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"You have not encountered cunning or danger until you have faced a British Templar. I dread the day that I might face Kenway myself, and I implore you to heed my call for caution."
―Miko in a letter to Achilles Davenport, 1751.[src]

"Miko" (died 1754) was the alias of the leader of the British Brotherhood of Assassins alongside Edward Kenway, and the holder of the Grand Temple Key.


Working with Edward

Not much is known about his life other than he was simply known as 'Miko' and was described as a 'free spirit'. He became a member of the British Brotherhood stationed in London.[1]

In 1722, Miko encountered Edward Kenway, a pirate-turned-Assassin shortly after his arrival from the West Indies whom he then introduced to the Brotherhood. Together, the two rose to become co-leaders of the branch as neither were officially ranked as Mentor, which neither of them felt suited to a ceremony.[1]

Together, the two were able to bring great stability to the Brotherhood, Miko began searching all over Europe in search of the Pieces of Eden. While Miko lent his aid to the various regional branches with whom he made strong connections, Edward was able to strengthen the British Brotherhood's presence making connections across London.[1]

Warning Achilles

"Achilles, although I am very impressed with the growth of the Colonial Brotherhood, I feel a sense of dismay and creeping dread that you continue to ignore my warnings about the approach of the British Rite of the Templar Order."
―Miko in his letter to Achilles Davenport, 1751.[src]

At some point, Miko became acquainted with Achilles Davenport, Mentor of the Colonial Brotherhood. In 1751, Miko wrote to Achilles. While stating that he was very impressed at the development of the newly established Brotherhood, he warned Achilles of the impending threat that the British Rite of the Templar Order held.[2]

Miko informed Achilles of Grand Master Reginald Birch's search for Pieces of Eden around the world. According to Miko, intelligence suggested that Birch would soon turn his attention to the British Thirteen Colonies, and presumably send his dangerous agent Haytham Kenway there. He then noted his upcoming mission to Corsica, and promised to contact Achilles as soon as possible.[2]

Protecting Lucio

Haytham: "If you climb much higher, the fall will kill you when I cut the rope. You shouldn't suffer such a death, friend. Start your descent and live to fight another day."
Miko: "You have my blade."
Haytham: "To the victor the spoils."
—Haytham to Miko, 1753.[src]
Soon afterwards, Miko traveled to Corsica, where he was to protect the Assassin-allied codebreaker, Lucio Albertine. With Corsica in the midst of a revolution, Miko and Lucio lived in an encampment along with Corsican rebels fighting Genoa for independence. One night in June of 1753, the camp was attacked by Genoese soldiers.[3]

As Miko helped the rebels fight off the Genoese, he told Lucio to run for a barn in the encampment. At this time, Haytham arrived to kidnap Lucio. While Miko was occupied with the Genoese, the Templar rendered Lucio unconscious and attempted to escape down a ravine. While the encampment was overrun, Miko discovered that Lucio was missing, and caught up with Haytham and his prisoner.[3]

Attacking the Templar with his Hidden Blade, Miko was able to knock Haytham's heirloom sword away. As Miko was about to kill Haytham, the Templar blocked the attack and pulled him to the edge of a crevice. Miko pulled Haytham with him, and the two entered a struggle. Miko was too late to discover that Haytham was unfastening his Hidden Blade, and was bitten in his other hand, causing the Assassin to fall.[3]

Miko grabbed onto a rope however, and began to climb back up. Haytham then threatened to cut the rope with the blade, and advised Miko to escape to fight another day. Miko agreed, but Haytham assured him that one of them would kill the other, should they meet again.[3]

Death and legacy

Miko: "Haytham... You should have come to me. We would have found another way..."
Haytham: "Yes. But then you would have known. For what it's worth, I'm sorry."
Miko: "As am I."
—Miko and Haytham during the former's last moments, 1754.[src]
A Deadly Performance 6

Haytham confronting Miko in the Theatre Royal

In 1754, Miko attended a performance of The Beggar's Opera in the Theatre Royal, accompanied by his young nephew Duncan Little.[4] The Templars discovered through Edward Kenway's journal that Miko had been entrusted the key to the Grand Temple. After Miko was tracked down by Templar agents, Haytham arrived to kill him and take the key.[3] As Haytham snuck behind his seat during the opera, Miko told him that they could have found another way, although Haytham claimed that Miko would have known his intentions, had the Templar approached him before.[4]

Haytham and Miko apologized to each other, before the former stabbed the Assassin with his Hidden Blade. Haytham subsequently took the key, and hushed Duncan as he arrived to find his uncle dead. Duncan would later be recruited into the Assassin Order by Haytham's son, Ratonhnhaké:ton.[4]

The loss of both Edward Kenway and Miko was a crippling blow for the British Assassins. Their deaths began a severe, decades long decline of the Brotherhood in London that all but wiped out their presence in the capital. The situation would not be reversed until the Frye twins Jacob and Evie arrived to help Henry Green wrest control of the city from Templar hands in 1868.[1]

Centuries later, around 2015, Miko's name was compiled as part of the Helix directory's list of known British Assassins.[1]




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