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Much Ado About Drinking was a virtual representation of one of Jacob Frye's genetic memories, relived by a Helix initiate through the Helix Navigator.


Duleep Singh identified an associate of the Royal Jeweller, and Jacob offered to interrogate him for the location of the Koh-i-Noor diamond.


Jacob met Evie and Duleep outside a nearby pub.

  • Duleep: I put my ear to the ground and found someone who may know the location of the Koh-i-Noor diamond.
  • Jacob: Excellent. Heists are my favourite.
  • Duleep: A man by the name of Cornelius Toti-Button-
  • Jacob: Beer-drinker... What? I can tell.
  • Duleep: He is apparently a friend of the Royal Jeweller.
  • Evie: How will we find him?
  • Duleep: He frequents a pub in the City of London borough called "The George".
  • Jacob: Sounds like the sort of man I know how to deal with.
  • Evie: Don't be ridiculous-
  • Jacob: Fret not, dearest sister! I will take care of this one on my own.
  • Duleep: Come find me in Westminster when you have the information we need.

Jacob traveled to The George and located Cornelius Toti-Button.

  • Jacob: Not with the Royal Jeweller this evening? It's a shame to drink alone.
  • Cornelius: Whatever it is you want from me, I'm not interested. What I am interested in is ordering another pint.
  • Jacob: I'll tell you what: if I can out-drink you, you tell me where the famous Koh-i-Noor diamond is located.
  • Cornelius: Ha ha ha! You think you can drink me under the table? That's a lot to wager on a losing battle.
  • Jacob: I'll take that as an accepted challenge then. Barkeep?! Two pints over here!

Jacob and Cornelius drank continuously. The next morning, Jacob woke up from a haystack, hungover and wearing only his attire for bare-knuckle fights.

  • Jacob: Oi, my gut... What happened last night? ...Well, I'll never make it back to the train in this state. I'll have to try to remember what happened... I know I was at a pub... but which one?

On the way to The George, Jacob passed by Charles Dickens.

  • Dickens: Ah, you survived the night I see. I wasn't sure what would become of you!

Jacob entered the pub and spoke with the bartender.

  • Bartender: You're back! I thought I'd seen the last of you when you sauntered off to that shooting competition!

The night before, Jacob and Cornelius went to an alley outside The Cauldron and Stewpot.

  • Cornelius: The name of the game is-
  • Jacob: Shoot the Bottle?
  • Cornelius: Precisely! Can you do it?
  • Jacob: Can you tell me where the diamond is?
  • Cornelius: You have to beat me at this first!

Jacob shot a number of glass bottles while drunk, with Cornelius reacting accordingly.

  • Cornelius: James is a pretty good shot!
    What, are you drunk or something?
    You're a good shot! Better than I ever would have guessed!

Jacob followed Cornelius to another spot for the shooting game. Again, Cornelius reacted accordingly to Jacob's performance.

  • Cornelius: The next pint's on me!
    Oooh, that's too bad!
    You're a good shot! Better than I ever would have guessed!
    We're done with this pub but not done for the night! Onto the Bricklayers' Arms with you, Johnnie-boy! Follow me!
  • Jacob: It's Jacob!

At the Bricklayers' Arms, Jacob relieved himself against the wall while Cornelius got his attention.

  • Cornelius: Jack! Did you see that? Who did that?
  • Jacob: Who did what? Never mind, Cornelius. Just tell me where the diamond is.
  • Cornelius: Someone spilled it! Some bastard spilled my beer!
  • Jacob: Listen-
  • Cornelius: Beer!
  • Jacob: Fine! I'll find the fool that did this!

Jacob began an investigation in the pub.


  • Dickens (Spilled drink): By Jove! Spill someone's drink? Why would I ever do such a nasty thing?!
  • Dickens (Blighters): Sour bunch. Dwindling in number but absolute terrors in this particular neighbourhood.
  • Dickens (Card game): One for the books, or so I heard. Lots of sweat, blood, and tears last night. Those Blighters can put on quite a show. Walk away with full pockets from those games, they do.
  • Dickens (accused): Most times you'd be right, but I swear I'm as innocent as a hot-house flower. That Cornelius can be a real tit, though. I'm sure he had it coming.
  • Brutus (Spilled drink): The pettiest thing someone can do, if you ask me. You have to have one ugly personality to do that, you do.
  • Brutus (Poker Game): Last night's game? Why, I won that fair and square! If Cornelius is still goin' on about that, he deserves a kick in the mouth. His money is mine, and there's nothing he can do about it.
  • Cornelius (Spilled drink): I was talking to that yarn-spinning oaf, Dickens when I turn back to my drink and it's all over the place! I bet you good money those evil Blighters did this!
  • Cornelius (Enemies?): What about 'em? I hate those bastards! They love to terrorize me. You need to do something about them.
  • Cornelius (Card game): You've got the wrong man. I haven't played a game of card in a dog's age! Heh heh...


  • Deck of cards - A card game; recently played.
  • Empty beer mug - The beer is all over the floor, and several people seemed to have stepped in it... Maybe there's a lead somewhere in those trails?


Cornelius was accused of spilling the drink.

  • Cornelius: You think I spilled my own beer?! Ludicrous!... Wait... Maybe I did...

The Blighters came and accosted Jacob.

  • Brutus: There he is! Come fight me like a real man. Skins and fists!

Jacob dressed down and fought the two thugs hand-to-hand.

  • Jacob: We better get out of here before they start asking for more.

Jacob escorted Cornelius out of the pub.

  • Cornelius: That was a bit frightening now, wasn't it? I think I'm going to be sick...
  • Jacob: None of that now, come let's get you home.
  • Cornelius: I don't think I can stand.
  • Jacob: You must be joking.

Jacob followed Cornelius, who was then held at gunpoint by a thug in an alleyway.

  • Thug: Your purse, drunkard! Give up your purse!
  • Cornelius: Help me! What did I do to deserve this!

Jacob shot the thug and Cornelius was freed.

  • Cornelius: Oh, Joseph. I'm so glad to have a friend to join me.

Jacob followed Cornelius until a pair of Blighters attacked.

  • Blighter 1: You're the nitwit from the pub!
  • Blighter 2: Let's make 'em sorry for pokin' their nose in the wrong places!

Jacob fought off and killed the Blighters.

  • Cornelius: We had such fun! We should do this every night!
  • Jacob: Are you still talking?
  • Cornelius: I think I overdid it tonight. Oh well, I'll sleep it off.

Jacob followed Cornelius to Cornelius' house.

  • Cornelius: This is my place. You're a good drinker you know. You might be better than me.
  • Jacob: I am! And never you forget it!
  • Cornelius: Goodnight then, Julia-
  • Jacob: But wait-

Jacob's recollection ended. The morning after, he left to find Cornelius.

  • Jacob: At least I know where to find him...

Jacob went to Cornelius' house, but Cornelius was not there.

  • Jacob: Where is that Button fool?

Jacob located Cornelius asleep in a nearby tree. Jacob kicked the tree, causing Cornelius to fall down.

  • Jacob: How did you get up here? I walked you home!
  • Cornelius: Jacob-
  • Jacob: Finally! Now tell me. Where is the bloody diamond?
  • Cornelius: Does this technically count as winning? Alright, alright! It's in the Tower of London, surprise. It's being held there until tonight's gala finishes and then it will be shipped back to the Royal Jeweller for another cutting.
  • Jacob: Many thanks, Buttons!
  • Cornelius: Now hold on right there-


After a long night of drinking and carousing, Jacob learned the location of the Koh-i-Noor diamond in London.



Assassin's Creed: Syndicate memories
Main memories
Sequence 1: A Spanner in the Works
A Spanner in the Works
Sequence 2: A Simple Plan
A Simple Plan
Sequence 3: A Modern Babylon
Somewhere That's Green - Abberline, We Presume - To Catch an Urchin - Gang War (Whitechapel) - Freedom of the Press
Sequence 4: A Quick and Reliable Remedy
The Crate Escape - A Spoonful of Syrup - Unnatural Selection - On the Origin of Syrup - Cable News - Playing It by Ear - Overdose
Sequence 5: The Perils of Business
A Room with a View - Friendly Competition - Breaking News - The Lady with the Lamp - Research and Development - Survival of the Fittest - End of the Line
Sequence 6: A Run on the Bank
A Case of Identity - One Good Deed - A Spot of Tea - A Thorne in the Side - A Bad Penny
Sequence 7: All is Fair in Politics
Playing Politics - The Bodyguard - Driving Mrs. Disraeli - Change of Plans - Unbreaking the Bank - Motion to Impeach
Sequence 8: The Joys of Freedom
Strange Bedfellows - Triple Theft - Fun and Games - Final Act
Sequence 9: Shall We Dance?
Double Trouble - Dress to Impress - Family Politics - A Night to Remember
Pressed Flowers
London Stories
Charles Dickens
Spring-Heeled Jack - Hell's Bells - Recollection - 50 Berkeley Square - Dead Letters - The Terror of London - Our Mutual Friend - An Artful Plan
Charles Darwin
The Berlin Specimen - An Abominable Mystery - Defamation - Cruel Caricature - A Struggle for Existence - Darwin's Orchid
Karl Marx
Cat and Mouse - Where There is Smoke - Anarchist Intervention - An Explosive End - Vox Populi
Queen Victoria
Operation: Dynamite Boat - Operation: Locomotive - Operation: Drive for Lives - Operation: Westminster
Train Hideout
Stalk the Stalker - Nigel in for the Chop - Hullo Mr. Gatling - Runaway Train - A Long Night Out on the Town
The Dreadful Crimes
A Simple Matter of Murder! - The Case of the Conflicted Courtship - Death Stalks the Colonel - The Fiend of Fleet Street - The Mystery of the Twice-Dead Professor! - Locked in... to Die! - The Most Hated Man in London - Next Stop: Murder! - Conjuring up a Killing! - Murder at the Palace!
Duleep Singh
A Good Shot - Information Intercepted - Stealing from the Poor - A Golden Path - A Good Send-Off - Off the Rails - Much Ado About Drinking - The Great Jewel Heist - The Sandman - The Final Showdown
Associate Activities
Bounty Hunts
Ivan Bunbury - Harvey Hughes - Maude Foster - David O'Donnell - Leopold Bacchus - Mildred Graves - Jesse Butler - Sylvia Duke - Milton King - Gilbert Fowler - Anna Abramson - Albie Vassell - Simon Chase - Emmet Sedgwick - George Scrivens - Homer Dalton - Harrison Harley - Wade Lynton
Templar Hunts
Martin ChurchThe Lambeth BulliesThe FletchersBeatrice GribbleThe Slaughterhouse Siblings Eveline DipperThomas BlackrootLouis BlakePeter NeedhamArgus and Rose BartlettMyrtle PlattPhillip BeckenridgeThe Jekyll BrothersTom EcclestonCaptain Hargrave IIHarold DrakeWallace BoneEdgar Collicott and Bodyguard
Gang Strongholds
Spitalfields - Battersea Bellows - Echostreet Alley - The Mint - Jacob's Island - Field Lane - Black Swan Yard - Rosemary Lane - Clare Market - St. Giles Rookery - Devil's Acre - Blue Anchor Alley
Gang Wars
City of London - Lambeth - Southwark - The Thames - Whitechapel - The Strand - Westminster
World War I
The Darkest Hour
Spy Hunts
The Apothecary Twins - The Magpie - The Master Spy
Spy Hideouts
Hopton's - Clarence Stock House - 17 Walpole Lane
The Darwin and Dickens Conspiracy - Runaway Train - A Long Night Out on the Town - The Dreadful Crimes - The Last Maharaja
Jack the Ripper
Sequence 10: A Monster's Creed
Prologue - Autumn of Terror - The Unfortunates - The Lady Talks - Letters of Intent - Prisoners - Loose Ends - The Mother of All Crimes - Family Reunion - Live by the Creed, Die by the Creed
Bounty Hunts
David Jack-Emmings - Woody Shinnings
Cargo Hijack
Opium Cargo - Egyptian Spoils
Close the Fight Clubs
Mitre Square - Cock Lane
Lost Women
Lost Women - Lost in the City
The Ripper Letters
From Hell - Saucy Jack - Dear Boss
Carriage of Justice
John Pizer - Seweryn Klosowski - Robert Donston Stephenson
Jack's Lieutenants
City of London - Whitechapel
Walk of Shame
Walk of Shame - Shameful Abuse
Brothel Attack
Ludgate Hill Brothel - Gracechurch Street Brothel - Buck's Row Brothel
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