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Escape to New York was a visual representation of Ratonhnhaké:ton's genetic memories from an Apple of Eden-induced reality.[1]


After freeing the Aquila, Ratonhnhaké:ton returned to Robert Faulkner and Benjamin Franklin, intending to escape to New York with them and the crew Faulkner had gathered.


After severing the ropes that imprisoned the Aquila, Ratonhnhaké:ton returned to Robert Faulkner and found that he had indeed gathered a crew.

  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: The Aquila is ready. Do you have a crew?

Faulkner spread his arms to indicate the men gathered around.

  • Faulkner: They're here.
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Can they fight?
  • Faulkner: They're sailors! They do nothing but fight!

Ratonhnhaké:ton nodded towards the harbor.

  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Let's go.
Escape to New York 2

Ratonhnhaké:ton charging towards the harbor alongside Faulkner

Ratonhnhaké:ton escorted Faulkner and his crew to the Aquila, assisting them in killing any Bluecoats they encountered along the way. When they finally reached where the Aquila had been docked, they saw that it had drifted towards the open ocean.

  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Swim! I'll hold them off until you're ready to sail!
  • Faulkner: Swim lads! Swim!

As the crew began to swim towards the Aquila, sharpshooters began to take aim at them. One of the sharpshooters fired his rifle. The crew warned Ratonhnhaké:ton of the presence of any sharpshooters that appeared so that he could eliminate them.

  • Crew: Snipers! You need to stop them!
    They're shooting at Faulkner!
    You must stop the shooters!
    They're shooting at the crew!
Escape to New York 6

Putnam holding Kanen'tó:kon prisoner

With each wave of Bluecoats, a new pair of sharpshooters would appear, forcing Ratonhnhaké:ton to kill them in order to guarantee the safety of all crew members swimming to the Aquila. As the crew members boarded the Aquila and readied her cannons, they fired off shots to assist Ratonhnhaké:ton. Eventually, Ratonhnhaké:ton was the only man left on the dock to defend the swimming crew members. After eliminating the last of the Bluecoats, Israel Putnam appeared with Kanen'tó:kon as his prisoner.

  • Putnam: Savage! Over here!

Putnam forced Kanen'tó:kon on to his knees. Ratonhnhaké:ton began to approach them. Putnam held his pistol to Kanen'tó:kon's head.

  • Putnam: One move, just one move, and he's dead. Call back your men and give yourself up.
  • Kanen'tó:kon: Swim, Ratonhnhaké:ton! Go!
  • Putnam: Shut it!

Putnam clubbed Kanen'tó:kon in the side of the head with his pistol. Putnam turned back to Ratonhnhaké:ton who looked between him and the Aquila. Ratonhnhaké:ton activated his Animal Powers and escaped Putnam's line of sight.

  • Putnam: What is this?
Escape to New York 7

Ratonhnhaké:ton standing over Putnam's body

Ratonhnhaké:ton quickly assassinated Putnam using his Animal Powers, saving Kanen'tó:kon. Putnam lay gasping on the ground as Ratonhnhaké:ton stood over him.

  • Putnam: I've done such horrible deeds. ... it's the scepter, but ... that's no excuse. Every man holds evil deep within. The Apple just brought it out.

Putnam succumbed to his wounds, and Ratonhnhaké:ton tilted his head, gazing at Putnam's body curiously. Freeing Kanen'tó:kon, the two of them ran to the water's edge amidst incoming Bluecoat fire with the last two Aquila crew members. After safely boarding the ship, Kanen'tó:kon explained why Putnam had arrived.

  • Kanen'tó:kon: I knew your only chance was to leave from the docks. He kept turning the wheel.
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Kanen'tó:kon. I do not care.

Kanen'tó:kon nodded.

  • Crew: Land ho!
Escape to New York 10

Ratonhnhaké:ton and Kanen'tó:kon looking on towards George Washington's palace

The two of them went to the bow to gaze at what the crew had spotted and the sight stunned them both. Ratonhnhaké:ton's mouth hung agape and he shook his head in disbelief.

  • Kanen'tó:kon: Look at that.

Looming ominously on the horizon was a massive palace, the same one that the prison guard had been carving into the table when they had first escaped.


Ratonhnhaké:ton successfully escorted all crew members to the Aquila. He assassinated Israel Putnam and saved Kanen'tó:kon.

Behind the scenes[]

The design of George Washington's palace shown at the end of this memory is a nod to the Eye of Providence as seen on the reverse of the Great Seal of the United States and the back of the one-dollar bill which features Washington on the front. The symbol is commonly tied to the Illuminati, an organization with similar philosophies as the Freemasons, and the organization the Templars are in part based on.

The memory title is a nod to the 1981 movie Escape from New York.



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