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Feathers and Trees was a virtual representation of one of Ratonhnhaké:ton's genetic memories, relived by Desmond Miles in 2012 through the Animus.[1]


Ratonhnhaké:ton and Kanen'tó:kon explored the forest to find feathers for the Clan Mother.

Memory Animus Feedback System[]

  • Teach Kanen'tó:kon how to climb.
  • Continue through the tree branches.
  • Save Kanen'tó:kon.
  • Continue to the forest.
  • Retrieve the eagle feathers.
  • Talk to Kanen'tó:kon.
  • Head to the marker.


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Ratonhnhaké:ton along with Kanen'tó:kon

  • Kanen'tó:kon: Peace!
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: You're late.
  • Kanen'tó:kon: Sorry.
    You're not still mad at me, are you?
    Are you ready?
    Hey! Where are you going?
    I thought you said we were late...
    There you are! Are you ready?
    I'm glad you're back. I was starting to worry.
    You're not planning to leave me again, are you?
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Come. We have work to do. The Clan Mother has asked us to gather materials for tonight. We'll start with the feathers. We can scout the area for bird nests from up there.

Ratonhnhaké:ton and Kanen'tó:kon started climbing to a higher position.

  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: See? Not so bad.
  • Kanen'tó:kon: Can I go down now?
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: No.

Ratonhnhaké:ton climbed onto another tree.

  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Now you.
  • Kanen'tó:kon: There's nothing to grab on to.
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Yes there is. Look for places where the bark knots.

Kanen'tó:kon followed Ratonhnhaké:ton's instructions and reached his height.

  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Better?
  • Kanen'tó:kon: It is beautiful.
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: But for how long? Come spring two dozen men will have moved here. By fall there will be two dozen more. They will hunt in these forests. They will settle on this land. In less than a year there will be a hundred of them. In time they will swallow us whole.
  • Kanen'tó:kon: They are still far away.
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Yes. But they are CLOSER than they were. We need to do something. If we do not act, if we do not fight, it will happen again...
  • Kanen'tó:kon: Enough of that. I thought you were teaching me how to climb.
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Fine. There. An eagle's nest. The feathers will be finer than the others.
  • Kanen'tó:kon: But we are not supposed to leave the valley...
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: No one needs to know, do they? Let's see if we can make it there without touching the ground.
  • Kanen'tó:kon: This is a bad idea...
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Do as I do.
    You are doing just fine!
    Just follow my lead!
    See? It's not so bad!
  • Kanen'tó:kon: Slow down!
    I need a moment...
    You're too quick!
    Wait for me!
    How will we ever make it home? I am ready to collapse.
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: It will seem faster on the way back. It always does!
  • Kanen'tó:kon: Please... my legs... burn.
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Embrace it! It means you grow stronger!
  • Kanen'tó:kon: I'm going to fall...
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Have some faith in yourself! You've made it this far!
  • Kanen'tó:kon: Can we stop and rest?
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Not yet.
  • Kanen'tó:kon: What about now?
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: No.
  • Kanen'tó:kon: Are we there yet?
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Soon...
  • Kanen'tó:kon: Ratonhnhaké:ton!

Kanen'tó:kon fell in the river.

  • Kanen'tó:kon: Don't leave me!

Ratonhnhaké:ton was able to pull Kanen'tó:kon up again.

  • Kanen'tókon: Thank you!
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: Now we climb.
  • Kanen'tó:kon: This is too much.
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Ratonhnhaké:ton retrieving the feathers from an eagle's nest

  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: How do you hope to improve if you don't push yourself?
  • Kanen'tó:kon: But what will happen if I fall and die?
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: There should be some other nests nearby. Search those.

Ratonhnhaké:ton and Kanen'tó:kon split up. Ratonhnhaké:ton took a feather from an eagle's nest and lost his balance when an eagle landed. He then fell down, landing safely in a bush.

  • Ratonhnhaké:ton: What? I did that on purpose.
  • Kanen'tó:kon: I couldn't reach all of the nests. I'll wait here while you collect them... Unless you think we have enough?
    I'll wait for you over there. Let me know when you're finished.

Ratonhnhaké:ton collected more feathers and then made his way back to Kanen'tó:kon.


Ratonhnhaké:ton and Kanen'tó:kon collected the feathers for the Clan Mother, and Kanen'tó:kon learned how to climb.


Assassin's Creed III memories
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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
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