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Devil's Advocate was a virtual representation of one of Edward Kenway's genetic memories, relived by a research analyst at Abstergo Entertainment in 2013 through the Animus Omega.


Edward learned that Thatch was in trouble and came to his rescue.


Edward found Hornigold's schooner, the Benjamin, which was in the process of being fixed up.

  • Edward: What the hell's happened here? Were you attacked?
  • Hornigold: Other way 'round. It were Blackbeard who struck first. Opened fire on a British Man O' War, the pillock!
  • Edward: What in God's name for?
  • Hornigold: Still searching for medicines. But he's gone barmy if you ask me.
  • Edward: I'll bring him home.
  • Hornigold: Leave him, man! He's heaped this trouble on himself!

Edward set out to find the Queen Anne's Revenge.

  • Adéwalé: Captain, there's a wreck yonder. Looks recent!
  • Edward: I see it. Let's hope Thatch hasn't come to the same end.
Devil's Advocate 10

Jackdaw sailing past a bit of wreckage

  • Adéwalé: Another bit of wreckage, captain. This is looking grim.
  • Edward: Aye. Keep your eyes peeled. Blast! This is getting well out of hand.
  • Adéwalé: A dozen crates of medicine should not be so hard to come by.
  • Edward: That ain't my meaning. It's Thatch and Hornigold and this pointless feud of theirs. Can't you feel it?
  • Adéwalé: I do, aye. But both men have their hearts in a good place. Both want the best for the people of Nassau.
  • Edward: But is that the best course for us? Saving a city that ain't worth much? We're not men made to govern. We take and spend, and live heartily... wherever we go.
  • Adéwalé: What solution would you propose?
  • Edward: The answer's in wealth and power, not politics. If we found the Observatory, we'd see enough money to buy the whole of England. Or it might be... we'd lord over these kings and emperors like they was peasants themselves.
  • Adéwalé: A lot of large talk, captain. But is it your crew you sail for... or yourself?
  • Edward: I mean the best for these men, Adé. I do. But this don't sit right. I feel like I'm running errands, not living my life.

Edward found Thatch's ship near an island, being attacked by British soldiers.

  • Edward: Adé. See there!
  • Adéwalé: It's her, captain! The Queen Anne's Revenge. And she's in a bad way.
  • Edward: There's no time for a vote. Thatch is outnumbered.
  • Adéwalé: The crew'll understand. Beat to quarters, lads! We're sailing into hell!
  • Edward: Thatch is overwhelmed. I'm going ashore.
  • Adéwalé: I'll keep the Jackdaw circling.
Devil's Advocate 3

Edward fighting the British soldiers

  • Thatch: Did all your book-learning prepare you for a scuffle of this sort, Mister Bonnet?
  • Stede: Not in the least, no.
  • Thatch: For certain, there's more to be learned by doing than reading. Remember that!
  • Edward: You stirred up a nest of trouble, Thatch!
  • Thatch: In service of a noble cause.
  • Edward: Medicines, I hope you mean!
  • Thatch: Aye. A galleon nearby. And if we crack these lobsters quick, we might catch up to her.
  • Stede: Oh God! Some aid here! Edward! Please!
  • Edward: Hang in there, Bonnet! Keep your arms up and your back to the sea!
  • Edward: You don't do nothing subtle, do ya, Thatch?
  • Thatch: Legends ain't born from mildness.
  • Stede: Ah! Gentlemen, our galleon has reappeared!
  • Edward: Heads up!
  • Thatch: Back to my ship, quick as you please. It'll not slip away now!
  • Stede: Oh, this is too much!
  • Thatch: I'll see you back to your Jackdaw when the smoke has cleared. But for now I need a helmsman.
  • Edward: Call it out!
  • Thatch: Loose the mains! And head straight for that bloody ship. We'll have our medicines in little time at all!

Edward took control of the ship and battled the Man O' War.

  • Crewman: We're short on powder, Captain!
  • Thatch: Blast! And the galleon's all but sunk!
  • Edward: I'm seeing the devil you promised, Thatch.
  • Thatch: Argh... I'd have shown them my angel if they'd taken quarter. But there's no going back now! So ram that bastard! With all the wind you've got!

Edward turned the Queen Anne's Revenge and rammed the galleon's port broadside.

  • Thatch: She's cracked, lads! Send 'em to hell! Find the captain and END this.

Edward killed the captain and the ship was conquered.

Devil's Advocate 7

Thatch speaking to the captain

  • Thatch: I'm not a man accustomed to murder, captain. And if you'd taken quarter, you'd not be seeping now.
  • Captain: Suck a muzzle, gobshite. You'll be hanged and sun-dried, just as them that were in Boston.
  • Thatch: The King's called for a pardon!

The captain died from his wounds. Thatch stood up right as his first mate Israel Hands came up behind him carrying a crate.

  • Israel: Captain... we've searched the hold. It's a middling take, but the medicine we found bears a Charles-Towne stamp.
  • Thatch: Thank you, Mr. Hands.
  • Edward: We cannot resupply Nassau out here by force and accident alone. We should go to Charles-Towne for the lot.
  • Stede: Hello! A-are we victorious? I fear I am not built for the fatigue and care required to live as a man of fortune.
  • Thatch: Meet me in Charles-towne. One month from today.


Edward and Thatch acquired a small amount of medicine and made plans to get more.



Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag memories
Main memories
Sequence 1: Prologue
Edward Kenway
Sequence 2: The Spanish Main
Lively Havana - ...And My Sugar? - Mister Walpole, I Presume? - A Man They Call the Sage - Claiming What's Due - The Treasure Fleet
Sequence 3: The Republic of Pirates
This Tyro Captain - Now Hiring - Prizes and Plunder - Raise the Black Flag - Sugarcane and Its Yields - Proper Defenses - A Single Madman
Sequence 4: Retribution
This Old Cove - Nothing Is True... - The Sage's Buried Secret - Overrun and Outnumbered
Sequence 5: Mistaken Motives
The Forts - Traveling Salesman - Unmanned
Sequence 6: Shifting Sands
Diving for Medicines - Devil's Advocate - The Siege of Charles-Towne
Sequence 7: The British Invasion
We Demand a Parlay - The Gunpowder Plot - Commodore Eighty-Sixed - The Fireship
Sequence 8: No Regrets
Do Not Go Gently... - Vainglorious Bastards - Marooned
Sequence 9: Muddied Waters
Imagine My Surprise - Trust Is Earned
Sequence 10: Dead Reckoning
Black Bart's Gambit - Murder and Mayhem - The Observatory
Sequence 11: To the Lees
To Suffer Without Dying - Delirium - ...Everything Is Permitted
Sequence 12: The Eagle and the Jackdaw
A Governor No Longer - Royal Misfortune - Tainted Blood - Ever a Splinter
Sequence 13: Epilogue
The End - How Grand, Master Kenway!
Templar hunts
Opía Apito
The Taíno Assassin - Templar Ships - Right-Hand Man - The Trail of Lucia Márquez
Rhona Dinsmore
Bureau Under Attack - A Thief in the Market - Arms Race - Flint's End
The Maroon Assassin - Recruiting Maroons - Under Attack - The Commander's Ruse
Vance Travers
Oh Brother... - The Other Brother - Upton's Sorrow - Queen of Pirates, King of Fools
Assassination contracts
The Plantation Master - The Guard Post - The Slave Traders - The Judge - The Weapons Smugglers - The British Captain - Beach Bonfire - A Shipment of Powder - The Spanish Commander - Unlicensed Dealer - No More Taxes - A Botched Escape - The Pirate Captain - The Outlaws - Tomb Raiders - A Last Drink for the Road - Castaway - The Unworthy Brother - The Poachers - The Deserter - The Twin Dilemma - The Dreaded Pirate - The Expedition - The Slave Master - A Slaver's Business - The Informant - The Treasure Hunter - Shady Business - The Smuggler's Squat - The Outlaw's Cave
Naval contracts
An Eye for an Eye - The Law of the Ocean - A Spanish Plague - Driftwood - Silk on the Waves - Contraband - Private Escort - Blind Justice - The Realities of War - Hunter Gatherer - Papers, Please - Weathering the Storm - Smuggler's Den - A Personal Matter - The Final Contract
Aveline missions
The Rebel Camp - The Fort - The Tower
Freedom Cry missions
The Calm Before the Storm - A Common Enemy - Laying the First Brick - A Ship of His Own - Lifting the Veil - A Scientific Inquiry - Plant the Seeds - Down with the Ship - De Fayet's Last Stand