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The Morrigan was a heavily modified sloop-of-war, captained by the Assassin-turned-Templar Shay Cormac, during the Seven Years' War.[1]

History

Up until its capture by Shay Cormac in 1752, the Morrigan served as a smugglers' vessel in the North Atlantic. Following the rescue of Chevalier de la Vérendrye, a French-Canadian Assassin operating in the area, by Shay Cormac and Liam O'Brien from the aforementioned smugglers, the Morrigan was seized by Cormac for use in the Assassin fleet.[2]

The vessel quickly saw action, when it rescued Chevalier's Gerfaut, which had come under attack from several smaller vessels.[2]

Shay and the Templars aboard the HMS Pembroke

During Shay’s mission to the Lisbon Temple, the Morrigan remained behind, and eventually passed into the hands of another Assassin following Shay’s supposed death. Months later, she was stationed at Fort Arsenal in New York City, when Shay Cormac and his new allies, the Templars Christopher Gist and George Monro aided him in its re-capture. From this point onward, the Morrigan served Shay’s in his Templar duties, aiding the Templar-supported British Royal Navy in their conflict with the French.[2]

Such duties included capturing French settlements in the River Valley and North Atlantic Ocean, eliminating the Colonial Assassins' presence in the region, and liberating several groups of native Iroquois. In addition to this, the Morrigan traveled the globe to aid Britain's, and by extension the Templars' efforts in the Seven Year' War. These efforts saw her destroying a number of well-known warships.[2]

The Morrigan engaging the Assassin ships

In 1758 the Morrigan pursued the warship of the pirate-turned-Assassin Adéwalé, the Experto Crede, newly arrived from the Caribbean, and forced it to beach in Vieille Carrière. Two years later, during Shay’s pursuit of Achilles Davenport to the Arctic Temple, she encountered Chevalier’s Gerfaut once more, and this time managed to sink the Man O' War in open combat.[2]

Armaments

With the ship's armaments and equipment funded by the wealth of the Templar Order, the Morrigan was one of the most advanced warships of her time; she was equipped with state-of-the-art weaponry such as puckle guns, carronades, and burning oil. She also possessed the standard armaments including 34 broadside cannons, mortars, and an ice-breaker ram. Despite her smaller amount of cannons on board compared to the 46 guns on the similarly-sized brig Jackdaw, the Morrigan made up for this with the ability to fire twice in quick succession before reloading, allowing her to possess more speed and firepower. Due to the Morrigan's sleek design, she was much faster and more maneuverable than several other ships while still maintaining above average firepower for a ship of her size.[2]

Crew

Notable conflicts

During the Seven Years' War, the Morrigan sunk several ships under the command of the Assassins, pirates and the French Navy. Among them were several legendary ships.

Behind the scenes

Upgrades

Through crafting, Shay could upgrade the Morrigan in a number of ways to enhance its weapons strength, hull durability, speed, cargo hold, and crew capacity, and whaling equipment.

Ship cosmetics

A wide variety of figureheads, sail designs and wheels are available for the Morrigan.

Figureheads

Image Name Description Availability
ACRogue - Ship Visual - The Morrigan's figurehead.png The Morrigan's figurehead The first figurehead to grace the bow of Shay Cormac's signature ship, the Morrigan. Crafting
ACRogue - Ship Visual - Wolf figurehead.png Wolf figurehead A figurehead representing a wolf, one of the forms taken by Morrigan, a goddess from Irish mythology.
ACRogue - Ship Visual - Black Shadow figurehead.png Black Shadow figurehead A figurehead representing a succubus, a shadowy demon from folklore. Crafting
ACRogue - Ship Visual - Mermaid figurehead.png Mermaid figurehead A figurehead representing a mermaid. Crafting
ACRogue - Ship Visual - Harpy Skull figurehead.png Harpy skull figurehead A figurehead representing a harpy, standard symbol of elite warships. Crafting
ACRogue - Ship Visual - Experto Crede figurehead.png Experto Crede figurehead A figurehead of the Experto Creed, a ship that once belonged to the famed Assassin and former pirate Adewale. Crafting
ACRogue - Ship Visual - The Falcon figurehead.png The Falcon figurehead A figurehead representing a falcon. Rumored to have belonged to Le Gerfaut, one of the most dangerous ship to ever sail the North Atlantic. Crafting
ACRogue - Ship Visual - Kraken figurehead.png The Kraken figurehead A figurehead that once belonged to the Storm Fortress, one of the most feared warships in the North Atlantic. Completing all legendary battles.
ACRogue - Ship Visual - The Jackdaw figurehead.png The Jackdaw figurehead A figurehead that once graced the bow of the legendary Edward Kenway's ship, the Jackdaw.
ACRogue - Ship Visual - Blackbeard's figurehead.png Blackbeard's figurehead A figurehead that once belonged to the Queen Anne's Revenge, flagship of the dread pirate Blackbeard. Crafting
ACRogue - Ship Visual - Navigator's figurehead.png Navigator's figurehead A figurehead representing a navigator.
ACRogue - Ship Visual - Aveline figurehead.png Aveline figurehead Through a bit of Animus trickery, we fashioned a figurehead in tribute to Aveline, our first Abstergo Entretainment hero. Completing the Louisiana fleet mission
ACRogue - Ship Visual - Explorer's figurehead.png Explorer's figurehead A figurehead representing the conquering explorers of the new world.
ACRogue - Ship Visual - Commander's figurehead.png Commander's figurehead A figurehead representing a commander in battle.
ACRogue - Ship Visual - British Lion figurehead.png British Lion figurehead A figurehead representing a lion, traditional symbol of the British Empire. Completing the Mediterranean fleet mission
ACRogue - Ship Visual - The Aquila's figurehead.png The Aquila's figurehead A figurehead which would one day belong to Connor's ship, the Aquila. Crafting

Sails

Image Name Description Availability
ACRogue - Ship Visual - White sails.png White sails A set of white canvas sails.
ACRogue - Ship Visual - Wolf sails.png Wolf sails A set of red canvas sails emblazoned with a wolf pattern.
ACRogue - Ship Visual - Red-striped sails.png Red-striped sails A set of white canvas sails adorned with red stripes.
ACRogue - Ship Visual - Gray sails.png Gray sails A set of gray sails. Crafting
ACRogue - Ship Visual - Black Shadow sails.png Black Shadow sails A set of dark black sails. Crafting
ACRogue - Ship Visual - Black and Red sails.png Black and Red sails A set of black sails adorned with red and white stripes. Crafting
ACRogue - Ship Visual - The Queen Anne's Revenge sails.png The Queen Anne's Revenge sails A set of sails that once belonged to Blackbeard's ship, the Queen Anne's Revenge. Crafting
ACRogue - Ship Visual - The Jackdaw's sails.png The Jackdaw's sails A set of sails that once flew on the legendary Edward Kenway's ship, the Jackdaw.
ACRogue - Ship Visual - Kraken sails.png Kraken sails A set of sails representing the mythical Kraken. Completing all legendary battles.
ACRogue - Ship Visual - The Aquila's sails.png The Aquila's sails A set of sails that would later propel Connor's ship, the Aquila. Crafting
ACRogue - Ship Visual - Templar's sails.png Templar's sails A set of black and red sails emblazoned with the Templar cross.
ACRogue - Ship Visual - British Lion sails.png British Lion sails A set of sails patterned with the lion, a symbol of the British Empire. Completing the Rio de Janeiro fleet mission.
ACRogue - Ship Visual - Gilded French sails.png Gilded French sails A set of gilded sails from France. Completing the Isle de France fleet mission.
ACRogue - Ship Visual - Elite sails.png Elite sails A set of sails bearing the symbol of an Elite ship.
ACRogue - Ship Visual - Navigator's sails.png Navigator's sails A set of sails with the pattern of a master navigator's golden sextant.
ACRogue - Ship Visual - Officer's sails.png Officer's sails A set of sails featuring a pattern of crossed swords.
ACRogue - Ship Visual - Explorer's sails.png Explorer's sails A set of sails with an anchor pattern, representing the conquering explorers of the New World.

Wheels

Image Name Description Availability
ACRogue - Ship Visual - The Morrigan's wheel.png The Morrigan's wheel A wheel that once belonged to Shay Cormac's signature ship, the Morrigan.
ACRogue - Ship Visual - Wolf wheel.png Wolf wheel A wheel embossed with a wolf's head. The wolf is one of the forms taken by Morrigan, a goddess from Irish mythology.
ACRogue - Ship Visual - Black Shadow wheel.png Black Shadow wheel A wheel with a thick, dark wood stain. Crafting
ACRogue - Ship Visual - Ivory wheel.png Ivory wheel A wheel made of carved ivory. Crafting
ACRogue - Ship Visual - Blackwood wheel.png Blackwood wheel A wheel made of sturdy blackwood. Crafting
ACRogue - Ship Visual - James Cook's wheel.png James Cook's wheel A wheel once used by the legendary explorer, James Cook. Crafting
ACRogue - Ship Visual - Officer's wheel.png Officer's wheel A wheel made of bronze and wrapped with leather.
ACRogue - Ship Visual - Golden African wheel.png Golden African wheel A wheel made entirely of gold. Completing the Luanda fleet mission.
ACRogue - Ship Visual - Templar wheel.png Templar wheel A wheel engraved with the iconic Templar cross.
ACRogue - Ship Visual - Navigator's wheel.png Navigator's wheel A golden wheel with a sextant engraved upon it, the symbol of a master navigator.
ACRogue - Ship Visual - Elite wheel.png Elite wheel A wheel made of dark brown wood with metal diamonds. Crafting
ACRogue - Ship Visual - British Lion wheel.png British Lion wheel A wheel representing the British Empire. Completing the Brest fleet mission
ACRogue - Ship Visual - Jackdaw's wheel.png Jackdaw's wheel A wheel that once turned the rudder of the legendary Edward Kenway's ship, the Jackdaw.
ACRogue - Ship Visual - Kraken wheel.png Kraken wheel A wheel with the tentacles of the mythical kraken carved into it. Completing all legendary battles
ACRogue - Ship Visual - The Aquila's wheel.png The Aquila's wheel A wheel that will one day belong to Connor's ship, the Aquila. Crafting
ACRogue - Ship Visual - Blackbeard's wheel.png Blackbeard's wheel A wheel that once belonged to Blackbeard's ship, the Queen Anne's revenge. Crafting

Trivia

  • The Morrigan's default sails and figurehead featured intricate wolves in their design.
  • The ship was named after the Irish goddess Morrigan, as referenced in the descriptions of the Wolf wheel and Wolf figurehead.
  • The quotes and dialogues of the Morrigan's crew change when Shay reclaims the ship from the Assassins, showing that the crew members that Gist recruited replaced those serving the Assassins. Also, the uniforms and appearances of the crew members change.
  • Like the Jackdaw, the Morrigan's equipment at Elite level, including puckle guns and mortars, are plated gold, but the cannons' appearance does not change. The burning oil barrels become reddish-brown. The Elite hull upgrade gives the Morrigan a crimson colored hull with silver plating on the hull and deck.
  • Like with the Jackdaw and the Aquila, the Morrigan presents cannons on her top deck, despite this being historically inaccurate due to the hazards they present while sailing the ship. The inconsistence is overlooked as a way to display upgrade progression.
  • In the memory "A Long Walk and a Short Drop", the flag Shay cuts down from the Morrigan's mast bears the Assassin insignia, even though the flag he flew during his Assassin years did not have such an insignia. It's possible the Assassins switched the flag in the period that Shay was believed dead. Also, despite being a privateer ship working for the French Navy, it flew the Royal Navy flag in its fore mast.
  • If the Morrigan was fully upgraded with her default wolf sails and figurehead, her appearance became very similar to pirate hunter brigs that the pirate Edward Kenway faced during the Golden Age of Piracy.
  • Historically, carronades were not available aboard naval ships until at least the 1770s.
  • Despite promotional materials referring to the Morrigan's weapons as "advanced Templar weapons", all of her armaments were acquired during her time as an Assassin vessel, with carronades already equipped when she was a Royal Navy vessel, before that.
  • In real life, with 34 cannons, the Morrigan would be classified as a fifth-rate frigate by the standard classification of the Royal Navy.

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Appearances

References

  1. Assassin's Creed: Rogue
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Assassin's Creed: Rogue [citation needed]

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