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Lee's Last Stand was a virtual representation of one of Ratonhnhaké:ton's genetic memories, relived by Desmond Miles in 2012 through the Animus 3.0.[1]

Description[]

Connor returned from the Chesapeake Bay and infiltrated Fort George with the intention of assassinating Charles Lee.

Dialogue[]

Connor deboarded the Aquila and saw Stephane Chapheau running to greet him at New York's dock.

  • Stephane: Hello, Connor! Welcome back.
  • Connor: Is everything in place?
  • Stephane: Oui. (Yes.) Lafayette waits for you inside the tunnel beneath the city.

Connor made his way to a tunnel entrance and navigated through it. He overheard a conversation between Stephane and Lafayette as he approached.

  • Stephane: Sometimes I worry... That these Patriots—for all their talk of liberty and equality—will fall back into the old ways!
  • Lafayette: It will depend greatly on who is chosen to lead them. A man of humble means—who has worked to earn his place... I think a man like that is less likely to dream of thrones.
  • Stephane: All men dream of thrones. It is in our nature...
  • Lafayette: Then what would you do?
  • Stephane: Ensure their leader is sterile. Without an heir, the threat of succession is ended—and might be left to the people once more.

Connor approached the two Frenchmen.

  • Lafayette: Connor! This tunnel will take you into the military district.
  • Connor: And the Admiral?
  • Lafayette: He waits for you to light the signal—and then the strike begins!
  • Stephane: And we will be there as well!

Connor left and lit the signal tower, sparking the attack. However, Connor was wounded by cannonball debris.

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Connor injured by a cannonball

  • Connor: Need to get... inside the fort...

Another cannonball hit the building Connor was in, knocking him down as parts of the building fell on him.

  • Connor: I am in no condition... to fight... need to stay... away from the guards...

Connor reached the courtyard.

  • Connor: Where are you, Charles...?

Haytham walked up behind him.

Connor turned, but was too slow to prevent Haytham punching him in the face, dropping him to his knees with a gut punch, then elbowing him to the ground. Connor retaliated from his position by punching his father in the groin, rising to hit him across the face, then immobilizing him with a hammerlock.

  • Haytham: Come now, you cannot hope to match me, Connor. For all your skills, you're still but a boy—with so much left to learn.

Connor threw Haytham forward and as he stumbled, grabbed and stabbed him in the arm.

  • Connor: Give me Lee!
  • Haytham: Impossible. He is the promise of a better future. The sheep need a shepherd.

Haytham took a piece of fabric and tied a tourniquet around his wound.

  • Connor: He has been dismissed and censured. He can do nothing for you now.
  • Haytham: A temporary setback. He will be restored.
  • Connor: We have an opportunity here. Together we can break the cycle, and end this ancient war. I know it.[2]
  • Haytham: No. You WANT to know it. You WANT it to be true. Part of me once did as well. But it is an impossible dream.[2]
  • Connor: We are blood, you and I. Please...[2]
  • Haytham: No, son. We are enemies. And one of us must die.[2]

Haytham brandished his sword and the two started fighting.

  • Haytham: You act as though you have some right to judge. To declare me and mine wrong for the world. And yet everything I've shown you—all I've said and done—should CLEARLY demonstrate otherwise. We did not harm your people. We did not support the Crown. We worked to see this land united and at peace. Under our rule all will be equal. Do the Patriots promise the same?
  • Connor: They offer freedom.
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Connor and Haytham in combat

  • Haytham: Which I've told you—time and time again—is dangerous! There will never be consensus, son, among those you have helped to ascend. They will all differ in their views of what it means to be free. The peace you so desperately seek does not exist.
  • Connor: No. Together they will forge something new—better than what came before.
  • Haytham: These men are united now by a common cause. But when this battle is finished they will fall to fighting amongst themselves about how best to ensure control. In time it will lead to war. You will see.
  • Connor: The Patriot leaders do not seek control. There will be no monarch here. The people will have the power—as they should.
  • Haytham: The people never have the power. Only the illusion of it. And here’s the real secret: they don’t want it. The responsibility is too great to bear. It’s why they’re so quick to fall in line as soon as someone takes charge. They WANT to be told what to do. They YEARN for it. Little wonder, that, since all mankind was BUILT to SERVE.
  • Connor: So because we are inclined by nature to be controlled, who better than the Templars? It is a poor offer.
  • Haytham: It is truth! Principle and practice are two very different beasts.
  • Connor: No, father... You have given up—and would have us all do the same.

Connor and Haytham clashed weapons until a cannonball struck between the duo as they fought, knocking them apart. Connor dragged himself to Haytham's side.

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Connor assassinating Haytham

  • Connor:  Surrender and I will spare you.
  • Haytham: Brave words from a man about to die.

Connor ejected his Hidden Blade and moved to stab Haytham, only for him to intercept the slow movement with his right hand, roll Connor onto his back, and place his left hand around Connor's throat.

  • Connor: You fare no better.
  • Haytham: Even when your kind appears to triumph... Still we rise again. And do you know why? It is because the Order is born of a REALIZATION. We require no creed. No indoctrination by desperate old men. All we need is that the world be as it is. And THIS is why the Templars will never be destroyed!

Haytham used both hands to choke Connor, who quickly stabbed Haytham's neck. In the Memory Corridor, Haytham staggered back and put his hand to his wound, but it did little to staunch the bleeding.

  • Haytham: Don't think I have any intention of caressing your cheek and saying I was wrong. I will not weep and wonder what might have been. I'm sure you understand.

He collapsed to his knees as Connor painfully hauled himself to his feet. Haytham looked up at his son, who remained impassive throughout the speech.

  • Haytham: Still, I'm proud of you in a way. You have shown great conviction. Strength. Courage. All noble qualities. I should have killed you long ago.

Haytham fell over, dead.

  • Connor: Goodbye, father.

Connor turned away and exited the fort.

Outcome[]

Connor managed to assassinate Haytham, but Charles Lee had already escaped.

Trivia[]

  • Oddly, a guard from the other side of Fort George's gate may initiate open conflict, spurring Haytham to try and attack him instead of dueling Connor.
  • In the memory "The Final Weighing" from Assassin's Creed: Origins, one of the orators serving the Order of the Ancients paraphrases Haytham's lines while he chokes Connor.

References[]

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
Epilogue
Davenport Homestead - Kanatahséton - Evacuation Day
Liberation
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
Homestead
Achilles
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
Lance
The Whittler's Weapons - Tools of the Trade - Thousand-Pound Idea
Warren & Prudence
Abused - Prudence's Primrose - Happy Expectations - Pig Herder
Norris
The Brawler - Norris Goes Courting - Norris Tries Again - Raw Materials
Lyle White
Happy Expectations - Get Me a Doctor! - Slander - Wait Times
Ellen
Cutting Ties - Silk Errand - The Final Straw
Myriam
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
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