and prepared to kill him with his tomahawk. Before he could deliver the blow, a Bluecoat stabbed Kanen'tó:kon with his bayonet, pushing him away from Washington. Kanen'tó:kon killed the Bluecoat and attempted to attack Washington again, only to be shot by a firing squad. Kanen'tó:kon crawled over to Washington's body and raised his tomahawk.

Kanen:tó'kon collapsing atop of Washington

  • Washington: No! No! No, please!

Before Kanen'tó:kon could kill Washington, he was shot again by the firing squad, killing him. His limp body laid over Washington, and the Bluecoats approached him.

  • Washington: Get ... this ... off me!
  • Bluecoat: Yes, your Highness. Yes.

As one Bluecoat pushed Kanen'tó:kon's body off Washington, another picked up the scepter containing the Apple. Washington angrily snatched it back.

  • Washington: Never touch that! There was another one. Disperse and find him.
  • Bluecoat: Yes, your Highness!


Ratonhnhaké:ton and his allies successfully made it to New York City. Shortly thereafter, Kanen'tó:kon was killed in a confrontation with Washington and several Bluecoats.



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
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
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