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French Involvement was a virtual representation of one of Ratonhnhaké:ton's genetic memories, relived by Desmond Miles in 2012 through the Animus 3.0.


Connor and Robert Faulkner set out on the Aquila to protect La Belladonna, who had been left without an escort.


  • Robert: Our charge, captain. The Belladonna under Roderigue Hortalez and Company. She appears Spanish for all intents and purposes, but rest assured she's a French vessel.
  • David: French are bringin' in a boatload of powder and guns for Old Georgie and his Patriots. Some Colonial boats were s'posed to escort her up the coast but they left her behind. She been waitin' ever since.
  • Connor: We will make sure Washington gets what he is expecting.
  • Frenchman: Where is le Capitaine? (the captain?)
  • Connor: I am the captain.
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David Clutterbuck informing Connor about the Belladonna's cargo

  • Frenchman: You are late.
  • Connor: We came as quickly as the wind allowed.
  • Frenchman: Too slow.
  • Connor: And what happened to your escort?
  • Frenchman: Le Randolph started with us then departed without warning. Typique. (Typical.) This is why le Lieutenant insisted I come aboard. Partons. (Let's go.)
  • Robert: We'll go when we're good and bloody ready.
  • Frenchman: Quoi? (What?)
  • Robert: The Atlantic is a dangerous place for a lone ship, especially one laden with such desirable stock. You must be glad to see us.
  • Frenchman: Bof. It is hot here. My Lieutenant is not excited for the cold of the North.
  • Robert: Is this man being serious?
  • Connor: Keep a sharp eye, Mister Faulkner. Anybody searching for the Belladonna could be upon us in an instant with this fog.
  • Robert: Aye, captain. I've got a monkey's fist in me gut.
  • Crew member: English are on us, cap'n!

A group of British ships attacked the two vessels, after which La Belladonna destroyed a handful.

  • Frenchman: The power of the French Navy is clear!
  • Robert: They picked the wrong ship to pirate. Why in God's name are the English here in such force?
  • Connor: I do not know, but we must get the Belladonna out of this fog.
  • Frenchman: Do your job, capitaine! (captain!) Defend La Belladonna!
    We must protect her!
    La Belladonna is taking fire!
    The Belladonna does all the work!

The Aquila sank several British ships.

  • Robert: Another wreck for the deep!

A second wave of ships attacked.

The Aquila sank several British ships.

  • Crew member: Ha ha!
    Come one, come all! We're waiting for you!

More ships appeared.

  • Frenchman: Why are there so many?
  • Connor: It does not matter! We fight!
  • Robert: Aye. We're sitting ducks on the pond in this soup and you can be sure they've more on the way.
  • Frenchman: But what can we do?
  • Robert: Naught but pray they don't find us again.
  • Crew member: MAN O' WAR!

A Man O' War disabled the Belladonna.

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The Belladonna disabled by a Man O' War

  • Frenchman: Grand Dieu! (Good God!) La Belladona's mainmast is down, capitaine! (captain!) We must stay close to her!
  • Robert: Bloody hell! Pummel that leviathan!
  • Connor: No! We board her. I must know how the English knew about the Belladonna. We take her a prize, men!
  • Frenchman: Board her? Es-tu fou? (Are you crazy?)
  • Crew: Arg! Arg!

After disabling the Man O' War's mainmast, Connor brought the Aquila alongside to begin boarding.

  • Robert: Hook us in! Bring her close! To arms! To arms!
  • David: Man the swivels! Cover from the quarter deck!
  • Robert: Secure the aft lines! Tie off the bow!
  • Crew member: Arg!

Connor boarded the Man O' War, before he attacked and then interrogated the ship's captain.

  • Connor: How does the British Command know about the Belladonna?
  • Captain: British Command knows nothing of this.
  • Connor: Then how are you here?
  • Captain: We were led here by a Patriot. Nicholas Biddle.
  • Connor: Who does Biddle work for?
  • Captain: I think you know, Assassin.
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Biddle aboard the Randolph

The captain died, and Connor noticed a Templar ring on him. He then returned to the Aquila.

  • Robert: What did the captain tell you?
  • Connor: Nicholas Biddle led them here. He set—

Connor spotted the Randolph.

  • Connor: The Randolph.
  • Robert: The Randolph?! Beat to quarters!
  • Connor: Belay that order! He is putting us to his rudder. We cannot leave the Belladonna undefended.
  • Robert: But sir!
  • Connor: She is incapacitated and vulnerable. Let him go. We will see each other again soon.


La Belladonna was saved, and Connor's suspicions about Biddle were confirmed.



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