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Down with the Ship was a virtual representation of one of Adéwalé's genetic memories, relived by a research analyst at Abstergo Entertainment through the Animus.


Adéwalé set out to liberate another slave ship.


Adéwalé met with Bastienne Josèphe in La Dame en Rose.

  • Bastienne: Adé, Augustin has learned of another slave ship to intercept. I beg you to reconsider.
  • Adéwalé: Special orders from your sometime-ish confidant, the Governor?
  • Bastienne: No. It is as I feared. With all the slaves you have freed, the French are in panic.
  • Adéwalé: Let the French live in the fear they earned.
  • Bastienne: It is not so simple. Curfews are strict. Punishments are harsher and more frequent. You help the ones you freed, but at what cost to the ones you can't?
  • Adéwalé: A small price for independence. The sooner Augustin's revolution comes, the sooner all slaves will live in peace as free people.
  • Bastienne: Gouverneur de Fayet threatens retaliation.
  • Adéwalé: Then he is behind this!
  • Bastienne: No. Adéwalé-
  • Adéwalé: Not another word! I don't want to hear it.

Adéwalé took the Experto Crede out to sea, to search for the slave ship.

Experto Crede firing at the escort ships

  • Augustin: In your pirate days, did you cross many slave ships?
  • Adéwalé: More than a few. But when I sailed with Kenway, plunder was the only prize. Plunder, or information leading to more plunder.
  • Augustin: Did you never wish to intervene?
  • Adéwalé: It is wise for a quartermaster to keep his wishes to himself, if he also wishes to remain as quartermaster. But yes, the thought did cross my mind. When the Assassins offered me the opportunity to pursue more serious aims, I left the plundering behind.
  • Augustin: But the slave ships also?
  • Adéwalé: No, for I am still an Assassin, and I have found them again. I would not trade my years as a pirate for anything.
  • Augustin: You enjoyed your freedom.
  • Adéwalé: They hardened me for the work we do today. And when I am done, you will also have pirates to thank for your training.
  • Augustin: Yes, Captain.

Adéwalé and his crew destroyed two of the slave ship's escorts, but the last one attempted to sink the slave ship itself.

  • Adéwalé: No! They'll sink the ship.
  • Augustin: Captain Adé, I think we must act fast! Captain, I worry. If we do not respond fast, it will be too late!

They destroyed the last escort and boarded the slave ship.

  • Adéwalé: I'll go below! Return to the ship and prepare to receive survivors.

Adéwalé freed the slaves trapped below deck.

  • Adéwalé: Hurry! Go now!

Augusting consoling Bastienne

The ship sank, and Adéwalé barely managed to escape. Later, the Maroons buried the drowned slaves on a beach.

  • Bastienne: (Governor) de Fayet. I thought I understood his indifference. I did not anticipate the extent of his heartlessness.
  • Adéwalé: You tried to warn me. We are all guilty. But the governor will pay with his own life. My creed demands that I see to it.
  • Augustin: (It's useless.) Revenge is cold comfort. Once de Fayet is gone, another tyrant will take his place.
  • Adéwalé: His death must give this generation of warriors hope. They must not abandon the goal of independence.
  • Bastienne: And the death of these souls? Some barely knew life.
  • Augustin: We will always mourn them.


Adéwalé tried to rescue the slaves in the slave ship, but the majority of them died as the ship sank.



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